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The Drill: Three-sport star Jazlynn Prins especially fond of basketball

EDGERTON -- Jazlynn Prins plays basketball, volleyball and softball at Southwest Minnesota Christian High School, and you might easily say she's been blessed. The Eagles are annually highly competitive in all three sports, and Prins is an importa...

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EDGERTON -- Jazlynn Prins plays basketball, volleyball and softball at Southwest Minnesota Christian High School, and you might easily say she’s been blessed. The Eagles are annually highly competitive in all three sports, and Prins is an important player in all three sports.

Basketball fans might be encouraged to know that she considers the winter game to be her favorite sport.

“I enjoy the grind of the season, the hard practices, overall the team chemistry that we have,” Prins said. “It’s a long, long season, so we really get to know each other well throughout the season.”

Southwest Christian returns to the floor after having compiled a 16-0 record last season within the Red Rock Conference. But they didn’t get to the state tournament.

Might they make it in 2019?

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You never know. Of course, there are lots of other teams out there with dreams of their own. Every high school team starts over from scratch. Seniors have graduated, newcomers are untested. But Prins -- now a junior -- has already been tested under fire. She’s a solid all-around player, and this year she’s ready to take on more of a leadership role.

The Globe interviewed the blond-haired, blue-eyed Eagle recently for The Drill. You can see the video online at www.dglobe.com . Here’s a sample of the interview:

QUESTION: What’s the basketball outlook for 2018-19? Do you think the Eagles have what it takes to go far?

ANSWER: “I think one of the things we’re going to work on this year is becoming a fast-paced team like we have been in the past, and that has worked well for us. It’s a more effective way for us for our defense not to get set up. The faster we push the ball, the more we’ll score.”

QUESTION: How do see your role this year? Will it change?

ANSWER: “My role this year will probably be taking the ball a little more, ‘cuz we lost some of our guards. But really just to be a vocal leader and to lead by example throughout the whole season.”

QUESTION: What’s your favorite sports memory?

ANSWER: “One of the most exciting memories for me would be during my freshman year when we went to state in basketball. Especially since it was my first year, it was just a lot of fun to experience that with my team.”

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Doug Wolter joined the Worthington Globe in December of 1983 as a sports reporter. He later became sports editor, and then news editor and managing editor. In 2006 he moved to Mankato with his wife, Sandy, and served as an editor at the Mankato Free Press. In 2013 he and Sandy returned to Worthington to take up the job of sports editor at The Globe, and they have been in Worthington since.

Doug can be reached at dwolter@dglobe.com.
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