Thursday sports roundup: Worthington boys hockey team defeats Redwood Valley


Thursday night high school sports roundup:

Boys hockey

Worthington 6, Redwood 2

REDWOOD FALLS -- The Worthington High School boys hockey team skated to a much-needed win Thursday night in Redwood Falls, tripping the host Cardinals 6-2.

“The boys came out fast from the start, moving well and creating chances,” said head coach Tyler Nienkerk. “Redwood has a good goalie, but we started getting a lot of traffic in front and had some nice shots. Collin Ahlers played a very good game in net.”


Easton Newman scored four of Worthington’s goals, including the first and the last. Caden Van Briesen scored the other two.

Worthington assists were credited to Dawson Duangapai, Spenser Nickel, Ian Bumgardner, Anthony Jimenez and Van Briesen.

Riley Dikken scored two goals for Redwood Valley, which was out-shot 38-25.

The triumph moved the Trojans to 2-14 on the season and snapped an 11-game losing streak. Worthington’s other win this season was also against Redwood Valley, 5-4 on Dec. 20.

Worthington 1 3 2 -- 6

Redwood Valley 0 0 2 -- 2

Girls hockey

Marshall 11, Worthington 0


MARSHALL -- Abigail Foley scored three goals to lead Marshall’s girls hockey offense to a 11-0 blanking of the visiting Worthington Trojans.

Other Marshall goals were scored by Madyson Girard, Brooklyn Mauch, Kayta Waltz, Kendal Beernaert, Ava Kolander, Olivia DeGroot, Olivia Penske and Regan Loft.

The Tigers out-shot Worthington 37-7.

Worthington 0 0 0 -- 0

Marshall 3 4 4 -- 11


Worthington at Montevideo Quad

MONTEVIDEO -- The Worthington Trojans won one match and lost two in the Montevideo wrestling quadrangular.


The lone win was 63-21 against BOLD. The losses were to Minneota 54-19 and Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley 68-3.

In the Minneota match, Trojans Dalton Larson at 120 pounds (fall in 3:32), Ethan Meyer at 132 (7-2 decision), Eh Day Htoo at 170 (10-0 major decision) and Mason Schutz at 220 (fall in 1:23) prevailed.

In the D-B/LQPV match, WHS 113-pounder Alex Galvez earned a win by 7-3 decision.

The big Worthington winners against BOLD were Saul Galvez at 106 (fall in 2:58), Meyer at 132 (7-2 decision) and Miat Htoo at 145 (fall in 2:42).

WCFC will play its first game Saturday, April 29 on the road in Maple Grove, Minnesota at 7 p.m.
The wrestling team had an excellent season with a record of 23-2, and will be competing in the state meet in Rochester which starts on March 30.
The 2022-23 Red Rock Conference boys basketball season came to a close last Saturday as Southwest Minnesota Christian lost 98-57 to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton in the Section 3A semifinals

Pipestone Area 44, Wabasso  30

PIPESTONE – Two pins and three victories by forfeit pushed Pipestone Area to a victory over Wabasso. Miklo Hernandez won his match for the Arrows by pin at 106, and Davis Budden won his match by pin at 138.

Haden Mulvihill won his match at 126 by 6-4 decision for the Arrows. Jackson Melcher won an 8-7 decision at 182. Aiden Voss scored a 10-2 major decision at 195.

Scoring for Wabasso at 113 was Kaysen Harms by fall. Gavin Marotzke won by pin at 145, Adryen Tietz won by pin at 152, Garrett Marotzke won by pin at 160, and Mason Kampsen won by pin at 170.


Girls basketball

SW Christian 70, W-WG 33

EDGERTON -- Madyson Fey and Makenna Moss combined for 38 points as Southwest Minnesota Christian bumped Red Rock Conference rival Westbrook-Walnut Grove.

Fey tallied 20 points and Moss had 18 as the Eagles improved to 16-5 and the Chargers fell to 14-4.

The key statistic was field goal shooting. Southwest converted 65.2 percent of its shots while W-WG made just 27.7 percent.

Fey made two of three 3-point tries and nine of 12 field goals in all. Moss grabbed nine rebounds. Mackenzie Pap had 10 assists.

W-WG 18 33

Southwest 44 70


Windom Area 73, JCC 71

WINDOM -- Windom Eagles’ Alivia Fletcher scored 19 points and Anja Nielsen had 18 points to lead the team to a victory over the Jackson County Central Huskies.

JCC’s Maci Farmer scored 27 points, 13 rebounds, and had four assists. Rylie Cother finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Kylee Wenzel ended with 11 points and seven rebounds. Madelyn Rowe had 11 points and six rebounds.

Windom 31 73

JCC 35 71

MCC 58, HL-O/F 35

SLAYTON -- Jayda Hellewell scored 12 points with six rebounds to lead the Murray County Central Rebels to a win over the Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda Coyotes. Casey Miller finished with 11 points and Mary Lou McNab had 10 points.

HL-O/F’s Anna Fest scored 15 points with eight rebounds.


MCC 22 58

HL-O/F 22 35

S-O 94, HMS 41

SIBLEY, IA – Bria Wasmund scored 21 points and had seven assists for Sibley-Ocheyedan in a victory against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.

Zoe Ackerman scored 19 for the Generals. Olivia Hensch and Marissa Ackerman dropped 13 points apiece. Hensch had three treys. Madison Brouwer had nine points and seven rebounds. Jadyn Jensen scored eight points for S-O.

The Generals had 24 assists, and 16 steals. On 2-point shots the Generals made 32 of their 47 attempts for 68.1 percent.

The Generals’ next game is on Friday at home against a very strong Central Lyon. S-O is 17-1 on the season while Central Lyon is 16-0.

HMS 15 27 33 41

S-O 20 48 78 94

Luverne 70, Fairmont 45

LUVERNE -- Elizabeth Wagner scored 29 points to lead the Luverne Cardinals to a victory over the Fairmont Cardinals. Averill Sehr finished with 18 points.

Brylee Miller scored 15 points and Grace Pendergast had 12 points for Fairmont.

Luverne 37 70

Fairmont 22 45

Edgerton 68, A/E 40

ADRIAN – Alyda Vande Griend scored 22 points for Edgerton in a Red Rock Conference victory over Adrian/Ellsworth.

Elliot Fleischman scored 15 points for Edgerton. Reece Vande Griend and Mateya Gilbertson scored eight points apiece.

The Dragons’ leading scorers were Sadie Krahling and Madeline Wagner with seven points each.

Edgerton 32 68

A/E 22 40

Boys Basketball 

New Ulm 69, Worthington 63

NEW ULM – After trailing by 12 points in the second half the Worthington Trojans cut their deficit to New Ulm to four in the final three minutes. The New Ulm Eagles made key shots down the stretch, including free throws to hold on for a 69-63 victory.

The result evens Worthington’s 2022-23 record against New Ulm at 1-1.

The Eagles’ leading scorer was Colton Benson who scored 31 points. Nathan Firle scored 18 points.

The Eagles’ halfcourt man defense was able to bother Trojans’ shots.

The leading scorer for the Trojans was sophomore Jacari Swinea with 18 points. Abagotte Opiew scored 13 points. Mikele Walu and Zachary Hayenga scored 12 points each.

The Trojans are now 12-3 on the season, while the Eagles have won five straight and improve to 14-4.

The Trojans’ next action is Saturday at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Worthington 26 63

New Ulm 33 69

MCC 64, HL-O/F 54

SLAYTON -- The Murray County Central Rebels’ Christian Tentinger scored 19 points and Aidan Dierks finished with 18 points to lead the team to a win over the Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda Coyotes.

HL-O/F’s Sawyer Drent scored 21 points and Logan Hattendorf had 17 points.

MCC 31 64

HL-O/F 24 54

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