Thursday sports roundup: Worthington wrestlers split; MLA/C boys knock off Southwest Christian

Thursday’s high school sports roundup:

Thursday’s high school sports roundup:


Fairmont/MCW Triangular

SHERBURN -- A powerful Fairmont/Martin County West team subdued the Worthington High School wrestlers Thursday night, 54-21. But the Trojans defeated Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 47-30.

Fairmont/MCW got off to a fast start, winning nine of the first 10 weight classes. The Trojans’ Oscar Galvez decisioned Cooper Steuber 5-1 at 113 pounds, but after that the Trojans didn’t win again until 182 where Kent Lais pinned Gage Cyphers.


Worthington also won at 195 and 220 as Tanner Hennings pinned Wyatt Williamson and Cole Hennings pinned Max Olson.

In the LCWM dual, WHS started strong at 106 where Alex Galvez pinned Logan Quade. LCWM won the next three weight classes until the Trojans’ Miat Htoo won by forfeit at 132. Worthington’s Damon Schutz won by fall at 145, as did Jaden Hennings at 160. Tanner and Cole Hennings recorded pins for WHS at 195 and 285 pounds.

PA 60, Luverne 9

PIPESTONE -- Brayden Burmeister (106 pounds), Rogen Smidt (160), Allen Tubbs (182) and Jackson Melcher (170) each won via fall to lead Pipestone Area to a 60-9 victory over Luverne in a wrestling triangular.

Marshall earned a 46-27 victory over Pipestone. The Arrows got wins in that match from Burmeister (pin at 106), Hudson Burnett (major decision at 113), Davis Budden (technical fall at 125 and Jayden Hoss (a pin at Hwt).

Girls Basketball

Windom 73, JCC 39

WINDOM -- Kait Huska canned seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points as Windom Area defeated Jackson County Central Thursday night in a Big South Conference girls basketball game.


Allison Letcher scored 18 points and Delaney Smith added 15 as the Eagles improved to 10-5 overall. Windom Area led by 30 points at halftime.

Maci Farmer had 13 points and 10 rebounds for JCC (4-10). Sadie Voss scored 12 points and Georgianna Wenzel collected 10 rebounds.

Jackson County Central 16 39

Windom Area 46 73

MLA/C 43, W-WG 42

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- With 11 seconds remaining and trailing by a point, Westbrook-Walnut Grove gained possession of the basketball for one final shot that might win the game. Five-ten senior guard Bethany Byers attempted the shot with about three seconds left, but the 10-foot jumper missed and Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey survived.

Byers finished with 15 points, and Isabel Klumper scored 11.

For MLA/C, Anika Fast scored 24 points and Brooke Naas had 12.


W-WG 15 42

MLA/C 23 43

SW Christian 80, HL-O/F 24

OKABENA -- Morgan Pap scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Southwest Christian Eagles to a Red Rock Conference victory over winless Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda.

Rylie Fey scored 11 points. She was one of 11 Eagles to dent the scoring column as Southwest Christian improved to 11-3.

Southwest Christian 38 80

Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 18 24

Boys Basketball

MLA/C 70, SWC 59

EDGERTON -- Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey handed Southwest Christian its second loss of the season, taking a 31-13 early lead and holding on.

The Wolverines made eight 3-point shots in the game and forced the Eagles into an uncharacteristic 23 turnovers.

Southwest hit just five of 27 3-point tries.

Damon Khamvongsa scored 18 points for MLA/C as teammates Jordan Toll had 17, Ethan Nickel 15 and Kolby Kremmin 10.

For the Eagles, now 12-2, Hunter Vander Haar led with 21 counters. Carter Van Hulzen had 12, Dawson Rieck 11 and Micah Schaap 10.

MLA/C 36 70

Southwest Christian 28 59

HLO-F 70, Edgerton 38

FULDA -- Senior standout Eli Fest posted 17 points, 10 rebounds and six steals to lead Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda to a Red Rock Conference victory over the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen.

Junior center Carter Drent scored 16 points and added 10 boards and four assists for the Coyotes, who improved to 12-3 overall and 11-2 in league play.

Sawyer Drent scored nine points for HL-O/F, while Jaeden Strandberg and Brandon Clausen combined for 11.

Edgerton fell to 1-13. The Dutchmen trailed by just eight at halftime but were outscored 45-9 in the second half.

Edgerton 17 38

Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 25 70

H-BC 66, A-E 52

HILLS -- Cole Baker poured in 25 points to lead Hills-Beaver Creek to a Red Rock Conference victory over Adrian-Ellsworth.

Ty Bundesen added 11 points as the victorious Patriots improved to 6-7 overall and 7-6 in Red Rock play.

Peyton Lewis scored 18 points and Anthony Lewis added 14 for Adrian-Ellsworth (1-13).

Adrian-Ellsworth 20 52

Hills-Beaver Creek 35 66

Luverne 83, Fairmont 50

FAIRMONT -- Senior forward Jayson Rops scored 20 points as the Luverne Cardinals defeated Fairmont in a Big South Conference game.

Sophomore Gannon Ahrendt scored 18 points as the Cardinals improved to 11-3.

Nathaniel Cole-Kraty and Bailey Cowell combined for 17 Luverne points.

Zach Jorgensen scored 15 points for Fairmont (6-6).

Luverne 41 83

Fairmont 29 50

W-WG 67, MCC 47

SLAYTON -- Ethan Mischke scored 23 points and Nathan Kuehl added 15 as Westbrook-Walnut Grove defeated the Murray County Central Rebels in a Red Rock Conference game.

Hunter Lien added 12 points for the Chargers, who outscored the Rebels 39-28 in the second half. Westbrook-Walnut Grove won its sixth consecutive game and improved to 12-3 overall.

Senior star Blake Schmitz had 17 points, four assists and four steals for the Rebels. Colton Mitchell scored six points, while Dylan Johnson secured eight rebounds and Nate Kleven hauled down seven. Murray County Central, which saw its four-game winning streak end, fell to 8-5.

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 28 67

Murray County Central 19 47

Boys hockey

New Ulm 7, Worthington 0

NEW ULM -- The Worthington High School hockey teams were nothing if not consistent on Thursday. While the girls squad lost to New Ulm 7-0 in Worthington, the boys lost to the host Eagles by the same 7-0 score.

Jace Addy scored three goals for the New Ulm boys while single goals were put in by AJ Arneson, Josh Gulden, Noah Wilmes and Kadon Strong.

The Eagles out-shot the Trojans 56-14.

Worthington 0 0 0 -- 0

New Ulm 2 2 3 -- 7

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