Tuesday sports roundup: Both Worthington hockey teams win

Tuesday night sports: Worthington boys, girls hockey teams win

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Tuesday high school sports roundup:

Boys hockey

Worthington 7, Waseca 4

WASECA -- Working hard together, the Worthington Trojans boys hockey team moved out to an early lead and defeated host Waseca 7-4 on Tuesday. The visitors outscored the hosts 3-1 in the first period -- getting the first two goals of the game -- and led 6-1 after two periods.

Worthington is 1-1 on the young season.


“We’re always happy to get a win,” said Trojans head coach Tyler Nienkerk. “It obviously wasn’t our prettiest game. We’re missing a couple of guys due to illness.

“I think we out-worked ‘em. We got the pucks in the net and we limited their good chances.”

Konner Honius had two Worthington goals, including the game’s first. Single goals were scored by Trojans Blake Ahrenstorff, Ian Bumgardner, Alec Langerud, Blake Luinenberg and Dylan Dykstra.

Worthington 3 3 1 -- 7

Waseca 1 0 3 -- 4

Girls Hockey

Worthington 6, Austin 5

AUSTIN -- Kessey Aljets scored two shorthanded goals in the third period to lead the Worthington girls hockey team to a 6-5 victory over Austin Tuesday night.


Worthington had 26 shots on goal while Austin ended with 41 on the night.

Trojan goaltender Lillyan Newman had 36 saves.

“The girls picked up their game tonight, and we had great passing,'' said Trojan coach Chad Nickel.

Worthington gymnasts win

LUVERNE -- Sophomore Hali Bullerman won three events and the all-around to lead the Worthington girls gymnastics team to a 140.475 to 131.700 victory over the Luverne Cardinals here Tuesday night.

Bullerman won the vault (9.3), the balance beam (8.95) and the floor exercise (9.125) to lead coach Joni Reitmeier’s Trojans. Bullerman, who was second to teammate Mekyla Nystrom (9.075) in the uneven parallel bars, won the all-around with a score of 36.225.

“It was our first road match of the year, which is always a little nerve-racking,” said Reitmeier. “We had a few too many falls on the balance beam, but overall it was a good night for us.”

Nysrom, who was third on the beam (8.475), finished second in all-around (35.275).


Worthington’s Kelsey Soleta was second on the vault (9.125), while Ivy Jenson was third on the vault (9.05) and second on the beam (8.525). Also, WHS’s Olivia Barber was third in floor exercise (8.475).

Luverne’s Ella Reisdorfer finished third in all-around (34.725). She was third on bars (8.55) and second in floor exercise (8.975).

In the JV match, Worthington won 131.75-110.95.

The Trojans are at New London-Spicer for a quadrangular meet on Friday.

Boys Basketball

SWC 83, R-T-R 72

EDGERTON -- Carter Van Hulzen scored 27 points with 10 rebounds and four blocks to lead Southwest Minnesota Christian to victory over Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.

Micah Schaap had 25 points with six assists, five rebounds, four steals and three blocks. Cole Walhof had 10 points. Cody Van’t Hof had seven points, 10 assists and five rebounds.

Southwest made 20 of 25 free throws and R-T-R made 17 of 21.

Aiden Wichmann scored 34 points for R-T-R.

R-T-R 35 72

SWC 37 83

Lakeview 61, MCC 45

SLAYTON -- Lakeview’s Nathan Fenske finished with 25 points to lead the Lakers to a win against Murray County Central. Teammates Owen Louwagie and Koltin Molder each had 10 points.

MCC’s Chant Mitchell scored 14 points while hitting 7 of 13 shots from the floor. Teammate Nate Kleven had 14, hitting 6 of 9. Tanner Graphenteen ended with six points and Derek Kluis scored five.

MCC is 1-2 while Lakeview is 3-0 on the season.

Okoboji 82, Sibley-Ocheyedan 59

OKOBOJI, Iowa -- Lucas Lorenzen scored nearly half of his team's points as Okoboji rushed past Sibley-Ocheyedan.

Lorenzen finished with 40 counters. Keagan Van Westen led the Generals with 15 while Jonny Santana had 11 and Logan Bruxvoort 10.

Bruxvoort also had six rebounds. Sam Chambers had five assists for S-).

Sibley-Ocheyedan 20 34 47 59

Okoboji 24 45 68 82

Girls basketball

MLA/C 59, Adrian/Ellsworth 44

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Brooke Naas scored 24 points and the Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey girls basketball team beat Adrian/Ellsworth by 15. Kate Jansen and Jaci Tollefson both added 11 points for the winners, who hit 12 of 16 free throws compared to A/E’s six of 14.

Julia Bullerman scored 9 points for the Dragons. Teammates Katie Buntjer and Sadie Krahling each had eight.

MLA/C is 1-2 on the season.

Adrian/Ellsworth 20 44

MLA-Comfrey 31 59

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