Tuesday sports roundup: Knothe hits game-winner in exciting win over Pipestone Area


Tuesday night area sports roundup:

Boys basketball

Worthington 63, Pipestone Area 62

PIPESTONE – Kaleb Knothe scored the game-winning shot in the Worthington Trojans’ conference victory against Pipestone Area on Tuesday night.

The Trojans led the Arrows by one point with 10 seconds remaining. Pipestone Area missed its first go-ahead shot, but grabbed an offensive rebound and took the lead on a second attempt. Worthington ran up the court and Knothe scored his winning basket on a running lay-up as time expired.


“The whole bench mobbed him,” said Worthington coach Clint Meyer. “He led us down the stretch and hit clutch shots.”

Worthington trailed the Arrows much of the game, but gained a lead in the final three minutes as Knothe was fouled on a made 3-point shot and converted on the free throw. The swing gave the Trojans a one-point lead after trailing by as much as nine in the second half.

“Our guys played hard defensively down the stretch,” said Meyer. “It was a loud atmosphere, but they did a good job responding, we made adjustments and took away some guys of theirs.”

The leading scorer for the Arrows was Rysley Borman with 15 points. Borman scored 13 of his points in the first half. Merrick Heidebrink scored 14.

Knothe led the Trojans in scoring with 24 points. Abagotte Opiew scored 15.

The Trojans’ season record improved to 14-3. WHS plays next at home on Friday against Redwood Valley.

Worthington 31 63

Pipestone Area 33 62


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Windom Area 108, MLA/C 94

WINDOM -- Just another exciting performance by the Windom Area Eagles.

The Eagles are averaging 90.8 points per game this season, and on Tuesday they beat Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey 108-94.

Henry Erickson led WAHS with 46 points. Grayson Elder scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers. Drew Rothenberger had 16 points and Abe McKibbin 13. McKibbin also had 11 rebounds.

Alex Karschnik scored 26 for MLA/C and teammate Carter Olson had 18.

Windom Area moved to 13-7 with the victory.

MLA/C 59 94

Windom Area 62 108


W-WG 68, MCW 61

WESTBROOK – Three players scored double-digit points for Westbrook-Walnut Grove in a 68-61 victory over Martin County West.

Kole Curry and Hudsen Jenniges scored 19 points apiece for the Chargers. Dan Kleven scored 16, and Adyn Vue scored nine.

The leading scorers for the Mavericks were Zach Anderson and Mitchell Weber with 21 points respectively. Jacob Clarke and Hunter Schmidt scored seven each.

W-WG improved its season record to 16-2. The Chargers play at home on Thursday against Springfield.

MCW 23 61

W-WG 34 68

Luverne 80, H-BC 67


LUVERNE – Carter Sehr scored 28 points and Gavin DeBeer scored 27 for Luverne in a non-conference victory over Hills-Beaver Creek.

The trio of Landon Ahrendt, Marcus Feit, and Elijah Woodley scored six apiece for the Cardinals.

Beau Bakken led the Patriots in scoring with 22 points. Brock Harnack scored 19 and Sawyer Bosch had nine.

Luverne’s season record is now 10-9. The Patriots’ record falls to 8-10.

The Cardinals next game is on the road on Friday against Windom Area. H-BC travels to play Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda on Thursday.

H-BC 38 67

Luverne 49 80

JCC 62, Fairmont 44


JACKSON – Jackson County Central defeated Fairmont in a physical boys basketball game that saw both teams lack perimeter shooting.

Roman Voss scored 20 points for the Huskies. Erik Hesebeck scored 12.

The Huskies started the second half on a 12-1 run.

Levi Pooley scored 10 points for Fairmont.

The Huskies’ season record improved to 11-7. JCC travels to Marshall on Friday.

Fairmont 20 44

JCC 33 62

Girls basketball


Luverne 63, MCW 23

SHERBURN – Elizabeth Wagner scored 25 points for Luverne in a victory over Martin County West. Wagner set the Luverne all-time scoring record last Friday.

Christina Wagner, Sarah Stegenga, Kira John and Kiesli Smith scored six points each for the Cardinals.

The leading scorer for MCW was Emily Anderson with nine points.

Luverne improves its season record to 16-3. The Cardinals play at home against Adrian/Ellsworth on Thursday.

Luverne 32 63

MCW 12 23

West Lyon 49, S-O 40

INWOOD, IA – The Sibley-Ocheyedan girls basketball team lost to Siouxland conference rival West Lyon on Tuesday night 49-40. The Generals’ season record is 18-3.

The leading scorer for S-O was Marissa Ackerman with 14 points. Zoe Ackerman scored 12 and Bria Wasmund had nine.

The Generals were 14-of-38 on field goal attempts. The Generals were 2-of-13 from 3-point range.

The leading rebounder for the Generals was Madison Brouwer with nine boards. The Generals’ team total was 20 rebounds. Wasmund had four assists.

The Wildcast improved their season record to 15-5. West Lyon lost earlier this season to S-O by a score of 65-49.


St. James Quadrangular

ST. JAMES -- The Adrian/Ellsworth Dragons achieved dominance over the Worthington Trojans at the St. James Area Triangular, thumping their I-90 rivals by a 59-8 score. The Trojans went 1-1 in their other two matchups, losing to St. James Area 42-36 and beating Springfield 54-27.

A/E got on-mat wins from Moe Erdman, Travis Weiss, Charger Erlandson, Jesse Bullerman, Rilee Heidebrink, Breyer Hieronimus, Micah Bullerman and Cameron Wieneke in its match with WHS. The Trojans got a 12-4 major decision from 132-pounder Oscar Galvez over Jackson Jenniges and a 15-5 major decision from Miat Htoo at 145 pounds over Bruce Farinella.

St. James Area won the final four matches to pull off its win over Worthington. The Trojan match winners were Saul Galvez, Alex Galvez, Dalton Larson, Oscar Galvez, Htoo, Josiah Banegas and Chase Byrne. Saul and Alex Galvez, Larson, Htoo and Byrne won by fall.

Worthington victories against Springfield (not including forfeits) were gained by Saul Galvez, Larson, Moo Bleh, Miat Htoo and Eh Day Htoo.

Boys hockey

Marshall 11, Worthington 0

MARSHALL – Five goals in the first period pushed the Marshall Tigers to victory over the Worthington Trojans.

Sam Schwarz was the leading scorer for the Tigers with two goals. Joey Fossum, Talan Plante, Parker Schmitt, Zachary Kramer, Sean Nwaiga, Isaac Gross, Owen Renslow, Jett Wing, and Luke Ehlers all netted goals for Marshall.

Worthington had three trips to the penalty box, all of which came in the second period.

Worthington falls to 3-15. The Trojans (3-15) travel to play Winona/Cotter on Friday.

Worthington 0 0 0 – 0

Marshall 5 3 3 – 11

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