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Tuesday sports roundup: Marshall, Windom Area volleyball teams victorious

The long and storied rivalry between Windom Area and Jackson County Central just goes on and on.

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Tuesday night high school sports roundup:

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Volleyball

Marshall 3, Worthington 0

MARSHALL -- The Marshall Tigers, always the team to beat in the Big South Conference, went into Tuesday’s volleyball match with the Worthington Trojans as the No. 1-ranked Class AAA team in the state.

They didn’t do anything to put that ranking in jeopardy against the Trojans, winning on scores of 25-8, 25-8 and 25-9.

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Tarren Spartz led Worthington with eight kills and nine digs. Ellie Weg had two kills and six digs. And Regan Schaeffer had six digs.

Addison Gerber had 14 set assists and Weg had three blocks.

Windom Area 3, JCC 1

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JACKSON -- The long and storied rivalry between Windom Area and Jackson County Central just goes on and on, and in this one the visiting Eagles got the better of it in four very tight games. JCC won the opener 25-23 and Windom Area won the last three on identical 25-23 scores.

In the JCC Tournament on Saturday, the Huskies beat Windom Area two games to none. Windom Area now has the bragging rights.

Tristyn Maras was credited with strong serving for WAHS, and freshman setter Anja Nielsen did an outstanding job turning things in the Eagles’ favor.“They served aggressive,” said JCC head coach Deidre Wierson, who said her own team was inconsistent.

For JCC, Maci Farmer had 50 set assists. Emma Haren had 17 digs and 24 kills. Brittany Tufvesson added 10 kills and Elise Paplow was 20-for-20 serving with 14 digs.

Westbrook 3, SWC 1

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WESTBROOK -- Westbrook-Walnut Grove’s Isabel Klumper served 24 -for-25 with 13 digs to help the Chargers win in four sets over Southwest Christian. Scores were 24-26, 25-20, 25-18, 25-20.

W-WG’s Addeson Jenniges was 17-for-17 serving, with 12 digs and 40 set assists. Jessica Harder served 19-for19. Natalie Wahl had 16 kills while Carlie Ross had 13 kills. Isabella Rentschler ended with 26 digs and Macie Christians had 12 digs. Teammate Ella Knakmuhs finished with six kills.

MCC 3, RRC 2

LAMBERTON -- Red Rock Central’s Sondra Rindfleish had 14 kills and 16 digs though the team lost in five sets to Murray County Central. Scores were 25-15, 20-25, 12-25, 25-23, 16-14.

RRC’s Emily DeCock had 24 set assists and 17 digs. Teammate Reilly Hubin had 10 set assists and 12 digs. Jayden Steen ended with 14 digs. Ella Erickson finished with 13 digs. Josie Horning had eight kills and Jada Radmaker had six kills.

MLA/C 3, H-BC 0

HILLS — Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey swept host Hills-Beaver Creek 25-19, 25-13, 25-19.

Lanae Elbers had 11 kills and three blocks for H-BC. Teammates Olivia Bork was 12-for-14 serving with two aces and Larissa Steinhoff had 12 digs.

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Cross country

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JACKSON -- Tuesday’s Jackson County Central meet, scheduled for the Jackson Country Club, was canceled due to hot weather. Teams scheduled to compete were JCC, Worthington, Adrian/Ellsworth, Blue Earth Area, Heron Lake-Okabena, Luverne, Madelia-Truman, Mountain Lake Area, Springfield and Windom Area.

Worthington head coach Cory Smidt said he was disappointed in the cancellation. His Trojan boys squad is ranked No. 1 in the state among Class AA teams.

“We have to have a meet a week,” he said Tuesday night, adding that he’ll try to get his Trojans inserted into another meet later this week.

Girls soccer

Waseca 7, Worthington 1

WASECA -- For the second game in a row, the Trojans scored a goal. It came in the final five minutes and it was scored by forward Cristy Banegas with an assist from Sahyra Talamantes.

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Worthington head coach Anne Greenway said it was a “messy goal” with a lot of players gathered together in front of the Waseca net. But it was the second Trojan goal in nine games this season.

Worthington (0-8-1) scored its first goal of the season last Thursday in a 4-1 loss to Mankato Loyola. That, too, was scored by Banegas. Leidy Chavez was credited with the assist.

“I think our offensive game this season has definitely picked up. And we’re pressuring the net better now,” Greenway said.

Greenway made it a goal for her Trojans this year to become more of an offensive team, and she said Tuesday that it’s beginning to take shape.

Worthington 0 1 -- 1

Waseca 1 6 -- 7

Girls tennis
Marshall 6, Worthington 1

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MARSHALL — Worthington's Ivy Jenson, returning to action after a knee injury sustained in 2021, defeated Marshall's Siri Christensen 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 singles for the Trojan's only win in a 6-1 loss to Marshall.

Marshall won at No. 1 singles as Regan Loft beat Brooke Nordseth 6-4, 6-1; at No. 2 singles as Taylor Depover beat Taylor Nordseth 6-0, 6-0; and at No. 3 singles as Naomi Schroeder topped Taya Oberloh 7-6 (2), 4-6, 10-8.

The Tigers also won all three doubles matches. Taylor Miller and Cecily Aufenthie defeated Worthington's Bryn Donkersloot and Hannah McNab 6-3, 6-0 at first doubles. Eliza Holmgren and Olivia Penske bested Riley Nickel and Sadie Nickel 6-0, 6-1 at second doubles. And Reese Graven and Reagan Boerboom won 6-3, 6-2 over Gabby Martinez Perez and Taylor Michelson at third doubles.

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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