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Weekend prep roundup: Eggers, Trojan gymnasts shine in Marshall

DAILY GLOBE The new year of high school sports began in earnest on Saturday, with action centered upon wrestling, gymnastics, boys and girls basketball and hockey. Here's a wrapup:GymnasticsMarshall InvitationalFreshman Taylor Eggers established ...

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The new year of high school sports began in earnest on Saturday, with action centered upon wrestling, gymnastics, boys and girls basketball and hockey. Here’s a wrapup:
Gymnastics
Marshall Invitational
Freshman Taylor Eggers established a new Worthington High School individual record on the floor exercise and the WHS team set another team record for the floor event in the Marshall Invite.
Eggers’ 9.6 on the floor placed her second overall in the eight-team meet. The Trojans’ 37.85 on the floor also surpassed the previous record.
Willmar won the meet with 143.75 points, followed by Worthington 138.35, Benson 133.3, New Ulm 129.55, Redwood Valley 127.25, Windom/Mountain Lake 121.35, Pipestone Area 115.475 and Marshall 107.95.
Eggers also placed third in the vault (9.175), fifth on bars (8.325) and was third in the all-around (35.45). Teammate McKenna Prunty was third on beam (8.9), fifth on floor (9.45) and fourth in the all-around (34.85). Maria Contreras was fourth on floor (9.55).
WHS head coach Joni Reitmeier said the Trojans were shaky on their first two events, the vault and bars. But the next event, the balance beam, was “awesome. And we built from there.”
Wrestling
Pipestone Invitational
Wabasso/Red Rock Central enjoyed a good day in Pipestone with five victories - a 49-19 win over host Pipestone Area, a 37-26 win over Cedar Rapids Jefferson, a 36-22 win over Luverne, a 45-18 win over Medford and a 47-18 win over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove.
In other duals, Pipestone Area beat Medford 74-6, Cedar Rapids Jefferson beat Pipestone Area 39-27, Luverne topped Medford 45-22, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove clipped Luverne 48-28, Jefferson beat TMB/WWG 50-24, TMB/WWG defeated Medford 54-21, Pipestone Area beat TMB/WWG 44-27, Jefferson topped Luverne 52-27, Pipestone Area beat Luverne 24-0 and Jefferson smoked Medford 75-5.
Top wrestlers:
TMB/WWG: Dereck Ellingson (106) was 5-0; Jace Paplow (138-145) was 4-1; Logan Axford (145-152) was 5-0
Pipestone Area: Hunter Burnett (113-120) was 5-0; Michael Suda (120-126) was 4-0; Nathan Westfield (132-138) was 4-1; Garrett Ploeger (170-182) was 3-1; Jamison Vanderwal (182-195) was 3-1; Blake Wolters (285) was 3-1.
W-RRC: Tyson Doubler (132) was 4-1; Jared Schroepfer (138) was 3-0; Brakken Bierl (145-152) was 4-1; Nick Altermatt (170) was 3-1; Devan Liebl (182-195) was 4-1; Cole Anderson (182-195) was 3-1; Cody Coulter (220-285) was 4-0.
Luverne: Will Natte (132-138) was 3-1; Jeremiah Dooyema (152-160) was 3-1; Solomon Nielsen (160-170) was 4-0; Jakob Olson (195-220) was 4-0.
Boys basketball
The Worthington Trojans got off to a poor start against Tea, S.D., in Sioux Falls, trailing 23-4 after the first period en route to a 68-42 setback.
Payton Conrad scored 22 points for Tea. Tyler Linder had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Worthington and Stewart Merrigan had 16 points to go along with eight points.
“We didn’t match their level of intensity and execution,” WHS head coach Clint Meyer said about the Trojans’ start.
Worthington did well inside, however, outrebounding Tea 44-41. Merrigan, a sophomore center, and Linder, a sophomore forward, had good games.
“(Merrigan) played really well from us down low. He was one of the bright spots. He and Linder, both,” Meyer said.
Worthington 4 20 31 42
Tea 23 35 51 68
WORTHINGTON (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) - Othow 0-0-0-0, Boever 0-3-0-6, Calmus 1-0-0-3, Huisman 1-2-0-5, Merrigan 0-3-2-8, Sorenson 1-0-0-3, Linder 0-5-3-13, Braaksma 0-2-0-4. Totals 3-15-5-42.
TEA (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) - J.Hohn 0-0-2-2, N.Freidel 0-4-1-11, E.Freidel 3-2-2-15, Hoff 0-3-0-6, Bohaboj 0-2-2-6, Conrad 0-10-2-22, A.Hohn 0-1-0-2, Barthel 0-1-0-2, Barley 0-1-0-2. Totals 3-24-9-68.

-- Quinton Siebenahler scored 25 points and Nicholas Overgaard added 22, but it wasn’t enough as Redwood Valley defeated Luverne 89-73. Cade Johnson racked up 36 points to lead Redwood.
-- Pipestone Area hosted and defeated Jackson County Central, 73-69, in a tight game all the way. JCC’s Matt Ringkob had an open 3-point shot just before the buzzer, but he couldn’t get it to go down.
Tyl Woelber had 20 points to lead Pipestone Area. Colton Timmer with 22 (10 rebounds) and Bodey Behrends with 13 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks paced the Huskies.
-- Marshall improved to 11-2 with a 50-31 victory over Windom Area.
-- Dawson-Boyd defeated Southwest Christian 57-41.
Girls basketball
Amanda Tersteeg scored 14 points to lead Redwood Valley over Luverne 53-48, overcoming a 24-point performance by Luverne’s Morgan Haugen.
-- Marshall rolled past Windom Area 62-35 after assuming a commanding 42-16 lead at halftime. Emily Buysse scored 17 points for MHS. Madison Maras led Windom Area with 13.
-- Pipestone Area advanced to 8-0 on the season with a solid 71-23 victory over Jackson County Central.
-- Sibley-Ocheyedan downed Trinity Christian 65-39 as Carley Sievert scored 25 points.
Boys hockey
Two days after Luverne lost a tough 7-6 game to Totino-Grace, the Cardinals shut out Hutchinson 8-0 in Luverne. LHS scored five goals in the second period.
The first line scored all eight goals. Chaz Smedsrud finished with five goals and two assists. Jaxon Nelson had two goals and three assists and Kasyn Kruse had one goal and four assists.
Kaden Ericson made 21 saves.
“An excellent team win. I’m extremely proud of the boys tonight,” said head coach Kullen Schroht.

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