WORTHINGTON -- Lucas Boever wasn’t pleased with the score in his first golf meet this year. So he did something about it. Boever, a senior on Worthington’s boys golf team, spent his weekend at the course in an effort to improve on his opening-day 49. “I played over the weekend, probably 20-some holes,” Boever said. “That helped a lot, getting out and playing.”
WORTHINGTON -- Haley Grimmius always takes the same approach at the plate, no matter the situation. So when she had the go-ahead run in scoring position in the seventh inning, the ninth-grader on Worthington’s softball team didn’t look at the at-bat any different. “I just think that every time I do the same routine no matter if it’s game-winning or anything,” she said. “I just let that all go out of my mind.”
WORTHINGTON -- Maggie Putnam’s season is off to a great start. A junior on Worthington’s girls golf team, Putnam once again had her team’s best score during Saturday’s Worthington Invitational. Putnam had a 93 to lead the Trojans and placed sixth overall.
WORTHINGTON -- Eli Becker didn’t get much sleep before Friday’s game. But it didn’t seem to bother him. Becker, a senior on Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda’s baseball team, had two hits, scored twice and earned the win on the hill as the Coyotes used a walk-off wild pitch to take a 7-6 victory over Worthington.
WORTHINGTON -- For Payton Marquardt, the first shot said a lot about how his round was going to go. Marquardt, a senior for the Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda golf team, put his tee shot on the first hole right down the middle. “It felt good right off the bat,” Marquardt said. “The first drive was right where I wanted it to be. That gave me a confidence boost.”
WORTHINGTON -- For most of the first half, the Worthington boys basketball team stayed close with the state’s No. 2 ranked team in Class AAA. But Waseca (25-1) used a run late in the first half to pull away en route to an 85-55 victory Thursday night.
WORTHINGTON — Close games can often come down to free throws. On Saturday, the Minnesota West men’s basketball team didn’t make enough. The Bluejays hung close with St. Cloud Technical College, but the Cyclones pulled away late for a 78-71 victory.
WORTHINGTON — Lexie Ramsey likes to play defense. And against St. Cloud Technical College on Saturday, so did the rest of her Minnesota West teammates. The Lady Jay women’s basketball team limited the Cyclones to 35 percent shooting and forced 37 turnovers in a 97-54 victory.
WORTHINGTON — Coming off one of the most successful years in recent history, the Worthington girls hockey team is in a good place. Still, after winning seven games last season and losing only three players to graduation, head coach Chad Nickel isn’t looking ahead, but rather just trying to get his team better each day and take it one game at a time.
WORTHINGTON -- It will be a new look for the Minnesota West men’s basketball team this year. Despite having a new head coach and only two returning players, the Bluejays have high expectations the year after a national tournament run. This year, Taylor Lupton moves from assistant to head coach for the Jays.