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.
HILLS — Kyle Kueter said it can sometimes be tough to get the low position against opposing players he’s facing. At 6-foot-8, that’s understandable.
ADRIAN — Togetherness. That’s what Avery Balster points to as a main reason for the Adrian volleyball team’s success this season. And in the Section 3A playoffs on Friday night, the Dragons used their balance and teamwork to defeat seventh-seeded Westbrook-Walnut Grove in three sets.
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West is heading into the playoffs healthy and hungry. The Bluejay football team opens the MCAC playoffs on at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Northland.
WESTBROOK — A few weeks ago, Carl Haag said his team caught a spark. A junior running back for the Edgerton/Ellsworth football team, Haag and the Flying Dutchmen started the year 1-5. However, something clicked the last two weeks of the regular season.
WORTHINGTON — For Chris Cerda, it was time to get the clippers. The senior on Worthington’s boys soccer team had been growing his hair for two years with no intent to cut it until the Trojans went back to the state tournament. After the Trojans’ 2-1 victory over Mankato East last Thursday in the Section 2A finals, Cerda made good on his promise.
WORTHINGTON -- Forty minutes wasn't enough to decide Sunday’s Region XIIIA Championship. One overtime didn’t do it either. In an epic, two-overtime thriller, Rochester Community and Technical College defeated Minnesota West 88-84 to win the region and advance to the NJCAA women’s basketball National Tournament.