WORTHINGTON -- For the second day in a row, the Worthington Trojans boys tennis team met and defeated an opponent on its home court by a 6-1 margin. The Trojans’ Tuesday victory over New Ulm came on the heels of a victory over Lac qui Parle Valley on Monday, and it advanced the team’s early spring record to 3-0. Every individual match went just two sets.
Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? Joe, as Simon and Garfunkel told us in the year 1968, has left and gone away. And the golden age of American sports left with him, or so the song implies.
WORTHINGTON -- After an off-season of tennis, and a pre-season of practice against good teammates, the Worthington Trojans boys tennis team is feeling capable of a solid spring campaign. Confidence was confirmed Monday afternoon in a 6-1 victory over Lac qui Parle Valley at the local courts. All the matches went just two sets. Some of them were one-sided. Others were tight.
MITCHELL, S.D. -- The biggest difference from college football to indoor football, said Trevor Wietzema, is the speed of the game. And the speed seems even faster because the arena is smaller.
WORTHINGTON -- Stevie Meyer says he loves basketball. “A lot.” Watching the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Final Four in Minneapolis with his grandpa was, he said, “Awesome.”
WORTHINGTON -- A promising 2018-19 season ended in disappointment for the Minnesota West Community and Technical College men’s basketball team, but the great thing about two-year colleges is the opportunity for a quick turnaround. A solid recruiting class can be a great optimism builder, and head coach Taylor Lupton is feeling plenty optimistic in April -- in part due to Worthington High School graduate Karasharo Ojulu, who will be entering the program next season.
Our Minnesota springs are as unpredictable as my 2-year-old grandson’s temper tantrums. A month ago, it was a good bet that the start of the high school spring sports season would be delayed several weeks. By the start of April, however, we rejoiced: the spring melt was proceeding faster than anyone expected. Now we’re looking outside our windows at another winter scene, and a busy schedule of outdoor activities are wiped out like a Minnesota Vikings playoff celebration.
WORTHINGTON -- Conditions were not good. The grounds at the GreatLIFE Worthington were sodden, and a light rain dropped on the golfers throughout Tuesday’s meet with the Adrian Dragons. Fighting through the elements, Worthington Trojans Nick Weg and Lucas Boever both carded 41s for boys medalist rounds, and Maggie Putnam had a solid 44 on the girls’ side.
WORTHINGTON -- Caleb Andreaus slugged a grand slam home run in the first game, and Worthington High School grad Tucker Sorenson pitched five innings in the second game as the Minnesota West baseball team defeated Buena Vista JV twice on Wednesday, 15-5 in five innings and 5-3 in seven. The game, originally set to play at Buena Vista University, was moved to Worthington. And the Bluejays looked solid throughout.
WORTHINGTON -- A little rain, a little hail: All in all, a legitimate Minnesota spring opener as the Worthington Trojans fast-pitch team defeated visiting Adrian 12-2 in five innings Tuesday afternoon. “Mr. Grim (assistant coach Brad Grimmius) told us to be Eskimos. So we’re not supposed to be cold. This team can play in any weather,” said leadoff hitter Hailey Cauwels, who went 2-for-3 and scored three runs.