Doug Wolter is the Daily Globe sports editor. He served as sports reporter, then sports editor, news editor and finally managing editor at the Daily Globe for 22 years before leaving for seven years to work as night news editor at the Mankato Free Press in Mankato. Doug now lives in Worthington with his wife, Sandy. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Doug, retired after a lengthy career in fast-pitch softball, enjoys reading, strumming his acoustic guitar and hanging around his grandchildren. He also writes books on fiction. Two of his stories, "The Genuine One" and "The Old Man in Section 129" have been distributed through a national publisher.
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WORTHINGTON -- Two teams that played in state tournaments last season. A host team that outscored its first three opponents 272-158 in its first three games. Last year’s tournament champion and runner-up. It’s all there this week in the 2018 The Globe-Trojan Holiday Classic, an annual boys basketball event taking place at Worthington High School.
I pretty much got what I wanted to get for Christmas. When you reach my age, you’re really not asking for a lot -- just health, a special holiday time with the family, and peace on earth. This year I expanded my Christmas list a little bit. Normally, all I can come up with is a request for a Barnes and Noble gift card. But I managed to think of four wishes, and I got all four.
WORTHINGTON -- In a game that either team could have won, and both teams at times seemed anxious to lose, the Worthington Trojans girls basketball team prevailed over Pipestone Area Thursday night, 45-44. It wasn’t pretty. But for the Trojans, it was a win and they’ll take it.
SLAYTON -- Notwithstanding his fear of creepy, crawly eight-legged things, Murray County Central boys basketball player Nate Everson is a leader for the Rebels, capable of getting his team through a lot of tight spots.
WORTHINGTON -- Wrestling is an individual sport, but it’s a team sport, too. First-year Worthington Trojans head wrestling coach Ben DeRynck makes sure the team aspect isn’t overlooked. “That’s been our M-O for the last seven years,” said DeRynck, who toiled for several seasons as a WHS assistant coach. “That’s why we’ve had success. We ask guys to go out and lose, and just don’t go out and get pinned.”
WORTHINGTON -- At the rate Worthington’s high school gymnastics team is going, it may score 160 points in a meet this season. OK, that’s a bit unrealistic. But after scoring 137.9 points in their opener and 140.1 in their second dual, the Trojans tallied 143.875 Friday night in a home meet against Marshall. The Tigers gathered 124.650 points.
WORTHINGTON -- The game was evenly played in the first period and for most of the second. But when the visiting Willmar Cardinals broke a scoreless tie with 3:28 remaining in period two, things got out of hand quickly. Willmar scored a total of three goals before the period ended, then outscored the boys hockey Trojans 4-0 in the third period for a 7-0 victory Thursday night at the local arena.
WORTHINGTON -- It’s a good thing Lexie Ramsey doesn’t tire easily. The Little Priest Warriors tried to turn Wednesday night’s college women’s basketball game into a track meet, but Ramsey and the Minnesota West Lady Jays kept their composure for a 95-82 victory in Worthington.
HILLS -- Few young basketball players work as hard as Preston Wilhelmi, who has made himself practically automatic at the free throw line for the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots. Wilhelmi can drain ‘em from anywhere on the floor. In fact, he once hit a buzzer-beater against the Adrian Dragons that emanated from well beyond the 3-point arc. “The crowd went wild,” he recalled. “I was actually more surprised it went in than the other kids.”
WORTHINGTON -- We’re just three games into the 2018-19 boys basketball season, and the Worthington Trojans had better watch out. They opened with a 111-51 win over Windom Area, then followed that up with an 82-60 win over New Ulm. On Tuesday night, they breezed to another victory, 79-47, over Luverne in the team’s first home game. Worthington’s strong start will be hard to maintain. But the players don’t seem to be concerned at this point.