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 -- With every new basketball season comes new opportunity. For the 2018-19 Worthington Trojan boys varsity, the opportunities appear almost endless.
WORTHINGTON -- A healthy kind of hunger can be a helpful thing in the life of a high school wrestler. Worthington Trojans Damon Schutz and Brayden Donkersloot have that stomach-growling feeling that needs to be addressed.
SIBLEY, Iowa -- New high school wrestling coaches who’ve weathered the storms of college competition usually get the ear of the team. In the Hawkeye State, if you’ve come from the University of Iowa and can tell personal stories about Dan Gable and Tom Brands, that’s even better. The Sibley-Ocheyedan wrestling team has a new mentor for 2018-19. His name is Tyler Halverson.
WORTHINGTON -- A wintry mix didn’t stop Hibbing and Minnesota West from mixing it up on the basketball court Saturday afternoon at the Center For Health and Wellness. But the home teams produced mixed results. In the first game, the Lady Jays continued their quest for answers and didn’t find them, losing to the Cardinals 78-69 to dip to 2-7 on the young season. In the second game, the Bluejays held on to beat the Cards 98-88 to improve to 4-2.
WORTHINGTON -- Gary Smith is fun to watch on the basketball court. Clearly, he’s having a good time. The freshman from St. Paul was having a very good time Friday night as his Minnesota West Bluejays beat Rainy River 93-86 at the Center for Health and Wellness in Worthington. Not only did Smith make some big plays in the second half -- he finished with 14 points, three assists and three steals -- he had one very impressive slam-dunk with 3:17 to go in the game.
WORTHINGTON -- Gymnastics is a sport where creativity is paramount. Innovation is always necessary, for a variety of reasons -- for one, to keep routines from becoming stale; for another, to constantly expand boundaries.
WINDOM -- Wrestling is a team sport, but it’s the individual sport within the team sport that gives it its drama.
WORTHINGTON -- A 20-7 first half lead turned into a 78-68 loss for the Worthington Trojans girls basketball team Thursday night, largely due to the efforts of one player. Six-foot sophomore center Haley Garman propelled her Redwood Valley squad to the victory, scoring exactly half her team’s points. The Trojans had no answer for her near the basket.
LUVERNE -- Reputation matters. For the Luverne boys hockey team, each season it’s reputation that makes rival teams sit up and take notice. It makes the Cardinal players, themselves, perk up in the knowledge that they’re part of something special. “It’s huge for the youth in each program to see that success,” admits LHS head coach Phil Paquette.
OFFENSE Cody Thompson Quarterback Pipestone Area Your quarterback has to be a leader, and Thompson filled the job description beautifully. Holder of several records at PA, the senior signal caller completed 93 of 137 passes for 1,344 yards and 16 touchdowns with just three interceptions -- and after missing five games due to injury. Gavin Wysong Quarterback