COON RAPIDS -- The Minnesota West Community and Technical College women's basketball team is becoming weary of the road. The Jays, playing their sixth straight road game, lost Wednesday night to Anoka-Ramsey, 64-52. It was 32-22 at halftime. "We just got off to a rough start. They got off to a 9-point lead and it just kind of stayed right there," said West head coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka. West committed 22 turnovers against A-R's vaunted pressure defense, and made just 15 of 25 free throws. Anoka-Ramsey had 18 offensive rebounds.
A roundup of Tuesday night area high school sports: Boys basketball Pipestone Area 46, JCC 42 PIPESTONE -- In a game with 10 lead changes, Pipestone Area was able to beat Big South Conference boys basketball opponent Jackson County Central Tuesday night. Josh Tinklenberg scored a team-high 14 points, and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Arrows. Isaiah Byrnes had 12 points, and Cole Zephier had seven points.
Three Worthington High School winter athletic teams were on the road Tuesday night. The boys basketball team was in Luverne, the wrestling team was in Redwood Falls, and the girls hockey team was in Luverne. Here’s a summary of the results:
A little more than two years ago, District 518 put forth a $79 million bond referendum to voters that failed by a nearly two-thirds to one-third margin. That referendum, if passed, would have resulted in the construction of a new high school, reconfiguration of the grades for other buildings and started creation of a new sports complex. Those types of needs remain unmet today, as two more bond referendums — one in February 2018 and the next six months later — also didn’t pass.
BY AARON HAGEN The Globe WORTHINGTON -- Luverne head girls basketball coach TJ Newgard makes his team work on free throws. Which was a good thing for Tuesday’s game against Worthington. Despite making one field goal in the final 9 minutes, 55 seconds, the Cardinals made 13 of 16 free throws in that span to close out a 62-48 victory.
Crashes Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: vehicle off roadway, 9:37 a.m. Monday, Jackson County 21, north of Bergen. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: vehicle off roadway, 2:37 p.m. Monday, Jackson County 29 near the Kimball Corner. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: vehicle off roadway, 3:32 p.m. Monday, Petersburg Road near state line. WPD: 12:34 p.m. Tuesday, Ryan’s Road and Ray Drive.
The Worthington squirt B team placed first in the Yankton, S.D., tournament on Feb. 2 and 3. Worthington beat Yankton 4-3, tied with Watertown 2-2 and defeated Sioux Center 4-3. Players pictured in the photo are Dayden Duangapai, Brandt Jones, Reymundo Cerda, Brody Peterson, Tyson Peterson, Lane Nelson, Tayis Onsy, Trey Milbrath, Kain Thepmontry and Dylan Harms. Coaches are Eric Milbrath and Jeremy Nelson.
WINONA -- It’s tournament-time for the Worthington Stingrays swim team, and several local competitors rose to the occasion Saturday in a sectional meet in Winona. Twelve Stingrays swam their personal bests in three events. They were Olivia Almodovar, Zack Bos, Madison Bruns, Emily Clerc, Martha Garcia-Fonseca, Emma Harren, Wyatt Kirchner, Coyer Robinson, Kolton Robinson, Ben Schreiber, Jordan Schreiber and Alan Steve.
The Worthington High School girls hockey team is the sixth seed in the upcoming Section 3A tournament and will travel to Mankato to play Mankato West in the opening round of the tournament on Thursday. Game time is 7 p.m. Mankato East is the No. 1 seed. Marshall is the second seed, Mankato West is third, Luverne fourth, Windom Area fifth, Worthington sixth and Fairmont seventh.
Monday night high school sports roundup: Girls basketball H-BC 70, MLA/C 29 HILLS -- Senior Sidney Fick became Hills-Beaver Creek’s all-time scoring leader Monday night as her team roared past Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey, 70-29, in high school girls basketball. Fick tallied 27 points to surpass the 1,758 points accumulated by Halden Van Wyhe, who graduated about a decade ago.