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Area Sports Roundup: Dec. 18, 2021

In a girls-boys hockey doubleheader heard Saturday afternoon on 104.3 The Bridge, the Worthington Trojan girls rallied from a 6-0 deficit to edge KMS-Benson-Morris 8-7 in the opener. The WHS boys fell in the nightcap to Morris Benson Area, 6-3.

Kessey Aljets scored four goals for the Trojans in the girls game. It was Cadence Van Ede who tied the score at 7-apiece, and McKenna Nickel with a goal of her own just 17 seconds later for the game-winner. The triumph improved the WHS girls’ record to 2-8.

In the boys game, Morris Benson Area built a 3-0 advantage in the first period, but Konner Honius got WHS on the board just 16 seconds into the second period and Spenser Nickel scored a little more than a minute later to make it 3-2. The Storm then scored three consecutive times in the third period to grab a 6-2 edge; Alec Langerud scored the third Trojan goal. The Worthington boys are now 3-3 on the season.


In Friday night boys basketball action heard on 104.3 The Bridge, Marshall turned a 33-29 halftime edge into a 79-56 win over the Trojans in the WHS gym. Noah Wilts and Andrew Elton tallied 21 points apiece for the Tigers. Andrew Mulder led Worthington with 13 points; Jake Brander added 12 points, Mikele Walu had 11 and Jacari Swinea 10. WHS is now 1-3 so far this season.

The Trojan girls played at Marshall Friday night and were defeated, 59-40. Breanna Simpson had a game-high 24 points for the Tigers. Olivia Hayenga led Worthington offensively with 18 points; Tarren Spartz chipped in with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The loss was the Trojans’ first of the year; they’re now 5-1.


In a high school gymnastics meet Friday night in Worthington, the Trojans compiled 143.825 points to defeat Windom Area, which had 124.75.

Hali Bullerman won all four individual events in capturing the all-around title with a composite score of 37.225. She won the vault with a 9.4, the bars with a 9.125, the beam with a 9.5 and the floor exercise with a 9.2. Her teammate, Mekyla Nystrom, was second in three events – the vault, bars and beam – and was also second in the all-around. The Trojans’ Olivia Barber finished second behind Bullerman on the floor.


In high school wrestling, the Worthington Trojans wrestling team competed in the Redwood River Riot wrestling tourney Friday and Saturday in Redwood Falls. Thirty-four teams took part.

Four WHS wrestlers placed in the event. Tanner Hennings took third at 220 pounds for the Trojans, and\ Cole Hennings was also third at 285. Oscar Galvez was fourth for Worthington at 120 pounds, and Alex Galvez eighth at 106 pounds.

Among other wrestling placing at the Redwood Falls tournament were Jesse Potts of Fairmont-Martin County West, first at 132 pounds; Caden Johnson of Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove, first at 182; Max Olson of Fairmont-Martin County West, second at 220; Ayden Horner, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove, second at 138; Linkoln Carlson, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook Walnut Grove, second at 106; Kevin Sanders of Fairmont-Martin County West, second at 145; Tate Condezo of Marshall, second at 152; Dylan Louwagie of Marshall, third at 138; Carver Rohman of Fairmont-Martin County West, fourth at 160; Devin Carter of Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove, fourth at 126; Micah Holmberg of Windom-Mountain Lake, fourth at 195 pounds, Landon Marthaler, Marshall, fourth at 106; Drew Chandler of Marshall, fifth at 126; Cameron Wieneke of Adrian Area, sixth at 220; Vander Mathiowetz of Red Rock Central, sixth at 182; Rylan Cutler of Fairmont-Mountain County West, sixth at 120; Tucker Fiene of Marshall, seventh at 170; Dawson DeCamp of Marshall, eighth at 113; and Christian Kuball of Fulda/Murray County Central, eighth at 182.


In other area action over the weekend:

Girls Basketball:

Yellow Medicine East 68, Red Rock Central 65

Hills-Beaver Creek 61, Alcester-Hudson 42

Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 60, Murray County Central 45

Southwest Minnesota Christian 73, Adrian-Ellsworth 32

Edgerton 48, Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 47

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 79, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 47

Luverne 87, Redwood Valley 28

Jackson County Central 90, Windom 81

Fairmont 56, St. James Area 27

Okoboji 56, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 42

Spirit Lake 54, Sioux City West 38

Central Minnesota Christian 63, Southwest Minnesota Christian 36

Vermillion 57, Windom 27

Boyden-Hull 53, Sheldon 41

Central Lyon 71, MOC-Floyd Valley 25

Sibley-Ocheyedan 58, George-Little Rock 29

West Lyon 51, Okoboji 44

Gehlen Catholic-Le Mars 72, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 41

Trinity Christian 36, Harris-Lake Park 32

Estherville/Lincoln Central 62, Spirit Lake 40

Boys Basketball:

Hills-Beaver Creek 51, Alcester-Hudson 36

Lakeview 75, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 55

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 63, Minneota 55

Murray County Central 76, Canby 66

St. James Area 68, Fairmont 58

Jackson County Central 78, Windom 76

Redwood Valley 81, Luverne 49

Okoboji 69, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 63

Central Minnesota Christian 76, Southwest Minnesota Christian 69

Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 71, Minneota 66

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 71, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 63

Boyden-Hull 74, Sheldon 43

Central Lyon 82, MOC-Floyd Valley 65

Sibley-Ocheyedan 61, George-Little Rock 58

Gehlen Catholic- Le Mars 62, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 58

Trinity Christian 51, Harris-Lake Park 50

Estherville/Lincoln Central 64, Spirit Lake 55

West Lyon 71, Okoboji 63

Girls Hockey:

Luverne 7, Austin 3

Rochester Mayo at Luverne (Sat)

Boys Hockey:

Rochester Lourdes 4, Luverne 0

St. Paul Academy 3, Windom Area 1

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