Area Sports Roundup: Feb. 8, 2022
The Worthington Trojans wrestling team went 1-1 in a home triangular Tuesday night, edging St. James Area 40-36 and losing 42-24 to Adrian-Ellsworth.
In the second WHS match of the night, against Adrian-Ellsworth, winners for Worthington were Ethan Meyer by fall at 120, as well as four more Trojans by decision – Chase Byrne at 160, Kevin Galvez at 170, Tanner Hennings at 220 and Cole Hennings at 285. Adrian-Ellsworth had pins from Bruce Farinella at 132 pounds, Reese Morrison at 138, Rilee Heidebrink at 145, Isaac Bullerman at 152 and Quentin Wolf at 182. Charger Erlandson and Moe Erdman won by decision at 106 and 113, respectively.
Against St. James, key wins for WHS were by Dalton Larson at 113 and Byrne at 152, both by pins, and Schutz by major decision at 170. The Trojans were helped by four wins via forfeit.
In another match in the triangular, Adrian-Ellsworth won easily against St. James Area 67-10.
Visiting Breckenridge-Wahpeton broke open a tight girls hockey game with four third-period goals Tuesday night and went on to defeat the Worthington Trojans, 8-3.
After Breckenridge-Wahpeton wrapped up the first period with a 1-0 lead, Riley Nickel scored a power-play goal on an assist from Kessey Aljets at 4:51 of the second period to tie things at 1-1 apiece. The Blades proceeded to make it 3-1, but Makenna Nickel got WHS within 3-2 when she scored on an assist from Cadence Van Eide at 11:30 of the second. That goal also came on the power play.
The second period ended with Breckenridge-Wahpeton up 4-2, but Aljets netted a goal on a feed from Lauren Nelson just 15 seconds into the third to make it 4-3. The Blades, however, took over from there.
The Trojans, who were outshot 51-19, fell to 5-19. They will play Thursday at Marshall in an opening-round sectional tournament game.
In boys hockey Tuesday, the Marshall Tigers scored a pair of third-period goals and held on to blank host Worthington, 2-0.
The game was scoreless until the Tigers’ Braxton Meyer netted an unassisted goal with 12:29 left in the third. Just about two and half minutes later, Talen Plante scored on assists from Sean Nwaiga and Jared Reinsma to make it 2-0.
Marshall outshot the Trojans, 39-16. WHS is now 9-11.
Windom 73, Adrian-Ellsworth 54
Southwest Minnesota Christian 66, Hills-Beaver Creek 55
Red Rock Central 57, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 43
Edgerton 52, Murray County Central 35
Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 55, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 46
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 94, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 59
Marshall 80, Jackson County Central 52
Luverne 61, Pipestone Area 35
Sheldon 60, Rock Valley 50
Western Christian 42, Spirit Lake 30
Sioux Center 54, Okoboji 40
Central Lyon 74, George-Little Rock 23
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 49, South O’Brien 23
Windom 92, Adrian-Ellsworth 48
Westbrook-Walnut Grove 81, Red Rock Central 50
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 95, Canby 87
Fairmont 58, Pipestone Area 49
Marshall 63, Jackson County Central 47
Rock Valley 86, Sheldon 50
Western Christian 70, Spirit Lake 45
Boyden-Hull 90, MOC-Floyd Valley 51
West Lyon 57, Sibley-Ocheyedan 41
Sioux Center 61, Okoboji 50
Central Lyon 74, George-Little Rock 42
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 49, South O’Brien 34
Visitation 6, Fairmont 0
New Ulm 4, Windom Area 0
Luverne 4, Fairmont 1