The Worthington Trojans boys hockey team earned a second consecutive shutout victory Saturday, as goalie Steven Adams made 21 saves in a 3-0 home victory over Minnesota River.
Logan Powers got the Trojans on the scoreboard 3:50 into the first period when he scored an unassisted goal. That would remain the score until exactly two minutes into the second period, when Ian Bumgardner made it a 2-0 game on an assist from Alec Langerud. WHS outshot Minnesota River 16-5 in the second, but was up by just 2-0 heading into third.
It would remain 2-0 Trojans until the waning moments, when Jake Ahrenstorff scored the third WHS goal with just 37.4 seconds remaining on an assist from Dawson Duangapei.
The Trojans had 33 shots on net, and improved to 8-4 on the season with the win.
In a girls hockey game at the Worthington Ice Arena, Minnesota River scored seven unanswered goals over the course of the second and third periods to earn a 8-1 win over the Trojans. Kessey Aljets had the lone Worthington goal on an assist from Marin Pederson. The Trojans are now 2-13 overall on the season.
Worthington Trojan wrestler Cole Hennings came away with a championship at 285 pounds during Saturday’s Big South Conference Tournament. Also placing for the Trojans in the tourney were Alex Galvez, second at 106 points; Oscar Galvez, fifth at 120; Miat Htoo, fifth at 138; and Tanner Hennings, third at 220.
It was Jackson County Central, which had seven individual champions, that won the tournament with a team total of 243.5 points, with Fairmont/Martin County West second at 182.5. Worthington was eighth overall with 82 total points.
Individual titlists for the Huskies were Nolan Ambrose at 113, Kie Anderson at 120, Thomas Freking at 138, Payton Handevidt at 160, Matthew Haley at 170, Caleb Vancura at 182 and William Freking at 195.
The Worthington Trojans gymnastics team totaled 142.425 points during competition Saturday at the Jackson County Central Sweetheart, which was good enough for second place among five teams, New Prague, which competes at the Class AA level compared to the Trojans’ Class A, won the meet with 145.775 points.
Worthington’s Hali Bullerman was first in the all-around with 36.375 points, while teammate Mekyla Nystrom was third at 35.5. On the floor, Bullerman was the Trojans’ highest finisher, coming in third at 9.4. Olivia Barber’s tie for fourth on the beam with a score of 9.0 was best for WHS. On the bars, Bullerman was third with an 8.675, while Nystrom’s third-place finish with a 9.4 was best for the Trojans on the vault.
In high school basketball Saturday, Worthington traveled to Albert Lea for a girls/boys doubleheader. The Trojan boys lost in the early game, 61-57, and the girls then fell by a score of 55-51. The WHS girls’ record is now 7-5 after their fifth loss in the last six games; the boys are 1-8.
In other action Saturday:
Westbrook-Walnut Grove 64, Southwest Minnesota Christian 61
MOC-Floyd Valley 54, Sheldon 49
Western Christian 73, Spirit Lake 44
Boyden-Hull 74, George-Little Rock 44
Sioux Center 53, Sibley-Ocheyedan 49
Arlington (South Dakota) 46, Hills-Beaver Creek 34
Castlewood (South Dakota) 46, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 32
Edgerton 69, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 49
Southwest Minnesota Christian 66, Murray County Central 13
Colman-Egan (South Dakota) 63, Pipestone Area 52
Sheldon 60, MOC-Floyd Valley 51
Spirit Lake 48, Western Christian 47
Sibley-Ocheyedan 58, Sioux Center 50