Area Sports Roundup: Jan. 20, 2022

The Windom Eagles boys hockey team outshot Worthington 49-23 and came away with a 5-2 triumph Thursday evening in Windom.


Easton Newman got the Trojans off and running 8:09 into the first period when he scored an unassisted goal for a 1-0 WHS lead, but Windom evened things at 10:59 when Brady Espenson scored on assists from Wriley Haugen and Zach Espenson. Haugen and Sonny Heil then scored in the second period – Heil’s goal came on a power play – to make it 3-1, Eagles.


A power-play goal from Brady Espenson and another score by Zach Rabbe stretched Windom’s lead to 5-1 in third. Blake Luinenburg’s goal on an assist from Andrew Benson with 1:58 to go closed out the scoring.


With the defeat, Worthington dropped to 8-6 on the season.


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Windom’s Presley Dockter scored two third-period goals, breaking a 2-all tie and leading the Eagles to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Worthington Trojans in a girls hockey game Thursday night.


Toria Robillard gave Windom a 1-0 advantage 2:51 into the first period on a goal that came on assists from Marissa Becker and Marenna Bang. The Trojans, though, knotted the score at 10:06 of the second period when Cadence Van Ede scored an assisted goal. Elly Bang answered for Windom, though, with a power-play goal a little less than two minutes later on an assist from Dockter to make it a 2-1 game. But Kessey Aljets, on an asssist from Kory Nickel, tied things up at 2-apiece at the 13:54 mark of the second.


Dockter scored her first goal of the third period on a power play. Her other goal came shorthanded with 1:45 remaining. Both were unassisted.


The Eagles outshot Worthington in the game, 40-16. WHS goalie Lila Newman had 36 saves as the Trojans slid to 3-15 on the season.


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The Worthington Trojans gymnastics team accumulated its highest point total of the season Thursday night in its home meet against Marshall, compiling 144.175 points compared to the Tigers’ 121.100.


Hali Bullerman was once again the winner in the all-around for the Trojans, wrapping up the meet with a combined total of 37.025 points. Teammate Mekyla Nystrom was second in the all-around with 35.925 points.


Bullerman finished first among all competitors in three events on the evening. She won the vault with a score of 9.375, the balance beam with a 9.4 and the floor exercise with a 9.45. Nystrom captured the parallel bars for Worthington with a score of 8.85.


Nystrom was also second on both the vault and the floor for the Trojans. Bullerman was second on the bars. Olivia Barber was second on the beam and third on the bars. Kelsey Soleta was third on the vault, and Abigail Bristow third on the beam.


Worthington will compete Saturday in the Class A True Team competition in Melrose.


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In other action Thursday night:


GIRLS BASKETBALL

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 60, Windom 49

Jackson County Central 90, Redwood Valley 30

Remsen St. Mary’s 78, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 32

Sioux Central 69, Harris-Lake Park 37


BOYS BASKETBALL

Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 79, Red Rock Central 48

Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 63, Westrbook-Walnut Grove 55

Southwest Minnesota Christian 76, Hills-Beaver Creek 43

Murray County Central 72, Edgerton 29

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 66, MACCRAY 46

Sioux Central 78, Harris-Lake Park 42


GIRLS HOCKEY

New Ulm 6, Luverne 0



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