Area sports roundup: Oct. 6, 2022

The Worthington Trojans boys soccer team ended the regular season on a winning note by blanking Fairmont 2-0 at Trojan Field.


The Trojans controlled play for a majority of the first half but missed multiple scoring opportunities and had to settle for a 0-0 tie at the half. Jonathan Banegas broke the deadlock 3:47 into the second half by scoring from the right side, and the Trojan defense did well to fend off a more aggressive Fairmont attack over the match’s later stages. Danny Banegas got the second WHS goal on a great pass from Alan Flores with 2:47 remaining to help the Trojans improve to 14-2 on the season.


WHS, ranked eighth in the latest state Class AA poll, now awaits seeding for the Section 2AA Tournament that begins next week.


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The Trojans’ girls soccer team was defeated Thursday at Fairmont, 10-2.


Christy Banegas scored for WHS in the first half as the Trojans trailed 4-1 at intermission. Worthington, though, wasn’t able to hold things together in the second half; it did get a goal from Sara Esquivel.


WHS will play at home Saturday against Albert Lea.


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The Worthington Trojans boys cross country team settled for a third-place finish Thursday at the Fairmont I-90 meet. Mankato East placed first with 46 points, followed by Belle Plaine with 52 and the Trojans with 80.


Mikele Walu was third individually for the Trojans with a time of 16:25.9. Fanuel Wolday was right behind in fourth at 16:31.2; Filmon Wolday came in ninth. The next WHS finisher was Ofbeka Morke, who took 24th.


In girls competition, Worthington did not have a team score. Belle Plaine edged Mankato East, 37 points to 38, and Fairmont was third at 105.


The highest Trojans finisher was Kenadie Thiner, who was 44th.


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The Luverne Cardinal girls tennis team has captured the Section 3A championship. Luverne will compete at the state tennis tournament Oct. 25-28 in Minneapolis.


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In area high school volleyball Thursday night, it was:


Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 3, Canby 0

Pipestone Area 3, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 1

Marshall 3, Windom 0

Jackson County Central 3, Luverne 0

Sioux Center 3, Sheldon 1

Boyden Hull 3, Okoboji 0

West Lyon 3, George-Little Rock 0



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