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Area Sports Roundup: Sept. 1, 2022

The Worthington Trojans boys soccer team is now 4-0 this season, as they blanked Marshall 3-0 in their season’s home opener.

Marshall outplayed the Trojans in the first half, yet the Tigers came away empty-handed on multiple scoring opportunities while the Trojans netted one goal. Alan Flores scored with 32:28 left before intermission for the 1-0 edge.

WHS then came out and immediately controlled play in the second half, and it didn’t take long for the Trojans to get their second goal. Santos Orellana scored with 36:23 remaining to make it 2-0, and Kaine Vela added a goal on a beautiful pass from Bayron Echeverria to make it 3-0.

The Trojans will play at Waseca tonight.


In girls soccer, Worthington dropped to 0-3-1 on the fall as it was defeated at Marshall, 8-0.

The Tigers scored their first goal on a penalty kick and led the Trojans 4-0 at halftime. Coach Anne Greenway noted that a key defensive player was missing due to injury, and that the WHS offense was able to move the ball forward and create some pressure but couldn’t capitalize on its opportunities.

The Trojans will host Waseca at 7 p.m. tonight.


The Worthington Trojans girls tennis team was home Thursday afternoon and was defeated by St. Peter, 7-0. The Saints won each of the singles and doubles matches in straight sets.


It was a difficult night for the Trojans on the volleyball court Thursday as WHS was defeated 3-0 by visiting Pipestone Area. Game scores were 25-14, 25-11, 25-13.

Statistical leaders for the Trojans included Ellie Weg with five digs, Tarren Spartz with four kills, and Addison Gerber with seven-of-seven on serving and nine assists. Spartz was also 10-of-11 serving for Worthington, which is now 1-2 on the season.


The Worthington Trojans football team traveled to Jordan for their season opener Thursday night and were beaten by the Hubmen 41-13.

WHS scored first less than halfway through the first quarter when Tucker Brandner threw a 27-yard TD pass to Abagotte Opiew. Jordan, though, scored the next 19 points before an 88-yard kick return by Evan Neuberger made it a 19-13 game.

Jordan got another TD before halftime for a 26-13 edge, and a Trojan drive stalled at the Hubmen 1 as time expired. Jordan then tacked on two more TDs in the second half.

WHS will play at home next Friday against Pipestone Area.


The Worthington Trojans boys cross country team dominated the top placings Thursday in a multi-team meet at St. Peter.

Worthington’s Filmon Wolday finished first in the boys race with a time of 18:50, and brother and teammate Fanuel Wolday was right behind in second at 18:52. Mikele Walu was just another second back in third place, and Ofbeka Morke was fourth with a time of 19:13. Brothers Isaac and Austin Kinser finished one second apart from each other in placing sixth and seventh, respectively.

In the girls race, freshman Madison Sieve – competing in her first cross country race – was fifth overall at 28:48 to lead the Trojans. Kenadie Thiner was seventh at 28:58, Florence Balash 11th at 31:16 and Root Gebremariam 14th at 33:41.


In other action Thursday night:

High School Football

Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 48, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 18

Hills-Beaver Creek 28, Granada-Huntley-EC-Truman 26 (OT)

Red Rock Central 33, Mountain Lake Area 6

Murray County Central 36, MACCRAY 6

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 48, Lac qui Parle Valley 6

Minneota 38, Adrian 6

Blue Earth Area 73, Windom Area 12

Pipestone Area 48, LeSueur-Henderson 7

Jackson County Central 30, Maple River 27

High School Volleyball

Martin County West 3, Fairmont 0

Windom 3, Southwest Minnesota Christian 1

Jackson County Central 3, Spirit Lake 0

West Lyon 2, Luverne 0

West Lyon 2, Murray County Central 0

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