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Area Sports Roundup: Sept. 13, 2022

Charles Saydee scored three times for the Worthington High School boys soccer team Tuesday night as the Trojans posted a 6-1 victory at Fairmont.

Worthington, which jumped five places to No. 3 in this week’s state class AA poll, improved to 8-0 on the season. Also scoring goals for the Trojans Tuesday were Alan Flores, Maqui Sandoval and Santos Orellana.

WHS has played seven of first eight matches away from home this season. The Trojans will now be home for five of their next eight matches, including Thursday against Mankato Loyola.


In girls soccer, it was Fairmont topping Worthington 4-0 in a match at Trojan Field.

After trailing 2-0 at halftime, the Trojan girls came out and played with lots of energy in the second half. Fairmont scored two more goals in first 30 mins of second half, but Worthington controlled the final 10 minutes of the match. The Trojans had multiple good chances to score its first goal of the season but came up short.


In girls tennis, it was Luverne defeating host Worthington 5-2 on Tuesday afternoon.

Victories for the Trojans came from No. 1 singles player Brooke Nordseth, who topped Luverne’s Rayann Remme 6-2 4-6 10-6, and No. 3 singles player Taya Oberloh, who beat Morgan Hadler 3-6, 6-2 10-4. The Cardinals got singles wins from Roselynn Hartshorn and Cassi Chesley, who each were triumphant 6-0 6-0. Luverne also took all three doubles matches, with the No. 3 duo of Augusta Papik and Caitlin Kindt also winning 6-0 6-0.


The Worthington boys cross country team took first place Tuesday in a meet in Marshall, garnering 42 points to beat the host Tigers, who had 52.

The Trojans’ Mikele Walu won the race with a time of 16:22.8. and he was followed closely behind by his second-place teammate Fanuel Wolday in 16:25.1. Filmon Wolday was third. Also running strongly for WHS was Isaac Kinser, 16th; Austin Kinser, 20th; Asrat Bonnett, 27th; and Ezra Bonnett, 29th.

Worthington’s girls, meanwhile, came in ninth place at the Marshall meet. Finishing first for the Trojans was Madison Sieve, who was 32nd overall with a time of 24:20.7. Kenadie Thiner was 39th at 25:48.0. Annike Wede was 44th, Grace Bates 51st, Anna Gordon 52nd, Root Gebremariam 54th and Lauryn Ahlers 57th.

The Trojans host a meet Thursday at the old Prairie View Golf Links site.


Worthington’s girls volleyball team rallied from a 2-1 deficit Tuesday night to win at home against Redwood Valley 3-2. Game scores were 25-21, 18-25, 19-25, 25-19, 15-13.

Tarren Spartz led the way with 17 kills, 15 digs and two ace serves for Worthington, and Ellie Weg contributed 13 kills, 18 digs and two ace serves. Jayden Spartz and Addison Gerber chipped in with 10 digs apiece, and Gerber also passed for 32 set assists. Madison Petersen also had a pair of ace serves.

In the first game, the Trojans got down six points early and recovered. In the second, though, it was Redwood Valley who overcame a deficit and went on a nine-point run. With the victory, WHS is now 3-3 on the season.


In area high school volleyball Tuesday, it was:

Adrian-Ellsworth 3, Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 1

Southwest Minnesota Christian 3, Hills-Beaver Creek 0

Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 3, Edgerton 0

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 3, Red Rock Central 1

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 3, MACCRAY 1

Pipestone Area 3, Windom 0

Marshall 3, Jackson County Central 0

Spirit Lake 3, Sibley-Ocheyedan 0

MMCRU 3, Harris-Lake Park 0

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