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Area Sports Roundup: Sept. 22, 2022

Junior Jonathan Banegas scored all six Trojan goals and Worthington High School improved to 11-0 on the boys soccer season with a 6-2 home victory over St. Peter.

The visiting Saints got on the board just 1:02 into the game when they scored on a loose ball in front of the box. WHS, however, answered at the 33:45 mark when Banegas got his first goal of the night, and Banegas put Worthington out in front to stay by scoring with 25:56 before intermission.

Banegas completed a hat trick with 12:46 before halftime when he drilled a free kick from about 25 yards out past St. Peter’s goalkeeper. His fourth goal came just 38 seconds left before the break.

The Trojans opened up a five-goal lead thanks to scores from Banegas at 31:43 and 21:49 of the second half. The Saints got their second goal with 15:05 remaining,


The WHS volleyball team earned a 3-1 victory at Spirit Lake, Iowa on Thursday night. Game scores were 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 25-11.

Ellie Weg had a team-best 14 kills for the Trojans along with six blocks. Tarren Spartz contributed 11 kills and three ace serves. Regan Schafer had 20 digs and Jayden Spartz 13 digs for Worthington. Kamyrn Spartz added five ace serves; Addison Gerber passed for 26 set assists.

The Trojans are now 5-4 overall; they’ll next play Saturday at a tournament in St. James.


The WHS girls soccer team was defeated 5-0 at St. Peter on Thursday.

Trojans coach Anne Greenway said the Trojans played very well and were able to keep up with play in both halves and have several shooting opportunities on net. Greenway added that St. Peter’s goalie touched the ball more than Worthington’s in the second half.


In girls tennis Thursday, host Pipestone defeated Worthington 5-2.

The Arrows' Toryn Woelber and Brielle Kulm won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, while each of Pipestone's three doubles teams were also victorious. Earning victories were the duos of Alyssa Enger and Madison Purdin, Alicia Haack and Vivian Brockberg, and Addison Draper and Laura Minet.

Trojans No. 3 singles player Ivy Jenson earned a 6-1, 6-2 triumph, and Riley Nickel won 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 at No. 4 singles.


In regional high school volleyball action Thursday night, it was:

Southwest Minnesota Christian 3, Edgerton 0

Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 3, Murray County Central 0

Cleveland 3, Martin County West 0

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 3, Dawson-Boyd 0

St. James Area 3, Fairmont 2

Jackson County Central 3, New Ulm 0

Sheldon 3, George-Little Rock 0

Boyden-Hull 3, MOC Floyd Valley 1

Sioux Center 3, Central Lyon 0

West Lyon 3, Okoboji 0

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