Area Sports Roundup: Sept. 27, 2022

The Worthington Trojans volleyball team came from behind late to win the first two sets, then rolled in third as they posted a 3-0 triumph Tuesday night over visiting Luverne. Scores were 25-23, 26-24, 25-12.


In game one, the Trojans were behind 22-16 and then rallied. In game two, they trailed 24-21 before scoring the next five points.


Tarren Spartz had 12 kills for Worthington, now 10-5 on the year. Ellie Weg added five kills, five blocks and seven digs. Madison Beckmann contributed five kills and three blocks. Addison Gerber passed for 26 set assists and had eight digs; she also served for two aces. Jayden Spartz had three ace serves.


WHS now has a record of 10-5.


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The Worthington Trojans girls soccer team, playing at home on Meet the Trojans Night, took leads of 1-0 and 2-1 on Marshall in the first half before coming up short against the Tigers, 5-3.


After not scoring in their first eight matches, the Trojans have now scored five goals in their last four matches. On Tuesday, it was Cristy Banegas getting a pair of goals and Sayra Talamentes adding a goal as well.


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The No. 1-ranked Worthington High School boys cross county team won the Murray County Central/Fulda invite on Tuesday, scoring 27 points. MCC was next with 76 points and Jackson County Central had 97.


Mikele Walu finished first in 16:20 for the Trojans and Fanuel Wolday and Filmon Wolday were right behind in second and third, respectively. Isaac Kinser and Austin Kinser finished in a tie for 10th for WHS. Ezra Bonnett was 18th.


In the girls competition, MCC won with 19 points, with Pipestone Area second and Adrian/Ellsworth third. Worthington was sixth.


The Rebels’ Amanda Overgaauw took first in 17:48 and Ashley Overgaauw was second. The Trojans highest placer was Madison Sieve in 24th. Among other WHS runners were Kenadie Thiner, 36th, Anaka Wede, 39th, and Anna Gordon, 41st.


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In boys soccer, WHS was dealt its first loss of the season Tuesday, as the Trojans were edged in Marshall, 2-1, in double overtime.


Worthington led 1-0 at the half, but the Tigers tied the match with 1:30 remaining. Both teams were scoreless in the first five-minute overtime, and Marshall then scored three minutes into the second overtime.


The Trojans, ranked fifth in this week’s state Class AA poll, are now 12-1 on the season.


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In area high school volleyball Tuesday night, it was:


Edgerton 3, Hills-Beaver Creek 0

Southwest Minnesota Christian 3, Red Rock Central 1

Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 3, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 0

Murray County Central 3, Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 0

Martin County West 3, Nicollet 0

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 3, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 2

Pipestone Area 3, Redwood Valley 0

Marshall 3, Mankato East 0

Sheldon 3, Okoboji 0

West Lyon 3, Central Lyon 2

MOC Floyd Valley 3, Sibley-Ocheyedan 0

Rock Valley 3, George-Little Rock 0

Trinity 3, Harris-Lake Park 0

Unity 3, Hartley-Melvin Sanborn 0

Cherokee 3, Spirit Lake 1





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