The Worthington Trojans and Marshall Tigers split a high school softball doubleheader on Tuesday, with the Trojans capturing the first game 5-3 and the Tigers taking game two 9-2.
In the opener, Worthington fell behind 2-0 in the first on an RBI single from Lauren Wherry and a run-scoring double from Leah Schaefer. WHS rallied, though, and scored four runs in the third on just two hits, with an RBI single by Maddie Peterson that came along with a Tiger fielding error being the inning’s key. WHS also scored an insurance run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Haley Grimmius, who scattered seven hits while striking out 14 and walking two.
Marshall took advantage of six Trojans errors to win the second game, scoring five runs in the second and three more in the third. Hannah McNab, Maddie Pederson and Lauren Nelson had hits for Worthington, now 7-4 on the season.
In high school baseball Tuesday, Marshall blanked visiting Worthington 10-0 in five innings. Triston Sauerbrei took the loss on the mound, going the first four and one-third innings and giving up eight runs, with only four earned. Sauerbrei and Mason Schutz had the only hits for WHS, now 3-10 on the year.
In high school tennis, host WHS topped Yellow Medicine East 5-2.
The Trojans swept the doubles matches as the duos of Quentin Burns and Tyson Henkels, Levi Kuhl and Jake Ahrenstoff and Matthew Becker and Steven Adams each won in straight sets. In singles, No. 2 Ian Barber won a three-set match and No. 4 David Sternke won in straight sets.
Abagotte Opiew had a big day for Worthington High School on Tuesday in the Section 2AA True Team Meet at Mankato East High School.
He won the triple jump, took second in the long jump and 110 meter hurdles and was fourth in the 200 meters for the Trojans. The WHS 4x800 relay team finished first among the boys teams, while the 4x400 relay team took second. Marenono Opiew was second in the 300 meter hurdles and fifth in the high jump. Mikele Walu was second in the 800, Adan Hinojosa fourth in the discus, Fanuel Wolday fourth in the 3200 meters and fifth in the 1500, and Mason Bobb fifth in the 800 for Worthington.
The Trojans took fourth in boys competition, while the girls were ninth. WHS won the 4x200 relay and Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor was first in the 200 meters. Bailey Newman placed second in the 100 and New Gora was fifth in the high jump.