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Sports Roundup: May 5, 2022

The Worthington Trojans boys track and field took first Thursday and the Trojan girls team tied for first with Windom Area in a four-team high school meet at Trojan Field.

Mikele Walu won the 800 meters for the Trojans, and Filmon and Fanuel Wolday finished one-two in both the 1600 and 3200. Marenono Opiew and Abagotte Opiew were first and second, respectively, in the 110 meter hurdles, and Marenono Opiew also captured the 300 hurdles.

The WHS 4x200 relay team of Mak Lia, Josiah Banegas, Jose Reveles and Jacari Swinea came out on top, as did the 4x400 relay quartet of Abagotte Opiew, Marenono Opiew, Swinea and Walu.

Charlie Brands won the high jump competition for the Trojans, Swinea captured the long jump and Abagotte Opiew won the triple jump. Worthington had 95 team points comparted to 47 for Windom Area, 32 for Adrian-Ellsworth and 10 for Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central. Cole Boltjes was an individual star for the Dragons, picking up wins in the shot put and discus competitions.

In girls action, Worthington’s Bailey Newman won the 100 meters and Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor took the 200. The 4x100 meter relay team of New Gora, Newman, Pham Gora and Scheitel-Taylor finished first, as did the 4x200 foursome of New Gora, Addison Gerber, Newman and Scheitel-Taylor. Newman also captured the long jump for the Trojans and Scheitel-Taylor won the triple jump. WHS and Windom Area each had 66 team points; Adrian-Ellsworth had 35 and WW-G/RRC 5.


The WHS softball team traveled to Fairmont on Thursday and blanked the Cardinals 2-0. Haley Grimmius allowed just one hit and one walk in seven innings while striking out 17; she was also 1-for-2 at the plate and scored both runs.

Olivia Hayenga and Hannah McNab each got a pair of hits for WHS, now 4-2 on the season, and McNab drove home both Trojan runs. Maddie Peterson also had a hit for Worthington.


The Fairmont Cardinals scored five unearned runs in the top of the seventh inning and downed host Worthington 10-2 in high school baseball.

The Trojans scored both their runs in the sixth thanks to a Jake Brandner double, Coy Turner single, a sacrifice fly from Blake Ahrenstorff and a wild pitch. Fairmont, which outhit WHS 12-4, is now 11-0 this spring. The Trojans are 3-9.


The WHS boys tennis team played away matches on Monday and Tuesday against MACCRAY and Redwood Valley, respectively, topping MACCRAY 7-0 and Redwood Valley 4-3.

On Monday, the Trojans No. 1, 2 and 3 singles players – Alec Langerud, Ian Barber and Ezra Bonnett – each won in straight sets, and No. 4 singles player David Sternke won by forfeit. Worthington’s one-through-three doubles teams of Quentin Burns and Tyson Henkels, Levi Kuhl and Jacob Ahrenstoff and Matthew Becker and Steven Adams each were victorious in straight sets.

On Tuesday, all three of Worthington’s doubles duos won straight-set triumphs. The other win came at No. 4 singles, where Sternke captured a three-set victory.

On Thursday, the Trojans boys tennis team was in action yet again in a meet at Waseca, and WHS came out on top once again 4-3. Two of Worthington's wins came in singles and the other two in doubles.

Barber and Bonnett won in straight sets at No. 2 and No. 3 singles for the Trojans. Also coming out on top were the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams of Kuhl and Ahrenstoff and Becker and Adams.

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