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Trojan boys defeated on ice; Lady Jays up in poll

The Worthington Trojans boys hockey team ran into a tough opponent in the New Ulm Eagles on Monday night and were defeated 7-0 at the Worthington Ice Arena.

New Ulm got three goals in the first period, three more in the second and one in the third. Austin Uecker recorded a hat trick for the Eagles, who improved to 15-4 on the season.

The Trojans managed just 11 shots on goal on the night compared to New Ulm’s 35. Worthington, now 4-13 on the year, will entertain Redwood Valley on Thursday night.


The Minnesota West Lady Jays, despite not playing a single game last week, moved a spot to No. 4 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Women’s Basketball rankings.

Minnesota West is 15-7 on the season and received 72 points in the poll. Holding on to the No. 1 position is Rochester, which had 90 points and has a current record of 15-2.

Moving up from fourth place to No. 2 is Northland, which had 84 points and is 15-4 on the year. Yet another Minnesota school, Anoka-Ramsey, has the No. 3 spot with 78 points. The Rams are 16-4.

Owens Community College, ranked No. 2, dropped to No. 5 this week.

The Lady Jays, along with the Minnesota West men, play at Fergus Falls on Wednesday night.


Seven of nine Worthington wrestlers placed Saturday in the Minnesota 9th Grade and Under Wrestling League region qualifier event in Jackson.  


Miguel Moreno, a 121-pounder, went 5-2 in the tournament and finished in third place in his weight class. Brayden Raymo also placed third at 152.


Two Worthington wrestlers placed fourth in the Saturday event. Kian Ling had a 4-2 record on the day in the 100-pound division, and Austin Gruis benefitted from three byes at 172.


Dominic Larson placed seventh at 88 pounds, Raylen Teerink was seventh at 188 and Preston Kumi was eighth at 160.


The Worthington Trojan varsity wrestling team, meanwhile, will be back in action Thursday when they host a triangular meet.



The Sheldon/Sibley-Ocheyedan girls wrestling team has two girls advancing to the Iowa state tournament. 


Kyla Schwager and Tamson Budden will be wrestling in the state tournament in Coralville at Extreme Arena this week. The Girls State Tournament begins on Thursday.


Other area girls wrestlers heading to state are Riley Weiler, Lucy Konechne and Gabby Rasmussen from Central Lyon; Amelia Sirola from Okoboji/Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn; and Cassie McKeen and Audrina Bennet of Spirit Lake Park.




The Jackson County Central cheerleading team earned the runner-up spot at the state competition on Saturday. 


The cheerleading squad will perform during halftime of tonight’s boys' basketball home game.




In area girls basketball Monday, it was:


Hills-Beaver Creek 52, George-Little Rock 49

Martin County West 59, Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 40

Murray County Central 47, Wabasso 38


In area boys basketball:


Red Rock Central 66, Adrian-Ellsworth 49

Springfield 90, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 54

George-Little Rock 53, Hills-Beaver Creek 45

Luverne 75, Edgerton 61

MACCRAY 100, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 78


In area girls hockey:


Fairmont 9, Austin 1

Waseca 2, Windom Area 0


In area boys hockey:


Windom Area 6, Redwood Valley 1


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