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Trojan boys place fourth at state true team meet

The Worthington Trojans boys track and field team placed fourth on Saturday at the State Class AA True Team meet in Stillwater. The Trojans finished with a total of 447.5 points; St. Thomas Academy was first with 561.

Abagotte Opiew was a winner in the 110 meter hurdles and the triple jump and also placed fifth in the 200 for WHS, and Marenono Opiew was first in the 300 hurdles. The Trojans also came out on top on the 4x400 and 4x800 relay events.

Other strong performances for Worthington Saturday came from: Mikele Walu, third in the 800 meters; Fanuel Wolday, fourth in the 3200; and Charlie Brands, fifth in the high jump.


It was two wins in two matches for Worthington Community Football Club squads Saturday night at Trojan Field.

Los Dos – WCFC’s United Premier Soccer League First Division team – scored a goal in extra time to earn to a 2-1 victory against the Rochester Football Clubin their home opener. Los Dos is now 1-1 on the year.

In the Los Toros UPSL Premier Division match, the home team trailed 1-0 at the half before fighting back and picking up a 2-1 triumph over the St. Paul Blackhawks. Los Toros are now 2-2-1 this season.


The Worthington Trojans boys golf team had an outstanding effort Friday at home against Murray County Central, winning 161 to 213. Andrew Mulder was the medalist for the Trojans as he carded a round of 37. Also competing for WHS were Logan Powers (39), Taylor Jaycox (40), Spenser Nickel (45), Wesley Widboom (46) and Spenser Brakksma (48).

On the girls side, Worthington finished with a team total of 190 strokes and the Rebels had 218. Madison Beckmann was medalist for the Trojans with a 42, and Tarren Spartz was second at 47. Mia Nixon tied for third at 49, and teammates Lilly Mahlberg, Claire Mahlberg and Ellie Weg had rounds of 52, 56 and 56, respectively.


The Worthington High School baseball team split a doubleheader Saturday at Waseca. The Trojans dropped the opener 8-7, then took the nightcap 4-3. The Bluejays scored two runs in bottom of the seventh inning to win the opener, and WHS got one in the bottom of the seventh to win the next one.

Manuel Rodriguez had three hits and two RBIS in game one for the Trojans, and Mathias Nobles also contributed three hits and one RBI. Colt McCoy had a pair of hits and also drove in a run, Kaleb Knothe contributed a triple and Mason Schutz added a double.

Noble had a pair of singles and drove in two runs for WHS in the second game, and Tucker Brandner connected for a triple. Brandner also pitched the first five innings and allowed just one earned run; McCoy picked up the win on the mound in relief.

WHS will be back in action today at Albert Lea.

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