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Trojan boys win home track meet; girls edged

The Worthington High School boys track and field team came out on top in a three-team meet Thursday afternoon at Trojan Field. WHS accumulated 86 points compared to 73 for Windom Area and 27 for Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central.

Earning individual first-place finishes for the Trojans on Thursday were: Abagotte Opiew in the 100 meters; Isaac Kinser, 800 meters; TetlouchGach, 300 meter hurdles; Anthony Linder, shot put; Adan Hinojosa, discus; Mak Lia, long jump; and Marenono Opiew, triple jump. Also picking up victories were the 4x100 relay team of Welbaka Morke, Josiah Banegas, Jacari Swinea and Lia, and the 4x800 relay team of Mussa Zerfu, Sebastian Kron, Yabsra Barato and Tikikl Barato.

In the girls competition at Trojan Field, it was Windom Area finishing just ahead of Worthington with 66.5 points. Westbrook-Walnut Grove/Red Rock Central wound up with 39.

The Trojans’ Grace Bates was triumphant in both the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles, while Pham Gora won the 200 meters, Kenadie Thiner the pole vault and New Gora the triple jump. Also posting wins for WHS were the 4x100 relay team of New Gora, Addison Gerber, Pham Gora and Cassie Schulz and the 4x200 relay team of New Gora, Ivy Jenson, Pham Gora and Kelsey Soleta.

WHS is scheduled to compete in a meet Saturday at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls.


The Worthington Trojans girls softball team lost both games of a doubleheader Thursday afternoon in St. Peter.

In the opener, St. Peter scored seven runs over the final two innings to grab a 10-0 win. Worthington collected three hits in the game as Katy Welch, Hannah McNab and Lauren Nelson each had singles. Abby Linder pitched the entire game for WHS.

In the second game, the Saints broke open a close one with five runs in the fifth and then tacked on three more in the sixth to clinch a 12-1 victory. Worthington got its lone run in the second inning on an RBI single by Brooklyn Bretzman that scored Nelson. WHS had a total of six hits in the game, as McNab had two and Welch, Nelson, Anna Gordon and Bretzman had one apiece. Bailey Ponto pitched the whole game for the Trojans; only three of the runs she allowed were earned as Worthington committed five errors.

The Trojans are scheduled to play a doubleheader Tuesday at Fairmont.


In boys tennis Thursday, it was visiting Waseca over Worthington 6-1. The lone win for the Trojans came at No. 1 singles, where junior Ian Barber posted a three-set victory and won by scores of 6-0 4-6 6-0. The Trojans have a home meet today against Pipestone Area.


The Minnesota West women’s softball team was scheduled to play a doubleheader at Ridgewater on Wednesday, but the games were cancelled. As a result, the Lady Jays season is now over. Minnesota West wrapped up a weather-abbreviated season with a 6-9 record.

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