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Trojan girls golfers shoot season best in Pipestone

The Worthington Trojans girls golf team posted its best team score of the year Thursday as it came out on top in a three-team meet in Pipestone.


The Trojans finished with a total of 190 strokes in defeating both Jackson County Central, which had 236, and Pipestone Area. Three WHS players posted scores in the 40s as Madison Beckmann and Regan Schaefer shot 46s – good enough for a tie for second overall behind medalist Vivian Brockberg of the Arrows. Claire Meyer was right behind with a 47, and Abryona Erwin of the Trojans tied for sixth at 51 with teammate Claire Mahlberg.


In boys golf, it was Pipestone Area finishing first with a cumulative score of 157 as three players shot in 30s. Jackson Morgan and Will DeBates each had rounds of 38s and Max Taubert contributed a 39.


Jackson County Central, led by medalist Sam Brinkman’s 37, came in at a total of 165. The Trojans, led by Andrew Mulder’s 40, which placed him fifth overall, finished at 179. Also shooting counting scores for Worthington were Spenser Nickel (45), Tyson Petersen (47) and Wesley Widboom (47). Gerrit Larson had a 48 and Ryan Dorcey a 50.


The WHS boys and girls teams both host Windom on Friday.




The Sibley-Ocheyedan athletic Booster club is hosting its second annual Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Fundraiser Tournament during Good Ole Summertime at noon Saturday, June 8.


There will be eight teams of six people; three men maximum will be allowed on the court at one time. Cost is $60 per team. 


People should text Dustin Glade at (712) 461-1392 with their name and their team's name to register for the event. For payment, Venmo @S-OAthleticBoosters with the description of "Sand Volleyball Registration- [TEAM NAME]. Teams will not be considered registered until payment is received.


Also taking place on Good Ole Summertime weekend is the second annual pickleball fundraiser tournament, which is also being hosted by the Sibley-Ocheyedan Athletic Booster Club on June 8.


The event begins at noon Saturday, and people will sign up as an individual. Each person will be paired with a random partner each round (with the number of rounds depending on number of participants).  Points from each round stay with each individual.


The individual with the most points at the end wins. The winner will receive $40 in Booster Bucks, and second place will receive $20 in Booster Bucks.



In high school softball Thursday, the Worthington Trojans girls played at New Ulm and were defeated 16-0. Sydnie Van Briesen and Breeta Johnson had the lone hits for Worthington.


WHS, now 3-11 this spring, plays Saturday at a tournament at Jackson County Central. The Trojans are scheduled to meet New York Mills at 9 a.m., Albert Lea at 11 a.m. and JCC at 1 p.m.




In boys tennis Thursday afternoon in Worthington, it was St. James over the Trojans, 6-1. All of the matches were decided in straight sets with the exception of No. 2 singles, at which Evan Hansberger of WHS rallied to outlast his opponent by scores of 3-6 6-2 10-8.


The Trojans had played at Montevideo on Tuesday and lost 6-1. The lone triumph for Worthington came from Ian Barber, who picked up a 6-2 4-6 6-2 triumph at No. 1 singles.


WHS hosts another match at home at 4:30 Friday afternoon.

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