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Trojan gymnasts keep winning; WHS boys hockey team nets triumph

The No. 2-in-the-state Worthington High gymnastics team tuned up for Saturday’s State True Team Meet with a home 139.15-127.95 triumph Thursday night over Redwood Valley.

Hali Bullerman once again captured the all-around competition for the Trojans with a total score of 35.7. Teammate Addison Gerber was a very close second at 35.625, and Redwood Valley’s Avery Wilson third.

Bullerman took the all-around despite not winning any individual event. Gerber won on the floor with a 9.575, with Bullerman second and Worthington’s Brooklyn Dykstra third. Wilson won both the bars and beam; Bullerman was second and Gerber third on the bars and Gerber second and Bullerman third on the beam. On the vault, Gerber had a winning score of 9.4, with Bullerman second and the Trojans’ Kenadie Thiner third.

WHS hosts the State True Team meet beginning at noon Saturday.


In boys hockey Thursday, Worthington rolled past host Redwood Valley 8-2.

The Cardinals scored first, but Mason Ommen evened things up by scoring on assists from Kyle Ahrenstorff and Dominic Pavelko. Pavelko later added a shorthanded goal with 7:14 left in the first period for a 2-1 Trojans lead.

Worthington went up 4-1 in the second on goals from Ian Bumgardner (assist Spenser Nickel) and Pavelko. A Redwood Valley goal made it 4-2, but Ayden Stugelmeyer made it 5-2 before the period was out on assists from Anthony Jimenez and Caden Van Briesen.

Easton Newman, Van Briesen and Nickel each had goals in the third period for WHS. Dylan Dykstra had two assists and Nickel and Trenton Chantharath had one each. The Trojans outshot Redwood Valley 59-25.


The Worthington Trojans girls basketball team got outscored 31-12 in the first half and 31-12 in the second half Thursday night in their 62-24 loss at St. Peter.


Worthington grabbed a 6-3 lead in the early stages of the first half, but the Saints then ran off seven straight points. The Trojans were able to tie the score at 10, but a St. Peter 3-pointer put the Saints ahead for good. WHS got a bucket to make it 13-12 with 10:13 remaining before halftime, but those would be the last points for the Trojans in the half.


St. Peter, ranked sixth in the state in Class AAA, improved to 15-1 overall. For Worthington, now 3-12, New Gora and Madison Beckmann each had six points and Jayden Spartz five.




In girls hockey, Trojans goaltender Macie Mahlberg stopped 43 shots Thursday but visiting Minnesota River was able to defeat WHS 4-1.


Minnesota River took a 1-0 edge through one period and then scored again 6:36 into the second for a 2-0 lead. With 3:12 remaining before the second intermission, Marin Pederson closed the gap for the Trojans to within one on an assist from Sadie Nickel.


Minnesota River, though, got its third goal with 1:05 left in the second period and another a little more than halfway through the third to complete the scoring. While their guests had 47 shots on net in the game, the Trojans had just nine.



In area girls basketball Thursday, it was:


St. Clair 61, Martin County West 52

Windom 68, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 47

Adrian-Ellsworth 47, George-Little Rock 33

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 60, Murray County Central 26

Hills-Beaver Creek 53, Red Rock Central 39

Unity Christian 50, Western Christian 47

Boyden-Hull 63, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 52

Spirit Lake 57, Spencer 30


In area boys basketball:


Hills-Beaver Creek 59, Red Rock Central 47

Lac Qui Parle Valley 100, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 68

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 93, Adrian-Ellsworth 58

Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 73, Edgerton 41

Murray County Central 83, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 52

Southwest Minnesota Christian 71, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 46

Western Christian 75, Unity Christian 53

Boyden-Hull 62, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 24


In area girls hockey:


Marshall 5, Luverne 2

Mankato West 4, Fairmont 1
















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