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Trojans defeated on softball, baseball diamonds

The visiting Fairmont Cardinals defeated Worthington 6-2 in a high school softball game Tuesday afternoon.


Fairmont scored a pair of runs after two were out in the third and then added another run in the fourth to move ahead 3-0. After the Trojans scored in the bottom of the fourth, the Cardinals tacked on three more in the fifth and then held off a WHS rally in the bottom of the seventh.


Worthington, which left the bases loaded in a scoreless first inning, got its run in the fourth when Marin Pederson singled and later came around to score on an Abby Linder RBI single. Linder scored the second Trojan run in the seventh when she walked with one out, advanced to third on a Breeta Johnson single and scored on an RBI groundout from Bailey Ponto.


The WHS defeat came one day after a 4-1 loss at Marshall on Monday. In that game, the Trojans got their run in the sixth when Ponto walked and Macie Mahlberg doubled; a passed ball scored Ponto. Worthington, now 3-10 on the season, plays Thursday at New Ulm.




The Trojans’ baseball team, meanwhile, played at Fairmont on Tuesday and was edged 9-7.


Tucker Brandner, red-hot at the plate over the last four games, went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks for WHS, and Manny Saravia also had a couple hits. Mathias Noble contributed a double, and Dawson Svalland connected for a two-run fifth-inning single that tied the game at 7-apiece. Max Ostrem also had two RBIs for the 6-6 Trojans, who next play Friday when they host St. Peter in a doubleheader.




The Worthington boys and girls track and field teams competed Tuesday at the Section 2AA True Team Meet in Jordan. The Trojan boys took seventh, and the WHS girls were 10th.


The WHS boys got a first-place finish from freshman Caleb Meyer, who won the high jump competition with a personal record of 6 feet, 2 inches. Other top finishers Tuesday included: Austin Kinser, who was third in the 400 meters with a time of 51.66 seconds; Mak Lia, third in the high jump; Jacari Swinea, fourth in the 200 meters; and Tethlouch Gach, fifth in the 110-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 15.93 seconds. The 4x800 relay team placed third and the 4x200 relay team was fourth.


Among the girls, New Gora starred for Worthington by winning the triple jump with a leap of 33 feet, 7.5 inches. Other top 10 finishes for the Trojans were: Madi Singler, sixth in the discus with a personal record of 96 feet; Grace Bates, seventh in the long jump; and Kenadie Thiner, eighth in the pole vault.


The WHS boys and girls will next compete in a triangular meet Thursday in Fairmont.




The Worthington boys and girls golf team had been scheduled to play Tuesday in an invitational tournament at Fairmont. The event had been postponed from this past Saturday; it was canceled on Tuesday and will not be made up.


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