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Trojans get another boys hoops; WHS girls win on ice

Zach Hayenga and Jacari Swinea came off the bench to score 34 of the Trojans’ 68 points as the Worthington High boys basketball team topped visiting Fairmont 68-43 on Tuesday night.

Hayenga had 19 points and Swinea added 15 for the Trojans, who led 37-21 at halftime and were never threatened in the second half. Kaleb Knothe chipped in with 11 points for WHS, which improved to 9-2 on the season, and Mikele Walu had 10 points.

For Fairmont, now 1-9 on the year, Sawyer Tordsen led the way with 11 points, nine of them coming in the second half. Levi Pooley was next with nine points. Haden Toomer beat the halftime buzzer with a long 3-pointer from well beyond the arc.


In girls basketball, the Trojans traveled to Fairmont and were beaten by the Cardinals 60-45.

New Gora paced WHS with 11 points while Pham Gora passed for 11 assists. Ellie Weg contributed eight points and seven rebounds, and Tarren Spartz had seven points and nine rebounds. Pham Gora also had seven boards for the Trojans, now 2-10.


In boys hockey Tuesday, Austin defeated the host Trojans 5-1. WHS is 1-9 this winter.


The Worthington Trojans girls hockey team overcame a 4-0 deficit and rallied for a 6-5 overtime road victory at Austin on Tuesday night.

For the Trojans, Megan Dykstra recorded an unassisted goal midway through the second period to get WHS on the board. Lauren Nelson then scored on a pass from Dykstra and a Marin Pederson goal on an assist from Chloe Joens made it 4-3. Austin made it a 5-3 game late in the second period, but another goal by Dykstra on an assist from Cadence Van Ede and a tying score from Van Ede on a pass from Pederson set the stage for overtime.

With about one minute remaining in overtime, Riley Nickel skated from end to end and shot the puck in the top left corner of the net for the win. The Trojans are now 3-12-1 on the season.


Competing at a triangular meet in Luverne, the WHS wrestling team was edged 36-31 by Windom-Mountain Lake while defeating Luverne 45-33.

Against the Cardinals, Saul Galvez won by fall at 106 pounds as did Oscar Galvez at 132 and Kasey Gerhard at 285. Also victorious for six points was Miat Htoo at 145, Josiah Banegas at 152, Evan Neuberger at 195 and Mason Schutz at 220. Dalton Larson won by decision at 120.

Against W-ML, the Trojans got six points from Schutz and Win Lwe Aung and also won two matches by forfeit. Larson won another match by decision and Eh Day Htoo won by major decision.


In area girls basketball Tuesday, it was:

Murray County Central 46, Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 41

Edgerton 75, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 24

Hills-Beaver Creek 80, Adrian-Ellsworth 49

Southwest Minnesota Christian 68, Red Rock Central 28

Martin County West 72, Mankato Loyola 38

Tracy-Milroy Balaton 55, Renville County West 39

Luverne 80, Jackson County Central 50

Marshall 60, Brandon Valley, S.D. 55

Central Lyon 72, Sheldon 27

West Lyon 49, Okoboji 36

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 50, South O’Brien 21

In area boys basketball:

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 75, Red Rock Central 15

Southwest Minnesota Christian 76, Pipestone Area 72

Lakeview 49, Murray County Central 37

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 81, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 51

Hills-Beaver Creek 53, Edgerton 42

Windom 118, Redwood Valley 88

Jackson County Central 83, Luverne 64

Brandon Valley, S.D. 65, Marshall 36

Central Lyon 79, Sheldon 33

West Lyon 86, Okoboji 42

South O’Brien 69, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 61

In girls hockey:

Luverne 4, Minnesota River 0

In boys hockey:

Luverne 4, Albert Lea 2

Marshall 9, Redwood Valley 0

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