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Trojans get basketball sweep; gymnasts win again

The Worthington Trojans boys basketball team was clicking on all cylinders Tuesday night, scoring the game’s first 12 points and never looking back in an 87-58 triumph over visiting Pipestone Area.


The Trojans led 46-29 at the half and continued to build their advantage in the second half in snapping a two-game skid and improving to 11-9 on the season. The Arrows, meanwhile, dropped to 11-7.


Zach Hayenga led the way with 30 points for WHS, including 3-pointers in three of four Trojan possessions during one brief second-half stretch. Jacari Swinea contributed 23 points, Kaleb Knothe had 14 and Andrew Mulder 11 while also playing a strong game defensively.


Pipestone Area was led by Rysley Borman and Tagon Woelber, who had 14 points apiece.




In girls basketball, the Trojans picked up their fifth victory of the winter Tuesday as they won at Pipestone Area 65-59.


WHS trailed 27-24 at the break, but head coach C.J. Nelson said his squad moved the ball around better in the second half, and the Trojans were also to get some steals and layups in transition. He also noted that Pham Gora had a really good all-around game.


Madison Beckmann led Worthington in scoring with 18 points. Janessa Hamman had 12, New Gora 10, Jayden Spartz nine and Pham Gora 7.





The Worthington Trojans gymnastics team dominated a home gymnastics meet Tuesday against St. James, winning 141.550 to 102.550.


Hali Bullerman’s total score of 36.875 led the all-around competition, with teammates Addison Gerber and Brooklyn Dykstra right behind in second and third. Bullerman won the vault with a score of 9.4, the bars with a 9.325 and the beam with a 9.0. Gerber finished first on the floor at 9.35.


Bullerman was second on the floor, Gerber second on the bars and third on both the beam and vault, Dykstra second on the vault and third on the floor and bars, and Jordis Weber second on the beam.






The visiting Marshall Tigers scored six goals in the first period Tuesday night and went on to defeat host Worthington 12-4 in boys hockey,


Four of the Tigers' goals were scored by Owen Renslow and three came from Talan Plante. Marshall is 13-10-1 this season.


The Trojans got a pair of goals from Easton Newman and one each from Ian Bumgardner and Anthony Jimenez. Worthington, which was also defeated 8-0 by Minnesota River on Monday night, is now 6-15.




At the Adrian Wrestling Triangular Tuesday night, Adrian defeated WHS 71-0. Six of the Dragons’ wins came via forfeit. Also winning head-to-head matches and earning six points were Charger Erlandson at 133 pounds, Jesse Bullerman at 145, Bruce Farinella at 152 and Rilee Heidebrink at 160.


The Trojans were also defeated by St. James Area 46-22. In that match, Miguel Moreno won by major decision for WHS at 121, Dalton Larson won by fall at 133, Josiah Banegas captured a decision at 160 and Levi Hennings won a decision at 189.




In area girls basketball Tuesday night, it was:


Windom 79, Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 46

Minneota 57, Southwest Minnesota Christian 53

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 68, Yellow Medicine East 39

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 74, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 58

Okoboji 58, Sheldon 29

Central Lyon 46, Unity Christian 27

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 56, South O’Brien 38

George-Little Rock 65, MMC-RU 27

Spirit Lake 61, Western Christian 46


In area boys basketball:


Martin County West 69, Alden-Conger 57

Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 87, Windom 70

Sheldon 50, Okoboji 45

Unity Christian 77, Central Lyon 51

South O’Brien 65, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 7

George-Little Rock 57, MMC-RU 37

Western Christian 62, Spirit Lake 57


In girls hockey:


New Ulm 8, Windom Area 0


In boys hockey:


Minnesota River 8, Fairmont 3

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