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Trojans golf season comes to an end at sectionals

Worthington High’s boys and girls golf teams competed Tuesday at the Section 2AAA meet in Jordan.


The Trojans’ boys teams were in 13th place with a team score of 366 after Tuesday’s first round of action and failed to advance to Wednesday play. The top four Worthington individuals also failed to qualify for Day 2.


Leading the Trojans was Logan Powers with an 85. He was followed by Andrew Mulder (91), Spenser Nickel (95) and Wesley Widboom (95).


Waconia as a team was in first place with a cumulative score of 273.


In girls golf, Worthington was 12th as a team with a combined score of 421. Both the team and individuals failed to advance to Wednesday play.


Shooting scoring rounds for the Trojans on Tuesday were: Madison Beckmann -- whose tee shot on No. 3 landed six inches from the cup – at 90; Claire Meyer (107); Claire Mahlberg (115); and Abryona Erwin (117).




In Section 3A softball Tuesday, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton defeated Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian 5-1 in a semifinal matchup in Marshall. Wabasso then eliminated Edgerton/Southwest Minnesota Christian, 10-4.


In Section 3AA softball, Dassell-Cokato dropped Luverne into the consolation bracket with a 6-2 semifinal victory over the Cardinals in Marshall. In an elimination game, Jackson County Central topped Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 4-1. JCC then ousted Luverne Tuesday night, 3-0.


In Section 3AAA softball, New Ulm blanked Marshall 1-0 to knock the Tigers out of the postseason.


In Section 3A baseball, Adrian-Ellsworth edged Minneota 6-5 in an elimination game.

Murray County Central was defeated by Lac Qui Parle Valley in a quarterfinal contest, 16-5.


In Section 3AA baseball, it was fifth-seeded Jackson County Central over No. 4 Redwood Valley 11-7; second-seeded Fairmont over No. 7 St. James 8-5;  and No. 3 Windom over No. 6 Pipestone Area 13-3.



Members of the Worthington Trojans boys tennis team competed Friday in section individuals at Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter.


The Trojans’ 1st singles entry, Ian Barber, was seeded fifth overall. He defeated Bennett Gregor of New Prague 6-2 6-3, then lost to fourth-seeded Desmond Johnson of Mankato West 6-2 6-1.


Worthington’s 2nd singles entry, Evan Hansberger, was drawn into the tournament. He went up against Jack Deegan of Shakopee and was defeated 6-2 6-1.


The Trojans also had two doubles entries that were drawn into the tournament. The No. 1 entry of Lance Gordon and Caleb Barber faced Luke Jacobson and Tarun Gopi of Prior Lake and lost 6-0 6-0. The No. 2 entry of Bennett Oberloh and Dylan Dykstra played Maverick Johnson and Charlie Weidman from New Ulm and were defeated 6-0 6-0.


This concludes the boys tennis 2024 season, Trojans head coach Mike Marquardt said. He added that the team had an overall record of 2-10. Marquardt also noted that Ian Barber, Caleb Barber, and Diego Ramos Loza earned individual Academic All-State Honors. Ian Barber was recognized with Big South All Conference Honors, and Hansberger earned Big South Honorable Mention Honors. 

Team awards announced Tuesday were: Ian Barber, MVP; Evan Hansberger, Most Dedicated; Dylan Dykstra, Most Improved; and Caleb Barber, Best Sportsmanship.

Left to Right: Evan Hansberger. Ian Barber, Dylan Dykstra and Caleb Barber.



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