Trojans host track and field meet; WHS wins on softball diamond, loses in baseball

Worthington hosted a five-team track and field invitational Tuesday afternoon at Trojan Field, with WHS finishing second in the boys competition and third in girls action.


Fairmont edged Worthington 115-113 in the boys events. Marshall had 73, followed by St. James Area with 44 and Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda with 29.


Team girls results had Fairmont with 151 points, Marshall with 109, Worthington 65, St. James Area 24 and Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 22.


For the Trojan boys, Abagotte Opiew took first both in the 110-meter hurdles and first in the long jump; he was also third in the 200. FIlmon Wolday finished first in the 800 and third in the 400. Mikele Walu took first in the 800 and second in the high jump. Another first went to the WHS 4x800 relay team of Ofbeka Morke, Walu, Mason Bobb and Wolday. Worthington also had 13 other top-five placings in individual events.


Bailey Newman captured first place in the 100 meters and took third in the long jump and Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor finished first in the 200 meters and third in the triple jump for the Trojan girls. Another first-place effort was turned in by the 4x200 relay team of New Gora, Newman, Pham Gora and Scheitel-Taylor. The Trojans also had nine other top-five placings in individual events.


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In high school softball Tuesday, Worthington routed Redwood Valley 21-0 in four innings. Olivia Hayenga starred at the plate for the Trojans, going 3-for-4 with eight RBIs including a grand slam as well as a three-run homer. Haley Grimmius was 4-for-4 with four runs scored, two doubles and four RBIs.


Grimmius pitched all four innings for WHS, allowing two hits and striking out 11 with no walks. Also contributing for the Trojans, now 2-0, was Lauren Nelson, who went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, and Presley Sieve, Hannah McNab and Bailey Ponto, who each had two hits.


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The Worthington High baseball team fell on the road Tuesday to Pipestone Area, 4-2.


The Arrows scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to snap a 1-1 tie. Cooper McCoy pitched the first five innings for the Trojans, now 2-4, and Tucker Brandner finished. Offensively, Koy Turner singled and had two RBIS for WHS. Jake Brandner had a double and Isaiah Noble and Triston Sauerbrei each had base hits.


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In high school boys tennis, host Worthington edged Blue Earth Area 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon.


WHS won one singles match and all of three of the doubles matches. No. 3 singles player Ezra Bonnett of the Trojans won 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 over Blue Earth Area's Joe Frundt. At No. 1 doubles, Tyson Henkels and Quentin Burns of Worthington defeated Seth Stevermer and Devin Haase 6-3, 2-6 , 6-3. The Trojans' No. 2 doubles team of Levi Kuhl and Jacob Ahrenstorff topped Calvin Farrow and John Lappe 6-0, 7-5 , and the No. 3 tandem of Steven Adams and Matthew Becker edged Seth Mathews and Brady Lorenz, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2).



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