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Trojans lose to New Ulm in girls hoops; WHS icers beaten

The visiting New Ulm Eagles were on target from 3-point range in the first 18 minutes of play Tuesday night, building a 66-27 halftime lead on the Trojans on their way to a 97-48 win.


New Ulm led 15-2 after the first 3:30 of play, and that’s when WHS called its first timeout. The Eagles remained red-hot from there and built a 35-10 advantage, at which point the Trojans asked for a timeout once more.


Worthington, which played its second game in two nights following a loss at Spirit Lake on Monday, was led offensively by New Gora, who had 15 points. Madison Beckmann contributed 11 points.


New Ulm improved to 12-6 on the season, while the Trojans are now 3-11. A tough schedule for this week continues for WHS on Thursday night when it plays at state-ranked St. Peter, which currently sports a record of 14-1.




In girls hockey Tuesday, the Worthington Trojans were blanked by visiting Luverne 11-0.


For the Cardinals, Payton Behr had a hat trick while and Tenley Behr and Ellie Van Batavia contributed a pair of goals apiece. Luverne goalie Emma Sarloos stopped all 22 shots she faced as the Cardinals moved to 12-8 on the season. WHs is still in search of its first win.


In the boys hockey game that followed, Luverne scored the first seven goals and went on to take a 9-2 win over the Trojans. The Cardinals had beaten Worthington 18-2 in a matchup earlier this season.


Elliot Domagala scored two goals for Luverne and seven other players had a single goal each. Luverne scored its nine goals on just 27 shots. The Trojans managed 16 shots on net during the game.


Both goals for Worthington Tuesday were scored by Ian Bumgardner, who continued his strong play following an eight-point night last week. His first goal came on an assist from Caden Van Briesen, and the second was unassisted.


Worthington is now 3-11 so far this winter, while Luverne is 15-1.


Both Trojan hockey teams are in action Thursday. The Worthington girls host Minnesota River, while the boys are at Redwood Valley.



The 32nd Worthington Open stayed true to its reputation on Saturday as 175 athletes from nearly 20 schools across all NCAA and NJCAA divisions hit the mat for a day of wrestling on the Minnesota West campus. During the meet, Bluejay athletes had the opportunity to compete against talented wrestlers from some of the best programs in the country. 

Ty Borge, a freshman at 149 pounds for the Bluejays, was able to achieve his first win at this past weekend's competition, and he’ll aim to keep that momentum going as Minnesota West heads into its final two competitions of the regular season. Also seeing success was Joseph Kallevig at 165 pounds and Daunte Hill at 174.

Champions from this past weekend’s Worthington Open were:

125: Brady Roark & Logan Graf (South Dakota State U.) (Co-Champions)

133: Owen Hansen (Augustana U)

141: Parker Jannsen & Avery Allen (South Dakota State U) (Co-Champions)

149: Scott Robertson (Nebraska)

157: Moses Espinoza-Owens (South Dakota State U)

165: Marcus Espinoza-Owens (South Dakota State U)

174: Bryce Dagel (St. Cloud State U)

184: Tyson Meyer (St. Cloud State U)

197: Thomas Dineen & Cody Donnelly (South Dakota State U) (Co-Champions)

285: Kail Wynia & Chase McCleish (South Dakota State U) (Co-Champions)

The Bluejays will wrestle at Saint John’s University on Saturday and again on Feb. 3 at the Don Parker Open in Eau Claire, Wis. The Region 13 National Qualifier event is set for Feb. 18.



In area girls basketball Tuesday night, it was:


Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 66, Renville County West 53

Southwest Minnesota Christian 75, Adrian-Ellsworth 54

Murray County Central 49, Hills-Beaver Creek 48

Edgerton 74, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 49

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 61, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 20

Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 44, Red Rock Central 36

Luverne 69, Pipestone Area 33

Jackson County Central 77, Blue Earth 33

Marshall 80, Windom 55

Sioux Center 61, Sheldon 25

West Lyon 55, MOC Floyd Valley 52

St. Mary’s 51, Harris-Lake Park 16


In area boys basketball:


Martin County West 73, Nicollet 59

Murray County Central 81, Lakeview 42

Marshall 84. Windom 62

Jackson County Central 76, Blue Earth 68

Fairmont 67, St. Clair 45

Pipestone Area 87, Luverne 80 (OT)

Marshall 84, Windom 62

Sioux Center 71, Sheldon 35

West Lyon 75, MOC Floyd Valley 50

St. Mary’s 69, Harris-Lake Park 27


In area girls hockey:


New Ulm 6, Fairmont 0


In area boys hockey:


Marshall 3, Hutchinson 0

New Ulm 14, Fairmont 0

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