Trojans open softball season with 1-0 win
The Worthington Trojans softball team finally got its season underway Thursday, and the Trojans edged Fairmont at home 1-0.
Hailey Grimmius went the distance pitching for WHS, allowing just one hit and one walk and striking out 18. Grimmius also scored the only run in the game, as she led off the first inning with a hit and advanced to second base on an Olivia Hayenga sacrifice bunt before coming home on Hannah McNab’s RBI double.
The Trojans next host St. James Area on Monday.
Worthington’s Logan Powers won medalist honors with a 38, but the Trojans’ boys golf team was defeated at home by Pipestone Area by the score of 169 to 182.
Braxton Thompson’s 39 led the Arrows, while Max Taubert and Breylon Kuiper each had 41. Also with scoring rounds for the Trojans were Tyler Jaycox with 41 and Andrew Mulder with 49; Spenser Braaksma and Spenser Nickel each had 54.
Powers was medalist Thursday for the second time this season for WHS, which hosts the Trojan Invite on Saturday.
In girls golf, Madison Beckmann’s 50 was best for the Trojans as they topped the Arrows. Also with scoring rounds for Worthington were Abby Bristow with 51, and Ellie Weg and Mia Nixon with respective rounds of 53.
It was a fine day for Worthington High School relay teams at the Windom Eagles track and field meet Thursday.
The boys 4x100 relay team of Miat Htoo, Jacari Swinea, Josiah Banegas and Mak Lia picked up a win, as did the 4x200 relay team of Lia, Swinea, Jose Reveles and Abagotte Opiew and the 4x800 quartet of Ofbeka Morke, Mikele Walu, Mason Bobb and Filmon Wolday.
The Trojans girls, meanwhile, had their 4x100 relay team of New Gora, Bailey Newman, Addison Gerber and Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor take first, as did their 4x200 team of New Gora, Gerber, Pham Gora and Newman.
Individually for Worthington, Walu won the 800 meters, Marenono Opiew took the 300-meter hurdles and Abagotte Opiew captured the triple jump. Scheitel-Taylor was a winner in both the 200 meters and triple jump, while Newman was a victor in the 100 meters and Kenadie Thiner was triumphant in the pole vault.
Southwest Christian/Edgerton won both the boys’ and girls’ championships in the four-team meet. Worthington was third in both.
In boys tennis, the WHS tennis team won three of the four singles matches Thursday and topped Pipestone Area on the road 4-3.
The Trojans' Ian Barber defeated the Arrows' Ryan Woodbury 6-4, 7-5 at No. 2 singles, while Ezra Bonnett of WHS outlasted PA’s Lucas Zupp 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 at No. 3 singles and the Trojans' David Sternke beat the Arrows' Makhi Winter 6-0 6-1 at No. 4 singles.
Worthington also got a triumph at No. 3 doubles, as Matthew Becker and Steven Adams defeated Cody Norberg and Mathew Swenson 6-0, 6-1.
In high school baseball Thursday, host Fairmont topped Worthington 12-1. Coy Turner drove in the lone run for the Trojans, who got just two hits and are now 2-3.