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Trojans post girls golf win; Lady Jays earn softball split

The Worthington Trojans topped host Luverne in a girls golf meet Tuesday afternoon by a score of 209-223.


Luverne’s Lauren Hansen shot a round of 49 to earn medalist honors. Right behind her were the Trojans’ Madison Beckmann and Lilly Mahlberg, who each had 50s. Rounding out the scoring lineup for WHS were Ellie Weg with a 54 and Tarren Spartz with a 55.


In boys golf, the Cardinals came out ahead of the Trojans 167-190. For Worthington, Tyler Jaycox had the low round with a 42. Andrew Mulder carded a 47, followed by Spenser Braaksma at 49 and Spenser Nickel at 52.


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In girls softball Tuesday afternoon, Worthington held a 6-5 edge over visiting Marshall after five innings, but the Tigers exploded for 13 runs over the final two frames to win 18-8.


Hannah McNab slammed a pair of fence-clearing homers for the Trojans while adding a double and driving in four runs. Katy Welch singled, doubled and scored twice for Worthington, now 1-3 on the season. The Trojans had nine hits total in the game, while Marshall had 16. Worthington trailed 4-0 after an inning and a half but rallied to move ahead in the top of the fifth before Tigers put up seven runs in the sixth and six in the seventh.


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In high school baseball, Worthington played at Marshall and was shut out 5-0. The Trojans dropped to 1-3 on the spring. Triston Sauerbrei had two of the Trojans' three hits and Mason Schutz had the other one. Cole Grimmius allowed just two hits in taking the loss on the mound.


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The Minnesota West Lady Jays split a softball twinbill with Rochester Tuesday, dropping the opener 16-11 before winning game two 11-6.


In the opener, Julia Schmoker had a pair of home runs and three hits total while scoring three times and driving in five for the host Lady Jays. Torrence Clelland added a homer, double and single and had two RBIs. Emily Dunlop homered, scored twice and drove in three.


In game two, Dunlop crushed a pair of homers and singled while scoring four runs and adding four RBIs. Schmoker went 2-for-4 with a homer, four runs scored and two RBIs. Makenzie Allen hit a solo homer, Hallie Morin singled and doubled while driving in two and Clelland singled and doubled while scoring twice.


Lady Jays head coach Keith Swenson said the game two win was a big victory that took a team to achieve and added that his squad made several good defensive plays as well. Minnesota West is now 4-6 on the season.


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The Minnesota West Lady Jays basketball team announced Tuesday that Skyler Petersen will be joining the team next season. Petersen is currently poised to graduate this spring from Deubrook, S.D. High School.



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