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Trojans snap boys hockey losing streak, win 6-2

The Worthington Trojans boys hockey team snapped an 11-game losing streak Thursday night, as Easton Newman scored four times and Caden Van Briesen added two goals in a 6-2 victory at Redwood Valley.


Newman gave the Trojans a 1-0 at 15:13 of the first period when he scored on an assist from Dawson Duangapei. He scored again at 6:50 on a power-play goal on assists from Spenser Nickel and Ian Bumgardner. Van Briesen got both of his goals on power plays later in the second period – with Andrew Jimenez assisting on one and Bumgardner on the other – to make it 4-0.


A shorthanded goal from Newman on a feed from Bumgardner made it 5-0 early in the third period. Newman scored again later on a pass from Van Briesen for the game’s final goal.


WHS head coach Tyler Nienkerk noted that his team came out fast from the start, moving well and creating chances. The Trojans started getting a lot of traffic in front of the net and had some nice shots. The coach added that Collin Ahlers played a very good game in net, making 21 saves. Nienkerk noted that the power play worked very well and changed the game in Worthington’s favor in the second period.


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In girls hockey Thursday, it was host Marshall shutting out Worthington by a score of 11-0. Abbey Foley had a hat trick for the Tigers in the game. Trojans starting goalie Jenna Dykstra was injured in the second period and Sadie Nickel – normally a defender – stepped up and filled the net for the remainder of the game.


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The WHS boys basketball team narrowed a 12-point deficit late but came up short on the road against New Ulm 69-63, ending a seven-game win streak.


Jacari Swinea had 18 points to lead the Trojans offensively. Abagotte Opiew added 13 points, and Mikele Walu and Zach Hayenga each had 12.


Worthington coach Clint Meyer commented that his team didn’t have its best shooting night and that New Ulm 6-foot-9-inch post player Nathan Firle altered a lot of shots. Meyer added that he felt the Trojans had the momentum late in the game, but just ran out of time.


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The Worthington Trojans accumulated 142.525 points Thursday night as they captured a dual meet at home against Windom Area, which scored 118.8.


The Trojans’ Hali Bullerman was once again the winner in the all-around competition, as she finished with 36.75 points. Teammates Cristy Bonegas and Addison Gerber were second and third, respectively.


Bullerman wound up with first-place finishes in each of the individual events. She won the vault with a score of 9.425, was first on the bars with an 8.65, took the top spot on the balance beam at 9.45 and won the floor with a 9.225.


Banegas was second on the bars, second on the floor and third on the vault. Gerber was third on the bars, beam and floor. Soleta was second on the vault, and Olivia Barber second on the beam.


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The Worthington wrestling team went 1-2 Thursday in a quadrangular meet in Montevideo. The Trojans defeated BOLD 63-12, lost to Minneota 54-19 and fell to Dawson-Boyd-Lac Qui Parle-Montevideo United 68-3


Against BOLD, winners by fall for the Trojans were Saul Galvez at 106 pounds and Miat Htoo at 145. Ethan Meyer also won by decision for WHS at 132. The Trojans were also awarded eight wins on forfeits.


Against Minneota, Dalton Larson won by fall at 120 pounds for WHS as did Mason Schutz at 220. Eh Day Htoo won by major decision at 170, and Meyer by decision at 132.


Alex Galvez, at 113 pounds, picked up the lone three points for the Trojans in their other matchup.


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In area girls basketball Thursday night, it was:


Southwest Minnesota Christian 70, Westbrook-Walnut Grove 33

Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 52, Red Rock Central 31

Edgerton 68, Adrian-Ellsworth 40

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 63, Yellow Medicine East 54

Luverne 70, Fairmont 45

Windom 73, Jackson County Central 71

Sibley-Ocheyedan 94, Harley-Melvin-Sanborn 41

Harris-Lake Park 33, Trinity Christian 28

Heelan 64, Western Christian 28


In boys basketball:


Martin County West 78, Alden-Conger 45

Lakeview 79, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 50

Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 78, Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 66

Murray County Central 54, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 54

Fairmont 59, Luverne 55

West Lyon 66, George-Little Rock 45

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 56, Sibley-Ocheyedan 28

Harris-Lake Park 63, Trinity Christian 52


In girls hockey:


Luverne 4, Windom Area 2


In boys hockey:


Fairmont 7, Waseca 3

Luverne 4, Marshall 2





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