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WHS baseball loses at home; Trojans boys track wins

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

Fairmont’s Nate Soelter hit a home run, triple and double Tuesday and pitched the first five innings to lead his team to a 13-3 baseball win over the Trojans at the Worthington Middle School field.


Soelter’s solo shot to deep left got Fairmont, now 5-0 on the season, on the board in the first. His triple then highlighted a four-run third that put the Cardinals ahead 5-0. He was intentionally walked in his third at-bat before adding an RBI double in the sixth. In his final plate appearance in the seventh, going for the cycle. he reached base on a throwing error.


The Trojans got their first run in the third when Matthias Noble doubled to deep right-center with one out and late came home on a wild pitch. Then, in the fourth, Mason Schutz led off with a triple and came around to score on a groundout from Brandon Bosma. WHS added another run in the sixth on a pair of hits and a Fairmont error, but the Cardinals got five in the seventh to ice the game.


Lincoln Becker and Jack Koshab each had a pair of hits for Fairmont. Noble and Max Ostrem had two hits apiece for the Trojans, who had six in the game. WHS is now 0-5.


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Marshall’s Morgan Bjella threw a four-inning perfect game as the Tigers beat the visiting Trojans 16-0. Bjella struck out eight in retiring all 12 batters she faced. The Trojans are now 1-6 on the season.


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The Worthington Trojans boys track and field team came out on top Tuesday at the St. James Area Triangular, earning 106 points to finish first among four teams.


Winning events for the Trojans were Josiah Banegas in the 100, Abagotte Opiew in the 200 and long jump, Filmon Wolday in the 800, Fanuel Wolday in the 3200, Marenono Opiew in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, Mikele Walu in the high jump and Mak Lia in the triple jump. The 4x800 relay team was also victorious.


Charlie Brands was second in the high jump and third in 300 hurdles. Jacari Swinea was second in the 100 and Walu second in the 800. Also earning third places were Guta Buta in the 1600, Anthony Linder in the shot put, Adan Hinojosa in the discus and Alex Galvez in the pole vault.


In girls competition, Fairmont came out on top with 152 points. Worthington was third of four teams at 39 points.


Madi Singler took first place for the Trojans in the triple jump, and Lauryn Ahlers was second in the pole vault. Individuals garnering third-place showings were Cassie Schulz in the 100, Aisha Zeidi in the shot put and Kenadie Thiner in the pole vault.


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The Minnesota West women’s softball team split a home doubleheader with Riverland on Tuesday, losing game one 11-10 and winning game two 11-1.


The offensive highlight for the Lady Jays in the opener was Makenzie Allen’s grand slam. Kiarra Danielson was also hot at the plate, as she hit three singles and a double while driving in one run and scoring twice.


In the nightcap, Emily Dunlop homered and singled while driving in three and scoring twice. Torrence Clelland had three singles and three RBIs while scoring a pair of runs. Julia Schmoker homered and drove in three. Allen had two singles and scored three runs, and Taylor Ponto was the winning pitcher and scored two runs. Minnesota West is now 5-8 on the year.



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