The Worthington Trojans were defeated by the New Ulm Eagles 45-27 on Tuesday night in a high school wrestling dual in the WHS gym.
At 132 pounds, Ethan Meyer was winner for the Trojans by technical fall, as he defeated his opponent 17-0. At 170 pounds, Chase Byrne was a winner for WHS by major decision.
Also earning wins for WHS by decision were Alex Galvez at 113 and Evan Neuberger at 182. The Trojans also picked up victories by forfeit at 126 pounds and 138 pounds.
Worthington is scheduled to wrestle Saturday at a conference tournament in Pipestone.
The Luverne Cardinals girls basketball team led the Worthington Trojans 32-27 at halftime and grew that advantage in the second half as Luverne topped visiting WHS 73-54 on Tuesday night.
Trojans head coach Jessica Hogan remarked that it was a great-hard fought first half. In the second half, she added, Luverne hurt Worthington with second-chance opportunities.
Madison Beckmann paced the Trojans offensively with 18 points and made four 3-point field goals in the game. Beckmann also added three steals and connected on all four of her shots from the free-throw line.
Aisha Zeidi added nine points for Worthington, which is now 2-7 on the season. Beckmann and Ellie Weg led the rebounding effort with four each.
The Trojans next play Thursday at New Ulm.
New Ulm led by just 1-0 at the end of the first period but tallied five goals in the second as the Eagles blanked the visiting Trojans 9-0 in a Tuesday night boys hockey game.
New Ulm outshot Worthington 44-15 in the contest, with Jack Albrecht leading the way for the Eagles with a hat trick. The Trojan boys, now 1-7, next play Saturday afternoon at Minnesota River.
In girls hockey, it was New Ulm shutting out Worthington 13-0. The Trojans are now 2-9-1 this season and will next host Marshall on Friday night.
In area girls basketball Tuesday, it was:
Nicollet 62, Martin County West 52
West Lyon 72, Hills-Beaver Creek 23
Jackson County Central 76, Murray County Central 41
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 45, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 44
Marshall 51, Redwood Valley 20
New Ulm 79, Fairmont 46
Pipestone Area 73, Windom 55
Hinton 54, Sheldon 21
Spirit Lake 47, Rock Valley 42
South O’Brien 56, Harris-Lake Park 29
In area boys basketball:
Martin County West 58, ML-GHEC-T 49
Murray County Central 65, Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 59
Adrian-Ellsworth 85, Edgerton 46
Kirkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 62, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 40
Hills-Beaver Creek 81, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 68
Pipestone Area 97, Windom 84
Marshall 66, Redwood Valley 37
New Ulm 82, Fairmont 61
Sheldon 68, Hinton 53
Spirit Lake 77, Rock Valley 50
In girls hockey:
Fairmont 1, Mankato West 0
Albert Lea 3, Luverne 2
In boys hockey:
Fairmont 6, Minnesota River 5 (OT)