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5 Bluejay Wrestlers join MCAC Hall of Fame

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference's Hall of Fame Class of 2014 includes 5 former Minnesota West Bluejay Wrestlers.

Joining the MCAC Hall of Fame in 2014 were former Bluejay wrestlers Nate Hanson (1998-2000), Chad Uhrig (1999-2001), Karl Knothe (2000-2002), Bryan Cowdin (2001-2002) and Nate Buys (2002-2004). They were officially recognized as 2014 inductees at the MCAC General Assembly meetings in March of last year.


Sendoff Scheduled for Worthington Trojan Wrestling Team

There will be a public sendoff for the Worthington Trojan Wrestling Team next week.

The Sendoff will take place at the Worthington High School Gym on Wednesday, February 25th from 10:50am to 11:05am before the Trojans head to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

The Trojans will face #1 seeded Simley in a Class 2A State Quarterfinal at 9:00am on Thursday, February 26th. Radio Works will have live coverage on FM 104.3 the Party and online at www.fm1043theparty.com


Sendoff Scheduled for Worthington Trojan Gymnastics Team

There will be a public sendoff for the Worthington Trojan Gymnastics Team as they head for the Minnesota State Gymnastics Meet this weekend.

The sendoff is scheduled for this Thursday at the Worthington High School Gym from 10:40am until 11:05am.


Section 3A and 3AA Boys Basketball Seedings

Seedings for the Section 3A and Section 3AA Boys Basketball Tournament have been released

Section 3A
South Sub-Section
#1 Murray County Central
#2 Southwest Christian
#3 Hills-Beaver Creek
#4 Westbrook-Walnut Grove
#5 Ellsworth
#6 Fulda
#7 Red Rock Central
#8 Adrian
#9 Edgerton
#10 Wabasso


HL-O Boys and Girls Basketball teams to hold fundraisers February 13th & 14th

The Heron Lake-Okabena Girls and Boys Basketball team will be holding fundraisers on February 13th and 14th

The Wildcat Girls and Boys basketball team have been raising money for former Southwest Star Concept student/athlete Tyler Leopold and his family. Tyler’s two-year-old daughter Elliana was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in September. She has been going through chemotherapy in Rochester and has a very successful surgery last week that removed 98% of her tumor.

All proceeds raised are going directly to the family to help pay for Elliana’s medical expenses.


Four Minnesota West Football Players sign National Letters of Intent to Move On

(Worthington, MN) Minnesota West Community & Technical College had four football players sign National Letters of Intent to continue playing football at the next level.

Connor Kunkel, from Luverne, Minnesota signed with the University of Minnesota-Crookston (Division 2)

Donovan Jackson, from Detroit, Michigan, signed with Austin Peay State University (Division 1-AA)

Stephon Hall from Detroit, Michigan, signed with Northeastern State University (Division 2)

Jonathan Johnson from Monroe, Michigan, signed with Southwest Minnesota State University (Division 2)


Wietzema commits to DWU

It was National Signing Day for area athletes to sign Letters of Intent on Wednesday to continue their football career at the next level.

Worthington senior Trevor Wietzema has declared to play football at college for the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers in Mitchell (SD). Wietzema was named the MVP of the Trojan Football team this past season and was a Big South All-Conference Selection. He has also been an All-Conference selection in wrestling and honorable mention all-conference in baseball. Trevor Wietzema is the son of Troy and Angela Wietzema.


Melissa Gehl named MCAC Player of the Week

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their weekly Women's Basketball awards and this week's MCAC Southern Division Player of the Week is Minnesota West's Melissa Gehl

Gehl, a freshman from Fulda, scored 57 points in the Lady Jays 2 victories last week including a 31-point effort in Minnesota's West win over Western Tech on Saturday. In those 2 games, Gehl was 23-of-50 (46%) from the field and made 6 three-pointers.


One Last Time! Tour

Barry Manilow recently announced that he is going to “hit the road” and perform concerts across North America ONE LAST TIME!, along with special guest Dave Koz. Manilow will launch his multiple-city ONE LAST TIME! Tour beginning in Omaha, NE on February 11, 2015 at the CenturyLink Center.