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Lady Jays begin play in National Tournament today (Thursday)

It’s a big day today for the Minnesota West Lady Jay Basketball team and Head Coach Mike Fury.

Minnesota West begins play today in the NJCAA Division III National Tournament as the #6 seeded Lady Jays will face #3 Mohawk Valley (NY) in a National Quarterfinal at 5:00pm (CT) and today’s game has been a long time coming for Lady Jay Head Coach Mike Fury.


New Competitive Section Assignments from the Minnesota State High School League

Another 2 years have passed and the Minnesota State High School League has released their new Competitive Section Assignments for the next 2 years beginning next year in 2015-2016.

For Worthington there has been a few changes, but many sports remain the same

Football: Worthington remains in Section 3AAA. There are 7 teams total in the section with two new additions, fellow Big South Conference members Jackson County Central and Luverne. The other 4 teams in the section are Fairmont, Sibley East, St. Peter and St. James Area


District 518 students preparing for Spring Sports Season

Here are a few notes for District 518 students and parents as the Spring Sports Season approaches.

For Worthington Middle School students:
Students need to have a physical and MSHSL form on file before they can participate. Fees are 30 dollars and 15 dollars for free and reduced students. Track, Baseball, Softball, Boys Tennis, & Golf will start on Monday March 23.
Parent meetings are scheduled as follows
Baseball – March 23 at 4:00pm in the MS cafeteria
Softball – March 23 at 5:00pm in the MS cafeteria

For Worthington High School Students:


Red Rock All-Conference Girls Basketball Team

The Red Rock Conference has released their 2014-2015 All-Conference Girls Basketball Team

All-Conference
Courtney Place, SR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Andrea Hinkeldey, JR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Kailey Wendland, SR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Sariah Cheadle, SR, Fulda
Courtney Tiesler, SR, Fulda
Elizabeth Thier, SR, Adrian
Jade Giese, SR, Murray County Central
Ann Pater, JR, Southwest Christian
Alexis Knutson, SR, Southwest Christian
Savannah Tinklenberg, SR, Southwest Christian
Tianna Top, SR, Southwest Christian
Olivia Bittner, JR, Red Rock Central
Ramsey Piotter, SO, Red Rock Central


Red Rock All-Conference Boys Basketball Team

The Red Rock Conference has released their All-Conference Boys Basketball team for the 2014-2015 season

All-Conference
Trey Cranston, SR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Bennett Appel, SR, Fulda
Brady Lonneman, SR, Adrian
Taylor Recker, SR, Adrian
Logan Kluis, SR, Murray County Central
Grant Everson, SR, Murray County Central
Grant Rohrer, JR, Murray County Central
Justin Kruse, SR, Ellsworth
Brevan Jasper, SR, Southwest Christian
Luke Nibbelink, SR, Southwest Christian
Jay DeBoer, SR, Southwest Christian
Braden Ellingson, SR, Hills-Beaver Creek
Carey Taubert, SR, Hills-Beaver Creek


Wietzema signs Letter of Intent to play football at Dakota Wesleyan

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Worthington Trojan senior Trevor Wietzema made his college choice official on Wednesday by signing a National Letter of Intent to play football for the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers next season.

The big man from Worthington is coming off an outstanding senior season anchoring the Trojan football teams’ offensive and defensive line and was a Big South All-Conference selection in Football this season, helping the Trojans to a 4-5 record, their best season since 2005.


Buysse earns All-Region 13 honors

The NJCAA National Office announced Wednesday the NJCAA All-Region 13 Team.

Derek Buysse, a sophomore, from Minnesota West was named to the 2015 NJCAA Men's Basketball Region 13 Team. The NJCAA Region 13 team is made up of the top ten players in Region 13.

Buysse was also named to the MCAC All-Southern Division team and All-MCAC team. Buysee was also named to the MCAC Academic teams for basketball and baseball last season.


Voss named GPAC Player of the Year

Former Worthington Trojan Jalen Voss has gathered up some serious hardware this season. The former Trojan boys basketball standout, now a senior at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell (SD), was recently named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Player of the Year. In his senior season Voss averaged 21 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He was named the GPAC Player of the Week 3 times during his senior season. Voss was named to the All-GPAC First Team this season and has been a First Team selection the last 3 seasons.


Alwal earns All-SEC Honors in her senior season

The SEC has released their postseason award in Women’s Basketball and Mississippi State senior and former Worthington Trojan Girls Basketball standout Martha Alwal was named an All-SEC 2nd team selection and was chosen for the All-SEC defensive team.


Big South All-Conference Wrestling Team

The Big South Conference has released their All-Conference Wrestling Squad for the 2014-2015 season.

All-Conference
WEST DIVISION
Jacob Prunty, FR, Worthington
Hser Eh Pwae, JR, Worthington
Nic Putnam, SO, Worthington
Carson Hagen, SR, Worthington
Trevor Wietzema, SR, Worthington
Zach Spinks, 8th grade, Windom/ Mountain Lake
Alex Borsgard, 8th grade, Windom/ Mountain Lake
Evan Wiens, SO, Windom/ Mountain Lake
Wyatt Stevens, SR, Windom/ Mountain Lake
Joe Fischenich, SR, Windom/ Mountain Lake
Jared Willaby, SR, Windom/ Mountain Lake
Jake Junker, SR, Windom/ Mountain Lake