Sports

First Nite and Gopher League Amateur Baseball Playoffs are set

The matchups are set for the First Nite and Gopher League Amateur Baseball Playoffs. Winners of the Best-of-3 series will advance to the Region 13C Tournament

The Wilmont Cardinals received the #1 seed from the Gopher League and receive a bye and advance automatically to the Region 13C Tournament

The Jackson Bulls received the #1 seed from the First Nite League and receive a bye and advance automatically to the Region 13C Tournament


Long-time WHS Teacher and Coach Don Basche died Wednesday

Former Worthington District #518 School Teacher and long-time Worthington Trojan Boys Basketball Coach Don Basche died on Wednesday, July 9th after suffering a stroke. The 80-year-old Basche fell ill during a Hospice Cottage Inc. Board of Directors meeting and passed away at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center.


All Comers Track Meet in Worthington

The Worthington Area YMCA and the Worthington Optimist Club are once again teaming up for the All Comers Track Meet, which will be held Monday, July 14th at the track at Trojan Field in Worthington. This is a FREE event, with age division starting as young as 3 years old to the 13 and older division. Events include a 50 meter dash, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash and the 800 meter run. Field Events include the Softball Throw, Long Jump and High Jump.


Bluejay Golf Scramble

The annual Minnesota West Bluejay Golf Scramble is coming up once again. The Bluejay Scramble will be held on Saturday, August 9th at the Worthington Country Club, starting with a shotgun start at 10:00am. It's 5-person teams with a donation of $50 dollars per golfer. That includes golfing, lunch, prizes and beverages.


Gruis signs Pro Basketball Contact with Sweden club

Trevor Gruis of the University of South Dakota has signed on with the Swedish basketball club Jamtland, who competes in the Basketligan of Sweden. The 6'9” native of Ellsworth is coming off a stellar college career with the Coyotes. Gruis was a model of consistency in college, starting 116 games out of 121 career games with the Coyotes. Gruis finished his 4-year career by averaging 11.1 points per game and pulled down 6.3 rebounds per game. He averaged 9.6 points per game as a freshman, 11.3 PPG as a sophomore, 12.3 PPG as a junior and 11.3 PPG as a senior.


MSHSBCA All-State Baseball Teams

The Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association have released their 2014 All-State Teams

Class A All-State Team
Sam Huska, Sophomore, Windom
Nick Petersen, Senior, Murray County Central
Cooper Scheffler, Senior, Springfield
Neil Eichten, Senior, Wabasso
Austin Buysse, Senior, Minneota
Logan Sandgren, Senior, BOLD (Class A Player of the Year)
Trent Athmann, Junior, BOLD
Trevor Nissen, Senior, BOLD
Hans Alwin, Senior, West Lutheran
Austin Baab, Senior, Wabasha Kellogg
Riley Bernsdorf, Junior, Floodwood
Lars Brevik, Senior, Lafayette-Red Lake Falls


Minnesota Wild Road Tour stop in Southwest Minnesota

The 2014 Wells Fargo Minnesota Wild Road Tour, will visit 18 cities in two states from June 24-26, leading into the Summer Bash at Xcel Energy Center on Friday, June 27

One of the stops will be here in Worthington on Thursday of next week. On June 26th, the Minnesota Wild Road Tour will be at the Worthington Arena from 11:30am-12:30pm on Thursday. Minnesota Wild Players and Personalities to stop in Worthington are current Wild Left Wing Matt Cooke and former Minnesota Wild standout Wes Walz. The Tour will stop in Marshall the day before on Wednesday at the Lockwood Motors Ice Arena.


Southwest All-Conference Girls Golf Team

The Southwest Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Girls Golf Team

All-Conference
Alison Benson, JCC
Abby Brinkman, JCC
Abby Benson, JCC
Jessica Blanchard, Marshall
Hannah Peterson, Marshall
Kami Love, Marshall

Honorable Mention
Lexie Hoffman, JCC
Sarah Vogl, Marshall
Kenzie Mace, Redwood Valley
Kelsey Hansfeld, Windom
Maitland Vollan, Windom
Miki Bolin, Windom


Southwest All-Conference Boys Golf Team

The Southwest Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Boys Golf Team

All-Conference
Will Mulder, Worthington
Brett Haukom, Marshall
Matt Bennett, Marshall
Jacob Baker, Marshall
Adam Hengel, Redwood Valley
Mitch Fischer, Redwood Valley

Honorable Mention
Tyler Van Hove, Worthington
Joe Brinkman, JCC
Jon Wyffels, Marshall
Matt Christianson, Marshall
Alex Buysse, Marshall
Ryan Clark, Windom


Southwest All-Conference Boys Tennis Team

The Southwest Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Boys Tennis team

All-Conference
Carter Lindner, SR, Worthington
Andrew Johnson, JR, Worthington
Ben Doeden, SR, Worthington
Bryan Doeden, SO, Worthington
Andrew Jelken, SR, Luverne
Jonny Vajgrt, SR, Luverne
Blake Ziegler, SR, Luverne
Cory Stroeh, JR, Luverne
Tyler Hagen, SO, Redwood Valley
Connor Hagemyer, JR, MACCRAY