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Three Minnesota West Athletes earn High Academic Honors from NJCAA


The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced their 2014-2015 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards

Minnesota West had 3 student-athletes earn awards from the NJCAA.

Derek Buysse, who played basketball and baseball for Minnesota West) earned the Superior Academic Achievement Award (given to athletes with a GPA between 3.8 to 3.99 on a 4.0 scale)

Bridget Kramer, who played basketball at Minnesota West) also earned the Superior Academic Achievement Award

Brittney Hermeling, who played Volleyball and Basketball at Minnesota West) earned the...

Great Life Golf teams up with All Day Fore Africa for annual golf event


At a press conference Monday night at the Worthington Country Club, Great Life Malaska Golf & Fitness announced their partnership with All Day Fore Africa for the 6th annual event to be held at the Worthington Country Club on Monday, July 13th

This year’s mission is named Abana, which in Rwanda means kids. The goal is to raise $40,000 which will help produce, manage and provide a nutritious meal 2 days a week for a year to 863 kids in two schools in Kibeho, located in Southern Rwanda in Africa

In the past, golfers teamed up to golf 100 holes to help raise money from the...

Press Conference for this year's All Day Fore Africa Golf event


Great Life Golf in Worthington is hosting a press conference tonight at the Worthington Country Club at 6:00pm tonight to go over details of the 6th Annual All Day Fore Africa event which will be held on Monday, July 13th at the Worthington Country Club.

This year’s goal is to raise $40,000 which will be used to help feed the kids from 2 schools in the village of Kibeho, which is located in Southern Rwanda in Africa, 863 children in all.

The public is invited to come out to the press conference tonight to learn more about All Day Fore Africa and the Golf Fundraiser on the...

MCAC Spring Academic Award Winners


The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their 2014-2015 Spring Academic Award Winners

Athletes are given MCAC academic recognition if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better at the end of the semester in which the majority of the sport season occurs and they have enrolled in and completed a minimum of 12 credits during that semester

Minnesota West
Nathan Adrian (baseball)
Colin Brons (baseball)
Derek Buysse (baseball, men's basketball)
Tavon Gibbs (baseball)
Ryan Lee (baseball)
Joe Taylor (baseball)
Vencel Tigue (...

Minnesota West Basketball Camp


Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington is hosting a basketball camp for area boys and girls at the end of the month of June.

The basketball camp will be held on Monday, June 29th and Tuesday, June 30th. The camp is open to boys and girls entering 1st through 8th grade this upcoming fall. Kids entering 1st through 4th grade will have their camp at the Worthington YMCA with lower hoops from 10:00am until Noon on both days. Kids entering 5th through 8th grade will have their camp at the Minnesota West Gym at the Center for Health and Wellness on the...

Worthington Trap Shooting Team qualifies for State Tournament


It was a successful day Friday for the Worthington Trojan Trap Shooting Team.

The Worthington High School Trap Shooting team competed in the 2015 Championship Shoot in Alexandria on Friday, June 12th.

Nathan Patten was recognized for his 3rd highest average score during the 2015 season for conference 5 in Class 2A and the Team was awarded the conference championship.

The top 6 teams qualified for the 2nd annual Minnesota State High School League sponsored shoot to be held on June 20th. There are 20 teams in total invited to the State Competition, along with the top...

Big South All-Conference Baseball Team


The Big South Conference has released their 2015 All-Conference Baseball Team

Big Division
Roque Soto, SR, Worthington
Torey Rogers, JR, Worthington
Spencer Chirpich, SR, Fairmont
Tyler Tennyson, JR, Fairmont
Jack Waletich, JR, Fairmont
Matt Lytle, JR, Fairmont
Parker Monsen, SR, Fairmont
Ben Abel, SR, Fairmont
Clayton Maakestad, JR, Fairmont
Drew Hmielewski, JR, Marshall
Noah Winkelman, SR, Marshall
Conner Winkelman, SR, Marshall
Dylan Criquet-Danielson, SO, Marshall
JT Hoffmann...

Big South All-Conference Softball Team


The Big South Conference has released their 2015 All-Conference Softball Team

Big Division
Betsy Thompson, SR, Worthington
Katie Rogers, JR, Worthington
Kylie Ahl, SR, Blue Earth Area
Tieryn Arens, JR, Fairmont
Michaela Gochanour, SR, Fairmont
Taylor Nuss, SR, Fairmont
Miranda Fischer, SR, Marshall
Tori Botten, SR, New Ulm
Brittany Denn, JR, New Ulm
Briana Sieve, SR, New Ulm
Nikki Dittrich, JR, New Ulm
Kayla Brandes, SO, New Ulm
Emily Carpenter, JR, St. Peter...

Big South Boys Tennis All-Conference Teams


The Big South Conference has released their 2015 Boys Tennis All-Conference Teams

West Division
Andrew Johnson, SR, Worthington
Nick Newman, SR, Worthington
Erik Wohnoutka, JR, Luverne
Jacob Jarchow, JR, Luverne
Chris Jelken, SO, Luverne
Dalton Schoeneman, SO, Luverne
John Foss, SR, St. James Area
Sandin Skow, SO, St. James Area
Tyler Hagen, JR, Redwood Valley

Honorable Mention
Bryan Doeden, JR, Worthington
Cory Stroeh, SR, Luverne
Aaron Pluym, JR, St. James Area
Cameron Giese,...

Big South All-Conference Golf Teams


The Big South Conference has released their all-conference boys and girls golf teams

Boys Golf:
Will Mulder, SR, Worthington
Tyler Van Hove, JR, Worthington
Jacob Prunty, FR, Worthington
Ben Koepsell, FR, Worthington
Joe Brinkman, SR, Jackson County Central
Austin Olson, SR, Jackson County Central
Jack Brinkman, 7th Grade, Jackson County Central
Coy Gonnerman, FR, Luverne
Jon Wyffels, SR, Marshall
Jacob Baker, SR, Marshall
Spencer Aufenthie, SR, Marshall
Jonah Cooper, SR, New Ulm