Area Sports Headlines

Region 13C Amateur Baseball Tournament field has been set

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The matchup have been set for the Region 13C Amateur Baseball playoffs which will begin on Wednesday. The Jackson Bulls are the #1 seed and will face the #8 seed Adrian Athletics in a best-of-three series. Game 1 is in Jackson on Wednesday night with Game 2 in Adrian Friday night and if needed Game 3 would be back in Jackson Sunday afternoon

The Wilmont Cardinals are the #2 seed and will face the #7 seeded Martin County Foxes in a best-of-three series. Game 1 will be in Truman on Wednesday night with Game 2 in Wilmont Saturday afternoon and if needed Game 3 will be back in...


MCAC Winter & Spring Academic Award Winners

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The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their 2013-2014 Winter and Spring Sports Academic Award Winners. Athletes can receive MCAC academic recognition if they have a cumulative G.P.A. 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 had a number of student-athletes receive Winter & Spring Academic Award honors this season. They include:
Brittney Hermeling: women’s basketball/softball
Christine Kazemba: women’...


Worthington High School Eligibility Meeting set for July 31st

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On Thursday, July 31, 2014 there will be a meeting for all athletes and parents participating in sports at Worthington High School for the 2014-2015 school year. The general meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The agenda will include Minnesota State High School League rules, WHS academic eligibility rules, and attendance requirements for practice and game participation. Following the general meeting, each fall sport participant will meet their respective coaches to discuss team information, pay participation fees and sign the participation forms. All forms and...


Tyler Starr to visit Sheldon on Friday

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Former Central Lyon/George-Little Rock and University of South Dakota Football standout Tyler Starr will be making an appearance in the area this Friday (7/18) in Sheldon.

Starr, a Little Rock (IA) native, just completed his senior season with the USD Coyotes where he was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 7th round.

Tyler Starr will be stopping by the Hy-Vee in Sheldon on Friday from 2:00pm-4:00pm


First Nite and Gopher League Amateur Baseball Playoffs are set

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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

The Worthington Cubs received the #4 seed from the First Nite League and will face the #5 seed from the Gopher League, the Adrian A's....


Long-time WHS Teacher and Coach Don Basche died Wednesday

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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.

Don Basche was a Worthington High School Graduate from the Class of 1952. After graduation, Basche went on to Worthington Community College and played Football, Basketball, Tennis and Track and won a conference championship in basketball. After WCC, Basche would go on...


All Comers Track Meet in Worthington

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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.

Everyone is invited to attend so come out and enjoy a free hotdog meal as kids will have a chance to participate...


Bluejay Golf Scramble

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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.

To sign up for the Bluejay Scramble, contact Mike Fury at 507-372-3407. The Bluejay Scramble is a fundraiser for the Minnesota West Athletics Department and is sponsored by the Bluejay Booster Club and Wells Fargo Bank. If you would like to reserve a golf cart...


Gruis signs Pro Basketball Contact with Sweden club

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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.

Trevor will begin...


MSHSBCA All-State Baseball Teams

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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...