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Trojan Wrestling and Gymnastics teams qualified for state on Saturday


It was a banner day for Worthington Trojan fans as the Trojan Wrestling and Gymnastics team both punched a ticket to State on Saturday.

The Worthington Trojan Wrestling team was in action on the Section 3AA Semi-Finals and Finals in Redwood Falls on Saturday. The Trojans opponent in the Semi-Finals was Quad County. The Trojans got out to a fast start at 106 pounds as Jacob Prunty gave the Trojans a 6-0 lead with a pin at 5:39. Hser Eh Pwae followed up at 113 pounds with a pin in 3:05 to bump the Trojan lead up to 12-0. Worthington's fast start continued at 120 pounds as Hser Moo...

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
--Play-In Games will be played on February 19th. Adrian will host Edgerton and Red Rock Central will host Wabasso. Super Saturday will be in Worthington on February 21st. The 1st of the 4 games will feature #1 MCC facing...

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.

On the season, Gehl is averaging 16.7 points per game and is #3 in the Southern Division in free throw percentage shooting an even 80% on the...

Will Mulder signs with Dordt


On Monday night, Worthington Trojan Senior Will Mulder committed to continue both his basketball and golf careers with the Dordt Defenders, a 4-year school based in Sioux Center (IA)

Mulder talked about why he chose Dordt

“They have my major. I like Ag. Not to mention their basketball program is top notch. I like how Ross Douma runs his team, runs the program. It’s all-around good.”

It was a tough summer for Mulder after he tore his ACL playing with the Southwest Minnesota Stars AAU Basketball team in a tournament in Milwaukee in July. But Mulder didn’t let that...

Iowa Lakes Softball signs 4 area athletes


Iowa Lakes Head Softball Coach Corey Christopher has announced that 4 area athletes will play softball for Iowa Lakes

Tara Sudenga of Luverne, Minn., has signed a National Junior College Letter of Intent to play softball for the Lakers beginning this season.

Sudenga is a 2014 graduate of Luverne (Minn.) High School who was a standout softball player for the Cardinals. She was a four-year starting infielder who was twice selected to the All-Southwest Conference team. In both her junior and senior seasons she led the team in hits, runs, and RBIs. She finished her career as a...

Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan to make a stop in Worthington on Jan. 20th


The 55th annual Twins Winter Caravan will be making a stop in Worthington on January 20th.

The Twins Caravan will be making a stop at the Worthington Area YMCA and DeGroot Family Center on Collegeway in Worthington on January 20th from 9:00am-9:45am. Making a stop in Worthington this year is Twins Infielder Brian Dozier, Pitcher Brian Duensing and announcer Jack Morris and Dick Bremer alonf with T.C. Bear.

The public is invited and there is no charge to attend.

Luverne Cardinals Boys Hockey Team to play in 9th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota


The Luverne Cardinals Boys Hockey team is getting the chance to play on the big stage.

Luverne is 1 of 6 teams that will take center stage on an outdoor, refrigerated rink at St. Paul's Holman Field, highlighting the ninth annual Hockey Day Minnesota spectacular slated for this Saturday. Fighter jets and assault helicopters will form the spectacle's preliminary backdrop, with the skyline of downtown St. Paul behind them.

Luverne will take on St. Paul Johnson on Saturday morning at 10:00am with the game to be broadcast on Fox Sports North