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Changes coming to Worthington Football Schedule for 2014 and beyond

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With the beginning of the new Big South Conference just on the horizon, there will be a new look to the Worthington Trojan Football team's schedule beginning next season.

The Big South Conference features teams from the Southwest Conference and the South Central Conference. Worthington's 2014 schedule will all be Big South Conference games, facing 4 teams from the former Southwest Conference and 4 from the former South Central Conference.

The 4 former Southwest Conference rivals the Trojans will face in 2014 will be Marshall, Windom, Redwood Valley and Luverne. So in 2014...


2 area athletes sign on to wrestle for SMSU

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Two area athletes signed national letters of intent to continue their wrestling careers with the Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs in Marshall.

Last week Worthington’s Anthony Luft signed on to wrestle for the Mustangs. Luft was a 4-time place winner at the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament. As a freshman, Luft finished in 6th place at the 103 pound weight class at the Class AA State Tournament. As a sophomore, Luft finished in 5th place at 106 pounds. Anthony Luft won his first state championship as a junior, winning the 120 pound state championship in triple...


Tiffany Gehl named a NJCAA All-American

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Minnesota West Sophomore Tiffany Gehl continues to add awards to her list of accomplishments as the Fulda native has been named a National Junior College Athletic Association Division III All-American

Tiffany Gehl was chosen as a First-Team All-American selection. Gehl averaged 22.9 points per game this season in helping to lead the Minnesota West Lady Jays to a 22-6 record and a runner-up finish in this year’s Region 13 tournament. Tiffany Gehl also became the Lady Jays’ all-time leading scorer, passing Sam Lynn’s 1,147 points. Gehl averaged 20.6 points per game as a freshman,...


Bents named NSIC Field Athlete of the Week

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University of Sioux Falls thrower Jordon Bents was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Field Athlete of the Week by the conference office announced on Monday morning.

The Worthington, Minn. native came away with a third place finish in the Shot Put at the Wayne State Wildcat Classic in Wayne, Neb. on Saturday. Bents was the top Division II finisher at the meet and also holds the 17th best mark in Division II this season with his NCAA provisional qualifying launch of 52-10.25 (16.11m). Bents also competed in the Discus where his throw of 136-3 (41.52m) placed him 22nd...


Minnesota Coaches Association Academic Awards

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The Minnesota Boys and Girls Basketball Coaches Association have released academic awards for the 2013-2014 season.

The Minnesota Boys Basketball Coaches Association has released their 2013-2014 Academic All-State Teams. In Class AAA & Class AAAA, Worthington’s Will Dudley was chosen as an Academic All-State Honorable Mention selection this season. In Class A & AA, Southwest Christian’s Leighton Sampson and Mountain Lake Area’s Carter Kirk were both Academic All-State Selections.

The Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association has recognized players from area...


Southwest All-Conference Girls Basketball Team

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The Southwest Conference has released their 2013-2014 All-Conference Girls Basketball team.

All-Conference:
Ana Boever, Worthington
Brooke Henning, Worthington
Paige Gravenhof, Worthington
Abbie Landgaard, Worthington
Kaylee Burmeister, Jackson County Central
Rachel Sorenson, Windom
Kenzie Beekman, Marshall
Hannah Bennett, Marshall
Sarah Buysse, Marshall
Callie Graff, Marshall

Honorable Mention:
Rachel Johnson, Jackson County Central
Kelsey Hanefeld, Windom
Libby Schneider, Pipestone
Lauren...


Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-State Teams

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The Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association has released their 2013-2014 All-State Girls Basketball Teams.

Class AAA All State
Kenzie Beekman, Marshall
Grace Coughlin, Benilde-St. Margaret's
Bryanna Fernstrom, Chisago Lakes
Brianna Rasmusson, Fergus Falls
Bailey Strand, Fergus Falls
Michaela Rasmussen, Holy Family Catholic
Claire Ziegler, Mankato East
Chase Coley, Minneapolis Washburn
Grace Sawatzke, Monticello
Cayla McMorris, Park Center
Brooke Yaggie, Thief River Falls (Lincoln HS)
Anna Schmitt, Waconia...


MCAC Fall Academic Award Winners

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The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their 2013-2014 Fall 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 Fall Academic Award honors this season. They include:
Travis Beeck, Football
Sean Benton, Football
Edgar Blackbull, Football
Daniel Devivo,...


Jalen Voss named a NAIA All-American

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The accolades continue to pile up for Dakota Wesleyan University junior Jalen Voss, as the former Worthington Trojan has been named a NAIA Division II All-American.

Voss was selected as a NAIA Division II 3rd Team All-American Selection. Jalen Voss wrapped up an outstanding junior season by leading the Tigers in scoring, averaging 20.9 points per game. He also was the Tigers' leading rebounder, pulling down 7.4 rebounds per game, helping to lead Dakota Wesleyan to an 18-14 season. He ranked 2nd in the Great Plains Athletic Conference in both categories and for the 2nd straight...


Tiffany Gehl named a WBCA All-American

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The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced on Wednesday night their 2013-2014 10-member Junior/Community College Coaches’ All-America Team and one the selection was Minnesota West's Tiffany Gehl

Gehl, a sophomore from Fulda, averaged 22.9 points per game this season in helping to lead the Minnesota West Lady Jays to a 22-6 record and a runner-up finish in this year’s Region 13 tournament. Tiffany Gehl also became the Lady Jays’ all-time leading scorer, passing Sam Lynn’s 1,147 points. Gehl averaged 20.6 points per game as a freshman, helping Minnesota West finish 2012-...