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MCAC Spring Academic Award Winners

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The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their 2012-2013 Spring Sports Academic Award Winners. Athletes are given MCAC academic recognition if they have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher at the end of the semester in which the majority of the sports season occurs and they have enrolled in and completed a minimum of 12 credits during that semester.

Earning MCAC Academic Honors from Minnesota West:
Logan Ahlers-Men's Basketball
Orie Brown-Men's Basketball
Taylor Lupton-Men's Basketball
Luke Roddy-Men's Basketball
Jackson Seitzinger-Men's...


Kremer signs 10-day contract with Northwoods League squad

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Wilmont native and 2010 Worthington High School Graduate Steven Kremer has recently signed a 10-day contract to play baseball with the Alexandria Blue Anchors of the Northwoods League.

Kremer, now a sophomore at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, is coming off a fantastic season for the Mustangs. This season, Kremer played in 35 games for the Mustangs, finishing second on the team in batting average with an average of .374, second on the team in doubles with 17, fourth on the team in RBI’s with 22 and second on the Mustangs in on-base percentage with a .566....


Area Athletes earn All-State Baseball Honors

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The Minnesota Baseball Coaches Association has released their All-State Baseball teams for the 20-13 season.

On the Class AA All-State Baseball team, Blake Rogers of Reading was named to the All-State team, Rogers, who just finished his senior season for the Worthington Trojans, had an excellent 2013 season, hitting .455 during the season, with an on-base percentage of .600. He finished the season with 18 RBI’s on 25 hits this season with 3 doubles, 2 triples and 3 homeruns. Rogers was even better in conference play, hitting for an average of .568 with an on-base percentage of ....


Southwest Conference All-Conference Boys Tennis Team

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The Southwest Conference has released their 2013 All-Conference Boys Tennis Team

All-Conference
Carter Lindner, JR, Worthington
Andrew Johnson, SO, Worthington
Dillon Pederson, SR, Worthington
Joey Vajgrt, SR, Luverne
Jonny Vajgrt, JR, Luverne
Scott Nelson, SR, Luverne
Dustin Deutsch, SR, Luverne
Blake Ziegler, JR, Luverne
Levi Carstensen, SR, Pipestone
Taylor Rebstock, SR, Redwood Valley


Southwest Conference All-Conference Baseball Team

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The Southwest Conference has released their 2013 All-Conference Baseball Team

All-Conference
Blake Rogers, SR, Worthington
Deron Soderholm, SR, Worthington
Ryan Lee, JR, Worthington
Kyle Luhmann, SR, Jackson County Central
Tanner Menke, SR, Jackson County Central
Taylor Christopher, SR, Jackson County Central
Skyler Wenninger, SR, Luverne
Reed Skattum, SR, Luverne
Matt Overgaard, SR, Luverne
Josh Slieter, JR, Luverne
Gunnar Olson, JR, Luverne
Colton Peterson, SR, Marshall
Aaron Mathiowetz, SR, Marshall...


Southwest Conference All-Conference Softball Team

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The Southwest Conference has released their 2013 All-Conference Softball Team

All-Conference
KC Riley, SR, Worthington
Brooke Klontz, SR, Jackson County Central
Marita Rasche, SR, Jackson County Central
Jasmine Erickson, SR, Jackson County Central
Brittany Woodke, JR, Jackson County Central
Tasia Woelber, SR, Pipestone
Tiffany Woelber, SR, Pipestone
Paige Petersen, SR, Pipestone
Amanda Haupert, SR, Pipestone
Kelly Nettik, JR, Pipestone
Ellen Dahl, JR, Luverne
Tara Sudenga, JR, Luverne
Kristen Reisdorfer,...


Minnesota Fastpitch Coaches Association Academic Honors

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The Minnesota Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association has also released their Team and Individual Academic Honors for the 2013 season.

Teams earning Gold Awards (Team GPA of 3.75 or greater) include Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in Class A

Teams earning Silver Awards (Team GPA of 3.50 or greater) include Adrian, Windom and Southwestern United in Class A. In Class AA, Jackson County Central and Luverne earned Silver Awards as well.

The Minnesota Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association also handed out individual academic honors. Players chosen is a graduating senior with a GPA...


Minnesota Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Star Girls Softball Series

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A number of area athletes will take part in the 25th annual Minnesota High School All-Star Girls Softball Series on June 9th, co-sponsored by the Minnesota High School Fastpitch Coaches Association and the National Softball Association. In all, 72 seniors have been chosen to take part in the All-Star Series. The event will be held at Caswell Park in North Mankato on Sunday June 9th with opening ceremonies to begin at 11:30am

Jackson County Central's Brooke Klontz and Marita Rasche, along with Pipestone's Paige Petersen and Tiffany Woelber and Redwood Valley's Ashley Bunting are...


Minnesota Fastpitch Coaches' Association All-State Teams

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The Minnesota Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association has released their All-State Team for the 2013 season.

On the Class A All-State Team, Mountain Lake Area senior Janessa Peters and Murray County Central senior Taylor Schreier were chosen to the Class A All-State Second Team.

On the Class AA All-State Team, Pipestone senior Paige Petersen was chosen to the Class AA All-State First Team. Jackson County Central senior Marita Rasche, Pipestone senior Tiffany Woelber were both All-State Second Team selections. And Pipestone junior Brittany Evans was an All-State Honorable...


Vorwald signs with Dakota Wesleyan

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On Monday, Worthington Trojan Senior Jon Vorwald signed a letter of commitment to continue his basketball career at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota.

Vorwald, who has played on the varsity level since his sophomore season and a 2-year starter for the Trojans, averaged 9.5 points and 4 assists and drew 11 charges in 18 games his senior season. He also earned All-Conference honors in the Southwest Conference this season.

Vorwald will join another Worthington Trojan in Mitchell as former Trojan Jalen Voss is coming off another fantastic season for the Tigers...