Sports

WGBA Basketball Camp to be held in August

The Worthington Girls Basketball Association will be holding a basketball camp for girls coming into grades 1st through 8th on August 5th, 6th & 7th at Prairie Elementary in Worthington. The Worthington Girls Basketball Association invites girls of all skill levels in Worthington and the surrounding communities to attend this year's camp.


Fulda High School Fall Sports Eligibility Meeting

Fulda is holding their Fall Sports Eligibility meeting on August 4th at the Fulda High School. Paperwork and payment of fees will begin at 6:15pm with the meeting to begin at 7:00pm


Bluejay Basketball adds 4 more recruits

Minnesota West Men’s Basketball Coach Justin Heckenlaible has announced that the Bluejays have signed 4 more recruits for the 2014-2015 season.

The 4 recruits are Marcus Potter from Worthington, Alex Knutson from Westbrook, Cody Martinz from Custer (SD) and Mitch Prouty from Bryant (SD)


Sanford Power Basketball Academy to come to Worthington

Sanford Power Basketball Academy will be holding a workout in Worthington on July 30th.

The session will run from 9:00am till Noon at Worthington High School on July 30th. The camp is open to all ISD 518 boys entering grades 7th through 12th and open for girls entering grades 9th through 12th. Cost of the camp is $25 dollars. For more information contact Clint Meyer at 507-329-0519


Region 13C Amateur Baseball Tournament field has been set

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


MCAC Winter & Spring Academic Award Winners

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


Worthington High School Eligibility Meeting set for July 31st

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.


Tyler Starr to visit Sheldon on Friday

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

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


Long-time WHS Teacher and Coach Don Basche died Wednesday

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.