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Jalen Voss named to All-GPAC Men's Basketball Team

Former Worthington Trojan Boys Basketball standout Jalen Voss has been named to the All-Great Plains Athletic Conference's First Team in his sophomore season.
Last season as a freshman, Voss was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference co-Freshman-of-the-Year and earned honorable mention accolades in 2011-12. He followed that up with All-GPAC First Team honors in his sophomore campaign, it was announced Wednesday by the league.


Moore named Triple "A" Award Winner

Worthington High School senior Gordy Moore has been named the MSHSL's Triple "A" Award winner for Region 2AA

Worthington High School senior Gordy Moore was named the Triple "A" Award winner for Region 2AA.
Gordy Moore has participated in cross country, track, band, choir, orchestra, speech, musical, knowledge bowl and swimming.  He has earned superior ratings at the Minnesota State High School League's Solo/Ensemble contests in choir.  Gordy is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and serves as President of the WHS Senior class.  He was also voted as WHS Homecoming King this past fall.  Gordy's parents are Gordon and Jane Moore of Worthington.
The Triple "A" Award was created by the Minnesota State High School League to honor and recognize high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the fine arts.
Gordy Moore will be honored during the Triple "A" Award On-Court Recognition Ceremony which will be held in conjunction with the Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament in the Twin Cities in March.  League Officials will also announce the four Triple "A" Award recipients at the banquet, where a girl and a boy from both Class A and Class AA will receive a four-year $1,000 scholarship.Worthington High School senior Gordy Moore was named the Triple "A" Award winner for Region 2AA.


Latest Minnesota High School Girls Basketball Rankings (as of 2/14/2013)

PAYNESVILLE - The latest Minnesota girls high school basketball rankings

(As provided by Minnesota Basketball News, a statewide basketball publication)

Class 1A
1. Mountain Iron-Buhl (23-2)
2. Maranatha (19-4)
3. Bethlehem Academy (19-4)
4. Minneota (21-2)
5. Goodhue (20-5)
6. Parkers Prairie (18-1)
7. Win-E-Mac (21-0)
8. North Woods (19-2)
9. Ada-Borup (19-2)
10. Upsala (18-3)


Latest Minnesota Boys Basketball Rankings (as of 2/14/2013)

PAYNESVILLE - The latest Minnesota girls high school basketball rankings

(As provided by Minnesota Basketball News, a statewide basketball publication)

Class 1A
1. Maranatha (20-1)
2. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (19-1)
3. Southwest Minnesota Christian (19-1)
4. Upsala (18-0)
5. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (21-1)
6. Browerville (15-2)
7. Heritage Christian (19-3)
8. Rushford-Peterson (19-3)
9. Dawson-Boyd (16-4) 
10. West Lutheran (18-4)


Hayenga-Hostikka to be inducted into Moorhead Hall of Fame

Nine new members, including Worthington native Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka, will be inducted into the Minnesota State University Moorhead Athletics Hall of Fame this fall on Sept. 28.


Memorial Fund established for Drake Phillip Bigler

The Southwest Minnesota State University athletics department, on behalf of the Brad Bigler family, has established the “Drake Phillip Bigler Memorial Fund”, through the SMSU Foundation Office.

Individuals wishing to make a donation for the “Drake Phillip Bigler Memorial Fund” should send checks payable to the SMSU Foundation and please include a note stating that your gift is in memory of Drake Bigler.

Drake Bigler, the 5-month-old son of Southwest Minnesota State University Men's Basketball Head Coach Brad Bigler, died Saturday in a car accident near Starbuck, MN