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Worthington Trap Shooting Team qualifies for State Tournament


It was a successful day Friday for the Worthington Trojan Trap Shooting Team.

The Worthington High School Trap Shooting team competed in the 2015 Championship Shoot in Alexandria on Friday, June 12th.

Nathan Patten was recognized for his 3rd highest average score during the 2015 season for conference 5 in Class 2A and the Team was awarded the conference championship.

The top 6 teams qualified for the 2nd annual Minnesota State High School League sponsored shoot to be held on June 20th. There are 20 teams in total invited to the State Competition, along with the top...

Big South All-Conference Baseball Team


The Big South Conference has released their 2015 All-Conference Baseball Team

Big Division
Roque Soto, SR, Worthington
Torey Rogers, JR, Worthington
Spencer Chirpich, SR, Fairmont
Tyler Tennyson, JR, Fairmont
Jack Waletich, JR, Fairmont
Matt Lytle, JR, Fairmont
Parker Monsen, SR, Fairmont
Ben Abel, SR, Fairmont
Clayton Maakestad, JR, Fairmont
Drew Hmielewski, JR, Marshall
Noah Winkelman, SR, Marshall
Conner Winkelman, SR, Marshall
Dylan Criquet-Danielson, SO, Marshall
JT Hoffmann...

Big South All-Conference Softball Team


The Big South Conference has released their 2015 All-Conference Softball Team

Big Division
Betsy Thompson, SR, Worthington
Katie Rogers, JR, Worthington
Kylie Ahl, SR, Blue Earth Area
Tieryn Arens, JR, Fairmont
Michaela Gochanour, SR, Fairmont
Taylor Nuss, SR, Fairmont
Miranda Fischer, SR, Marshall
Tori Botten, SR, New Ulm
Brittany Denn, JR, New Ulm
Briana Sieve, SR, New Ulm
Nikki Dittrich, JR, New Ulm
Kayla Brandes, SO, New Ulm
Emily Carpenter, JR, St. Peter...

Big South Boys Tennis All-Conference Teams


The Big South Conference has released their 2015 Boys Tennis All-Conference Teams

West Division
Andrew Johnson, SR, Worthington
Nick Newman, SR, Worthington
Erik Wohnoutka, JR, Luverne
Jacob Jarchow, JR, Luverne
Chris Jelken, SO, Luverne
Dalton Schoeneman, SO, Luverne
John Foss, SR, St. James Area
Sandin Skow, SO, St. James Area
Tyler Hagen, JR, Redwood Valley

Honorable Mention
Bryan Doeden, JR, Worthington
Cory Stroeh, SR, Luverne
Aaron Pluym, JR, St. James Area
Cameron Giese,...

Big South All-Conference Golf Teams


The Big South Conference has released their all-conference boys and girls golf teams

Boys Golf:
Will Mulder, SR, Worthington
Tyler Van Hove, JR, Worthington
Jacob Prunty, FR, Worthington
Ben Koepsell, FR, Worthington
Joe Brinkman, SR, Jackson County Central
Austin Olson, SR, Jackson County Central
Jack Brinkman, 7th Grade, Jackson County Central
Coy Gonnerman, FR, Luverne
Jon Wyffels, SR, Marshall
Jacob Baker, SR, Marshall
Spencer Aufenthie, SR, Marshall
Jonah Cooper, SR, New Ulm

Watkins named to All-Southern Division Team


Minnesota West freshman Austin Watkins has been named to the Minnesota College Athletic Conference's All-Southern Division Baseball Team

Watkins, a freshman from Mountain Lake, had an outstanding season at the plate where he had 53 hits in 128 at-bats for a batting average of .414. Of the 53 hits he had 11 doubles, 6 triples and 2 homeruns and ended up with 34 RBI's on the season and 8 stolen bases. Watkins was 4th in the Southern Division in runs batted in and 5th in the division in batting average

Kinley named to MCAC All-Southern Division Team


Minnesota West freshman Paige Kinley was named this week to the Minnesota College Athletic Conference's All-Southern Division 2nd team in Softball this season.

Kinley this season was a hitting machine for the Lady Jays, collecting 42 hits in 82 at-bats for a batting average of .512, which was 4th best in the entire conference. Of her 42 hits, 5 were doubles, 4 were triples and also had 2 homeruns and collected 22 RBI's. Kinley also had 12 stolen bases.

Hagen signs with NDSU


Worthington Trojan senior Carson Hagen made it official on Wednesday, announcing he had signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and wrestling career at North Dakota State University in Fargo next year.

Hagen said it was more than just the wrestling program that attracted him to NDSU.

“I looked at quite a few colleges. First of all, the wrestling program and their coach, Coach (Roger) Kish wrestled for the (Minnesota) Gophers. I grew up watching him wrestle. Another big thing was NDSU had agriculture. They’re a big Ag school. That’s what I was looking...

Buysse signs to continue basketball career at SMSU


Minnesota West sophomore and Marshall native Derek Buysse is heading back to his hometown as Buysse signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his basketball career at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall next season.

Buysse is coming off an amazing 2-year career at Minnesota West. After a stellar freshman campaign where he averaged 12 point per game and earned All-Division honors, Buysse took his game to another level as a sophomore. This season Buysse averaged 21.1 points per game and 9 rebounds per game. He earned Minnesota College Athletic Conference All-...

Big South All-Conference Girls Basketball Team


The Big South Conference has released their 2014-2015 All-Conference Girls Basketball Team

West Division
Ana Boever, SR, Worthington
AC Alwal, SR, Worthington
Kaylee Burmeister, SR, Jackson County Central
Jasmine Carlson, SR, Windom
Morgan Haugen, JR, Luverne
Sarah Buysse, SR, Marshall
Callie Graff, SR, Marshall
Morgan Saugstad, SR, Marshall
Rachel Skyberg, SO, Pipestone Area
Lauren Hansen, SR, Redwood Valley
Makenzie Mace, SR, Redwood Valley
Nikki Bunting, JR, Redwood Valley