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Latest Minnesota Volleyball Rankings (10/9/13)

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The latest Volleyball rankings by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association. First-place votes in parenthesis, followed by votes

Class 1A
1. Minneota (10) 206
2. Fillmore Central (4) 195
3. Southwest Christian (Chaska) 183
4. Win-E-Mac 161
5. Mabel-Canton 145
6. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 129
7. Bethlehem Academy 119
8. Nevis 67
9. Hayfield 44
10. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 39
Others receiving votes: Windom 31, Central Minnesota Christian 28, Southwestern United 24, Mayer Lutheran 20, Martin County West 14, Goodhue 12,...


IGHSAU All-State and All-District Softball Teams

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The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released their 2013 All-State and All-District Softball teams.

In Class 1A, Harris-Lake Park junior Noreen Morrow was named a Class 1A All-State Honorable Mention selection. Morrow was also chosen to the Class 1A Northwest All-District Team.

In Class 2A, Lexi Ackerman of George-Little Rock/Central Lyon was named to the Class 2A All-State First Team and teammate Kori Schulte of George-Little Rock/Central Lyon was chosen as a Class 2A All-State Third Team selection. Ackerman and Abigain Eben of George-Little Rock/Central Lyon were...


Hostikka selected as new Minnesota West Baseball Coach

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Minnesota West Community and Technical College is pleased to announce TD Hostikka has accepted the position of Head men’s Baseball Coach.

Hostikka has served as the Head Coach of the Worthington VFW team for the past four seasons. He has also served as Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Nicolett High School and as an assistant basketball coach at the high school level.

A native of Washington State, Hostikka said, “I am looking forward to the challenge of building a complete program that competes year after year.”

Justin Heckenlaible, Men’s Athletic Director stated, “I...


Cardinals upend Cubs to take opener

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The Wilmont Cardinals pushed across two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to break a 1-1 tie and hold on for a 3-1 win over the Worthington Cubs in Game 1 in the best-of-three series of the opening round of the Region 13C tournament.

However, it was the Worthington Cubs who struck first in the top of the 1st inning off Cardinal starting pitcher Justin Saufley. Cubs leadoff hitter Joey Kinley led the game off with a single. Cubs #2 hitter Adam Munkel followed that up with a sacrifice bunt. However a throwing error by the Cardinals on the throw to first would put Kinley at third...


Region 13C Amateur Baseball Playoffs

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The Region 13C Tournament field has been set as tournament play begins on Wednesday night. (7/24)

The Wilmont Cardinals received the #2 seed in the tournament and will open up play against the #7 seeded Worthington Cubs. Game 1 will be in Wilmont at Butts Probst Field at 7:30pm Wednesday. Game 2 is in Worthington on Saturday at 2:00pm with Game 3 back in Wilmont if necessary on Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm

The Heron Lake Lakers received the #6 seed and will face the #3 seeded Luverne Redbirds in the first round. Game 1 is in Luverne Wednesday night at 7:30pm with Game 2 in...


Hattermann and Jouwstra sign to play baseball at Northwestern

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Worthington's Tyler Hatterman and Edgerton’s Blake Jouwstra each signed letters of intent to play college for the Northwestern Red Raiders in Orange City (IA) next year.

Hattermann, the son of Darin Hatterman and Pam and Kent Johnson has earned two letters at Worthington Senior under coach Stacy Sauerbrei. He hit .283 his senior season, but pushed that average up to .385 this season during Southwest Conference play while anchoring the outfield at Centerfield. Tyler Hattermann was also chosen as a Southwest Conference All-Conference Honorable Mention selection this season.

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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