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Trojan Gymnastics Team qualifies for Class A State True Team Meet


--The Worthington Trojan Gymnastics team found out earlier this week that they qualified for the Class A State True Team Gymnastics Meet which will be held in Melrose on January 24th.

Only teams that were ranked 10th or higher as of January 8th qualified for the tournament. At that time Worthington was ranked 10th in the state. Jackson County Central, who was ranked 8th at the time, also qualified for the State True Team Meet.

It’s the first time in 13 years that the Trojans have qualified for the State True Team Meet. The True Team competition counts the score of...

High School Winter Sports Rankings


MINNEAPOLIS - The latest boys basketball poll by Minnesota Basketball News.
Rankings as of 2-10-2015

1. Rushford-Peterson (21-1)
2. Minneapolis North (18-4)
3. Maranatha (18-2)
4. Battle Lake (20-14
5. Springfield (16-3)
6. Central Minnesota Christian (16-1)
7. Spring Grove (19-3)
8. Canby (18-3)
9. Dawson-Boyd (14-5)
10. Hillcrest Lutheran (16-2)

1. Saint Croix Lutheran (19-2)
2. Barnum (20-0)
3. Caledonia (18-3)
4. Minneapolis Roosevelt (16-4)

Buysse named MCAC Player of the Week Once Again


For the 2nd time this season, Minnesota West sophomore Derek Buysse has been named the MCAC Southern Division Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Buysse had an outstanding weekend at the Central Lakes Classic in Brainerd last weekend, averaging 31.5 points per game and 11.5 rebounds per game in the 2 games at the classic. He shot 55% from the field (23-42), including 50% from beyond the 3-point line (6-12) and was 11-of-16 at the free throw line. For the season, Buysse is leading the Southern Division in scoring (22.3ppg) and rebounding (9.4rpg). He is also 3rd in the division...

Jirele signs to run cross country at Mount Marty


YANKTON, SD – December 22, 2014 – Mount Marty College is pleased to announce the athletic signing of Matt Jirele of Worthington High School to participate in the track and field and cross country programs.

Jirele was one of the leaders on the Worthington cross country team and received numerous awards in the sport of cross country. He was 2014 team captain and named the most valuable athlete for the Worthington cross country team in 2013 and 2014. Jirele was named Southwest All-Conference Honorable mention in 2012 and 2013 and All-Conference Honorable mention for the Big South...

Oldham signs with UTEP


Minnesota West sophomore wide receiver Elliot Oldham on Wednesday signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his football career at the Division I level with UTEP (University of Texas at El Paso)

The Detroit, Michigan native led the Minnesota West Bluejays in receiving with 31 catches for 452 yards and scored 4 touchdowns and was a MCAC All-Division First Team selection this past season.

Worthington Christmas Youth Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament


The Worthington Christmas Youth Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament will be held this Friday (December 5th) at Worthington High School. This is an all-trophy tournament.

The division are Pre-Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade, 3rd & 4th Grade and 5th & 6th Grade

Weigh-Ins will begin at 4:30pm with wrestling to begin at 6:00pm on December 5th. The Entry is $10 per individual at the door or $50 for a team, also payable at the door. The entry fees DO NOT include insurance.

It will be 4-person brackets. Matches will be three 1-minute periods. If score if tied,...

Latest Iowa Girls Basketball Rankings (11-20-14)


The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released their first Girls Basketball Rankings of the season

Class 1A
1. Burlington Notre Dame
2. Colo-Nesco
3. Bedford
4. Grand View Christian
5. Kingsley-Pierson
6. Marquette Catholic
7. Fremont Mills
8. Newell-Fonda
9. Iowa Valley
10. Rockford
11. Central Lyon
12. Exira-EHK
13. Murray
14. Paton-Churdan
15. Tripoli

Class 2A
1. Western Christian
2. Unity Christian
3. North-Linn
4. Des Moines Christian
5. South...

Latest Minnesota Boys Basketball Rankings (11-20-14)


The first Minnesota Boys Basketball Rankings have been released by Minnesota Basketball News, a statewide basketball publication

Class A
1. Minneapolis North
2. Rushford-Peterson
3. Maranatha
4. Canby
5. Fond du Lac Ojibwe
6. Dawson-Boyd
7. Battle Lake
8. United South Central
9. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove-City
10. Browerville

Class 2A
1. Caledonia
2. Redwood Valley
3. Saint Cloud Cathedral
4. Braham
5. Saint Paul Academy
6. Annandale
7. Waseca
8. Barnum
9. Minnehaha...

Siouxland Volleyball All-Conference Teams


The Siouxland Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Volleyballl teams.

1st Team All-Conference
* Madison Beaver, Sioux Center, Sr
* Sarah Halse, Central Lyon, Sr
* Sami Kleinwolterink, Sheldon, Sr
* Tarah Meyer, West Lyon, Sr
* Courtney Schafer, Boyden-Hull, Sr
Jill Vander Plaats, Sioux Center, Sr
Angel Rasmussen, Central Lyon, Sr
Alyssa Brown, MOC-FV, Sr
*unanimous selection

2nd Team All-Conference
Paige Boote, West Lyon, Sr
Kati Kneifl, Sheldon, Sr
Ivy Sieperda, Central Lyon, Sr

NFLPA Statement on Adrian Peterson's suspension by the NFL


The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) has released a statement on their website ( about the NFL's decision to suspend Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the rest of the current season:


The decision by the NFL to suspend Adrian Peterson is another example of the credibility gap that exists between the agreements they make and the actions they take. Since Adrian’s legal matter was adjudicated, the NFL has ignored their obligations and attempted to impose a new and arbitrary disciplinary...