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Southwest All-Conference Softball Team


The Southwest Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Girls Softball team

Paige Kinley, SR, Worthington
Brittany Woodke, SR, Jackson County Central
Moira Carlson, JR, Jackson County Central
Kelsey Kannenberg, 8th, Jackson County Central
Blaney Markman, JR, Jackson County Central
Ellen Dahl, SR, Luverne
Ashley Olson, SR, Luverne
Tara Sudenga, SR, Luverne
Callie Graff, JR, Marshall
Miranda Fischer, JR, Marshall
Ashley Stattelman, SO, Marshall
Brittany Evans, SR, Pipestone

Dudley finishes 8th in Class AA State Pole Vault


Worthington Trojan senior Will Dudley finished in 8th place at the Class AA State Track and Field Meet in the Pole Vault, clearing 13 feet even

2014 Minnesota Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association All-State Teams


The Minnesota Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association has released their 2014 All-State Softball Team. Worthington's Paige Kinley was selected as a Class 2A All-State Honorable Mention Selection

Class A
First Team
Kacey Herring, 12, P, Cherry
Kailee Berquam, 12, P, Kenyon-Wanamingo
Alison Krieger, 11, P, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
Valerie Hohol, 11, P, New Life Academy
Morgan Malley, 11, P, Fillmore Central Lanesboro
Katie Homan, 12, P, Mankato Loyola
Autumn Roberts, 12, P, New York Mills
Karlee Pfaff, 12, C, New Ulm Cathedral...

Hayenga-Hostikka steps down as MN West Lady Jay Softball Coach


Worthington, MN) – Rosalie (Moz) Hayenga-Hostikka of Minnesota West Community and Technical College has announced that she will be continuing her leadership job responsibilities as Women's Athletic Director, but will be stepping down as head softball coach at Minnesota West.

Moz was head Lady Jay softball coach for 10 years. Dawn Gordon, Campus Dean, states, "Minnesota West's softball teams have been under excellent leadership with Moz as the head coach. Moz has developed outstanding athletes as well as outstanding academic students. I look forward to Moz' continued leadership as...

Worthington Country Club Junior Golf 2014


The Worthington Country Club's Junior Golf Program 2014 will be offering 2 sessions for young golfers and both sessions are FREE.

Kids will be divided into 2 groups
Kids age 7 thru 10 will be in the Rory Group
Kids age 11 thru 14 will be in the Jack Group

Dates for Session One will be held June 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 25th and 30th. On Mondays, the Rory Group will meet at 9:00am with the Jack Group meeting at 10:15am. On Wednesdays, the Rory Group will meet at 2:30pm and the Jack Group will meet at 3:45pm. The Session One tournament will be held at...

King Turkey Day Great Gobbler Golf Tournament


The 28th Annual King Turkey Day Great Gobbler Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 27th at the Worthington Country Club. 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. 18 hole scramble, 5 person team. Entry fee is $50.00 per golfer. Special Event prizes will be on each hole along with $10,000 hole-in-one prize on Hole #2. All proceeds will go toward King Turkey Day 2014. For more information or to register contact the Worthington Chamber of Commerce at 507-372-2919.

Guillotine Academic All-State Teams


The Guillotine has released their 2013-2014 Academic All-State Teams

Wrestlers, representing 66 teams, were submitted on nomination forms signed by a coach and school administrator verifying their current GPA (minimum of 3.0), number of current season varsity matches wrestled (minimum of fifteen), current season win percentage (minimum of 60%) and grade (junior or senior).

Points were tallied according to current varsity wins, current state tournament placement and cumulative high school GPA.

A few area wrestlers found their names on the list.
First Team:

Former Trojan Aggen named JCC Girls Basketball Head Coach


Former Worthington Trojan Chris Aggen will be the new girls basketball coach at Jackson County Central. He will also teach physical education and health at the Jackson County Central Middle School in Lakefield. Aggen is a Worthington High School graduate and played college basketball at Minnesota West and Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall. He just finished a graduate assistantship at the University of Sioux Falls with the women's basketball program.

Former Adrian Dragon Jordon Kontz named NSIC Player of the Week


Southwest Minnesota State University senior infielder and former Adrian Dragon Jordon Kontz has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week for his performance in helping SMSU earn five victories last week.

A native of Lismore, Kontz led SMSU to a 5-1 record during the week and helped the Mustangs clinch a spot in the NSIC tournament for the first time since 2010.

Kontz batted .600 (12 for 20) with three doubles, a home run, nine RBIs, eight runs scored, an on-base percentage of .680 and a slugging percentage of .900. He was hit by three pitches...

Bents sets USF Shot Put record at Drake Relays


Former Worthington Trojan Jordon Bents continues to have a great junior season for the University of Sioux Falls Track And Field Team.

Bents finished 13th overall in the Shot Put with his NCAA provisional qualifying and USF school record toss of 55 feet, 3.5 inches (16.85m) at the Drake Relays. In addition to breaking the 21 year old school record, Bents mark is the 17th best mark in Division II and the second best mark in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference this season.

More information can be found on the University of Sioux Falls athletic website at...