Area Sports Headlines

Southwest All-Conference Boys Tennis Team


The Southwest Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Boys Tennis team

Carter Lindner, SR, Worthington
Andrew Johnson, JR, Worthington
Ben Doeden, SR, Worthington
Bryan Doeden, SO, Worthington
Andrew Jelken, SR, Luverne
Jonny Vajgrt, SR, Luverne
Blake Ziegler, SR, Luverne
Cory Stroeh, JR, Luverne
Tyler Hagen, SO, Redwood Valley
Connor Hagemyer, JR, MACCRAY

Southwest All-Conference Baseball Team


The Southwest Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Baseball team

Alex Purdy, SR, Worthington
Ryan Lee, SR, Worthington
Nathan Braaksma, SO, Worthington
Jack Mellstrom, JR, Windom
Sam Huska, SO, Windom
Mitchell Macek, SR, Jackson County Central
Josh Slieter, SR, Luverne
Kendall Meyer, SR, Luverne
Gunnar Olson, SR, Luverne
Logan Norman, SR, Luverne
Connor Hoffman, JR, Luverne
Drew Hmielewski, SO, Marshall
Conner Winkelman, JR, Marshall
Noah Winkelman, JR, Marshall

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.