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Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association's All-State Volleyball Teams

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The Minnesota High School Volleyball Coaches Association has released their 2014 All-State Volleyball Teams

A few area players made the All-State Teams this season as Heron Lake-Okabena's Courtney Place has been named a Class A 1st Team All-State Selection. In Class 2A, Jackson County Central's Kaylee Burmeister and Kathryn Nasby were both 1st Team All-State Selections. Burmeister was also chosen as a finalist for the Ms. Baden Volleyball Award for Player of the Year in the State. Samantha Seliger Swenson of Hopkins was the winner of Ms. Baden Volleyball this year

Class A...


Red Rock All-Conference Volleyball Team

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The Red Rock Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Volleyball Team

ALL-CONFERENCE
Courtney Place, 12, HLO
Rachel Mathias, 12, HLO
Andrea Hinkeldey, 11, HLO
Kailey Wendland, 12, HLO
Hailey Schumacher, 11, HLO
Savannah Tinklenberg, 12, SWC
Sydney Esselink, 12, SWC
Tianna Top, 12, SWC
Ann Pater, 11, SWC
Jade Giese, 12, MCC
Sierra Van Iperen, 12, MCC
Mallory Loosbrock, 10, MCC
Rachel Kedl, 10, RRC
Mikaela Smith, 11, RRC
Olivia Bittner, 11, RRC
Cassidy Mischke, 10, WWG
Abby...


Big South Conference Girls Soccer All-Conference Teams

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The Big South Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Girls Soccer Teams

Worthington had two players All-Conference Honorable Mention honors this season in senior Ana Castillo and Monica Duron

Big South Conference
All-Conference First Team
Marta Springer, 12, St. Peter
Sierra Schultz, 12, Fairmont
Breanna Karsten, 10, Waseca
Halla Dontje Lindell, 12, St. Peter
Emily Gaspar, 12, Mankato Loyola
Kristin Hansen, 11, Fairmont
Sally Morrow, 12, St. Peter
Sierra Schrader, 12, Fairmont
Katerina Vetter, 11, Mankato...


Big South Conference Boys Soccer All-Conference Team

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The Big South Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Boys Soccer Teams

Worthington had two players selected the All-Conference First Team in seniors Jesus Ordaz and Angel Sanchez. The Trojans had two players selected to the All-Conference Second Team in seniors Andrew Johnson and Roque Soto and Worthington had four players collect All-Conference Honorable Mention consideration in senior Rogelio Guitierrez Jr., sophomore Ivan Rodriguez and freshmen Ricky Ibarra and Edwin Hernandez

All-Conference First Team
Jesus Ordaz, 12, WORTHINGTON
Angel Sanchez, 12...


Big South Conference Girls Tennis All-Conference Team

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The Big South Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Girls Tennis Team this season

Worthington senior Brianna Kempema earned All-Conference Honorable Mention in the West Division this season

West Division
All-Conference
Julia Boeve, 12, St. James Area
Kynzie Smedsrud, 12, Luverne
Stef Janke, 12, Marshall
Ahnna Malecek, 12, Redwood Valley
Aubrey Eckstrom, 11, St. James Area
Ashley Frederickson, 10, St. James Area
Hollie Peterson, 11, St. James Area
Alyssa Lueck, 12, Redwood Valley
Danielle Kneip, 12,...


Big South Conference Boys and Girls Cross Country All-Conference Teams

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The Big South Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Cross Country Teams.

The Worthington Trojans had 4 runners earn All-Conference Honorable Mention Honors in Seniors Matt Jirele and Alicia Darling and Juniors Amanuel Fissiha and Meredith Moore

Big South Conference
Boys Cross Country All-Conference Team
SMALL DIVISION
All-Conference
Michael Suda, 9, Pipestone
Marshall Quast, 11, Redwood Valley
Michael Ankeny, 12, Blue Earth Area
Drew Weis, 12, Luverne
Ethan Marshall, 12, Luverne
John Irwin, 10, Windom Area...


MCAC All-Southern Division Volleyball team

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The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their 2014 All-Southern Division Volleyball Team.

Minnesota West had 3 players earn All-Southern Division 2nd team honors in sophomores Kristen Anderson and Morgan Harberts along with freshman Becca Linder. The Minnesota West Lady Jays finished the regular season with a 9-10 overall record, but finished 7-5 in Southern Division play and earned the #3 seed in the Region 13A Tournament and will face #2 Ridgewater in a Region semifinal on Friday in Rochester

2014 SOUTHERN ALL-DIVISION
1st Team
Brianna Atkins,...


Kinley named a MCAC Player of the Week for a 2nd time

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Minnesota West Freshman Libero Paige Kinley has once again earned the Minnesota College Athletic Conference's Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week for the 2nd time this season.

Kinley, a freshman from Worthington, was named Player of the Week after helping the Lady Jays to a split of 2 games over the weekend, including a win over Fergus Falls on Friday that secured the Lady Jays spot in the Region 13A Tournament. Kinley had 44 digs in the 2 games over the weekend. Kinley is 10th in the Southern Division in Digs Per Set, with an average of 3.16 digs per set.

The...


Timmons named MCAC Player of the Week

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The Minnesota West Bluejay Football team has another player earning MCAC honors this week as freshman Thomas Timmons has been named the MCAC Offensive Player of the Week.

Timmons, a freshman from Mobile, Alabama, rushed for 176 yards on 16 carries and scored 3 touchdowns including an 82-yard rushing touchdown in the 4th quarter to help secure the Bluejays' 32-21 win over Mesabi Range last Thursday. Timmons, who does play both ways at times for the Bluejays, has rushed for 300 yards this season on only 47 carries for an average of 6.4 yards per carry.

Minnesota West finished...


Section Football Seedings

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The playoff seedings have been released for area football teams in Minnesota

In Section 3AAA, the Worthington Trojans received the #2 seed and get a 1st round bye. Worthington will face the winner of the 1st round matchup between #3 Belle Plaine and #6 Sibley East in a Section Semifinal at Trojan Field in Worthington on October 25th at a time to be determined.

Blue Earth Area is the #1 seed and will host the winner between #4 Fairmont and #5 St. Peter on October 25th. The section championship will be hosted by the highest seed on October 31st

In Section 3AA, The...