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District 518 students preparing for Spring Sports Season


Here are a few notes for District 518 students and parents as the Spring Sports Season approaches.

For Worthington Middle School students:
Students need to have a physical and MSHSL form on file before they can participate. Fees are 30 dollars and 15 dollars for free and reduced students. Track, Baseball, Softball, Boys Tennis, & Golf will start on Monday March 23.
Parent meetings are scheduled as follows
Baseball – March 23 at 4:00pm in the MS cafeteria
Softball – March 23 at 5:00pm in the MS cafeteria

For Worthington High School Students:...

Red Rock All-Conference Girls Basketball Team


The Red Rock Conference has released their 2014-2015 All-Conference Girls Basketball Team

Courtney Place, SR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Andrea Hinkeldey, JR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Kailey Wendland, SR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Sariah Cheadle, SR, Fulda
Courtney Tiesler, SR, Fulda
Elizabeth Thier, SR, Adrian
Jade Giese, SR, Murray County Central
Ann Pater, JR, Southwest Christian
Alexis Knutson, SR, Southwest Christian
Savannah Tinklenberg, SR, Southwest Christian
Tianna Top, SR, Southwest Christian
Olivia Bittner...

Red Rock All-Conference Boys Basketball Team


The Red Rock Conference has released their All-Conference Boys Basketball team for the 2014-2015 season

Trey Cranston, SR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Bennett Appel, SR, Fulda
Brady Lonneman, SR, Adrian
Taylor Recker, SR, Adrian
Logan Kluis, SR, Murray County Central
Grant Everson, SR, Murray County Central
Grant Rohrer, JR, Murray County Central
Justin Kruse, SR, Ellsworth
Brevan Jasper, SR, Southwest Christian
Luke Nibbelink, SR, Southwest Christian
Jay DeBoer, SR, Southwest Christian
Braden Ellingson,...

Wietzema signs Letter of Intent to play football at Dakota Wesleyan


Worthington Trojan senior Trevor Wietzema made his college choice official on Wednesday by signing a National Letter of Intent to play football for the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers next season.

The big man from Worthington is coming off an outstanding senior season anchoring the Trojan football teams’ offensive and defensive line and was a Big South All-Conference selection in Football this season, helping the Trojans to a 4-5 record, their best season since 2005.

Wietzema told Radio Works why he chose DWU. "It was a good fit. Both Program-wise and School-wise. Small School, Big...

Buysse earns All-Region 13 honors


The NJCAA National Office announced Wednesday the NJCAA All-Region 13 Team.

Derek Buysse, a sophomore, from Minnesota West was named to the 2015 NJCAA Men's Basketball Region 13 Team. The NJCAA Region 13 team is made up of the top ten players in Region 13.

Buysse was also named to the MCAC All-Southern Division team and All-MCAC team. Buysee was also named to the MCAC Academic teams for basketball and baseball last season.

In his sophomore season Buysse averaged 21.1 points per game, 9.0 rebounds per game and 2.1 steals per game for the Bluejays this year. For his...

Voss named GPAC Player of the Year


Former Worthington Trojan Jalen Voss has gathered up some serious hardware this season. The former Trojan boys basketball standout, now a senior at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell (SD), was recently named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Player of the Year. In his senior season Voss averaged 21 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He was named the GPAC Player of the Week 3 times during his senior season. Voss was named to the All-GPAC First Team this season and has been a First Team selection the last 3 seasons.

Dakota Wesleyan is enjoying one of their best seasons in...

Alwal earns All-SEC Honors in her senior season


The SEC has released their postseason award in Women’s Basketball and Mississippi State senior and former Worthington Trojan Girls Basketball standout Martha Alwal was named an All-SEC 2nd team selection and was chosen for the All-SEC defensive team.

Alwal once again led the SEC in blocks per game (2.4) and has the opportunity to become just the second player in SEC history to lead the conference in blocks for 4 straight years. Alwal has been playing well as of late, averaging 11 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in SEC conference play as Mississppi State is enjoying one of their...

Big South All-Conference Wrestling Team


The Big South Conference has released their All-Conference Wrestling Squad for the 2014-2015 season.

Jacob Prunty, FR, Worthington
Hser Eh Pwae, JR, Worthington
Nic Putnam, SO, Worthington
Carson Hagen, SR, Worthington
Trevor Wietzema, SR, Worthington
Zach Spinks, 8th grade, Windom/ Mountain Lake
Alex Borsgard, 8th grade, Windom/ Mountain Lake
Evan Wiens, SO, Windom/ Mountain Lake
Wyatt Stevens, SR, Windom/ Mountain Lake
Joe Fischenich, SR, Windom/ Mountain Lake
Jared Willaby, SR,...

Minnesota West Winter Sports Celebration


Join Minnesota West on the Worthington Campus in the Commons on Wednesday, March 4th from Noon until 1:00pm for a reception to honor the successful winter sports seasons of the Minnesota West Lady Jay Basketball team and the Minnesota West Bluejay Basketball and Wrestling teams. The Public is encouraged to attend

Lady Jay Fan Bus Information


Fans and supporters of the Minnesota West Lady Jay Basketball team are trying to put together a fan bus to the NJCAA National Tournament March 12th through the 14th out in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

The Lady Jays qualified for the National Tournament with a thrilling win over Rochester on Sunday. Minnesota West will play 3 games, once per day.

This is ONLY for the bus trip to Pennsylvania and back. If interested and for more information, contact Lynette Thompson at 507-842-5536 or send an email to Please contact Lynette by...