WORTHINGTON — Coming off one of the most successful years in recent history, the Worthington girls hockey team is in a good place. Still, after winning seven games last season and losing only three players to graduation, head coach Chad Nickel isn’t looking ahead, but rather just trying to get his team better each day and take it one game at a time.
WORTHINGTON -- It will be a new look for the Minnesota West men’s basketball team this year. Despite having a new head coach and only two returning players, the Bluejays have high expectations the year after a national tournament run. This year, Taylor Lupton moves from assistant to head coach for the Jays.
HILLS — Kyle Kueter said it can sometimes be tough to get the low position against opposing players he’s facing. At 6-foot-8, that’s understandable.
ADRIAN — Togetherness. That’s what Avery Balster points to as a main reason for the Adrian volleyball team’s success this season. And in the Section 3A playoffs on Friday night, the Dragons used their balance and teamwork to defeat seventh-seeded Westbrook-Walnut Grove in three sets.
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West is heading into the playoffs healthy and hungry. The Bluejay football team opens the MCAC playoffs on at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Northland.
WESTBROOK — A few weeks ago, Carl Haag said his team caught a spark. A junior running back for the Edgerton/Ellsworth football team, Haag and the Flying Dutchmen started the year 1-5. However, something clicked the last two weeks of the regular season.
WORTHINGTON — For Chris Cerda, it was time to get the clippers. The senior on Worthington’s boys soccer team had been growing his hair for two years with no intent to cut it until the Trojans went back to the state tournament. After the Trojans’ 2-1 victory over Mankato East last Thursday in the Section 2A finals, Cerda made good on his promise.
WORTHINGTON -- Forty minutes wasn't enough to decide Sunday’s Region XIIIA Championship. One overtime didn’t do it either. In an epic, two-overtime thriller, Rochester Community and Technical College defeated Minnesota West 88-84 to win the region and advance to the NJCAA women’s basketball National Tournament.
WORTHINGTON -- All four of the top seeds were victorious Saturday in the Section 3A South boys basketball tournament. Top-seeded Russell-Tyler-Ruthton defeated eighth-seeded Fulda 76-58 in the day’s first game before fourth-seeded Murray County Central won a close game over fifth-seeded Red Rock Central, 46-40.
WORTHINGTON -- M’Kayla Mike said the Minnesota West women’s basketball team is just trying to enjoy the moment. Mike and the Lady Jays weren’t overlooking a tough Ridgewater team on Saturday. Nor were they thinking about the potential national tournament berth that could be waiting after this weekend.