Doug Wolter is the Daily Globe sports editor. He served as sports reporter, then sports editor, news editor and finally managing editor at the Daily Globe for 22 years before leaving for seven years to work as night news editor at the Mankato Free Press in Mankato. Doug now lives in Worthington with his wife, Sandy. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Doug, retired after a lengthy career in fast-pitch softball, enjoys reading, strumming his acoustic guitar and hanging around his grandchildren. He also writes books on fiction. Two of his stories, "The Genuine One" and "The Old Man in Section 129" have been distributed through a national publisher.
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WORTHINGTON -- Frenetic action was all over the Worthington High School gymnasium Thursday night in the final regular season game for the WHS and Southwest Christian girls basketball teams. If effort could transfer directly into points, the Trojans would have pulled off an upset against one of their top non-conference rivals. That wasn’t to be, however, and the Eagles withstood a determined onslaught to win, 58-49, on Meet the Trojans Night.
MINNEAPOLIS -- It may be a stretch to say that the Worthington Trojans might challenge for the 2019 state Class A team gymnastics championship this week, but nevertheless, the Section 3A titleists hope to improve on last year’s eighth-place showing.
HILLS -- The Globe’s Drill interview with Hills-Beaver Creek girls basketball standout Sidney Fick took place in the school’s band room. Sidney Fick is not in band, but the location was actually quite fitting. She makes beautiful music on the basketball court.
Tuesday night area high school sports roundup: BOYS BASKETBALL G-LR 75, Trinity Christian 44 GEORGE -- George-Little Rock had five players score double-digits in its Tuesday night victory over Hull Trinity Christian in the semifinals of the Class 1A, District 2 boys basketball tournament.
WORTHINGTON -- With the focus of the Worthington Trojans wrestling team now solely turned to the Section 3AA individual tournament, head coach Ben DeRynck reiterated, in a nutshell, just how unpredictable the 2018-19 season has been for his charges.
Who has the best chance to beat Worthington this year in the Section 3A gymnastics meet? Depending on who you talk to, perhaps no one. Jackson County Central head coach Ellen VonOhlen said this week that the Trojans are not just the team to beat, but that probably neither the Huskies or anyone else can overtake them. “If you would have asked me last year, I’d say yes,” she said. We’re not quite as strong this year.”
WORTHINGTON -- For several weeks now, the Minnesota West Bluejays men’s basketball team couldn’t seem to catch a break. Until Wednesday night. Amid a flurry of action in the final moments of West’s home game with Western Tech, West earned a 67-66 win to snap an eight-game losing streak. It was a game that could’ve gone either way. The fact that it went the Bluejays’ way gave them a jolt of confidence just when they needed it.
WORTHINGTON -- It has always been a challenge to be a Boever. Worthington High School senior Lucas Boever comes from a long line of exceptional athletes in his family, and naturally Trojans fans expect him to carry on his share of the tradition.
There are two clear favorites in the upcoming Section 3 team wrestling tournaments, but at least one of the coaches is playing his cards close to the vest. “We’re not looking at this like it’s a done deal,” said Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove head mentor Karl Campbell this week.
Blake Freking’s interest in sled dogs and mushing started innocently enough. But as a youth growing up in a place like Heron Lake, the fascination confused his parents Rich and Diane -- at least at first. “I don’t know where it came from, coming from southwestern Minnesota,” Rich said, looking back. “At first we thought, ‘What is he doing?’ The more we heard about it, the better it was.”