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 -- At the rate Worthington’s high school gymnastics team is going, it may score 160 points in a meet this season. OK, that’s a bit unrealistic. But after scoring 137.9 points in their opener and 140.1 in their second dual, the Trojans tallied 143.875 Friday night in a home meet against Marshall. The Tigers gathered 124.650 points.
WORTHINGTON -- The game was evenly played in the first period and for most of the second. But when the visiting Willmar Cardinals broke a scoreless tie with 3:28 remaining in period two, things got out of hand quickly. Willmar scored a total of three goals before the period ended, then outscored the boys hockey Trojans 4-0 in the third period for a 7-0 victory Thursday night at the local arena.
WORTHINGTON -- It’s a good thing Lexie Ramsey doesn’t tire easily. The Little Priest Warriors tried to turn Wednesday night’s college women’s basketball game into a track meet, but Ramsey and the Minnesota West Lady Jays kept their composure for a 95-82 victory in Worthington.
HILLS -- Few young basketball players work as hard as Preston Wilhelmi, who has made himself practically automatic at the free throw line for the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots. Wilhelmi can drain ‘em from anywhere on the floor. In fact, he once hit a buzzer-beater against the Adrian Dragons that emanated from well beyond the 3-point arc. “The crowd went wild,” he recalled. “I was actually more surprised it went in than the other kids.”
WORTHINGTON -- We’re just three games into the 2018-19 boys basketball season, and the Worthington Trojans had better watch out. They opened with a 111-51 win over Windom Area, then followed that up with an 82-60 win over New Ulm. On Tuesday night, they breezed to another victory, 79-47, over Luverne in the team’s first home game. Worthington’s strong start will be hard to maintain. But the players don’t seem to be concerned at this point.
Football is a fickle game. You can use that if you want to. You don’t have to attribute it to me. Kirk Cousins? Good quarterback. Missing piece? Nope.
WORTHINGTON -- McKenna Prunty has gone through a lot over the past two gymnastics seasons, so for Worthington Trojans fans it was nice to see her smiling face and leaping torso Thursday night at the local armory.
ADRIAN -- Scot Edwards is the No. 2-ranked Minnesota high school wrestler in Class A at 285 pounds, and in the 2018-19 season he’s got big plans. Last season at the state tournament, he demonstrated his potential while still a sophomore. But he didn’t place there despite having one particularly impressive moment.
WORTHINGTON -- With every new basketball season comes new opportunity. For the 2018-19 Worthington Trojan boys varsity, the opportunities appear almost endless.
WORTHINGTON -- A healthy kind of hunger can be a helpful thing in the life of a high school wrestler. Worthington Trojans Damon Schutz and Brayden Donkersloot have that stomach-growling feeling that needs to be addressed.