JACKSON -- Big plays helped Pipestone Area secure a 35-18 high school football win over Jackson County Central Wednesday night in a battle of 6-1 Big South Conference teams. On the final night of the regular season for southwest Minnesota squads, the Arrows used an 86-yard fumble recovery and return and a 28-yard interception return to thwart the home-standing Huskies.
BY AARON HAGEN The Globe WORTHINGTON -- The turnover bug has bitten Worthington hard the last two games. After committing seven turnovers in a victory last week against Albert Lea, the WHS football team had trouble again Wednesday night against a tough Waseca team. The Trojans committed eight turnovers in a 47-0 loss.
ANOKA -- Showing good consistency, the Minnesota West Community and Technical College volleyball team blasted host Anoka-Ramsey 25-14, 25-11 and 25-14 Wednesday night. Andrea Hinkeldey had 10 kills, Nicole Rowe had seven and Katherin Ihnen had six to lead the Lady Jays’ attack. Rowe also had three blocks and Hinkeldey added two. Emma Woelber had 25 set assists and four ace serves. Micheine Morales contributed 16 digs and Woelber added eight.
Ambulance 3:24 p.m. Wednesday: adult female, 2100 block of Cecilee Street, Worthington. Fire WFD: fire alarm, 4:39 a.m. Wednesday, Knollwood Drive. Crashes
The Worthington Trojans will open on the road in Section 3AA volleyball, with a 7 p.m. match Thursday, Oct. 26, in Pipestone. Worthington is the No. 5 seed in the south half of the section, and Pipestone Area is No. 4. In other south sub-section first-round games Thursday, New Ulm (8) is at Marshall (1), St. James Area (7) is at Luverne (2) and Redwood Valley (6) is at Jackson County Central (3).
ST. PETER -- Worthington High School tennis player Anna Kill performed admirably Friday in sectional individual play, winning her first match in a tight battle and falling in her second match against the No. 2 seed despite an outstanding effort. In a back-and-forth battle, Kill opened with a 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 win over Kianna Howard of New Prague, then lost 6-4, 2-6, 2-6 to second-seeded Sydney Mandelkow of Hutchinson after the Trojan senior began to cramp.
BY LES KNUTSON The Globe ST. PETER -- With all 13 Big South Conference schools converging Tuesday on the Shoreland Country Club for the two-division conference cross country meet, the Luverne girls placed all seven of their varsity runners among the first 16 finishers and impressively won the small-school team title with 27 points.
LUVERNE -- The Luverne Cardinals completed their volleyball regular season in fine fashion on Tuesday, beating Adrian 3-0 to improve to 18-4. Scores were 25-15, 25-19 and 25-18. Lexi Ferrell had 14 kills, was 19-for-19 serving with four aces, and had three solo blocks and 20 digs to lead the Cards’ effort against the Dragons.
Ambulance 8:30 p.m. Monday, 1200 block of McMillan Street, Worthington, possible carbon monoxide leak. 10:30 p.m. Monday: 1400 block of North Burlington Avenue, ill male. Crashes
JACKSON — Award-winning and best-selling Minnesota author Allen Eskens will be at the Jackson and Lakefield libraries on Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. (Jackson) and 2 p.m. (Lakefield).