Saturday provides busy sports day

Three towns.

Three games.

One day.

It was a busy day in the life of the Daily Globe sports editor Saturday.

There are many perks to working sports for the Globe, and one of the biggest ones is being able to watch sports.

On Saturday, I had more than my share.

My day started at noon with a boys’ hockey game.

The Trojans were hosting Morris/Benson Area in Worthington’s final home game of the season.

For six seniors, it would be the last time they would skate in the Worthington Ice Arena.

Kyle Hain, Cody Reese, Taylor Wiener, Mitch Benson, Mitch Jensen and Jake VanGrouw each played well for WHS, but the Storm proved too much in a 7-3 victory.

But while the Trojans’ regular season is complete, their season is far from over. Just like last season, WHS is looking to play spoiler as the section tournament rolls around.

Following a quick break, it was time for me to catch the Trojan boys in Fulda.

The Raiders played well, hanging with the Trojans for most of the game. But in the end, Travis Meinders’ 33 points and the inside presence of Jalen Voss and Mitch Weg was too much for the smaller Raiders.

With the snow starting and the road conditions ever-worsening, KWOA sports director Jared Rademacher and I made the journey to Marshall to see the Trojan girls.

I’m glad we went.

The Tigers came out of the gates firing, connecting on six 3-pointers in the first half as they opened up a 44-34 lead at the break.

In true Trojan fashion, WHS didn’t fold. They didn’t panic.

Instead, they put on one of their best performances of the season in the second half.

Marshall made four field goals and scored nine points in the second half.

In part, the Tigers couldn’t make the few open shots they did get.

But mostly, the Trojans played stifling defense, causing turnovers and bad decisions on Marshall’s part.

After a slow start — and a 10-point deficit — WHS ran away with a 69-53 victory.

Then, it was time to again brave the roads and snow to retreat back to Worthington.

Leaving Marshall a little after 9:30 p.m., we arrived safe and sound 11:15. A hour trip turned into much, much longer, but my day was complete.

In all, I saw three different sports in three different towns all in a span of 11 hours.

Not a bad way to spend a Saturday.