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1 ers drop high flying, jamming opened District 7 boy's two convincing wins to to the f'mals of District 7. play the Jackson at Worthington Senior on March 7th at 5:30 over elected to play a down game to stop the This proved as WWG raced to a quarter lead and 33 - lead. WWG out- 33 - 24 as Jason had a team leading 10 Scoring in double was as follows: Jason 19, Juhl Erickson 17 and 16. WWG shot 54%, on 30 of 56 field goal Nick Kuchl continued his lefensive play holding to 4 points. Tim rebounded well and Juhl in assists with 9. -- Wayne came down with rebound against ML-B- Thursday night In the round of the district ST Photo. WORTHINGTON -- Last Thursday Charger fans had little doubt about their team winning the District 7 title. But very few thought they would all but destroy their opponents from Jackson, with a 88-45 blow OUL On the other hand if you haven't been in hibernation the past few months, you could not help but notice some of the wild scores posted by this talented bunch of boys. For Westbrook Walnut Grove it is the first District crown in their first year of pairing. For Westbrook its last district title came in 1986. While Walnut Grove last won their district 10 title in 1967 when the Loggers defeated Gaylord. The tone of the game was set early as the Chargers reeled off 8 unanswered points. Head coach Steve Kjorness said" Our guys did just what we wanted to do, We wanted to get the jump on them, and avoid a slowdown type of game." the Chargers held the Jays 6'6" center Brian Fell to 2 points in the first quarter. At one point the Chargers upped their lead to 16-2. However Jacksofl closed the gap as the period ended 11-20. Kjorness said we had three players we were concerned about. We had to keep Jackson's r mYmaker guard, Lincoln Wacker penetrating. Also we wanted to stop Fell inside. And we had to keep Eric Johnson from shooting the three pointers. Kjorness was proud of how his team played a great man-to-man defense to hold the Jays to the second lowest score in of a final since 1959. The Chargers worked their magic offensively finding the open shots and controlling the boards. Defensively the Chargers shut out the Jays on offensive rebounds in the first half. Nick Knehl got the hot hand in the second period reeling off 12 of the Chargers 22 second period points. Spreading their margin to 21 points at the half with a score of 42-21. When the smoke cleared in the second half, Kuehl and Troy Steen each had 18 points. Following closely was guard Juhl Erickson who tossed in 17 points and dished out several assists. Center Jason Bakke was just behind with 16 points. Tim Fowler and Wayne Hanson had 7 and 6 points respectively. For Jackson it was the end of the road as they finished their season at 10-15. The seventh seeded Jays had previously upset third seed Windom, and second seed HI.A3-L. Jackson Coach Rich Odell said "We felt we could win, but we were impatient. We needed to score early so we could slow the tempo. And we just didn do that." Coach Kjorness said that, altbough his team can be beaten, it will take a beck of an effort to do so. "As a team these kids are as good a high school team rye seen in a long time," That may well be, but in some circles it has been said that this group is one of the best they have ever seen in southwestern Minnesota. After the game the Chargers accepted their medals and district trophy graciously. Then they to cut down the nets as ts the tradition. But it seemed that this group is not satisfied with just a district trophy they definitely want more. And one has to believe there will indeed be more to come. Goe ru3 Goehring, 6'4" Junior center, Is the son of ra tl and Donna Goehring. He Is active In football. Jm . band, choir, and Jazz choir. Craig Is also an Scout. kson Hardware & Furniture Westbrook i ii ill WWG Chargers savored the moment after winning the district crown last Thursday night. Photo by Marlan Johnson. @ Last Saturday night, March 2, at Windom, the Chargers defeated Storden/Jeffers for the 3rd time this season. WWG 82, SJ 57 as the team raised their record to 22 - 1 for the season. The team shot at a 50% clip and out-rebounded the Chiefs 44 - 31 as Tim Fowler had a team season high 15 rebounds. Juhl Erickson directed the team attack with 14 assists. Jason Bakke had a tremendous offensive game with 26 points, Nick Kuehl was his steady self with good defense and 19 points. Troy Steen led the Chargers early with 10 first quarter points and ended with 16. Juhl Erickson also finished in double figures with 1 I. WINDOM --- Nick Kuehl put, the ball on the glass against S-J last Saturday night in the semi-final game against S-J. ST Photo. SENTINEL & TRIBUNE Walnut Grove - Westbrook, MN - Wednesday, March 27, 1991 Chad Bakke Chad Bakke, a 6'2" sophomore forward, is the son of Doug and LInda Bakke. He has also particiapated In football and golf. , Hoyt Oil & Convenience Dave & Wanda Walnut Grove ken Leasa Bakken, a senior, Is the daughter of John and Sharon Bakken. Her activities include captain of cheerleading squad, band, choir, Jazz choir, girls show choir, yearbook editor, student council - vice president, class treasurer, drama - musical & spring play. Walnut Grove Nick Kuehl Nick Kuehl, 6'5" senior forward, is the son of Vernell and Janice Kuehl. He Is active in FFA - president, All Conference football, All Area football, All Conference basketball, region golf participant and All State tournament team. He averaged 15 points peer game, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and was 75% at the free throw line. Westbrook ijU ii