Everything listed under: 1990 Inductees

  • Karen (Swanson) Bonertz - WHS Class of 1979

    Karen (Swanson) Bonertz - WHS Class of 1979 Tennis - SW Conference Champions ’74-78; Sub-Section Champions ’74-78; Section runner-up ‘74; SW Conference Singles Champion, 2nd Place, 3rd Place;  SW Conference Runner-up; Sub-Section Singles Champion; Section Singles 3rd place; SW Conference 2nd Singles Champion; Sub-Section Doubles Champion; Section Doubles 3rd; 2 time State participant Doubles; Sub-Region Champions; State Team participant; Sub-Region Doubles Champion; Region Doubles Champion;...

  • Joseph J. Vortherms - WHS Class of 1978

    Joseph J. Vortherms - WHS Class of 1978   Football - 2 time letter-winner; Team captain ‘77; MVP ‘77; All-Southwest Conference Offensive Back ‘77; All Area (Daily Globe) Offensive Back ‘77; Held single season rushing record; All American ’77-78 Track - Lettered 4 years; 2 time MVP ; Most points scored ’77 & 78; State track meet 4th place in 880 yd, 2nd place in 880 yd. All-American Awards - Don Strom Award ‘78  College - Mankato State University -Graudated with Summa Cum Laude Hono...

  • Harry Sowles -WHS Class of 1926

    Harry Sowles - WHS Class of 1926 Football Basketball - All-District; All-Region Track Baseball -lettered freshman year College - Heuron College, Football (halfback) Harry and his wife, Clare have 3 children, Tom, Sue, and Mary.  He enjoys golf, hunting, fishing and boating.

  • Russell Rickers - WHS Class of 1949

    Russell Rickers - WHS Class of 1949 Football ’46-49 - played for coaches Milt Osterberg and John Kirkeby Basketball ’46-49 - played for coaches Milt Osterberg, Lem Herting, and Ken Thompson Baseball ’46-49 - played for coaches Milt Osterberg, John Curran, and Dan Regnier College - Worthington Junior College - Football, Basketball Russ and his wife, Janet, have 3 children, Joe, John, and Sue all of whom participated in Worthington High School Sports.  He served in the military in ’51-52. Fro...

  • Dan Regnier - Coach

    Dan Regnier - Mankato High School – class of 1939 College - Mankato State Teachers College ‘43 Coach - Storden High School 1943-44, Football, Basketball; Worthington High School - Head Baseball Coach 1951-1976, Freshman Football, Freshman Basketball, Assistant High School Football, Basketball and Baseball; Worthington Junior College - Football Other Activities - WHS Athletic Equipment Manager 1951-1983, Officiated Football and Basketball for area high schools 1943-1974 Awards - Retired Coaches A...

  • Lee A. Nystrom -WHS Class of 1969

    Lee A. Nystrom - WHS Class of 1969 Football Basketball Track College - Macalester College ‘72 -Football, Most Improved ’70, Honorable mention All-MIAC ’71, Pre-reason All-American candidate ’72, MVP ’72 Other Football - Green Bay Packers, offensive tackle for 3 years; Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriot; Scots Club. Coach - Macalaster College - Assistant coach football at 1976-1984, Baseball Assistant Coach Awards - Macalaster College Athletic Hall of Fame ‘86 Lee is the Executive Vice P...

  • Roy Minter - Coach

    Roy Minter - Owatonna High School – class of 1954 *Wrestling - State Champion ‘54 College - Mankato State College, BS ‘58 & Masters ‘62, Wrestling - NAIA National Champion ’58,  NCAA Division I All-American, 2nd place 1956, 4th place 1957 and 1958 Awards *MCCC Coach of the Year (9 times) *Region 13 Coach of the Year (3 times) Coach - Worthington High School - Wrestling - 10 years, Tennis and Track each 1 year; Worthington Junior College - football for  for 7 years; Willmar Communit...

  • Don Basche - WHS Class of 1952

    Don Basche - WHS Class of 1952 Football Basketball - District Champions Track College - Worthington Junior College - Basketball (conference champions), Football, Tennis, Track; North Dakota State College - Basketball, Football, Track Awards - Worthington Community College Alumni Coaching Award; Region 2AA Coach of the Year; Honorary Chapter FFA Degree; Corky Brace Award Don married Marcia Schissel.  They have 3 children, Jeff, Scott, and Teresa.  He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and l...