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December 29, 2015
Prep girls basketball: Fulda, Mountain Lake Area get wins
MARSHALL — Fulda drilled 13 3-ponters and jumped out to a huge lead in the first half Tuesday at Southwest Minnesota State University. The Raiders were up 36-16 at halftime and carried that to a 58-43 victory. Randi Tiesler had a big game for Fulda with 25 points, six rebounds and...
December 29, 2015 - 9:15pm
December 23, 2015
Prep girls basketball: Southwest Minnesota Christian takes border battle; Adrian dumps Ellsworth
EDGERTON — In a cross-border battle, the Southwest Minnesota Christian Eagles made an impressive first-half run stick en route to a huge 30-point victory over the Chargers of Sioux Falls Christian. Southwest went on a devastating 27-7 run in the middle of the first half that Sioux...
December 23, 2015 - 12:22am
December 19, 2015
Prep boys basketball: Westbrook-Walnut Grove to play for title
COTTONWOOD — The Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys basketball team pulled away from a slim 26-24 lead at halftime to defeat Minneota 63-49 in the first-round semifinals of the Candy Cane Classic Friday night, advancing to play Lakeview at 5 p.m. today in the championship game. Randy Knutson...
December 19, 2015 - 12:10am
December 16, 2015
Prep boys basketball: Close games make for exciting night area-wide
FULDA — Hills-Beaver Creek held on to a narrow Red Rock Conference victory over Fulda. The Raiders, who trailed by double digits much of the first half, had a shot at a 3-pointer at the buzzer. But it was off the mark as the Patriots held on for the victory. Fulda’s Justin Dierks...
December 16, 2015 - 12:27am
December 14, 2015
Prep boys basketball: Mountain Lake Area tops Red Rock Central
LAMBERTON — Mountain Lake Area got 29 points from Levi Stoesz and improved its record back to .500 with a 71-63 win over Red Rock Central Monday. The Wolverines held a slim 32-28 advantage at halftime and doubled that by game’s end. Stoesz had a big night all around, adding eight...
December 14, 2015 - 10:56pm
December 9, 2015
Prep boys basketball: Worthington gets big road win
LUVERNE — After a rough start to the season, Worthington showed what it is capable of Tuesday night in Luverne. A solid Cardinals team held a 36-34 lead at halftime, but the Trojans outscored them by 10 in the second half to take a 73-65 Big South Conference victory. “The guys...
December 9, 2015 - 12:41am
Prep girls basketball: Southwest Minnesota Christian defeats cross-town rival
EDGERTON — Southwest Minnesota Christian got a balanced offensive attack to defeat its cross-town rival Tuesday evening. In a game hosted by the Eagles, three players scored in double figures for both the home team and Edgerton Public. SWC maintained a seven-to-11 point lead most...
December 9, 2015 - 12:35am
December 6, 2015
Prep girls basketball: Adrian, Mountain Lake Area take road losses
ADRIAN — Jodi Bents scored 20 points — nearly half of her team’s total — but it wasn’t enough for the Adrian Dragons as they dropped a 52-43 decision to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Saturday in a high school girls basketball contest. Bents pulled down 10 rebounds and teammate Mia...
December 6, 2015 - 10:49pm
December 5, 2015
Prep boys basketball: Murray County Central takes Red Rock Central
LAMBERTON — Murray County Central improved its boys basketball record to 4-1 Friday with a 69-60 triumph over host Red Rock Central. The Rebels, whose only loss in the young 2015-16 season has been to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, got balanced scoring led by senior center Grant Rohrer....
December 5, 2015 - 12:34am
December 2, 2015
Prep boys basketball: Heron Lake-Okabena earns first win; Southwest Christian nips Hills-Beaver Creek
OKABENA — Putting four players in the double-figure scoring column, Heron Lake-Okabena won its first game of the new season, holding off a determined late-game run by Red Rock Central. The Wildcats (1-2 overall, 1-1 Red Rock Conference) received a double-double from senior veteran...
December 2, 2015 - 12:18am
October 20, 2015
Prep cross country: Murray County Central/Fulda takes twin titles
SLAYTON — One team title came by a mere two points, while the other came in dominating fashion by a convincing 27-point margin, but when the...
October 20, 2015 - 12:10am
October 18, 2015
Prep football: Tracy-Milroy-Balaton wins big; Mountain Lake Area's season ends
TRACY — Brett Swenhaugen threw for 269 yards and three touchdowns as Tracy-Milroy-Balaton had little trouble advancing to the Section 3A title game. The top-seeded Panthers had 35 points in the first half and never let up, eventually beating No. 4 Springfield 49-6. T-M-B will play...
October 18, 2015 - 10:48pm
October 14, 2015
Section 3 9-man football: Hills-Beaver Creek, Mountain Lake Area, Edgerton/Ellsworth score big in wins
HILLS — Top-seeded Hills-Beaver Creek defeated the No. 8 Heron Lake-Okabena in the first round of Section 3 9-man playoffs 58-28 Tuesday. The home Patriots began with an outstanding first quarter which the Wildcats couldn’t recover from. Cooper Vaughn was the most dynamic player...
October 14, 2015 - 12:54am
Prep cross country: Marshall girls dominate; Suda wins again
ADRIAN — In what was certainly a quality field of high school cross country runners representing 16 teams, several stellar individual and team performances matched the gorgeous fall weather that graced the Dragon Invitational Tuesday. With clear skies, abundant sunshine, just a...
October 14, 2015 - 12:49am
October 12, 2015
Prep football: New season begins Tuesday
The high school football season is starting all over again tonight. The regular season is history. The postseason has arrived. With each game from now until the Minnesota Prep Bowl scheduled for Nov. 13 and 14, a single-elimination “tournament” will eventually crown state champions...
October 12, 2015 - 8:16pm