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February 10, 2016
Iowa prep wrestling: Sibley-Ocheyedan headed to state tournament
SIBLEY, Iowa — Sibley-Ocheyedan was dominant in clinching a spot in the Class 1A State Dual Team Tournament Tuesday. The Generals cruised through the district with a 45-25 win over West Lyon in the title bout after a 48-32 victory against Alta-Aurelia. Zak Stanton got the home team...
February 10, 2016 - 12:25am
Prep boys basketball: Heron Lake-Okabena bests Ellsworth; Behrends leads Jackson County Central
OKABENA — A sparkling 21-point performance from senior Travis Behrends lifted Heron Lake-Okabena to a 58-53 victory over Ellsworth in a Red Rock Conference boys basketball clash which was closely-contested all the way. The Wildcats (3-18 overall, 3-11 in the conference) earned a...
February 10, 2016 - 12:07am
February 7, 2016
Iowa prep wrestling: Sibley-Ocheyedan sends eight to districts
Fifteen area wrestlers earned the right to keep their individual seasons going Saturday. The postseason officially kicked off with the individual sectional tournaments. Grapplers who took either first or second place at sectionals advanced to next Saturday’s district tournaments....
February 7, 2016 - 11:37pm
Prep girls basketball: Pipestone Area gets conference win; Tracy-Milroy-Balaton takes second loss
JACKSON — Shooting 47 percent from the field, Pipestone Area defeated Jackson County Central by a comfortable margin in a Big South Conference clash. Rachel Skyberg scored 18 points, Alexis Evans had 12 and Morgyn Carson 10 for the Arrows, who moved their season record to 17-1....
February 7, 2016 - 11:28pm
February 1, 2016
Prep girls basketball: Sibley-Ocheyedan wins border battle; Southwest Minnesota Christian rolls
ELLSWORTH — Turnovers plagued the Ellsworth Panther offense Saturday night. Sibley-Ocheyedan forced 19 Ellsworth turnovers while the Generals only committed 13, paving the way to a 60-55 victory. S-O had three players reach double digits in the scoring column. Megan Grimes led all...
February 1, 2016 - 12:06am
January 27, 2016
Prep girls basketball: Close matchups dot area landscape
WINDOM — The Jackson County Central Huskies stole the 46-45 win from the Windom Area Eagles in a matchup that came down to the final seconds. The Eagles put up a shot as the clock was winding down, but they came up short. Jayni Anderson led the winning offense scoring 14 points...
January 27, 2016 - 12:22am
January 24, 2016
Prep wrestling: Worthington defends title; Pipestone Area, Sibley-Ocheyedan take fourth
HARTLEY, Iowa — Worthington was dominant for the second straight year at the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Duals. The Trojans finished Saturday’s tournament with a 4-0 record, out-scoring opponents by a combined score of 241-52 along the way. Worthington took down Alta-Aurelia 66-9,...
January 24, 2016 - 4:57pm
January 17, 2016
Prep wrestling: Adrian, Minneota battle to the end
TRACY — Wrestling fans at the Plum Creek Team Tournament were treated to a potential preview of the Section 3A title match Saturday when Class A’s sixth-ranked team, Adrian, matched up against No. 1 Minneota. The match lived up to its billing and then some. The Dragons held a...
January 17, 2016 - 11:35pm
January 6, 2016
Prep boys basketball: Jackson County Central drops Worthington; Edgerton hangs on
JACKSON — Jackson County Central put in the effort and reaped the rewards of an 84-48 Big South Conference win over Worthington Tuesday. “They’re a good team,” Trojans’ head coach Clint Meyer said. “To be honest, they just kicked our tails on both ends of the floor. They...
January 6, 2016 - 12:39am
December 20, 2015
Prep wrestling: Worthington, Adrian take tournaments
REDWOOD FALLS — Worthington head coach Mark Prunty said his team felt going into Friday and Saturday’s Redwood River Riot that it had “an outside chance” of winning it. That’s a bold statement considering the tournament features 31 teams representing all three classes of...
December 20, 2015 - 10:58pm
Prep girls basketball: Worthington wins thriller; Sibley-Ocheyedan gets first victory
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Worthington relied on its defense Saturday in a game that wasn’t decided until the final buzzer sounded. The Trojans were clinging to a 37-36 lead over Aberdeen Roncalli when the Cavaliers made one last charge. Worthington, which had previously been 9-for-9...
December 20, 2015 - 10:43pm
December 19, 2015
Prep girls basketball: Tracy-Milroy-Balaton upends Adrian
ADRIAN — In a low scoring affair, the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers came out on top of the Adrian Dragons Friday night in high school girls basketball. Both teams played great defense, holding each other to less than 30 percent shooting and forcing 26 turnovers apiece. However,...
December 19, 2015 - 12:18am
December 18, 2015
Building a champion: Four Lego League teams advance to state competitions
WORTHINGTON — It is not unusual to think of trash talk when discussing team sports. For teams in the FIRST Lego League, though, it’s all...
December 18, 2015 - 9:58pm
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 13, 2015
Prep wrestling: Sibley-Ocheyedan wins home tournament
SIBLEY, Iowa — Sibley-Ocheyedan put 12 of its 14 entrants in the top three of its home tournament Saturday. That helped the Generals cruise to a first-place total of 280 points. Coming in a distant second was Graettinger-Terrill/Ruthven-Ayshire at 238. Nearly half of the home squad...
December 13, 2015 - 11:24pm