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Baseball Teams Hold Bowling Tournament
Outfielders, infielders and pitchers were all trying to throw strikes Thursday as Gopher Conference baseball teams gathered in Waterville for a bowling tournament. Host school Waterville-Elysian-Morristown won the event, edging Blooming Prairie. Medford, Maple River and NRHEG tied for third.
Golden Gopher Road Trip Coming to Owatonna
The annual University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Road Trip will again stop in Owatonna. The statewide tour to promote the university's athletics' program is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8 at 8AM at the Owatonna Country Club. The event is free and includes breakfast
Storm Knocks Down Dugout, Domes
The impact the continued winter weather is having on local sports teams and facilities is reaching the absurd stage. The wind from the weekend blizzard knocked down the first base dugout at Jeff Reese Field in New Richland, the baseball home for NRHEG.
Lynx Draft NRHEG Grad Carlie Wagner
New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva graduate Carlie Wager lived her childhood dreams by playing for the University of Minnesota. Another dream came true Thursday night when she was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx.
Triton High School Fills Football, Activities Director Posts
The Triton School District has only had one football coach since it was formed about 25 years ago. Don Henderson has held the position ever since Dodge Center, Claremont and West Concord came together as one district. The hall of fame coach announced he would step down after last season. Longtime as…
Basketball Season Finishes with a Flourish at the State Tournament
A game-winning, alley-oop slam dunk by future Golden Gopher Daniel Oturu put an exclamation point on the Minnesota state high school boys' basketball championships Saturday night. The basket was good for a 79-78 win for Cretin-Derham Hall over defending champ Apple Valley and future Duke star T…
Third Title is a Charm
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton won their third state boys' basketball championship Saturday at Target Center 59-55 over North Woods to earn the Class A title. The Knights also won the tournament in 2004 and 2005. This game featured a series of big runs that saw each team lead by double digits and subseq…
Minnehaha Academy Holds Off Caledonia to Repeat as Champs
Minnehaha Academy won its second straight Class AA boys' basketball championship Saturday 73-60 over Caledonia at Target Center. The Warriors roared back from a 12-point halftime deficit to close to within 59-57 with 8:15 left, but the Redhawks closed the game on a 14-3 run to capture the crown…
Minnehaha Academy Flies Back into the Title Game
Minnehaha Academy will try to repeat as state Class AA champions on Saturday after powering their way past St. Cloud Cathedral 77-51 Friday night in the semifinals at Target Center. The Redhawks hit eight three-pointers to build a 42-24 lead by halftime. Jalen Suggs scored 17 of his 25 points before…

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