• Wrestlers have banner day

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 1:48pm CST

    Speaking of Sports By John Fragodt, Sports Reporter The Minnewaska Area wrestlers had a banner day at the Section 8AA Wrestling Tournament at DGF High School, Saturday, qualifying five wrestlers to the state tourney.  Coach Chip Rankin, who has been at the helm of the Minnewaska wrestling program for seven years, says this is the most… Read More

  • Minnewaska girls open up playoffs with rout

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 1:46pm CST

    •  Lakers to face KMS, Thursday after beating Litchfield in opener, 71-38 One down and three to go! The Minnewaska Area Lakers girls basketball team opened up its postseason run with a 71-38 victory over Litchfield, Saturday night at home. The Lakers never were threatened during the game and earned their 19th win of the season in… Read More

  • Lakers qualify five to State Wrestling Tourney

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 1:44pm CST

    •  Reichmann and Wildman win titles, while Smith, Schiffler, Kovarik place second The Minnewaska Area wrestling team will be sending not one, not two, not three, but five wrestlers to the State Wrestling Tournament, set for this Thursday through Saturday at the Excel Energy Center in Minneapolis. Miles Wildman and Myles Reichmann both won Section 8AA titles,… Read More

  • Laker boys fall twice; to open up playoffs at EVW

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 1:39pm CST

    The Minnewaska Area boys basketball team closed out the home schedule with a 65-51 loss to Paynesville, Thursday night.  Two nights earlier, the Lakers lost at Melrose Area, 79-53. Minnewaska Area is set to close out the regular-season, Monday (today) at Osakis before commencing with the Section 3AA Boys Basketball Tournament, Saturday. The Lakers are seeded eighth… Read More

  • What a great Super Bowl!

    | Published on February 19, 2024 at 3:12pm CST

    Speaking of Sports by John Fragodt, Sports Reporter Wow, that was a great Super Bowl game! At first, I thought they might have gotten the wrong two teams in the Super Bowl this year, but after seeing the game, I think they got it right. Kansas City had upset Baltimore in the AFC Championship two weeks earlier, while… Read More

  • Minnewaska girls end WCC schedule at 10-2

    | Published on February 19, 2024 at 3:10pm CST

    •  Lakers earn second seed in sub-section and will host Litchfield, Saturday The Minnewaska Area girls basketball team is on another roll.  The Lakers, who won seven-straight games earlier this season, have won their last four straight and seven of their last nine. The Lakers beat Morris Area, Friday, Feb. 9 (68-31) before winning twice last… Read More

  • Wrestlers top SC-Melrose in opener, but fall in quarterfinals

    | Published on February 19, 2024 at 3:08pm CST

    The Minnewaska Area wrestling team ended the team portion of its season at the Section 8AA Team Tourney, Thursday at Pequot Lakes Area High School. The Lakers, who moved from Section 5A to 8AA this season, were seeded third in their half of the section and topped Sauk Centre-Melrose in the opener, 42-27, before losing to… Read More

  • Basketball postseason tourneys start Saturday night

    | Published on February 19, 2024 at 3:06pm CST

    The Minnewaska Area girls basketball team is set to open up the playoffs, Saturday night.  The Laker girls are set to commence with the Section 3AA Girls Basketball Tournament at 7 p.m., Saturday, with a home game against seventh-seeded Litchfield (6-18).  With a win, the Lakers would play again at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 29… Read More

  • Minnewaska Area boys fall to KMS and WCA

    | Published on February 19, 2024 at 3:03pm CST

    The Minnewaska Area boys basketball dropped two games last week to fall to 2-21 overall and 2-11 in the WCC.  The Lakers lost a home game to KMS last Monday night, 93-57, and then fell at West Central Area, Friday, 75-55. The Lakers are down to their final three regular-season games before commencing with the playoffs,… Read More

  • Laker dance teams fall just short of third-straight state trip

    | Published on February 19, 2024 at 2:58pm CST

    The Minnewaska Area dance teams had  great seasons in 2023-24, competing in 10 competitions throughout the regular-season before placing fourth at the Section 2A Dance Meet last Saturday at NLS High School. The Lakers placed fourth in both the High-Kick and Jazz competitions, while St. Cloud Cathedral, Holdingford and New London-Spicer placed first through third in… Read More

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