Sports

  • Athlete of the Week

    | Published on October 31, 2022 at 12:51pm CDT

    Brady Blair (Laker Football) Brady Blair, a senior with the Minnewaska Area football team, was selected by head coach Jared Lyle as the final Laker “Athlete of the Week,” for the fall sports’ season.  Brady, the son of Angie and Curt Blair, is a 255-pound offensive and defensive lineman for the Lakers. “Brady brings a relentless work ethic… Read More

  • Minnewaska claims WCC girls’ title

    | Published on October 24, 2022 at 12:33pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area girls cross-country team won its second-straight title and fourth of the season in winning the WCC Cross-Country title last Monday at BOLD.  The Lakers won by 16 points over runner-up Melrose in the girls’ competition, while the boys’ team finished as runner-up behind WCC champion Sauk Centre. Lauryn Ankeny placed second for the… Read More

  • Lakers top Morris to finish third in WCC

    | Published on October 24, 2022 at 12:32pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area volleyball team finished third in the WCC after beating Morris Area-CA in the final league match last Tuesday night at Morris, 22-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20. The win over the Tigers gave the Lakers an 8-6 conference record, finishing just behind Sauk Centre (14-0) and BOLD (11-3).  Last year, the Lakers finished 2-10 in… Read More

  • Leutmer leads Gators at true-team sections

    | Published on October 24, 2022 at 12:31pm CDT

    The Minnewaska-Morris Gators swimming and diving team took part in the Section 6A True-Team Meet, Friday and Saturday at Alexandria.  The diving portion of the competition took place Friday, while the swimming competition was Saturday. The Gators placed sixth of nine teams at the meet won by Melrose with 1,604 points, while Alexandria was second with… Read More

  • Lakers fall to EVW in regular-season finale

    | Published on October 24, 2022 at 12:28pm CDT

     Eden Valley-Watkins went up 36-0 after one quarter on the way to a 50-14 victory over Minnewaska Area last Wednesday night at EVW.  Minnewaska Area did rebound to outscore the home team 14-8 in the second half, but it was much too little, too late. The Lakers ended the regular-season with an 0-8 record, while EVW… Read More

  • Laker girls tennis team should be strong for years to come . . .

    | Published on October 24, 2022 at 12:27pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area girls tennis team had a good season this fall, finishing 9-10 overall and 8-0 in the WCC to win an 8th-straight conference title. The Lakers had one 5-2 score over Montevideo, while the rest were decided by 6-1 or 7-0 scores during the conference schedule.  In non-conference action, the Lakers fell to Becker,… Read More

  • JH girls basketball starting Oct. 25

    | Published on October 24, 2022 at 12:26pm CDT

    Minnewaska Junior High girls basketball is set to begin practice, Tuesday, Oct. 25 and end its interscholastic season on Dec. 20.  As many of you know, JH girls and boys basketball flip seasons each year, either starting and finishing before the holiday break or beginning their season in January, after the holiday break.   Most importantly,… Read More

  • MSHSL isn’t always equal . . .

    | Published on October 24, 2022 at 12:25pm CDT

    Speaking of Sports By John Fragodt, Sports Reporter I’ve often wondered how the Minnesota State High School League comes up with the section alignments for sports.  It seems the largest schools have the easiest path to state, while the smaller schools need to win more games to get a chance to play at the state level.  In… Read More

  • Laker winter sports meeting set for Monday, Nov. 14

    | Published on October 24, 2022 at 12:24pm CDT

    With the winter sports season drawing near, the Laker Activities Department is scheduled to hold a winter sports meeting, Monday, Nov. 14.  The meeting will give the Laker Activities Department an opportunity to deliver a unified message about our activities and provide coaches an opportunity to cover important details about the upcoming season.  Laker winter… Read More

  • “Athlete of the Week”

    | Published on October 24, 2022 at 12:23pm CDT

    Maeson Tank (Boys Cross-Country) Maeson Tank, a junior with the Minnewaska Area boys cross-country team, is the latest Laker “Athlete of the Week,” selected by coach Jennifer Johnsrud.  Maeson is the son of Karin and Jason Tank. “Maeson has worked hard to do everything right this season,” coach Johnsrud said.  “He has put in the extra… Read More

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