• Small game license sales remain below 10-year averages

    | Published on November 14, 2022 at 11:32am CST

    The number of small game hunters in Minnesota continues to decline along a long-term trendline. The number of small game licenses sold in 2021 was 233,901, down 4% from the previous year and 7% below the 10-year average.  Hunters who did pursue waterfowl, grouse and pheasants had success rates similar to the 10-year averages, according… Read More

  • Ankeny places 23rd and Tank 56th at State Cross-Country Meet

    | Published on November 7, 2022 at 11:40am CST

    Two members of the Laker cross-country teams competed at the State Boys and Girls Cross-Country Meet at St. Olaf College, Saturday. Freshman Lauryn Ankeny competed for the Laker girls, placing 23rd overall during her second state competition, while junior Maeson Tank ran for the Laker boys, earning 56th place during his first state meet. Ankeny was fourth… Read More

  • Gators set to compete at 6A Swimming-Diving Meet, Nov. 10-12 

    | Published on November 7, 2022 at 11:39am CST

    The Minnewaska-Morris Gators swimming and diving team is set to take part in the Section 6A Swimming and Diving Meet, Nov. 10-12 at Alexandria.  The swimming prelims are set for Nov. 10, the diving prelims are Nov. 11 and the finals in both swimming and diving are set for Saturday, Nov. 12. The Gators recently competed… Read More

  • Lakers fall to Bulldogs in sub-section finals

    | Published on November 7, 2022 at 11:38am CST

    The run through the playoffs has ended for the Minnewaska Area volleyball team.  The Lakers, seeded sixth in their half of Section 3AA, beat third-seeded Eden Valley-Watkins in four games to open up the tournament and then edged second-seeded New London-Spicer in the second round last Tuesday at NLS High School before losing in four… Read More

  • Winter sports schedules will be published next week

    | Published on November 7, 2022 at 11:37am CST

    The Minnewaska Area winter sports schedules will be published next week in the Pope County Tribune.  Official high school sports’ practices are set to begin Nov. 14 with girls basketball and Nov. 21 for boys basketball and wrestling. The MAHS dance teams are already practicing for their first meet, Nov. 29 at PACT Charter followed by… Read More

  • Minnewaska Area Lakers football team will lose nine players to graduation . . .

    | Published on November 7, 2022 at 11:36am CST

    The Minnewaska Area Laker football team closed out the 2022 season with an 0-9 record after going 1-8 last year.  The Lakers had their best chance at a win during a 28-14 loss at Morris Area where Minnewaska had a handful of additional chances to score in the red zone, but were unable to get… Read More

  • More about inequality in sections

    | Published on November 7, 2022 at 11:36am CST

    Speaking of Sports By John Fragodt, Sports Reporter I mentioned in one of my last columns about the inequality of basketball and football sections and how the larger schools have a better chance to reach state than the smaller schools.  I decided to check out the volleyball sections, especially after the MSHSL added a fourth class this… Read More

  • Hunting safety begins with personal responsibility

    | Published on November 7, 2022 at 11:35am CST

    With many hunting seasons underway, and about 400,000 hunters set to converge on the state’s fields and woods for the Nov. 5 firearms deer opener, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters there’s no such thing as a successful hunt if it isn’t safe. Done right, hunting is an exceptionally safe activity that brings families… Read More

  • MAHS Winter Sports meeting set for Monday, Nov. 14

    | Published on November 7, 2022 at 11:34am CST

    With the winter sports season drawing near, the Laker Activities Department is scheduled to hold a winter sports meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 in the auditorium at MAHS.   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… Read More

  • Ankeny, Tank earn trip to State Cross-Country Meet

    | Published on October 31, 2022 at 12:57pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area girls cross-country team fell just short of earning a repeat trip to the State Cross-Country Meet, but two members of the Laker cross-country teams did earn state berths at the Section 6A Meet, Friday at Staples-Motley. The host Cardinals won both team titles with Wadena-DC edging the Lakers by eight points for second… Read More

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