• First meet for Minnewaska wrestling is Friday, Dec. 2

    | Published on November 28, 2022 at 1:05pm CST

    The Minnewaska Area wrestling team is set to open up the season Friday, Dec. 2 at the Big Lake Invitational.  The Laker wrestling program has been an area power for the past five years, going 91-42 during that period.  The Lakers, who were 12-9 last year, return a handful of athletes from last year’s team,… Read More

  • Minnewaska Area boys basketball team hoping for an improved season

    | Published on November 28, 2022 at 1:04pm CST

    The Minnewaska boys basketball team is set to open up the season Saturday, Dec. 3 at Redwood Valley followed by the home opener Tuesday, Dec. 6 against Montevideo. Back to lead the Lakers again this year is head coach Hunter Salathe, who will be assisted by Dan Dahl, Nick Danielson, Brian Walker, Zach Traphagen and Gabe Eisenbacher…. Read More

  • Football Boosters looking at adding youth football next fall

    | Published on November 28, 2022 at 1:03pm CST

    The Minnewaska Area Football Boosters are looking at adding youth football as soon as next fall. Discussions will be ongoing through the winter and the public is encouraged to offer support and comments by attending a meeting, or contacting one of the board members, including Jason Frey (president), Matt Williamson (vice-president), Brad Jenson (treasurer) and Dorie… Read More

  • Luetmer closes out season at state meet

    | Published on November 21, 2022 at 11:51am CST

    McKenzie Luetmer closed out a great season of swimming and diving for the Minnewaska-Morris Gators by competing at the State Class A Swimming Meet, Thursday through Saturday at the University of Minnesota campus in the Twin Cities. Luetmer, a senior, placed second at the Section 6A Meet to earn the state berth. During the 50-yard freestyle… Read More

  • After playing nine years overseas, former Gopher Colton Iverson moves to area with MAHS graduate

    | Published on November 21, 2022 at 11:50am CST

    Colton Iverson, a former player with the Minnesota Gophers mens’ basketball team, has moved to the Glenwood-Starbuck area with his wife and son.  Colton, who is married to Sarah (Roering) Iverson, a graduate of Minnewaska Area High School, is working as a realtor for Glenwood State Bank. Colton attended Yankton High School in Yankton, SD and… Read More

  • Minnewaska girls basketball team set to open up season Thursday, Nov. 29

    | Published on November 21, 2022 at 11:47am CST

    The Minnewaska Area girls basketball team opened up official practices Monday, Nov. 14 in preparation for the season opener Thursday, Nov. 29 at home against Lac qui Parle Valley. The Lakers, coached by Sidney Schiffler, went 16-10 overall last year, which included a 7-4 mark in the West Central Conference. Montevideo won its first-ever WCC girls’ title… Read More

  • 7th grade girls basketball

    | Published on November 21, 2022 at 11:46am CST

    Result:  Sauk Centre 28, Minnewaska 15, Nov. 8.  “The girls played hard for a great start to the season, showing us the things we do well and things we need to work on a bit more throughout the year,” coach Gabe Eisenbacher said. Result #2:  Minnewaska 22, Melrose 19, Nov. 10.  “The girls battled hard in… Read More

  • Three Lakers earn All-WCC honors in volleyball

    | Published on November 21, 2022 at 11:45am CST

    Three members of the Minnewaska Area volleyball team were named to the All-Conference team for 2022. Earning All-WCC honors were juniors Avery Fier, Dreya Barsness and Haley Shea, who were all key members of the Lakers’ team which went 13-15 overall this season and 8-6 in the WCC to place third of eight teams. Sauk Centre won… Read More

  • Cross-country teams announce season awards

    | Published on November 21, 2022 at 11:43am CST

    The Minnewaska Area cross-country teams announced their season-ending awards recently.  The Lakers had a great season in 2022, with the girls team winning the WCC title and the boys placing second.   At the Section 6A Meet, Lauryn Ankeny and Maeson Tank highlighted the season by earning state berths.  Ankeny went on to place 23rd overall… Read More

  • Looking forward to covering Laker wrestling . . .

    | Published on November 21, 2022 at 11:38am CST

    Speaking of Sports By John Fragodt, Sports Reporter I was just looking at the 100-win wrestlers in Minnewaska Area school history, and it’s quite an impressive list with 29 wrestlers achieving the milestone, according to my unofficial records.  The top career wrestling list from MAHS can be found on page 3B of this week’s paper and… Read More

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