• Minnewaska set to hire Traphagen as new boys basketball coach

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:53pm CDT

    Pending approval by the school board, Zach Traphagen is set to be hired as the new head boys basketball coach at Minnewaska Area High School.  He would replace Hunter Salathe, who recently resigned from the position. Traphagen is currently a health and physical education instructor at Minnewaska Area High School and head boys track and field coach…. Read More

  • Youth wrestlers come home with state hardware

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:52pm CDT

    Mikael Moe, Kashton Hormann and Wyatt Hill, members of the Minnewaska youth wrestling program, competed in Rochester at the MN/USA State Tournament, Friday, March 17. They all had won a qualifier event earlier this season to earn the berth at the state tourney. •  Mikael Moe wrestled in the 6 and under 52-57 pound bracket and won… Read More

  • Frey and Gruber lead B-squad boys in scoring

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:50pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area JV boys basketball team finished the 2022-23 season with a 16-9 record.  The team was coached by Nick Danielson.  “Except for a bad loss to Morris and a couple of lopsided wins against Benson, most of the other games were close and competitive, with several of them coming down to the final… Read More

  • Speaking of Sports

    | Published on March 20, 2023 at 2:51pm CDT

    High school milestone numbers have changed over time . . . By John Fragodt, Sports Reporter First of all, let me say that Antoine Davis and his Detroit Mercy team were not invited to play in the College Basketball Invitational Tournament.  That means Pete Maravich still owns the college scoring record.  Thanks goodness! But, I promised I’d talk… Read More

  • Kloos, Dahl, Alexander, Johnson and Panitzke among leaders for Minnewaska boys basketball team

    | Published on March 20, 2023 at 2:47pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area boys basketball team, which went 1-25 this year, will lose four seniors to graduation from this year’s team; Paul Johnson, Jr., James Ward, Noah Palmer and Hunter Kloos.  However, the team could return as many as 10 other players that hit the scoring column this season. Earning All-Conference for the team this year… Read More

  • Minnewaska Area dance teams announce season-ending awards

    | Published on March 20, 2023 at 2:46pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area Dance teams announced their final team awards during the season-ending banquet, which also included highlights from the 2022-23 season. The Jazz team earned its second-straight trip to the State Dance Meet this winter, placing 10th in the Class A competition.  The High Kick team was fourth at the Section 4A Tourney to miss… Read More

  • O’Neil and Erickson lead C-squad boys in scoring

    | Published on March 20, 2023 at 2:44pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area C-squad boys basketball team finished the 2022-23 season with a 9-14 overall record.  According to head coach Brian Walker, the team played its best basketball at the end of the season, going 7-7 over its last 14 games after starting out the season 2-7. “These players have a bright future ahead of them… Read More

  • Speaking of Sports

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 2:34pm CDT

    Should that really be a record? By John Fragodt, Sports Reporter Pete Maravich, possibly the first, second or third-best college player of all time, scored 3,667 points in 83 games while playing for his father at LSU from 1966-1970.  That averages out to 44.2 points per game.  That record has stood since 1970 for points in… Read More

  • Thorfinnson, Dahl and Kolstoe among stat leaders for Minnewaska girls basketball in 2022-23

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 2:32pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area girls basketball team had a successful season this winter, going 12-13 overall and 6-6 in the WCC to place fourth of eight teams. The Lakers were 0-7 to start out the season, after playing seven state-ranked teams, but then went 12-5 over their next 17 games before losing to West Central Area in… Read More

  • Wildman, Smith, Boelke and Ankeny top wins’ list for Minnewaska Area wrestling team

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 2:31pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area wrestling team had a great season, finishing 16-9 overall and sending two wrestlers to the state tourney for the second-straight season. The Lakers, who were also 2-3 in the conference, started out 4-4 and 5-7 before winning 11 of its final 13 matches.  Minnewaska Area tries to stay away from doing too much… Read More

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