• 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

  • Five Minnewaska Area girls tennis players earn All-WCC honors

    | Published on November 21, 2022 at 11:37am CST

    The Minnewaska Area girls tennis team had five individuals earn conference honors this year.  Senior Olivia Bleick, sophomores Megan Thorfinnson and Sydney Dahl, and ninth-grader Alia Randt were named to the All-Conference team for 2022, while sophomore Olivia Danielson was selected to the honorable mention team. Dahl also earned All-WCC honors last year and Bleick was… Read More

  • Free entrance to Minnesota state parks and recreation areas Friday, Nov. 25

    | Published on November 21, 2022 at 11:36am CST

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will waive entrance fees to all 75 state parks and recreation areas Friday, Nov. 25 — the day after Thanksgiving.  This “Free Park Day” is one of four days each year on which the DNR waives the vehicle permit requirement to enter state parks and recreation areas. The goal… Read More

  • MAHS section placements for winter

    | Published on November 21, 2022 at 11:36am CST

    Minnewaska Area High School will play in three different sections this winter.  The Lakers play in Section 3AA for boys and girls basketball, Section 5A for wrestling and Section 4A for Dance Jazz and High Kick. The Minnesota State High School League redoes the section alignments every two years and the new section alignments for the… Read More

  • Gators finish sixth at Section 6A Meet

    | Published on November 14, 2022 at 11:41am CST

    McKenzie Luetmer earns state berth in 50-yard freestyle event The Minnewaska Area-Morris Area Gators competed at the Section 6A Swimming and Diving Meet, Thursday through Saturday at Alexandria Discovery Middle School. The Gators placed sixth of nine teams in a meet won by Melrose Area, but the Gators did get one state berth as McKenzie Luetmer… Read More

  • Three Lakers earn All-Conference in soccer

    | Published on November 14, 2022 at 11:40am CST

    Five members of the Minnewaska Area boys soccer team earned conference honors following the completion of the 2022 season. Seniors Aaron Feigum and Genaro Contreras Mondragon, along with junior Blake Nelson, were named to the Granite Ridge All-Conference team, while senior Noah Palmer and junior Connor Quelle were named to the honorable mention team. In addition, Feigum… Read More

  • Ballhagen, Johnson, Majerus and Weber among stat leaders for Laker football

    | Published on November 14, 2022 at 11:38am CST

    Austin Ballhagen, PJ Johnson, Jack Majerus and Austin Weber were among the leaders for the Minnewaska Area for the 2022 season.  The Lakers, coached by first-year head coach Jared Lyle, finished the season 0-9 after going 1-8 the previous season. The Lakers, who ended the season with a 59-12 loss to second-seeded Albany in the Section… Read More

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