• Glenwood native punches ticket to the “Big Show” with Stetson

    | Published on March 18, 2024 at 3:04pm CDT

    The Stetson Hatters are headed to the 2024 NCAA Division I National Tourney after winning their postseason tourney last week.  It was the first-ever Atlantic Sun Conference title for the Hatters, which also earned them a first-ever trip to the NCAA Tourney. Among the members of the team is Treyton Thompson, a native of Glenwood who… Read More

  • Dahl, Gruber, Panitzke, Alexander among leaders for Laker boys in 2023-24

    | Published on March 18, 2024 at 2:43pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area boys basketball team closed out the 2023-24 season with a 2-25 overall record under first-year head coach Zach Traphagen, which included a 2-12 mark in the WCC. The Lakers picked up both of their victories over Benson, winning 67-49 at Minnewaska Area, Jan. 18 and at 67-58 at Benson, Feb. 6. Minnewaska Area also… Read More

  • Opener for spring starts March 26 

    | Published on March 11, 2024 at 3:23pm CDT

    Speaking of Sports By John Fragodt, Sports Reporter Practices for some Minnewaska Area spring sports begin Monday (today), while practices for the other sports will begin one of the next two Mondays.  Yes, the spring sports season is fast approaching and the spring season has traditionally been a very good one for the Lakers. The softball and… Read More

  • Three new head coaches take over programs at MAHS

    | Published on March 11, 2024 at 3:18pm CDT

    Three new head coaches have been hired and approved to lead Minnewaska Area sports programs this coming spring and fall. The girls softball team has replaced Jason Weber with Luke Barkeim, while the boys golf team has hired Dion Harste to take over for David Drexler, and the Laker volleyball program has hired Mitch McGuire as… Read More

  • Dance teams had another successful season

    | Published on March 11, 2024 at 3:14pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area dance teams had great seasons in 2023-24 despite not qualifying to the state meet.  The Lakers placed fourth in the High Kick and Jazz competitions at the Section 2A Dance Meet, Saturday at NLS High School.  St. Cloud Cathedral, Holdingford and NLS claimed the top three spots in both competitions. SCC and Holdingford… Read More

  • It’s been a deadly winter on the ice!

    | Published on March 11, 2024 at 3:11pm CDT

    •  DNR offers guidelines to avoid disaster  It has been a particularly deadly winter season on Minnesota waters, with at least four people dead after falling through the ice. While some lakes are largely ice-free, people are still ice fishing on others, particularly those in the north. The late-ice season can be particularly dangerous and in recent… Read More

  • Bits and pieces

    | Published on March 4, 2024 at 1:38pm CST

    Speaking of Sports by John Fragodt, Sports Reporter The Minnewaska Area dance program started only 7-8 years ago, but already has earned four state berths. I had listed in the paper two weeks ago that the Lakers missed out on a third-straight trip to state this year when they placed fourth in the High Kick and Jazz… Read More

  • Lakers top KMS; to face NLS in sub-section finals

    | Published on March 4, 2024 at 1:34pm CST

    Halfway there. The Minnewaska Area girls basketball team held KMS to eight second-half points on the way to a 66-29 victory during the sub-section semifinals, Saturday night at Montevideo High School. The win wasn’t as easy as it seems though as the Lakers trailed  for much of the first half, including a 14-11 deficit with 9:14… Read More

  • Wildman places fourth at state wrestling

    | Published on March 4, 2024 at 12:29pm CST

    •  Five Minnewaska Area wrestlers compete at state meet Miles Wildman highlighted another great season of Laker wrestling with a fourth-place finish at the State Wrestling Tournament, Friday and Saturday at the Excel Center in Minneapolis. Wildman was one of five Minnewaska Area wrestlers who qualified to the State Class AA Tourney this season.  He went… Read More

  • Minnewaska falls just short of upset win in opener

    | Published on March 4, 2024 at 12:26pm CST

    The Minnewaska Area boys team came within a few points and a few minutes of pulling off a big upset over top-seeded Montevideo in the opening round of the Section 3AA Boys Basketball Tournament, Saturday night at Montevideo. The Lakers, who came in as the eighth seed, led 48-45 with 4:35 left in the game before… Read More

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