Springfield bats explode for 11 runs in win over Milroy

8 to be inducted into Minnesota State Athletics Hall of Fame

  CCHA, FloSports announce deal for streaming rights

  Sports Senior Showcase: Highlighting the Class of 2020

  Gaylord tops Henderson in River Valley League opener

  Rodning competing for hometown team, staying ready for Blue Jays

Continued Coverage

  Local woman wins body building competition

  Softball tournament brings people to the area

  MoonDogs baseball is back: Here’s what you can expect

  Minnesota State’s Richards begins coaching career with Mankato Peppers

  Gaylord earns 10-8 exhibition win over the Stingers

  Motor sports enthusiasts restore race car

  Youth sports return as Mankato Peppers compete in games ahead of weekend tournament

The Rising Star tournament is set to take place this weekend while the Peppers Classic begins July 3.

  MoonDogs gearing up for Opening Day; preparing for fans in the stands

The Mankato MoonDogs will join four other teams that will begin playing Northwoods League games on July 1.

  Minnesota Rise looking forward to competitions starting in July

The wait is almost over as youth athletes will be able to transition from small group work to games.

  First week of amateur baseball in the books; MBA president reflects

89 town ball squads have begun hosting games and changes have been made on the Governor's stance regarding baseball in the state.

  Tuomie returns to Germany, signs professional deal with Eisbären Berlin

Youth sports given green light to resume play

  Twins remove ex-owner Calvin Griffith statue for racist remarks

  Hastings reacts to Don Lucia being named CCHA commissoner

  Waterville hosts Janesville; Indians with an all-around showing

  Don Lucia named CCHA commissioner; intends to bring in more teams that fit the mold

  Town Ball exhibition games return; Waterville Indians look to match last season’s success

The Waterville Indians focus is to emulate success they had last season, under the current circumstances.

  Players looking forward to season, happy to be back on the diamond

Day one of practice was all geared towards following social distancing protocols and easing into play.

  Thielen, area athletes break in new ETS Performance facility

Thielen got the chance to break in the facility just as local athletes have been since its doors opened on Monday, June 8.

  Current and former members of MSU football team address the issue of racial injustice

"I think the first thing is to understand that there is a problem and not turn a blind eye to it.”

  Bahl, Mavericks looking to make deep playoff run in 2020

Head Coach Brian Bahl discusses what it is going to take to make another NCAA Tournament appearance.

Fairmont’s Sagedahl running strong at 81

Sherwood Sagedahl is one of the best 80 to 84-year-old track and field athletes in the nation.

  Pickell commits to wrestle at Augsburg

Mankato West’s Charlie Pickell is going to Division III powerhouse Augsburg, a team that’s won 13 national titles.

  Kato Karate given the go-ahead to reopen

As a part of the state’s Stay Safe Phase II, which began Monday, Kato Karate can reopen if they follow organized youth sports guidelines.

  Hoffner looks ahead to 2020 season

Click the interview above to hear what Head Coach Todd Hoffner had to say about an offseason that has been dominated by COVID-19.

  From Springfield to Augustana: Why so many Tigers wind up Vikings

The three were standouts at Springfield High School and are now competing at the same college, Augustana.

  Eagle Lake City Council moves forward with Mankato Motorsports Park project

Construction is anticipated to begin this year and finish next year.

  Blueprint for success: MSU’s Matt Margenthaler

Since 2004, the MSU men’s basketball team has advanced to an impressive 13 NCAA tournaments.

  Throwback: WEM volleyball’s 2015 state title

We caught up with head coach Crystal Lamont to relive the Buccaneers’ run to the title.

  MSU men’s basketball offseason looks different but remains productive

Many area coaches are doing their best to keep student athletes in the game.

  17 Mavericks named USTFCCCA All-Americans

The Mavericks earned the fourth most All-American honors with 22, only behind Grand Valley State (47), Lincoln (MO), which accumulated 28 honors, and Missouri Southern (24).

  Two Mavericks earn NSIC’s top student-athlete honors

Two Minnesota State University, Mankato student-athletes earned the top conference honor for their works in the classroom and in their respective sport.

  From Springfield to the pros: A community that cultivates talent

Jordan Milbrath is heading into his 8th season of Minor League baseball.

  NBA’s Timberwolves to reopen practice facility

About half of NBA teams have begun arranging workouts, since Commissioner Adam Silver gave the go-ahead two weeks ago, subject to state and local guidelines.

  Bassett achieves goal of Division I football, joins Coastal Carolina

The defensive back announced Wednesday that he’ll be furthering his academic and football career at Coastal Carolina, where he will have two years of eligibility remaining after transferring from Concordia–St. Paul.

  Reynolds outlines more easing of restrictions, including bars, campgrounds and high school sports

Effective May 22 movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, museums and wedding reception venues will be permitted to reopen with appropriate public health measures in place. Swimming pools will reopen for lap swimming and swimming lessons.

  Belmont set for June 20 without fans, leads off Triple Crown

The New York Racing Association on Tuesday unveiled the rescheduled date for the Belmont, which will also be contested at a shorter distance than usual.

  Ryan Carter talks life after the NHL

"The first thing I did was go back to Mankato and get my degree."

  Blueprint for success: WEM’s Crystal Lamont

Many of the athletes on those state tournament squads play multiple sports, and the same is also true for Crystal Lamont.

  New Ulm Club’s longest standing banquet of its kind forced to take a different route with current climate

The New Ulm Club is responsible for the long standing banquet that honors senior athletes from New Ulm Cathedral, Minnesota Valley Lutheran and New Ulm High School.

  Anthony Harris signs Vikings’ franchise tag offer

The former undrafted free agent is guaranteed over $11 million for the upcoming NFL season.

  Springfield football player hopes to be inspiration to others after losing 104 pounds

Losing weight can be a difficult task, but one Springfield High School student-athlete hopes his story inspires others wanting to make a change.

  Canterbury Park eyes June 10th start without spectators

Friday would have been opening night at Canterbury Park. Instead, a shortened season could begin June 10, without spectators, if the Minnesota Racing Commission grants flexibility.

  JWP football players get creative for offseason training

The two linemen are flipping tires and moving trucks as a way to train for Friday nights in the fall.

  Blueprint for success: Fairmont’s Bob Bonk

This week, we take a look at Fairmont's cross country and track and field head coach, Bob Bonk.

  4 years later: revisiting the 4 OT thriller between Waseca, Marshall

The section championship game between Marshall and Waseca ended up going back and forth in a thriller that included three buzzer-beaters and four overtime periods.

Minnesota State announces signing of new women’s tennis coach

Kucera becomes the program’s fifth head coach since the 2016-17 season.

  Ries rejoins Bandits on one-year deal

She appeared in 18 games for the Bandits back in 2018, recording six wins and one save with an earned run average at 1.83.

  Minnesota’s American Legion baseball season canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Randy Schaub, director of Minnesota American Legion Baseball, said in a statement on the league’s website on Saturday that it "cannot take chances with the players, coaches and fans we oversee.”

  Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages people to fish close to home ahead of walleye opener

This year’s opener falls during a time when practicing social distancing is the new norm.

  Mavericks to host Bulldogs in 2020; full schedule released

Minnesota State will begin the season by participating in the Icebreaker Tournament on Oct. 10 and 11 against the likes of the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, Minnesota Golden Gophers and Providence Friars.

  Interest in fishing increases amid pandemic

A look at resources for first-time fishers as the activity gains popularity amid pandemic

  Vikings have 4 prime-time games in 2020; including Christmas Day matchup vs. Saints

The Vikings will begin the season by hosting the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sept. 13 with a 12 p.m. scheduled kickoff.

  Cancellation of summer season leaves WPSL searching for alternatives

The largest women’s soccer league in the world announced Thursday it would cancel its summer season due to the COVID-19 pandemic that is gripping much of the world.

  Campgrounds prepare for season, fishing opener; implement social distancing guidelines

With temperatures warming up, and the Minnesota Fishing Opener kicking off this weekend, area campgrounds like Beaver Dam Resort near Cleveland, are gearing up to open their facilities to those itching to get outside.

  Northwoods League joins long list of canceled, delayed sports

The season was originally scheduled to begin May 26, but will be postponed indefinitely following Thursday’s announcement.

  Fairmont coach honors senior student-athletes

Fairmont head track and field coach Bob Bonk is taking to Twitter to remember this year’s senior student-athletes, highlighting what each individual brought to the program.

  DNR urging anglers to fish close to home during fishing opener

This year, state officials are asking everyone to fish as close to home as possible and only have members of the same household in the same boat and to not gather in groups.

  ETS Performance set to open Mankato location in June

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has trained at ETS for a number of years now and has tailor-made plans for each offseason with workouts that provide results that he notices on game day.

  Former Springfield Tiger adjusts to virtual NFL offseason

Teams have altered the traditional NFL offseason in 2020 as many of the meetings between players and coaches are now taking place online.

Brett Favre named in Miss. DHS audit report

The audit says Favre Enterprises was paid $1.1 million for events Favre was contracted to speak at but never did.

  Williamson staying ready for 2020 season

“I go into the baseball fields when it’s nice out and throw bullpens."

  Former Mankato East star has eyes set on Division I roster

Former Mankato East football player Dez Bassett is looking for an opportunity to play football at the Division I level.

  Whitecaps select two Gophers in NWHL draft

The National Women’s Hockey League draft concluded Wednesday, as the Minnesota Whitecaps made their final selections to bolster the squad.

Youth wrestling coach accused of sexually assaulting girl

Forty-three-year-old Mustafa Shabazz of Burnsville was charged Tuesday in Hennepin County with one count of second-degree sexual assault.

  Mankato United looking forward to 2020 season

This year’s team looks similar to the group from 2019 and is once again set up to bring an energetic style of play to Mankato.

  Bethany Lutheran College names Pat Garvin next head men’s basketball coach

Garvin, who is a 2014 Bethany Lutheran College graduate, joins the Vikings after spending the last three seasons as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

  Town Ball teams remain optimistic for 2020 season

The Minnesota Baseball Association will have a discussion regarding the state of town ball due to COVID-19 on Saturday.

Vikings add Texas A&M WR Davis among 12 undrafted rookies

The Vikings wrapped up the draft with 15 picks, the most by any NFL team since the event was trimmed to seven rounds in 1994.

Iowa leads NCAA in wrestling attendance, Cyclones rank third

Iowa led the nation in NCAA wrestling attendance for the 14th straight year and the state’s two other Division I programs ranked among the top 13 nationally.

Bucs go defense in Round 2, drafting S Antoine Winfield, Jr.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected Minnesota safety Antoine Winfield, Jr. in the second round of the NFL draft.

Summer X Games in Minneapolis canceled due to pandemic

The action-sports event in Minneapolis was to be the fourth and final go-around in the city.

  High school spring sports, activities canceled in Minnesota

The MSHSL made the announcement Thursday.

  Becker excited for Independent League opportunity

Last year, Becker was in the San Diego Padres organization and hopes a stint in the Independent League leads to another opportunity.