Bluejay nation celebrates state title

The community of Waseca came out in numbers to support the boys' basketball team.

  Cougars host Red Wing, Owatonna for pair of matches

  Scarlets rout Northfield 7-2 to remain perfect on season

  Waseca claims first state title since 1918, Dufault nets game-winner

  Waseca prepares for second state title appearance in three-year span vs. Caledonia

  Mankato Loyola comes back to top NRHEG

  Connecting Kids program offers assistance for out-of-school activity costs

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AP boys’ hockey player of year: Dodge County’s Brody Lamb

Johnson adds 2 assistants with state ties to Minnesota staff

  Mankato East relying on youth in 2021

  Loyola purchasing its campus, athletic facilities on Good Council Hill

  Mankato, North Mankato proclaim April 8 as ‘Maverick Hockey Day’

Minnesota State’s season comes to end as Huskies score late winner

The back-and-forth game saw a total of nine goals, with the Mavericks coming out on the losing end by a score of 5-4.

With a wave and smile, Lee Elder helps open the Masters

Player and Nicklaus each took a swing, as is tradition, knocking drives onto the first fairway. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Player’s first Masters win, the first by an international player, and the 35th anniversary of Nicklaus’ sixth and final victory.

St. Mary’s season comes to an end in state semifinals

Hancock advances to championship with a 65-53 win.

Waseca heading to Class AA title game

Waseca tops Fergus Falls 72-58.

  Southern Minnesota represented in state semifinal basketball

Twins rally for 3-2 victory over Baddoo, Tigers

  Minnesota State’s Mike Hastings named national coach of the year

UMass loses 4 players to COVID at Frozen Four

  St. Mary’s battles Hancock in Class A semifinals

Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s’ undefeated season comes to close in Class A State Semifinals against BBE

US weighs joint approach to Beijing Olympics with allies

The State Department says the Biden administration is considering a possible boycott of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics to protest China's human rights record.

  Waseca eyes redemption in championship game, must get through Fergus Falls first

The Bluejays are playing their best basketball of the season, right now.

  St. Mary’s ready for challenge in Class A semifinals

St. Mary's is one win away from playing in the state championship game.

Death of ‘Miracle on Ice’ standout Pavelich ruled suicide

Last month’s death of “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey standout Mark Pavelich was ruled a suicide, a Minnesota medical examiner said Monday.

MSU men’s, women’s track & field show out in outdoor home opener

MSU hits the road for the remainder of April.

  Mavericks split series with UMary

The Mavericks split both series in weekend homestand.

  Minnesota State sets high expectations for outdoor season

After a runner-up team finish at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships, the Minnesota State Mavericks women’s track and field team is ready build on the performance this spring.

  Minnesota State splits home NSIC opener vs Minot State

The Mavericks exploded in game one winning 7-1, but couldn't overcome the Beavers' eight runs in game two.

  Maverick Hockey sells out limited number of tickets to Frozen Four

Fans are ecstatic for the Minnesota State Men’s Maverick hockey team making it to the Frozen Four. However, due to COVID protocols, the team was only alloted 300 tickets and those got snatched up right away.

  Maverick Hockey Quick Hits: Road to the Frozen Four

It’s been a fun couple of days following the West Regional at Loveland, Colorado, where the Minnesota State Mavericks men’s hockey team advanced to its biggest stage yet: the Frozen Four.

  Mavericks look to reestablish identity during 2021 spring season

Through two scrimmages, we've seen a little bit of what the young Mavericks have to offer.

  Caswell Sports expanding youth summer programs

They have recently announced the expansion of their youth sports programs which will be adding t-ball, soccer, football, tennis, and golf this summer.

  Area teams off to a hot start in state tournament

Area teams tipped-off their postseasons on Wednesday.

  Longtime Gustavus gymnastics coach passes away at 85

A legendary Gustavus Adolphus College gymnastics coach passed away Saturday at the age of 85.

Blackhawks’ Bowman named as GM of 2022 US Olympic men’s team

Bowman will serve as general manager and be assisted by Minnesota Wild GM and three-time U.S. Olympian Bill Guerin.

UConn’s Paige Bueckers is AP women’s player of the year

Bueckers helped lead the Huskies to their 13th consecutive Final Four with 28 points in the regional final win over Baylor on Monday night, just the latest star turn for the phenomenal 19-year-old Minnesota native.

Detectives find cause of Tiger Woods crash but won’t reveal

The Los Angeles County sheriff says detectives have determined what caused Tiger Woods to crash his SUV last month in Southern California but would not release details Wednesday, citing unspecified privacy concerns for the golf star.

  SESM eyes deep run at state following Section 2A title

St. Mary's senior class goes from not winning a game as freshmen to Section 2A champs in 2021.

  MSU extends winning streak to 12

MSU is now 13-1 in 2021.

  St. Mary’s chasing perfection at state tournament

Knights are 22-0 heading into the tournament.

2 Iowa State students who died when boat capsized identified

Three other crew members were rescued by people who lived around the lake.

NFL owners approve 17-game regular season, 3 preseason games

The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and reducing the preseason to three games.

  Maverick fans, personnel react to NCAA tournament wins

Excitement and shock are still running through the Maverick nation

  West’s seasoned roster prepares for first state tournament appearance since 2009

The Scarlets boast a fluid offense and a complete defense.

  Minnesota State advances to first Frozen Four in program history

The weight of postseason struggles is finally gone for the Minnesota State Mavericks after earning the program’s first win in the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament against Quinnipiac in a dramatic overtime victory.

Iowa’s Lee, Minnesota’s Steveson share wrestling’s top award

Lee overwhelmingly won the fan vote, but the committee overrode the vote and picked co-winners because Lee and Steveson were on nearly equal terms when it came to assessing criteria for the award.

Uber deal: Twins lock up pitcher Dobnak for long term

Dobnak went 6-4 with a 4.05 ERA in 10 starts last season, before hitting a slump and being sent to the team’s alternate training site.

  MSU completes three game sweep over UMary

MSU improves to 11-1 on the season.

  Mavericks are off to Pittsburgh for first ever Frozen Four appearance

Minnesota State is one of three Minnesota based programs in the Frozen Four.

  MSU football takes home field for scrimmage with GAC

The Mavs put on a show in home opener.

  Minnesota State extends win streak to 8 following UMary win

The Mavericks won 9-6.

  Mavericks win first NCAA tournament game in OT over Quinnipiac

The Mavericks advance to Regional Final versus Minnesota.

Richards’ hat trick puts Minnesota in NWHL finals

Audra Richards had a hat trick with an assist, Amanda Leveille made 44 saves and the Minnesota Whitecaps rolled to a 7-0 victory over the Connecticut Whale in the NWHL semifinals.

  Friday’s scores around southern Minnesota

Here are some scores and highlights from Friday’s events in southern Minnesota.

  LCWM falls to GSL in Section 2AA championship

The Knights graduate three seniors.

  Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s edges WEM for state tournament berth

SESM defeats WEM 64-59 in section championship rematch.

  Minnesota State sweeps doubleheader, improves to 8-1 on season

MSU won game one by a final of 10-0.

  North Links Golf Course making final preparations for season

Much of Minnesota is saying goodbye to colder temperatures and winter sports and hello to warmer temperatures and spring activities.

  Maverick Hockey Quick Hits: NCAA Tournament preview

It’s the week of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament.

  An NCAA hockey tourney first: All 5 Minnesota teams are in

For all Herb Brooks accomplished in the world of hockey, the Hall of Fame coach of the heralded “Miracle on Ice” team long held a localized goal of growing the college game in his home state.

  Waseca captures South Sub-Section 2AA crown

Waseca wins 86-64 over BEA for the south sub-section 2AA title.

  Knights pull away in 2nd half to win North Sub-section 2A title

SESM will take on St. Clair in the section championship.

  St. Clair advances to Section 2A title game after thrilling 2OT win

St. Clair wins 75-64 in double overtime over WEM.

  New Gophers coach Johnson aims to keep top state talent home

His first task as head coach of the men’s basketball team will be to persuade more Minnesota kids to put on that maroon and gold.

Vikings maintain depth by re-signing RB Ameer Abdullah

Abdullah will return for a fourth season with the Vikings, who first acquired him via waiver claim in 2018 after being let go by the Detroit Lions, who drafted him in the second round in 2015.

  Mankato West routs Willmar in Section 2AAA semifinals, Collins scores 1,000th point

The Scarlets win 61-36.

  WEM’s defense comes up big in Section 2A semifinals win

Section 2A championship rematch on tap for Thursday.

  Knights win battle with Bluejays for a trip to Section 2AA Championship

The Knights march on.

  Waseca dialed in for postseason run

Waseca’s only loss in 2021 came against a loaded Minnehaha Academy squad in a learning experience.

  Minnesota State eSports team hosting open houses for prospective students

High school students interested in gaming and eSports can get an exclusive chance to chat with Mavericks eSports coaches and varsity players during upcoming open houses at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Transgender student to receive $300K in discrimination suit

The district said in a statement that the state Court of Appeals provided clarity on the matter when it affirmed a district court decision that kept the suit alive.

  Minnesota State prepares for 7th NCAA Tournament

The regional semifinal action between MSU and Quinnipiac begins Saturday at 4 p.m. on ESPN3.

  New Minnesota coach is former player, assistant Ben Johnson

Johnson, a native of Minneapolis and product of the powerhouse program at DeLaSalle High School, played two seasons for the Gophers for Dan Monson after transferring from Northwestern.

  East finishes 15th, West 18th in boys’ class A swim & dive championships

This was the Cougars’ 2nd best finish in team history.

  Cyclones march on with semifinal win over MCW

St. Clair's hopes for a ticket to the state tournament live on.

  Scarlets rout La Crescent-Hokah 9-2 to face Wildcats in section 1A championship

The Scarlets are one game away from a ticket to the state tournament.

  Friday’s scores from around southern Minnesota

Scores and highlights from around southern Minnesota.

  No. 3 Mavericks overpowered by Northern Michigan in WCHA semifinal

Mavericks suffer second round exit in conference tournament.