High School

  Cougars earning wins in variety of ways

The Mankato East girls' soccer team is firing on all cylinders as the regular season winds down.

  Prep volleyball, football returning this fall

  Mankato West ties with Rochester Mayo

  Mankato East remains unbeaten with 5-1 victory over Red Wing

  Mavericks top Crusaders

  Mankato Peppers take over Franklin Rogers Park in Fall Frenzy tourney

  St. Peter tops the Crusaders

Continued Coverage

  MN Rise giving athletes opportunities to play this fall

  Austin wins big over Mankato West

  Inside the first day of team practices with the Scarlets, Cougars

  MN Rise basketball fall league tips off

  First responders escort former Madelia athlete on his way to Nebraska facility

  BEA wins rivalry match-up over Fairmont

  Cougars win big on Senior Night

Ella Huettl led Mankato East with four goals.

Minnesota high schools to see large activities fee increases

Schools will pay a new "COVID installment'' membership fee that varies by enrollment, with the biggest schools paying $11,000 for the school year and the smallest ones paying $1,000.

  Worthington overwhelms Crusaders

Crusaders return to action this Friday at St. Peter.

  St. Peter wins thriller over Fairmont

St. Peter improves to 5-0 this season.

  Des Moines students protest decision to cancel activities

  Cougars stay unbeaten after shutting out RJM

  Activities directors at area schools weigh-in on season adversity

  Maple River sweeps Loyola/Cleveland Triangular

  West wins close contest over Owatonna

  Coaches take a proactive approach during unprecedented season

  Waseca soars to big victory at Mankato Loyola

Waseca wins, 11-0.

  West blanks RJM in home opener

West wins, 4-0.

  Cougars’ offense nets five goals in home victory over Albert Lea

Mankato East improves to 2-0.

  St. Peter tennis improves to 3-0

Saints top River Valley on Monday afternoon.

  Cougars show up big; defeat Albert Lea 5-2

East bounces back after losing in season opener.

  Scarlets girls’ tennis topped by JM 4-3

The Scarlet girls' host Rochester John Marshall.

  West girls’ swim and dive takes part in first virtual meet against Rochester Mayo

Results are expected to be released on Friday.

  East’s Johnson earns first place, but Cougars fall to Owatonna

Cougar Andrew Johnson won the race by 50 seconds with a time of 17:03.

  Fairmont hosts first Big South Triangular of 2020

Fairmont girls, St. James Area boys come away with victories to open the season.

  Scarlets girls’ swimming is set to take on odd season in virtual meet vs Mayo

In Dave Burgess’ 25-years coaching the Scarlets, a season of virtual meets might top the list of obscure experiences.

  Cougar boys’ cross country prepares for a hot start in season opener

To help achieve those team goals, internally, chemistry is top-notch.

  Weather delays anticipated fall sports season for area teams

The Cougars were set to take on Albert Lea, but the high temperatures are postponing that match-up to Friday.

  St. Peter tops Waseca as high school competition returns

St. Peter goes on to win the contest by a final of 5-2.

  Support pouring in for Anderson family following swimming accident

Logan Anderson, a 2019 Madelia High School graduate, was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital Wednesday evening after reportedly diving into shallow water at Lake Hanska.

  Fairmont set for 6 Big South triangulars in 2020

Triangulars will be common on schedules this season.

  St. James Area tennis opens new season on Monday

It's business as usual despite not knowing when and if postseason play will happen.

Crusaders girls’ soccer program will have a new look in 2020 season

Helping them on the up and up, will be first year head coach Samuel Duran.

  Springfield ready to host state tournament with revamped ball park

Riverside Park has seen significant recent upgrades and will be a quality host spot.

  St. Peter boys’ soccer team is adapting on the fly this year

This season will be filled with unknowns as teams head into uncharted territory, but getting that first practice in is a step in the right direction.

  High school sports in Minnesota return, questionable future

The question ‘is this season worth it?’ triggered an automatic response from the athletes.

  Multi-sports athletes, coaches set for busy spring, summer in 2021

Coaches are pleased high school athletes will have an opportunity to compete in volleyball and football at some point this school year.

  Senior Salute highlights seniors from Gopher, Valley Conferences

Gopher Conference comes away with the 8-4 victory.

  Tomahawk Conference seniors reflect on final baseball tournament

The squad took third in the Senior Class Salute.

  MSHSL pushing some fall sports back to spring, others set to return

Soccer, tennis, cross country, and swimming/diving get the green light to compete this fall.

Georgia, Minnesota players win national prep honors

Bueckers of Minnetonka, Minnesota, is the first female basketball player to win since 2014.

  Tri-City United seniors organize one final doubleheader

The Titan seniors were able to suit up one last time.

  Lake Crystal anglers take top spot at SATT competition, advance to Tournament of Champions

This past weekend, the Ludeman brothers teamed up on the same boat in a field of 400 anglers competing for a chance to fish again in the SATT Tournament of Champions next month.

  JCC seniors suit up for one final softball game

The Huskies honored the seniors as the final chapter to their JCC careers came to a close.

  Blueprint for success: Mankato West’s Crissy Makela

The players have excelled on the pitch and the Scarlets have advanced to three state tournaments in the past five years, taking each contest along the way as an opportunity to improve.

  Minnesota high school sports keep busy with camps until announcement on school year plans

As Minnesota high schools wait on a decision from the state about how the upcoming school year will look, so do high school sports.

  Local girls place on national speech stage

Isabell Gieger and Tabitha Thatcher competed in the first-ever virtual National Speech and Debate Tournament. They qualified in the Duo category which includes a variety of genres, with teams of two competing against each other.

  Sports Senior Showcase: Highlighting the Class of 2020

High school seniors from southern Minnesota and northern Iowa can submit a video to keyc.com/photos.

  Softball tournament brings people to the area

Caswell Park in North Mankato is making sure they follow safety and sanitation restrictions this weekend at The Mankato Peppers Rising Stars softball tournament.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  Throwback: WEM volleyball’s 2015 state title

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

  From Springfield to the pros: A community that cultivates talent

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

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.

  High school spring sports, activities canceled in Minnesota

The MSHSL made the announcement Thursday.

  Minnesota schools take part in the 'Be the Light’ initiative

Many schools in the state are turning on the lights at athletic fields on weeknights as a way to honor those impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

  Minnehaha’s Jalen Suggs named Minnesota AP Player of Year

The 6-foot-5 senior guard helped lead the Redhawks to a 22-3 record and the top ranking in Class 3A, before the season was canceled because of the spreading coronavirus.

  MSHSL suspends spring activities until school closure declaration is lifted

Despite the suspension of participation until schools reopen, no decisions have been made to cancel spring activities.

  Scheffler reflects on basketball season; looks ahead to baseball

"We’re excited to see what he does, good things lie ahead for him."

  College recruiting significantly impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

Sports Director Rob Clark joined Lauren Andrego during KEYC News Now at 6:30 to talk about some of the unintentional consequences the COVID-19 pandemic has had on NCAA athletics.

  Minnesota State High School League cancels girls’, boys’ state basketball tournaments

Amid growing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota State High School League announced Friday that the remainder of the girls state basketball tournament and boys section/state basketball tournaments have been canceled.

  Gong eclipses 1,000 career points; Mankato East falls to Marshall

Cougars drop section 2AAA championship to Tigers

Waseca advances in state tournament

Bluejays top Vikings 38-22

  Bluejays set for state tournament

“I think that we can do really big things."