Latest Minnesota Football Rankings (10/2)

The latest Minnesota Associated Press state high school football polls. First-place are votes in parentheses, followed by record and total points.

1. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley (8) (6-0) 80
2. Kittson County Central (6-0) 60
3. Mountain Lake Area (6-0) 52
3. Edgerton/Ellsworth (6-0) 52
5. Spring Grove (6-0) 42
6. Win-E-Mac (6-0) 38
7. Nicollet (6-0) 36
8. Ely (6-0) 33
9. Floodwood (6-0) 17
10. Elmore Academy (6-0) 9
Others receiving votes: Kelliher/Northome 8, Grand Meadow 6, Lanesboro 5, Verndale 2

Class 1A
1. Mahnomen (7) (6-0) 79

Reuben Linton II is named Player of the Week for a second straight week

Earlier this week the Minnesota College Athletic Conference released their weekly football awards and for the second straight week, Minnesota West sophomore running back Reuben Linton II has earned Player of the Week honors.

Latest Iowa High School Football Rankings (10/9/13)

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football poll. First-place votes are in parentheses, followed by record and total points.

1. Elk Horn-Kimballton Exira (9) 6-0 1319
2. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (4) 7-0 128
3. Newell-Fonda (1) 6-0 101
4. Adair-Casey 7-0 93
5. West Bend-Mallard 7-0 86
5. Springville 7-0 86
7. River Valley 6-0 58
8. Janesville 5-1 35
9. HLV, Victor 6-1 14
10. Coon Rapids-Bayard 6-1 13
Others receiving votes: Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 12, Glidden-Ralston 8, Lamoni 2, Fremont Mills 2, Twin Cedars 1

Class A

Linton named MCAC Player of the Week

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their weekly Football awards and Minnesota West Bluejay sophomore Reuben Linton II has been named the MCAC Southern Division Special Teams Player of the Week

Linton, a sophomore from San Antonio, TX, racked up 117 punt return yards on 5 returns, 2 of which were returned for touchdowns from 57 and 55 yards out. Reuben Linton II also had 80 yards rushing on 10 carries and scored on a 14-yard TD run as the Minnesota West Bluejays picked up a 41-7 season-opening victory over Vermilion on Saturday (8/31).

Four to be inducted into Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

The Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association has named four men who will be
inducted into the MBCA Hall of Fame this November.

The purpose of the MBCA Hall of Fame is to give special recognition to the people of Minnesota who have made significant contributions
to promote high school basketball in the state via their achievements and service.
The 2013 inductees are:
 Laurin Carroll – Luverne
 Vern Johnson– Grygla-Gatzke
 Ken Novak Jr. – Hopkins
 Bob Vaughan – Braham

The induction ceremonies will be held at the MBCA Hall of Fame Luncheon on Saturday,

Latest Minnesota Volleyball Rankings (10/9/13)

The latest Volleyball rankings by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association. First-place votes in parenthesis, followed by votes

Class 1A
1. Minneota (10) 206
2. Fillmore Central (4) 195
3. Southwest Christian (Chaska) 183
4. Win-E-Mac 161
5. Mabel-Canton 145
6. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 129
7. Bethlehem Academy 119
8. Nevis 67
9. Hayfield 44
10. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 39
Others receiving votes: Windom 31, Central Minnesota Christian 28, Southwestern United 24, Mayer Lutheran 20, Martin County West 14, Goodhue 12, Carlton 11, Medford 7, Ada-Borup 7

Class 2A

IGHSAU All-State and All-District Softball Teams

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released their 2013 All-State and All-District Softball teams.

In Class 1A, Harris-Lake Park junior Noreen Morrow was named a Class 1A All-State Honorable Mention selection. Morrow was also chosen to the Class 1A Northwest All-District Team.

Hostikka selected as new Minnesota West Baseball Coach

Minnesota West Community and Technical College is pleased to announce TD Hostikka has accepted the position of Head men’s Baseball Coach.

Hostikka has served as the Head Coach of the Worthington VFW team for the past four seasons. He has also served as Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Nicolett High School and as an assistant basketball coach at the high school level.

A native of Washington State, Hostikka said, “I am looking forward to the challenge of building a complete program that competes year after year.”