Area Sports Headlines

Luverne Cardinals Boys Hockey Team to play in 9th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota

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The Luverne Cardinals Boys Hockey team is getting the chance to play on the big stage.

Luverne is 1 of 6 teams that will take center stage on an outdoor, refrigerated rink at St. Paul's Holman Field, highlighting the ninth annual Hockey Day Minnesota spectacular slated for this Saturday. Fighter jets and assault helicopters will form the spectacle's preliminary backdrop, with the skyline of downtown St. Paul behind them.

Luverne will take on St. Paul Johnson on Saturday morning at 10:00am with the game to be broadcast on Fox Sports North


Trojan Gymnastics Team qualifies for Class A State True Team Meet

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--The Worthington Trojan Gymnastics team found out earlier this week that they qualified for the Class A State True Team Gymnastics Meet which will be held in Melrose on January 24th.

Only teams that were ranked 10th or higher as of January 8th qualified for the tournament. At that time Worthington was ranked 10th in the state. Jackson County Central, who was ranked 8th at the time, also qualified for the State True Team Meet.

It’s the first time in 13 years that the Trojans have qualified for the State True Team Meet. The True Team competition counts the score of...


High School Winter Sports Rankings

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RANKINGS
MINNEAPOLIS - The latest boys basketball poll by Minnesota Basketball News.
Rankings as of 2-10-2015

CLASS 1A
1. Rushford-Peterson (21-1)
2. Minneapolis North (18-4)
3. Maranatha (18-2)
4. Battle Lake (20-14
5. Springfield (16-3)
6. Central Minnesota Christian (16-1)
7. Spring Grove (19-3)
8. Canby (18-3)
9. Dawson-Boyd (14-5)
10. Hillcrest Lutheran (16-2)

CLASS 2A
1. Saint Croix Lutheran (19-2)
2. Barnum (20-0)
3. Caledonia (18-3)
4. Minneapolis Roosevelt (16-4)
5...


Buysse named MCAC Player of the Week Once Again

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For the 2nd time this season, Minnesota West sophomore Derek Buysse has been named the MCAC Southern Division Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Buysse had an outstanding weekend at the Central Lakes Classic in Brainerd last weekend, averaging 31.5 points per game and 11.5 rebounds per game in the 2 games at the classic. He shot 55% from the field (23-42), including 50% from beyond the 3-point line (6-12) and was 11-of-16 at the free throw line. For the season, Buysse is leading the Southern Division in scoring (22.3ppg) and rebounding (9.4rpg). He is also 3rd in the division...


Jirele signs to run cross country at Mount Marty

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YANKTON, SD – December 22, 2014 – Mount Marty College is pleased to announce the athletic signing of Matt Jirele of Worthington High School to participate in the track and field and cross country programs.

Jirele was one of the leaders on the Worthington cross country team and received numerous awards in the sport of cross country. He was 2014 team captain and named the most valuable athlete for the Worthington cross country team in 2013 and 2014. Jirele was named Southwest All-Conference Honorable mention in 2012 and 2013 and All-Conference Honorable mention for the Big South...


Oldham signs with UTEP

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Minnesota West sophomore wide receiver Elliot Oldham on Wednesday signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his football career at the Division I level with UTEP (University of Texas at El Paso)

The Detroit, Michigan native led the Minnesota West Bluejays in receiving with 31 catches for 452 yards and scored 4 touchdowns and was a MCAC All-Division First Team selection this past season.


Worthington Christmas Youth Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament

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The Worthington Christmas Youth Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament will be held this Friday (December 5th) at Worthington High School. This is an all-trophy tournament.

The division are Pre-Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade, 3rd & 4th Grade and 5th & 6th Grade

Weigh-Ins will begin at 4:30pm with wrestling to begin at 6:00pm on December 5th. The Entry is $10 per individual at the door or $50 for a team, also payable at the door. The entry fees DO NOT include insurance.

It will be 4-person brackets. Matches will be three 1-minute periods. If score if tied,...


Latest Iowa Girls Basketball Rankings (11-20-14)

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The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released their first Girls Basketball Rankings of the season

Class 1A
1. Burlington Notre Dame
2. Colo-Nesco
3. Bedford
4. Grand View Christian
5. Kingsley-Pierson
6. Marquette Catholic
7. Fremont Mills
8. Newell-Fonda
9. Iowa Valley
10. Rockford
11. Central Lyon
12. Exira-EHK
13. Murray
14. Paton-Churdan
15. Tripoli

Class 2A
1. Western Christian
2. Unity Christian
3. North-Linn
4. Des Moines Christian
5. South...


Latest Minnesota Boys Basketball Rankings (11-20-14)

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The first Minnesota Boys Basketball Rankings have been released by Minnesota Basketball News, a statewide basketball publication

Class A
1. Minneapolis North
2. Rushford-Peterson
3. Maranatha
4. Canby
5. Fond du Lac Ojibwe
6. Dawson-Boyd
7. Battle Lake
8. United South Central
9. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove-City
10. Browerville

Class 2A
1. Caledonia
2. Redwood Valley
3. Saint Cloud Cathedral
4. Braham
5. Saint Paul Academy
6. Annandale
7. Waseca
8. Barnum
9. Minnehaha...


Siouxland Volleyball All-Conference Teams

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The Siouxland Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Volleyballl teams.

1st Team All-Conference
* Madison Beaver, Sioux Center, Sr
* Sarah Halse, Central Lyon, Sr
* Sami Kleinwolterink, Sheldon, Sr
* Tarah Meyer, West Lyon, Sr
* Courtney Schafer, Boyden-Hull, Sr
Jill Vander Plaats, Sioux Center, Sr
Angel Rasmussen, Central Lyon, Sr
Alyssa Brown, MOC-FV, Sr
*unanimous selection

2nd Team All-Conference
Paige Boote, West Lyon, Sr
Kati Kneifl, Sheldon, Sr
Ivy Sieperda, Central Lyon, Sr
...