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On The Street
January 26, 2016
Girls basketball: Lakers win fourth straight
The Minnewaska girls basketball team continued its impressive season by winning its fourth straight game in a 63-51 victory over Eden Valley-Watkins (9-6) on Monday night. The Lakers (13-4, 5-2 West Central Conference) shot almost 40 percent from the field (23-of-58), including 8-of-20...
January 26, 2016 - 9:06am
January 25, 2016
Boys basketball: Warriors upset Lakers in Bird Island
The Minnewaska Area boys basketball team lost just its third game of the season in a 60-54 West Central Conference road defeat by BOLD on Friday night in Bird Island. The Lakers (14-3, 5-3 WCC) were led by Jake Peters with 16 points and six boards. Austin VerSteeg put up 14 points...
January 25, 2016 - 1:25pm
Wrestling: Lakers take sixth at WCC Tourney
The Minnewaska Area wrestling team took sixth-place at the West Central Conference out of seven schools with 92 points this past Saturday in Sauk Centre. Senior Weston Lardy won the 160-pound individual championship for the Lakers, taking a pair of matches before a convincing 9-1...
January 25, 2016 - 1:22pm
January 22, 2016
Wrestling: Lakers drop pair of matches at home tri
The Minnewaska Area wrestling team dropped both its Section 5A matches at its home triangular on Thursday in Glenwood. The Lakers fell 45-27 to Benson and to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle-Browerville 61-6. The Thunder limited Minnewaska to a pair of decisions coming from Mason Blair (7-1)...
January 22, 2016 - 12:53pm
January 20, 2016
Boys basketball: 3-pointers guide Lakers to 14-2
Senior forward Austin VerSteeg led the Minnewaska Area boys basketball team with 20 points in a 59-50 West Central Conference victory over Melrose on the road on Tuesday night. VerSteeg shot 6-of-9 from the floor and added seven rebounds and three steals in the road win. Senior guard...
January 20, 2016 - 12:41pm
January 19, 2016
Lakers wrestling takes fourth at home invite
The Minnewaska Area wrestling team took fourth-place with 112 points at its home invite among eight schools this past Saturday. Rocori claimed the team title with 249.5 points, followed by Redwood-River Valley (241) and Sauk Rapids-Rice (132.5). Tyler Vanluik led the Lakers with a...
January 19, 2016 - 12:02pm
January 15, 2016
Boys basketball: Lakers improve to 13-2 in Benson
The Minnewaska boys basketball team improved to 13-2 with a 65-56 West Central Conference win over Benson on Thursday night. The Lakers (13-2, 4-2 WCC) shot 51 percent from the field (24-of-47) and put three players in double figures. Senior forward Austin VerSteeg led the way with...
January 15, 2016 - 11:37am
Wrestling: Lakers go 2-1 at BOLD
The Minnewaska wrestling team went 2-1 at BOLD on Thursday night as the Lakers beat the Warriors 42-36 and Ortonville 40-36, while falling to Tracy-Milroy-Balaton-Westbrook-Walnut Grove 48-26. Max Reichmann got things going against Ortonville for the Lakers with a 6-5 win at 106 pounds....
January 15, 2016 - 11:29am
Lakers build off historic fall season
Minnewaska Area High School athletics have had a record-setting start to the 2015-2016 school year. Fresh off of the football program's first...
January 15, 2016 - 12:00am
January 13, 2016
Wrestling: Lakers fall to ACGC
The Minnewaska wrestling team couldn't keep up with Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in a 56-15 loss to the Falcons on Tuesday night. Mason Blaire got the Lakers going with a win by fall in 5:38 at 106 pounds. That was one of just three wins for Minnewaska in the match. Weston Lardy added...
January 13, 2016 - 11:31am
December 23, 2015
Boys basketball: Lakers 8-1 after edging Patriots
The Minnewaska boys basketball team is 8-1 heading into Christmas after edging Pequot Lakes 59-57 on Monday night. The Patriots (6-3) couldn't contain a hot-shooting Lakers team that finished 57 percent from the field (24-42). Austin VerSteeg was 7-of-11 from the field and finished...
December 23, 2015 - 2:20pm
December 2, 2015
Forfeits cost Lakers against Dawson-Boyd
The Minnewaska wrestling team ran into a buzz saw in Dawson-Boyd-Lac qui Parle Valley-Montevideo on Tuesday night as the Lakers dropped a 64-6 match. The Lakers' lone wins came at 106 pounds from Mason Blair in a 5-2 decision and in an 11-7 win from Tyler Vanluik at 195 pounds. Minnewaska...
December 2, 2015 - 11:45am
November 23, 2015
Lakers blow out Bulldogs in opener
The Minnewaska Area boys basketball team crushed Paynesville Area 70-32 to open the season on Friday night in Glenwood. Senior forward Austin VerSteeg led the Lakers (1-0) with 22 points on a 9-for-11 shooting night. Junior forward Dennis VanDyke also reached double-digits,...
November 23, 2015 - 9:58am
November 6, 2015
Minnewaska football: Senior class paves way for historic season
The 2015 Minnewaska Area football team entered rather uncharted waters heading into the Class AA Minnesota State High School League State Tournament...
November 6, 2015 - 12:00am
October 31, 2015
Lakers volleyball ends season in sweep by Wildcats
The Minnewaska Area volleyball team ended its season in the opening round of the Section 3AA tournament with a sweep by New London-Spicer on Thursday night in New London. Senior outside hitter Kaylee Glover led the Laker offense with five kills and added seven digs. Junior setter...
October 31, 2015 - 12:23pm