Kloeckner tabbed Class AA coach of the year

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SHAKOPEE — The years of hard work and a dedication to his craft helped Patrick Kloeckner earn the 2023 Minnesota State High School League’s Class AA Gymnastics Coach of the Year honors. “It’s nice to be recognized by my peers,” said Kloeckner, a 2010 Fairmont High School ...

Jaguars plunder Raiders in sectional play-in basketball clash

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NORTHROP — Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman/Martin Luther had four players score in double figures to help the lead the No. 7-seeded Jaguars past the No. 10-seeded Nicollet Raiders 67-42 in a Section 2A, South Sub-Section play-in game on Friday night. Jakob Fischer had a team-high 17 ...

Red Bulls’ Olson gains Day 2 of state wrestling meet

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ST. PAUL — Martin County Red Bulls’ 220-pound senior Max Olson proved the last man standing of the area’s five qualifiers during Friday’s individual state wrestling competition at the Xcel Energy Center. The No. 5-ranked Olson puts his 36-7 seasonal record on the St. Paul-based ...

Norman powers BEA to win over WEM

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BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs boys basketball team hosted the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Buccaneers in its regular-season finale on Thursday night, winning a 71-41 nonconference decision in Blue Earth. No. 4-seeded Blue Earth Area (14-8) opens the Section 2AA, South Sub-Section ...

Luverne downs Fairmont for South Sub-Section hoops crown

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MARSHALL — Christina and Elizabeth Wagner gave the Southwest Minnesota State University basketball fans an early glimpse of their future collegiate skills on Thursday night in Marshall. Luverne’s senior twin siblings combined for 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals to engineer a 54-33 ...

Area Daily Prep Sports Schedule

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Area Daily Prep Sports Schedule Thursday, March 2 GIRLS BASKETBALL Section 3AA Playoffs @ Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall South Sub-Section Final • Fairmont v. Luverne, 6 p.m. North Sub-Section Final • Montevideo vs. New London-Spicer, 8 p.m. BOYS ...