AUSTIN — Jordan Merseth scored 21 points on 9 of 10 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds as the Mankato East boys basketball team remained undefeated in Big Nine Conference play with a 65-57 victory over Austin on Monday.

OWATONNA — Owatonna’s Isaac Oppegard scored on an offensive put-back with 1 second left in the game to defeat Mankato West 67-66 in a Big Nine Conference boys basketball game on Monday.

MANKATO — Three Minnesota State men’s hockey players received weekly honors from the WCHA for their play in last weekend’s series sweep over Alabama Huntsville.


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington made 32 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Sunday.

MANKATO — Winona State erupted for 53 second-half points Saturday to upend Minnesota State 79-72 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men’s basketball game at Bresnan Arena.

It's the final regular-season home game for the No. 3 Mavericks, who will go for the season sweep against the Chargers, following a 10-0 win on Friday. It will be the final regular-season home games for seven seniors — Marc Michaelis, Parker Toumie, Charlie Gerard, Nick Rivera, Josh French, …

For the Mankato West boys hockey team, the Rochester Recreation Center and the Section 1A semifinals were uncharted territory.

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The Mankato West boys basketball team held their own against Mankato East throughout much of Friday's rivalry game, but a late run by East gave them the lead and the momentum they needed to win.


MANKATO — After missing seven games with a lower-body injury, senior center Marc Michaelis made his much-anticipated return to the Minnesota State men’s hockey lineup on Friday night.


MANKATO -- After bottling up No. 2-ranked Mankato East's prolific transition game for 27 minutes, the Mankato West boys basketball team ran out of answers Friday and dropped a highly competitive 74-60 Big Nine Conference game at the West gym.

No. 3 Minnesota State opens its final regular-season weekend at home with the first of two games against Alabama Huntsville. 

ST. PAUL — Sparked by a first-place finish on floor exercise, Mankato West finished fourth at the Class A gymnastics meet Friday at Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

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It's senior weekend for the Mavericks, who host Alabama Huntsville in their final regular-season series of the weekend. Minnesota State's senior class has made a major impact on the program — Marc Michaelis (who, it appears, will be be back in the lineup after missing seven games with a lowe…

The No. 3 Mavericks (26-4-2, 20-3-1 in WCHA) wrap up their regular-season home schedule with a series against the Chargers (2-22-6, 2-16-6). The teams played at Huntsville Oct. 25-26 with Minnesota State winning 5-1 and 4-1. The Mavericks have won 12 straight games against the Chargers. Minn…

MANKATO — When the seven seniors on the Minnesota State men’s hockey team wrap up their college careers, the holes they’ll leave behind on the Mavericks’ line chart will be massive.

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The Mankato West girls basketball team fought their way to a slim victory over Mankato East 61-58 on Thursday evening. The Cougars' scrappy defense kept them in the game in a tightly played first half. In the start of the second half, Lexi Karge scored her 1,000th point for the Cougars and t…

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MANKATO — Getting to “The Rec” is the goal for every prep boys hockey team in Section 1A. Coaches and players talk about it as soon as the season starts in November.


Mankato East’s spirited upset bid fell a bit short Thursday night as a more experienced Mankato West girls basketball team gained a thrilling 61-58 Big Nine Conference victory at the West gym.

SUPERIOR, WIS. — Emily Olson had a hat trick, goaltender Katie McCoy stopped 34 shots and the fourth-ranked Gustavus Adolphus women’s hockey team shut out Wisconsin-Superior 3-0 in a nonconference game on Tuesday.

MANKATO — Minnesota State senior McKenzie Sederberg was named Defenseman of the Week by the WCHA women’s league for her play against Minnesota Duluth over the weekend.


MANKATO — Minnesota State and a group of six other men’s hockey teams that announced last summer that they will be leaving the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, are dusting off an old name for their new conference.


95, of Mankato, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020. Funeral Service will be at 11a.m., on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, with visitation from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the church.

85, Mankato, died Friday, February 21, 2020 at New Perspectives Senior Living in Mankato. Memorial Visitation will be Thursday, February 27, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary. Private family burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.