MANKATO — Mankato West relied on its short game and the two-hit pitching of junior right-handers Riley Bersaw and Luke Johnson to upend Waconia 10-2 Monday in nonconference baseball game at ISG Field.

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Had you told Mankato East’s Matthew Werk he’d play one of the most important games of his baseball career for the Eagle Lake Expos with a broken wrist, he probably wouldn’t have believed you.

MANKATO — Teddy Petersen had two hits, including a solo home run, and the Minnesota State baseball defeated Sioux Falls 7-3 to win the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference championship Thursday at Bowyer Field.

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MANKATO — Mankato West made its first appearance at the boys basketball state tournament since 2009, but the four Mankato boys and four girls high-school teams combined for 91 victories and a 64.5 winning percentage in this pandemic-shortened season.

MANKATO — Minnesota State’s Ben Laffen and Hunter Rebrovich have been named to the All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference team.

ST. CLAIR — Gene Glynn and Dan Ireland are back on the sidelines of the basketball court, and they’re together, just like 32 years ago.

MANKATO — Former Minnesota State offensive lineman Evan Heim and receiver Shane Zylstra have signed free-agent deals with NFL teams.

MANKATO — Waseca boys basketball coach Seth Anderson has been named the Class AA coach of the year by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association.

CHICAGO — Former Minnesota State men’s basketball assistant coach and player Paris Parham has been hired as an assistant coach at DePaul.

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MANKATO — When he showed up at the ballpark and saw the 20-mph wind blowing straight out to left, Joey Werner had a smile.

MANKATO — Minnesota State junior pitcher Mackenzie Ward has been named a top-30 finalist for the Schutt Sports/NFCA Division II Player & Pitcher of the Year award.

MANKATO — Tyler Kuch has been promoted to general manager of the Mankato MoonDogs, it was announced Monday.

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Junior right-hander Tanner Shumski fired a one-hitter, and senior third baseman Ethan Fox smacked a pair of run-scoring doubles to lead Mankato West to a 12-1 Big Nine Conference baseball win over Mankato East on Friday at Wolverton Field.

The 14th-ranked Minnesota State baseball team had its bats silenced by a pair of Augustana University pitchers Wednesday, dropping both ends of a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader at Bowyer Field.

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Even though she attends Mankato East, Mackenzie Schweim felt at home the first time she visited the Minnesota State women’s basketball program.

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In this crazy 2021 of high school sports, when masks replaced pep bands and social distancing became more important than team bonding, it’s nice to know that the sports rivalry between Mankato West and Mankato East has been as interesting and entertaining as ever.

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