MINNEAPOLIS — Twins closer Taylor Rogers got tagged during a seven-run ninth inning and Minnesota missed a chance to add to its AL Central lead, falling the Kansas City Royals 12-5 on Saturday night.

NEW PRAGUE — Jack Foster’s 55-yard Hail Mary to Spencer Spaude with no time remaining gave the Mankato West football team a 40-35 victory over New Prague on Friday night.

MAPLETON — Vanessa Barkowsky and the doubles team of Abby Bruegger and Olivia Pfeffer were winners for Maple River in a 5-2 team loss to Fairmont in girls tennis action on Friday.

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MINNEAPOLIS — During his nine-year hiatus from the NFL sideline, Jon Gruden evaluated players like he was still a coach, drawing particular attention as an analyst for ESPN for his one-on-one film breakdowns with quarterback prospects entering the draft.

MANKATO -- Ellie Blackman made eight kills, Mattea Burmeister had seven and Emily Bergeman had six, as Mankato West defeated Rochester Century 25-16, 25-20, 25-13 in a Big Nine Conference volleyball match Thursday at the West gym.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Held without a hit until the sixth inning, the Minnesota Twins managed only three in 3-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox that shrunk their AL Central lead Wednesday night.

If you’ve ever been to a high school soccer game in southern Minnesota, you know how much of a factor the wind can be.

ST. PETER — Jaiden Landsom and Morgan Kelly each had two wins for St. Peter, but Marshall won the Big South Conference girls swim meet 97-89 on Tuesday.

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EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Near the end of an already flawed performance, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings were in prime position to pull ahead of the Green Bay Packers and make all the cringe-worthy plays that came before moot.

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MANKATO — Southwest Minnesota State had all the momentum, gradually eating away at Minnesota State’s three-score, first-half lead last Saturday.

MANKATO — Senior running back Trevor Pomeroy rushed for 224 yards and scored two touchdowns Friday night as No. 4-ranked Winona used a game-ending 35-point surge to gain a 49-14 Big Southeast District win over Mankato East at Wolverton Field.

JANESVILLE — Ben Ellingworth threw for 133 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 192 yards and a score as the St. Clair/Mankato Loyola football team defeated Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 30-12 on Friday night.

ST. CLOUD — St. Cloud State’s Carter Doose, a freshman from St. Peter, has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference men’s golfer of the week, which was announced Wednesday.

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NEW ULM — First-year coach Eric Kaufmann wasn’t sure what he had when he took the New Ulm football job, but he was hoping that Cole Ranweiler would be one of the players he could build around.

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves will spend the first two days of their training camp in Mankato, the team announced on Wednesday.

Obituaries

Reinke, Leroy A. age 82. Passed away Sept. 16. Preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Hilda: brother, Eldon. Survived by his loving wife, Elisabeth (Betty); son, Dean (Cheryl Bradshaw): many loving relatives and friends. Funeral Service 11:00 am, Sat. Sept. 21, at Glory of Christ Luther…

Verona "Patchie" Wilde, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Heartland Senior Living in Truman. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11am at St. John's Lutheran Church in Willow Creek. Visitation will be held at church on Monday from 9:30am-11am. …