MANKATO — It was another good season of football for Mankato, with the three teams combing for 16 wins and a pair of playoff victories.

MANKATO — Sarah Olsen picked up her 40th career victory in goal on Saturday, as the Mankato West girls hockey team defeated Fairmont 6-2 in a nonconference game at All Seasons Arena.

MINNEAPOLIS — Mankato West’s Olivia Leonard and Sarah Patenaude and St. Peter’s Morgan Kelly each qualified for the finals in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Class A state swim and dive meet Friday at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

FAIRMONT — Sydney Kanstrup had two goals and two assists and Kaylee Eykyn had two goals and an assist to lead the Mankato East/Loyola girls hockey team to an 8-3 nonconference victory over Fairmont on Thursday.

ALBERT LEA — Emily Bloemke and Molly Grundhoffer each scored two goals on Thursday as the Mankato West girls hockey team defeated Albert Lea 7-2 in a Big Nine Conference game.

MADELIA — A couple of years ago, a large number of girls at Madelia decided not to play basketball, and activities director Paul Carpenter feared that might become a problem in the future.

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Waterville-Elysian-Morristown advanced to the Class A State Volleyball Tournament championship game by defeating Medford in 3 straight sets on Friday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. 

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The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 victory over Henning in their opening game of the Class A State Volleyball Tournament. The Buccaneers will face Medford in a semifinal game played at 3 p.m. on Friday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. 

Senior middle hitter Trista Hering came up with a trio of huge plays down the stretch Saturday night as No. 2-ranked Waterville-Elysian-Morristown rallied to defeat top-rated Mayer Lutheran 3-2 in the Section 2A volleyball championship match before a packed house at the East gym.

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MANKATO — Even though his team led 7-0 and completely dominated the first half, St. Clair/Loyola football coach Dustin Bosshart didn’t feel too good at halftime.

Obituaries

Vernon T. Brown, 81 of St. Peter and formerly Milaca, passed December 4, 2019. Service: 11:00am Friday, December 27th - Catholic Church of St. Peter, St. Peter with visitation at 10:00am. Condolences can be left at www.saintpeterfuneralhome.com.

Karen Laray Fischer, age 74, of Eagle Lake passed away on November 30, 2019. Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements. Karen was born on April 24, 1945. She cared deeply for her family and friends, and had a strong affection for plants and animals. She was known for her sen…