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.

FRIDLEY — The Mankato East/Loyola swimming and diving team placed first in four events and won the six-team Fridley Invitational on Saturday.

CRYSTAL — Jett Oachs finished second overall, leading the Mankato East boys cross country team to a second-place finish in the 20-team Ron Kretsch Invitational at Basset Creek Park.

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It would have been easy for St. Clair/Loyola football coach Dustin Bosshart to have quarterback Ben Ellingworth take a knee with a five-point lead and 21 seconds remaining in the first half on the Spartans 43-yard line.

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MANKATO — The Mankato East boys soccer team came into Thursday evening’s game against Rochester John Marshall having scored just one goal in its previous four games — all losses.

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MANKATO — Mankato East’s passing game has been a work in progress for quite a while, but on Friday, the Cougars may have found some answers through the air in a 27-7 victory over Kasson-Mantorville at Wolverton Field.

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An inconsistent passing game hindered the Mankato West volleyball team Tuesday night, as Rochester Mayo came away with a 25-8, 23-25, 25-16, 25-18 Big Nine Conference victory at the West gym.

ALBERT LEA — Olivia Denzer and Morgan Kelly were each part of three first-place finishes as the St. Peter girls swimming and diving team won a nonconference meet 94-80 over Albert Lea on Tuesday.

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Two weeks ago, Jared Grams was competing with sophomore Jacob Eggert to be Mankato East’s starting quarterback, but last week at a scrimmage, Eggert injured his knee, leaving Grams to start the season-opener.

MANKATO — Mankato West’s Olivia Leonard part of four first-place finishes, and Sarah Patenaude was part of three on Thursday in a 97-87 Big Nine Conference loss to Rochester Century at the Minnesota State pool.

MANKATO — The Mankato East/Loyola girls swim team defeated Red Wing 94-87 in a Big Nine Conference meet on Thursday, with Eve Anderson, Maddie Hogue and Kaylee Sivertsen each winning a pair of events at the East Pool.

Obituaries

Harry Thorau, 86, retired LeSueur Police Chief died 9/8. Services, Friday, 9/20 at 11 a.m. First Lutheran Church in LeSueur. Inurnment at a later date in New Ulm City Cemetery. Visitation 1 prior to services at church. Koldenfuneralhome.com

Janet C. Schultz, age 78 of St. Peter, died Thursday, September 12, 2019. Funeral: 11:00 am Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at St. Peter Lutheran, St. Peter. Visitation: 4:00-7:00pm Monday and 10:00am Tuesday at church. www.saintpeterfuneralhome.com.