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The first time Mekhi Collins got behind the defense, he dropped the pass. The next time, he got his hands on the football but it was knocked away.

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High school sports ended a little early with Friday’s cancelation of the rest of the postseason, which included the girls basketball state semifinals and finals and the remaining boys basketball section and state tournaments, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Here’s a collection of photos of …

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The Waseca girls basketball team faced the undefeated Vikings from Pelican Rapids in a Class AA state quarterfinal game played at Williams Arena on Wednesday. In a tight first half, Camryn McQuery's layup to beat the clock was the only thing to separate the two teams at the half. In the seco…

When they went to the state tournament two years ago, the younger players on the Mankato East/Loyola boys hockey team felt like it would be the start of string of multiple appearances at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center.

If Mankato West wrestler Charlie Pickell ever tells you his two losses in the state finals in 2018 and 2019 never bothered him, don’t believe it for a second.

MANKATO — The Mankato East/Loyola boys hockey team will play the first game at the Class A state tournament on Wednesday, opening with second-seeded St. Cloud Cathedral at 11 a.m. at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

MANKATO — When Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial girls basketball coach Pete Goeringer looked up at the scoreboard at halftime, he noticed Lakesha Carter had scored only four points.

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MANKATO — When you’re playing the the Madelia boys basketball team, the game plan starts with containing Ja’Sean Glover.

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The anticipation of the Mankato East/Loyola versus Mankato West boys hockey game for the Section 1A championship lived up to the hype. In a nearly packed Rochester Recreation Center, the No. 4 seeded Cougars beat the No. 2 seeded Scarlets 3-1. The Cougars added an empty net goal to go up 2 w…

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ROCHESTER — The handshake line was more like a hug line, with happy hockey players from Mankato East/Loyola and sad ones from Mankato West taking a little extra time with each other following the first-ever section championship game between the crosstown rivals.

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.

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.

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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 — Gavin Brunmeier scored a pair of first-period goals for the Mankato West boys hockey team in a 5-2 Big Nine Conference win over Rochester John Marshall on Thursday at All Seasons Arena.

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Senior guard Ben Ellingworth fired through 10 3-pointers on Thursday to lead the Mankato Loyola boys basketball team to an 80-48 Valley Conference Showcase victory over Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton at Mankato’s Fitzgerald gym.

MANKATO — Owatonna scored four goals in the third period and defeated Mankato East/Loyola 6-2 in a Big Nine Conference game at All Seasons Arena.

MANKATO — Brandon Swenson scored the lone goal for the Mankato West boys hockey team in a 4-1 nonconference loss to St. Paul Academy on Tuesday at All Seasons Arena.

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