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Linton II named NJCAA National Offensive Player of the Week

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More honors for Minnesota West Bluejay sophomore running back Reuben Linton II.

The sophomore from San Antonio, Texas was named National Junior College Athletic Association's National Offensive Player of the Week after racking up 246 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns in Minnesota West's 38-6 win over Mesabi Range on Saturday. Through 3 games this season, Linton has amassed 493 yards rushing on 50 attempts, an average of 9.9 yards per carry, and has scored 7 rushing touchdowns this season. His 493 yards rushing are 2nd in the nation and the 7 rushing touchdowns are tied for 3rd best in...


Linton named MCAC Player of the Week for 3rd straight week

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The accolades continue to pile up for Minnesota West Bluejay sophomore running back Reuben Linton II.

The sophomore from San Antonio, Texas was named Minnesota College Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the 3rd straight week to start the season, earning Southern Division Offensive Player of the Week honors after racking up 246 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns in Minnesota West's 38-6 win over Mesabi Range on Saturday. Through 3 games this season, Linton has amassed 493 yards rushing on 50 attempts, an average of 9.9 yards per carry, and has scored 7 rushing touchdowns this...


Reuben Linton II is named Player of the Week for a second straight week

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Earlier this week the Minnesota College Athletic Conference released their weekly football awards and for the second straight week, Minnesota West sophomore running back Reuben Linton II has earned Player of the Week honors.

Linton, a sophomore from San Antonio, TX, was named this week’s Southern Division Offense Player of the Week. In Minnesota West’s 23-14 win over Fond du Lac, Linton ran for 164 yards and scored a pair of rushing touchdowns. Linton was named the Southern Division Special Teams Player of the Week after the Bluejays week one win over Vermilion, returning a pair...


Latest Iowa High School Football Rankings (10/9/13)

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The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football poll. First-place votes are in parentheses, followed by record and total points.

8-Man
1. Elk Horn-Kimballton Exira (9) 6-0 1319
2. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (4) 7-0 128
3. Newell-Fonda (1) 6-0 101
4. Adair-Casey 7-0 93
5. West Bend-Mallard 7-0 86
5. Springville 7-0 86
7. River Valley 6-0 58
8. Janesville 5-1 35
9. HLV, Victor 6-1 14
10. Coon Rapids-Bayard 6-1 13
Others receiving votes: Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 12, Glidden-Ralston 8, Lamoni 2, Fremont...


Linton named MCAC Player of the Week

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The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their weekly Football awards and Minnesota West Bluejay sophomore Reuben Linton II has been named the MCAC Southern Division Special Teams Player of the Week

Linton, a sophomore from San Antonio, TX, racked up 117 punt return yards on 5 returns, 2 of which were returned for touchdowns from 57 and 55 yards out. Reuben Linton II also had 80 yards rushing on 10 carries and scored on a 14-yard TD run as the Minnesota West Bluejays picked up a 41-7 season-opening victory over Vermilion on Saturday (8/31).

The Minnesota West...


Four to be inducted into Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

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The Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association has named four men who will be
inducted into the MBCA Hall of Fame this November.

The purpose of the MBCA Hall of Fame is to give special recognition to the people of Minnesota who have made significant contributions
to promote high school basketball in the state via their achievements and service.
The 2013 inductees are:
 Laurin Carroll – Luverne
 Vern Johnson– Grygla-Gatzke
 Ken Novak Jr. – Hopkins
 Bob Vaughan – Braham

The induction ceremonies will be held at the MBCA Hall of Fame...


Latest Minnesota Volleyball Rankings (10/9/13)

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The latest Volleyball rankings by the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association. First-place votes in parenthesis, followed by votes

Class 1A
1. Minneota (10) 206
2. Fillmore Central (4) 195
3. Southwest Christian (Chaska) 183
4. Win-E-Mac 161
5. Mabel-Canton 145
6. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 129
7. Bethlehem Academy 119
8. Nevis 67
9. Hayfield 44
10. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 39
Others receiving votes: Windom 31, Central Minnesota Christian 28, Southwestern United 24, Mayer Lutheran 20, Martin County West 14, Goodhue 12,...


IGHSAU All-State and All-District Softball Teams

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The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released their 2013 All-State and All-District Softball teams.

In Class 1A, Harris-Lake Park junior Noreen Morrow was named a Class 1A All-State Honorable Mention selection. Morrow was also chosen to the Class 1A Northwest All-District Team.

In Class 2A, Lexi Ackerman of George-Little Rock/Central Lyon was named to the Class 2A All-State First Team and teammate Kori Schulte of George-Little Rock/Central Lyon was chosen as a Class 2A All-State Third Team selection. Ackerman and Abigain Eben of George-Little Rock/Central Lyon were...


Hostikka selected as new Minnesota West Baseball Coach

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Minnesota West Community and Technical College is pleased to announce TD Hostikka has accepted the position of Head men’s Baseball Coach.

Hostikka has served as the Head Coach of the Worthington VFW team for the past four seasons. He has also served as Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Nicolett High School and as an assistant basketball coach at the high school level.

A native of Washington State, Hostikka said, “I am looking forward to the challenge of building a complete program that competes year after year.”

Justin Heckenlaible, Men’s Athletic Director stated, “I...


Cardinals upend Cubs to take opener

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The Wilmont Cardinals pushed across two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to break a 1-1 tie and hold on for a 3-1 win over the Worthington Cubs in Game 1 in the best-of-three series of the opening round of the Region 13C tournament.

However, it was the Worthington Cubs who struck first in the top of the 1st inning off Cardinal starting pitcher Justin Saufley. Cubs leadoff hitter Joey Kinley led the game off with a single. Cubs #2 hitter Adam Munkel followed that up with a sacrifice bunt. However a throwing error by the Cardinals on the throw to first would put Kinley at third...