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McBreen named to GPAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Squad


Former Southwestern United Baseball standout Kirk McBreen, now a senior second baseman for the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers, has been named to the 2013 Great Plains Athletic Conference's All-Conference honorable mention baseball team.

McBreen, a Heron Lake native and 2009 graduate from Southwest Star Concept high school in Okabena, started all 49 games this season for the Tigers, hitting for a .289 batting average with 5 doubles and 16 RBI's. He also led the team in stolen bases with 14 and had a stellar fielding percentage of .950

Kirk McBreen is the son of Kevin and Kari McBreen...

Kremer named to NSIC All-Conference 2nd Team


Former Worthington Trojan baseball stanout Steven Kremer, now a sophomore at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, was named to the All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference's second team this week.

Kremer, a native of Wilmont, played in 35 games with 29 starts and finished second on the team with a .374 batting average and second with 13 doubles. He also ranked second in slugging percentage (.566) and fourth in RBIs (22).

In the final NSIC statistics, Kremer ranked 12th in the league in batting average (.406), 14th in on-base percentage (.467) and 16th in...

Strand to be inducted into Minnesota Girls Basketball Hall of Fame


Four coaches will be inducted into the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame and one of the coaches is long-time Adrian Dragon Girls Basketball Coach Randy Strand.

Randy Strand graduated from Tracy High School in 1974 and Moorhead State University in 1978.  Randy Strand began his coaching the Adrian Dragon boys basketball team before taking over the girls basketball program in 1986. 

Strand’s girls’ teams’ have won 428 games over 27 seasons, winning 70 percent of their games.  Adrian has had ten 20-win season during that...

DeCock signs with Iowa Lakes


Red Rock Central senior Jeff DeCock has signed a letter of intent to attend Iowa Lakes Community College and play basketball for the Lakers Men's Basketball team.

DeCock, a 6'2" senior guard, scored 1,376 points in his varsity career with the Falcons, 2nd most in school history.  DeCock set a school record for points in a game with 42.  During his senior season, DeCock averaged 22 points per game, 6.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2 steals a game.

Iowa Lakes Head Coach Troy Larson said: "Jeff is a very athletic guard who can play numerous positions.  His...

Hall chosen as MCAC Softball Player of the Week


The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their weekly Softball honors, and Minnesota West’s Alayna Hall was chosen as the Southern Division Co-Player of the Week.

Hall, a sophomore from Glenville, MN, went 4-for-7 at the plate as the Lady Jays split a doubleheader against St. Cloud Tech last Saturday. She had 2 triples, 2 RBI, and scored 3 runs in the two games last Saturday. The Minnesota West Lady Jays are now 3-4 on the season and 1-1 in Southern Division play in the conference.

Basketball Postseason Awards


Both the Minnesota and Iowa Basketball Coaches Association have handed out some postseason honors.

The Minnesota Boys Basketball Coaches Association has released their 2012-2013 Academic All-State Selections.  Area Athletes earning All-State Academic honors included Brett Heronimus of Luverne and Klint Knutson and Dominic Nibbelink both of Southwest Christian.

Also, the Minnesota Boys Basketball Coaches Association has named their Section and State Coaches of the Year.
The Section 2A...

Siouxland Conference All-Conference Girls Basketball Team


The Siouxland Conference has released their 2012-2013 All-Conference Girls Basketball Team

1st Team All-Conference:
*Bridget Doeden, JR, Sibley-Ocheyedan
*Lexi Ackerman, SR, Central Lyon
*Alexis Conaway, JR, MOC-Floyd Valley
Kelsey Ackerman, SR, Central Lyon
Kori Schulte, SR, Central Lyon
Jillian Estes, SR, Sioux Center
Emily McDonald, JR, MOC-Floyd Valley
*-indicates unanimous All-Conference selection

2nd Team All-Conference:
Taylor Carstensen, SR, George-Little Rock
Megan Peschong,...

Siouxland Conference All-Conference Boys Basketball Team


The Siouxland Conference has released their 2012-2013 All-Conference Boys Basketball Team

1st Team All-Conference:
*Dallas Ennema, SR, Sheldon
*Brandt Van Roekel, SR, Boyden-Hull
*Justin Van Kalsbeek, SR, MOC-Floyd Valley
*Andrew Van Ginkel, JR, Rock Valley
*Brandon Snyder, JR, West Lyon
Riley Francis, JR, Boyden-Hull
Andrew O'Donnell, JR, Sioux Center
*-indicates unanimous All-Conference selection

2nd Team All-Conference:
Nic Lutmer, SO, Central Lyon
James Gradert, SR, Sheldon

Siouxland Conference All-Conference Wrestling Team


The Siouxland Conference has released their 2012-2013 All-Conference Wrestling Team

1st Team All-Conference:
106-Sam Klarenbeek, JR, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
113-Christian Lopez, JR, Sioux Center
120-Efrain Anzua, JR, MOC-Floyd Valley
126-Colby McIntire, SO, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
132-Austin Gregg, SR, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
138-Elijah Dahl, JR, MOC-Floyd Valley
145-Tyler Reck, SR, Sibley-Ocheyedan
152-Dylan Van't Hof, JR, Sioux Center
160-Ethan Achterhoff, JR, MOC-Floyd Valley
170-Chris DeNoble, SR,...

Southwest Conference All-Conference Boys Basketball Team


The Southwest Conference has released their 2012-2013 All-Conference Boys Basketball Team.

Morgan Traylor, Worthington
Jon Vorwald, Worthington
Collin Lovell, Windom
Jon Harmening, Jackson County Central
Brett Heronimus, Luverne
Matt Arends, Luverne
Riley Sharbono, Marshall
Austin Saugstad, Marshall
Alec Koster, Redwood Valley
Mitchell Fisher, Redwood Valley

Honorable Mention:
Marcus Potter, Worthington
Andy Pfeffer, Windom
Taylor Christopher, Jackson...