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2013 Red Rock All-Conference Volleyball Team


The Red Rock Conference has released their 2013 All-Conference Volleyball Team

Courtney Place, JR, Southwestern United
Autumn Hinkeldey, SR, Southwestern United
Andrea Hinkelday, SO, Southwestern United
Kailey Wendland, JR, Southwestern United
Kristi Bose, SR, Murray County Central
Hannah Schmidt, SR, Murray County Central
Paris Thomas, SR, Murray County Central
Jade Giese, JR, Murray County Central
Brooke Rasmussen, SR, Red Rock Central
Cassandra Erickson, SR, Red Rock Central
Mikaela Smith, SO, Red...

Rasche named to MCAC All-Division Volleyball team


The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their All-Division and All-State Volleyball teams for the 2013 season and Minnesota West Libero Maddie Rasche has been named to the 2nd team All-Southern Division team.

Rasche, a sophomore from Heron Lake, led Minnesota West with 4.16 digs per game, which put her 6th in the Southern Division.

Minnesota West finished the season with a 6-12 overall record and was 5-9 in Southern Division play.

Find the complete All-Division and All-State Volleyball teams online at...

Williamson named to SWC All-Conference Girls Tennis Team


The Southwest Conference has released their 2013 All-Conference Girls Tennis Team, and Worthington Trojan junior Emily Williamson has been named an All-Conference selection.

Joining her on the All-Conference team were:
Paige Adams, SR, Luverne
Kynzie Smedsrud, JR, Luverne
Jenna Gannott, SR, Marshall
Ahnna Malecek, JR, Redwood Valley
Abby Einck, SR, Redwood Valley
Amber Wieberdink, SO, MACCRAY
Annie Sandry, SO, MACCRAY
Kaylee Christenson, SR, MACCRAY
Jenna Mersbergen, SR, MACCRAY

Rasche named Libero of the Week in MCAC


Minnesota West sophomore Libero Maddie Rasche has been named the Minnesota College Athletic Conference's Southern Division Libero of the Week.

Rasche, a sophomore from Heron Lake, had 10 digs in the Lady Jays 3-0 home victory over Western Technical College. For the season, Rasche ranks 6th in the Southern Division in digs per game, averaging 4.3 digs per game this season.

The Minnesota West Lady Jays are 6-9 overall and 5-6 in the Southern Division as Minnesota West will be on the road to Willmar on Wednesday to face the Ridgewater Warriors. Then back on the road on...

Seedings and First Round Match for Minnesota Football Teams


Playoff seedings have been released for a number of area football teams.

In Section 3AAA
The Worthington Trojans are the #5 seed and will travel to Blue Earth on Tuesday (10/22) to face the #4 seed Blue Earth Area Buccaneers at 7:00pm. The winner of that game will travel to #1 Belle Plaine in a Section semifinal on Saturday, October 26th. Belle Plaine has a first-round bye. Fairmont is the #2 seed and has a first-round bye. Fairmont will host the winner of the first-round game between #3 St. Peter and #6 Sibley East on Saturday, October 26th. The Section title game will...

2 Bluejays earn Player of the Week honors again


2 Minnesota West Bluejay Football Players have earned Player of the Week honors from the Minnesota College Athletic Conference.

Reuben Linton II has once again been named the MCAC’s Southern Division Offensive Player of the Week, the 3rd time he has earned that honor this season. Linton rushed for 138 yards on 13 carries and scored 3 touchdowns in the Bluejays 27-7 win over MSCTC-Fergus Falls on Saturday. Linton, a sophomore from San Antonio, Texas, has rushed for 800 yards this season on just 95 carries for an average of 8.4 yards per carry and leads all of the Minnesota College...

Latest Iowa Volleyball Rankings (10/4)


2013 Iowa Girls High School SIXTH Volleyball Rankings
Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union

Class 1A
1. Holy Trinity Catholic (28-1)
2. Janesville (19-3)
3. LeMars Gehlen Catholic (16-9)
4. New London (24-4)
5. Tripoli (12-10)
6. Central Lyon (18-4)
7. Stanton (23-4)
8. Grandview Park Baptist (17-9)
9. Lisbon (20-5)
10. Murray (15-1)
11. Harris-Lake Park (19-7)
12. Winfield-Mount Union (15-9)
13. Iowa Mennonite (15-8)
14. Martensdale-St. Mary's (17-7)
15. Fremont-Mills (...

2 Bluejays earn Player of the Week honors


The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their weekly football awards and this week two Minnesota Bluejay Football players have earned Player of the Week honors.

Minnesota West Inside Linebacker Matt Shively has been named Co-Defensive Player of the Week in the Southern Division. Shively, a sophomore from Oakdale (MN), had 15 tackles, including 2 quarterback sacks with a forced fumble and fumble recovery in the Bluejays 26-6 home victory over Ridgewater on Saturday. Matt Shively has 61 tackles through 5 games this season.

Bluejay Kicker Tyler Smith was named...

Latest Minnesota Football Rankings (10/2)


The latest Minnesota Associated Press state high school football polls. First-place are votes in parentheses, followed by record and total points.

1. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley (8) (6-0) 80
2. Kittson County Central (6-0) 60
3. Mountain Lake Area (6-0) 52
3. Edgerton/Ellsworth (6-0) 52
5. Spring Grove (6-0) 42
6. Win-E-Mac (6-0) 38
7. Nicollet (6-0) 36
8. Ely (6-0) 33
9. Floodwood (6-0) 17
10. Elmore Academy (6-0) 9
Others receiving votes: Kelliher/Northome 8, Grand Meadow 6, Lanesboro 5, Verndale 2


Linton II named NJCAA National Offensive Player of the Week


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...