Area Sports Headlines

Lakefield native Chad Kraft to be inducted into University of Minnesota's M Club


The University of Minnesota will celebrate its rich athletics tradition this September with the induction of nine former Golden Gophers in to the M Club Hall of Fame and one of this year’s inductees will include former Heron Lake-Okabena-Lakefield wrestling standout Chad Kraft.

Kraft, a native of Lakefield, MN, had an amazing prep career in high school. Kraft finished his high school wrestling career with a 195-14-1 record. He was a state wrestling participant four times, finishing in 5th place his freshman year while winning the state championship the following 3 years. ...

Results from Minnesota State Track and Field meet results


Friday & Saturday results from the 2012 Minnesota State Track and Field meet at Hamline University in St. Paul.

Class AA Girls

Tara Svalland of Worthington finished 11th in the high jump, clearing 5’2”

Sarah Buysse of Marshall ran a 59.02 in the prelims of the 400 meter dash and qualified for Saturday’s finals. In the finals, Buysee finished 9th in a time of 59.50

Sarah Anderson of Marshall finished in 10th with a jump of 35 feet-5 inches

Marshall’s 4x800 meter relay team finished in 14th in a time of 9:50.54

Class A Girls...

Kramer breaks SSC single game scoring record


Southwest Star Concept junior forward Andrew Kramer set a new school record, scoring 42 points in SSC’s Section 2A, South Sub-Section Quarterfinal win over Springfield 75-68 on Tuesday night. Kramer broke the record of 37 points previously held by Ben Scheevel and Jameson Collin. Southwest Star Concept will now face top seeded Mankato Loyola in Mankato on Thursday night.