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Reiss's herculum effort saves error-prone Vikings

It took a 35-point, 15-rebound, six steal, two-block effort for Taylor Reiss.
But her effort saved a 36-turnover effort over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, 73-67 Friday night.  read entire story. . . .

Boys drop opener to Panthers

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton defeated Minneota as the boys' opened their season on Friday at Tracy.
The final was 63-45.  read entire story. . . .

No. 1 holds up after first week

Itís not easy to be ranked No. 1 at the start of the season ó you have a definite bullseye on your back.
Yet Minneota seemed to pay no attention to the hype and Thursday night won the triangular at Redwood Falls by beating Fulda/Murray County Central, 64-10 and River Valley/Redwood Valley, 72-6.
Then they went on to win the St. James Area Classic by beating the No. 2-ranked team in the state, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial.  read entire story. . . .

Loyola deflates Vikings No. 1 bubble

When asked if heís still trying to figure out who fits where, Coach Johnston said, ďMost definitely.  Itís going to take us a few games. Thatís why you want to play a game like this. I have enough girls to do some good things against bad teams but I want to know what they can do against a good team. Thatís what makes it a key part of all this.Ē
A big part of the equation is who will run the team at point guard.
Heís got LeAnn Jerzak back from last year, plus newcomer Pavek, who came over from Ivanhoe, plus sophomore Amber Engels.  read entire story. . . .

SMSU comes up short in National finals

The Southwest Minnesota State volleyball team was held to a .139 hitting percentage as the Mustangs were swept by Tampa (Fla.) in the NCAA Division II national championship on Saturday night on the campus of Bellarmine University by scores of 25-14, 25-20, 25-21.
SMSU finished the season 26-10 and advanced to the national championship for the first time in program history.  read entire story. . . .

Dream season!

Led by freshman setter Megan Larson, Southwest Minnesota State University advanced to the NCAA Division II national championship for the first time in the volleyball program's history.
The Mustangs were denied a championship title, however, after being swept by the University of Tampa 25-14, 25-20, 25-21 Saturday afternoon on the campus of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.  read entire story. . . .

Two wrestlers get 100th wins

Two Minneota wrestlers earned their 100th pins Tuesday night at Olivia.
Senior Nick Esping and Junior Bryce Bruner each hit the 100-win mark, a coveted honor in wrestling circles.
The two, mainstays of the Viking squad the last two years, each were awarded the honor of a special placard signed by fellow players and fans.  read entire story. . . .

ON THE BENCH: Minneota teams in Division 1A

The word arrived on Thursday ó and it was good news.
The Minneota girls' and boys' basketball programs have been placed in Section 1A ó not 2A.
There was the possibility they would be up a division after taking in students from Ivanhoe this year.  read entire story. . . .


Boys Basketball
Camden Conference
Team W-L  ALL
Lac qui Parle Valley   2-0  2-1
Central MN Christian 1-0  3-0
Dawson-Boyd 0-0  1-0
Renville Co. West 1-1  2-2
MACCRAY 0-1  0-2
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 0-2  0-5
Canby 2-0  5-0
Lakeview 1-1  2-1
Minneota 0-0  0-0
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 0-1  2-2
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 0-1  1-2
Scores Last Week
Tuesday, December 2
Redwood Valley 77, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 67
Canby 52, Lakeview 38  read entire story. . . .