McCown Gym -WSU

The 2016 fall season is about to get in full swing at Winona State but the big news right now is the McCown gymnasium renovations that are currently underway. As you can see in the photo above, McCown will have a brand new look in 2016. The home of Warrior basketball, gymnastics and volleyball was built in 1972 and has seen little changes in the last 44 years. The changes, set to be completed before the start of the basketball season, will feature updated seating, an all wood surface, including the new volleyball and basketball playing courts. The goal is to make the gameday experience better for both fans and athletic teams. The game floor for basketball and volleyball will change from an east-west layout to a north-south orientation. Center court will remain very close to where it has been in the past. 

WSU Athletes Awards

The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association  announced the 2015-16 recipients of Academic Achievement Awards. 

Football is Back

The high school football season kicked off in Wisconsin Thursday night. Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau opened with a 30-to-8 win over Mondovi in Galesville. 

WSU Soccer Pol

The Winona State University women's soccer team has been picked to finish third in the 2016 NSIC Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll. 

WSU Volleyball

Winona State University's women's volleyball team has been ranked nationally in a pre-season poll for the first time in program history.

Heath-Olympic Trials

Winona High school graduate Garrett Heath will take part in the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, next Monday, July 4th as he attempts to qualify for the Rio Olympics. 

Wild Players in Winona

The Minnesota Wild's annual Summer Road Tour makes a stop in Winona Thursday. The event starts at 3:30 in the afternoon at the Bud King Ice Arena at the foot of St. Charles Street. 

Golf Classic

Golf Pro and Minnesota native Tim Herron will highlight the 26th Annual Ben and Adith MIller Golf Classic at Cedar Valley Golf Course on Monday, August 8th. 

Special Track Meet

The 2016 Special Athletic Track and Field Competition, hosted by Winona Area Public Schools, will be take place on Friday, May 20th at Paul Giel Field. 

Annual Road Race

Applications for grants from the 16th Annual B-K-5-K Road Race are being accepted through Friday, May 20th.               

Steamboat Days-Golf

Steamboat Days will again begin a little early this year. 

Trainor-Sports Award

Micaela Trainor, a St. Thomas University senior third baseman, was named the Division III national softball player of the week by the National Fastpitch Coaches' Association.  

Thursday Schedule

Girls' Basketball
WIAA Division 4 Sectional Semifinal

Cochrane-Fountain City vs Wisconsin Heights at La Crosse Central  7:00 PM  Game can be heard on Wild Country 99.3 and

WIAA Division 3 Sectional Semifinal
G-E-T vs West Salem at Osseo-Fairchild   7:00 PM

Boys' Basketball
Section 1AA Final

#4 St. Charles vs #2 Caledonia at Rochester Civic Center  8:00 PM

Section 1A Final
#2 Spring Grove vs Goodhue  at Rochester Civic Center  6:00 PM

Minnesota State Swimming and Diving Meet
Winona High’s Derek Prenot will take part in the diving competition.  This is the third straight year he has taken part and he finished ninth last year

SMU's Seegers Named Player of the Week

Saint Mary's baseball player Joe Seegers has been named the MIAC Player of the Week after a strong break trip.  Seegers hit .438 during the Cardinals' first eight games and he scored nine times and drove in six.  Seegers had two hits or more in five of their eight games last week.  The Cardinals wrapped up their spring break trip going 8-2 after splitting a doubleheader with Mount Union on Monday.

Winona's Herber Signs With Minnesota-Morris

Winona High School baseball player Max Herber is surrounded by his family, teammates, and coaches as he signs his letter of intent to attend college and play baseball at the University of Minnesota Morris.  Joining Max at the table -  from left to right:  his mother Lisa, Max, his father Arlie, and his sister Sophie.

Saturday Schedule

Boys' Basketball
Caledonia at Rushford-Peterson  7:30 PM  Game can be heard on Wild Country 99.3 FM and
Owatonna at Winona High 6:30 PM

Girls' Basketball
Plainview-Elgin-Millville at St. Charles  3:30 PM

Men's Basketball
Concordia-St. Paul at Winona State 6:00 PM
St. Olaf at Saint Mary's 1:00 PM

More Games...

WSU Rugby

The Winona State University women’s rugby club, the Black Katts, retained its title as the second team in the nation in the Division II National Final Dec. 6 at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.

In the semifinal game, the Black Katts faced Vassar Collegeand won 45 to 26 to advance to the National Final. The National Final pitted the Black Katts in an even match against Davenport University (Michigan), with a final score of Davenport 27, Black Katts, 22. The Black Katts have qualified for the Division II National Final Four for the past five consecutive years, competing in the National Final the last four years and claiming the national championship in 2013. Video of the games can be found on YouTube under USA Rugby.

Picture courtesy of WSU

Winona High Enters State Football Rankings For the First Time This Season

The Winona High football team is now ranked in the Minnesota State High School football rankings.....

Friday Football Scores

Zumbrota-Mazzeppa - 36
Cotter - 0   (pictured pre-game)

Winona High- 44
Red Wing- 20

Lewiston-Altura- 45
Fillmore-Central - 13

Hayfield- 6

CF-C -28


Friday Local Schedule

Cotter will play at Zumbrota-Mazeppa in a battle of two teams looking for their first win.  Tonight’s Cotter game can be heard on AM 1230 KWNO and online at starting at 6:40.   On K Country 99.3, Rushford-Peterson plays at Hayfield starting at about 6:40.  Both the Cotter and Rushford-Peterson games can be heard online at
In other area football action there’s a battle of ranked teams in Lewiston as 7th ranked Lewiston-Altura of Class AA plays host to 10th ranked Fillmore Central of Class A.   Elsewhere Wabasha-Kellogg plays at Kingsland, Houston is hosting Alden-Conger, C-FC is at Augusta, St. Charles plays at Dover-Eyota and G-E-T is home to Lancaster.
The Winona High cross country teams are running at Faribault.  The Winona State volleyball team is playing in the Rockhurst Tournament in Kansas City while Saint Mary’s is playing in the Loras Tournament.
The Saint Mary’s men’s golf team is playing in a meet in West Dundee, Illinois. 

Friday Scoreboard

High School Football
Winona High 20  New Prague  18
Rushford-Peterson 40   Wabasha-Kellogg 8
Lewiston-Altura  52  Southland 23
Whitehall  21  Cochrane-Fountain City 14
Houston 68  Glenville-Emmons 22
Arcadia 56   Lancaster 0
G-E-T  37   Dodgeville 0
Chatfield 20   St. Charles 14

Friday Scoreboard

High School Football
Winona High 20  New Prague  18
Rushford-Peterson 40   Wabasha-Kellogg 8
Lewiston-Altura  52  Southland 23
Whitehall  21  Cochrane-Fountain City 14
Houston 68  Glenville-Emmons 22
Arcadia 56   Lancaster 0
G-E-T  37   Dodgeville 0
Chatfield 20   St. Charles 14