Winona State Eliminated From NSIC Tournament

The Winona State softball team may have had their NCAA Tournament dreams crushed yesterday as the Warriors  lost twice in the NSIC Tournament in Sioux Falls.  Upper Iowa hit a walk-off homerun in the first game of the day and beat Winona State 2-1 in eight innings.  In the loser's bracket the Warriors lost to Northern State 5-3....

Thursday Scoreboard

Girls' Golf
--Winona finished second at a triangular in Owatonna...Lexi Partington was the medalist of the meet with an 89

Boys' Golf
--Winona finished fourth at the Red Wing Invitational

Boys' Tennis
--Cotter 6   La Crosse Central 1     Cotter is 10-0 on the season

SMU's Doll Named National Player of the Week

Saint Mary's senior baseball player Willie Doll has added another national award after his hot week last week.  Doll was earlier named the MIAC Player of the week and was selected for the Team of the Week and now he has been selected the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association Division III Hitter of the Week....

Winona State Men's Golf Team Ranked In Region

Winona State is ranked third in the first NCAA Men's Golf Regional Rankings of the season. Central Missouri is ranked first in the region and is followed by Central Oklahoma. Southwestern Oklahoma State and Arkansas Tech round out the top five....

Saturday Schedule

Detroit at Minnesota 1:10 PM  Game can be heard on KWNO 1230 AM
Miami at Milwaukee 6:10 PM

Concordia at Saint Mary's DH  1:00 PM
Park vs Winona  at Winona State Field 11:30 AM
Fillmore Central at Lewiston-Altura  DH  10:00 AM

Minnesota State at Winona State DH  1:30 PM
Lewiston-Altura at Fillmore Central  DH  10:00 AM
Pine Island at St. Charles 1:00 PM

Track and Field
Winona and Arcadia at UW-La Crosse  10:00

More Events.....

Winona State Racks Up Golf Awards

Winona State Men’s Golf freshman Michael Schmitz has been named NSIC Newcomer of the Year and head coach Jeff Straight has been named NSIC Coach of the Year.   Additionally, sophomore Jonathan Lindquist joined Schmitz as two of six golfers to earn first team All-NSIC honors, while senior Mitch Holm earned second team All-NSIC accolades.....

WSU's Lythberg Named Pitcher of the Week

Winona State Softball senior pitcher Hanna Lythberg has been named NSIC Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season, highlighted by her second no-hitter of the season in a 2-0 eight-inning win over SMSU. The no-hitter was the first in WSU history to be accomplished in extra innings....

WSU Golfer Selected For Super Regionals

Winona State senior golfer Katya Hoffman has been picked to represent the Warriors as an individual at the NCAA Super Regionals. Hoffman will compete in the NCAA Super Regional on May 2-4 in Axtell, Nebraska.

Hoffman has enjoyed a strong senior season, ranking seventh in the NSIC with a 79.7 scoring average through 18 rounds....

Gruse Named All-Region

Saint Mary's men's hockey player Martin Gruse has been named All-West Region Third Team by  team on Feb. 13. The junior racked up 14 goals and added 17 assists for a team-best 31 points. An All-MIAC First-Teamer for the second straight season, Gruse finished the year with three multiple-goal games and his third career four-point night.

Hedeen To Step Down As Cotter AD and Football Coach

Cotter Activities Director and football coach Shane Hedeen has announced he will be resigning this summer as AD and football coach.   Hedeen has decided to move to the Twin Cities where his girlfriend lives and works.  Seth Haun will take over as head coach next season and he will be the sixth coach in the last four years for Cotter....


WSHS Winhawk Jayne Emerson signs her letter of intent Friday to play basketball at UW-La Crosse! 

Hoeppner Chooses UW-Eau Claire

The all-time leading scorer at Winona High has made her college decision.   Senior Hallee Hoeppner has decided to attend Division III UW-Eau Claire next year and play for the Blugolds’ basketball team.  Hoeppner scored 1,437 points in her career and just helped Winona finish second at the Class AAA state basketball tournament last month....

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

Buddies Win a Pair

The Winona Buddies swept Janesville in a doubleheader on Saturday in First District action.  The Buddies won game one 10-0 and followed that up with a 13-1 win.  The Buddies improve to 5-4 on the season.

Cotter Loses at Sub-Section Baseball Tournament But St. Charles and Lewiston-Alt

The Cotter baseball team saw their season come to an end in the Section 1AA East Sub-Section Tournament on Memorial Day.  St. Charles beat Cotter 2-1 in the Sub-Section final despite having just two hits....

Meet Records Fall at Section 1A Sub-Section Track Meet

Meet records were falling at the Section 1A Sub-Section track meet in Caledonia last night.  The biggest performance came from Rushford-Peterson/Houston’s Matt Culhane who set the meet record in the discus.....

Winona High Softball Team Pounds Albert, Cotter Falls to C/SG

The Winona High softball team pounded the ball on Tuesday blowing out Albert Lea 22-5 in five innings.  The Winhawks put together an eleven-run first inning and had 22 hits in the game.....

Winona State Softball Team Moves Up One Spot in National Poll

The Winona State softball team moved up one spot to 13th in the latest NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll released Wednesday.  The Warriors are set to open up play in the NCAA Central Region Tournament Friday against Central Oklahoma at 1 p.m. in Sioux Falls.

Friday Scores

BASEBALL                                                                  SOFTBALL

Minnesota State-Mankato  3                                Winona State  2    (in title game SAT at 2pm)
Winona State  2                                                    Minnesota State-Mankato  0
Minnesota State-Mankato  7                                 Cotter  18    (5 innings)
WSU  3                                                                  Rushford-Peterson  2

Cotter  4                                                                 Cotter  21   (5 innings)
Rushford-Peterson 1                                               R-P    1

Lewiston-Altura  18                                                 Houston  14
Fillmore-Central   0                                                 Lyle-Pacelli  4

Lewiston-Altura  8                                                    G-E-T  6
Fillmore-Central  5                                                    Arcadia  5

Chatfield  12
St. Charles  2

C-FC  5
Augusta  1