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The 2014 GMLOKS wrestling team. Front row, from left, Jackson Hale, John Barber, Noah Eissinger, Josh Graves, Brenn Olson, Jack Mullenbach and Isaac Eissinger. Middle row, Wyatt Richardson, Parker Hale, Christophor Bain, Blake Olson, Sam Roe, Mike Stout and James Bigelow. Back row, Jeremy Heller, Jamie Johnson, Clayton Luthe, Blake Benson, Jace Bunne and Cody Merkel. Not pictured: Brandon Turner and Kyle Morrison.  COURTESY OF MATTHEW SCHNEIDER
The 2014 GMLOKS wrestling team. Front row, from left, Jackson Hale, John Barber, Noah Eissinger, Josh Graves, Brenn Olson, Jack Mullenbach and Isaac Eissinger. Middle row, Wyatt Richardson, Parker Hale, Christophor Bain, Blake Olson, Sam Roe, Mike Stout and James Bigelow. Back row, Jeremy Heller, Jamie Johnson, Clayton Luthe, Blake Benson, Jace Bunne and Cody Merkel. Not pictured: Brandon Turner and Kyle Morrison. COURTESY OF MATTHEW SCHNEIDER
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 8:54 AM

The newly formed GMLOKS (Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland/Southland) wrestling team won the first match of the season, downing the FCLMC (Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton) Wolves, 60-3.

  •  Local lads nab major basketball title
    t is one of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the upper Midwest according to Spring Grove head coach Wade Grinde. Three Spring Grove cagers - Ethan Matzke, Kai Bjerke and Alex Folz - played for a Wisconsin Playmakers AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) team that won the age 15-under championship of the Sanford Pentagon Tournament Series, which includes teams from an eight-state area.
  • Knutson triumphs, Peter runner-up as UIS runs twice
    Casey Knutson of Spring Grove won the B-Mods feature and Mabel’s Shawn Peter was Stock Car runner-up during the regular Saturday night racing card at Decorah, Iowa. 
  • Young Lion shooters complete state-tourney season
    The inaugural Spring Grove High School Trap team finished in the middle of the pack at the 2016 State Tournament, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) at Prior Lake on June 25.  The Lions had the best score among Class A teams and finished 19th overall among the 38 teams, which had qualified for the prestigious event.

  • On Thursday, June 23, the Upper Iowa Speedway points series convened in Cresco, Iowa, as part of the Mighty Howard County Fair's agenda. Two days later, the action moved back to the UIS home track in Decorah, Iowa.

  • Pehler takes first place in State Trap Shooting
    The R-P trap shooting team ended their season last week with four shooters at State Competition in Alexandria. Kiana Pehler distinguished herself by placing first in her division and second overall in class 1A.

  • First Lion trap team advances to state tournament
    Tanner Thesing and Jordan Jaster both had perfect 25-for-25 rounds as the Spring Grove trap shooters qualified for the 2016 state tournament in the Lions' first season of competition. 

  • Fillmore Central girls complete  ‘countdown’ to state golf title
    Two years ago it was third, last year it was second and this year it was first for the Fillmore Central girls golf team.  

  • Kingsland golfer finishes  in top half at state tourney
    Kingsland’s Simon Broadwater, only a sophomore, finished in the top half of the field at the Class A state golf tournament last week at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker.

  • L/FC/MC advances two relays, six girls to state track meet
    The Lanesboro/Fillmore Central/Mabel-Canton track team is sending two girls relay teams and six total girls to the Minnesota state track meet after strong finishes in the Section 1A track meet last week. Athletes qualify for the state meet by either placing first or second in the event, or achieving the state standard in time, distance, or height.  

  • Years of hard work pay off for  Chatfield golfer advancing to state
    While her friends were playing softball, Paige Isensee was attending golf camps as a Chatfield Elementary School student.

  • GMLOKS tracksters win medals at state
    The Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland/Southland boys and girls track teams had three entries in the Minnesota State High School Class A track and field championships last Friday and Saturday at Hamline University in St. Paul and all brought home medals.

  • R-P/H track sends four to state meet in six events
    Noah Carlson, Matt Culhane, Trevor Lundberg, and Anna Sweet’s hard work has paid off as the four Rushford-Peterson/Houston athletes will be competing in six events at the Minnesota State Track Championships on June 10 and 11. The four competed with several other R-P/H athletes at the Section 1A Track Meet at Triton High School last week.

  • Four girls head to state track; Schroeder breaks section record
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove Warriors will send four girls to the State Track Meet in three events. They qualified at the Section 1A Track Meet, a two-day event, which ended Thursday, June 2 at Dodge Center.  Athletes qualified for state by placing first or second in an event or by achieving the state standard in time, distance, or height. The first eight places earned team points at the section meet, and the first six places took home a medal.

  • Falcon girls win third straight Section  1A golf title, on to state meet again
    In the Section 1A girls golf world, Grace Miller is sitting on top, following the completion of the Section 1A tournament.  For her second day of play, Miller equaled her first day score of 78 and finished the tournament with a 36-hole total of 156. She finished six strokes ahead of second place Taylor Christenson of Blooming Prairie with a 162.  Fillmore Central’s Madison Joyce Scheevel was third with a score of 168.  Elayna Kiehne (181) was tied for sixth and Laura Donne (190) was 10th to round out the team scoring for the Falcons.  

  • Lauren Buchholtz going to state in 400 meters
    Kingsland freshman Lauren Buchholtz won the 400-meter dash at the Section 1A track meet last week, and will be running in the state meet this Friday at Hamline University, St. Paul.  Buchholtz won her heat in the prelims on Tuesday, and capped that off with a record setting run in the finals on Thursday. Her time in the finals of 59.10 is a new Kingsland High School record in the 400-meter dash.  

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