When Josh Spitzack took control of the Northfield Legion Post 84 baseball team before last summer, he wanted to make sure to continue the tradition.
Inspired by my colleague Mike Randleman of the Faribault Daily News and his outstanding work gathering the all-sport final standings for the Big Nine Conference last week, I got to work on Monday morning and started gathering some data of my own.
Before competing at a big-time college baseball program or embarking on a journey to climb through the ranks of a professional organization, a group of top-rated high-schoolers first needed to battle the Dundas Dukes on Wednesday night at Memorial Field.
A state title has plenty of perks, and with the state championship trophy and individual medals come postseason accolades.
After three seasons as the head men’s hockey coach at St. Olaf College, Mike Eaves has accepted a job as the head coach of the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL), as announced on Tuesday morning.
Through a combination of nerves and uncommon mistakes, Randolph baseball's debut in the state tournament looked a little wobbly.
The emotion will most likely come all at once for Northfield senior Molly Stevens. She just doesn’t know when that moment might be.
The round could have spiraled out of control early for Northfield senior Molly Stevens, who started her fourth Class AAA state tournament Tuesday at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids.
In terms of mental hurdles, the Randolph baseball team cleared one the size of the Green Monster last Thursday at the University of Northwestern in Roseville.
The St. Olaf College Athletic Department inducted seven former student-athletes and one former head coach into the St. Olaf College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 1, in a ceremony held in the Skoglund Center.
When Caroline Pritchard played in her first varsity game for Northfield softball, her thoughts were far from Friday afternoon.
As the time was ticking down until Friday’s Class A third-place game at Caswell Park in North Mankato, Randolph softball coach Dennis Trom was growing increasingly agitated.
Perhaps more than any batter across two games Thursday at the state tournament in North Mankato, Northfield sophomore pitcher Brynn Hostettler was having troubles with one common enemy.
Seven shutout innings from senior Andrew Wenstrom has this year's Randolph baseball where the program's never been before — playing in the state tournament.
After briefly falling behind by a pair of runs, the Randolph softball team's offense erupted to race away from Isle in a 10-2 victory in Thursday's Class A quarterfinal at Caswell Park in North Mankato.
A dominant performance in the circle by sophomore pitcher Brynn Hostettler powered second-seeded Northfield softball to a 10-0 six-inning victory Thursday against Detroit Lakes in the Class AAA state quarterfinals at Caswell Park in North Mankato.
Northfield senior Elizabeth Acheson has spent most of the last three years showcasing her exceptional ability in the 400-meter run.
The first couple months of the 2019 track and field season were stressful for senior Grace Acheson, junior Ella Palmquist and freshman Clara Lippert.
After pushing the tying run across in the seventh to force extra innings Saturday during a Section 1AAA tournament elimination game in Austin, fifth-seeded Northfield ultimately fell to second-seeded Winona 2-1 in eight innings.
During a postgame meeting that stretched well past when the opposing team, Lakeville South, had left the field, the conversation Friday night in Lakeville focused on nearly everything but the 48 minutes of lacrosse that had just played out.
After one day of competition, Northfield girls track and field already has one qualifier into next week's Class AA state championships.
For the first time since 2011, Northfield girls golf will have multiple representatives at the Class AAA state championships.
While the first quarter wasn't necessarily picturesque, the final score will suit Northfield coach Jeff Wright just fine.
At the end of the day, Thursday needed to unfold nearly perfectly if it was going to end with Northfield girls track and field claiming its second straight Big 9 Conference title.
One way or another, the phenomenal sophomore season for Leo Vithoontien (Bangkok, Thailand/Bangkok Patana School) was going to end on Sunday as he played in the title match of the 2019 NCAA Division III Singles Championship.
The Raiders entered week four with high expectations and finished in 3rd place as Owatonna make a strong run into 1st place for the week. Owatonna scored 21,673, with Bemidji in 2nd place scoring 21,560, Northfield 3rd with 18,746, Pequot lakes 17,984, Farmington 17,718, Hastings 17,030, Pin…
Strengthened by a complete game from sophomore pitcher Morgyn Otte, top-seeded Randolph softball worked past third-seeded West Lutheran on Friday in Randolph during the Section 1AAA playoffs.
With the help of four titles Thursday, Northfield girls track and field claimed second at the Big 9 Conference Championships in Owatonna, finishing with 207 points — only two points behind first-place Rochester Century, and ahead of third-place Mankato East (178), fourth-place Red Wing (166.…