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Wrestlers are ready to hit the mat

Randy Wirtjes begins his 20th year at the helm of the Blue Earth Area wrestling program with 32 grapplers ready to take to the mat and get the season underway. He and his assistants Dave Pfaffinger, Tim Blagg, Dan Eckhardt, Jake Lee and volunteer assistant Jake Wirtjes have a nice size squad ...

Gymnastics team aims for success

The 2021 Blue Earth Area gymnastics team is busy preparing for the upcoming season and head coach Rachel Cole says it is a challenge getting the girls ready for the first competition. “The girls have had a longer-than-normal layoff between the end of fall sports and the beginning of winter ...

Girls will field experienced team

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers girls basketball team is finally gearing up for another season after enduring a delay to the start of competition caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “I think they were anxious to get back on the court,” BEA head coach Al Cue says. “Now they are working ...

Veteran players to lead BEA boys

As Colby Swanson looks at his 2021 boys basketball team, one of the differences he sees from last year is the physicality of the guys. “In the past we have struggled somewhat with more physical teams, but the guys have worked and gotten so much stronger in the off season,” Swanson says. ...

Rebels are ready to play basketball

“This might be the most energy I have ever seen for a first week of practice,” United South Central boys basketball coach Taylor Ovrebo said. “All the guys are excited to just be in the gym and be back with their friends.” High school winter sports were finally allowed to begin ...

USC girls excited to begin season

Long-time United South Central girls basketball coach Dale Koestler knows he had his work cut out for him this year. First, the start of the season was delayed until after the Christmas break. Second, he did not have a lot of girls coming out for the basketball team. And third, he had just ...

USC short on numbers, ready to go

United South Central wrestling co-head coach Dan Dylla was hoping to have a few more wrestlers out this year, but that did not happen. “We have 11 wrestlers out this year, same as last year,” Dylla says. “We lost three seniors to graduation, but we gained three new ones.” The coach ...

Winter sports get go ahead to start up

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has announced winter sports contests and competitions which are under sponsorship of the MSHSL may resume beginning Thursday, Jan. 14. The announcement follows the issuance of updated information from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), ...

Seven USC football players honored

The United South Central Rebels football team had a total of seven players named to either the Mid-Southeast District Football All-District Team, or the All-District Honorable Mention List. Riley Staloch, Jackson Spizzirri, Colten Quade, Micah Hamson and Ethan Dallman were on the All-District ...

Lane to play golf at Iowa Central

Manning Lane has had an impressive high school career at Blue Earth Area. Now, he hopes to continue his success at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, beginning with the fall season of 2021. The senior was an Big South Conference All-Conference award winner his 7th-10th grade years. ...