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ELLSWORTH – The first time through the lineup, Ellsworth showed moderate success with a pair of runs against Lake City on Monday. But when the Panthers rolled through their lineup...
KASSON, Minn. – Saturday’s trip across the Minnesota border may not have yielded the team results second-ranked (Division 2) Ellsworth was hoping for. But the kind of competition the Panthers...
HAGER CITY – Ellsworth knew it had the capacity to beat Osceola in the opening round of the WIAA playoffs.
Red Wing football will be leaning on a University of Minnesota great to lead the team back into the Big Nine Conference this fall. On Thursday, Red Wing Activities Director Matt Schultz announced that former Gophers quarterback and Park Center head coach Rickey Foggie will be the Wingers’ new head football coach in 2014. After trying to revitalize the football program at Park Center over the last three years, Foggie will try to resurrect a Red Wing program that went 1-17 over the last two years. “I see Red Wing as a school and a program that I can build from the youth organization up
LAKE CITY – While Ellsworth’s Kelsey Betthauser and Lake City’s Madi Green were in the midst of a scoring duel, the Tigers’ supporting cast made the biggest difference. Lilly Johnson scored 14 points, Bailey Cronin had 10 and Breanna Gates put in all 11 of her points after halftime.
LAKE CITY – Brady Kuchinka was getting impatient with having to sit on the bench. Suffering a broken fibula during football season, the Tigers’ sophomore guard finally got the go-ahead over the weekend to play in his first game of the year. “Just this last weekend, we e-mailed the doctor to give us the pass so I could play,” Kuchinka said. “It’s not at 100 percent.
Rarely do things go as well in the heat of a game as they do in practice. But with Ellsworth visiting on Tuesday, Red Wing boys basketball coach Doug Toivonen saw the Wingers play as they practiced, with near-perfect results. “(On Monday), I thought we had one of our best practices we’ve had in the last four or five years,” Doug Toivonen said.
ELLSWORTH – After clinching at least a share of the Middle Border Conference Friday with a 26-14 victory over Osceola, Ellsworth’s seniors were relieved to see three years of hard knocks pay off. Over the last three seasons, the Panthers were a paltry 9-18 and didn’t finish higher than third in the MBC. “It feels good that Ellsworth has finally turned it around,” said Ellsworth linebacker Logan Kemmerer after the team got a piece of its first MBC crown since 199
ELLSWORTH – The Ellsworth Panthers don’t care if they’re on the small side. Their plan is they will out-hustle you, out-run you and ultimately, out-play you. “We do a lot of conditioning, and in practice, Coach makes us run plays until we get everything right,” said Ellsworth senior running back/defensive back Dennis Schutz.