Amazing to think the winter sports regular season is done and we are on to playoffs.


Amazing to think the winter sports regular season is done and we are on to playoffs.

There have been many good games along the way and I expect many more will take place.

I would like to compliment all our local athletes on their dedication to the sports they love. Many of these students not only play multiple seasons, but participate in drama, choir or band AND along with that, continue to maintain a high grade point average. Kudos to all of you.

Reading Josh and Leo’s articles about the two girls basketball teams, it appears they both had hard fought games. While St. Mary’s season came to an end last night, Sleepy Eye Public girls will move on and take on New Ulm Cathedral girls on Friday night. Cathedral being the high seed will be the host team. Good luck ladies.

Saturday afternoon, I had the opportunity to not only watch my first high school hockey game, as the New Ulm Eagles took on the Hutchinson Tigers, but was there taking pictures for the paper as well. It is a bit difficult watching the game from behind the lens and needless to say I took way more pictures than needed. Totally not understanding the game at all, I didn’t want to miss anything that could be considered a good shot. No pun intended! It was an exciting game and I would hate to be a hockey mom! I would have a hard time watching my son get slammed against the boards. The Eagles won in overtime with a final score of 4-3. They now take on Luverne Friday night at Gustavus College. Good luck boys.

River Valley Wrestlers are sending two members of the team to the state tournament again this year, Jacob Anderson will see his fourth appearance and Lance Briard gained  his first. Good luck to these to grapplers.

Remember as parents and fans the most important thing you are there for is to provide positive encouragement to your athletes. Display good sportsmanship regardless of the outcome. Be a positive role model and let the athletes be proud of who is cheering for them in the stands. Good Luck to all the teams over the next few weeks!

Thought for the week: The moment may be temporary, but the memory is forever. – Bud Meyer.