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Strong start lifts Wolverine boys

A surge late in the first half gave Mt. Lake Comfrey a commanding lead Saturday, on its way to a 75-39 win over Edgerton at Mt. Lake. The Wolverines trailed 11-9 early, but MLAC ended the opening half with a 33-11 run, sparked by a hot finish from Carter Olson. Olson scored eight straight Wolverine points in one stretch and had 18 of his team-high 22 points in the opening half.

For more on this story, see the February 2, 2023 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Cobras fall twice Thursday

The Windom-Mt. Lake wrestling team dropped a pair of duals Thursday night in a triangular at Adrian. The Cobras opened with a 42-24 loss to Adrian-Ellsworth, then fell 49-30 to Tri-Valley, S.D. Against Adrian-Ellsworth, the Cobras had falls from Jared Hunter (126) and Tucker Renquist (138). WML added decision wins from Preston Xayachak (106) and Noah Holmberg (145). WML also had one forfeit win.

For more on this story, see the February 2, 2023 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Breaks go against Eagle girls

What started as an emotional night for the Windom Area girls hockey team turned into one of frustration and bad breaks Monday night. The Eagles had two potential goals waved off in the opening period, then couldn’t convert on four power play chances in the final two period. That opened the door for Waseca to steal a 2-0 victory over the Eagles at the Windom Arena. “It’s unfortunate because we probably should have had two goals early,” Eagle Coach Matt Dockter said.

For more on this story, see the February 2, 2023 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

State-ranked Cards stifle MLAC

A tall, talented Luverne squad shut down Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey’s ability to get inside Monday night, cruising to a 62-31 win at Luverne. The Cardinals held MLAC to nine field goals in the game. Of those, just one was from two-point range. Meanwhile, Luverne pulled away in the second half behind eight three-pointers.

For more on this story, see the February 2, 2023 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Late goal thwarts Eagle comeback bid

The Windom Area boys hockey team battled back from an early deficit Saturday evening, but a goal with 5:40 left in regulation ultimately lifted Luverne to a 6-5 victory over the Eagles in Luverne. Luverne raced to a 4-0 lead after one period before the Eagles battled back. Wriley Haugen netted back-to-back goals in the second period and Cragen Porath blasted a shot with 1:05 left in the period, pulling the Eagles to within 4-3.

For more on this story, see the February 2, 2023 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Eagles fall short against Bucs Thursday

A last-minute rescheduling threw a bit of a curveball at the Windom Area gymnastics team Thursday. The Eagles had their previously-cancelled meet against Blue Earth Area re-added to the schedule, with the Eagles falling 130.0-119.35 to the Bucs at Blue Earth. Kadyn Paulson paced the Eagles at the meet, finishing third on bars with a 7.475. She also placed third in the all-around competition, scoring 30.6.

For more on this story, see the February 2, 2023 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.