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    Weekend sports

    12/07/2019

    Albert Lea basketball Tiger girls beat Faribault 63-44. Taya Jeffrey led the way with 26 points, Sam Skarstad poured in 21. The girls are 1-1 in the conference and overall.

    The Austin Bruins hockey club is taking on St Cloud for the first time this season. But Luke Acquaro scored the game-winning goal with just fifty seconds remaining in regulation to propel St. Cloud to the 4-3 win Friday night at Riverside Arena. With the loss, the Bruins fall to 12-9-2-2. The two teams will battle in a rematch on Saturday night in St. Cloud.

    Albert Lea wrestlers defeated Rochester John Marshall Friday night in a conference dual 60-12 in the season opener. Albert Lea falls by Tucker Ericksmoen, Cameron Davis, Cole Glazier, Henry Eggum and Caleb Talamantes.

    Austin beats Winona in boys buckets 73-59.

    Albert Lea boys basketball goes to 2-0 in the big 9 with a 72-48 in Faribault.

    USC Panthers boys basketball were defeated in Hayfield 76-45

    Medford downs the USC Lady Rebels 66-26 in their home opener.

    Roverland Blue Devils are 8-1 after outscoring Rainy River 92-88 Friday night. Sophomore guard Montrell Jacobs paced the Devils attack with 27pt. Sophomore Terrell Smith tallied 24pt. Sophomore Eddie Oyet scored 16pt. Riverland takes on Hibbing in Austin Saturday at 3 right here on Power 96 sports

    Saturday local sports finds the Albert Lea dance team at Academy of Holy Angels and girls hockey at Owatonna, Austin wrestles at Edina, Austin girls hockey in Worthington, Glenville Emmons boys basketball at a tournament in Madelia, NRHEG wrestling Saturday at a tournament in St James, Blooming Prairie wrestles at Blue Earth Area, Lake Mills will also be at that wrestling tournament at Blue Earth Area and Northwood Kensett wrestles at St Ansgar.

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    Tiger Hockey and More

    12/05/2019

    The Albert Lea Tigers boys hockey team fell behind 1-0 to Austin in the first period last night but then the Tigers scored 8 unanswered goals to win 8-1 and keep a piece of first place in the big 9 with a 2-0 conference record and four points. Blake Ulve got a hat trick in the border battle while Culley Larson netted two goals and they got one each from Owen Zelenak, Campbell Cichosz and Sam Witham. The boys keep at least a share of first place in the Big 9 at 2-0 in the conference, 2-1 overall. They will have two road games next week with games at Minnesota River Tuesday and in Winona next Thursday. The Tiger girls whooped Austin 10-2 to improve to 1-3 in the big nine and 4-3 overall.

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    Thursday Sports Schedule

    12/05/2019

    Thursday local sports includes the Albert Lea boys swimming and diving team in Austin for the season opening meet. It"s also border battle for the hockey teams with the girls at Austin and the boys here in Albert Lea on Power 96 sports.

    It"s all about initials as NRHEG hosts a wrestling triangular with JWP and WEM, they also have girls buckets at Hayfield with the boys at St Peter.

    Blooming Prairie has a wrestling quad in Grand Meadow and girls buckets at home vs Faribault BA.

    Lake Mills is at a wrestling quad at Newman Catholic while Northwood Kensett is in a quad in Sweat City.

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    Midweek Sports

    12/03/2019

    Tuesday night local sports

    The Albert Lea girls hockey team won 11-4 in Waseca while the boys won 5-2 at home over Winona as heard here on Power 96. Goals from Blake Ulve, John Jensen, Logan Barr, and 2 for Campbell Cichosz. The boys are 1-1 and have the border battle with Austin Thursday at the city arena in Albert Lea on Power 96.

    Albert Lea boys basketball won 79-48 at home vs NRHEG

    Austin girls hockey won 4-3 at Mankato West

    Austin boys hockey lost 11-2 at home vs Dodge County

    Alden Conger boys buckets lost 69-36 at Kingsland

    United South Central wrestling wins 36-30 over St James areas

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    Monday-Tuesday games plus Vikes

    12/02/2019

    Monday sports

    The 6-1 Riverland men"s basketball team beat St. Mary"s University in Winona 87-80 Monday night. Blue Devil"s Sophomore guard Terrell Smith led all scorers with 39 points. Sophomore guard Montrell Jacobs poured in 22 points for 7-1 Riverland.

    St. Clair got the best of the United South Central girls in basketball Monday night 70-19. Alden Conger boys opened their season at home Monday night but Shaeffer Academy was too tough in a 69-36 loss for the Knights.

    Tuesday night local sports

    The Albert Lea girls hockey team travels to Waseca for a 5:30 game while the boys are on Power 96 at home vs Winona at 7:15. Albert Lea girls basketball at Austin at 7:30 with the boys at home vs NRHEG at 7:30. Austin girls hockey at 5:15 at Mankato West and the boys at home vs Dodge County at 7 and as mentioned the Austin girls basketball team is at home vs Albert Lea at 7:30. Alden Conger boys buckets at Kingsland at 7:15, United South Central is wrestling at home against multiple teams at 5, NRHEG girls buckets at home against Medford at 7:15, Blooming Prairie girls basketball at home against JWP at 7:15 and the boys have postponed their game at JWP until January 21st, Alden Conger boys basketball at home vs Goodhue at 7:15, Lake Mills boys and girls basketball at West Hancock with the girls at 6 and the boys at 7:30 and Northwood Kensett at home vs North Iowa with the girls at 6:15 and the boys at 7:30.

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    Monday Sports Update

    12/01/2019

    Local sports from the weekend, the Austin girls hockey team beat Rochester JM 3-2, Red Wing beat the Austin boys 15-3, girls basketball Austin were 61-55 winners over Mankato East while the boys won 62-58 over Rochester Century.

    Monday sports Alden Conger Glenville Emmons girls basketball will be at Schaefer Academy, the Alden Conger boys will be at home vs Shaeffer Academy, United South Central moved their girls basketball game up one day from Tuesday to Monday night at St Clair. The boys have postponed their basketball game at Blue Earth area from tonight to January 20th.

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    Tuesday Sports Weather Permitting

    11/26/2019

    Local Monday sports, the Alden Conger Glenville Emmons girls basketball season opener ended in overtime at Grand Meadow. Unfortunately they got outscored 11-6 in the 5th quarter. Northwood Kensett girls basketball opened the season with a home win over North Iowa 44-26.

    Tuesday sports include, weather permitting, the Albert Lea girls basketball season opener at Rochester Century. And the 1-1 girls hockey team back in action at Rochester Mayo, both at 7:30. The 2-0 Austin girls basketball team is at Byron and girls hockey opens the season at home against Faribault, both at 7:15. Alden Conger Glenville Emmons girls buckets at Mountain Lake at 7:30. Blooming Prairie girls basketball at USC meeting in their season openers at 7:15. Lake Mills girls basketball at home vs Newman Catholic at 5 in their season opener.

    Black Friday at 10 am I will broadcast the title game for class A Mn state high school football between 12-0 and second ranked Blooming Prairie and 13-0 and number one ranked BOLD out of Olivia right here on Power 96 sports and streaming online at kqprfm.com

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    Weekend Sports Roundup

    11/24/2019

    Local Monday sports includes Alden-Conger-Glenville-Emmons girls basketball at Grand Meadow at 7:15. And Northwood-Kensett girls basketball is at home vs North Iowa at 7:15.

    Black Friday at 10 AM I will broadcast the title game for class A state football between 11-0 and second ranked Blooming Prairie and 11-0 and number one ranked BOLD out of Olivia right here on Power 96 sports and streaming online at kqprfm.com

    Albert Lea boys hockey team lost their season opener at home Friday when Marshall scored with :25 left in OT to win 4-3. They don"t play again til December 2nd.

    Austin girls basketball is ranked 7th in the state in the preseason poll and off to a 3-0 start including a couple of wins over the weekend.

    Austin boys hockey lost at home Saturday 7-5 to La Crescent Hokah. They are 0-2.

    Austin girls hockey lost 3-2 at Red Wing Saturday. The Packer girls have started the season 0-3.

    The Riverland Blue Devil"s women lost two basketball games over the weekend to Lake Superior and Central Lakes. The Riverland men beat lake Superior Friday 81-53 to move to 6-0. Then Saturday the guys were upset 67-65 by 2-2 Central Lakes for their first loss of the season. They are now 6-1. Congratulations to Riverland sophomore guard Montrell Jacobs of Milwaukee on being named MCAC Southern Division Player of the Week! Jacobs averaged 20.7 points per game, while shooting 51% from the field and a scorching 53% from Tre land in three Riverland wins this past week.

    Austin Bruins swept the Minnesota Magicians 4-0 and 5-2 to sweep the weekend and the season series! The Bruins improved to 11-7-2-2. Austin is back in action Wednesday taking on the Minnesota Wilderness in Cloquet before returning home on Black Friday.

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    Weekend Sports

    11/23/2019

    The Iowa state high school football championships are over. 6 classes and each of them had a number one seed in the game…but only one of those top seeds won the title. That was Class A champ West Hancock from Britt with their 21-17 win over #5 seed Grundy Center. Let"s hope that dominance of number one seeds continues at the Minnesota state high school championships Friday and Saturday at US Bank stadium. Well I actually only care about that first game Black Friday at 10 am when I broadcast the title game for class A between 11-0 and second ranked Blooming Prairie and 11-0 and number one ranked BOLD out of Olivia right here on Power 96 sports and streaming online at kqprfm.com

    I checked the list of championship games going back to 1972. Before that Albert Lea won 3 straight titles with just one class for the whole state, everybody played everybody. I just wanted to see if any local teams made the title games in any of the classes. Lo and Behold New Richland Heartland beat Bird Island 21-19 for the 1976 class C title. Bird Island is now a part of BOLD of course. And NRHEG was only NRH. New Richland Heartland won it again in 1978 over Barnsville 48-8 in class B and that same year Alden Conger won the class C title game 15-14 over Battle Lake.

    Bird Island Lake Lillian won it all in 1979 over Harmony 15-14 for their first title and won it again in 1980 21-7 over Mt Lake to go back to back. Bird Island Lake Lillian lost the class C championship in 1983 28-0 to Southland Adams. BOLD won in 1990 in class B over De LaSalle 15-14 and again the next year 14-0 over Deer River to go back to back again. Then lost it 7-6 to St Cloud Cathedral the next year in 1992. BOLD lost the 2A title to Mahnomen in 1998 27-26. Then in 2014 BOLD lost to Holdingford in 2A 20-18. And they lost last year 22-21 to Mahnomen Waubun. So Bold or Bird Island or Bird Island Lake Lillian is going to be playing in their 11th championship game all time on Friday morning. In the previous 10 they are 4-6 with two back to back campaigns. They have lost their last 4 for all the marbles but they"ve got a history. BIooming Prairie? Mmmm not so much. 0-0. But you"ve gotta start somewhere. Go Awesome Blossoms!

    Albert Lea boys hockey team lost their season opener at home Friday when Marshall scored with :25 left in OT to win 4-3.

    Austin girls basketball is ranked 7th in the state and they beat Hopkins 59-37 Saturday.

    Austin boys hockey lost at home Saturday 7-5 to La Crescent Hokah.

    Austin girls hockey lost 3-2 at Red Wing Saturday.

    In college basketball, Lake Superior College beat the Riverland Blue Devil"s women 77-48 Friday and Central Lakes beat the riverland gals 57-46 Saturday. The 5-0 Riverland men beat Lake Superior Friday 81-53 to move to 6-0. Then Saturday the guys were upset 67-65 by 2-2 Central Lakes for their first loss of the season. They are now 6-1.

    Austin Bruins won 4-0 over the Minnesota Magicians at Riverside Arena Friday night. And they beat the Magicians again Saturday night 5-2 to sweep the weekend and the season series! The Bruins improved to 11-7-2-2. Austin is back in action Wednesday night taking on the Minnesota Wilderness in Cloquet before returning home on Black Friday.

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    Saturday Sports Report

    11/22/2019

    The Iowa State High school football championships are today and tomorrow at UNI dome in Cedar Falls.

    Thursday, in Eight-Player class #3 Don Bosco upset #1 Audubon 35-19

    Class A #1 West Hancock of Britt 21-17 over #5 Grundy Center.

    Class 3A #2 Epworth, Western Dubuque 37 over #1 Solon 17

    Friday, November 22

    Class 1A #5 West Lyon, Inwood upset #1 Van Meter 50-14

    Class 2A #1 Waukon was upset by #4 OABCIG (Odebolt, Arthur, Battle Creek, Ida Grove) 37-12

    Class 4A #3 Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines won their 7th straight class 4A title 21-16 over #1 Valley, West Des Moines

    Albert Lea boys hockey team came out on the losing end in a thriller to Marshall in their season opener Friday at the city arena. Marshall scored with :25 left in OT to win 4-3. Boys are back in action Tuesday vs Winona at home.

    Austin girls basketball is ranked 7th in the state and they won big at Kasson Mantorville Friday 71-39. They play Saturday at Hopkins at 6:30

    Austin boys hockey lost in Waseca 6-2 Friday. The Packers are at home at noon Saturday vs La Crescent Hokah

    Austin girls hockey at Red Wing Saturday at 7:15.

    In college basketball Lake Superior College beat the Riverland Blue Devil"s women 77-48

    The Riverland men beat Lake Superior 81-53 to move to 6-0. They will play at Central Lakes College Saturday with the gals at 4 the guys at 6.

    Austin Bruins hockey team won 4-0 over the Minnesota Magicians at Riverside Arena Friday night. The two teams face off again Saturday night in Austin.

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    Weekend Sports

    11/22/2019

    The Iowa State High school football championships are yesterday and today at UNI dome in Cedar Falls. Yesterday in 8 man championship #3 seed Don Bosco, Gilbertville upset #1 seed Audubon 35-19. In Class A #1 West Hancock of Britt beat #5 Grundy Center in a close one 21-17. And in Class 3A #2 Epworth, Western Dubuque beat #1 Solon 37-17. Today in Class 1A #1 Van Meter vs. #5 West Lyon, Inwood. Class 2A #1 Waukon vs. #4 OABCIG (Odebolt, Arthur, Battle Creek, Ida Grove). Class 4A #1 Valley, W.D.M. (West Des Moines) vs. #3 Dowling Catholic, W.D.M. (West Des Moines)

    Local Thursday sports around the area includes Austin girls basketball edging Rochester Century 71-39 and NRHEG girls basketball a bit closer over Kenyon Wanamingo 71-44.

    Local weekend sports schedule includes the Albert Lea boys hockey team season and home opener against Marshall Friday at the city arena at 7:15, Albert Lea dance team is at the Burnsville invite Saturday, Austin girls basketball is at Kasson Mantorville Friday at 7:15, Austin boys hockey in Waseca at 7 with more boys hockey at home at noon Saturday vs La Crescent Hokah, Austin girls buckets at Hopkins at 6:30 and Austin girls hockey at Red Wing Saturday at 7:15.

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    11/22/2019

    The Iowa State High school football championships are yesterday and today at UNI dome in Cedar Falls. Yesterday in 8 man championship #3 seed Don Bosco, Gilbertville upset #1 seed Audubon 35-19. In Class A #1 West Hancock of Britt beat #5 Grundy Center in a close one 21-17. And in Class 3A #2 Epworth, Western Dubuque beat #1 Solon 37-17. Today in Class 1A #1 Van Meter vs. #5 West Lyon, Inwood. Class 2A #1 Waukon vs. #4 OABCIG (Odebolt, Arthur, Battle Creek, Ida Grove). Class 4A #1 Valley, W.D.M. (West Des Moines) vs. #3 Dowling Catholic, W.D.M. (West Des Moines)

    Local Thursday sports around the area includes Austin girls basketball edging Rochester Century 71-39 and NRHEG girls basketball a bit closer over Kenyon Wanamingo 71-44.

    Local weekend sports schedule includes the Albert Lea boys hockey team season and home opener against Marshall Friday at the city arena at 7:15, Albert Lea dance team is at the Burnsville invite Saturday, Austin girls basketball is at Kasson Mantorville Friday at 7:15, Austin boys hockey in Waseca at 7 with more boys hockey at home at noon Saturday vs La Crescent Hokah, Austin girls buckets at Hopkins at 6:30 and Austin girls hockey at Red Wing Saturday at 7:15.

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    Iowa Football and more

    11/20/2019

    The Iowa State High school football championships are today and tomorrow at UNI dome in Cedar Falls.

    Thursday, November 21

    Eight-Player

    10:00—#1 Audubon vs. #3 Don Bosco, Gilbertville

    Class A

    1:30—#1 West Hancock, Britt vs. #5 Grundy Center

    Class 3A

    7:00—#1 Solon vs. #2 Epworth, Western Dubuque

    Friday, November 22

    Class 1A

    10:00—#1 Van Meter vs. #5 West Lyon, Inwood

    Class 2A

    1:00—#1 Waukon vs. #4 OABCIG

    Class 4A

    7:00—#1 Valley, W.D.M. vs. #3 Dowling Catholic, W.D.M.

    Local Thursday sports around the area includes Austin girls basketball at Rochester Century, NRHEG girls basketball at home vs Kenyon Wanamingo and Lake Mills girls basketball at St Ansgar.

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    Sports Sports Sports

    11/19/2019

    The 2-2 Albert Lea Tiger girls hockey team is in action at home tonight vs Northfield. It might be a tough assignment as Northfield went 13-0 in the conference last year.

    The high school football season is all done except for the championships. But we have to wait 10 more days for this games. The first championship to be decided this year is the class A tilt between the top two ranked teams as #1 BOLD takes on #2 Blooming Prairie at 10 AM on black Friday the 29th on Power 96 sports and streaming on our website kqprfm.com Then the rest of the games are played one at time over two days at US Bank stadium. At one o"clock on black Friday is the 2A title game between Minneapolis North and Caledonia. The 4A tilt between SMB Wolfpack and Riccori is at 4 and at 7 is the 6A championship between Champlain Park and Wayzata. The Saturday the 30th the 9 man title will be decided between Mountain Lake Area and Hancock at 10 AM, in 3A Pierz vs Dassel Colato at 1 and it wraps up with St Thomas Academy and Chaska at 4 in the 5 A championship.

    I mentioned this during the weekend sports and I think it bears repeating, no matter how you feel about Kirk Cousins job as Vikings quarterback the numbers don"t lie. Brett Favre had a pretty good two year run with the Vikes. He played 29 games in purple and had 44 touchdown passes and 26 interceptions. Through 27 games as a Viking, Kirk Cousins has 51 touchdown passes and only 13 interceptions.   In 2 less games than Favre, Cousins has 7 more td passes and 13 less picks than the great Brett Favre did in purple.

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    Sunday Sports

    11/16/2019

    Albert Lea's Jaeda Koziolek competed in her two events at the Minnesota state swimming and diving tournament Friday. Her season ended as she was unable to finish fast enough to advance in either the 200IM or 100 Fly. But what great experience for this junior as she will return for another run at state next year.

    The Albert Lea Tiger girls hockey team won at Minnehaha Academy 3-2 Saturday to even their record at 2-2 on the young season under new head coach Mark Goskeson. Goals were scored by Josie Venum who got two and one by Katelyn Steven

    Blooming Prairie is ranked as the 2nd best football team in class A in the state of Minnesota. The Awesome Blossoms are now one win away from immortality after completely dominating Ada-Borup 41-0 at US Bank stadium Saturday in a class A semifinal. BOLD won the other semifinal 56-7 over Browerville-Eagle Valley. So #1 BOLD takes on #2 Blooming Prairie for the class A championship at 10 AM on black Friday the 29th on Power 96 sports and streaming on our website kqprfm.com BOLD eliminated Blooming Prairie in the state semifinal last year 37-7 and then lost the championship to Manohmen Waubun.

    The Austin Bruins scored the first two goals of the game Saturday but the Aberdeen Wings scored three unanswered to knock off the Bruins 3-2 at Riverside arena. Late in the third period, despite being a perfect 7-for-7 on the penalty kill, the Bruins cracked with Aberdeen tallying their game tying goal on a shot that bounced off goaltender Tyler Shea, hopped in the air and over the goal-line. Neither team could break the scoreless tie in regulation, so overtime was necessary. With only one second remaining on the clock, the Wings scored the game winner, oddly enough, exactly what happened when Austin win in Aberdeen earlier in the season. Austin is back in action at Riverside Arena on Friday against the Minnesota Wilderness, the first of a home-and-home series.

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    State Tournaments and More

    11/16/2019

    Albert Lea's Jaeda Koziolek competed in her two events at the Minnesota state swimming and diving tournament Friday. Her season ended as she was unable to finish fast enough to advance in either the 200IM or 100 Fly. But what great experience for this junior as she will return for another run at state next year.

    The 1-2 Albert Lea Tiger girls hockey team is at Minnehaha Academy Saturday at 2. The Albert Lea boys have a hockey scrimmage Saturday vs Faribault but there"s no word where or when. Guess it"s a secret.

    The tiger girls basketball team is hosting a multiteam scrimmage Saturday with Lyle Pacelli, Tri City United and United South Central.

    Blooming Prairie is ranked as the 2nd best football team in class A in the state of Minnesota. The Awesome Blossoms are two wins away from immortality. Their state semifinal is Saturday vs the 11-1 and 4th ranked Ada-Borup Cougars. I will be there and bring you every snap on Power 96 sports and streaming on our website kqprfm.com

    The Iowa state class A football semifinals were Friday and St. Ansgar lost a very close battle with Grundy Center 23-21 to end their season 11-1. West Hancock won their class A semifinal 49-20 over Woodbury Central. So West Hancock takes on Grundy Center in the state class A championship Thursday at 1 in Cedar Falls.

    The Austin Bruins win streak over the Aberdeen Wings came to an end at three on Friday night when Aberdeen took down the Bruins, 4-1 at Riverside Arena on military appreciation night. The visiting Wings only needed a minute and 28 seconds to score the games first goal on a play that injured Bruins starting goalie Brett Miller. After an examination by the medical staff, Miller skated off to the locker room with Tyler Shea coming on in relief. Dante Sheriff was called for a tripping penalty midway through the third period, which erupted the Bruins bench. The usually calm Jed Pietila was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct as was head coach Steve Howard who"s anger directed toward the officials earned him an early end to his night. With the loss, Austin drops to 9-7-1-2. The teams will be back in action on Saturday night at Riverside Arena for Scout Night.

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    Weekend Sports

    11/14/2019

    The Albert Lea Tiger girls hockey team lost 7-2 at home vs Mankato West Thursday night to drop to 1-2 on the season. The girls are at Minnehaha Academy Saturday at 2.

    The boys have a hockey scrimmage Saturday vs Faribault but there"s no word where or when. Guess it"s a secret.

    The Tiger girls basketball team is hosting a multi-team scrimmage Saturday morning at 10 with Lyle Pacelli, Tri City United and United South Central.

    Blooming Prairie is the 2nd ranked football team in class A in the state of Minnesota.   The Awesome Blossoms are in the Minnesota state class A football semifinals this Saturday morning at 11:30 vs the 11-1 and 4th ranked Ada-Borup Cougars. I will be there and bring you every snap on Power 96 sports and streaming on our website kqprfm.

    11-0 St Ansgar and 11-0 West Hancock are each in an Iowa class A semifinal game Saturday. No time or place had been given but St Ansgar is playing Grundy Center while West Hancock takes on Woodbury Central. The winners meet in the state class A championship next Thursday.

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    Hockey and Football and Basketball Oh My

    11/13/2019

    The 1-1 Albert Lea Tiger girls hockey team is on home ice Thursday night vs 1-0 Mankato West and I"ll bring you every faceoff here on Power 96 sports at 7:15 and streaming on our website kqprfm.com

    Blooming Prairie football is on the minds of a lot of people as the 11-0 and 2nd ranked Awesome Blossoms are in the Minnesota state class A football semifinals this Saturday morning at 11:30 vs the 11-1 and 4th ranked Ada-Borup Cougars. I will be there and bring you every snap on Power 96 sports and streaming on our website kqprfm.com

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    Tiger Girls Hockey

    11/12/2019

    The Albert Lea girls hockey team is 1-1 after they took it to Fairmont Tuesday 8-1 in the Tigers home opener. Two players had two goals each, Mia Fjelsta and Esther Yoon with one each for Alli Dulitz, Lucy Stay, Katelyn Steven and Ally Rasmussen. Katelyn Steven and Laynee Behrends had 2 assists each with one each for Alli Dulitz and Josie Venem. I"ll be calling the girls next game Thursday night at 7:15 at home vs Mankato West on Power 96 sports.

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    11/12/2019

    The Albert Lea girls hockey team is 1-1 after they took it to Fairmont Tuesday 8-1 in the Tigers home opener. Two players had two goals each, Mia Fjelsta and Esther Yoon with one each for Alli Dulitz, Lucy Stay, Katelyn Steven and Ally Rasmussen. Katelyn Steven and Laynee Behrends had 2 assists each with one each for Alli Dulitz and Josie Venem. I"ll be calling the girls next game Thursday night at 7:15 at home vs Mankato West on Power 96 sports.

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    Happy Veterans Day

    11/11/2019

    The Minnesota state class A football semifinals are Saturday with the the 2nd ranked and 11-0 Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms taking on 4th ranked and 10-1 Ada-Borup at U.S. Bank stadium in Minneapolis at 11:30 AM. The other semifinal is at 9 AM featuring #1 ranked and 11-0 BOLD against unranked and 10-1 Browerville-Eagle Valley.

    Iowa State high school football playoffs had their quarterfinals Friday night. In class A St. Ansgar shutout Earlham 36-0 and will play Grundy Center in the semifinals Saturday and West Hancock shutout South O"Brien 43-0 and they"ll play Woodbury Central Saturday in the semifinals.

    Congratulations to Tiger swimmer Jaeda Koziolek on earning a trip to state in two different events, she finished in third place in the 200 IM and 3rd in the 100 fly at the Section 1A tournament.

    Monday night the 2-0 Riverland men"s basketball team returns to Power 96 sports with a home game vs St. Marys at 7:30.

    At the Minnesota state volleyball tournament Waterville Elysian Morristown lost to Minneota 3-0 in the championship of class A. Stewartville won the AA championship 3-2 over North Branch. And in 3A Wazayta best Eagan 3-2.

    Ben Almquist scored a pair of goals while Peter Jacobs netted his first career NAHL goal and the Austin Bruins skated by the Minnesota Wilderness 4-3 Saturday. What looked like it was going to be another overtime game for Austin, was quickly turned around when Jacobs scored to give Austin the lead for good at 3-2. The Bruins improved to 9-6-1-2 on the season. Austin is back on Riverside ice this coming weekend with a pair of games against the Aberdeen Wings. On Friday, it's Military Appreciation Night where the Bruins will be wearing special military-inspired jerseys that will be available for purchase via a post-game auction. On Saturday, it's Scout Night and the second post-game skate of the month.

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    11/11/2019

    The Minnesota state class A football semifinals are Saturday with the the 2nd ranked and 11-0 Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms taking on 4th ranked and 10-1 Ada-Borup at U.S. Bank stadium in Minneapolis at 11:30 AM. The other semifinal is at 9 AM featuring #1 ranked and 11-0 BOLD against unranked and 10-1 Browerville-Eagle Valley.

    Iowa State high school football playoffs had their quarterfinals Friday night. In class A St. Ansgar shutout Earlham 36-0 and will play Grundy Center in the semifinals Saturday and West Hancock shutout South O"Brien 43-0 and they"ll play Woodbury Central Saturday in the semifinals.

    Congratulations to Tiger swimmer Jaeda Koziolek on earning a trip to state in two different events, she finished in third place in the 200 IM and 3rd in the 100 fly at the Section 1A tournament.

    Monday night the 2-0 Riverland men"s basketball team returns to Power 96 sports with a home game vs St. Marys at 7:30.

    At the Minnesota state volleyball tournament Waterville Elysian Morristown lost to Minneota 3-0 in the championship of class A. Stewartville won the AA championship 3-2 over North Branch. And in 3A Wazayta best Eagan 3-2.

    Ben Almquist scored a pair of goals while Peter Jacobs netted his first career NAHL goal and the Austin Bruins skated by the Minnesota Wilderness 4-3 Saturday. What looked like it was going to be another overtime game for Austin, was quickly turned around when Jacobs scored to give Austin the lead for good at 3-2. The Bruins improved to 9-6-1-2 on the season. Austin is back on Riverside ice this coming weekend with a pair of games against the Aberdeen Wings. On Friday, it's Military Appreciation Night where the Bruins will be wearing special military-inspired jerseys that will be available for purchase via a post-game auction. On Saturday, it's Scout Night and the second post-game skate of the month.

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    Weekend Sports

    11/09/2019

    The Minnesota state class A football quarterfinals are Saturday as the 10-0 Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms take on the 10-0 Springfield Tigers at noon Saturday in Janesville. The winner moves on to the semifinals next Saturday at 11 at US Bank stadium. The championship is two weeks later at 10 AM on black Friday November 29 again at US Bank Stadium. We"ll follow the Blossoms all the way to the title here on Power 96 Sports.

    Iowa State high school football playoffs had their quarterfinals Friday night. In class A St. Ansgar shutout Earlham 36-0 and will play Grundy Center in the semifinals next week and West Hancock shutout South O"Brien 43-0 and they"ll play Woodbury Central next week in the semifinals. In 2A Clear Lake lost 35-21 to Williamsburg.

    Congratulations to the Albert Lea girls swim team as Jaeda Koziolek earned a trip to state in the 200IM with a third place Section 1A finish in a time of 2:13.08. Jaeda also punched her ticket to state a second time Friday with a 3rd place finish in the 100 Fly. Her time was 1:00.03.

    The Tiger 400 Free Relay comprised of Brooke Hanson, Emery Brouwers, Taya Jeffrey, and Jaeda Koziolek. They finished 4th with a time of 3:52.82.

    The Tiger 200 Free Relay team of Hanson, Brouwer, Jeffrey and Koziolek swam a time of 1:45.12, good enough for a 9th place finish.

    In the Albert Lea girls hockey season opener Thursday they fell short to the Faribault Falcons 4-2 under new head coach Mark Goskeson. Tiger goals were scored by Katelyn Steven and Lucy Stay. The play Dodge County in Kasson Saturday.

    Jay Paul

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    Tiger girl swimmers

    11/06/2019

    Albert Lea girls swimming and diving section events Wednesday that are going to Friday"s championship finals:

    Albert Lea 200-yard individual medley: Jaeda Koziolek finished 4th at 2:19.32

    Albert Lea 100-yard butterfly: Jaeda Koziolek finished 5th in a time of 1:02.05

    Albert Lea came in fourth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay. They will race in the championship final Friday.

    Albert Lea took ninth place in 200-yard freestyle relay. They will race in the consolation final Friday.

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    Riverland buckets and more

    11/05/2019

    Riverland community college men's basketball team is ranked second in the Southern Division of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference right behind Rochester Community & Technical College. The Dakota State Trojans believe it after the Blue Devil"s of Riverland ran them out of the gym 93-59 in the non conference opener as heard on Power 96 sports. The high flying Blue Devil"s were left by Eddie Oyet off the bench with 21 points and 17 from Terrell Smith as 15 of the 19 players on the roster scored for Riverland. They will be at home this Friday night at 7:30 vs the Luther College Norse. I"ll have more Riverland men"s basketball Monday night against the St Mary"s University Cardinals at 7:30 on Power 96 sports. Riverland is also mentioned in the NJCAA Division III Men's Basketball Pre-Season Poll where they are "Receiving votes".

    I"ll also be covering the Blooming Prairie state class A quarterfinal football game this Saturday at noon from Janesville on Power 96 sports. Blooming is 10-0 and Springfield is 11-0. Something's gotta give. And it will, because the loser is eliminated and the winner plays in the semifinals the following Saturday at US Bank Stadium, also on Power 96.

    Jay Paul

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