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New season, challenge

The 2018 season was a magical one for the Mt. Lake Area football team. After rolling through the regular season and the Section 3 Nine-Man playoffs, the Wolverines advanced all the way to the Prep Bowl, where it ran into a juggernaut, falling to back-to-back state champs Spring Grove 40-18. The road back to U.S. Bank Stadium is a challenging one for any team, but even more so for a team that will have a target on its back the entire season.

For more on this story, see the August 14, 2019 Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Janssen to coach hockey team

Two years ago, when Jason Espenson was named head coach of the Windom Area boys hockey team, he admitted that his role was a stopgap. Former Eagle player Travis Janssen joined the program as an assistant two years ago when he was student teaching in Comfrey. Last year, he was hired to teach at Winfair Elementary in Windom.

For more on this story, see the August 14, 2019 Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Fall practice gets underway

The start of the fall sports season saw a busy first day of practice Monday. In Mt. Lake, the Wolverine football and cross country teams were at it bright and early, with both teams beginning their fall practices at 8 a.m. Meanwhile, the Wolverine volleyball team got going Monday afternoon, with the squad holding its first practice of the season in Comfrey.

For more on this story, see the August 14, 2019 Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.