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Wolverines come up just short Saturday

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey put up a fight Saturday, but ended up with two splits and a loss at the Sleepy Eye Tournament. The Wolverines opened the day by splitting with Fairmont. MLAC lost the opening set 27-26, as each set had a 27-point cap. The Wolverines won set two 27-25. But the Wolverines couldn’t get going in its second match, falling to Madelia 25-18, 25-19. The Wolverines closed the day by splitting with Sleepy Eye, winning 25-19 before dropping set two 25-22. “We had a pretty good start to the tournament against Fairmont and played a really good first set against Sleepy Eye,” MLAC Coach Dan Hup said. “We couldn’t shake off some errors against Sleepy Eye in the second set.

For more on this story, see the September 15, 2021 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Wolverines pull away from Jaguars Friday

When push came to shove Friday night in Danube, it was a well-conditioned Mt. Lake Area front line that did the most shoving. As the state’s top-ranked nine-man team in the opening poll, Mt. Lake Area wore down Renville County West in the second half Friday night, pulling away for a 26-12 victory at Danube. After a tight first half, the Wolverines eventually imposed their will against the Jaguars.

For more on this story, see the September 15, 2021 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Wolverines run well at Luverne

In a field that included several top Section 3A contenders, the Mt. Lake Area cross country team more than held its own Saturday morning in Luverne. The Wolverine boys came home with runner-up honors from the Bruce Gluf Invite, while the Wolverines girls finished third in the standings. MLA’s boys finished with 54 team points. Luverne won the meet with 38 points. The Wolverine girls finished with 62 points. Luverne won the team title with 15 points.

For more on this story, see the September 15, 2021 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.