Minneota may have lost to the No. 1 team in the state and defending champ Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 45-15 on Saturday.
But they got the last laugh when defending state champ T.J. Esping pinned Luke Dahlen in 55 seconds to become the top pinner in Minneota history.
His 91st pin beat the previous record of 90 set by Adam Josephson.
Sometimes coaches have turn themselves from tacticians into confidence builders.
Such is the case of Minneota girls' basketball Coach Chad Johnston.
"This team continues to grow with confidence," he said after Friday's impressive 76-49 win over Dawson-Boyd.
Like a gunfighter at a shootout, the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks fired at a 47 percent clip from the field and hit nine three-pointers to snap an 11-game win streak by the Minneota Vikings, 73-67.
"We let them shove us around, particularly the first half," said Minneota Coach Dave Busselman.
One step at a time. The goal of the Canby-Minneota Sensations dance team is to make it to the “Big Dance” Feb. 16-17 at Target Center in Minneapolis after missing the state tournament by one place in High Kick last season.
Another new business is coming soon to Minneota. Hometown Kitchen and Bath, owned and operated by Nadine Kor, is scheduled to open on Jan. 30 in the former library building on the corner of First and North Jefferson Streets.
One by one, golf courses across America have been forced to close in recent years as memberships continue to decline. Faced with the same dilemma, Countryside Golf Club in Minneota is determined to keep the course running for the community’s sake.