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Archive - Feb 2016


February 17th

Wrestlers close out team season

In its tightest match of the season on Thursday, Feb. 11, the Glencoe-Silver Lake/ Lester Prairie wrestling team, seeded ninth in the Section 2AA meet, went the distance to defeat No. 8 seed Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (WEM/JWP) in one of the most alphabetical opening round matches in memory.

The Panthers went back and forth with the Grizzlies until both teams emerged tied at 31 points. GSL emerged with the win on criteria, earning the extra tiebreaking point on account of winning eight individual matchups to six for WEM/JWP.

Gymnasts close season with optimistic flourish

With a seventh-place finish at the Section 2A Championship Meet on Friday, Feb. 12, the season officially came to a close for the Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnastics team.

While the Panthers’ sectional team score of 121.200 was down slightly from last year’s tally of 123.975, it was this squad’s season high and optimism was abundant as the squad’s competitive campaign came to a close.

Girls' basketball swept last week

Going up against the top two teams in the Wright County Conference West last week, the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team certainly had their hands full.

The Panthers held true to their 2016 form of alternating two wins with a pair of losses by falling to both the Royals and Cardinals on Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Friday, Feb. 12, respectively.

A 69-45 loss to Watertown-Mayer is GSL’s second-largest setback of the season, with the 24-point differential trailing only that of a 74-46 setback against St. Peter on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Massive week for boys' basketball

What a difference a week makes – yet again.

The Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team – riding high after a home win over Rockford on Monday, Feb. 1, only to be cut down in a 63-49 home loss to Litchfield four nights later – is riding high once more.

Faced with a grueling three-game week against a trio of teams with a combined 53-14 record, the Panthers pulled off two wins and nearly earned a clean sweep to improve their own record to what could be called a “red hot” 8-17.

Silver Lake hires new police chief

Full-time police officer and acting police chief Robert James "RJ" Cripps was offered and accepted the Silver Lake police chief position at the City Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Klover graduates from SDSU

Fancy Jo Klover of Stewart was among the fall 2015 graduates at South Dakota State University in Brookings. South Dakota. Klover earned a bachelor of science degree from the college of arts and sciences.

Ahlbrecht is graduate of UW

Nicole Ahlbrecht of Glencoe graduate from University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in December. Ahlbrecht earned a bachelor of science in accounting. 

Schweiss on Oshkosh list

Rachel Schweiss of Brownton was named to the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh dean’s list for the fall semester. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. 

Locals on Mankato lists

Minnesota State University - Mankato has announced the students on its honor and high honor lists. On the honor list are Chloe Christy and Emily Schmidt of Norwood Young America. On the high honor list are Jayme Ulrich and Joshua VonBerge, also of Norwood Young America. 

Brownton seeks sources of water losses in system

The city of Brownton will hire a consultant to find out why it’s losing water.
At its Feb. 8 meeting, engineer John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) said city officials had met with representatives of Rural Development regarding the city’s proposed street and utility project.