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Archive - Dec 19, 2017


Boys’ basketball suffers first defeat of season

A three-game winning streak to begin the season came to an end over the weekend for the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team.
The Panthers allowed the most points this season and scored their fewest in a 54-45 loss to visiting Sibley East on Saturday, Dec. 16, to fall to 3-1 on the season.
As has been its ritual so far this season, GSL was involved in a close game at halftime, trailing the Wolverines 22-19 at the break.
However, unlike in their first three matchups, the Panthers never found that extra gear in the second half and instead suffered a nine-point defeat.

Girls’ hoop bounces back from first loss

The high from toppling Hutchinson did not last long for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team.
Just four days after knocking off the No. 1-ranked team in Class AAA, the Panthers suffered their first defeat of the season in a 69-54 thumping at the hands of visiting Mayer Lutheran on Tuesday, Dec. 12.
GSL trailed the visiting Crusaders 34-27 at halftime and was outscored 35-27 over the final 18 minutes en route to defeat No. 1 of the young campaign.

Matmen place fifth at Richfield tournament

The Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team improved to 3-4 in dual meets this season by means of a fifth-place finish at the Richfield Duals on Saturday, Dec. 16.
After falling 43-33 to Bloomington Kennedy in the opening round, the Panthers took down the tournament host Spartans 60-24 and the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Lumberjacks 46-34 to secure the fifth-place standing.
Against Kennedy, GSL/LP took a 27-0 lead before succumbing in the higher weight classes.
After Caleb Besmehn won by forfeit at 106 pounds, Carter Ruschmeier needed just 42 seconds to win by fall at 113.

Dewayne ‘Duke’ Hanson, 72, of Glencoe

Dewayne “Duke” Hanson, 72, of Glencoe, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services and visitation are pending.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.