Thursday, April 15, 2021

Sports

There were some bittersweet moments for the 2019-20 edition of the Blooming Prairie High School boys basketball team.The Awesome Blos- soms finished 25-3 on the season, the most wins ever totaled by a Blooming Prairie boys basketball team. That’s the sweet. The Blossoms won a trip to the Class...
Fighting for control of the basketball are Kaden Thomas (24) and Parker Vaith (23) of Blooming Prairie and Ethan Slaathaug (34) of Hayfield during the Section 1A championship boys basketball game in Rochester last Thursday. Blossom teammates watch from the bench. The Awesome Blossoms won the sectional title with a 59-51 victory.
It was a trip to the Class 1A State Boys Basketball Tournament that was earned by the Awesome Blossom boys basketball team but it will not be made as the team was knocked out before the tournament even began. The Blossoms were knocked out of the tournament by the coronavirus. On Friday, all boys...
Blooming Prairie High School senior Karson Vigeland went to center court with teammates Gabe Hagen and Kaden Thomas to accept the Section 1A championship trophy after defeating Hayfield.
Senior Karson Vigeland was a starter on the state-bound Awesome Blossom basketball team when his season ended in early February. Vigeland suffered a torn ACL when going up for a rebound against the Hayfield Vikings. Vigeland was ready to face the Vikings again last Thursday, March 12, only this...
“It was a fun ride,” said a proud Blooming Prairie High School girls basketball Coach John Bruns when reflecting on the 2020 season. The Awesome Blossom girls saw their season come to an end last Thursday night at the Mayo Civic Arena in Rochester in the Section 1A championship game against...
The scenario for the Blooming Prairie High School boys basketball team is the same for them as it was for the girls a week ago. That scenario is thatthe Blossoms are one game away from reaching the state tournament for the second time in their history. The Blossom boys made it to the state...
After a slow start in a thrilling game on the Hayfield Viking boys basketball home court Feb. 7, Blooming Prairie's Awesome Blossoms used an aggressive defense to take command. The Blossoms emerged victorious over the Vikings, 59-54. The victory upped the Blossoms' season record to 16-2, Gopher...
The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms girls varsity basketball team sank five three-point shots in the first half to help catapult the Blossoms to a 52-47 victory over Hayfield Feb. 6. The big Gopher Conference win pushed the Blossoms' season mark to 18-3 overall and to 10-2 in the conference....
Trailing by 12 points at halftime, the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (NRHEG) boys’ basketball team got within three points in the second half but couldn’t complete the comeback as they lost 74-79 to United South Central (USC) on Feb. 6.  NRHEG Head Coach Isaiah Lundberg said USC took...
Parents of three Blooming Prairie High School football players watch as their sons sign their letters of intent to play college football. Signing, from left, are: Karson Vigeland, Concordia of St. Paul; Gabe Hagen, Minnesota State at Mankato and Zach Weber, University of Wisconsin at Stout. Behind their sons are, from left, Erik and Michelle Vigeland, Joan and David Hagen and Heather and Ryan Weber.
Lots of proud people gathered in the Blooming Prairie High School Library to witness the signings of letters of intent by three players from the state champion Awesome Blossom football team. Applying ink to letters of intent last Wednesday, Feb. 5 to play college football were Gabe Hagen, Minnesota...
Two big wins highlighted the week for the Blossoms junior varsity girls basketball team. They defeated United South Central and Medford last week. On Thursday, Jan. 16, the Blossoms came out on top of a 35-31 game over Medford. Macy Lembke led the Blossoms with nine points followed by Shawntee...

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