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Cotter High School to present annual fall musical Nov. 9-10  Winona Daily News

Cotter High School will present its annual fall musical this weekend. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.

High school football: No. 6 Goodhue jumps on Cotter right from the start  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School football team made great strides last season finishing 4-5 — its best record since 2007 — thanks to a talented senior class.

Boys basketball: Young Cotter team has a lot of learning to do with new head coach Dan Messmann  Winona Daily News

Odds are if you have played basketball in Winona the past 15 years you are familiar with new Cotter High School boys basketball coach Dan Messmann.

Girls cross country: Cotter tied for first in Minnesota Class A rankings, Grace Ping and Lauren Ping ranked second and third  Winona Daily News

The Cotter girls cross country team which placed second at the MSHSL State Cross Country meet a year ago, is tied with Perham atop the most recent Class A ...

High school soccer: Cotter's Gardner named first-team all-state, Barrientos Class A Coach of the Year  Winona Daily News

Cotter girls soccer forward Olivia Gardner and coach Marie Barrientos were honored at the Minnesota Coaches Association banquet on Sunday.

BUILDING CONFIDENCE: Cotter football team opens practice with winning attitude  Winona Daily News

The Cotter football team is back in action and looking to build on its best season in years.

High school football: Cotter riding momentum of best season in a decade into 2018  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School football team made great strides in year two of the Seth Haun era last season snapping, a 23-game losing streak and finishing with a 4-5 ...

Girls soccer: Cotter scores two in second half to defeat La Crescent in Section 1A tournament  Winona Daily News

Cotter and La Crescent entered halftime tied, but the Ramblers pulled away after the break to defeat the Lancers 3-1 and advance in the Section 1A girls soccer ...

High school football: Ramblers lose heartbreaker to Kingsland after leading 30-6  Winona Daily News

The Cotter football team was unstoppable — until it wasn't.

MSHSL Class A State Cross Country: Cotter's Grace Ping regains state crown, teammates Lauren Ping second and Morgan Arnold fifth  Winona Daily News

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Cotter High School's Grace Ping is back on top — and joined in the top five by teammates Lauren Ping and Morgan Arnold.

High school cross country: Cotter's depth has it primed for a run at a state championship  Winona Daily News

When Grace and Lauren Ping came back to Winona last year, after a year a in Utah, they not only brought back the chance of winning a state championship with.

DISASTER STRIKES | Final-minute mistake costs Cotter in girls soccer section tournament semifinal  Winona Daily News

A record-setting season ended in heartbreak for the Cotter girls soccer team.

Prep track: Cotter's Lauren and Grace Ping take distance section titles  Winona Daily News

ELGIN, Minn. — On Wednesday, Cotter High School seventh-grader Lauren Ping bested her sister, Cotter freshman Grace Ping in the 3200-meter run, but on ...

State Track: Cotter's Grace Ping gets back to the top of the podium with win in 1,600; Lauren Ping second  Winona Daily News

ST. PAUL — Friday was Lauren Ping's day, and Saturday belonged to Grace.

High school volleyball: Cotter sweeps Rochester, will meet St. Charles in Section 1AA East Sub-Section semifinal  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School volleyball team came out a little tight, but eventually found their rhythm against a scrappy Chatfield squad, sweeping the Gophers 25-18, ...

High school volleyball: Lewiston-Altura starts fast in Three Rivers Conference victory over Cotter  Winona Daily News

LEWISTON — The Lewiston-Altura High School volleyball team started fast and withstood a Cotter rally to win their third straight game to open up their 2018 ...

High school volleyball: Brackets released for Section 1A and 1AA tournaments, Cotter earns No. 3 seed  Winona Daily News

Pairings for the Section 1A and Section 1AA volleyball tournaments were released Wednesday, with both tournaments beginning Monday.

Cross country: Grace Ping qualifies for Foot Locker nationals  Winona Daily News

KENOSHA, Wis. — Cotter High School sophomore Grace Ping qualified for the Foot Locker national race on Saturday, as she finished seventh in the Midwest ...

High school roundup: Megan Morgan scores two as Cotter defeats La Crescent  Winona Daily News

Megan Morgan scored two goals as Cotter defeated La Crescent 2-0 in girls soccer on Tuesday.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: The vote that closed the other school in Rollingstone  Winona Daily News

Editor's note: In June 1923, Rollingstone's Holy Trinity High School held its first graduation, sending 16 seniors out into the world — and Catholic schools would ...

High school soccer: MSHSL Section 1A boys and girls tournaments begin Tuesday, Cotter girls No. 2, Winona Boys No. 4  Winona Daily News

The MSHSL Section 1A boys and girls soccer tournaments kick off on Tuesday with three Winona-area teams in each.

‘You get a voice’: At Winona’s Model Legislature, the students make the laws  Winona Daily News

In a corner room of Winona State University's Tau Center on Wednesday morning, the governor and his lieutenant governor sat at a table with a stack of papers ...

'We don't get down': Cotter shakes off early deficit, advances to state softball tournament for first time since 2009  Winona Daily News

AUSTIN, Minn. — Cotter never got down. The Ramblers bounced back from giving up three runs in the top of the first to score four unanswered runs and defeat ...

MSHSL State Track: Cotter seventh-grader Lauren Ping wins 3,200 state title, Grace Ping third  Winona Daily News

ST. PAUL — When Lauren and Grace Ping were kids, Grace thought her younger sister smiled too much when she ran.

Grace and Lauren Ping qualify for Nike Cross Nationals meet  Winona Daily News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Cotter High School's Grace Ping and Lauren Ping will get to run one more cross country race this season.

71st annual Winona Steamboat Days Grande Parade results  Winona Daily News

Fred Benning, the Parade Chair of the Winona Steamboat Days Committee, released the results of the Grande Parade of the 71st annual Winona Steamboat ...

Grace Ping, family coming back to Winona; Cotter cross country gets a big boost  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School girls cross country team will getting a double dose of the Pings next fall.

Cotter girls cross country finishes in second place  Winona Daily News

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — It was a bittersweet finish for the Cotter girls cross country team as it took second place with 87 points — only one point behind ...

‘Do something’: Winona students rally to support votes for gun sense candidates  Winona Daily News

Active shooters are not natural disasters. We can do something about them.”

FINDING THEIR IDENTITY | Cotter Ramblers football team wins with dominant rushing attack  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School football team has found its identity and is proud of where it has taken it.

Sandra 'Sandi' Kay Van Hoof  Winona Daily News

Sandra “Sandi” Kay Van Hoof, passed away peacefully at her beloved cabin in Wabasha, with her husband, Jerry, holding her hand Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.

City council candidates  Winona Daily News

AGE: 60. CITY OF RESIDENCE: Winona. FAMILY: Two sons living in Winona — Nate (wife Shanda), grandsons Ayden and Colin, and Zach (wife Lindsay), ...

Robert 'Bob' Wise  Winona Daily News

Robert “Bob” Wise, 91, of Winona passed away peacefully Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Lake Winona Manor.

Kathryn 'Kathy' Ruth Sagen  Winona Daily News

Kathryn “Kathy” Ruth Sagen, 60, of Winona died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at her home of natural causes.

The good news gallery: Winona's community organizations and schools have much to celebrate  Winona Daily News

Recently, Winona VFW Post 1287 recognized students from the Winona Senior High School who entered the 2018-2019 Voice of Democracy essay contest.

PHOTOS: Cotter Girls Basketball 2017-18 | High School  Winona Daily News

View photos of the Cotter girls basketball 2017-2018 season.

BACK IN THE GAME: Sandcork returns to Cotter football team at quarterback  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School football team will have a new quarterback under center for the season opener on Saturday against Medford.

High school football roundup: St. Charles falls to Triton in shootout  Winona Daily News

ST. CHARLES — After leading at halftime, St. Charles came out on the losing end of a shootout against Triton 56-44 in a Section 1AA football quarterfinal on ...

What defines our city? We take a crack at identifying the icons of Winona  Winona Daily News

What person, place or thing do you value most in the Winona area? What landmark do you show off to visitors? What local food do you brag about far and.

Cindy Li falls to Katie Mulvey, but Cotter girls tennis wins two matches  Winona Daily News

The top-five battle didn't go the way of the Cotter High School girls tennis team, but that didn't stop the Ramblers from picking up a pair of wins in a.

Hurry Back Productions shooting for 'an evening out' feel with Highway 61 Concert Series  Winona Daily News

A new concert series will bring to Winona a nationally touring band, original artists, Christmas shows (later in the year, of course), as well as groups of solo ...

Cotter High School athletic awards presented  Winona Post

Soccer winners are Cade Espy, Parker Nelton, Patrick Michener, Justin Waldera, Waheed Ahmadzai, Bryant Gernes, Daniel Cardenas-Suarez, and Faisal Baz.

Like father, like son: Zukowskis hope to return Cotter boys basketball back to glory  Winona Daily News

Tom Zukowski is a coach and a mentor for the boys on the Cotter High School boys basketball team, but for junior guard Connor Zukowski, he's also a father.

Four Cotter, two Winona High students named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program  Winona Daily News

Six local high school students were named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, Cotter High School and Winona Senior High ...

Albert 'Al' W. Smith  Winona Daily News

Albert “Al” W. Smith, 87, died Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Saint Anne Extended Healthcare.

Thomas Kosidowski  Winona Daily News

MINNESOTA CITY — Thomas “TK” Kosidowski, 80, of Minnesota City passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, peacefully in the comfort of his own home, ...

Beyond her years: Seventh-grade goalie helps Cotter girls win penalty shootout  Winona Daily News

Tess Mullen didn't think she was going to play. Yet there the seventh-grade goalie on the Cotter High School girls soccer team was Tuesday evening, not long ...

Collection: Winona area students of the week and month for Dec. 3  Winona Daily News

Senior Anthony MacLennan is the son of Aaron and LeAnn MacLennan of Winona. Anthony describes himself as factual, helpful, humorous and genuine.

Cross country: Cotter's Grace Ping sets course record, sister Lauren finishes second  Winona Daily News

It might have been postponed back in 2015 due to bad weather conditions, but two years later Grace Ping of Cotter High School got to participate in the 48th ...

Alexander Wicka  Winona Daily News

Alexander Nathan Ross Wicka, 35, of Winona died unexpectedly, from complications of surgery Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at Winona Health.

Thomas Joseph Smokey  Winona Daily News

Thomas Joseph Smokey, 72, of Winona passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Gundersen Health System, due to heart failure and MDS, Myelodysplastic ...

Roger William Schneider  Winona Daily News

Roger “R.W.” William Schneider succumbed to Alzheimer's Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, comforted by the loving staff at St. Anne Extended Healthcare, Winona ...

MSHSL volleyball: Crowley, Cotter knock off Lake City on 'Ride to Rochester'  Winona Daily News

Discipline and execution were the main focus of the Cotter High School volleyball team as it began MSHSL Section 1AA East play with a 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, ...

VIDEO: Watch the 71st annual Winona Steamboat Days Grande Parade  Winona Daily News

Didn't make it to Winona for the 71st annual Steamboat Days Grande Parade? A little too hot our for your liking? Don't worry ... we've got you covered.

Phyllis A. Kukowski  Winona Daily News

Phyllis A. Kukowski, 78, of Winona passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at the Roger Metz Manor.

100 years of Cotter  Winona Daily News

Today was the first day of school at Cotter High School — 100 years ago.

PREP ROUNDUP | Singles players carry Cotter girls tennis to win  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School girls tennis team leaned on its singles players to pick up a rare win over a section rival Thursday.

PREP ROUNDUP | Cotter girls soccer pushes P-E-M to draw  Winona Daily News

PLAINVIEW, Minn. — The Cotter High School girls soccer team didn't let host Plainview-Elgin-Millville push it around Tuesday night in a Three Rivers ...

A party down by the river: Steamboat Days sets course for Levee Park  Winona Daily News

Winona's annual celebration is ready to dock at the levee.

PLAYING WITH PURPOSE: Cotter girls soccer handles St. Charles/Lewiston-Altura to win fourth straight  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School girls soccer team talks about playing with purpose. Coach Marie Barrientos thinks it helps the Ramblers stay focused on the task at hand.

Boys tennis: Cotter's Ryan Ortega works quickly as Ramblers win dual  Winona Daily News

Ryan Ortega doesn't waste any time. If you have trouble finding a parking spot and walk into a Cotter High School tennis match a few minutes late, there's a ...

Winona-Misato sister city relationship continues to flourish  Winona Daily News

We are singing “We Are Family” as one voice. It is the night of Dec. 4, 2016, in the city of Misato, a small city in the Miyagi Prefecture of Japan. I stood linking ...

Sister Margaret Kiefer -- Rochester

Sister Margaret Kiefer (Sister Mark), 94, a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rochester, died at Assisi Heights on Wednesday, Dec.

Photos: Grace and Lauren Ping through the years  Winona Daily News

Cotter's Lauren Ping nears the finish line in the Class A girls cross-country state meet on Saturday afternoon at St. Olaf College in Northfield. Ping took second in ...

MEET THE FRENCHES: Brothers by birth and brothers by baseball  Winona Daily News

There aren't too many people who believe they're brothers. Practically nobody believes they are triplets.

Donald 'Donnie' Kenneth Schultz Jr.  Winona Daily News

Donald “Donnie” Kenneth Schultz Jr., 58, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 10, 2018, at his home, following an 18-month battle with colon cancer.

'Biggest performance of my life': Cotter graduate part of Super Bowl LII halftime show  Winona Daily News

There's already quite a bit that Sam Young can put on a resume.

TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP | Northrop, Cunningham lead Cotter volleyball past Chatfield  Winona Daily News

The first home match of the season for the Cotter High School volleyball team turned out in favor of the Ramblers.

Veteran presence: Growing Cotter girls tennis program to lean on experience  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School girls tennis team hopes to take another step forward this season.

Cotter's Aubrey Williams redeems herself at Three Rivers meet  Winona Daily News

Aubrey Williams was out for a little redemption on Tuesday.

Rev. Father Richard J. Engels -- Wabasha

Father Richard Engels died Sunday evening, Oct. 28, 2018, at St. Elizabeth's Health Care Center in Wabasha. Father Engels was born Dec. 10, 1934, in ...

Here's How Good Lauren Ping Was In 2018  MileSplit

For many students across the United States, entry into the ninth grade means an opportunity to finally be able to participate in high school sports.

What's going on in Winona? Ride the Ridges, open mic comedy night and tons of live music this weekend  Winona Daily News

Ride the Ridges, open mic comedy night and tons of live music are on tap this weekend. Ride the Ridges. If you're itching to jump on your bike and go for a long ...

GROWING PAINS: Cotter boys soccer can't find the offense in loss to Schaeffer Academy  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School boys soccer team was hit hard by graduation after winning the Three Rivers Conference title a year ago.

Answering the call: Haun seizes opportunity to become Cotter's next athletic director  Winona Daily News

Seth Haun didn't set out to become the athletic director at Cotter High School — or any high school, for that matter.

PREP ROUNDUP | Cotter volleyball drops season opener  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School volleyball team started strong but let the first match of the season slip away as it fell 25-23, 25-18, 25-13 to St. Charles in a Three.

A Life Remembered: Father Paul Nelson was former Cotter principal, Cathedral rector  Winona Daily News

For 55 years, Paul Nelson was called Father. He offered Mass in Latin and in English. Prayed for five popes and five bishops. Baptized more than 2,500 babies, ...

What's going on in Winona? Outdoor Holiday Market at Levee Park, Julie Johnston opening reception and more  Winona Daily News

If you've never been to a European holiday market, now's your chance — without having to go Europe. Winona is hosting its very own European-style holiday ...

Friday Q&A: Cotter twins Nathan, Samuel Graff reflect on early high-school successes  Winona Daily News

Cotter High School twins Samuel and Nathan Graff have had a pretty impressive year.

Girls soccer: Cotter fall to Red Wing in playoffs opener  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School girls soccer season came to an end Tuesday night as the Ramblers lost 2-1 to Red Wing in the first round of the section 1A tournament.

Prep notes: Cotter's Jewison to continue coaching basketball  Winona Daily News

David Jewison is not done coaching basketball just yet.

SECTION STUNNER: Josie Huelskamp's big night fuels Cotter's upset of defending state champs  Winona Daily News

ROCHESTER — Before his Cotter High School girls basketball team took the court against defending state champion Plainview-Elgin-Millville at the Mayo Civic ...

Photos: Cotter v. St. Charles girls soccer (9/15/15) | High School  Winona Daily News

Cotter hosted St. Charles Tuesday in a Three Rivers Conference girls soccer match. The game was called due to lighting and ended in a 0-0 tie.

Herbert L. Haack  Winona Daily News

Herbert L. Haack died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. He was born Feb. 16, 1943, to Herbert and Vergilia Haack of Winona. After graduating from Cotter High School, ...

COLLECTION: All of our students of the week from Winona area schools since September  Winona Daily News

Senior Sarah Beguin is the daughter of Catherine and Al Beguin of Winona. Sarah describes herself as determined, compassionate and intelligent, and she lists ...

'I can change myself': Caledonia High School student finds stability thanks to a former teacher  Winona Daily News

CALEDONIA — Roy Kerrigan has lived most of his life not knowing where he'd live next.

WELCOME BACK: Cotter's Grace Ping wins St. Olaf showcase while sister Lauren takes third  Winona Daily News

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Grace Ping picked up right where she left off.

Sue Rodruck (Thurley)  Winona Daily News

Sue Rodruck (Thurley), 72, passed away suddenly Friday, July 6, 2018, in the University of Iowa Hospital, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Cochrane native, Cotter grad Anna Pardun receives law degree from Stetson  Winona Daily News

Cochrane, Wis., native and award-winning student advocate Anna Pardun graduated in May from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla.

A FITTING END: Cotter's Ryan Ortega will end prep career at state tennis tournament  Winona Daily News

There were no guarantees. It didn't matter that Ryan Ortega was the two-time defending section champion. It didn't matter that he had played in the semifinals of ...

Cotter's 1977 championshp basketball team remembers camaraderie, tough road to state  Winona Daily News

I wasn't alive in 1977, but a part of me wishes I would have been.

First annual BK-5K Run for Funds aims to benefit area youth groups  Winona Daily News

Fastenal aims to help more Winona-area youth groups get the funding they need this summer with a new twist to the time-honored BK-5K race.

'Confusion rocks': How Winona students are understanding their emotions in the classroom  Winona Daily News

Every Thursday, Marcia Mihalovic greets a class of third-graders at St. Stanislaus Elementary School with “Four at the Door.” She looks them in the eye.

In the classroom: Cotter's Mike Donlin  Winona Daily News

Cotter High School's Mike Donlin has taught almost every social studies topic there is: government, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology.

2015 Cotter High School Show Choir concert  Winona Post

The Cotter High School Show Choir will present its “End of the Year Concert” on Tuesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Cecilia Theatre on the Cotter Schools ...

PREP ROUNDUP | Zukowski, Nachtigal lead Cotter boys basketball to blowout victory  Winona Daily News

This was the Cotter High School boys basketball team at its finest.

Cotter Ramblers of the Month for October  Winona Daily News

Cotter Junior High School eighth-grade student Tate Gilbertson is a Co- Rambler of the Month, is the son of Tom and Janann Gilbertson and has four siblings: ...

'Hard work and effort paying off': Cotter celebrates high ACT scores  Winona Daily News

Earlier this month, Cotter High School teachers were surprised with a breakfast where Vice Principal Mary Eileen Fitch revealed the school's ACT score ...

GIRLS CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: Nibbelink, Voegeli pushed the Winhawks to new heights  Winona Daily News

Danneka Voegeli loved the note so much she put it on her bedroom door, even if it recalled an embarrassing sleepover in which she drank too much Pepsi and ...

Cotter choir and band students selected for Three Rivers All-Conference Honors Music Ensembles  Winona Post

Pictured from left are (front row) Aaron Kyun, Jessica Kohner, Olivia Flanagan, Ryan Ortega, Ben Matzke, Kevin Tian, (back row) Min Jae Kim, Natalie Smith, ...

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