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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.

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 ...

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.

Cotter Schools Ramblers of the Month  Winona Daily News

Cotter Junior High School seventh-grade student Colleen “Coco” Costello is the daughter of Michael and Stacy Costello and has two older siblings, Joseph and ...

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.

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.

High school football roundup: Rushford-Peterson rushes for 400 yards in win over Cotter  Winona Daily News

Rushford-Peterson's offense dominated on the ground as it defeated Cotter 56-12 in Mid Southeast-East football action on Friday at the Ben Niggle Sports ...

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 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.

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, ...

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 ...

Nordic Skiing: Grace Ping trades in shoes for skis, competes with state-bound Winona co-op Nordic skiing team  Winona Daily News

Grace Ping wanted to be part of a team during the winter sports season while keeping her focus on the spring track and field season.

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 ...

Cotter asks WAPS to ease sports fees  Winona Post

by NATHANIEL NELSON For the past seven years, Cotter High School (CHS) has been paying almost $20,000 in fees to Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) ...

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.

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 ...

Cross country: Grace Ping finishes 10th at NACAC  Winona Daily News

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO — Cotter High School sophomore Grace Ping finished 10th Saturday in the NACAC Cross Country Championships.

Cotter speech team wins Rochester meet  Winona Post

The Cotter High School speech team competed at Rochester John Marshall on February 9. Over 400 students from 22 schools were there, including three-time ...

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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.

A MILESTONE OPENER | Cotter softball coach Pat Bowlin reaches career win 700 in 9-0 season-opening victory  Winona Daily News

Every team in Minnesota had a long wait for spring with record snowfalls wiping out the first month of the season. But perhaps nobody had a longer wait than ...

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.

Robert 'Bob' Wise  Winona Daily News

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

Districts use e-learning days to soften snow blow  Winona Post

by NATHANIEL NELSON Last weekend, Winona and the rest of Southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin was hit by yet another blizzard, this time dumping ...

Cotter optimistic, excited to begin football practice  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School football team took to the practice field early Monday morning, and everyone from the head coach on down through the youngest ...

WAPS Ríos Spanish Immersion program receives record number of applicants  Winona Daily News

The Ríos Spanish Immersion program at Winona Area Public Schools received a record 30 applications for 2019-20 kindergarten students.

Abbey Allen, Kirsten Cranor win Joe Vogel 'Pay it Forward' scholarship  Winona Daily News

Kristin (Brang) Biesanz, along with Tom and Mary Vogel, presented the eighth annual Joe Vogel “Pay It Forward” Memorial Scholarship to Abbey Allen and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'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 ...

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

The AVID Scholar of the Quarter Class of 2021 is Mac Eaton. Mac is in his second year of AVID, and has grown as a student and a natural classroom leader.

Gerald W. Conway -- Scottsdale, Ariz.

Rev. Gerald W. Conway passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2019, after a brief illness. Fr. Jerry was born on Sept. 26, 1931, the third of nine children of Amelia.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A GOODBYE GIFT: Daniel Wuxihong leads Winona Cotter baseball past Lake City  Winona Daily News

Before heading back to China, Daniel Wuxihong wanted to give his Cotter High School baseball teammates a parting gift.

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 ...

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.

Saint Mary’s raises nearly $20,000 for Winona boy battling leukemia  Winona Daily News

Saint Mary's University has nearly reached its goal of raising $20000 for this year's Taylor Richmond Benefit recipient Joseph Row of Winona.

In race for Winona's 2nd Ward, Krage leans on experience, Moeller sells a fresh perspective  Winona Daily News

Gerry Krage, a stalwart on the Winona City Council, will face political newcomer Eileen Moeller in the city's sole contested race next week.

Former Winona priest at the heart of Catholic Church sex scandal in Minnesota dies  Winona Daily News

As a Catholic priest, Thomas Adamson won the trust of the boys he coached and others he came to know in the parishes he served from southern Minnesota ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Lynn R. Iverson  Winona Daily News

NELSON, Wis. — Lynn R. Iverson, 82, of Nelson, a longtime teacher at Alma, Wis., schools, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Marys ...

High school softball: Cotter hopes for health after pair of injury-plagued seasons  Winona Daily News

Cotter High School softball coach Pat Bowlin has been doing this for a long time. Since 1991, Bowlin has manned the Cotter dugout loving it every step of the ...

Albert 'Al' W. Smith  Winona Daily News

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

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 ...

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.

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.

Lynn R. Iverson -- Nelson, Wis.

Lynn R. Iverson, age 82, of Nelson, Wis., a longtime teacher at Alma, Wis., schools, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Saint Marys ...

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, ...

'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.

Thomas "Tom" Michael Kulas | Obituaries |  Winona Daily News

Thomas “Tom” Michael Kulas. Thomas “Tom” Michael Kulas, 73, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at New Brighton Care Center in New Brighton, Minn. He was born ...

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.

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.

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.

'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 ...

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 ...

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.

Winona Cotter softball: Ramblers get by Lake City in first round  Winona Daily News

With the playoffs officially under way, the Cotter High School softball team can't afford any big errors or its season will be cut dramatically short of what it ...

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.

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 ...

'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.

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

Aubrey Williams was out for a little redemption on Tuesday.

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.

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.

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 ...

A PERFECT TRIBUTE: Cotter softball honors former player, coach with big victory over Rushford-Peterson  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School softball team honored Bridget Hale the way she would have wanted — with a dominating 15-0 victory over Rushford-Peterson.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Accountability, energy key as Winona Cotter Ramblers start practice  Winona Daily News

Even though it was the first day of practice, Cotter High School football coach Seth Haun thought the energy was a little flat Tuesday morning.

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, ...

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

David Jewison is not done coaching basketball just yet.

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.

USATF Officially Announces U20 XC Championship Roster  MileSplit

The USATF officially announced its senior and junior rosters for the U20 XC Championships on March 30 in Denmark.

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, ...

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.

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.

RP Schools welcomes nine new staff members  Bluff Country Newspaper Group

The Rushford-Peterson School District welcomed nine new teachers for the 2018-19 school year, one of the largest “freshman classes” in recent memory.

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