Preps of the Week

Noah Jiskra and Braden Kocer

(ABC 6 News) – It’s almost tournament time for boys basketball, and for the Lyle/Pacelli Athletics (11-10 overall), they’ll lean on theirs seniors.

  • Isaac Arnold

    (ABC 6 News) – Early on in the boys hockey season, the Austin Packers lost a lot of close games—five of their first six games of the season were within two goals. When the month of January arrived, the Packers exploded, and it was their junior captain who paved the way.

  • Michael Coble

    (ABC 6 News) – The Byron Bears boys basketball team is on the rise, but it’s not a senior, but a sophomore, guard Michael Coble, who will determine how far the Bears can go this season.

  • Brady Berge

    This past weekend, Brady Berge of Kasson-Mantorville wrestling earned his second consecutive title at the Cheesehead Invitational in Wisconsin. It’s the Junior’s confidence and work ethic that has earned him the number one ranking in the state, and number four in the entire country.

  • Sarah Hart

    (ABC 6 News) – An amazing teammate and a great leader—that’s how Plainview-Elgin-Millville head girls basketball coach Jason Melbostad describes one of the great unknowns in Southeast Minnesota.

  • Katie Robinson and Bella Wagner

    The Dodge County Wildcats are ranked 13th in the state of hockey. And now, on top of their already talented team, they’ve uncovered a new weapon on offense. That lethal weapon is the duo of your ABC 6 Female Prep Athletes of the Week.

  • St. Charles Boys Basketball

    (ABC 6 News) – In St. Charles, at 12-0, the boys basketball team may be one of the best kept secrets in Southeast Minnesota—and even the state has taken notice, as they sit no.10 in the most recent Class AA state basketball rankings.

  • Joey Thompson

    (ABC 6 News) – The Stewartville Tigers wrestling program is about as blue-collar as it gets—and their star senior wrestler, Joey Thompson, defines that logic.

  • Rio Landers

    (ABC 6 News) - After a slow start to the 2015-2016 season, the Grand Meadow Superlarks girls basketball team has found their identity—and they’re leaning on their star senior, Rio Landers.

  • Kenyon-Wanamingo Cheer Team

    For the Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights cheer team, reaching the national level of competition has been a process—but they’re finally there.

  • Michael Hurt

    The John Marshall Rockets are ranked sixth this year and are one of the most buzzed about boys basketball teams in the state. In part- due to their loaded roster this year. Which includes, our ABC 6 Male Prep Athlete of the Week.

  • Kristi Fett

    (ABC 6 News) - The Lyle-Pacelli Athletics girls’ basketball team clinched a berth in the state tournament last season, their first berth since Austin Pacelli reached the tournament in 1981. The A’s finished 4th, but what’s scary is that they’re likely an even better team this season, because of their “x-factor” in the middle.

  • Rochester Century Boys Swimming Team

    (ABC 6 News) - The Rochester Century boys swim team is 111-0. They haven’t lost a dual meet since 2003. But regardless of eight perfect seasons, they set the reset button at the start of each year.

  • Frankie Mickelson

    Frankie Mickelson is a star athlete at Rochester Century, she’s heading to South Dakota to play softball next year for the University of Sioux Falls—but she’s a standout on the ice too.

  • The Sloan Brothers

    In southeast Minnesota, many people saw the Grand Meadow Superlarks win their 3rd-straight state championship last Friday—but this championship was a little more special for head coach Gary Sloan.

  • Jenna Willenborg

    The Stewartville Tigers are on their second consequetive trip to the state volleyball tournament. And once again, Senior Jenna Willenborg is one of the girls leading the team.


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