Archive for Happenings

Delano Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday, March 21

DELANO, MN – Delano City Hall, 234 Second St. N., will host the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce regular meeting from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, March 21. This will be a joint meeting with the Wright County Economic Development Partnership and will address workforce needs. RSVP to by Tuesday.

Love INC-Heartland annual celebration Tuesday, March 19

DELANO, MN – Light of Christ Lutheran Church, 3976 County Line Rd. SE, Delano, will host the rescheduled Love INC-Heartland annual meeting celebration at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19.  For more information, contact Lori Bergh at or 763-972-6547 ext. 1 or Julie Maas-Kusske at

The Agate Man at the library Saturday, March 16

DELANO, MN – Lyndon Johnson, a Minnesota rock hound, will share his knowledge of Lake Superior agates and other Minnesota gems and minerals from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. There will be many rocks on display from his collection and you can bring your finds to share. For all ages. This is a Legacy event.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Delano tips off against Big Lake tonight in semifinals

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

ST. MICHAEL — The winter storm that is expected to wreak havoc on the area forced officials to move the Section 5-3A semifinal games up a day, to Friday, and to relocate them from Halenbeck Hall at St. Cloud State to St. Michael-Albertville High School.

Sophomore Trey Longstreet lays in two points Tuesday in Delano's 73-26 win over Dassel-Cokato in the Section 5-3A quarterfinals. Photo by Matt Kane

Sophomore Trey Longstreet lays in two points Tuesday in Delano’s 73-26 win over Dassel-Cokato in the Section 5-3A quarterfinals.
Photo by Matt Kane

After a 73-26 win over Dassel-Cokato in the quarterfinals, No. 1 seed Delano will play No. 4 Big Lake in the second semifinal game. The opening tap is schedule for 7:45 p.m.

The early game has No. 2 Willmar against No. 3 Monticello at 6 p.m.

Including the playoff win over Dassel-Cokato, Delano is 6-0 against section opponents this season.

The game for Delano and Big Lake is a rematch from Dec. 20 in Delano. The host Tigers won the early-season affair 57-44 behind 21 points from senior point guard Derek Techam.

Logan Nagorski scored 20 points for the Hornets in the loss.

Techam averages 24.5 points per game this season.

As for the other teams still alive in the playoffs, Delano defeated Willmar 62-58 Feb. 9.

The Tigers did not play Monticello during the regular season.

Delano and Willmar met in the section title game a season ago. The Tigers topped the Cardinals 75-54, and, of course, went on to win the Class 3A state title.


STATE HOCKEY: Delano tops New Ulm in consolation semifinals

Matt Kane
Sports Editor
Goals from Adam Brown and Hogan Williams were enough for Delano in a 2-1 win over New Ulm in the state consolation semifinal round Thursday at 3M Arena at Mariucci.
In goal, Aaron Kruse made 22 saves for the Tigers.
Delano will play North Branch for the consolation championship Saturday at 9 a.m.
North Branch defeated Minnesota River 5-2 Thursday morning in the consolation semifinals.

STATE HOCKEY: Delano and Greenway tonight

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

ST. PAUL — The puck will drop for Delano’s Class A state quarterfinal game against Greenway in just a few minutes (8:30 p.m.). The game can be seen on Channel 45.

Delano is 17-9-2 and is coming off a 2-0 win over rival Orono in the Section 2A championship game.

The Tigers have not been beaten in 10 games (9-0-1) since a 7-3 regular season loss to Orono Jan. 22.

Greenway entered the state tournament off a mountainous high gained from a 3-2 double-overtime win over state-power Hermantown in the Section 7A championship game. Top-ranked Hermantown had won the section title the previous nine seasons.

The meeting at the state tournament was the second encounter between the Tigers and Raiders this season and the third in the past two seasons. During a holiday trip north to the Iron Range, Delano edged Greenway 4-3 Dec. 28. A season ago on that trip north, the Tigers were defeated handily 5-1 by the Raiders.

Wednesday night’s meeting between Delano and Greenway was the final game of the first day of the state tournament. In the first three games, No. 2 St. Cloud Cathedral blanked North Branch 7-0; No. 3 East Grand Forks defeated Minnesota River 5-2; and No. 1 Mahtomedi defeated New Ulm 6-0.