Post Bulletin Reporter Alex VandenHouten

Alex VandenHouten

Sports Reporter

Alex VandenHouten is a sports reporter at the Post Bulletin. Alex is a 2018 graduate of UW-La Crosse and previously worked at the La Crosse Tribune, Winona Daily News and La Crosse ESPN Radio 105.5 FM before arriving at the Post Bulletin in Sept. 2021. Alex loves to go hiking, biking, snowshoeing and just simply being outdoors with his wife Olivia.

Readers can reach Alex at avandenhouten@postbulletin.com.

Cole Glazier, a standout Kasson-Mantorville senior, came so close a year ago, falling 4-2 by sudden victory in overtime in a state championship match. He thinks about that match every day.
With a new addition, Rush World recently doubled in size, offering now two turf fields to help keep up with the demand of providing safe soccer space for all ages and backgrounds.
The Spartans return four state qualifiers and will be competing with Northfield and Faribault for a Section 1AAA championship this season. Panthers coach Joel Messick and JM coach Frank Galvan are also eager to see what the season brings for their improving programs.
Dover-Eyota's Gavin Gust, who won a state title last season, and Kasson-Mantorville's Cole Glazier, a St. Cloud State University commit and two-time top three state finisher, are among the top wrestlers in southeastern Minnesota this winter.
In reaching the Class A state semifinals at U.S. Bank Stadium, this year's Fillmore Central football team reached heights no previous Falcons squad had. It ended with heartbreak as a miraculous comeback came up one point short, but it doesn't take away from what this group accomplished.
Amber Roble had a hard time with how she performed at last year's Class A gymnastics state meet, but she channeled that energy into a positive for a young Byron squad.
Once again, there are plenty of talented gymnasts in the area. But this year the pool of talent seems deeper than in year's past.
The Spartans, Panthers and Rockets are all enjoying the new gymnastics space at Friedell Middle School and are ready for another season of improvement.
The standout senior didn't get the chance to play in last year's Class AA state championship after being disqualified in a semifinal against Barnesville. Now he gets to be back on the field with his Gophers team.
Legendary Kasson-Mantorville High School wrestling coach Jamie Heidt is transitioning to an assistant coach position this season, handing the reigns to longtime assistant Ryan Hill.