Following a very long 10 month period since their last moments on the mat, the West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville (WCAABE) Knights and the rest of the Minnesota High School League grapplers commenced their seasons last week.
During a both mental and physically draining period for everyone (the entire year of 2020), we find ourselves in a paradox. The only real known we have had for a long time is that tomorrow is unknown. Because of this, it becomes so uplifting when a handful of normalcy is laid our way. One such “normal” that we have come to know is that Head Coach Brandon Gruchow and his Knight wrestlers have vested themselves as a staple of accomplished and respected competition on the mat.
Bill Rose served as basketball coach at Rothsay High School from 1966 to 1984, finishing with over 300 wins and numerous conference titles, along with an induction into the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame in 1998. On Thursday, January 7, Bill’s incredible journey on this Earth came to an end as he passed away at the age of 87.