Announcements for October 14:

*Soccer Sections kick off TONIGHT at the Varsity Soccer Complex
          - Girls start at 5:00 vs Mankato Loyola
          - Boys start at 7:00 vs Triton
Ticket prices $5 Students, $8 Adults – Sorry no passes are accepted at the Section tournaments, but if you come for the girl’s game, you can stay for the boy’s game without paying twice.

* Financial Aid Night
Monday, October 18th, 6:00 PM

Presenter: Eric Mesa from Rochester Community and Technical College

Location: PIHS Forum Room


Pine Island High School’s annual financial aid information night will be held on Monday, October 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Forum Room.  The information covered in this presentation is especially relevant for seniors who will be applying for financial aid for the 2022-2023 academic year. Parents of 9th,10th, and 11th graders who wish to get a head start on learning about the financial aid process are also welcome.


Topics addressed will include:

  • Types of financial aid
  • General Eligibility requirements
  • Calculating financial need
  • Applying for aid
  • The Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) 



Announcements for October 13:

* The PICC team competed Tuesday at the 11 team PEM invitational.
Full results at:

Varsity Boys (3rd): Braxton Osterhaus 6th
JV Boys (2nd): Ben Northrop 2nd, Ryder Schmidt 4th
JH Boys (2nd): Vaughn Anderson 3rd, Bodi Horton 9th
Varsity Girls: (3rd): Brooklyn Radtke 6th
JV GIrls: Ayana Osterhaus 7th
JH Girls (1st): Taylor Brown 4th, Olivia Morgan 8th


*It was another exciting Saturday for the PIHS bowling teams when they traveled to Nordic Lanes in Rushford last weekend. Once again our varsity Panthers managed to raise the blood pressure of their coaches and fans as they bowled neck and neck with Lake City in all five games of the match. Pine Island’s varsity team was the talk of the afternoon when they beat that team with two wins, one loss, and two tie games.


Why was this win so astonishing to teams, coaches, and spectators alike?

Well…no one expected the conference li’l ol’ number three PIHS team to roll over the number one ranked Lake City. While Lake City maintains their number one spot in the conference, PI’s win knocked them down a notch in their state ranking to a tie for number six. 


Of note for PIHS vs. Lake City: 

  • all PI bowlers had a fill average of 70% or more
  • the team’s average score per game was 196.2
  • PIHS averaged 5.8 strikes per game
  • Mahala Wolkenhauer’s fill average was 100%, filling 8 of 8 frames with strikes (5) and spares (3)



Oct. 9

Team Members: Caden Hoppe, Drew Sailer, Brandon Week, Ryan Week, Garett Wolkenhauer, Mahala Wolkenhauer

Match 1 vs. Lake City - win 3-1-2

* game average = 196.2

Match 2 vs. Preston - forfeit win 5-0

* game average = 178.4


Varsity team conference rank: 3 of 6 (25 W - 23 L - 2 T)

Varsity members ranked in conference Top 24:

9th (all-conference) - Drew Sailer, 74.3% fill average

11th (all-conference) - Mahala Wolkenhauer, 73.4% fill average

18th - Garett Wolkenhauer, 69.8% average

19th - Brandon Week, 68.8% fill average




Oct. 9

Team Members: Mikah Henderson, Ava Miller, Isabelle Voeltz, Taren Voeltz, Paul Wolkenhauer, August Ziller

Match 1 vs. Winona Black - win 5-0

* game average = 150

Match 2 vs. bye - loss 1-4

* game average = 117.8


Junior Varsity team conference rank: 6 of 7 (19 W - 31 L)

Junior varsity members ranked in conference Top 24:

9th - Ava Miller, 65.6% fill average

12th - Paul Wolkenhauer, 62.5% fill average


Announcements for October 12:

* Pine Island varsity volleyball rallied to win a thrilling 4 game match on Monday night against Chatfield. The home crowd was electric as the Gophers and Panthers went point for point to a 32-30 finish in Game 4. Overall, a great ending to our annual Dig Pink night! 


Scores were 25-17, 25-12, 23-25, and 32-30.


Stat leaders:

Paige Yetzer (Sr, S) 39 assists, 3 kills, 8 digs

Simone Kabat (Jr, OH) 2 aces, 7 kills, 30 digs

Kiley Passow (Fr, MB) 2 aces, 13 kills, 15 digs, 5 blocks

Taylor Koenen (Jr, OH) 12 kills, 5 digs

Reese Koenen (So, MB) 6 kills, 4 digs, 4.5 blocks

Nora Bergner (So, RH) 8 kills, 9 digs, 1.5 blocks

Ella Heydmann (So, DS) 12 digs

Maddie Schutte (Jr, L) 9 digs

Announcements for October 11:

*The gymnastics PAC meeting will be Sunday October 24th at 5pm in the forum room at Pine Island high school.


*The Annual Dig Pink night for Volleyball is TONIGHT. (Monday October 11th)
Let’s flood our gym with pink tonight and support Pine Island and Chatfield playing for a great cause. Spread the word and thank you for your support!!!

PRIOR Announcements:


*Seniors- If you are not having professional senior pictures taken, but would like to have one for the yearbook, please stop by or contact Mr. Smith. Yearbook staff is more than willing to take a photo for you. Right now, while the weather is still nice and the leaves are changing, is a great time for us to take some photos of you for the senior pages in the book.


* Stage Crew - Are you interested in theater but nervous to perform on stage? Do you want to be part of an amazing show but missed auditions? Have you always wondered what it would like to run the lights and sound in the theater? Do you like the work in the dark? If so, the stage crew wants you! Sign up on the sheet outside Mrs. Laack's room and look for an email at the end of the week with more information!


*Attention Seniors- The English Department has a scholarship opportunity available CLICK HERE  for information and requirements.


-Note- The first part includes completing the ZED Creative Writing Contest which opened today. Contact Mr. Smith to have the information forwarded to you or to answer any questions about the requirements.


*Upcoming College and Military Admission Representative Visits

College Admission Representatives and Military recruiters will be making high school visits once again this year. Information about when a specific college or military is scheduled to visit the high school can be found here. This document will be updated as visits are scheduled.  

 *Panther Pals child care program is looking for high school students to work after school, non-school, and summer. You must be at least 14 years old. Please contact Jennie Barker at


-Senior Profile form for the News Record:

Senior Profile Form 2021-22


*Student Parking Lot – Please be sure to park in your assigned parking spot. Please stop in the office if you paid for a spot, but haven’t picked one out yet. Thank you!

Link to HVL Calendar for Activities:


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