SE boys joined by N-F, Garrigan in rankings

Three Messenger-area boys basketball teams are ranked in the first Associated Press polls of the season, which were released on Monday.

St. Edmond (1-0 overall) is No. 5 in Class 2A. The Gaels host Hampton-Dumont tonight and Algona on Friday.

In 1A, Newell-Fonda is the top-rated squad. Up next for the Mustangs (2-0) is a home game against Laurens-Marathon this evening.

Bishop Garrigan (2-0) is also ninth in 1A. The Golden Bears visit Humboldt tonight.

East Sac County (1-0) received 14 votes in Class 2A, while Manson Northwest Webster (3-0) picked up one vote in the 2A poll.