SPORTS FEEVER – JUNE 20, 2019

We have been able to enjoy a few nights off this week.  It feels good not having to travel every day to broadcast a game and I especially enjoy yelling at the kids for leaving the house a mess every day when I get home.  I am just living the dream folks.

Speaking of living the dream…Tiffany Fee has been married to yours truly for 15 years now.  I am a lucky guy and couldn’t be married to a better person/mom/wife.  We celebrated our anniversary on Wednesday night with my wife “conveniently” working until 9 p.m. and I made myself some supper, mowed the lawn went for a 5-mile jog and walk.  I hope we NEVER lose this romance in our relationship!!!

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At the end of the column (if you haven’t made it that far before), we have a list of former Pirates that are doing something in the athletic, coaching, or military world.  If you have any changes, additions, subtractions – let me know by emailing me at chrisjfee@yahoo.com.

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The 17th annual Crookston High School Pirate Pride Golf Scramble will be held Friday, July 12 at Minakwa Golf Course.
9:00 Registration
10:00 Shotgun Start
Lunch will be served starting at 11:00

Cost – $60 per person  and includes, T-Shirt, 18 holes of golf, sandwich, salad, and chips.
The teams will be made up of four people and call the clubhouse to reserve a cart (not included) at 218-281-1774.

All golfers must be 18 years of age or have graduated High School.  All proceeds will help support Crookston High School Pirate Athletics.  We are doing a raffle again this year.  Talk to any coach or the staff at Minakwa about buying tickets.

PRE-REGISTRATION APPRECIATED

Please contact Steve Kofoed at 320-290-9904 or stevenkofoed@isd593.org.

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It was a sad day in radio-land on Sunday with the passing of longtime KCNN/KNOX broadcaster Duaine Sanden in Grand Forks.
Duaine was one of a kind, and nobody would argue that.  He was one of the nicest people I have met.  I enjoyed getting to know him over the years and enjoyed going out for lunch several times over the years and talk radio and anything else.  He would stop by KROX weekly to chat and over the last five or six years, every time I asked him how he was doing, his response was “I am above ground, so it is a good day.”  Over the past few years, Duaine knew his days were numbered with all his health problems, but he kept plugging away.
He was a genuinely great man that always put business and other people before himself.  I told him many times, I would hire him in a heartbeat (if he wanted to come over to KROX) because he had a relationship with his clients that most people cannot build.  Even if he wanted to come over, he was too loyal to his current employer and for that I liked him even more!

I will miss Duaine and the times we shared broadcasting, chatting and I always marveled at how he could chew gum, read the newspaper and broadcast a game at the same time.  He was one of a kind!

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Our youngest son Carter was supposed to play in a 12U baseball tournament in Crookston this weekend and it was canceled due to a lack of teams.  They were supposed to play in Devils Lake next weekend and that was also canceled due to a lack of teams.
I understand Crookston and Devils Lake are two towns that aren’t at the top of many people’s list to spend a weekend of baseball, but it amazes me on how two tournaments are canceled.  I think most parents are happy, but the kids are a little bummed!

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Crookston High School’s Zach Brown is one of 40 wrestlers from Minnesota that will be heading to Oklahoma to compete for Team Minnesota in the Junior National Wrestling Duals. This is Zach’s second year he has been selected to compete for team Minnesota.  The tournament runs June 19-22 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The Greco-Roman duals are June 19-20 and the Freestyle Duals are June 21-22.

Wrestlers able to compete in the Junior National Duals are born 9/1/1999 and after, plus enrolled in grades 9-12.
Weight Classes: 100, 106, 113, 119, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 180, 182, 195, 219, and 285.

On the first day of wrestling –
Minnesota Red lost to Ohio 58-5 in their first match.  Zach lost his first match of the Greco-Roman duals by Tech Fall (12-0) at 120 pounds to Dustin Norris.

Minnesota Red beat Michigan Blue 69-4 in the consolation round with eight forfeits in the match.  Zach won his match at 120 pounds by forfeit.

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Moorhead High School will hire Ryan Kraft as head girls hockey coach pending school board approval next week.  Kraft is one of the best ever to wear a Moorhead Spud hockey jersey and led the Spuds to a couple of state championship games in the early 90’s. He played at the University of Minnesota and was team captain in the 1997-98 season and played some form of professional hockey from 1998 to 2010.

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The University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagle football program officially announced their 2019 football schedule today. The Golden Eagles will play 11 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) games, including six home games at Ed Widseth Field.

The Golden Eagles will open the 2019 season Thursday, September 5 as the Golden Eagles host Minnesota State University Moorhead in the “Red River Valley Showdown” as they battle for the State Farm Traveling Trophy with a 7:05 p.m. kickoff from Ed Widseth Field.

The Golden Eagles are in their third season under Head Coach Mark Dufner going into the 2019 season. The Golden Eagles made a step in the right direction with their first win in two seasons. UMC is set to return several key players as they look to build on last season. The Golden Eagles return both quarterbacks from last season in Jalin Scott (Sr., QB, Houston, Texas), and Tristan Robbins (So., QB, Muskegon, Michigan). In addition, UMC brings back wide receiver Andy Groebner (So., WR, Andover), who had an outstanding freshman season with 33 catches for 601 yards and three touchdowns. Jonattan Mudd (Sr., WR, Gardena, Calif.) also returns after tallying 23 grabs for 279 yards. On the offensive line, the Golden Eagles return seven players with starting experience.

Defensively, the Golden Eagles are anchored by Will Cross (Jr., LB, Turtle Lake, Wis.), who returns after missing last season due to injury. Cross had 79 tackles and three tackles for loss in 2017. Anchoring the back of the defense is Trevor Long, Jr. (Sr., DB, Brooklyn Park), who tallied 79 tackles with one tackle for loss. Austin Steele (So., LB, La Crosse, Wis.) had a strong debut last season with 77 tackles, five tackles for loss, and three sacks. On the defensive line, the Golden Eagles are anchored by Joe Warner (Sr., DL, St. Louis Park), Ben Branscom (Jr., DL, Woodbury), and Skyler Quinn (Jr., DL, Evansville), who all return from last season.

Date Opponent Location Home/ Away Time
9/5 MSU-Moorhead Crookston H 7:05 p.m.
9/14 St. Cloud State St. Cloud A 6 p.m.
9/21 Bemidji State  Crookston H 12 p.m.
9/28 Minot State  Crookston H 12 p.m.
10/5 Wayne State Wayne, NE A 1 p.m.
10/12 Sioux Falls (S.D.) Crookston H 12 p.m.
10/19 Upper Iowa Fayette, IA A 3 p.m.
10/26 MSU-Mankato Crookston H 12 p.m.
11/2 Minnesota Duluth Duluth A 1 p.m.
11/9 Northern State  Crookston H 12 p.m.
11/16 University of Mary Bismarck, N.D. A 2 p.m.

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The University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Hockey program and head coach Bob Motzko have announced Pride on Ice’s signing class for the 2019-20 season as the Maroon & Gold prepare for the 99th campaign in program history.  It is amazing over the years to see how the recruiting has changed.  You have a kid from Canada, California, Luverne High School, Delano, and New Prague!   

Motzko and the Gophers will welcome 11 newcomers to the locker room as Bryce Brodzinski, Justen Close, Ryan Johnson, Jackson LaCombe, Ben Meyers, Jared Moe, Jaxon Nelson, Jack Perbix, Jonny Sorenson, Matt Staudacher and Noah Weber join the Gopher Hockey program.

 

Bryce Brodzinski | Forward | Blaine, Minn.

The 35th recipient of the Mr. Hockey Award in 2018-19 as the top senior boys high school hockey player in the state of Minnesota • captained Blaine High School to a third-place finish at the MSHSL Class AA state tournament as a senior • the 2018-19 All-USA Boys Hockey Player of the Year and a First Team selection • also spent time with the Omaha Lancers in the USHL during the 2018-19 season • ranked 89th among North American skaters for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft by NHL Central Scouting.

 

Justen Close | Goaltender | Kindersley, Saskatchewan 

Spent three seasons with the Kindersley Klippers in the SJHL (2016-19) • named the SJHL Goaltender of the Year in 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 • led the SJHL with 25 wins during the 2018-19 regular season while finishing third in save percentage (.928) and goals against average (2.19) • previously skated for the Tisdale Trojans in the SMHL.

 

Ryan Johnson | Defense | Irvine, Calif.

Spent the 2018-19 season in the USHL and helped the Sioux Falls Stampede capture the 2019 USHL Clark Cup • a 2018-19 USHL All-Rookie Team selection • added a gold medal with the U.S. Junior Select Team at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge • previously skated with the Anaheim Jr. Ducks and Santa Margarita Catholic High School • ranked 33rd among North American skaters for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft by NHL Central Scouting • father, Craig, played for the Gophers before a 10-year career in the NHL.

 

Jackson LaCombe | Defense | Eden Prairie, Minn.

Spent four years at Shattuck-St. Mary’s including two seasons on the school’s prep team • set a school record for points by a defenseman with 89 in 2018-19 • 2018-19 All-USA Boys Hockey First Team Selection • also spent time with the Chicago Steel in the USHL during the 2018-19 season • ranked 36th among North American skaters for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft by NHL Central Scouting.

 

Ben Meyers | Forward | Delano, Minn.

Spent two full seasons in the USHL with the Fargo Force before joining the Gophers • served as an alternate captain for Fargo in 2018-19, earning All-USHL Second Team honors • led the Force in 2018-19 with 65 points and 33 goals – figures that ranked tied for fifth and third in the USHL, respectively • helped Fargo capture the organization’s first USHL Clark Cup in 2018 • his 58 career regular-season goals set a new organization record • previously skated at Delano High School and captained the team as a senior while earning all-tournament honors • a 2016-17 All-USA Boys Hockey Second Team selection.

 

Jared Moe | Goaltender | New Prague, Minn.

Spent the 2018-19 and 2017-18 seasons with the Waterloo Black Hawks in the USHL • finished among the top-10 goalies in the USHL in save percentage and goals against average in both seasons with Waterloo • previously played for Holy Family Catholic • selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the sixth round (184th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Jaxon Nelson | Forward | Magnolia, Minn.

Played three seasons in the USHL between the Omaha Lancers and the Sioux Falls Stampede • spent the 2018-19 season with Omaha as an alternate captain and recorded career highs for points (40), goals (19) and assists (21) • previously played at Luverne High School and led the Cardinals to their first state tournament appearance in 2014.

 

Jack Perbix | Forward | Elk River, Minn.

Split the 2018-19 USHL season between the Des Moines Buccaneers and the Green Bay Gamblers • previously skated for Elk River High School and the USA Hockey National Team Development Program • a 2017-18 All-USA Boys Hockey Second Team honoree • selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Jonny Sorenson | Forward | St. Louis Park, Minn.

The 2018-19 NAHL Rookie of the Year and a First Team All-NAHL Rookie selection as a member of the Fairbanks IceDogs • helped Fairbanks to the NAHL Robertson Cup finals • led the IceDogs in regular-season scoring with 56 points in 60 games and tied for the NAHL playoff scoring lead with 15 points in 10 games • previously spent three seasons on the ice with St. Louis Park High School • ranked 205th among North American skaters for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft by NHL Central Scouting.

 

Matt Staudacher | Defense | Fenton, Mich.

Spent two seasons in the USHL with the Muskegon Lumberjacks before joining the Gophers • served as an alternate captain for Muskegon in 2018-19 while recording 14 points for a new career high • an All-USHL Rookie Second Team honoree in 2017-18 • previously skated at Shattuck-St. Mary’s.

 

Noah Weber | Forward | Eagle River, Wis.

Spent three seasons in the USHL between the Madison Capitols and the Tri-City Storm • closed out his junior career with Madison in 2018-19, serving as team captain and scoring 21 points for a new career high • previously skated at Shattuck-St. Mary’s.

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The Minnesota Wild currently owns eight picks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, including the 12th overall selection. The 2019 NHL Entry Draft will be held on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. The first round begins at 7 p.m. and rounds 2-7 will take place on June 22 starting at 12 p.m.

MINNESOTA WILD 2019 NHL ENTRY DRAFT PICKS
Round 1 – 12th overall
Round 2 – 42nd overall
Round 3 – 73rd overall
Round 4 – 99th overall (acquired from Boston in Charlie Coyle trade)
Round 5 – 149th overall (acquired from Montreal in Mike Reilly trade)
Round 6 – 166th
Round 6 – 172nd overall (acquired from Vegas in Brad Hunt trade)
Round 7 – 197th overall

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The Minnesota State High School League State Baseball Championship Series is scheduled for June 20 at the Target Field in downtown Minneapolis.  

All title games will be played on Thursday, June 20. The day starts with the Class A championship at 10 a.m., and the Class AA and Class AAA title games will follow at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. The day concludes with the Class AAAA championship game at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $12 for adults and $8 for students.

Official ball: Wilson A1010

Gates open: 9 a.m.

 

PREP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES MATCH-UPS

Class A

No. 1 Seed BOLD, Olivia (19-5) vs. No. 2 Seed New York Mills (21-5) – BOLD returns to tournament action for the first time since 2014. The Warriors are making their 12th appearance overall and are in the hunt for their second championship. They won their first in 2013. Junior catcher Jordan Sagedahl leads BOLD with a .493 batting average and he had 35 hits and 29 RBI during the regular season. Sagedahl also pitches for the Warriors and has a 1.26 ERA with 57 strikeouts. Senior infielder Luke Ryan has 107 stolen bases for his career.
The Eagles of New York Mills are also returning for the first time since 2014 and are making their seventh appearance overall. Junior pitchers Logan Small and Caden Roberts paced the Eagles with 30 and 25 hits during the regular season, respectively. Small’s ERA is 1.16 with 57 strikeouts and Roberts’ ERA 1.54 with 58 strikeouts. Corey Roberts, a senior infielder, led New York Mills with 18 RBI during the regular season. 

 

Class AA

No. 1 Seed Marshall School, Duluth (25-1) vs. No 2. Seed Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis (20-4) – The Hilltoppers of Marshall School return for their third consecutive and overall appearance. They earned runner-up honors in 2018. Marshall School had 261 hits during the regular season while holding its opponents to 74. Senior pitcher Ben Pedersen was drafted in the 38th round of the MLB draft by the Baltimore Orioles. If unsigned, he will pitch at the University of Missouri. During the regular season, Pedersen had a 0.97 ERA and he threw 78 strikeouts in 50.1 innings. Pedersen also leads Marshall School with a .531 batting average with 34 hits and 18 RBI.

The Minnehaha Academy Redhawks are looking for their third championship; they won back-to-back titles in 2016 and 2017. This is their fifth consecutive appearance and sixth overall. They went home with the consolation hardware last year. Senior shortstop Noah Dehne set school records for both hits (24) and runs (24) during the regular season. Dehne’s batting average is .358 and he hit four home runs this year. Senior pitcher Brock Brumley set a school record with 25 victories this year. He has a 1.59 ERA and tossed 59 strikeouts over 58.1 innings.

 

Class AAA

No. 5 Seed Benilde-St. Margaret’s, St. Louis Park (16-9) vs. No. 3 Seed St. Thomas Academy, Mendota Height (20-9) – The Red Knights of Benilde-St. Margaret’s return to the tournament after a two-year hiatus to make their third appearance. They scored 123 runs on 149 hits this year and tallied 106 RBI. Senior Evan Brown led Benilde-St. Margaret’s with 19 hits and 17 RBI. Senior Mason James added 18 hits and 11 RBI for the Red Knights.

The St. Thomas Academy Cadets are making their fifth appearance, but first since 2017. The Cadets have a team batting average of .338 and they manufactured 140 RBI on 247 hits this year. Junior second baseman Judd Fenlon led St. Thomas Academy with a .486 batting average and he had 16 RBI on 34 hits. Fenlon also had 30 stolen bases during the regular season. Senior pitcher Duke Coborn has a 2.87 ERA and he threw 65 strikeouts in 46.1 innings this year.

 

Class AAAA

No. 5 Seed East Ridge, Woodbury (20-6) vs. unseeded New Prague (18-8) – The East Ridge Raptors are making their first tournament appearance. Junior catcher Max Moris has a team-high .367 batting average and he hit five home runs during the regular season. Moris also had 12 RBI on 29 hits. Junior Blake Ritzer and senior Cam Hunter both have 1.9 ERAs for East Ridge. Ritzer threw 31 strikeouts over 40.2 innings and Hunter had 46 strikeouts over 43.1 innings.

The New Prague Trojans are making their second appearance, but first since 1980. Cade Pavek, a senior outfielder, led the Trojans with a .469 batting average this year. He had 10 RBI and one home run on 23 hits. Senior infielder Drew Picka added 15 RBI on 34 hits and his batting average was .430. Junior pitcher Luke Tupy had a 1.51 ERA during the regular season and threw 81 strikeouts in 51 innings.

 

2018 PREP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECAP

Class A – Top-seeded Heritage Christian Academy of Maple Grove won its first championship after defeating No. 2-seeded Sleepy Eye 8-0. Seth Halvorsen led the Eagles with two home runs in the title game. He was also the winning pitcher with 16 strikeouts. Parkers Prairie claimed third-place honors after defeating South Ridge of Culver 13-4. Wabasso went home with the consolation hardware after posting a 7-6, 9-inning victory over Hinckley-Finlayson.


Class AA
  Maple Lake earned its first championship after coming from behind to defeat Marshall School of Duluth 8-4. Maple Lake came in as the No. 2 seed and Marshall School was the No. 1 seed. Maple Lake’s Ben Goelz went 3-for-3 with a run, an RBI, and a stolen base, and Cole Trager was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Caledonia settled for third place after beating Jordan 4-2. Minnehaha Academy of Minneapolis rebounded to claim consolation honors. The Redhawks defeated the Rebels of Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 7-3.


Class AAA – 
Top-seeded Mahtomedi earned its first title following a 5-1 victory over No. 2-seeded Rocori of Cold Spring. The Zephyrs’ pitcher, Austin Jerylo, went the distance with no walks and four strikeouts. He also went 2-for-3 at the plate, driving in the final run in the bottom of the sixth inning. New Ulm secured third-place honors after defeating Alexandria Area 8-2. The Red Wing Wingers won the consolation title after notching a 9-6 win over Willmar.


Class AAAA – 
The Ponies of Stillwater Area went home with their second title after defeating top-seeded Minnetonka 4-0. The Ponies, who came in as the No. 2 seed, earned their first championship in 1991. Stillwater Area’s Andrew Gilbert struck out the first six batters of the game and finished with 15 strikeouts overall. St. Michael-Albertville finished in third place after defeating Blaine 9-0, and Lakeville North earned consolation honors after beating Wayzata 8-2.

 

 

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Warroad will be hosting the Warwick Workout Advanced Skills Basketball camp July 15-16.

The Warwick Workout Advanced Offensive Skills Camp is designed for players looking to enhance and expand their skill set. Warwick Workout trainers will work with players to excel in their respective positions through progression based teaching and repetition.
Camp Features
· Perimeter moves currently used in college & NBA
· Shooting instruction and development
· Footwork and shot preparation
· Creating space to score
· Finishing at the rim
· Advanced ball handling concepts

Session 1 – 3-7th Grade Boys/Girls
Session 2 – 8-12th Grade Boys/Girls

For more information on the camp and the registration form, CLICK HERE.

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The Christian Laettner Basketball Academy will be conducting a youth basketball clinic in Pillager June 24-26 at Pillager High School.
4th-8th grade 9 am – noon (co-ed)
9th-12th grade 1 pm – 4 pm (co-ed)
Cost is $125, including a water bottle
Register Online at www.theclba.com

Christian Laettner is a retired NBA 13-year veteran whose hall-of-fame career for the Duke Blue Devils is widely regarded as one of the greatest in National Collegiate Athletic Association history. Coach Laettner will provide a fun, learning environment for the committed basketball player looking to improve their game, with a focus on skill development, striving to help players improve their ball handling, and passing, while increasing their understanding of offensive and defensive concepts. There will be great attention to detail on the core fundamentals of the game. Players, nowadays, love to dribble, dribble, dribble the ball. With that in mind, the teaching point this academy will stress the most is “catch the ball, save your dribble-and look to pass first!”. This concept is often overlooked in today’s game with the younger players – so the coaches will stress how ball movement is a key ingredient to a players game and offensive efficiency!

For the Camp form and for more information, CLICK HERE.

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JOKES

Billy and Nancy met while on a singles cruise and Billy fell head over heels for her.
When they discovered they lived in the same city only a few miles apart Billy was ecstatic. He immediately started asking her out when they got home. Within a couple of weeks, Billy had taken Nancy to dance clubs, restaurants, concerts, movies, and museums. Billy became convinced that Nancy was indeed his soul mate and true love. Every date seemed better than the last.
On the one-month anniversary of their first dinner on the cruise ship, Billy took Nancy to a fine restaurant. While having cocktails and waiting for their salad, Billy said, “I guess you can tell I’m very much in love with you. I’d like a little serious talk before our relationship continues to the next stage. So, before I get a box out of my jacket and ask you a life changing question, it’s only fair to warn you, I’m a total golf nut. I play golf; I read about golf, I watch golf on TV. In short, I eat, sleep, and breathe golf. If that’s going to be a problem for us, you’d better say so now!”
Nancy took a deep breath and responded, “Billy that certainly won’t be a problem. I love you as you are and I love golf too; but, since we’re being totally honest with each other, you need to know that for the last five years I’ve been a hooker.”
Billy said, “I bet it’s because you’re not keeping your wrists straight when you hit the ball.”

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How are former Crookston Pirates athletes doing in college or elsewhere?
****LET ME KNOW OF OTHERS TO ADD TO THE LIST email me at  chrisjfee@yahoo.com

Paul Bittner, is playing for the Cleveland Monsters, the AHL affiliate of the Columbus Bluejacket.

Aaron Hollcraft, is a Senior playing baseball for the UMC Golden Eagles.

Aleece Durbin, is a freshman on the University of North Dakota Women’s Track and Field team.

Brita Fagerlund, is a Sophomore on the University of Jamestown Jimmy Women’s Track team.

Isaac Westlake, a Junior playing golf for the Winona State Warriors.

Ben Trostad, a Freshman playing golf at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Ethan Magsam, a Freshman playing golf at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Elise Tangquist, is a Sophomore golfer for the University of Northwestern in St. Paul.

Brady Heppner, is a Junior, playing hockey at St. Johns University in Collegeville.

Bailey Folkers, is a freshman on the University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team.

Cade Salentine, is a redshirt Freshman playing football at the University of North Dakota.

Kate MacGregor, a Freshman swimming at Minnesota State Moorhead.

Ally Tiedemann, a Freshman playing tennis at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Ben Trostad, a Freshman playing golf at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Ethan Magsam, a Freshman playing golf at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Crookston School District Coaches –
Brody Davidson 
is an Assistant Pirate Football coach.
Tyler Brekken is a Pirate C team football coach and junior high Pirate Softball coach
Jeremy Lubinski
 is a Pirate 8th Grade Football coach.
Amy Boll 
is the head Pirate Girls Track head coach and assistant volleyball coach
Sarah Reese 
is the Pirate Head Girls Soccer coach
Cody Brekken
 is the Assistant Pirate Girls Tennis coach, Pirate Boys Tennis coach and Crookston Community Pool Supervisor
Marley Melbye is the Head Girls Swimming coach
Mitch Bakken is the head Pirate Baseball coach.
Brock Hanson
 is the Pirate Baseball volunteer assistant coach.
Jeff Perreault 
is the Pirate Girls Golf head coach
Wes Hanson is the Pirate Wrestling Head Coach and assistant boys golf coach
Wade Hanson
 is the 8th grade boys basketball coach
Travis Ross is the 7th grade boys basketball coach
Kevin Weber is a Pirate Boys Basketball volunteer assistant coach
Connor Morgan is the Pirate Boys Hockey assistant coach
Sam Melbye is the Pirate Boys J.V. Hockey coach
Chris Dufault is an Assistant Wrestling Coach
Nate Merten is an Assistant Wrestling Coach
Tori Demarais is the Pirate Girls Hockey assistant coach.

Non-Crookston High School coaching –

Kaylee Desrosier is a softball coach for Fargo Davies Middle School.

Justin Johnson is an assistant softball coach at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Josh Edlund  is an assistant football coach and phy ed teacher at Flandreau, South Dakota.

Allison Lindsey Axness is Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach in Champlin Park

Jeff Olson is Head Wrestling coach and Head Baseball coach at Delano.

Jake Olson is an Assistant Football Coach and Head Boys Tennis coach at Delano.

Carmen (Kreibich) Johnson, is Head Volleyball coach at Little Falls High School.

Katy Westrom, is Head Girls Tennis Coach and Head Boys Tennis coach at Monticello High School.

Matt Harris, is a Director of Athletics at the British International School of Houston.

Marty Bratrud is the Superintendent and High School Principal at Westhope High School.

Gordie Haug is an assistant football coach at the University of Wyoming

Mike Hastings is the Minnesota State Mankato Men’s head Hockey coach

Mike Biermaier is the Athletic Director at Thief River Falls High School

Stephanie (Lindsay) Perreault works with the North Dakota State stats crew for Bison football and volleyball and basketball in the winter. Stephanie’s husband, Ryan, is the assistant director for the Bison media relations

Jason Bushie is the hockey athletic trainer at Colorado College

Chris Myrold is a Tennis Pro on Nevis Island in the West Indies

Kyle Buchmeier
 is a Tennis Pro at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis

Jarrett Butenhoff is serving our country with the U.S. Navy

Joshua Butenhoff is serving our country on a Submarine with the Pacific Fleet with the US Navy.

Peter Cournia is a 2002 Crookston High School Graduate and also a grad of West Point and is currently is serving in the U.S. Army.

Erik Ellingson is serving our country with the U.S. Air Force at Minot.

Philip Kujawa class of 2004 from Crookston High School.  He is an Army recruiter in Rochester.

Scott Riopelle is head of Crookston Parks and Recreation

Rob Sobolik is the General Manager of the Fargodome

That’s it for this week.  Thanks for the comments and if you have anything to add or share, please e-mail chrisjfee@yahoo.com or call.  Thanks for reading and listening to KROX RADIO and kroxam.com