SPORTS FEEVER – June 27, 2019

Welcome to another edition of the Sports Feever column.  I wanted to pass along that we won’t have much of a column on July 4. I hope you all will be celebrating Independence Day with family and friends and enjoy the time….but most importantly stay away from the computer and cell phones while spending some quality time with the ones you love, or at least tolerate!

Last weekend we had a chance to celebrate my cousin, Rebecca (Fee) Schultz‘s wedding in Grand Forks and it was a great time.

Anyway, my son Carter and a couple of my nephews and a niece got a chance to meet a couple of NHL players while at the reception.  Paul LaDue of the Los Angeles Kings and a Grand Forks native and former University of North Dakota Fighting Hawk. Luke Johnson, of the Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Blackhawks was also in attendance.  Johnson is also from Grand Forks and a former UND Fighting Hawk,

Also at the wedding were a couple of D-1 athletes with Meleah Biermaier of the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher track team, and Cade Salentine of the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks football team.  My cousin Rebecca was a pretty solid cross country/track runner (like her dad) too, so there was some pretty impressive athletes at the party.

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Speaking of the NHL – the Grand Forks Herald’s Brad Schlossman shared this stat from the NHL draft –

Most draft picks by NCAA program
8 – Boston University
7 – Minnesota
6 – North Dakota
5 – Boston College
4 – Wisconsin and Providence

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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.

In the Greco-Roman style wrestling tournament –
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.
In the third match, Minnesota Red beat North Dakota Blue 42-30 and Zach didn’t wrestle.
In the third place match, Pennsylvania beat Minnesota Red 46-23 and Zach lost his match by Tech fall 16-6.

In the bronze/copper division Minnesota Red beat Colorado 46-24 and Zach lost his match by Tech fall 16-6.
In the second match, Minnesota Red beat Georgia 58-12 and Zach didn’t wrestle.
In the third match, Wisconsin beat Minnesota Red 38-33 and Zach didn’t wrestle.
In the third place match, Minnesota Red beat Pennsylvania 38-26 and Zach didn’t wrestle.

 

In the freestyle competition, Zach wrestled for Minnesota Red and they received a bye in the first round.  They lost to Michigan 37-30 in the quarterfinals and Zach didn’t wrestle.  In the next match, Minnesota Red beat California Red 36-35 and Zach Brown lost by a pin at 3:23.
In the consolation semi-final, Missouri beat Minnesota Red 57-9 Zach didn’t wrestle in the match.  In the fifth-place match, Minnesota Red beat Alaska 46-22 and Zach didn’t wrestle.

In the Red/Blue bracket, Minnesota Red beat Kentucky 58-9 in the first round and Zach didn’t wrestle in the match.  In the second round, Minnesota Red beat North Dakota Blue 40-25.  Zach lost his match by tech fall 10-0.
In the third round, Minnesota Red beat Georgia Black 37-31 and Zach didn’t wrestle. In the first place match, Pennsylvania beat Minnesota Red 38-27 and Zach didn’t wrestle.

 

Area kids that also participated in the event for team Minnesota was Chandler Mooney, Luke Tweeton, Cade Lundeen, and Jake Davis.

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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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Former University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagle baseball player, Zach Seipel, had his first career professional start when took the mound for the Danville Braves (Atlanta Braves affiliate in the rookie league) and pitched five innings, scattering six hits and striking out four while not walking a batter.  He gave up three earned runs and suffered the loss in the game to Johnson City.  Danville lost 3-2 and all three runs Seipel gave up were in the third inning.  Seipel was a catcher in high school and UMC Coach Steve Gust decided to put him in as a relief pitcher and the rest is history.  Now Seipel has been switched to a starting pitcher and the first time turned out to be a pretty solid outing for him, so hopefully, it continues!
Danville just started the season on Wednesday, June 19 and was 3-3 on the year going into Tuesday’s game.

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Crookston Pirate Baseball player, Brady Butt, has been named to the Section 8AA Baseball All-Section team.  Butt, a junior this past season, led the team with 20 hits, five doubles and was tied for the team lead with 51 at-bats.  Butt hit .392 on the year and had five runs batted in, scored three runs, and walked twice.  On the mound, Butt pitched in six games and went 1-2 on the season.  He pitched 22 innings with an ERA of 7.32 while giving up 33 hits, striking out 21 and walking 12.

Members of the Section 8AA All-Section baseball team are listed below –
Justin Dyckhoff, Payton Rondestvedt, and Colby Schertler – Wadena-Deer Creek
Austin Meister
– Pequot Lakes
Grant Hartmann
– Thief River Falls
Jake Hjelle, Carter Beck,
and Jake Osowski – East Grand Forks
Oliver Lee
– Roseau
Maddux Kovash, Carter Mulcahy, Noah Rooney,
and Dawson Stevens – Perham
Mason Klevgaard
– Hawley
Brayden Wahl
– Breckenridge
Brady Butt
– Crookston
Alec Norum
– Bagley
Cabe Bagstad
– Park Rapids
Carter Kohler
– Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton
Spencer Musgrove
– Warroad

Coach of the Year – James Mulcahy of Perham

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The University of Minnesota Crookston volleyball program officially released their 2019 schedule this week. The Golden Eagles will play 20 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) matches, and eight non-conference matches.

Minnesota Crookston will play 10 home matches, with their home opener Friday, September 20 against Concordia-St. Paul at 6 p.m. “We are very excited for the 2019 season, where we will face a variety of opponents who will challenge us each week,” said Head Coach Sarah Rauen. “Our non-conference games will provide us with opportunities to battle teams that we do not see yearly and will prepare us well for the extremely competitive NSIC. We know each weekend in the NSIC will be a challenge and I can’t wait to see how our team takes on each opponent with the experience we gained last season.”

The Golden Eagles will look to improve on a 4-24 mark in 2018 as they have a good core of talent returning for the 2019 season. The 2019 slate will be the third season under the leadership of Head Coach Sarah Rauen. Minnesota Crookston lost only one starter from the 2018 season as the rest of their leaders return.

Offensively, the Golden Eagles return Deaira Gresham (Jr., OH, Maplewood, Minn.), who led the team with 2.77 kills per set. Porsha Porath (So., OH, Windom, Minn.) also is back after notching 2.23 kills per set in her first season with the Golden Eagles. Minnesota Crookston also returns Kaitlin Sikkink (Sr., MH, St. Charles, Minn.), who notched 1.62 kills per set and 0.59 blocks per set. Sabrina Leuer (Sr., OH, Hamel, Minn.) notched 1.80 kills per set last season, while Lauren Wallace (So., MH/OH, Bloomington, Minn.) tallied 1.13 kills and 0.36 blocks per set.
At setter, Sydney Kruisselbrink (Jr., S, Rochester, Minn.) returns after tallying 7.50 assists per set as a sophomore. Natalie Koke (Fr., S, Kenosha, Wis.) will also compete for time after redshirting last season.
Defensively, Ali Schueler (Sr., DS/Lib., Howards Grove, Wis.) is back after notching 3.35 digs per set. Also back is Katie Lienemann (Jr., DS/Lib., Rosemount, Minn.), who notched 2.60 digs per set.
The Golden Eagles also return Meli Rodriguez (Sr., MH, Sarchi, Costa Rica), who tallied 0.48 blocks per set. Alyssa Thomas (R-Jr., DS, Marion, Iowa) notched 1.41 digs per set, while Hannah Stark (So., OH, Esko, Minn.) saw action in 29 sets last season.
UMC will also have three newcomers in 2019 with freshman Shelby Dunbar (MH, Fertile, Minn.), Bailey Mulcahy (DS, Fertile, Minn.), and Abbie Peterson (MH, Princeton, Minn.).

Date Opponent Location Time
9/6 Wisconsin-Parkside Houghton, MI 12 p.m.
9/6 Michigan Tech Houghton, MI 6 p.m.
9/7 Lake Superior State  Houghton, MI 12 p.m.
9/7 Northern Michigan  Houghton, MI 4 p.m.
9/13 Wheeling Jesuit  St. Cloud 9 a.m.
9/13 Lake Superior State  St. Cloud 1:30 p.m.
9/14 Michigan Tech St. Cloud 11 a.m.
9/14 S.D. School of Mines  St. Cloud 5 p.m.
9/20 Concordia, St. Paul Crookston 6 p.m.
9/21 MSU – Mankato Crookston 3 p.m.
9/27 Upper Iowa Fayette, Iowa 6 p.m.
9/28 Winona State Winona 2 p.m.
10/4 Northern State Aberdeen, S.D. 6 p.m.
10/5 MSU Moorhead Moorhead 4 p.m.
10/11 University of Mary Crookston 6 p.m.
10/12 Minot State University Crookston 3 p.m.
10/15 St. Cloud State  Crookston 6 p.m.
10/18 Sioux Falls (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. 6 p.m.
10/19 Southwest MN State Marshall 2 p.m.
10/25 Wayne State College Crookston 6 p.m.
10/26 Augustana (SD) Crookston 3 p.m.
10/31 Bemidji State  Crookston 6 p.m.
11/2 Minnesota Duluth Duluth 4 p.m.
11/5 St. Cloud State St. Cloud 6 p.m.
11/8 Upper Iowa  Crookston 6 p.m.
11/9 Winona State  Crookston 3 p.m.
11/15 Concordia St. Paul St. Paul 6 p.m.
11/16 MSU – Mankato Mankato, 2 p.m.
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The Minnesota Wild‘s 2019-20 regular season schedule was released this week. The Wild opens the season in Nashville on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. CT, the first of three straight road games. Minnesota returns to Saint Paul for its home opener on Saturday, Oct. 12, hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m. CT at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild plays 17 of its first 26 games of the season on the road (Oct. 3-Nov. 30). The nine home games in October and November are the fewest in franchise history.

The 2019-20 schedule consists of 82 games – 41 at Xcel Energy Center and 41 road contests. Minnesota’s home schedule features 21 weekend games (one on Friday, 11 on Saturday and nine on Sunday). The Wild’s four home games in October are tied for the fewest in franchise history (2014-15, 2016-17). Minnesota is one of three NHL teams (Boston, Los Angeles) to hold its home opener on Oct. 12 – the latest date for home openers. The 24 home games from Jan. 1 to the end of the season are tied for the most in franchise history in a full season (2014-15, 2016-17). Most evening games at Xcel Energy Center will begin at 7 p.m.
The Wild will play 26 games against Central Division opponents, including four games each (two home, two road) against Chicago, Dallas, St. Louis and Winnipeg. Minnesota will play five games against Colorado (three home, two road) and Nashville (two home, three road). The Wild will face the defending Stanley Cup Champion Blues for the first time on Wednesday, Oct. 30 in St. Louis. The 2020 NHL All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo.
Minnesota will also play three games against each team in the Pacific Division for a total of 24 games: Anaheim (one home, two road), Arizona (one home, two road), Calgary (two home, one road), Edmonton (two home, one road), Los Angeles (one home, two road), San Jose (one home, two road), Vancouver (two home, one road) and Vegas (two home, one road).
The Wild will play each team in the Eastern Conference twice (one home, one road) for a total of 32 contests. Popular Eastern Conference visits to Xcel Energy Center include Pittsburgh (Oct. 12), Montreal (Oct. 20), Toronto (Dec. 31), Eastern Conference Champion Boston (Feb. 1), New York Rangers (Feb. 13) and Washington (March 1).
The on-sale date and pricing for Minnesota Wild regular season tickets will be announced at a later day.
2019-20 MINNESOTA WILD SCHEDULE NOTES
Home Games by Day: Mon. – 3, Tue. – 8, Wed. – 1, Thur. – 8, Fri. – 1, Sat. – 11, Sun. – 9
Road Games by Day: Mon. – 2, Tue. – 10, Wed. – 2, Thur. – 12, Fri. – 5, Sat. – 7, Sun. – 3
Home Games by Month: Oct. – 4, Nov. – 5, Dec. – 8, Jan. – 7, Feb. – 9, March – 8, April – 0
Road Games by Month: Oct. – 9, Nov. – 8, Dec. – 7, Jan. – 2, Feb. – 5, March – 8, April – 2
Games by Conference/Division
Western Conference: Central Division (26 games), Pacific Division (24 games)
Eastern Conference: Atlantic Division (16 games), Metropolitan Division (16 games)
Opponents Visits to Minnesota (41): Anaheim – 1, Arizona – 1, Boston – 1, Buffalo – 1, Calgary – 2, Carolina – 1, Chicago – 2, Colorado – 3, Columbus – 1, Dallas – 2, Detroit – 1, Edmonton – 2, Florida – 1, Los Angeles – 1, Montreal – 1, Nashville – 2, New Jersey – 1, New York Islanders – 1, New York Rangers – 1, Ottawa – 1, Philadelphia – 1, Pittsburgh – 1, St. Louis – 2, San Jose – 1, Tampa Bay – 1, Toronto – 1, Vancouver – 2, Vegas – 2, Washington – 1, Winnipeg – 2
Wild Visits to Road Cities (41): Anaheim – 2, Arizona – 2, Boston – 1, Buffalo – 1, Calgary – 1, Carolina – 1, Chicago – 2, Colorado – 2, Columbus – 1, Dallas – 2, Detroit – 1, Edmonton – 1, Florida – 1, Los Angeles – 2, Montreal – 1, Nashville – 3, New Jersey – 1, New York Islanders – 1, New York Rangers – 1, Ottawa – 1, Philadelphia – 1, Pittsburgh – 1, St. Louis – 2, San Jose – 2, Tampa Bay – 1, Toronto – 1, Vancouver – 1, Vegas – 1, Washington – 1, Winnipeg – 2
After NHL All-Star Game (Jan. 26): Minnesota will have 32 games remaining on its schedule, including 17 home games and 15 road contests. The Wild will play 12 games against the Central Division, nine contests against the Pacific Division and 11 games against Eastern Conference opponents.
Longest Homestand: seven games (T-2nd longest in franchise history)
Jan. 16-Feb. 6 vs. Tampa Bay, Dallas, Florida, Detroit, Boston, Chicago, Vancouver
Longest Road Trip: four games, two times
Nov. 5-12 at Anaheim, San Jose, Arizona, Los Angeles
March 29-April 4 at St. Louis, New York Islanders, Washington, Nashville
Back-to-Back Games: 11 sets – the Wild had 15 sets of back-to-back contests in 2018-19.
Back-to-back on road: 6
Road game followed by home game next day: 1
Back-to-back at home: 1
Home game followed by road game next day: 3
Five-Day Bye Week: Jan. 27-31
Length of Wild’s 2019-20 Season: 195 days (Oct. 3-April 4). The 2018-19 season lasted 184 days.
Air miles: The Wild will travel an estimated 41,829 air miles during the 2019-20 season. Minnesota logged approximately 48,648 air miles during the 2018-19 season.
Dates and times subject to change
BOLD indicates home game
DAY
DATE
OPPONENT
TIME (CT)

SEPTEMBER      PRESEASON

TUE.
17
DALLAS
7:00 P.M.
Wed.
18
at Winnipeg
7:00 p.m.
SAT.
21
COLORADO
5:00 P.M.
Sun.
22
at Colorado
6:00 p.m.
Thur.
26
at Dallas
7:30 p.m.
SUN.
29
WINNIPEG
1:00 P.M.
OCTOBER          REGULAR SEASON
Thur.
3
at Nashville
7:00 p.m.
Sat.
5
at Colorado
8:00 p.m.
Thur.
10
at Winnipeg
7:00 p.m.
SAT.
12
PITTSBURGH
7:00 P.M.
Mon.
14
at Ottawa
12:00 p.m.
Tue.
15
at Toronto
6:00 p.m.
Thur.
17
at Montreal
6:00 p.m.
SUN.
20
MONTREAL
4:00 P.M.
TUE.
22
EDMONTON
7:00 P.M.
Thur.
24
at Nashville
7:00 p.m.
SAT.
26
LOS ANGELES
7:00 P.M.
Tue.
29
at Dallas
7:30 p.m.
Wed. 30 at St. Louis 7:00 p.m.
NOVEMBER
SAT.
2
ST. LOUIS
7:00 P.M.
Tue.
5
at Anaheim
9:00 p.m.
Thur.
7
at San Jose
9:30 p.m.
Sat.
9
at Arizona
7:00 p.m.
Tue.
12
at Los Angeles 9:30 p.m.
THUR. 14 ARIZONA 7:00 P.M.
SAT. 16 CAROLINA 1:00 P.M.
Tue. 19 at Buffalo 6:00 p.m.
THUR. 21 COLORADO 7:00 P.M.
Sat. 23 at Boston 6:00 p.m.
Mon. 25 at N.Y. Rangers 6:00 p.m.
Tue. 26 at New Jersey 6:00 p.m.
FRI. 29 OTTAWA 3:00 P.M.
DECEMBER
SUN. 1 DALLAS 2:00 P.M.
Tue. 3 at Florida 6:00 p.m.
Thur. 5 at Tampa Bay 6:00 p.m.
Sat. 7 at Carolina 6:00 p.m.
TUE. 10 ANAHEIM 7:00 P.M.
THUR. 12 EDMONTON 7:00 P.M.
SAT. 14 PHILADELPHIA 6:00 P.M.
Sun. 15 at Chicago 6:00 p.m.
Tue. 17 at Vegas 9:00 p.m.
Thur. 19 at Arizona 8:30 p.m.
SAT. 21 WINNIPEG 1:00 P.M.
MON. 23 CALGARY 4:00 P.M.
Fri. 27 at Colorado 7:00 p.m.
SUN. 29 N.Y. ISLANDERS 5:00 P.M.
TUE. 31 TORONTO 5:00 P.M.
JANUARY
SAT. 4 WINNIPEG 1:00 P.M.
SUN. 5 CALGARY 6:00 P.M.
Thur. 9 at Calgary 8:00 p.m.
SUN. 12 VANCOUVER 3:00 P.M.
Tue. 14 at Pittsburgh 6:00 p.m.
THUR. 16 TAMPA BAY 7:00 P.M.
SAT. 18 DALLAS 8:00 P.M.
MON. 20 FLORIDA 7:00 P.M.
WED. 22 DETROIT 7:00 P.M.
Sun. 26 NHL All-Star Game

Enterprise Center 
(St. Louis, Mo.)
FEBRUARY
SAT. 1 BOSTON 7:00 P.M.
TUE. 4 CHICAGO 7:00 P.M.
THUR. 6 VANCOUVER 7:00 P.M.
Fri. 7 at Dallas 7:30 p.m.
SUN. 9 COLORADO 6:30 P.M.
TUE. 11 VEGAS 7:00 P.M.
THUR. 13 N.Y. RANGERS 7:00 P.M.
SAT. 15 SAN JOSE 4:00 P.M.
Wed. 19 at Vancouver 9:30 p.m.
Fri. 21 at Edmonton 8:00 p.m.
SUN. 23 ST. LOUIS 6:30 P.M.
TUE. 25 COLUMBUS 7:00 P.M.
Thur. 27 at Detroit 6:30 p.m.
Fri. 28 at Columbus 6:00 p.m.
MARCH
SUN. 1 WASHINGTON 7:00 P.M.
TUE. 3 NASHVILLE 7:00 P.M.
Thur. 5 at San Jose 9:30 p.m.
Sat. 7 at Los Angeles 3:00 p.m.
Sun. 8 at Anaheim 8:30 p.m.
THUR. 12 VEGAS 7:00 P.M.
Sat. 14 at Philadelphia 12:00 p.m.
SUN. 15 NASHVILLE 6:30 P.M.
TUE. 17 CHICAGO 7:00 P.M.
Thur. 19 at Chicago 7:00 p.m.
Fri. 20 at Winnipeg 7:00 p.m.
MON. 23 COLORADO 7:00 P.M.
THUR. 26 NEW JERSEY 7:00 P.M.
SAT. 28 BUFFALO 7:00 P.M.
Sun. 29 at St. Louis 6:00 p.m.
Tue. 31 at N.Y. Islanders 6:00 p.m.
APRIL
Thur. 2 at Washington 6:00 p.m.
Sat. 4 at Nashville 7:00 p.m.

 

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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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JOKES

  1. Today at the bank, an old lady asked me to help check her balance. So I pushed her over.
  2. I bought some shoes from a drug dealer. I don’t know what he laced them with, but I’ve been tripping all day.
  3. I told my girlfriend she drew her eyebrows too high. She seemed surprised.
  4. My dog used to chase people on a bike a lot. It got so bad, finally I had to take his bike away.
  5. I’m so good at sleeping. I can do it with my eyes closed.
  6. My boss told me to have a good day.. so I went home.
  7. Why is Peter Pan always flying? He neverlands.
  8. A woman walks into a library and asked if they had any books about paranoia. The librarian says “They’re right behind you!”
  9. The other day, my wife asked me to pass her lipstick but I accidentally passed her a glue stick. She still isn’t talking to me.
  10. Why do blind people hate skydiving? It scares the hell out of their dogs.
  11. When you look really closely, all mirrors look like eyeballs.
  12. My friend says to me: “What rhymes with orange” I said: “No it doesn’t”
  13. What do you call a guy with a rubber toe? Roberto.
  14. What did the pirate say when he turned 80 years old? Aye matey.

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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