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When I have a little extra “free time” and have a few minutes to look for some interesting tidbits for Sports Feever, I must admit I can come up with some pretty good stuff and this week is a dandy tie in with Hollywood, UMC Men’s Basketball and the Super Bowl…..Seriously.   If you know what movie I am going to tie in by the three words above, congratulations…you are probably the same age group as me.  Just remember I don’t have pinches of pal, boobie traps, bullet holes, treasure, or even the truffle shuffle in the column.  But I can tie in the movie Goonies to a UMC Basketball player…..here we go.

Harrison Cleary is a sophomore guard from Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  He is the leading scorer in the conference and one of the top Division II players in Northern Sun Conference, which also means he is one of the top players in the country.  Harrison, in Crookston, might be the second most famous person from Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
John Daniel “Tooz” Matuszak was a professional football player and a first overall draft pick in the 1973 NFL draft and played with the Oakland Raiders.  He won two Super Bowls and also participated in the 1978 World’s Strongest Man competition, where he finished ninth.  Pretty impressive resume, right?  Matuszak was also an actor.  The 6’8 280 pounder played the role of Sloth in the 1985 movie, Goonies!  Yes, he was Sloth! 
Matuszak was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Oak Creek, Wisconsin as a kid.  He was the Wisconsin Class A state champion in the shot put with a throw of 58 feet 11 inches.  He played college football at Fort Dodge Junior College before transferring to the University of Missouri, before transferring to the University of Tampa.  He was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the first round in 1973.  He was traded to the Chiefs in 1975 and signed with the Raiders in 1976.  He won two Super Bowls (XI and XV) before retiring in 1982.
If you watch Goonies again, look for Sloth wearing an Oakland Raiders shirt in some scenes. He also had numerous guest appearances in TV shows such as Perfect StrangersM*A*S*HThe Dukes of HazzardHunterSilver SpoonsThe A-Team1st & TenMiami Vice and Cheers.

Matuszak died on June 17, 1989, at the age of 38 years old from a combination of drug overdose and enlarged heart.

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BEMIDJI TO HOST HOCKEY DAY MINNESOTA 2019


The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced today that the city of Bemidji will host the 13th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota 2019 presented by Wells Fargo.

"Bemidji's local organizing committee is thrilled to bring Hockey Day Minnesota north to the First City on the Mississippi and the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox," said Hockey Day Minnesota 2019 Event Chair Tom Kuesel. "The bar for this event is seemingly raised every year, and we are honored to have the opportunity to showcase Bemidji's community spirit to the rest of the State of Hockey. Paul Bunyan stands tall on the shores of Lake Bemidji, and so will Hockey Day Minnesota 2019!"
The announcement was made following the Moorhead vs. Centennial High School hockey game at Lake George Municipal Park in St. Cloud as part of Hockey Day 2018 coverage on FOX Sports North as Marney Gellner presented Kuesel with a custom "Bemidji" #19 jersey. Additional details, including the date, location, match-ups and the official schedule for Hockey Day Minnesota 2019 will be announced at a later date.
"We are thrilled that Bemidji will host Hockey Day Minnesota 2019," said Minnesota Wild President Matt Majka. "Much like St. Cloud, Bemidji has a tremendous passion for all levels of hockey in its community and has already shown a high level of commitment to make next year's Hockey Day Minnesota another great celebration in the State of Hockey."

"Bemidji is excited to host Hockey Day Minnesota 2019," said Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht. "As the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, we are ready to roll out a Bunyan-sized red plaid carpet for all the Hockey Day visitors. Thank you for choosing Bemidji to showcase outdoor hockey on the shores of Lake Bemidji. Let's play hockey!" 

Bemidji's festivities will be part of a day-long television event broadcast on FOX Sports North, designed as a celebration of the game from peewees to pros. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Bemidji Youth Hockey Association and the expansion of outdoor hockey facilities in Bemidji.  "In some ways, Hockey Day Minnesota has become bigger than life - much like Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues," said Mike Dimond, Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports North. "We are thrilled to be heading to the Northwoods and truly look forward to highlighting the charm and beauty of Bemidji!"

"We are honored to once again partner with the Minnesota Wild and FOX Sports North to sponsor Hockey Day Minnesota 2019 in the State of Hockey and look forward to next year's event in the great City of Bemidji," said Wells Fargo's Region Bank President Jason Royce.
Hockey Day Minnesota originated in 2007 by the Minnesota Wild to celebrate the game that has made Minnesota the State of Hockey. It is produced in partnership with FOX Sports North, Minnesota Hockey and the respective local community that serves as host each year. Previous locations include Baudette Bay (2007, 2008), Phalen Park (2009), Hermantown (2010), Moorhead (2011), Minnetonka (2012), Grand Rapids (2013), Elk River (2014), Saint Paul (2015), Duluth (2016), Stillwater (2017) and St. Cloud (2018). For more information, visit www.wild.com/hockeyday.  
 

 

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Some area high school basketball players have reached the 1,000 point milestone the past week.

Brooke Filipi of East Grand Forks Senior High passed the 1,000 point milestone in a win over Fosston.

Jordan Tomkinson of Sacred Heart made the game winning shot and scored his 1,000th point of his career in the same shot in a win at the Northern Freeze on Thursday night.  He reached the mark in only 40 games!!!

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Below is the Section 8AA Boys Basketball QRF standings, compliments of www.minnesota-scores.net.  I will give my thoughts on the sections next week!

Section 8AA - North Standings
QRF Rank
Team (QRF)
Section
Overall
No. 43 Hawley (68.6) 3-2 7-4
No. 59 Roseau (57.5) 3-2 9-3
No. 61 Crookston (56.5) 6-5 6-7
No. 67 East Grand Forks (53.9) 3-1 7-4
No. 83 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (45.1) 5-1 7-5
No. 91 Bagley (38.9) 0-2 6-6
No. 101 Warroad (32.8) 0-4 5-7
No. 117 Thief River Falls (22.4) 0-8 0-13

Section 8AA - South Standings
QRF Rank
Team (QRF)
Section
Overall
No. 5 Perham (115.3) 6-0 13-0
No. 25 Breckenridge (81.3) 4-2 10-2
No. 45 Park Rapids Area (66.6) 5-2 9-5
No. 64 Osakis (54.8) 1-0 8-5
No. 87 Barnesville (43.6) 1-3 3-6
No. 88 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (43.1) 1-1 4-6
No. 89 Wadena-Deer Creek (41.8) 1-3 6-6
No. 108 Staples-Motley (29.0) 0-3 2-8

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Below is the Section 8AA Girls Basketball QRF standings, compliments of www.minnesota-scores.net.  I will give my thoughts on the sections next week!

Section 8AA - North Standings
QRF Rank
Team (QRF)
Section
Overall
No. 1 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (146.2) 7-0 12-0
No. 15 Roseau (97.6) 4-0 10-4
No. 21 East Grand Forks (94.4) 6-2 13-3
No. 27 Thief River Falls (88.6) 3-3 11-6
No. 40 Crookston (76.1) 2-4 7-5
No. 41 Hawley (75.9) 4-4 9-5
No. 122 Warroad (22.6) 0-5 2-11
No. 131 Bagley (15.7) 0-2 0-13

Section 8AA - South Standings
QRF Rank
Team (QRF)
Section
Overall
No. 24 Barnesville (89.3) 4-2 8-2
No. 42 Park Rapids Area (75.0) 4-2 9-4
No. 49 Perham (72.9) 4-3 9-4
No. 86 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (49.8) 1-0 5-6
No. 88 Frazee (47.4) 3-4 5-8
No. 99 Wadena-Deer Creek (37.9) 1-4 5-9
No. 112 Staples-Motley (29.0) 1-3 1-11
No. 117 Breckenridge (27.9) 0-6 4-10

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The Section 8A Boys Basketball QRF standings according to www.minnesota-scores.net.  I will give my thoughts on the section next week.

Section 8A - West Standings
QRF Rank
Team (QRF)
Section
Overall
No. 8 Sacred Heart (72.7) 8-0 11-1
No. 24 Ada-Borup (64.2) 4-0 9-2
No. 29 Fertile-Beltrami (60.2) 6-2 10-4
No. 50 Kittson County Central (49.1) 4-3 8-4
No. 79 Northern Freeze (40.3) 5-4 6-5
No. 80 Stephen-Argyle (39.9) 5-6 5-7
No. 97 Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (34.4) 4-5 5-8
No. 118 Red Lake County (29.3) 4-6 4-8
No. 123 Norman County West (27.3) 0-3 2-8
No. 156 Warren-Alvarado-Oslo (14.3) 1-7 1-10
No. 158 Climax/Fisher (13.4) 1-7 1-10

Section 8A - East Standings
QRF Rank
Team (QRF)
Section
Overall
No. 3 Cass Lake-Bena (81.7) 8-0 14-1
No. 19 Fosston (66.7) 8-2 10-3
No. 46 Win-E-Mac (50.5) 3-5 6-6
No. 83 Red Lake (39.0) 3-5 6-8
No. 105 Blackduck (31.8) 4-3 6-9
No. 116 Goodridge/Grygla (29.7) 4-4 4-8
No. 125 Northome/Kelliher (26.0) 2-4 4-10
No. 138 Clearbrook-Gonvick (20.7) 1-7 2-10
No. 156 Lake of the Woods (14.3) 0-2 2-6

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The Section 8A Girls Basketball QRF standings according to www.minnesota-scores.net.  I will give my thoughts on the section next week.

Section 8A - West Standings
QRF Rank
Team (QRF)
Section
Overall
No. 10 Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (81.5) 6-2 8-2
No. 13 Stephen-Argyle (78.9) 11-0 12-1
No. 33 Sacred Heart (63.2) 6-3 10-5
No. 34 Red Lake Falls (61.4) 7-1 11-3
No. 60 Kittson County Central (46.7) 6-3 10-5
No. 75 Fertile-Beltrami (41.2) 4-5 6-7
No. 82 Northern Freeze (39.8) 5-6 6-7
No. 87 Warren-Alvarado-Oslo (37.9) 3-5 5-8
No. 100 Climax/Fisher (31.5) 2-7 4-8
No. 109 Red Lake County Central (28.1) 3-9 5-9

Section 8A - East Standings
QRF Rank
Team (QRF)
Section
Overall
No. 18 Red Lake (76.4) 9-1 14-2
No. 40 Clearbrook-Gonvick (57.7) 6-2 12-3
No. 51 Kelliher/Northome (50.1) 7-2 12-4
No. 87 Win-E-Mac (37.9) 3-4 5-6
No. 98 Fosston (32.6) 3-6 4-9
No. 104 Cass Lake-Bena (30.5) 3-6 4-13
No. 116 Lake of the Woods (26.1) 1-4 3-8
No. 132 Blackduck (21.3) 0-9 3-13
No. 133 Goodridge/Grygla (20.9) 1-11 1-12

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The University of Minnesota Crookston baseball program will host three camps over a two-day period from Sunday, February 18 to Monday, February 19. The camps are designed for a wide array of ages and are available to those in grades K-12.

The first camp will take place Sunday, February 18 and will be a pitching/catching specific skill camp held at the Minnesota Crookston Sports Center from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $75. The campers will be taught by the Minnesota Crookston baseball coaching staff and players about the entire realm of pitching. The skills taught will include basic mechanics, grips, pelvic loading, pickoffs, Pitcher Fielding Practice (PFP's), and the mental side of pitching. Catching drills will focus on receiving, blocking, throwing, footwork and other basic fundamentals of catching. The camp is for student's grades 7-12. For the pitching/catching camp registration, click here.

That same day, Sunday, February 18, the Golden Eagles will host a hitting/defensive camp at the Minnesota Crookston Sports Center from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The cost of the camp is $75. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of hitting and defense but will cover almost every facet of the game. Hitters will learn proper mechanics including stance, grip, proper bat path, hip rotation and strike zone recognition. The defense portion will teach proper fundamentals. The camp is also for student's grades 7-12. It will also be instructed by the baseball coaching staff and players.   For the hitting/defensive camp registration, click here.

This will be the second year that the Minnesota Crookston baseball program will run a Kid's Camp. The camp will take place Mon. Feb. 19 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Minnesota Crookston Sports Center. The camp will focus on skill development and honing of a wide array of baseball-specific skills. The campers will be instructed by the Minnesota Crookston baseball coaching staff staff and players. The cost of the camp is $25. It is for student's grades K-6. Crookston Public Schools are off Monday, February 19 for Presidents' Day. For the kids camp registration, click here.
If you are interested in taking part in the camp contact Head Coach Steve Gust at 
sjgust@umn.edu or Assistant Coach Taylor Steen attsteen@umn.edu.

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The University of Minnesota Crookston volleyball team is set to host four Junior Olympic (JO) volleyball tournaments over two weekends in March and April.
The first tournament will be for 12-and-under JO teams Saturday, March 3. The same weekend Minnesota Crookston will host a tournament for 16-and-under JO teams Sunday, March 4.
The Golden Eagles will welcome 14-and-under teams Saturday, April 14 and 18-and-under teams Sunday, April 15.
The registration cost for a team is $105. If you are interested in having your team compete in the Minnesota Crookston JO Volleyball Tournaments contact Assistant Coach Anna Morgan at
amorgan@crk.umn.edu or by phone at 218-348-6206. Teams are responsible for all officiating duties. Pool play will begin at 8 a.m. for all four tournaments. Following pool play, all teams will go to playoffs. All games will be played at the Minnesota Crookston Sports Center. Checks can be made out to UMC Volleyball and mailed to:
ATTN: Anna Morgan
2900 University Ave.
Crookston, MN 56716

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The University of Minnesota Crookston volleyball program will host a pair of camps for grades 12-and-under Sunday, February 11 at Lysaker Gymnasium.
The camps will allow campers to learn from Head Coach Sarah Rauen, Assistant Coach Anna Morgan and the Golden Eagle volleyball players. They will learn key volleyball skills such as: passing, setting, serving, attacking, along with competitions and play.
Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.  Jan 21 and Feb. 11. The camps will run 1-3:30 p.m. both days. The cost of an individual camp is $35. If you wish to participate in both camps, the cost is $60. Make checks payable to UMCVB. If you have any questions regarding the camp contact Assistant Coach Anna Morgan at 218-281-8410 or at amorgan@crk.umn.edu.
If you are interested in participating, fill out the attached PDF and return to:

2900 University Ave.
ATTN: Anna Morgan
Crookston, MN 56716

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2018 TBird Blast Girls Elementary Basketball Tournament

Divisions: ​
4th Grade Girls
5th Grade Girls
6th Grade Girls
7th Grade Girls (if interest)

When: ​Saturday, February 10, 2018
Where: ​Mahnomen and Waubun Gymnasiums
Entry Fee: ​$125 (3 games guaranteed), payable to Waubun Basketball
Entry Deadline: ​February 3 (or when full)
Tournament Information: ​Tournament Limited to first 8 teams paid in each division. Teams will be guaranteed 3 games. Games will be two 15 minute halves with running clock. If the score is within 10 points, we will play stop time for the last 2 minutes of the game. Referees will be provided. One referee may be a high school player. Please lead your program by example and treat ALL referees with respect and show sportsmanship. Concessions will be provided.

REGISTRATION FORM
TOWN/TEAM = _____________________________ Grade Level = ____________

Name and Cell # of Coach = _________________________ Email of Contact _______________________________

Make the $125.00 Check payable to Waubun Basketball. Mail to: Paul Clark 1013 3rd St Waubun, MN 56589

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Hillsboro/Central Valley Booster Club will be hosting a Winter Wonder Jam 3 on 3 Basketball tournament on Sunday, February 18, 2018.  The tournament is for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders.

Cost: $80 per team by Wednesday, February 7 (Guaranteed 3 games)
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th
Time: Games starting at 11:00
Location: Central Valley School – Buxton, ND

Concessions will be available.  Games will run every one-half hour.  No more than 5 players per team.  Rules are available upon arrival and are posted at www.centralvalleynd.com under “Booster Club”.  No refunds if cancellation received after the deadline of Wednesday, February 7th.  Awards will be given to all members of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. 

Inclement Weather:  If the tournament is cancelled due to inclement weather, ½ of the registration fee will be returned.  If the tournament is held, and a team chooses not to travel, there will be no refund.

Waiver of Release & Liability
In consideration of being permitted to play 3 on 3 basketball at Central Valley, ND, I hereby release, on behalf of myself, my family, my heirs and my assigns, the Central Valley School District and Hillsboro School District, it’s employees, agents, owner and sponsors from liability for injury, death or loss suffered by me while participating in 3 on 3 basketball, using the facility or equipment or engaging in any activities incidental there to, in present of future participation, wherever or however the same may occur, which result from ordinary negligence of the Central Valley and Hillsboro School districts.  I affirm that I am voluntarily participating in 3 on 3 basketball, and acknowledge that there are inherent risks in playing 3 on 3 basketball that cannot be eliminated even when the greatest care is taken.  I know, understand and appreciate these inherent risks of the sport of 3 on 3 basketball.  I assume full responsibilities for any and all injuries or damages which may occur to me as a result of such inherent risks associated with playing 3 on 3 basketball. 

Team Name:  ______________________________________________

Grade:  __________ (teams with mixed grades MUST enter in higher division)      

Boys/Girls (circle one)

Coach or Contact Person _________________________________________

 

Players Name                                            Parent/Guardian Signature                                                     Date

1. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

4. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

5.
   _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

This player permission slip may be turned in with registration form or may be turned in before the team’s first game of the tournament at the registration table.

 

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The 25th Annual CYBA Basketball Tournament March 23-25, 2018.  Third grade boys and girls will play Saturday Only. 4-8th Girls will Play Friday and Saturday. 4-8th Boys will Play Saturday and Sunday.

No games will begin before noon on Sunday March 25. Attached is the registration form. Hope to see you all in March. For more information please visit our website at www.crookstonbasketball.com

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Sacred Heart  3rd and 4th Grade Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Tournaments

Saturday, February 17, 2018 
Boy’s and Girl’s:  3rd and 4th
Entry Fee: $125.00 per team    Entry fee must accompany registration.  Entry fee is used for awards and expenses.
Tournament position not guaranteed until entry fee is paid.

Door Admission:      
$6.00 for Adults
$4.00 for Seniors and Students
Free for Kids under 5

Concessions available all day
Medals will be given for 1st and 2 Place and 3rd place

8 team limit in each grade

Please enter ASAP and if you have any questions email Blake Karas bkaras@sacredheartegf.net

SEND REGISTRATION AND ENTRY FEE TO:           

Blake Karas  
200 3rd St. NW
East Grand Forks, MN  56721
(320)282-1232
bkaras@sacredheartegf.net

Entry Fee: $125.00 per team
Make check payable to:  Sacred Heart Athletic Club
Tournament Date:  February 17, 2018

Please check the grade and team(s) you would like to enter and submit with payment.  It may be beneficial to email to reserve a spot as well. 

      3rd Grade Girls
      4th Grade Girls
      3rd Grade Boys                                   
     4th Grade Boys

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Sacred Heart 5th and 6th Grade Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Tournaments

Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Boy’s and Girl’s:  5th and 6th 

Entry Fee: $125.00 per team
Entry fee must accompany registration.
Tournament position not guaranteed until entry fee is paid.
Entry fee is used for awards and expenses.

Door Admission:       
$6.00 for Adults
$4.00 for Seniors and Students
Free for Kids under 5

Concessions available all day
Medals will be given for 1st and 2nd Place and 3rd place
8 team limit in each grade 

Please enter ASAP and if you have any questions email Blake Karas bkaras@sacredheartegf.net

SEND REGISTRATION AND ENTRY FEE TO:   
Blake Karas   
200 3rd St. NW
East Grand Forks, MN  56721
(320)282-1232
bkaras@sacredheartegf.net

Entry Fee: $125.00 per team
Make check payable to:  Sacred Heart Athletic Club
Tournament Date:  February 24, 2018

Please check the grade and team(s) you would like to enter and submit with payment.  It may be beneficial to email to reserve a spot as well. 

      5th Grade Girls
      6th Grade Girls
      5th Grade Boys                                  
     6th Grade Boys

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2018 Ada-Borup Booster Club Cougar Classic Basketball Tournament 

February 3rd Boys 4th - 6th grade

February 10th Girls 4th - 6th grade

Cost: $150 per team limited to the first 8 teams paid for each grade

3 Game Guarantee

Registration deadline is Jan. 19th, 2018

Tournament questions:
Jeremy Peterson email jpeterson@partnersadvantage.comor cell 701-371-9565
Amy Kroshus email amykroshus@loretel.net or cell 218-784-8351

FOR THE BOYS INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE

FOR THE GIRLS INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE

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There has been a lot of interest from people after we posted this so we will post it again.  If you have any info on Pirate sports records or want to help tracking them down read below!

Crookston High School, namely Ed Nelson, has been working on getting all the records for the Pirate Sports teams updated and it has been a process.  Ed is looking for any records, stats, state participants, etc from the following sports.

Boys Tennis
Girls Tennis
Football
Girls Soccer
Volleyball
Baseball

If you have Crookston Times articles with information, yearbooks with team and/or individual records, scrapbooks, or anything with any information that you might think would be of interest to Ed email him at ednelson12@yahoo.com

With that said we have links to the Crookston Pirate records pages for the following sports.  If you see something that is incomplete, or maybe an updated record let Ed know at the above email address.  I have listed the team and click on the team to see their records. 


Here is an update on the various sports covered by the website as of December 1, 2016

Sports that are done and will not change without additional information:

Boys’ Basketball
Girls’ Basketball
Boys’ Golf
Girls’ Golf
Boys’ Soccer (Poor or no records were kept over the years.)
Girls’ Soccer
Boys’ Track & Field
Girls’ Track & Field
Wrestling
Softball
Swimming
Volleyball
Girls’ Hockey will be complete by the end of 2016 and join the above.  I am currently looking for “Team:  Game” and “Player: Game” records for the first 5 years of the program.

Sports being worked on:
Baseball (Justin Johnson is doing the research and has completed the last 16 years)
Boys’ & Girls’ Tennis (Mike Geffre has the information and is scanning everything.  When he is done, the records will be posted.)

Sports not yet started:
Football (I will be starting Football this winter.)
Boys’ Hockey (Frank Fee has agreed to research the records.) 

Fall Sports -
Boys Soccer       Girls Swimming      Girls Soccer      Volleyball

Incomplete records     Girls Tennis         Football                  

Winter Sports -
Boys Basketball           Girls Basketball          Boys Hockey         Girls Hockey         Wrestling

Spring Sports-
Softball            Boys Track        Girls Track         Boys Golf         Girls Golf      -

Incomplete records 
Boys Tennis         Baseball

Sports that are no longer offered-
Boys Swimming           Girls Cross Country           Boys Cross Country

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JOKES (Do you have any good jokes - email them to chrisjfee@yahoo.com and I will put them in the feever

 

Ole and Sven die in a snowmobiling accident, drunker than skunks, And go to Hell. The Devil observes that they are really enjoying themselves. He says to them 'Doesn't the heat and smoke bother you?' Ole replies, 'Vell, ya know, ve're from nordern Minnesooota, da land of snow an ice, an ve're yust happy fer a chance ta varm up a little bit, ya know.’

 
The devil decides that these two aren't miserable enough and turns up the heat even more. When he returns to the room of the two from Minnesota , the devil finds them in light jackets and hats, grilling Walleye and drinking beer. The devil is astonished and exclaims, 'Everyone down here is in misery, and you two seem to be enjoying yourselves?' Sven replies, 'Vell, ya know, ve don't git too much varm veather up dere at da Falls, so ve've yust got ta haff a fish fry vhen da veather's dis nice.’
 
The devil is absolutely furious. He can hardly see straight. Finally he comes up with the answer. The two guys love the heat because they have been cold all their lives. The devil decides to turn all the heat off in Hell. The next morning, the temperature is 60 below zero, icicles are hanging everywhere, and people are shivering so bad that they are unable to wail, moan or gnash their teeth. The devil smiles and heads for the room with Ole and Sven. He gets there and finds them back in their parkas, bomber hats, and mittens. They are jumping up and down, cheering, yelling and screaming like mad men.
 
The devil is dumbfounded, 'I don't understand, when I turn up the heat you're happy. Now its freezing cold and you're still happy. What is wrong with you two?’
 
They both look at the devil in surprise and say, 'Vell, don't ya know, if hell iss froze over, dat must mean da Vikings von da Super Bowl.

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A Packer fan walks into a bar... to watch the Vikings play for the NFC championship.

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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 *****

Paul Bittner, is playing for the Cleveland Monsters (AHL – minor league affiliate of Columbus).  Paul didn't score in a 2-1 victory and he didn't score in a 4-2 loss to Grand Rapids (Mich) last weekend.  Cleveland hosts Rockford tonight (Wednesday) and Friday and will travel to Chicago on Sunday and Milwaukee on Tuesday.

Ryan Bittner, is a junior playing hockey for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  Ryan didn't score in a 2-1 loss to Augsburg on Friday and he didn't score in a 5-1 victory over St. John's University on Saturday.  The Pointers take on UW-Eau Claire on Friday and host UW-River Falls on Saturday.

Brady Heppner, is a sophomore playing hockey at St. Johns University in Collegeville.  Brady didn't score in a 5-1 loss to UW-Superior on Friday and he didn't score in a 3-1 victory over Hamline on Saturday.  St. Johns will host Concordia College this weekend.

Aaron Hollcraft, is a junior playing basketball and baseball for the UMC Golden Eagles.   Aaron didn't play in an 82-75 loss at Southwest Minnesota State on Friday and he didn't play in a 68-56 loss to the University of Sioux Falls on Saturday.  UMC will host the University of Mary on Friday and Minot State on Saturday.

Doug Larson, is a captain for the junior hockey team, Brookings Blizzard of the NAHL.  Doug didn't score in a in a 3-2 loss and a 2-0 loss to Austin last weekend.  Brookings travels to Bismarck on Friday and Saturday.

Harrison Bjorgo, is playing Junior Hockey for the Minnesota Iron Rangers.  Harrison didn't play in a 4-3 loss or a 6-2 loss to Fort Frances last weekend.  The Iron Ranges host Thunder Bay tonight and host Fort Frances on Thursday.

Cody Wardner, is playing Junior Hockey for the Oklahoma City Jr. Blazers in the C1HL league.   Cody didn't score in a 5-4 victory, a 2-1 loss and a 3-1 loss to El Paso last weekend.  The Blazers will travel to Dallas to play Saturday and Sunday.

Haley Roed, is a sophomore swimmer for the Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons in the NSIC.  Haley was on the third place 200 Yard Freestyle team, she was on the third place 400 Freestyle Relay team, sixth place 200 Yard Medley Relay, seventh in the 50 Freestyle, she was on the ninth place 400 Medley Relay, ninth place in the 800 Freestyle relay, 11th in the 50 Butterfly, finished 14th in the 100 Breaststroke, and 14th in the 100 IM.  The Dragons will be off until January 27 when they travel to Minnesota State Mankato.

Crookston School District Coaches -
Wade Hanson
is coaching 8th grade boys basketball
Travis Ross is coaching 7th grade boys basketball
Kevin Weber is a Pirate Boys Basketball volunteer assistant coach
Connor Morgan is a Pirate Boys Hockey assistant coach
Sam Melbye is a Pirate Boys J.V. Hockey coach
Jaclyn Martin is the Pirate Girls Hockey Head Coach
Wes Hanson is the Pirate Wrestling Head Coach
Chris Dufault is an Assistant Wrestling Coach
Nate Merten is an Assistant Wrestling Coach

Crookston Youth Hockey coaches -
Joel Gasper
is coaching Crookston mini-mites
Matt Hann is coaching Crookston mini-mites
Chris Demarais is coaching Crookston min-mites
Rich Clauson is coaching Crookston Mite 3
Stacey (Flikka) Olson is coaching Mite 3
Mickey Kaiser is coaching Crookston 8U
JaNae Coauette is coaching Crookston 8U
Maddie Nichols
is coaching Crookston 8U
Wes Colborn is coaching Crookston Squirts
Jeremy Lubinski
is coaching Crookston Squirts
Andy Fee
is coaching Crookston 10U
Trevore Brekken
is coaching Crookston 10U
Brent Epema
is coaching Crookston 10U
Scott Sanders
is coaching Crookston 10U
Wade Demarais
is coaching Crookston Squirts/PeeWee's
Trent Fischer
is coaching Crookston 12U
Derick Seaver
is coaching Crookston 12U
Evan Meyer
is coaching Crookston Bantams

Marietta Geist, a sophomore on the Carleton College Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams. Marietta suffered an injury and hopes to compete in the indoor track season.

Luke Edlund, is a junior linebacker on the Crown College football team.  Crown is done until next fall.

Elise Tangquist, is a freshman golfer for the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. Northwestern will be off until the spring.

Isaac Westlake, a sophomore golfer on the Winona State Men’s Golf team.  Winona State will be off until the spring.

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

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

Jake Olson is Head Boys Tennis coach at Delano.

Todd Kreibich, is the Coach and General Manager for the Minnesota Iron Rangers Junior Hockey team our of Hoyt Lakes.

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

Katy Westrom, is Freshman Girls Basketball coach at Monticello High School.

Matt Harris, is an Assistant Athletic Director and assistant basketball coach at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, Arizona.

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
 
Erika Wheelhouse
 is serving in the Peace Corp in the Philippines.
 
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.
 
Alan Mart, 2009 Crookston High School graduate, is currently serving his country for the US Army as a Cavalry Scout in Afghanistan.
 
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 Iraq
 
Philip Kujawa class of 2004 from Crookston Central is stationed at Hohnfels in Germany for the next 2 or 3 years.
 
Scott Riopelle is head of Crookston Parks and Recreation
 
Rob Sobolik is the General Manager of the Fargodome