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UMC MEN’S BASKETBALL’S HARRISON CLEARY NAMED TO ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM

University of Minnesota Crookston senior men’s basketball player Harrison Cleary (G, Oak Creek, Wis.) garnered Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-America Third Team honors, as voted on by Division II members of the College Sports Information Directors of...

SPORTS FEEVER – March 26, 2020

As I stated in an earlier Feever column, Leo Blavin will have his last day at KROX on Friday, March 27.  There was a part of me that was hoping Governor Tim Walz would lock down the borders so...

MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES SUSPENSION CONTINUES UNTIL MAY 4

The Minnesota State High School League continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and the most current information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Office of the Governor. The MSHSL...

UMC MEN’S BASKETBALL GETS A VERBAL COMMITMENT FROM AN ALL-CONFERENCE JUCO FROM OREGON

The University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagle Men's Basketball team has received a verbal commitment from Leonard Dixon, a 6'7 Sophomore forward, from Mount Hood Community College and Sam Barlow High School in Damascus, Oregon. Dixon will give the...

UMC’S HARRISON CLEARY NAMED TO ALL-CENTRAL DISTRICT SECOND TEAM

University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) men’s basketball player Harrison Cleary (Sr., G, Oak Creek, Wis.) was to the 2020 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II All-Central District Second Team selection for the second straight season Cleary was also...

SECTION 8AA AND 8A WELL REPRESENTED IN GIRLS BASKETBALL ACADEMIC ALL-STATE TEAMS

The Minnesota High School Girls Basketball Association has announced the Academic All-State team and several area girls were named to the team. CLASS AA Kasey Cwikla (Crookston) Emmy Heisler (East Grand Forks) Riley Regorrah (East Grand Forks) Carlie Meis (Fergus Falls) Sabrina Fronning (Fergus Falls) Olivia...

COACHES CORNER WRAPS UP UMC BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL SEASON/TALKS PIRATE ACTIVITIES

On Saturday's Coaches Corner program we wrapped up the University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagle Baseball and Softball seasons with Coach Steve Gust, Travis Owen, and Justin Johnson.  We also talked with Crookston High School Activities Director Greg Garmen. ...

UMC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HAS 10 AND MEN HAVE 2 NAMED TO ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

The University of Minnesota Crookston had 12 student-athletes named to the 2019-20 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Winter All-Academic Team. The Golden Eagles were represented by two men’s basketball players and 10 women’s basketball players named to the prestigious...

CROOKSTON HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES 2020 CLASS

Four new members of the Crookston High School Hall of Fame Class and two members of the “Legends Hall of Fame” were announced today.  The Class will be Inducted Saturday, August 22 at 2:00 PM during Ox Cart Days. Lenny...

SPORTS FEEVER – MARCH 19, 2020

I honestly have no idea how to start this week's column.  I thought a long time about what I was going to say and I have no words.  Everybody's life has been turned upside down.  My wife (a hairdresser)...

KROX EVENING PROGRAMMING UPDATE – CLASSIC TWINS, NCAA BASKETBALL GAMES, AND PLAYS

KROX Radio has added programming each weeknight and also on the weekends.  We will be airing Classic Minnesota Twins broadcasts from big games, like World Series games, and several games from 2019.  We will also broadcast Classic March Madness...

MINNESOTA BOYS BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS

The Minnesota High School Boys Basketball Coaches Association has released the 2019-20 Class A and AA Academic All-State basketball team.  There were several area players from Section 8A and 8AA that made the team and they are listed below....

SIX STAR BOYS BASKETBALL CONFERENCE HANDS OUT AWARDS

The Six Star Boys Basketball conference handed out their postseason awards on Monday, March 16 at their banquet sponsored by Border States Bank. Teams in the conference are Badger/Greenbush-Middle River, Goodridge/Gryla, Kittson County Central, Northern Freeze, Stephen-Argyle, and Warren-Alvarado-Oslo. The...

MSHSL SENDS A REMINDER OF WHAT COACHES CAN/CAN’T DO UNTIL MARCH 27

The following provides further clarification on what is allowed within spring activity participation limitations for Minnesota State High School League member schools following Emergency Executive Order 20-02 issued on March 15, 2020, by Governor Walz. Effective between March 18 and...

MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE BANS PRACTICES MARCH 18-27

Consistent with Emergency Executive Order 20-02 issued on March 15, 2020, by Governor Walz the Minnesota State High School League has updated information on activity participation limitations. Effective from Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 27, 2020: There will...

MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE BANS SPORTING EVENTS THROUGH APRIL 6

The Minnesota State High School League has announced member schools may continue to provide participation opportunities for spring sport and activities programs. Schools can only offer practice and cannot compete in scrimmages or events/games until April 6 effective today...

NORTHWEST CONFERENCE GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The Northwest Conference has released the Girls Basketball All-Conference team.  The Conference includes Crookston, East Grand Forks, Roseau, Thief River Falls, Bagley, and Warroad.  The all-conference team is listed below. All-Conference Emma Borowicz     Junior             Crookston Hayden...

CYBA CANCELS 2020 TOURNAMENT

On Friday morning KROX received the following from the Crookston Youth Basketball Association: Dear Crookston Community, We are very sorry to inform you, but due to the growing health concerns, the Crookston Youth Basketball tournament on March 20, 21, & 22...

CROOKSTON PIRATE BOYS BASKETBALL HANDS OUT AWARDS AT BANQUET

The Crookston Pirate Boys Basketball team held the end of the year banquet at the Crookston High School commons on Thursday evening.  The following awards were handed out -  Todd Eisert Most Dedicated award - Caden Osborn Northwest Basketball All-Conference -...

UMC WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM FINISHES FOURTH PLACE, LED BY FERTILE’S CAMRYN LARSON AND ANNA OLSON

Story by Shawn Smith of UMC Athletics -  The University of Minnesota Crookston women’s golf team placed fourth of four teams at the SMSU Spring Challenge at Coldwater Golf Course in Avondale, Ariz. The tournament was cut to just one...

NSIC SUSPENDS ALL REGULAR SEASON ATHLETIC CONTESTS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, INCLUDING UMC

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) has announced they are suspending all regular season athletic conference contests effective immediately.  The University of Minnesota Crookston is one of the 16 members of the conference. The official release is below. Based on...

SECTION 8A BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TO LIMIT FANS TO IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY

The Minnesota State High School League Region 8A committee has announced they will limit the crowd for the Section 8A Boys Basketball tournament between Ada-Borup/West and Cass Lake-Bena to essential school personnel, event staff, and immediate family only.  The...