SPORTS FEEVER – October 24, 2019

We are in full playoff mode here at KROX and we are busy and hopefully, we will be busy for several more weeks.
Bad news – The First day of Minnesota High School Girls Hockey starts Monday.  The first UMC Basketball games are on Wednesday (a doubleheader).  So much for a break between seasons!  If you hear someone crying….it might be me!   We have several weeks left in the football and volleyball season and we already have our first basketball games next week.  No me gusta!!!  No estoy listo!!! (Senorita Christianson would be proud!!)

Anyway, this week we have a big fundraiser for Park Rapids very own, John Schumacher.  He is a great guy and to donate, read the story below.  I will also take a look at the area section football semi-finals, and a lot more.  Enjoy and good luck to all teams still going!

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There will be a benefit for Park Rapids’ John Schumacher (Big Schu) on Friday, November 1 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. There will be a dinner and silent auction at the Park Rapids American Legion (900 1st St E – Park Rapids, Minnesota 56470)
Come out and support “Big Schu!” Now is the time for everyone to be there for them as John continues to battle cancer. John was a longtime Coach and Athletic Director at Park Rapids High School before taking over as the Executive Director of the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association.
Donations of auction items can be mailed to or dropped off at:
Northland Lumber, Attn: Tiny Blanchard, 1001 W 1st St, Park Rapids, MN
Direct contributions may be sent to:
John Schumacher Benefit Account, Citizens National Bank of Park Rapids

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I have had several people around the community and some people from the area ask me if this was the worst fall for Crookston/UMC sports ever?  I don’t know one way or the other, but I know it was a long fall sports season for most of the teams.

UMC Soccer – 0-10 outscored 38-2
UMC Football 0-7 outscored 260-91 (will be worse after Saturday)
UMC Volleyball 4-15 overall and two wins in the NSIC
UMC is obviously not #owningthenorth they are #gettingownedbythenorth

What can be done….

UMC – I think I have finally quit thinking UMC should stay NCAA Division 2 and now I am leaning towards trying something new.  Doing the same thing over and over and getting the same result is considered insanity….right???
These are the reasons why I am now leaning on dropping to D-3- (I don’t know if it is possible to drop right now with NCAA, but I am going to tell you anyway)
The UMC Men’s Basketball program has the best player they have ever had and might have the best team they have had and they are picked to finish seventh place (out of 16 teams) in the NSIC preseason coaches poll.   You have UMC baseball (the only other competitive team right now) playing great ball and they are the middle of the pack and all teams have LIMITED resources.  UMC will likely never be fully funded scholarship-wise in football, baseball, and softball.
Crookston will never have the money Sioux Falls, St. Cloud, Duluth, Winona, Aberdeen, Moorhead and others will have.  It isn’t possible unless an alum hits the jackpot and gives half of it back to UMC!

What should UMC do?  This is what I personally think they should do, if possible.  The UMAC or MIAC conference in NCAA Division III.  There are no athletic scholarships in NCAA D-3, but the quarterback always seems to have the “leadership” scholarship.
The UMAC has the following sports in each season – UMC has the sports that are bold –

Fall –
Men’s and Women’s Soccer 
Cross Country

Track and Field

Track and Field

Football has a different group of teams – Martin Luther, Greenville, MacMurray, St. Scholastica, Crown College, Northwestern, Minnesota Morris, Iowa Wesleyan.

The UMAC seems to be a good fit.  You would still have to upgrade the football field, but the rest of the facilities are fine for Division 3.

The other D3 conference in the area is the MIAC.  Teams like Concordia College in Moorhead, St. Johns, St. Bens, St. Olaf, St. Catherine, Bethel, Hamline, Augsburg, Macalaster, Gustavus, and St. Mary’s.  The MIAC offers  the following sports, with UMC’s current sports in bold.

Fall –
Men’s and Women’s Soccer
Cross Country

Men’s and Women’s Swimming
Track and Field

Track and Field

It could be possible for UMC to compete in the MIAC too. Most of the schools have a lot of money, but all the schools are in Minnesota.  They are even kicking out St. Thomas because they are too good.  UMC would have to put some money into the facilities to be in the MIAC, and I think most fans know most of the teams in the conference so that could be a good thing too.

IF UMC was looking to make the move to the UMAC or MIAC, they would be competitive right away in the conference and could be a player nationally in basketball and baseball.  Again, I don’t know if it is possible, but it might not be a bad deal.  Having winning programs with local kids seems to be pretty alluring right now.  Having hockey in a Division 3 conference (MIAC) would be pretty sweet too!

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The Crookston Pirate fall sports season hasn’t been a lot to celebrate this year either.  Obviously you can’t recruit in high school so the old question comes down to two things –
Are their too many sports, are the kids doing enough to get better?

Pirate Girls Swimming – 0-6 in duals
Pirate Volleyball – 2-21
Pirate Boys Soccer – 2-13
Pirate Football – 3-6
Pirate Girls Soccer – 4-13
Pirate Girls Tennis – 10-12

What is the purpose of high school sports?  The Crookston High School philosophy is to provide opportunity.  They are doing that.    If they cut one sport, would they still be providing opportunity?  Absolutely.  We will see what happens, but I think the future of the programs would have to rely on numbers.
I believe it should also be based on how much time the kids put into their programs, but if you did that, the only “sport” offered would be Fortnite and cell phones!

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Congratulations to Roseau’s Mariah Haugen on the 1,000th set of her career on Wednesday night.

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Bemidji State University Men’s Basketball got a verbal commitment from Wyatt Olson, a 6-5 215 pound forward from St. Peter.

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A big THANK YOU to Dave Peterson for getting us District stats all season long.  The links to the final regular-season stats are below –



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I have received my Gopher Men’s Basketball season tickets.  If you want to take in a game, I have four tickets to every home game, including the very “tough” non-conference.  The games are listed below.  If you are interested, email me at

Gopher Tickets –
October 28 vs Southwest Minnesota State (Exhibition)
November 21 vs Central Michigan
November 24 vs UND
November 29 vs Depaul
December 2 vs Clemson
December 15 vs Ohio State
December 28 vs Florida International
January 5 vs Northwestern
January 15 vs Penn State
February 5 vs Wisconsin
February 16 vs Iowa
February 19 vs Indiana
February 26 vs Maryland
March 8 vs Nebraska

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The Crookston Blue Line Club has been pretty active over the last several years and the “new guard” has whipped the struggling program into shape in short time.  They have built up their numbers from the lowest they have seen it, they have worked on skill and basic fundamental development and a lot more.  They still have the challenges of expensive ice rental and other things that most youth hockey organizations deal with.
The Crookston Blue Line Club has a Social Media Policy and it is awesome.  I say kudos to the Crookston Blue Line Club and the work they are doing!!!   I have included the Social Media Policy below –

Crookston Blue Line Club SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

The CROOKSTON BLUE LINE CLUB understands and appreciates the importance of social networking as it relates to the personal and professional lives of its members. This immediate and public forum provides unique opportunities for networking and promotion; however, it also provides an unsupervised medium for inappropriate conduct to occur. This conduct may be deemed detrimental to the welfare of Crookston Youth Hockey, its membership and not in the best interests of the game.
Crookston Blue Line Club holds its entire membership who participates in online social networking to the same standards as it would with all forms of communication including television, radio and print.
These policies are designed to protect all parties from harassment, bullying, stalking, inappropriate contact or behavior, however they are intended.

The following are some examples of behavior in online social networking mediums that will result in appropriate disciplinary action at the discretion of the CBLC Hockey Committee:
● Posting or divulging confidential information that includes but is not limited to: member’s personal information, contact information, medical conditions, injuries and/or other sensitive matters pertinent to CBLC Hockey and its membership
● Posting negative or derogatory comments about any of CBLC Hockey’s or competing programs’ staff, programs, members, or program participants
● Posting photographs, video or comments regarding fights, penalties, or other in-game incidents
● Posting photographs, video or comments promoting negative influences or criminal behavior including but not limited to: drug use, alcohol abuse, public intoxication, sexual exploitation, etc

Crookston Blue Line Club members should assume at all times that they are representing Crookston Hockey. Members are expected to demonstrate discretion and respect over these sites; if a photo or comment would be inappropriate for all other forms of media, then it should be considered inappropriate for online social networking sites. Any material, comments or actions through these portals deemed inappropriate will be reviewed by the CBLC Committee for possible disciplinary actions.

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The Section Football semi-finals will be held on Saturday around northwest Minnesota.  I will give my predictions for each of the area semi-final games.  Again, I know nothing and the picks are for pure entertainment purposes only.  Ask me Saturday night at the bar who I think is going to win and I will get them all right!!!!

Section 8A – 
Polk County West (7-2) at Mahnomen-Waubun (8-1) – Polk County West has two losses on the year and one of them was to Mahnomen-Waubun.  PCW has switched up things and has put Sam Gapp at quarterback and that gives the Thunder a new weapon in the backfield.  Turnovers have hurt PCW in their two losses and if they can take care of the ball, they should have a shot.  Mahnomen-Waubun has been banged up this year, but they go with the “next man up” philosophy.  They have been in the section championship for as long as I can remember and this group doesn’t want to be the group that doesn’t make it.
I am going with PCW in a mild upset 22-14.

Red Lake County (5-4) at Ada-Borup/West (8-1) – Red Lake County will have their hands full, but they seem to play some of their best football against the best teams.  RLC lost to Ada-Borup 33-16 in the seventh week of the season and with the muddy conditions, don’t be surprised if the Rebels pull away with a win.  Ada-Borup/West, no this isn’t the name of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s kids, they are a team that is undefeated against Class A schools this year.  Their only loss is to THE top team in the area, Barnesville.  Ada-Borup/West relies on their athleticism and with the muddy conditions will they be able to play the way they normally do?  We will find out.
I have a feeling the game could come down to the last possession……Too close to call.

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Stephen-Argyle (6-3) at Warren-Alvarado-Oslo (6-3) – The Stephen-Argyle Storm is coming off an impressive revenge victory with a 35-0 win over Goodridge-Grygla, a team they lost to in the final game of the regular season in double overtime.  The game on Saturday isn’t on turf and it will be in the mud at Warren.  What does that mean for the Storm?  It means that they might have to adjust their game plan a bit depending on the conditions, but the forecast looks favorable for some drying.  Warren-Alvarado-Oslo beat Stephen-Argyle 24-6 in week two.  The Storm was missing two or three key players in the game and they will be looking for some payback.  The Ponies have had a great season this year and they want to get back to the section championship for the first time in several years.  Coach Gullickson and the staff have the boys playing well and they are coming off a convincing first-round victory.
I am going to say this game is also to close to call!  KROX will have the game on the radio for those that want to listen to the game.

Badger-Greenbush-Middle River (6-3) at North Central (9-0) – We will finally see if North Central is the real deal.  Last year North Central had the second seed and were dismantled by Kittson County Central in the semi-finals.  Will that happen again this year, or will they prove they are for real?  The Gators have had a great season with their losses to Fertile-Beltrami, Stephen-Argyle and Norman County East/Ulen Hitterdal.  This one is going to be interesting, but I think BGMR comes away with a 22-21 victory on the road.

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Section 6 9-Man

Park Christian (5-4) at Win-E-Mac (9-0) – Park Christian is coming off a nice win in the first round of the playoffs and looking to win their second straight playoff game on the road.  Win-E-Mac has been perfect all season and beat Park Christian 34-14 earlier this year.
I am picking Win-E-Mac by a 30-12 score.

Blackduck (7-2) at Fertile-Beltrami (8-1) – Blackduck is coming off an 8-0 victory in their first-round game and Fertile-Beltrami won their game 33-0.
Fertile-Beltrami beat Blackduck 28-14 in the first meeting of the year and I have a feeling the Falcons will advance to the championship for a rematch with Win-E-Mac.
I am picking Fertile-Beltrami 24-12.

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Section 8AA – 

Warroad (5-4) at Barnesville (9-0) – Barnesville has scored 399 points and haven’t scored less than 30 points in a game this year.  They have only given up 65 points in nine games!  Barnesville has dominated every team they have played.  Warroad is coming off a nice win in the mud with an 18-8 victory over Crookston.  Warroad has some speed and some weapons, but it won’t be enough on Saturday.
I pick Barnesville by a large margin.

Frazee (5-4) at Pelican Rapids (6-3) – 
It is easy to cheer for both teams.  Here are two programs that had to forfeit games in the past few years due to a lack of numbers.  Now they are having winning seasons and playing for a chance to play in the Section 8AA championship in the Fargodome!  What a country!!  Pelican Rapids won the regular-season meeting 45-36 and I am thinking you can expect another close game.  All seven of the teams combined losses have been against very good teams, so it will come down to who takes care of the ball and makes the big plays.
I am thinking Frazee wins 22-20.

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The state of Minnesota has a lot of kids playing Division 1 hockey.  There are 201 Men and 169 Women, both of which are increases from last year.  There are 17 men and 18 women goaltenders.

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The Crookston Pirate Girls Tennis team will have two girls, Catherine Tiedemann and Emma Borowicz, competing in the Minnesota State High School League Girls tennis individual tournament.  Tiedemann and Borowicz finished second place in the section tournament and will make their second straight appearance.
The girls will play in the first round of the State Class A Double Tennis tournament at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 24, at the Reed Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis.  They will play #5 seed Danielle Thorfinnson/Alissa Thorfinnson of Minnewaska Area in the first round.  In the second round, they will play either the #4 seed from Virginia or a team from Litchfield.

For more on the state tennis tournament, see the info below –

The Girls State Tennis Tournament is scheduled for October 22-25. Here is a look at the tournament:

The schedule:

Class A: Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis. Team competition will take place on October 22 and 23 followed by the individual tournament on October 24 and 25. Team quarterfinal pairings are: New London-Spicer vs. Pequot Lakes (8 a.m.); Rochester Lourdes vs. Blue Earth Area (10 a.m.); The Blake School of Minneapolis vs. Thief River Falls (Noon); Litchfield vs. Minnewaska Area of Glenwood (2 p.m.).

Class AA: Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis. Team competition will take place on October 22 and 23 followed by the individual tournament on October 24 and 25. Team quarterfinal pairings are:  No. 1 Seed – Edina vs. Wayzata (8 a.m.); No. 4. Seed – Rochester Mayo vs. No. 5 Seed – Elk River, which includes students from Zimmerman (10 a.m.); No. 2 Seed – Minnetonka vs. Becker (Noon); No. 3 Seed – Mounds View vs. Woodbury (2 p.m.).

Official ball: Wilson (US Open Extra Duty)


Class A – The Blake School returns in search of a fifth consecutive championship. If the Bears win, it would be their 13th title overall. Two other teams return from the 2018 field: Litchfield earned runner-up honors and Rochester Lourdes was third. The Class A team tournament is not seeded.

Class AA – The Edina Hornets return in search of their third consecutive title. The Hornets are looking for their 34th championship overall. Edina East also won three team titles. Five other teams return from last year’s field: Minnetonka, runner-up; Rochester Mayo, third; Mounds View, fourth; and Elk River, fifth. Wayzata bowed out in the consolation semifinals.

This is the eighth year that the Class AA team tournament has been seeded. The top five seeds this year, in order, are: Edina, Minnetonka, Mounds View, Rochester Mayo, and Elk River.


Class A – Defending champion, senior Arlina Shen of The Blake School, is this year’s top seed. She will face tough competition from senior Clare Palen of Rochester Lourdes, the No. 2 seed. Palen won the doubles crown with Natalie Allison the past two years. Junior Sonia Baig of The Blake School, ninth-grader Lydia Delich of Eveleth-Gilbert Area, and sophomore Megan Muller of Pequot Lakes are seeded No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 this year, respectively. Baig and Delich finished third and fourth in doubles, respectively, in 2018. The only other Top 6 finisher to return is junior Ally Agerland of Holy Family Catholic of Victoria. She placed sixth last year.

This year’s top-seeded doubles team is sophomore Bella Suk and ninth-grader Allyson Jay of The Blake School. Suk placed third in doubles last year and Jay finished third in the singles tournament. The No. 2 team is juniors Avery Stilwell and Elise Bierbaum of Litchfield. Stilwell was the runner-up in doubles and Bierbaum was fourth in singles in 2018.

The remaining seeded teams are: seniors Emily Melin and Caroline Cameron of The Blake School (No. 3); seniors Anna Seitz and Ava Warren of Virginia (No. 4); and senior Danielle Thorfinnson and sophomore Alissa Thorfinnson of Minnewaska Area (No. 5). Melin and Cameron took consolation honors in 2018 and Danielle Thorfinnson was the consolation champion in the singles tournament.

Ava Wallerich, a senior from Lake City, is the only other returning Top 6 finisher in doubles. She placed sixth last year and will compete with senior Emma Brunkow this year.

Class AA – Senior Nicole Copeland of Edina returns as the two-time defending champion. She is the No. 2 seed this year. Sophomore Zoe Adkins of Maple Grove is seeded No. 3 this year. Adkins claimed third-place honors in 2018.

The remaining three seeds are sophomore Karin Young of Eastview of Apple Valley (No. 1); senior Delaney Schurhamer of Woodbury (No. 4); and senior Nicole Snezhko of Robbinsdale Armstrong (No. 5). None of them placed in the Top 6 in 2018.

Junior Ashley Tarrolly of St. Cloud Tech is the final returning competitor with previous singles experience. She finished in fourth place last year.

Senior Paige Trondson of Mounds View is the highest returning qualifier in the doubles event. She earned runner-up honors last year and will pair with sophomore Molly Austin this year. Sophomore Julia Baber and ninth-grader Paige Sargent of Rochester Century also return. They finished in fourth place in 2018 and are seeded No. 3 this year.

Senior Natalie Peterson of St. Cloud Tech is the only other Top 6 finisher to return this year. She placed sixth last year and will team up with senior Kate Inderieden this year.

The remaining seeded teams are: sophomore Annika Elvestrom and ninth-grader Sarah Shahbaz of Minnetonka (No. 1); seniors Shay Reger and Jessica Ip of Edina (No. 2); ninth-graders Katerina Smiricinschi and Amanda Dioa of Mounds View (No. 4); and senior Joey Trella and sophomore Emma Johnson of Benilde-St. Margaret’s of St. Louis Park (No. 5).


Class A – The Blake School claimed its fourth consecutive and 12th overall state championship after defeating Litchfield 7-0 in the title match. On their way to the championship, the Bears defeated Virginia 6-1 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, The Blake School beat Rochester Lourdes 7-0. The Eagles of Rochester Lourdes bounced back to win third-place honors after posting a 5-2 victory over St. James. Virginia defeated Osakis 4-3 in the consolation final.
Top-seeded Arlina Shen of The Blake School defeated Katie Mulvey of Trinity School at River Ridge of Eagan, the No. 2 seed, to earn the singles crown. The final score was 6-0, 6-4. Clare Palen and Natalie Allison of Rochester Lourdes took top honors in the doubles event for a second consecutive year. They defeated Shanna Kinny and Avery Stilwell of Litchfield 6-2, 6-1.

Class AA – The Edina Hornets won their 33rd title after posting a 7-0 victory over Minnetonka. The Hornets started their run with a 7-0 win over Wayzata in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Edina defeated Mounds View 6-1. Rochester Mayo beat Mounds View 4-3 for third-place honors and Elk River claimed the consolation hardware with a 5-2 win over Eagan.
In the singles tournament, top-seeded Nicole Copeland of Edina defeated her teammate, No. 3-seeded Andrea Jansson, 6-1, 6-4 in the title match. It was the second consecutive championship for Copeland. Maddie Suk and Rachel Kelly of Hopkins earned the doubles title after notching a 6-7 (2), 6-0, 6-1 championship win over Taylor Trondson and Paige Trondson of Mounds View.

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The Minnesota State High School League’s Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will be inducted on Sunday, Oct. 20 during a Hall of Fame ceremony at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel.

The induction ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Media availability with the Hall of Fame inductees begins at noon. Please contact Communications Coordinator Tim Leighton with any media needs during this event. He can be reached at

Former Eagan High School girls’ hockey standout Natalie Darwitz and St. Paul Academy soccer sensation Tony Sanneh, both of whom rose to international stardom, along with longtime League administrator Dave Stead, are among 11 individual inductees in the Class of 2019.
The others selected for induction are: Minneapolis North basketball standout Khalid El-Amin; the Grand Meadow girls basketball program, which from 1929-39 won 94 consecutive games; Dave Harris, a former Alexandria coach, educator, media representative and the longtime Region 8AA Secretary; Cliff Janke, a longtime Fairmont speech and debate coach and leader; Faith Johnson Patterson, who led Minneapolis North and DeLaSalle to three consecutive championships each in girls basketball; Bill Kronschnabel, a longtime St. Paul hockey official, rules clinician and state tournament administrator; Byron Olson, a former Lakeville/Lakeville North activities administrator, wrestling official and state tournament manager; Gary Smith of Minneapolis, who is the first athletic trainer to be inducted, and Bill Webb, an Edina teaching icon, who spent nearly 30 years as a music educator and leader in the development of music education.

Radio personality Dave Lee of WCCO is the emcee of the event.

The League’s Hall of Fame, sponsored by Wells Fargo, opened its doors in 1991. The Class of 2019 is the 23rd group to be inducted. The inductees were chosen through a multi-level selection process. With this class, there are now 231 individuals and one group in the MSHSL’s Hall of Fame.

Baron Championship Rings of Windsor, Canada, is the League’s sponsor of the Hall of Fame rings that each inductee will receive. Baron is the League’s new sponsor providing tournament championship rings.

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A girl was visiting her blonde friend, who had acquired two new dogs, and asked her what their names were.
The blonde responded by saying that one was named Rolex and one was named Timex.
Her friend said, ‘Whoever heard of someone naming dogs like that?’
‘HELLLOOOOOOO……,’ answered the blonde. ‘They’re watch dogs’!

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Three old men are talking about their aches, pains and bodily dysfunctions.

One 75-year-old man says: “I have this problem. I wake up every morning at 7 a.m. and it takes me 20 minutes to pee.”

An 80-year-old man says: “My case is worse. I get up at 8 a.m. and I sit there and grunt and groan for half an hour before I finally have a bowel movement.”

The 90-year-old man says: “Not me. At 7 a.m. I pee like a horse and at 8 a.m. I crap like a cow.”

“So what’s your problem?” asked the others.

“I don’t wake up until 9:00.”

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How are former Crookston Pirates athletes doing in college or elsewhere?

Paul Bittner is playing for the Cleveland Monsters, the AHL affiliate of the Columbus Bluejacket.  Paul played but didn’t record a point in a 4-3 shootout victory over Rochester on Friday.  He didn’t score, but had a shot on goal in a 2-0 loss to Toronto on Saturday.

Cade Salentine is a redshirt Freshman playing football at the University of North Dakota.  Cade didn’t play in a 30-26 victory at Cal Poly on Saturday.  UND will host Montana State on Saturday.

Mason LaPlante, a freshman, is playing soccer at the University of Jamestown. Mason didn’t play in a 2-1 overtime victory over Midland.  Jamestown will travel to Dordt and Concordia University in Nebraska.

Rachel Hefta, a freshman, is playing volleyball at Hastings College in Nebraska.  Rachel is playing on the J.V. team.  The varsity team is 9-12 on the year.

Thea Oman, a freshman, is swimming at St. Ben’s.  St. Ben’s is off until October 26.

Brady Heppner, is a Senior, playing hockey at St. Johns University in Collegeville.  The first game of the year will be November 2 at Eau Claire.

Nick Garmen, is a freshman playing basketball and tennis at the University of Minnesota Morris.  The first game of the season will be at Concordia College on November 8.

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

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

Ben Trostad is a sophomore member of the University of Minnesota Crookston golf team.  The Golden Eagles will be off until the spring.

Isaac Westlake, is a Senior on the Winona State Warrior Men’s Golf team.  Winona State will be off until the spring.

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

Crookston School District Coaches –
Brody Davidson 
is an Assistant Pirate Football 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 Head Pirate Girls and 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
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

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 or call.  Thanks for reading and listening to KROX RADIO and