SPORTS FEEVER – November 19, 2020

We can debate facemask efficacy, we can debate shutdowns, pausing sports, etc.  But the one thing we can all agree on……COVID-19 bleeping sucks and it can go to hell!!!!!  I am done with it.  There…I feel a little better now.

Last week I told you that I had COVID-19 and my story with it.  This week, I will tell you about Frank Fee and his battle with COVID-19.  My dad was one of us to get COVID.

Frank checked into the hospital last Friday night with pneumonia.  He has been at RiverView Health in Crookston.  He has been treated with remdesivir, plasma with antibodies, he is getting oxygen, antibiotics, and everything else they can do for him.  He had big improvement for a couple of days and then Tuesday he woke up and had lower oxygen levels.   We are hoping to see some more improvement over the next couple of days and have to play it day by day.  Having a loved one with COVID and underlying conditions is exhausting.  You go from panicking, constant worry, to happy because he is getting better, than worry because numbers drop, and the emotional roller coaster continues and will continue for several weeks and possibly months.

Frank is lucky to receive great care from stressed-out doctors and nurses at RiverView.  We have been blessed and we pray for continued improvement for my dad and everybody that has COVID-19.

We are also extremely grateful for the calls, texts, emails, and everything else from everybody that has reached out.  I am not kidding, it is getting close to reaching at least 700-plus since Friday!!!  It means a lot to my dad and he appreciates all of them whether they are direct to him, through social media, to my mom, myself, or siblings.  He appreciates all of it and it has helped him through his battle.  The hardest thing for my mom, myself, and my siblings is the fact that nobody can be with him in the hospital.  Not even my mom.  So that has been the toughest part and it is been extremely hard on my mom, who would do anything to stay in his room with him.

That is the story and again thanks for all the prayers!  The Fee family appreciates it.

With that said…..enjoy this week’s column and be safe and COVID-19 free!

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Just a heads up – the next two days are going to be the craziest two days of the year for many athletic directors trying to get their football and volleyball teams their final game of the year.     We will try to keep up to date the best we can.

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Last week North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum made an announcement that winter sports would be “paused” until December 13.  A couple of hours after Minnesota announces they are going to pause sports for a month, North Dakota announces practice can start November 30, but no games until December 14.
Last night Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Minnesota high school and youth winter sports were going to be paused for a month, through December 18.  You need two weeks of practice so you are looking at playing games in January, February, and March.  The good news….if they extend the season a bit to late March/early April (which you never get to play baseball until mid-April most years anyway) you could easily still play an 18 game season with playoffs.  You could actually fit an 18 game schedule in 9 weeks playing two games a week.  You could also fit all the wrestling matches in a nine-week season.  So you might not lose out on anything this winter, it just might be a little later.  We will see what the MSHSL comes up with and let’s all hope the virus gets better over the next month and things can get back to “normal.”

The people I feel sorry for are the kids that have gone to school and have done everything asked of them.  They wear the mask, social distance, don’t hang out in groups, and have done everything they have been asked to do.  I feel sorry for the kids that have done things the right way.  And the seniors are the ones I feel bad for.

I am glad I am not the Governor!  Oofdah.  That is a job I would NEVER want in a situation like this.
The positive thing for the volleyball and football teams that are able to play.  They can get one more match/game in before their season is over, and volleyball could possibly get two matches.   A little closure for the kids, especially a senior.

I have seen some pretty good reactions from area coaches, AD’s and others and they are below.  Just remember, the decision has been made and it is time to make the best of it and figure out how to get better during this time so you are ready when the time comes to practice and play!

Crookston Pirate Boys Hockey Coach Josh Hardy
Anyone that’s played for me knows that I preach “control what you can control” day in and day out. While there isn’t much we can control during all of this, the one thing we CAN is our attitude. How we frame and respond to this challenge is extremely important

Destry Sterkel (Head Boys Basketball Coach at Sacred Heart)
Walz to announce a 1 month pause on winter sports. IMO that pushes us to a start date of Dec 21st. Practice until Xmas Eve…few days off and back at it the 28th. Games can start up Jan. 4th….18 game season is still doable.

Later Coach Sterkel added 
PLAYERS: 11/23/20 you will receive in your email a do it yourself player packet for the 4 week pause. We can’t hold you accountable but remember when practice starts it’ll be obvious who took care of business! Stay healthy and stay home when your not at school!

I thought Crosby-Ironton Rangers Activities Director Jared Matson had a great letter he sent out.  The letter is below –

Rogers Royal Hockey posted this on Twitter –
Breaking News: We are going to finish November undefeated. Maybe even December too.

St. Cloud Cathedral Hockey
It’s been tough and not easy for anyone having these new obstacles due to the virus. However, everyone is dealing with them and WE will work TOGETHER to use the opportunity over the next 4 weeks to build a great foundation to build off of for a great season this winter! #WEnotME

Mike McDonald (Head Boys Basketball Coach at Cambridge)
The “dial back” is hard, but we all have to do our part so that we can have a winter season. Our responsibility is to be part of MN’s team that does our best to mitigate or lessen the numbers. We do our part and we will play! “Havoc” is dialed back, for now!

Detroit Lakes High School
Lakers, the pause is news no one in activities wanted to hear. Stay strong, stay positive and stay healthy! #AdjustyourSails

Dave Cresap (Perham Boys Basketball Coach)
A Jacket sent me this quote right after Gov. Walz had his press conference. This is a good mindset for players to have, and I agree they need hope. “I’m just grateful that we may get a season, and now we get some extra time to get ready to go.” “We as players need some hope.”

Moorhead Spuds Basketball 
Adversity is never easy. However our program will continue to stay positive, focus on what we can control, and continue to be a leader in following public health and safety guidelines. We WILL BE READY when the time comes. Positive Thinking>Negative Thinking. #WinTheDay

South St. Paul Packer Girls Hockey
This is not the news we wanted but we will get through this together! There are more important things to focus on right now. We Packers appreciate all we have and we are truly blessed. We will be ready! #packerhockey #family #tradition

Kenley Wahlin (Ada-Borup A.D.)
The decision by Governor Walz today regarding the mandates; whether you believe it was good or bad, it is more important than ever to talk about being positive. Life is full of ups and downs and while this is out of our control continue to push forward together.

East Grand Forks Green Wave Volleyball
Shout out to EGF athletic director, Scott Koberinski, for putting up with me today! We were able to add two matches for the next two days before Gov. Walz shuts down HS volleyball! Thanks Kober!!

Minnesota Hockey put out the following statement (and it is the best one I have seen so far)-

Today, Minnesota Hockey learned of the Executive Order by Governor Tim Walz, instituting a pause on youth sports throughout the state of Minnesota effective this Friday, November 20 through Friday, December 18. All Minnesota Hockey activities must pause as instructed during the next four weeks.

We understand this is disappointing to many, and we are concerned about the effect it can have on the mental and physical health of our youth, who tremendously benefit from the camaraderie, physical activity and inspiration that sports provide. This is especially true in a time when schools and other activities are not available to many. We would have preferred the opportunity to implement more restrictions prior to a pause taking place, but the exponential growth of infections and hospitalizations in our state made that impossible.

We are also understanding of why this decision was made. COVID-19 is a devastating virus, as too many people have found out across the country and the state. It is important that the spread of this virus is controlled so that more lives can be saved. In addition to controlling the spread, this pause is being implemented at this time in order to save the remainder of the winter sports season.

The large majority of our members have been doing everything that has been asked of them. But whether it’s coming dressed to the rink, avoiding locker rooms or social gatherings, etc., we also know many of us can and need to do more.  Just like in a hockey game, non-compliance to team expectations in a single instance rarely has immediate or dire consequences, but the cumulative impact over time can significantly harm a team. We’re seeing that right now with hockey being associated with the most outbreaks of youth sports in Minnesota.

The good news is coming out of the pause, we will still have a minimum of three months remaining in the season, and the Board of Directors will be meeting to discuss the potential extension of the season. Minnesota Hockey will also implement an updated “Return to Play” plan with continued guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and Commissioner Tarek Tomes. It will be imperative that all of our members are following guidelines and policies in order to keep our players safe, and keep our game going.

There is still much more time for our kids to create lifelong memories and improve their skills. But we must do everything we can to keep our kids and their families safe and preserve those opportunities. That includes taking this pause seriously, and not doing anything to jeopardize our chances of being able to start in late December.

Stay safe over the holidays, and we can’t wait to see our players back at the rinks in December.

Steve Oleheiser

Glen Andresen
Executive Director

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This is from the Minnesota State High School League

In accordance with Executive Order 20-99 issued tonight by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, the Minnesota State High School League is providing guidance and information to the League’s more than 500 member schools. The Executive Order is in effect from 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 through Friday, Dec. 18.  

In preparation for the implementation of the restrictions included in the order, section football play must be completed by the end of Friday. The volleyball regular season will also end on Frid

ay. In working with stakeholders including member schools, LEAD Liaisons, the Return to Participation Task Force and Region Secretaries, additional flexibility is provided in the guidance for football and volleyball to complete their competitions. 

Dance, in its second week of the season, will also stop in-person practice and competitions, effective late Friday. Other winter sports will have the start of their seasons delayed by this order.

“We recognize the recent rise in positive cases and the impacts on communities and schools. Our schools have been addressing positive cases and close contacts, adjusting learning models and making difficult decisions regarding programs,” League Executive Director Erich Martens said.

“We all know how important these programs are to students and to their mental and physical health and we all want students to participate. We believe League programs offered by our member schools provide the safest and most effective experiences and yet, at this time, we are required to take a pause. We look forward to returning to in-person participation in our winter sports and fine arts activities when these restrictions are lifted.” 

The League will provide additional guidance to member schools by the end the week regarding winter sports and fine arts activities. In addition, League Staff will continue to work with others to study options for the remaining winter seasons as well as those scheduled to begin in the spring. 

The League will continue to study options to build a revised calendar of activities that meets our goals of providing the greatest possible experience in every one of the activities provided by the League,” Martens said. “We appreciate the excellent work of our schools and staff in following the guidance provided and implementing protocols that keep students, coaches, officials and others safe and we are confident that they will continue to do so when programs return.” 

Resource: Volleyball and football end-of-season guidance and information

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Eddie Olczyk leaving his post as Bemidji State Men’s Hockey assistant coach to become a scout for the NHL’s Seattle Kraken.  I think that is an acceptable reason to leave your job as an assistant coach!!

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I asked the Crookston Winter Sports coaches to give me their thoughts on the Crookston School Boards’ decision to go distance learning and no activities and since some of it still holds true with the Governor’s announcement I will post the responses.

The two hockey coaches were the only ones to reply.

Girls Hockey Coach Tim Moe –
I’ve got lots of different thoughts going on right now.
Appreciation to the school board, it’s a thankless job but we’re lucky in Crookston that we have people in the community that are willing to step up and make the tough decisions that many people are going to be disappointed in but that they are willing to do the research and make what they feel is the best decision for the school overall.

Also appreciation for the administrators who have also had to adapt and make many hard decisions, along with the administrative assistants who’ve had to help implement those hard decisions.

I have great disappointment, not in the decision that the school board made but that they had to make that decision at all. It was probably the only decision they could make based on what the numbers are doing in our county and city. Health experts have been telling us for months that this surge was coming and that we needed to take action, wear masks, wash hands, avoid crowds. Hopefully, this reset will serve as a wake-up call for the community.

Frustration because at the schools I feel we’ve really done a good job of keeping the virus from any widespread transmission. Kids and teachers have done a great job of social distancing and wearing masks. Janitors have done a great job of sanitizing. But we are still seeing people in the community not following guidelines set forth by health experts and that the student/athletes are the ones who suffer.

Opportunity because we have a great group of kids that we will be able to virtually add in more concepts: forecheck, powerplay, etc. And hopefully, when we get on the ice they will know what we’re expecting of them. It’s important to make the best of every situation.
Anxiety for the kids, especially the seniors, who’ve spent countless hours working on their skills and who deserve the opportunity to showcase their skills to their communities.
Optimism that after this reset we as a community will come together to follow guidelines set out by health experts to allow kids to be in school, and able to do the activities they enjoy.

Thoughts and prayers for all affected by this disease. Nothing that we are discussing is worth a life. But finding the right balance between the risks is something we are all trying to navigate, not just for the student/athletes but also for their families.

Pirate Boys Hockey Coach Josh Hardy –
While I’m disappointed to not be hitting the ice on the 23rd I’m excited about the prospect of having a 2-week ‘preseason’. We plan on doing video/chalk talk virtually and get our forecheck/defensive zone/power play/penalty kill all broken down and taught so we can hit the ice flying when we return to the ice.
Adapt and Thrive is going to be the motto for all sports this year. Those who can adapt and thrive, despite circumstances, will be the ones who have successful seasons! 

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Four Minnesota kids were taken in the first two rounds of the NBA draft and yours truly has announced at least one game of all four of the players in high school at the Minnesota State Boys Basketball tournament. So that is pretty cool!  The players are-

Zeke Nnaji (Hopkins High School and Arizona) 
Tyrel Terry
(Minneapolis De La Salle High School and Stanford)
Daniel Oturu (Cretin Durham Hall High School and Minnesota)
Tre Jones (Apple Valley High School and Duke)


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The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) has announced its men’s and women’s basketball schedules for the 2020-21 academic year. The schedules were approved by the NSIC Board of Directors with the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, and staff as the top priority. The men’s and women’s basketball schedules will begin in January and schools will follow NCAA Sports Science Institute (SSI) guidelines for the competition.

To mitigate COVID-19 exposure, schools will only compete against one opponent each week of the season.

The NSIC Men’s and Women’s Basketball schedules will be 16-games played over eight weeks with teams playing the same opponent at one site on back-to-back days. The season will start with two non-conference games against one NSIC out-of-division opponent. The conference schedule will then consist of 14 games with teams playing each member of its division twice. For this season, the NSIC will only crown a North Division and South Division Champion.


The conference will continue to monitor the landscape and conditions surrounding the pandemic, locally, regionally, and nationally, and make any decisions or announcements, at a later date, as necessary.

UMC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Schedules (Subject to change and cancelation)


Sat., Jan. 2 – vs. Concordia-St. Paul – 5:30/7:30 p.m. (Non-conference)

Sun., Jan. 3 – vs. Concordia-St. Paul – 3:30/5:30 p.m. (Non-conference)

Fri., Jan. 8 – at MSU Moorhead – 5:30/7:30 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 9 – at MSU Moorhead – 3:30/5:30 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 15 – vs. Northern State – 5:30/7:30 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 16 – vs. Northern State – 3:30/5:30 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 22- vs. Minot State – 5:30/7:30 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 23 – vs. Minot State – 3:30/5:30 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 29 – at Mary – 5:30/7:30 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 30 – at Mary – 3:30/5:30 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 5 – vs. Minnesota Duluth – 5:30/7:30 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 6 – vs. Minnesota Duluth – 3:30/5:30 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 12 – at St. Cloud State – 5:30/7:30 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 13 – at St. Cloud State – 3:30/5:30 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 19 – at Bemidji State – 5:30/7:30 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 20 – at Bemidji State – 3:30/5:30 p.m.


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UMC Teambackers honored three individuals with awards for 2020. The Teambacker Faculty/Staff Fan of the Year Award was presented to Lyle Westrom, while the Teambacker Community Fan of the Year was awarded to Dale Knotek.

The Teambacker of the Year Award was presented to Andrea Weisse. Weisse was elected president of the UMC Teambacker Board of Directors this year and has been on the board for four years. She is active in Teambacker events and initiatives including golf tournaments and the annual UMC Teambackers Fun Nite.

This is the first year of the Faculty/Staff and Community Fan of the Year awards and the 24th year of the Teambacker of the Year award. The individuals were to be recognized at the Teambacker Fun Nite event which was not held this year due to COVID-19.

UMC Teambackers is the fundraising arm and directly supports Golden Eagle Athletics at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The goal of Teambackers is to help build an athletic program that will provide a sense of pride, tradition, and legacy in our community, region, and state.

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The University of Minnesota Crookston had 20 student-athletes named to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) All-Academic Team. In addition, 11 student-athletes were named to the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence.

Men’s Cross Country -Anthony Kampa, Peter Hendrickx, Paul Hendrickx, Manpreet Singh

Women’s Cross Country -Jennifer Lax, Roseline Kanssole, Rena Sakai

Soccer – Jessica Withrow, Ashley Chomyn, Sarah Hall, Samantha Donnay, Katie Emmett, Sr., Maggie Peterson, Lindsey Daml,

Volleyball – Lauren Wallace, Katie Lienemann, Deaira Gresham, Sydney Kruisselbrink, Shelby Dunbar, Natalie Koke

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Two MIAC schools have decided to cancel their winter sports season and that isn’t a good sign for other Minnesota Schools, especially the Division III and Division II schools.
St. Olaf and Carlton College have announced they won’t play winter sports this season. That has left the Division III MIAC conference in a jam.

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The Minnesota State High School League’s Representative Assembly approved four bylaw amendments and affirmed the recommendation to table another during its meeting held in a virtual format. Prior to voting, delegates had the opportunity to discuss five proposed amendments during sessions with caucus groups. The Representative Assembly meeting originally scheduled for May 12, 2020 was rescheduled by the League’s Board of Directors because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Representative Assembly considered three bylaw amendment proposals that advanced by receiving nine affirmative votes out of the 16 administrative regions. Two other proposals were forwarded to the Representative Assembly by the League’s Board of Directors.

Approved amendments are enacted August 1, 2021.

Here is a summary on the Representative Assembly’s action of the proposed bylaw amendments:

  • Bylaw 110 — Semesters Enrolled: The Representative Assembly approved a proposed bylaw amendment that clarifies the practice and implementation of the bylaw that addresses the application process for additional semesters enrolled. The bylaw clearly identifies that each student is eligible for participation in League-sponsored athletic activities for 12 consecutive semesters (six consecutive years) beginning with their initial entrance into seventh grade. This semester limitation applies regardless of whether the student participates in athletic activities or not. The amendment adjusts the timeline that determines when a student may appeal to the League for additional semesters, now allowing students to do so following a substantial disruption to their educational experience. The bylaw will now identify that an appeal can happen.

When a student has experienced a substantial disruption to their education that is outside of the student’s control and it is apparent that the student will exhaust their semesters of eligibility before graduation.

  • Bylaw 403 — Cooperative Sponsorship of an activity by two or more member schools: The Representative Assembly approved the amendment that clearly states that the geographic location of the sponsorship will be the geographic location of the member school with the largest Minnesota State High School League enrollment. The amendment also clarified the purpose of the bylaw and the timeline for review of existing cooperative sponsorships.
  • Bylaw 503 — Girls Badminton: The Representative Assembly approved a proposed amendment to increase the number of contest dates from 16 to 18. The increase in dates does not increase the number of matches and is designed to assist schools whose facilities may not allow more than two teams to compete at the same location.
  • Bylaw 510 — Girls Gymnastics: The Representative Assembly approved a proposed amendment that allows a conference or division champion to schedule a 17th event to determine an inter-conference or intra-conference champion. This language is similar to language in a number of MSHSL activities.
  • Bylaw 520 — Boys Volleyball: The authors of this proposed bylaw amendment requested that the decision on adoption be tabled until the Representative Assembly meeting in May 2021. The amendment will be considered at the next regularly scheduled Representative Assembly meeting with the request for implementation to be in the spring of 2022.

“We meet to try to craft better bylaws that serve our member schools and provide opportunities for kids,” said Wayzata activities director Jaime Sherwood, a Region 6AA delegate. “Those are our missions and I think we accomplished that today.”

The League’s Representative Assembly is a 48-member group made up of three delegates elected from each of the 16 geographic regions. The Representative Assembly is the League’s legislative body that makes and changes bylaws. Its function is to consider all bylaw proposals approved through a Region review process or that have been forwarded by the Board of Directors. Seventy-five percent of the total delegation membership is needed for a quorum. All 48 delegates were present for today’s meeting. An affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present is needed to pass an amendment.

The projected date of the next Representative Assembly meeting is May 11, 2021.

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The Northwest District Football stats are below –

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It’s my wife’s birthday soon and she’s been leaving jewelry catalogs all over the house.
She’ll be happy to know I got the hint.
I got her a magazine rack!

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A new Mercedes owner was out on an interstate for a nice evening drive. The top was down, the breeze was blowing through what was left of his hair and he decided to open her up.
As the needle jumped up to 80mph he suddenly saw a flashing red and blue light behind him. “There ain’t no way they can catch a Mercedes,” he thought to himself and opened her up further. The needle hit 90, 100 110, and finally 120 with the lights still behind him.

“What in the world am I doing?” he thought and pulled over. The cop came up to him, took his license without a word, and examined it and the car. “I’ve had a tough shift and this is my last pull-over. I don’t feel like more paperwork so if you can give me an excuse for your driving that I haven’t heard before, you can go!”
“Last week my wife ran off with a cop,” the man said, “and I was afraid you were trying to give her back!”

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Two boys from the mountains, Leroy and Jasper, are serving in the military and have been promoted from privates to sergeants.  Not long after, they’re out for a walk and Leroy says, “Hey, Jasper, there’s the NCO Club. Let’s stop in.”

“But we’s privates,” protests Jasper. “We’s sergeants now,” says Leroy, pulling him inside.

“Now, Jasper, I’m a-gonna sit down and have me a drink.”

“But we’re privates,” says Jasper.

“You blind, boy?” asks Leroy, pointing at his stripes. “We’re sergeants now.”

So they have their drink, and pretty soon a hooker comes up to Leroy. “You’re cute,” she says, “and I’d like to date you, but I’ve got a bad case of gonorrhea.”

Leroy pulls his friend to the side and whispers, “Jasper, go look in the dictionary and see what gonorrhea means. If it’s okay, give me the okay sign.”

So Jasper goes to look it up, comes back, and gives Leroy the big okay sign.

Three weeks later Leroy is laid up in the infirmary with a terrible case of gonorrhea.

“Jasper,” he says, “why did you give me the okay?”

“Well, Leroy, in the dictionary, it say gonorrhea affects only the privates.” He points to his stripes. “But we’re sergeants now!”

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

Brady Butt is a freshman playing football at the University of Jamestown.

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

Brady Heppner, is playing hockey for the Roanoke Raildogs in the SPHL.

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

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

Ben Trostad, is a Junior member of the University of Minnesota Crookston golf team.

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

Mason LaPlante, a sophomore, is playing soccer at the University of Jamestown.

Rachel Hefta, a Sophmore, is playing volleyball at Hastings College in Nebraska.

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

Nick Garmen, is a sophomore playing basketball and tennis at the University of Minnesota Morris.

Caden Osborn, is a freshman playing basketball at the University of Minnesota Morris.

Thea Oman, a sophomore, is swimming at St. Ben’s.

Crookston School District Coaches –
Emily Meyer is a girls hockey and softball assistant coach.
Carrie Clauson 
is a Junior High girls tennis 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
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 a youth wrestling Coach
Blake Fee is an assistant wrestling coach
Colton Weiland is an assistant wrestling coach

Non-Crookston High School coaching –

Cody Weiland is an assistant wrestling coach at Proctor/Hermantown

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

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