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UMC MEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS A GUARD/FORWARD WITH LOCAL TIES

The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s basketball program added Sam Tiley (G/F, 6-4 200, Fort Collins, Colo./Eastern Wyoming College) to their 2020-21 signing class. Tiley played two years at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyoming. As a sophomore, he averaged...

SPORTS FEEVER – May 21, 2020

I will start off the Sports Feever column this week with a message to the Crookston High School senior class of 2020. Crookston Graduating class of 2020, Congratulations on your graduation from high school and welcome to being an alumnus like...

CROOKSTON’S ALEECE DURBIN NAMED UND WOMENS TRACK MOST IMPROVED

Crookston High School graduate and current University of North Dakota Fighting Hawk Women’s trackster Aleece Durbin was named the Female Indoor Track team’s Most Improved athlete. Durbin just wrapped up her sophomore year where she ran the hurdles, sprints and...

UMC BASEBALL SIGNS TWO JUCO PITCHERS

The University of Minnesota Crookston baseball program announced the addition of two junior college pitchers to their signing class. The Golden Eagles signed Jackson Schneider (RHP, 6-1 195, Forest Lake, Minn./Century College) and Joey Greco (RHP, 6-2 195, Half...

CROOKSTON PIRATE SOFTBALL CELEBRATES “SENIOR DAY”

Thursday, May 14 would have been Senior Day for the Crookston Pirate Softball team. They weren't able to play, but the seven senior players still celebrated their day at the Donnie Lauf/Crookston American Legion Softball field behind Highland School...

CROOKSTON’S PAUL BITTNER TALKS CANCELATION OF AHL SEASON, FREE AGENCY, TIPS FOR KIDS, AND MORE

The cancelation of the American Hockey League (AHL) this week meant the end of the season for Crookston’s Paul Bittner, who plays for the Cleveland Monsters, an affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets. KROX’s Chris Fee caught up with...

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL IN MINNESOTA THIS SUMMER IS CANCELED

There will be no American Legion Baseball in Minnesota this summer after the State executive committee met Saturday morning and canceled the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The official release is below -  The American Legion Department of...

MINNESOTA VIKINGS 2020 SEASON SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

The NFL released the 2020 schedule Thursday evening, including the Minnesota Vikings.   A couple of games of interest are the season opener hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, September 13.  The Vikings will have one Monday night game on...

UMC WOMEN’S GOLF PROGRAM SIGNS JUCO TRANSFER FROM MADISON, MN

The University of Minnesota Crookston women’s golf program announced the signing of Abby Stender (Madison, Minn./Iowa Lakes Community College) to a National Letter of Intent. Stender competed the last two seasons for Iowa Lakes C.C., in Estherville, Iowa. Stender led...

UMC BASEBALL LANDS WADENA’S JAKE DYKHOFF – FORMER MR. BASEBALL FINALIST

The University of Minnesota Crookston baseball program announced the signing of one of the top junior college prospects in the region with the addition of Jake Dykhoff (RHP, 6-0 195, Wadena/Minnesota State Community and Technical College). As a sophomore, Dykhoff...

UMC MEN’S BASKETBALL ADDS 11TH SIGNEE, ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL PLAYER

The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s basketball program announced the signing of George Blaj-Voinescu (F/C, 6-8 210, Brasov, Romania/Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College). Blaj-Voinescu is the 11th and final signee for the Golden Eagles for the 2020-21 signing class. He...

UMC WOMEN’S GOLF HAS 3 FERTILE-BELTRAMI GRADS ON THE TEAM

Story by Shawn Smith (UMC Sports Information Director)- The University of Minnesota Crookston Athletic Department currently has six student-athletes from Fertile, representing three sports, with the women’s golf program having three Fertile-Beltrami High School grads competing on the team. The Golden...

SPORTS FEEVER – April 30, 2020

We are over five weeks into the stay at home order and cancelation of sports as we know it.  I have had several people ask how I am doing - -- -- -- Anyway, We have been playing old games on KROX...

GEIST COMPETED IN 8 STATE MEETS, MISSED OUT ON 11 BECAUSE OF INJURY AND COVID-19

Crookston High School senior Katherine Geist was named the Pirate Female Athlete of the Year during the senior recognition banquet held online Monday evening.   Katherine competed in eight state competitions, five cross country state meets, and three state track...

UMC ATHLETICS HANDS OUT AWARDS VIRTUALLY

The University of Minnesota Crookston athletic department announced its 2019-20 award winners virtually on Monday, April 27. The top award winners for the 2019-20 season were Paige Pitlick (Sr., RHP, Jordan, Minn.) of softball earning Outstanding Female Athlete of...

CROOKSTON HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES OF THE YEAR – GEIST, SALENTINE, AND BUTT

The Crookston High School held its 12th Annual Triple-A Senior Recognition Night on Monday, April 27 online to honor their senior Student-Athletes in Academics, Arts and Athletics. The presentation was sponsored by the Crookston Pirate Fine Arts Boosters, Crookston Kiwanis,...

UMC BASKETBALL SIGNS TWO MORE GUARDS

The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s basketball team announced the signing of Silas Xia (G, 5-11 170, Guangzhou, China/Santa Ana College), and Chandler Reeck (G, 6-1 180, Edina, Minn./Edina H.S.) as the ninth and 10th signings for the 2020-21...

UMC BASEBALL’S JAYDEN GROVER ONE OF SEVEN SENIORS THAT PLAN ON COMING BACK NEXT YEAR

Story by UMC Sports Information Director Shawn Smith -  On March 12, 2020, senior Minnesota Crookston pitcher Jayden Grover was getting ready for baseball practice in Lysaker Gymnasium when the entire landscape of his senior season and college athletics, in...

UMC WOMEN’S TENNIS SIGNS PLAYERS FROM MOTLEY AND PERHAM

The University of Minnesota Crookston women’s tennis program announced the addition of Tasha Achermann (5-7, Motley, Minn./Staples-Motley H.S.) and Michelle Swyter (5-3, Perham, Minn./South Dakota State University) as signees for the Golden Eagles. Tasha Achermann (5-7, Motley, Minn./Staples-Motley H.S.) Achermann was...

MN STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE CANCELS SPRING SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

In response to Executive Order 20-41 issued today by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, the Minnesota State High School League, under the direction of the League’s Board of Directors, has declared, effective immediately, all activities and athletics that occur during...

UMC MEN’S BASKETBALL ADDS TWO PREP GUARDS AND TWO JUCO TRANSFERS

The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s basketball team announced the addition of Josh Dilling (G, 6-4 180, Oshkosh, Wis./Oshkosh North H.S.), Jaylen James (G, 6-1 175, Apple Valley, Minn./Eastview H.S.), and Ethan Channel (G, 6-4 190, Beaverton, Ore./Portland Community...

MEET KROX’S NEW AFTERNOON AND SPORTS ANNOUNCER – TOMMY REZAC

KROX’s new afternoon announcer and sports announcer, Tommy Rezac, started on at the station on Monday, April 20.  Rezac will fill the Monday through Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. air shift on KROX and handle play-by-play duties for...