Wednesday, May 24, 2017
High School playoffs are underway and we already have one section champion
crowned. Some schools have already had their graduation, or will
have graduation this weekend. We would like to congratulate all area
seniors on your graduation!!!! It must be playoff time, because I have put
1,000 miles on the car this week and it hasn't even been "busy" yet. That
will change on Thursday and for the next couple of weeks. We get emails,
calls, cards and other things from people that appreciate our sports coverage,
especially at playoff time.
We love to cover sports and take pride that we are the only media at a lot of these section tournaments.
KROX was the only radio station at the NSIC baseball tournament. You have schools from St. Cloud, Duluth, Sioux Falls, Mankato, St. Paul, Minot and other big cities and not one had a radio station covering their games. It is sad, but we get a handshake and a personal thank you from NSIC Commissioner Erin Lind when we arrive to St. Cloud. It is appreciated. KROX is the only media at the section tennis tournament year after year. We are the only media at sub-section and section golf, usually the only one at sub-section track and there are many more, but I am wiped out from an exciting day of tennis. We LOVE covering tournaments and we don't forget things like the smiles of the kids that are going to state. We love the parents, the coaches, the competition and when it is nice out being at the courts, the golf course, the baseball/softball field, track or wherever....it is great and the best part of the job.
We thank the kids and coaches for the memories....it never gets old going to state tournament!!!!
We take a look at tennis, baseball, softball, track and a lot more in this weeks sports feever column. Good luck to all teams in the playoffs!!!
Congratulations to the Crookston Pirate Boys Tennis team on winning the
Section 8A Tennis Championship for the third straight year by beating the Thief
River Falls Prowlers 4-3 in the championship.
Watching the Crookston Pirates advance to state never gets old, but this was one of my favorites for several reasons.
Crookston, was facing a lot of challenges. They had one player in the line up quit halfway through the season, another player in the top 10 was ineligible. Two things Coach Mike Geffre hasn't seen in his 30-plus years of coaching, let alone in the same season.
Having a son on the team and having Blake and Alyssa advance to state tennis the last two years is pretty special.
But, the main reason it was special was the kids.
1. Logan Prudhomme - Here is a kid that has gone through hell and back the past several months after losing his father to a heart attack. Logan is one of the nicest, hardest working kids in Crookston and to see him smiling ear to ear won't erase what has happened to him, but it certainly will help ease the pain. I know one thing...there is somebody looking down on the Pirates and he is enjoying watching his son make a trip to state and wrap up his Pirate career at a state tournament. It is pretty special and couldn't happen to a better kid.
2. Logan Shultz - Here is a kid that hurt his knee and missed several matches during the regular season because of the injury. As I said above, the Pirates are a couple players shorter than they anticipated and all he has done is come in and played hard, played well and has competed and given everything he has and limps off the court after each match and has been a trooper and the epitome of a team player.
3. The Pirates only have four players (out of the 10 in the state lineup from last years team) back and are going back to state - Coach Mike Geffre said this is one of the most rewarding trips of his 30 years of coaching. With all the players they lost from last year and they were able to get better as the year went along, but saved their best effort for the championship.
Crookston beat Thief River Falls 4-3 to advance to the state tournament where they will play the #1 ranked Blake School in the first round. It is the toughest draw they could have had, but they will have nothing to lose and will be an underdog for the second straight match.
Section 8A Tennis tournament isn't done yet, the individual tournament will
start on Wednesday wrap up on Thursday in Fergus Falls.
The first round of the individuals will start at 11:00 a.m. with singles at the High School courts. Doubles will be at the Broadway and Johnson Parks.
At 12:30 p.m. - The second round will have doubles at the North courts at the high school and the singles matches will be played at the courts next to the high school.
Thursday will be the semi-finals and championship.
The Section 8AA and Section 8A Softball tournament is underway and there wasn't a big upset in the first round.
SECTION 8AA -
The top seeds won all the games in the Section 8AA Softball tournament first round. The #1 seeds received a first round bye. I think most people are excited for a possible Park Rapids vs DGF matchup with two of the top 10 teams in the state facing off again. Several of the other teams in the section will look to make sure that matchup doesn't happen, but it looks like it will.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SECTION 8AA BRACKET
The top three seeds are left in both sub-sections and it looks like it could be some good semi-finals with a possible matchup with BGMR and Red Lake Falls in the north subsection bracket and Norman County East/Ulen Hitterdal and Sacred Heart in the other. If that is the case, it should be a great couple of games.
CLICK HERE FOR THE SECTION 8A BRACKET
The Section 8AA Baseball seeds come out on Saturday morning. This is how the QRF from www.minnesota-scores.net has them ranked.
(records and QRF as of Monday morning)
North- (Team, QRF and record)
1. Warroad 70.7 (13-5)
2. Park Rapids 60.0 (9-9)
3. Roseau 49.4 (8-12)
4. East Grand Forks 47.2 (9-11)
5. Crookston 42.6 (6-12)
6. Bagley 37.9 (8-10)
7. Mahnomen/Waubun 30.1 (5-8)
1. Perham 85.9 (14-4)
2. Barnesville 83.0 (13-3)
3. DGF 67.7 (10-6)
4. Frazee 65.8 (12-8)
5. Breckenridge 63.1 (8-8)
6. Hawley 63.0 (10-9)
7. Pelican Rapids 29.8 (4-14)
8. Ottertail Central 25.6 (2-18)
It looks like Warroad will be
the top seed and Park Rapids is the second seed. Roseau and East Grand
Forks are battling for the third seed.
In the south, DGF jumped from the sixth spot to third place. The fight for the top seed is still a battle between Perham and Barnesville and the third seed is going to be interesting with four teams neck and neck. DGF has the momentum right now after jumping to the third spot, but it is still wide open.
The Section 8A Baseball seeds have been released and this is how it looks
1. Red Lake County
2. Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal
3. Norman County
4. West Marshall
5. Kittson County Central
7. Lake Park-Audubon
8. Sacred Heart
10. Northern Freeze
5. Lake of the Woods
6. Cass Lake-Bena
8. Red Lake
It comes as no surprise that Red Lake County, NCE/UH, Norman County and West
Marshall are the top seeds in the west sub-section. Red Lake County has
some pretty good pitching and have been hitting the ball better and would have
to be the favorite going into the tournament.
Fosston will be the favorite in the East and shouldn't have much of a problem advancing to the semi-finals. It will be interesting to see what happens.
FOR THE TOURNAMENT BRACKET CLICK HERE
The Section 8A track and field team individuals will try to punch their ticket to the Section 8A Track meet in Bagley on Saturday, June 3.
are three sub-section track meets and the top four individuals in each event and
the top two relay teams are guaranteed to advance to the section meet. We
have all the information you need for the Sub-Section 30 track meet below -
Scoring: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 Team Awards: Team Plaques will be awarded to top 2 teams. Medals: Will be awarded to places 1-6. Places 1-8 will need to report to awards area following the event.
Official Times for Meet 12:00-1:15—Shot and Disc certification. Storage shed
East by the shot put area.
1:30—Coaches Meeting. Roseau Library (East entrance of the school across from track) (Assigned workers also)
2:00—Field Events Start- Prelim & Finals Start
3:00—Running Events Start
Order of Events
2:00 Field Events
○ Long Jump--Boys (E Pit) & Girls (W Pit) at the same time. (3 Preliminaries with 9 making finals then 3 final attempts)
○ Triple Jump-- Boys (E Pit) & Girls (W Pit) at the same time follows LJ.
(3 Preliminaries with 9 making finals then 3 final attempts) ○ High Jump--Boys & Girls at the same time. Boys: N Pit / Girls: S Pit
○ Discus--Boys followed by Girls (3 Preliminaries with 9 making finals then 3 final attempts)
○ Shot Put—Girls followed by Boys (3 Preliminaries with 9 making finals then 3 final attempts)
○ Pole Vault—Girls followed by Boys ***********************************************************************
3:00 Running Events
4 x 800 Meter Relay – Girls-Boys
100 Meter Intermediate Hurdles -- Girls
110 Meter High Hurdles -- Boys
100 Meter Dash – Girls-Boys
4 x 200 Meter Relay – Girls-Boys
1600 Meter Run – Girls-Boys
4 x 100 Meter Relay – Girls-Boys
400 Meter Dash – Girls-Boys
300 Meter Low Hurdles --Girls
300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles--Boys
800 Meter Run – Girls-Boys
200 Meter Dash – Girls-Boys
3200 Meter Run – Girls-Boys
4 x 400 Meter Relay – Girls-Boys
8A TRACK SUB-SECTION TRACK MEETS
Sub-section 29 (at Walker) – Bagley-Fosston, Cass Lake-Bena, Clearbrook-Gonvick, Lake of the Woods, Nevis, Northome/Blackduck/Kelliher, Park Rapids, Trek North, and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley.
Sub-section 30 (at Glyndon) – Barnesville, Dilworth-Glydnon-Felton, Fertile-Beltrami, Frazee, Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal, Lake Park-Audubon, Mahnomen/Waubun, Norman County, Park Christian, Christian Home Academy (Girls), Pelican Rapids.
Sub-section 31 (at Roseau) – Climax/Fisher/Sacred Heart, Crookston, East Grand Forks, Northern Freeze/BGMR, Grygla-Gatzke, Red Lake County, Roseau, Warroad, West Marshall, Kittson County Central (girls).
SECTION 8A TRACK MEET - June 3 at Bagley
Awards: Trophy to Champion, Runner-up Medals to 1st through 6th place in individual events and relays
Advancement to Section:
Individuals – 1st through 4th from each sub-section plus the next 4 best times. (16 total) Field Events – 1st through 4th from each sub-section plus the next 4 best efforts. (16 total) Relays – 1st and 2nd from each sub-section plus the next two fastest times from any sub-section for a total of 8.
The Crookston Pirate Football Coach, Scott Butt, has announced the 2017 Pirate Football Varsity Summer Schedule. It is below -
June 7 Practice 6:30pm to 8:00pm
June 14 Practice 6:30pm to 8:00pm High school
June 21 Practice 6:30pm to 8:00pm High school
June 28 Practice 6:30pm to 8:00pm High school
July 12 Practice 6:30pm to 8:00pm High School
July 19 Practice 6:30pm to 8:00pm High School
July 28-30 Bemidji state Team Camp. Not Mandatory, but we would like to get as many kids to go some we can scrimmage with the teams that are attending. Please let Coach But or Cade Salentine know if you are planning to attend. Camp is for players going into 9th thru 12th grade. For a camp schedule click here.
July 25-27 - 7th and 8th grade pirate football camp 6:30pm to 8:30pm High school. For all players going into 7th and 8th grade. Cost is $40. Make checks payable to Crookston Football.
The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s basketball program
will hold three camps in June on the UMC Campus.
“We are excited for camp season to begin,” said Head Coach Dan Weisse. “Our
coaches are working hard behind the scenes to insure that our camps will not
only be the best in the area but also the most affordable. We had 100 kids from
Crookston and the surrounding area attend our camps last summer and we are very
proud of that.”
The Junior Eagle Day Camp will run June 12-15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lysaker Gymnasium on the campus of U of M Crookston. It is for boys and girls entering grades 1-6. Each camper will receive a t-shirt and camp ball and there will also be a pizza party following the camp on June 15.
The Offensive Skills Day Camp will run June 19-22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lysaker Gymnasium. It is for boys and girls entering grades 5-12. Each camper will receive a t-shirt and a camp ball and there will also be a pizza party following the camp on June 22.
The cost for each camp is $50. Each camper will develop their
skills through drill work, contests and games and will also have the opportunity
to interact with U of M Crookston coaches and players. Spots are still open for
The UMC Varsity Team Camp is a new addition to the summer camp
offerings for the Golden Eagles. The camp will take place Fri., June 23 at
Lysaker Gymnasium and the UMC Wellness Center. Each team is guaranteed four
games with U of M Crookston shirts available. Only two spots are available for
the Varsity Team Camp. The cost for the camp is $200 per team.
“There are three things we want our campers to be able to say when they complete our camps. 1) I Learned something each day at camp, 2) I met some new people and new friends, and 3) I had a ton of fun. If a camper can say that at the end of the our camp then we did our job. Needless to say, we are excited to get started and have some fun.”
If you are interested in registering for the camp or have any questions, you can contact Assistant Coach Bryan Beamish at 218-281-8431 or email@example.com. To register, fill out the registration form and send payment to UMC Basketball – 142 Sports Center – 2900 University Ave. – Crookston, MN 56716.
For the camp brochure click here.
For the TEAM Camp brochure click here
like Norman County West has approved a proposal from Ada-Borup. The two
schools will coop in football, girls basketball, volleyball and speech.
The two schools already coop in softball, baseball, track. Football will
move from 9-man to 11-man with the coop. The teams will be called
Ada-Borup/Norman County West Cougars.
Boys Basketball will still remain separate.
The Fargo Marathon was run on Saturday and the 5K was run on Friday and we have some of the Crookston runners listed below-
|Denise Kay Waxler||56||48:51||5K|
|Amber Erdmann||30||2:02:13||Half Marathon|
|Michael Novak||56||2:08:49||Half Marathon|
|Samantha Hulst||27||2:09:03||Half Marathon|
|Sarah Kanten||26||2:17:32||Half Marathon|
|Linda Keller||55||2:18:02||Half Marathon|
|Brooke Holtman||24||2:23:36||Half Marathon|
|Katie Lariviere||31||2:31:35||Half Marathon|
|Carrie Diaz||40||3:14:58||Half Marathon|
|Meleah Lajesse||16||3:21:35||Half Marathon|
|Tiffany Briggs||36||3:42:14||Half Marathon|
To see all the results by name or town, click here.
I saw Apple Valley's Tre Jones was named the NIKE Basketball league
regular season most valuable player award. The brother of the Minnesota
Timberwolves Tyus Jones, has carved out a pretty good name for himself and is
one of the top players in the country. This summer he is playing for the
famous Howard Pulley Panthers.
They recently played in Atlanta and in all four games and to end the tournament he had a 31-point, 17-assist, 7-rebound, 1-turnover performance to seal his status as the single most important player on any team in Atlanta.
On Saturday, the Star Tribune had an article on how Minnesota has become a basketball hotbed. Here is the link to the artcile - http://www.mnbasketballhub.com/news_article/show/795043
Eric Monsrud has been named Bemidji High School boys hockey coach. He was
an assistant coach under former head coach Wade Chiodo, who resigned for
family reasons on April 7 after nine seasons in charge of the program. Chiodo
had 143 wins, 87 losses and 13 ties over the nine years. Monsrud was an
assistant coach for six of those years.
Monsrud, a former Bemidji State Men’s Hockey player, scored 44 goals and added 49 assists for 93 points in 114 games for the Beavers between 1991 and 1996. Monsrud was a member of three-straight NCAA Division II national championship teams at BSU from 1993 to 1995.
Monsrud was an assistant for Lumberjack teams that appeared in successive Class AA state in 2015 and 2016, breaking a 29-year drought. He also achieved the same feat as a player, appearing in back-to-back state tournaments for Rochester John Marshall in 1988 and 1989. Monsrud then played two seasons in the United States Hockey League for the Rochester Mustangs before coming to BSU.
Monsrud works at the Northwestern Minnesota Juvenile Center in Bemidji and also helps our good friend Scott Williams on the TV Bemidji State hockey broadcasts.
Augustana earned the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC)
All-Sports Award for the third straight season, and the fifth time in the
past seven years, as the Vikings amassed 180 points to finish two points ahead
of second place Minnesota State University, Mankato. Augustana has now earned
the all-sports award in 2010-11, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 as it
joins Minnesota State, Winona State and Minnesota Duluth as the only other
institutions to earn the award in its 18-year history. The Vikings will be
presented their award on Tuesday, July 11 at the NSIC Hall of Fame Banquet in
Augustana won three regular-season titles during the 2016-17 academic year, including men's cross country, women's golf and tennis. Minnesota State had another solid year, scoring 178 points, to finish second after winning six regular season titles. The Mavericks took home the hardware in baseball, men's golf, men's indoor and outdoor track & field, women's indoor track & field and softball.
Winona State finished in third place with 127 points after winning the women's outdoor track & field crown, while UMD was fourth with 119.25 points. St. Cloud State was fifth with 1188 points after winning the wrestling championship.
The NSIC All Sports Award is calculated by awarding the winner of each conference-sponsored championship points totaling the number of teams in that sport plus one. The next place finisher receives points totaling the number of teams less the number of places from first place. Ties in the standings at any level result in the totaling of points and equal distribution. Indoor and outdoor track & field are computed at half the total points as listed in the previous mentioned categories.
2016-17 NSIC All Sports Competition Final Standings
|2||Minnesota State (18)||178||2|
|3||Winona State (14)||127||3|
|4||Minnesota Duluth (14)||119.25||5|
|5||St. Cloud State (14)||118||4|
|6||MSU Moorhead (16)||108.25||8|
|7||Sioux Falls (17)||105.5||6|
|8||Northern State (15)||98||7|
|9||University of Mary (16)||88||10|
|11||Concordia-St. Paul (15)||82.5||12|
|12||Minot State (16)||77||15|
|13||Wayne State (13)||76.75||13|
|14||Bemidji State (13)||74.75||14|
|15||Upper Iowa (12)||72.25||11|
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Past NSIC All-Sports Award Winners
1999-00 Minnesota Duluth
2000-01 Minnesota Duluth
2001-02 Minnesota Duluth
2002-03 Minnesota Duluth
2003-04 Minnesota Duluth
2004-05 Winona State
2005-06 Winona State
2006-07 Winona State
2007-08 Winona State
2008-09 Minnesota State
2009-10 Minnesota State
2012-13 Minnesota State
2013-14 Minnesota State
2016-17 NSIC Team Champions
|Men's Cross Country||Augustana|
|Women's Cross Country||University of Mary|
|Women's Soccer||Minot State|
|Volleyball||Concordia-St. Paul & SMSU|
|Men's Basketball||MSU Moorhead|
|Women's Basketball||MSU Moorhead|
|Men's Indoor Track & Field||Minnesota State|
|Women's Indoor Track & Field||Minnesota State|
|Wrestling||St. Cloud State|
|Men's Golf||Minnesota State|
|Men's Outdoor Track & Field||Minnesota State|
|Women's Outdoor Track & Field||Winona State|
The Crookston High School Athletic Department will once again be holding the Pirate FAST program.
Dear Pirate Athletes,
As summer break is quickly approaching, your Activities Director and coaches
would like to get the word out that we will be introducing a training program
beginning on Monday, June 5th, at 6:30 a.m. The facilities will be open weekly
from Monday-Thursday at 6:30 a.m. from that date forward until the end of July
(except for the blackout week of July 3-7).
The program is known as “Pirate FAST.” “FAST” stands for “Flexibility, Agility, Strength, Training.” Keep in mind that this program is NOT simply going to entail lifting weights. Although we will incorporate some lifting, this portion of the program will be one piece of a larger puzzle to improve your abilities.
A typical day of FAST will be comprised of proper stretching techniques and dynamic warmup drills, agility drills such as plyometric boxes or ladder drills, core and abdominal workouts, and core weightlifting such as bench pressing, squatting, and power cleans. You will also work out on the vertimax machine, which helps with strength, speed, and quickness. Finally, we will incorporate a cool down stretching period to prevent muscle soreness and encourage quick recovery times.
In charge of the FAST program this summer will be CHS teachers and coaches Robbe Nessler and Darin Zimmerman. They will oversee day-to-day activities, keep attendance, and help athletes with proper form, footwork, and exercises. We will also encourage the presence of your coaches at FAST sessions, as this will be a time to measure your progress and help you to get better.
FAST sessions will be judgment-free and organized. Understand that this kind of training is essential, and should be taken seriously if you want to better yourself.
Pirate FAST is offered at no charge. It’s FREE!!!!!!
Robbe Nessler and Darin Zimmerman, FAST supervisors (Summer 2017)
Greg Garmen, Activities Director
The University of Minnesota Crookston
football program will hold an individual football camp Sun., July 23 from
12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus.
The camp is for students going into grades 9 through 12 and will be a non-contact, non-padded football camp and will include: combine testing, position specific coaching, speed/agility training and competition drills. In addition, campers will be given important information relating to the recruiting process including academic eligibility and the character components that make or break a football career.
The camp will being with check-in at 12:30 p.m. at the UMC Wellness Center. The camp has helped to produce nine current Golden Eagles.
The registration fee is $35. If you have any questions pertaining to the camp, e-mail Assistant Coach Tom Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can register online at http://abcsportscamps.com/umcfootball.
12:30 p.m. – Check-In – Height/Weight
1 p.m. – Welcome – Coaches Intro
1:10 p.m. – NCAA Info Presentation
1:30 p.m. – Dynamic Warm-Up
1:45 p.m. – Speed/Agility Testing
2:45 p.m. – Primary Position Drills
3:45 p.m. – Competition Drills
4:15 p.m. – Camp Conclusion
4:30 p.m. – Optional Campus Tour
The Seventh Annual Pirate/Blue Wave Boys Hockey Alumni Golf Outing and Hockey Tournament is scheduled for June 9-11, 2017. The hockey tournament will begin on Friday June 9 and continue on Saturday and Sunday. The cost for hockey is $60/person and 2017 Crookston/Fisher high school graduates will play hockey for FREE.
On Saturday, June 10 there will be an 18-hole golf scramble starting at noon with lunch provided. Registration for golf is limited to the first 20 - 5 person teams so please sign up early. The cost for golf is $75/person or $25/person if you graduated from Crookston/Fisher High School from 2013-2017, which includes the meal at I.C. Muggs.
After golf everyone is invited to gather at I.C. Muggs with B & E Meats serving a fantastic meal. If you don’t golf, it’s just $15 for the meal.
We are now accepting payments through PayPal. Click on the link for the event you want to register and pay for and you will be directed to a secure PayPal site to complete the transaction.
Golf Registration $75 payment
Crookston/Fisher High School Grad 2013-2017 Golf Registration $25 payment
Hockey Registration $60 payment
Hockey and Golf Combined Registration $135 payment
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
High School 15th Annual Pirate Pride Golf Scramble Will be held
on Friday, July 7 at Minakwa Golf Course in Crookston.
10:00 Shotgun Start
Lunch will be served starting at 11:00
18 holes of golf Sandwich, Salad, Chips
4 member teams
Call Clubhouse to reserve a cart (not included)
Must be 18 years of age or have graduated High School
All proceeds going to help support CHS Coaches, Athletes, and Team Expenses. We are doing a raffle again this year. Talk to any coach about buying tickets.
Please contact Steve Kofoed @ (c) 320-290-9904
firstname.lastname@example.org leaving a message with your team members is fine.
The Crookston Park and Rec Department
will be hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in down town Crookston in
conjunction with Crazy Days. The tournament will be a two day tournament
on July 28 and 29.
The first eight paid teams will be in the tournament for their respective age group.
The divisions are below-
Boys and Girls
Men's and Women's Open (college experience)
Men's and Women's Classic (30+)
Men's and Women's Recreational (no college experience)
Teams are guaranteed three games with prizes
for 1st and 2nd place teams.
T-shirts and one meal for each player
Fee - $80
In case of rain, tournament will be held in Crookston Sports Center.
FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM - CLICK HERE
The University of Minnesota Crookston volleyball program will be holding camps at Lysaker Gymnasium this summer. You can join the Golden Eagles for an opportunity to learn under Head Volleyball Coach Sarah Rauen and Assistant Coach Ethan Grefsrud.
In addition to the camps that will be located at Lysaker Gymnasium, the Golden Eagles are also offering the chance at Satellite camps. You can contact Coach Rauen at email@example.com or at 218-281-8418 if you are interested in having the coaches come to your gym.
The Golden Eagles will host
three types of camps this summer. Little Eagle Camps are offered for girls and
boys grades 7 and under. Golden Eagles Camps will be available for girls and
boys grades 7 to incoming college freshman. In addition, Individual Skills Camps
will be available for girls and boys grades 7 to incoming freshman that are
looking to become better players at their positions.
The Little Eagles Camps will teach campers new skills in a fun-filled environment June 8-9 and July 27-28. The cost of the camp is $50. Check in will be at 8:30 a.m. with camp running from 9-11:30 a.m. each day.
The Golden Eagles Camps will teach campers all the skills involved in becoming a better volleyball player through skill work and competitive play. The cost of the camp is $100. Check in will be at 1 p.m. with the camps running from 1:30-4:30 and 5:30-7p.m. No meals will be provided for this camp. The camps will run June 8-9 and July 27-28.
The Individual Skills Camp will include training on the techniques of elite level play including attacking, defense/passing, serving and setting. Each skills a one-hour session. The cost is $15 per skill and $50 for all four. The camps will take place June 7 and June 26. The attacking portion will take place 9-10 a.m. The defensive/passing drills will run from 10-11 a.m. The serving drills will run from 12-1 p.m. and the setting drills will run from 1-2 p.m. No meals will be provided for this camp, as well.
Those interested in participating can fill out the forms and return the registration and waivers to: Athletics c/o Sarah Rauen, 2900 University Ave., Crookston, MN 56716. Please make all checks payable to UMC Volleyball. If you have any questions about the camps please contact Coach Rauen at at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 218-281-8418.
FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM CLICK HERE
The University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagle Athletic Department and baseball program are looking to raise some money to help finish off the press box/players locker room building project. The UMC Golden Eagle Baseball team has A LOT of local talent with Aaron Hollcraft and Brandon Kresl of Crookston, Reed Hjelle and Ethan Mushitz of East Grand Forks, Justin Yutrzenka of Argyle.
Construction of a press box for the University of Minnesota Crookston Baseball program is underway. The project is on track to be completed this spring and in order to reach the final goal, we need your help to raise the remaining $8,000.
Please support these amazing athletes. A gift at any level will make an
impact. To give online, click the link below. For details or additional ways to
give, call 218-281-8434.
Initial support of this project came from UMC Campus, KROX Radio, Crookston Baseball Association, Bill Kresl, and BSN Sports.
Thank you in advance for your gift. Go Golden Eagles!
Steve Gust, Head Baseball Coach
Stephanie Helgeson, Director of Athletics
Brandy Chaffee, Chief Development Officer
Pirate Hoops Skills Academy 2017
For Pirate Basketball players (girls and boys) grades 4-12(next years grade)
Where: CHS gym
When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Cost $40 Family maximum=$80
Attend all or as many as you are able to.
Cost: $40 (Make checks to Pirate Basketball)
Crookston High School Attn: Greg Garmen
402 Fisher Ave.
Crookston, MN 56716
Keep top portion
Grade just completed_________________________________________________
I understand that Crookston High School and the Summer Basketball Academy staff will not be held responsible for injuries of loss of personal property while the above athlete is attending the academy. I authorize the directors to secure any emergency treatment deemed necessary. The staff will not be held responsible for payment for this emergency treatment. Any hospital or doctor fees that are a result of injury will be the responsibility of the parent or guardian. I also acknowledge that the above athlete is physically ready for the activity of the basketball academy.
Signature of parent/guardian_________________________________________
Tyus Jones of the Minnesota Timberwolves will be holding a
basketball camp June 16 and 17 at Pillager High School at 323 2nd Street East in
Develop your game at the Tyus Jones Basketball Camp. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled player, there’s always room to improve your game. Connect with Tyus and his premier coaching staff to hone your skills through competitions and drills used by Tyus himself.
June 16 ($60 per player)
3rd and 4th graders – 8-10AM
5th and 6th graders – 11AM – 1PM
7th and 8th graders – 2PM – 4PM
June 17 ($85 per player)
High School Girls – 9AM – Noon
High School Boys – 1PM – 4PM
Registration opening soon at www.tyusjones.com
The University of Minnesota Crookston Men's Basketball program will be hosting two basketball camps in June. The information is below -
Junior Eagle Day Camp for Boys and Girls grades 1-6
June 12-15, 2017
9:00 AM to Noon
Each camper will receive a t-shirt, camp ball and a pizza party on the last day.
Cost - $50 per camper
Offensive Skills Day Camp
June 19-22, 2017
9:00 AM to Noon
Each camper will receive a t-shirt, camp ball and a pizza party on the last day.
Cost - $50 per camper
· Develop their skills through drill work, contests, & games.
· Receive a Golden Eagle T-Shirt& Camp Ball
· Instruction & interaction with UMC Coaching Staff and players
**Any Questions Call Blaise Davis at (218) 281-8189 or email@example.com
**Send Registration Form and Payment to:
UMC Basketball | 142 Sports Center | 2900 University Ave. | Crookston, MN 56716
Eagle Day Camp OR Offensive Skills Day Camp
Name: Grade (Fall 2017): Age:
Address: State: Zip:
“Live Your Dreams” Camp coming to northwest Minnesota!
Former NDSU Men's Basketball players, Ben Woodside and Luke Moormann are putting on a basketball camp in Stephen on June 13 and 14.
Tuesday, June 13th & Wednesday, June 14th
Location: Stephen-Argyle Central High School, Stephen, MN
Grade Girls 8th-12th Grade
8:00-9:30 AM 10:00-12:30 PM
Price: $60/camper $90/camper
Grade Boys 8th-12th Grade Boys
1:30-3:00 PM 3:30-6:00 PM
Camp shirt & water bottle for each participant.
“LACE ‘EM UP” BASKETBALL CAMP
Make plans now to attend the 24th annual “Lace ‘em Up” basketball camp to be held in Red Lake Falls high school at the Robert Matzke Gym from June 5-9, 2017.
The camp is open to any boys or girls who are currently in grades K-11. The camp is set up to run from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 for grades 6-11 each morning, and from 12:00 noon until 3:30 p.m. for grades K-5. The cost of the camp is $60 with a maximum cost per family of $100. If you register before May 20th, you will also receive a camp T-shirt. After May 25, ALL SINGLE REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE $70 AND THE MAXIMUM COST PER FAMILY WILL BE $120, DUE TO CAMP PREPARATION AND AWARD ORDERS.
NOTE: by request, 6th graders may come in the morning, afternoon, or both for one price.
Cut on the dotted line and return the following to: Steve Philion, 518 Champagne Ave., Red Lake Falls, MN 56750. (218-253-2499). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make checks payable to: Lace ‘em Up basketball camp
Name____________________________________ Grade in 2016-2017________________
(grade just completed)
I was a 6th grader this year and would like to come: (circle one) MORNING AFTERNOON BOTH
T-shirt sizes: Please circle one:
Youth sizes: EXTRA SMALL SMALL MEDIUM LARGE
Adult sizes: SMALL MEDIUM LARGE X-LARGE XX-LARGE
I, the parent of the above student agree to allow my child to participate in the 2017 “Lace ‘em UP basketball camp in Red Lake Falls. I also understand that the camp director, the City of RLF, and the RLF school district are not responsible for any injuries or accidents that my child might occur.
SIGNATURE OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN:_______________________________________
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.
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 email@example.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’ Soccer (Poor or no records were kept over the years.)
Boys’ Track & Field
Girls’ Track & Field
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
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
JOKES (Do you have any good jokes - email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put them in the feever
The Bathtub Test
During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?"
"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub."
"Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."
"No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug.
Do you want a bed near the window?"
How are former Crookston Pirates athletes doing in college or elsewhere?
****LET ME KNOW OF OTHERS TO ADD TO THE LIST *****
Marty Bratrud is
the Activities Director at Valley City 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
That’s it for this week. Thanks for the comments and if you have anything to add or share, please e-mail email@example.com or call. Thanks for reading and listening to KROX RADIO and kroxam.com
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