SPORTS FEEVER – May 26, 2022

Welcome to the ever-popular Sports Feever column.  I guess last week’s column was a hit with over 10,000 views!!!  I am not sure why, but I cannot go anywhere in northwest Minnesota without somebody commenting on it.  Ask my wife, kids, friends, coaches.  It has been crazy.  Anyway, we will have a jam-packed Feever column.  Enjoy and best of luck to all the teams!

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The Crookston High School Weightroom summer hours begin Tuesday, May 31, and are listed below –

9-12th grade – Monday – Friday
Session 1 – 6:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
Session 2 – 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

7th-8th grade – Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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The Section 8AA Baseball seeds will come out on May 28, and as of right now it is Perham’s tournament to lose. There is nobody close to them as far as talent and depth. So it will be interesting to see what happens.

The rankings have completely jumbled from Tuesday morning to Wednesday morning. Warroad was behind Crookston and Thief River Falls and somehow leapfrogged them with a win over Lake of the Woods. Crookston and Thief River Falls split and somehow TRF jumped Crookston in the standings. So I honestly have no idea anymore. With so few games, it will come down to your strength of schedule and how the teams you beat do.

Section 8AA North looks like this as of Noon on Wednesday –
Rank – Team – record – QRF
1. East Grand Forks 11-4 (80.2)
2. Roseau 9-5 (71.7)
3. Menahga 12-6 (65.9)
4. Park Rapids 8-10 (50.7)
5. Warroad 6-9 (48.1)
6. Thief River Falls 4-7 (45.1)
7. Crookston 6-9 (43.7)
8. Red Lake 1-3 (21.5)

Menagha and Park Rapids play two games on Thursday
Thief River Falls is at Fergus Falls on Thursday
Crookston and Warroad are done with their schedules according to Minnesota Scores.

So what is going to happen?

EGF will be 1 and Roseau or Menagha will be 2 and 3.
#4 seed will be Warroad (They beat TRF and Crookston two times apiece)
#5 seed could be Crookston (Crookston has the tie-breaker with Park Rapids and TRF, if TRF loses to Fergus Falls.
So we will know more after Thursday’s games.

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In Section 8A Baseball the coaches are going to vote on who the seeds are this year.
I know this much.
Sacred Heart is the number one seed. Fosston will be the second seed and Ada-Borup-West should be the third seed. After that, I have no idea what will happen. It is going to be a tough seeding process. But after the top three teams this year, I don’t know if it matters.
I will be surprised if it isn’t Sacred Heart and Fosston fighting for the rights to go to the state tournament again.

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Sacred Heart Basketball will be hosting the Sanford Power Basketball Academy this summer. The information is below.
This summer basketball camp with the Sanford POWER Basketball Academy is designed to teach the fundamentals of the game, while pushing every athlete outside of their comfort zone. With offensive skills being our focus, we will work on advanced ball handling, passing, finishing, and shooting drills.
There is no better place to start your week than the gym! For four days, improve your game with our high-intensity Summer Skills Camp.
Who: Grades 5th -12th
What: Summer Skills Camp
When: Fridays – June 17th, 24th, July 15th and 22nd
• Session #1: 5th-8th grade boys and girls 9:00-10:30 ($115)
• Session #2: 9th-12th grade boys and girls 10:30-12:30 ($135)
Where: Sacred Heart High School

*Give payment to Coach Sterkel at Sacred Heart & make all checks payable to “Sanford POWER”
www.SanfordPOWER.com

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Congratulations to the Minnewaska Boys Tennis team on winning the Section 8A Boys Tennis Championship with a 4-3 win over Thief River Falls.

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The Crookston High School Athletic Department’s 19th Annual Pirate Pride Golf Scramble will be Friday, July 15 at Minakwa Golf Course.

9:00 Registration
10:00 Shotgun Start
Lunch will be served starting at 11:00

$60 per person (Includes T-Shirt, 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 will help support Crookston High School Pirate Athletics.

PRE-REGISTRATION APPRECIATED

Call Steve Kofoed at 320-290-9904 or email stevenkofoed@isd593.org leaving a message with your team members is fine.

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Crookston 8th grader, Connor Maruska is the only Crookston hockey player that made it to the Minnesota Hockey/CCM High-Performance Summer Camp in St. Cloud.  He is one of 54 boys to make the HP 15 Summer camp.

Congratulations to Connor, and good luck at the camp.  By the way, he also has had a pretty solid varsity golf season too and he is a three-sport athlete, just like his uncle Joel Gasper who went on to play D-1 hockey.

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The Ms. and Mr. Minnesota Golf Committee are pleased to announce the initial 2022 Watchlist of top female and male high school senior golfers under consideration for the sixth annual Ms. Minnesota Golf and Mr. Minnesota Golf Awards.
A statewide committee chaired by Phillip Ebner and comprised of high school coaches and Minnesota golf leadership will select eight girls and eight boys based on their respective performance in the 2022 high school tournament season.  From the group of finalists, two individual golfers will be chosen as Ms. Minnesota Golf and Mr. Minnesota Golf, and presented with the award, 6 p.m. Sunday, June 12 at Windsong Farm Golf Club in Independence.

The 2021 award winners, Camille Kuznik (Orono) and Brett Reid (Community Christian in Willmar), began their freshman year last fall at the University of Wisconsin and Liberty University, respectively.
Kuznik is the daughter of Crookston High School graduate Tony Kuznik and his wife Carrie.

Camille has a pretty impressive resume –
2021-22 (Freshman year at Wisconsin): Competed as an individual in two tournaments during her freshman season … made collegiate debut at the Badger Invitational … shot career-low 18-hole score of 73 in the final round of the Badger Invitational … shot a career-low 36-hole score of 155 at the Badger Invitational … shot a career-low 54-hole score of 228 at the Badger Invitational … best finish was T33 at the Badger Invitational.

High School: Minnesota State High School League All-State Team (4 yrs – 2015-2019) … Alpine Ski Racing: US Junior Olympic Medalist (1x); US Junior Olympian (2 yrs); US Ski Asssociation All-Central Team (1 yr); NASTAR National Championships Medalist (6x); US Central Region Champion (1x); Minnesota State High School League All-State Team (1 yr); State Championship Qualifier & Medalist (5 yrs).

Amateur: 125 Tournament Wins and 60 Top-3 Finishes … Minnesota Golf Association State Junior Girls Championship Medalist (2x – 2018 & 2019) … Minnesota Public Golf Association Junior Public Links State Championship Medalist (2x – 2019 & 2020) … Minnesota Junior PGA State Championship Medalist (4x) and Runner-up (2x) … Minnesota Junior PGA State Match-Play Champion (1x – 2020) … Minnesota PGA Junior Cup All-State Team (3x – 2018-2020) … AJGA Tournaments – one Top-3 (3rd), two Top-5 (5th & 5th), and four Top-10 (6th, 6th, 7th & 10th) finishes … Drive, Chip & Putt National Finalist (Midwest Champion – competed at Augusta National Golf Club) … Optimist International Junior Golf Championship Long Drive Champion (2x).

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NOW ON TO THE FINAL CHAPTER OF THE UMC LETTING DAN WEISSE GO SAGA – 

We have had a lot of feedback from the article on my thoughts on the Dan Weisse situation.  I think my wife, kids, friends and whoever else I have been with in the public the last week is sick of people coming up to me and saying great column, or thank you for the column, etc.   It literally has been hundreds of people.  I was in Alexandria and had three people from three different towns tell me great job!  In Park Rapids, I had two people tell me great column.  I could go on and on.   The reoccurring thing from people that have/or are currently working at UMC is there are mostly awesome people that work there (I agree 100 percent), but the leadership and the board of regents, and the U of M is the biggest obstacle to Crookston’s success.  Not the people that work there.   That is 100 percent correct!  I even had one community member ask how we get out of the U of M system and get involved with MNSCU or a private college.  I have no idea, but it isn’t a bad idea.  Anyway, this will be the last column about the whole saga at UMC because it is pointless kicking a dead horse.

Two players have decommitted since the news.  CJ Ray and Nathanial Powell.

I have included some responses I have received over the past week below –

Chris,
I sent an email to the AD and Chancellor at UMC last week expressing my anger regarding the dismissal of Dan Weisse.  I  received a reply from the AD saying it was an HR matter and she couldn’t comment any further. I can understand that.  I agree with the comments you have in your sports column.  Maybe interested people in our community need to demand a meeting with the Chancellor and AD to express our views and concerns. I believe something has to be done. Thanks for your great column.

Ray Dusek (I believe an original/founding member of the UMC Teambacker club and longtime UMC supporter)

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I received a phone call from a Northwest Ag School alum and former Crookston businessman, and he said he had money for scholarships for UMC in his will, and when they brought up the murals, he took any money going to UMC out of the will. He also said he is very concerned about the direction UMC is headed.

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Chris,
Great article.  I am a Northwest Ag School alum and had a lot of money going to UMC when I kick the bucket.  It is a significant amount of money and after the Kiehle Auditorium murals and now this with Dan, it will be going elsewhere.  I have not been impressed with the leadership and the lack of common sense.

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I got a call from former UMC Softball Coach Travis Owen, and he said the story of him was a little bit different than what I said.   Travis said he wasn’t forced to resign, but resigned on his own.  He did this because of the same issue with a player that Travis was going to discipline said player for things that she had done, and he was told by the Chancellor that he couldn’t discipline her.  Other players stuck up for him, and he still couldn’t do what he should have done as a coach that was hired to COACH.  Administration outside of the athletic department said he can’t discipline the player and he had to play said player.  It was at that point he didn’t want to be at a place where a kid had that much power and the administration wouldn’t let him coach.

Again it is really sad that this happened because he is a helluva guy and would have been great for UMC.

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Here is an email from one of the nicest guys around and a great high school boys basketball coach Steve Philion.  He wrote it to Dan and included me in the email –

Dan:
I just read the Chris Fee article, I don’t do Facebook and I read how you were let go as the coach at UMC.  Unbelievable, I cannot believe what they did to you!
I appreciate all that you did when you went out of your way to make sure that your UMC basketball camp did not conflict with our Lace ’em Up Camp in Red Lake Falls.  You are a great person and do not deserve the treatment you just received.  Thank you for all that you have done for UMC and your players, it is much appreciated by many area coaches and players.  Keep doing what you do wherever you end up as you are top-notch!

Take care and stay strong!

Steve Philion

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Dear Chris,
I was waiting all week to read your Sports Feever column about Dan Weisse. I’m glad you wrote what you wrote. I will say I recall when Chancellor Holz-Clause was being hired that one of the concerns I heard was that she didn’t have experience in athletics. Here we are!
I think your point of leadership listening to the student-athletes over the respected coaches is spot on. Your backing of Steph Helgeson is spot on too. She deserves so much better! If she got more support from leadership, she would be phenomenal. It’s not fair that outsiders bash her so harshly, but that’s part of that job. Your criticism of John Hoffman is dead on.
Dan turned that program completely around. I swear to you, just a couple weeks ago I thought to myself “I can’t believe Dan hasn’t found a better job yet.” UMC was lucky to keep him as long as they did. And to have a coach that was SO invested in this community was even better!
I texted Dan when I first heard the news and he replied “I should have gotten out like you!” I loved my time working at UMC and the people I worked with. I was grateful for the opportunity. However, there were things that I did not agree with. Attached to this email is a screenshot of a training that employees at U of M were required to take. I could not stay working for a place that tells people how to talk. Telling us to say “pregnant people” instead of “pregnant women.”
Thank you for your column. I hope it wakes up the leadership out there but I’m not holding my breath.

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Chris–
Thank you for all of the information concerning the Men’s Basketball Program. As an alum, this is heartbreaking! Something definitely has to change at the top. (Former area basketball coach)

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Chris,
Great job done by you in Sports Fever today for Dan Weisse.  You “hit the nail on the head” so many times in this article.  Dan and his family are awesome.  Our community needs more families like them.  As always, thank you for your great work.

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Chris,
That sir, was one hell of a Sports Feever.  You never miss an opportunity to go to bat for old C-Town.  We’re damn lucky to have you!

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This is you and UMC and I love it. Absolute insanity out there.  I would love to get Dan at the high school! (A high school coach)

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This was a post on our Facebook page, and this is the perfect statement because it is 100 percent true and it is 100 percent of the problem at UMC. The comment is below.

The board of Regents are an oligarchy made up of mostly people of the Twin Cities Microcosm. It’s no wonder things are the way they are with no representation from anyone more local than Perham.

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Chris,
Thank you for your brutal honesty about what is going on at UMC.  Somebody had to air it out.  I could tell you hours of stories when they cut the aviation program at a time when pilot hiring was at an all-time high.  I agree Steph and her staff aren’t the issue.

(Former student and employee)

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NOW BACK TO SOME OTHER NEWS

The Agassiz Valley All-Conference Softball Team and Honorable Mention Team were announced last week and several other awards.  They are listed below.

Agassiz Valley Coach of the Year: Ben Hanson, Red Lake Falls
Agassiz Valley Player of the Year: Jacey Wojchowski, BGMR
Agassiz Valley Broadcaster Recognition: “Sports Wayne” Wayne Rahlf

The All-Conference Team:
Justine Vonasek                  Roseau
Rebecca Wensloff              Roseau
Emilie Johnson                    Roseau
Haley Vonasek                    Sacred Heart
Jenna Coauette                   Crookston
Josie Rivard                          West Marshall
Karlee Walsh                       East Grand Forks
Rhiannon Horien                Northern Freeze
Reese Rustad                       Northern Freeze
Olivia Hawkins                    Thief River Falls
Abby Flaagan                       Thief River Falls
Carlie Rogalla                       Thief River Falls
Madison Lavergne             Warroad
Abby Chamernick               Warroad
Bella Amiot                          Red Lake Falls
Gabby Casavan                   Red Lake Falls
Jayden Breiland                  Red Lake Falls
Alexis Cota                           Red Lake Falls
Kinsley Hanson                   BGMR
Jacey Wojchowski             BGMR
Theron Kuznia                     BGMR

The Honorable Mention Team:
Cassie Dahl                           BGMR
Emily Bowman                    Crookston
Kendra Emery                     East Grand Forks
Brooke Glad                         Northern Freeze
Quinnlyn Kenfield              Red Lake Falls
Payton Remick                    Roseau
Grace Loeslie                       Sacred Heart
Olivia Tougas                       Thief River Falls
Marey Kazmierczak           West Marshall
Kerigan Furuseth                Warroad

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The University of Minnesota Crookston athletic department honored 85 individuals with placement on the 2021-21 UMC All-Academic Team.
To be eligible for the award the individual has to have a 3.2 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or higher. In addition, they must have completed their second year of competition at the University. No freshman or redshirt freshmen were eligible for the award, unless they were forced to redshirt due to the cancellation of the season due to COVID-19.
The individuals who received the accolade are:
Tasha Achermann – WTEN – Motley, Minn. –
Alina Avalos – SOFT – Riverside, Calif.
Tristyn Bair – EQUESTRIAN – Winnebago, Minn.
Brooke Benson – WXC – Monroe, Wash.
Gabriella Blomdahl – SOFT – Duluth, Minn.
Trace Brayton – BASE – Prentice, Wis.
Mary Burke – WBB – Virginia, Minn.
Maria Bustos Garcia – WVB – Cartegena, Colombia
Katie Buttolph – EQUESTRIAN – Yankton, S.D.
Jacqueline Calderon – WSOC – Indio, Calif.
Emma Carpenter – WBB – Eagan, Minn .
Ashley Chomyn – WSOC/WTEN – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Rebecca Clark – EQUESTRIAN – Austin, Minn.
Warden Dahlgren – MXC – Edgeley, N.D.
Emily Dufault – TRAP – Fertile, Minn.
Kaitlyn Fedewa – EQUESTRIAN –  Cambridge, Minn.
Chris Feldewerd – MXC – Melrose, Minn.
Conner Fonger – BASE – Superior, Wis.
Bren Fox – WBB – Norwood Young America, Minn.
Kamryn Frisk – SOFT – Anchorage, Alaska
Hanokh Gailson – MXC – Reno, Nev.
Teddy Giefer – BASE – Courtland, Minn.
Eden Golliher – WBB – Iron River, Mich.
Nick Grams – TRAP – Belle Plaine, Minn.
Samantha Gutierrez – WTEN – Riverside, Calif.
Kelsie Hanson – WXC – Brainerd, Minn.
Paul Hendrickx – MXC – Butler, Minn.
Ellie Hintze – TRAP – Coon Rapids, Minn.
Katie Hoehne – WXC –  Junction City, Wis.
Connor Humble – MGOLF – Rosemount, Minn.
Alyssa Kasprick – TRAP – Thief River Falls, Minn.
April Klecker – EQUESTRIAN – Amboy, Minn.
Madison Klimek – WVB – Oakdale, Minn.
Alex Koep- – BASE – Parkers Prairie, Minn.
Natalie Koke – WVB – Caledonia, Wis.
Tiffany Kozojed – WGOLF – Hillsboro, N.D.
Lachlan Larson – WGOLF – Pequot Lakes, Minn.
Ashleigh Lueder – EQUESTRIAN – Rochester, Minn.
Anthony Lupa – BASE – Brule, Wis.
Hunter Lyman – MBB – West Fargo, N.D.
Hannah Macias – SOFT – West Covina, Calif.
Leah Macias – SOFT – West Covina, Calif.
Jes Mertens – WBB – Devils Lake, N.D.
Matt Moroz – MGOLF – Edmonton, Alberta
Brad Morris – BASE – Auckland, New Zealand
Bailey Mulcahy – VB – Fertile, Minn.
Chad Musser – BASE – Plymouth, Minn.
Matt Nelson – BASE – Afton, Minn.
Abby Olsen – SOC – Chisago City, Minn.
Hailey Olson – TRAP – Albertville, Minn.
Katie Orth – EQUESTRIAN/WXC – Randall, Minn.
Jake Osowski – BASE – East Grand Forks, Minn.
Alyssa Pavlacic – SOC – St. Charles, Mo.
Jenna Pedrow – EQUESTRIAN – Blaine, Minn.
Jack Peppel – BASE – Olivia, Minn.
Alex Pfaffenbach – EQUESTRIAN – Appleton, Wis.
Gabriela Pinto – WSOC – Beaverton, Ore.
Keegan Poppenberg – MGOLF – Esko, Minn.
Kylie Post – WBB – Corcoran, Minn.
Kylea Praska – WBB – Thief River Falls, Minn.
Kendra Putzke – EQUESTRIAN – Esko, Minn.
Sunny Resnick – BASE – Twin Valley, Minn.
Conner Richardson – BASE – Grand Forks, N.D.
Rena Sakai – WXC – Chiba, Japan
Morgan Schelske – EQUESTRIAN – Zimmerman, Minn.
Nicole Schilling – WXC – Little Falls, Minn.
Veronica Schwartz – WBB – Parkers Prairie, Minn.
Ellen Solem – WGOLF – Maple Grove, Minn.
Brody Sorenson – BASE – Grand Forks, N.D.
Alyssa Stillman – SOFT/WXC – Hortonville, Wis.
Beatrice Streifel – EQUESTRIAN – Hawley, Minn.
Michelle Swyter – WTEN – Perham, Minn.
Madelyn Teplansky – WSOC – Apple Valley, Calif.
Matt Thielen – BASE – Wheaton, Minn.
Ben Thoma – BASE – Clearbrook, Minn.
Ben Trostad – MGOLF – Crookston, Minn.
Sarah Velasquez – WTEN – Chino, Calif.
Mattea Vetsch – WBB – Devils Lake, N.D.
Lauren Wallace – WVB – Bloomington, Minn.
Charley Walsh – TRAP – Park Rapids, Minn.
Savanna Weber – EQUESTRIAN – Silver Lake, Minn.
Mara Weisensel – VB – New Ulm, Minn.
Haylee Wheeler – WBB – Lakeville, Minn.
Ashton Wold – EQUESTRIAN – Devils Lake, N.D.
Silas Xia – MBB – Guangzhou, China

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Augustana earned the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) All-Sports Award as spring sports concluded last week.  The Vikings earn the award for the sixth time since joining the league in 2008.  The Vikings amassed 226.3 points to finish 29.8 points ahead of second place Minnesota State University, Mankato. Augustana, Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota State and Winona State remain the only institutions to earn the award in its 20+ year history.

Augustana has now earned the all-sports award in 2010-11, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2021-22.

Since 2017-18, the NSIC recognizes an overall champion along with a men’s and a women’s champion. Augustana also earned the men’s and women’s awards as it scored 96.3 points in men’s sports and 130 in women’s sports.  The Vikings will be presented their awards on Tuesday, July 12 at the NSIC Hall of Fame Banquet in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Augustana won eight regular-season titles during the 2021-22 academic year, including football, men’s & women’s cross country, men’s basketball, baseball, softball, women’s golf and women’s tennis.

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.

2021-22 NSIC All Sports Competition – Overall Final Standings

RK Overall Standings Points
1 Augustana 226.333
2 Minnesota State 196.5
3 Winona State 142
4 University of Mary 139
5 Minnesota Duluth 134.333
6 Sioux Falls 131
7 Concordia-St. Paul 114.5
8 St. Cloud State 113
9 Northern State 110.5
10 Wayne State 108
11 MSU Moorhead 97
12 Upper Iowa 88
13 Minot State 85.5
14 SMSU 82.5
15 Bemidji State 81.333
16 Minnesota Crookston 27.5

 

RK Men’s Standings Points
1 Augustana 96.3
2 Minnesota State 73.0
3 Minnesota Duluth 59.3
4 University of Mary 57.0
5 Northern State 56.0
6 Winona State 48.0
7 MSU Moorhead 47.0
8 Sioux Falls 47.0
9 Wayne State 45.0
10 Minot State 41.5
11 Concordia-St. Paul 34.5
12 Upper Iowa 34.5
13 St. Cloud State 28.5
14 SMSU 24.0
15 Bemidji State 23.8
16 Minnesota Crookston 17.5

 

RK Women’s Standings Points
1 Augustana 130.0
2 Minnesota State 123.5
3 Winona State 94.0
4 St. Cloud State 84.5
5 Sioux Falls 84.0
6 University of Mary 82.0
7 Concordia-St. Paul 80.0
8 Minnesota Duluth 75.0
9 Wayne State 63.0
10 SMSU 58.5
11 Bemidji State 57.5
12 Northern State 54.5
13 Upper Iowa 53.5
14 MSU Moorhead 50.0
15 Minot State 44.0
16 Minnesota Crookston 10.0

 

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JOKES

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Four friends spend weeks planning the perfect lake camping and riding trip.

Two days before the group is to leave Rob’s wife puts her foot down and tells him he isn’t going.

Rob’s friends are very upset that he can’t go, but what can they do.

Two days later the three get to the camping site only to find Rob sitting there with a tent set up, firewood gathered, and supper cooking on the fire.

“Dang man, how long you been here and how did you talk your wife into letting you go?”

“Well, I’ve been here since yesterday. Yesterday evening I was sitting in my chair and my wife came up behind me and put her hands over my eyes and said ‘guess who’?”

I pulled her hands off and she was wearing a brand new see through nightie. She took my hand and took me to our bedroom. The room had two dozen candles and rose pedals all over. She had on the bed, handcuffs and ropes! She told me to tie and cuff her to the bed and I did. And then she said, “now, you can do what ever you want.”

So here I am.

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President Bush and Colin Powell are sitting in a bar.

A guy walks in and asks the barman, “Isn’t that Bush and Powell sitting over there?”

The barman says, “Yep, that’s them.”

So the guy walks over and says, “Wow, this is a real honor. What are you guys doing in here?”

Bush says, “We’re planning WW III.”

And the guy says, “Really? What’s going to happen?”

Bush says, “Well, we’re going to kill 140 million Iraqis this time and one blonde with big tits.”

The guy exclaimed, “A blonde with big tits?” “Why kill a blonde with big tits?”

Bush turns to Powell and says, “See, I told you no one would worry about the 140 million Iraqis!”

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How are former Crookston Pirates athletes doing in college or elsewhere?
****LET ME KNOW OF OTHERS TO ADD TO THE LIST email me at  chrisjfee@yahoo.com

Elise Tangquist, is the Assistant Girls Volleyball and Assistant Girls Golf Coach this year at Heritage Christian Academy in Maple Grove.

Katherine Geist, a sophomore, is running track for Carleton College.

Emma Boll, a freshman, is playing softball at Northwestern University in St. Paul.

Emma Borowicz is a freshman running track at Minnesota State Mankato.

Ben Trostad is a senior playing Men’s Golf at UMC.

Kaleb Thingelstad is a freshman playing golf at Kansas Wesleyan University.  KWU is done for the fall season.

Joslynn Leach is a freshman playing golf at Concordia College in Moorhead.  The Cobbers wrapped up the Fall season.

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

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

Ty Hamre is playing football at Bemidji State University.

Paul Bittner is playing professional hockey in Germany, for Düsseldorf EG.

Gretchen Theis is a sophomore at NDSU on the Equestrian team.

Kate MacGregor is a senior swimming at Minnesota State Moorhead.

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

Nick Garmen is a junior playing tennis at the University of Minnesota Morris.

Crookston School District Coaches –
Emily Meyer 
is the Pirate head girls hockey coach and softball assistant coach.
Lacia Hanson is the Junior High softball coach.
Jeremy Lubinski
 is a Pirate 8th Grade Football coach.
Amy Boll 
is the head Pirate Girls Track head coach
Sarah Reese 
is the Pirate Head Girls Soccer coach
Cody Brekken
 is the Crookston Community Pool Supervisor
Marley Melbye is the Head Girls Swimming coach
Brock Hanson
 is a Pirate Baseball volunteer assistant coach.
Ben Halos is a Pirate Baseball assistant coach.
Alex LaFrance 
is a 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
Colton Weiland is an assistant wrestling coach

Non-Crookston High School coaching –

Collin Reynolds is the head baseball coach for the University of Colorado Buffalo Club Baseball team.

Trent Stahlecker is a School Security Specialist & he works for the Brevard Public Schools, Florida

Cody Weiland is an assistant wrestling coach at Proctor/Hermantown

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.

Katy Westrom, is Head Girls Tennis Coach and Head Boys Tennis coach at Monticello High School.

Matt Harris, is an Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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 the Director and Fitness at Mission Ranch and Fitness in Camel, California.

Kyle Buchmeier
 is a Tennis Pro at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis

Ben Andringa is serving our country with the Army and is been deployed to Iraq for nine months.

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.

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 chrisjfee@yahoo.com or call.  Thanks for reading and listening to KROX RADIO and kroxam.com.