THURSDAY - JUNE 9, 2016
CROOKSTON WILL BE ON OF 284 SCHOOLS COMPETING IN THE MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL TRAP SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIP
The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MNSHSCTL) is
proud to announce that 6,913 student athletes are scheduled to participate
in the 2016 Trap Shooting Championship, June 14-21 at the Alexandria Shooting
Park in Alexandria. For eight days, student athletes representing 284 Minnesota
high school teams will compete for individual and team achievements in Novice,
Junior Varsity and Varsity classifications. “Only five years ago it took one
day for just 200 athletes to compete,” said Jim Sable, Executive Director of the
MNSHSCTL. “Now it takes place over eight days and draws over 25,000 spectators.
The Minnesota State Trap Shooting Championship has become the largest shooting
event in the world.”
The Crookston Pirate Trap Shooting team and several area schools will be competing in the tournament.
The 2016 Trap Shooting Championship is also the team-qualifying event for the 2016 State Tournament presented by the Minnesota State High School League. In addition to 100 individuals who qualified based on their performance throughout the season, 38 teams will qualify at the Trap Shooting Championship to compete for the ultimate recognition as Minnesota State High School League State Champion on June 25, 2016 at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The Minnesota State High School League was the first and is the only state high school interscholastic athletic association in America to provide support and recognition for trap shooting as a high school sport.
Generous supporters for the Trap Shooting Championship include: Alexandria Motors, Alexandria Industries, Alexandria Technical & Community College, Cabela's, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, Minnesota Youth Shooting Foundation, Mark Zauhar, National Wild Turkey Federation, Reeds Family Outdoor Outfitters, Runnings, Scheels, Sportsman’s Guide and Walker's. Over 50 exhibitors will be in attendance offering many outdoor products and services.
This year more than 10,000 student athletes representing 319 high school teams participated in the 2016 spring season. They were coached and supported by over 2,600 volunteers.
Overall, 13,000 student athletes participated in 12 state high school clay target leagues in the United States this spring.
The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League is an affiliate of the USA High School Clay Target League, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The League is an independent provider of shooting sports as an extracurricular co-ed and adaptive activity for high schools and students in grades 6 through 12. The organization’s priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order. For more information visit http://mnclaytarget.com.
UMC PROMOTES STEVE KROUSE TO HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER
The University of Minnesota
Crookston officially announced the promotion of Steven Krouse to head athletic
trainer. Krouse spent the last two years as an assistant athletic trainer for
the Golden Eagles. “We are excited to be able to promote Steven to the position
of head athletic trainer,” said Athletic Director Stephanie Helgeson. “During
the last two years, I have been impressed with the work ethic and passion that
Steven has displayed in his position. We are excited to be able to keep someone
of his ability and expertise as a part of the Golden Eagle family.” Krouse will
continue to be the primary trainer for women’s soccer, women’s basketball and
softball teams, while overseeing the entire operation of UMC’s athletic training
office. “I am thrilled to be moving into the head athletic trainer role here at
the University of Minnesota Crookston,” Krouse said. “Becoming a head athletic
trainer at a College or University has always been a career goal of mine and I
am very grateful to Stephanie for trusting me with this great opportunity.”
Krouse has also served as the strength and conditioning coach for the Golden Eagles for women’s soccer, women’s basketball and softball. He has been an important part of UMC’s efforts to streamline their strength and conditioning and athletic training efforts. By doing this the department can help to prevent injury and can help injured athletes recover more easily.
In addition to his roles in athletic training and strength and conditioning, Krouse also teaches Kinesiology and Exercise Prescription in the Exercise Science department.
Assistant Athletic Trainer Megan Rinke will continue to work with the volleyball and baseball teams. She will also continue to administer the strength and conditioning programs for those programs, as well. The Golden Eagles will look to hire another assistant athletic trainer who will serve as the head athletic trainer for football and men’s basketball.
Krouse came to UMC from the College of St. Scholastica, where he earned a Master of Science in Athletic Training in 2014. During his time at St. Scholastica, Krouse worked as an athletic trainer for the University of Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team, as - well as the football and track and field teams at St. Scholastica and the football and volleyball teams at Northwestern High School in Maple, Wis. As a student at Saint Olaf College, Krouse assisted the athletic training staff with the track and field and baseball teams.
addition to his collegiate experience, Krouse has served as the lead trainer for
the J. Robinson Intensive Basketball Camp. In addition, he worked as an intern
at ESPN's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. during the summer of 2013.
During this time he provided medical coverage for
male and female athletes competing in the sports of soccer, baseball, softball,
lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, gymnastics, track and field, football,
tennis, wrestling and volleyball. He has also provided medical coverage at the
Drew Brees Passing Academy, the Wounded Warriors Softball Camp and the Special
Olympics. He has also volunteered at the Minnesota State High School Cross
Country Championship and Grandma's Marathon in Duluth.
Krouse graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science in 2011 from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. The Highlands Ranch, Colo. native, was a member of the track and field and cross country teams at Saint Olaf. He is certified by the National Athletic Trainer Association-Board of Certification. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
In his free time, Krouse has become an avid marathon runner, just completing his fourth marathon. Krouse resides in Crookston. He takes over for Liam Higginson, who is now working as an athletic trainer in an industrial setting in West Virginia.
UMC ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES TWO YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH BSN AND NIKE
The University of Minnesota Crookston athletic department
announced a new two-year partnership with BSN Sports. The Golden Eagles will be
an exclusively Nike branded school as BSN Sports will work with Nike to provide
UMC with all uniforms and athletic apparel. The deal takes effect on July 1,
“We are excited to announce a new apparel deal with BSN Sports and Nike,” said Director of Athletic Stephanie Helgeson. “We have had a great relationship with BSN Sports through our work with them in the past and we are excited to announce that our 11 intercollegiate athletic programs will become exclusively Nike-branded teams. This will help in our effort to create a unified Golden Eagle athletic brand.”
As part of the deal, BSN Sports will provide Nike footwear, training gear and game-day uniforms for Minnesota Crookston athletics.
“Our coaches will work with BSN Sports, who will work with Nike to design Golden Eagle uniforms, training gear, staff gear and shoes,” Helgeson said. “We are excited to be aligned with BSN Sports, one of the nation’s largest sporting goods dealers and with Nike, one of the world’s most recognized uniform and apparel providers.”
WEDNESDAY - JUNE 8, 2016
CROOKSTON BOY'S TENNIS BEAT LUVERNE FOR STATE CONSOLATION CHAMPIONSHIP
The Crookston Pirate Boys Tennis team with their Consolation Championship Trophy
The Crookston Pirate Boys Tennis team shook off another slow start and made quick work of the first and second singles and third doubles matches to take an early 3-0 lead on their way to a 4-3 victory over Luverne in the Minnesota State High School League State Boys Tennis Class A Consolation Championship match at Reed Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis.
Bobby Tiedemann was trailing in his first singles match 5-1 and was able to come back to win six straight to win the first set 7-5 and he cruised to a second set victory to give Crookston an early 1-0 lead. “He was hitting the ball really well early on,” said Tiedemann, talking about his opponent. “I wasn’t playing great and started playing better.”
Andy Gregg gave the Pirates a 2-0 lead when he won his second singles match in straight sets 6-4, 6-1. "Andy came out ready to go and played a very good match," said Coach Geffre. "Andy finished strong and gave us a big win."
The third doubles team of Mitchell Olson and Jake Widseth won their match in impressive fashion by a score of 6-2, 6-3 and 70 minutes into the match the Pirates led 3-0. "Our third doubles team had a very good year and won all three matches at state and that is a credit to how deep our team is," said Coach Geffre.
Crookston lost the first doubles match and the fourth singles match and led 3-2, but the second doubles team of Ian Johnson and Jake Roesch lost their first set in a tie-breaker and bounced back to win the second set in impressive fashion (6-0) and won the third set tie-breaker 10-5 to give the Pirates their fourth victory of the match. The final match was third singles and Luverne won the match in straight sets and Crookston won the match 4-3 and are the Class A Consolation Champions.
Crookston ends the season with a record of 21-1. "We didn't know much about Luverne coming in, but I tell you what they had a very good team and hit the ball well," said Coach Mike Geffre. "We played well and I am not sure why we always get off to a slow start, but we have done that most of the year. We finished well in every match and it wraps up a great season and we have one of the best records in school history and once again we beat the public schools and lost to a private school."
Bobby Tiedemann eyes down the ball on a return in his first singles match Andy Gregg chases down the ball for a backhand return
|Bobby Tiedemann||Erik Wohnoutka||Crox||7-5, 6-2|
|Andy Gregg||Jacob Jarchow||Crox||6-1, 6-4|
|Matt Garmen||Chris Jelken||Luv||6-3, 6-4|
|Nick Garmen||Mark Robinson||Luv||6-3, 2-6, 10-8|
|Crox||6-7 (3-7), 6-0, 10-5|
Jordan Bengston with a return Jake Widseth eyes down the ball Ian Johnson with a backhand return Jake Roesch with a return at the net
Mitchell Olson with a forehand return Elijah Phaiah with a return Matt Garmen chases down the ball for a return Nick Garmen with a return from the baseline
TUESDAY - JUNE 7, 2016
CROOKSTON BOY'S TENNIS FALLS TO
ROCHESTER LOURDES, BEAT HIBBING TO ADVANCE TO CONSOLATION CHAMPIONSHIP
The #5 ranked Crookston Pirate Boys Tennis team didn’t respond to the 8:00 a.m. start and got behind in their matches and couldn’t recover as the #8 ranked Rochester Lourdes Eagles beat the Pirates 5-2, handing Crookston their first loss of the season in the first round of the Minnesota State High School League State Boys Tennis tournament at Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis.
The two Pirate wins came at second and third doubles with Nick Garmen and Jacob Roesch winning their match 6-3, 6-4 and Mitchell Olson and Jake Widseth winning their third doubles match in a thriller 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (2-7), and 10-5 in a super tie-breaker. “We won the two matches I thought we would win at second and third doubles and they played pretty well and had two very competitive matches,” said Pirate Coach Mike Geffre. “I thought we had a couple spots where we were better and didn’t win today and if we could have won those two matches we would have won, but we didn’t and our slow start really came back to hurt us. We didn’t play as well as we could have and some of that has to do with the atmosphere and who we played, Rochester Lourdes is a very good tennis team.”
Crookston will play in the consolation bracket at 4:00 p.m. today against Hibbing. “The good news is we get another chance to showcase our talents and show we are a better team than what we were today,” said Coach Geffre. “If we win our last two matches we can win the consolation championship and bring home some hardware and that is our goal.”
Crookston drops to 19-1 on the season.
Bobby Tiedemann stretches for the return Elijah Phaiah with a forehand return Mitchell Olson with a return
|Bobby Tiedemann||Peter Erickson||RL||6-2, 6-4|
|Andy Gregg||Justin Bobo||RL||6-3, 6-1|
|Matt Garmen||Eric Chestolowski||RL||6-4, 6-3|
|Jordan Bengston||Jonathon Onigkeit||RL||6-4, 6-3|
|Crox||7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (2-7),10-5|
Ian Johnson eyes down the ball on a forehand return
CROOKSTON VS HIBBING
How would the
Crookston Pirates respond after losing their first dual of the season and what
did Crookston Pirate Boys Tennis Coach tell his team to get them ready for
Hibbing? "I told the kids that every afternoon match we have played this
year we are undefeated. The only match we have lost was at 8:00 in the
morning so we are playing at a good time, the afternoon," said Coach Mike Geffre
with a laugh. "We played a lot better against Hibbing with a lot of great
matches with five three set matches."
Crookston responded with a 4-3 win over Hibbing, it was the second time in as many years that the Pirates beat Hibbing 4-3 at the state tournament, last year they met in the first round. The match had five three set matches and Crookston won three of the five and they won two singles matches (Bobby Tiedemann won a three set match at first singles and Matt Garmen cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 victory at third singles) and they won two doubles matches (Nick Garmen and Jacob Roesch won a three set match at second doubles and Mitchell Olson and Jake Widseth won a three set match at third doubles).
The match was back and forth with Hibbing winning the fourth singles match first, Bobby Tiedemann won his first singles match to tie the score at 1-1. Crookston won the second doubles match to take a 2-1 lead only to have Hibbing tie the match at 2-2. Crookston regained the lead when they won the third doubles and Matt Garmen won his third singles match to give the Pirates a 4-2 lead and the match victory. "The match was a great match and it was back and forth," said Coach Geffre. "Matt Garmen played a really smart match against a very good player and frustrated his opponent. Bobby, at first singles, lost the first set and came back to win in three sets and if he doesn't win that one we lose the match. All three doubles went into three set tie-breaks and we won two of the matches and it was a real exciting match."
Crookston responded like you would expect from a senior dominated team.
"I think the boys took the first round loss to heart and I told the guys they have a chance to win our last match of the season and for the seniors their last match of their careers and some of the guys weren't happy with how they played in the morning and they want to show everybody down here that they were better than they showed and they did that against Hibbing," said Coach Geffre. "Now we get ready for Luvurne."
Crookston improves to 20-1 on the season and will look to close the season with a victory in the Consolation Championship when they play Luvurne at Noon.
Jake Widseth with a backhand return Matt Garmen with a backhand return Jordan Bengston with a forehand return
|Bobby Tiedemann||Scott Perunovich||Crox||6-7 (1-7), 6-3, 10-3|
|Andy Gregg||Jack Kearney||Hib||4-6, 7-5, 10-5|
|Matt Garmen||Jake Jolowsky||Crox||6-2, 6-2|
|Jordan Bengston||Nate Stark||Hib||6-3, 6-0|
|Hib||2-6, 6-2, 13-11|
|Crox||4-6, 6-4, 10-7|
|Crox||6-2, 3-6, 10-8|
Jake Roesch reaches for the backhand return Andy Gregg with the forehand return Nick Garmen with a backhand
CROOKSTON PIRATE BOYS GOLF FINISH SECOND ADVANCE THREE TO STATE TOURNAMENT
The Crookston Pirate Boys Golf team couldn’t hold off a great round by the Detroit Lakes Lakers on the second day of the Section 8AA Boys Golf tournament and the Lakers beat the Pirates by seven strokes to advance their team to the Minnesota State High School League State Boys Golf Tournament in Jordan, Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday. “The weather was great and with that we knew the scores were going to be low,” said Pirate Boys Golf Coach Steve Kofoed. “We just didn’t have enough today from our full line up like Detroit Lakes did. We got off to a rough start on the first nine holes today and that came back to hurt us.”
Crookston held a three stroke lead after the first day, but the Laker shot a 306, 10 strokes better than the Pirates in the second round to win the team championship. The good news was the Pirates will advance three individuals to state with Isaac Westlake, Doug Larson and Dane Anderson all advancing. “It is great to have all three advancing to state, especially since they are all upper classmen,” said Coach Kofoed. “They played well and finished in the top five. Isaac has a good chance to post some good scores at state and see if he can do better than last year. I was very happy with Doug shooting a 35 on the back nine after I told him we needed him to shoot even par and he did what he had to do to get us in a better position and set himself up to go back to state. Dane hit some very good shots and had some shots that weren’t as good the last two days, but he was able to turn two pretty good rounds and earned a trip to state.”
After a great season, the Pirate team season comes to an end with a tough loss to another quality team in Detroit Lakes. “Detroit Lakes is a very good team and they had six solid golfers and their five guy won the whole tournament,” said Coach Kofoed. “I don’t think he had won a tournament before and played two great rounds and gave them a big boost, but it is nice to advance three if we couldn’t advance the team.”
Isaac, Doug and Dane will play Tuesday, June 14 at Jordan in the first round of the Minnesota State High School League Tournament.
The Crookston Pirate Boys Golf team with their second place trophy
The five statebound Pirate golfers (Maddie Nicholls, Dane Anderson, Isaac Westlake, Doug Larson, Ally Tiedemann)
|1. Detroit Lakes||316||306||622||Isaac Westlake||80||76||156|
|2. Crookston||313||316||629||Doug Larson||79||78||157|
|3. Roseau||333||334||667||Dane Anderson||78||80||158|
|Fergus Falls||338||329||667||Brock Heppner||76||84||160|
|5. East Grand Forks||335||345||680||Ben Trostad||80||82||162|
|6. Hawley||348||336||684||Ethan Magsam||84||86||170|
(Not on the winning teams)
Advancing to State
|1. Isaac Westlake -Crox||80||76||156||1. Aaron Schnathorst - DL||79||73||152|
|2. Dout Larson - Crox||79||78||157||2. Isaac Cihak - DL||76||77||153|
|3. Dane Anderson - Crox||78||80||158||3. Isaac Westlake - Crox||80||76||156|
|4. Nate Deziel - EGF||79||80||159||4. Doug Larson - Crox||79||78||157|
|5. Jordan Kern - WDC||81||78||159||5. Dane Larson - Crox||78||80||158|
|Winning Team Detroit Lakes|
FOR ALL THE BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Isaac Westlake with a putt Ben Trostad chips onto the green Dane Anderson with a putt (All pictures taken Monday)
CROOKSTON PIRATE GIRLS GOLF FINISHES THIRD, ADVANCES TWO TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT
The Crookston Pirate Girls Golf team finished third place behind the champion
Detroit Lakes and the runner-up Pequot Lakes at the Section 8AA Girls tournament
at the Town and Country Course in Bemidji.
Detroit Lakes shot a 643, 59 strokes better than Pequot Lakes who edged Crookston for second by seven strokes.
Crookston had some good news, they will be advancing two individuals to the Minnesota State High School League State golf tournament in Jordan next week after Ally Tiedemann and Maddie Nicholls qualified together for the second straight year. “I am a pretty happy coach right now,” said Pirate Girls Golf Coach Jeff Perreault. “I am pleased to have two Pirate to advance to the state tournament. Third place as a team is respectable behind two defending section champions and I was hoping we would have the chance to advance some individuals to state and we did. Ally will be making her third trip to state and has been so consistent all year long and she will have a chance to get in the top 15 this year if she golfs like she can. Maddie had a good first round and had a couple strokes she would like back in her round today and she wasn’t feeling great after her round and it turned out she was tied for fourth and advances to state and that was great and we can bring her down for her second state tournament.”
The Pirates had a great season and improved a lot throughout the year and ran into some tough competition. “The girls worked hard all season long and we kept getting better and the two day event is new and tough for the girls both physically and mentally and I thought the girls did a pretty good job,” said Coach Perreault. “We lose one senior with Emily Ricord. Emily is a great kid and has grown not only as a golfer, but as a great young lady and she will be missed. We thank her for all her hard work and commitment to Pirate golf.”
Ally and Maddie will play Tuesday, June 14 at Jordan in the first round of the Minnesota State High School League Tournament.
Maddie Nicholls chips onto the green Ally Tiedemann also chips on the green (Pictures taken Monday)
|1. Detroit Lakes||328||315||643||Ally Tiedemann||80||80||160|
|2. Pequot Lakes||348||354||702||Maddie Nicholls||83||87||170|
|3. Crookston||345||364||709||Elise Tangquist||87||98||185|
|4. Perham||355||356||711||Catherine Tiedemann||95||99||194|
|5. Thief River Falls||384||363||747||Dani Boyle||98||104||202|
|6. Park Rapids||393||372||765||Emily Ricord||107||104||211|
(Not on the winning teams)
Advancing to State
|1. Alex Stone - PL||77||81||158||1. Kate Smith - DL||73||70||143|
|2. Ally Tiedemann - Crox||80||80||160||2. Alex Stone - PL||77||81||158|
|3. Becca Huus - Per||81||81||162||3. Ally Tiedemann-Crox||80||80||160|
|4. Maddie Nicholls - Crox||83||87||170|
|5. Amanda Nies - PL||86||84||170|
FOR ALL THE GIRLS INDIVIDUAL SCORES AND TEAM SCORES CLICK HERE
The five statebound Pirate golfers (Maddie Nicholls, Dane Anderson, Isaac Westlake, Doug Larson, Ally Tiedemann)
UMC MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM HOSTING TWO CAMPS IN JUNE
The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s basketball team will host a pair of
day camps June 13-16 and June 20-23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lysaker Gymnasium
on the campus of UMC.
The first camp (June 13-16) will be a Junior Eagle Day Camp for boys and girls going into grades 1-6, while the second camp (June 20-23) will be an Offensive Skills Day Camp for boys and girls going into grades 5-12. Each camper will receive a t-shirt and camp basketball and their will also a pizza party following the camp on Thursday. The camp costs $50 per camper. The campers will receive instruction from UMC men’s and women’s basketball coaches, as well as men’s and women’s basketball players. “We have already surpassed the number of campers from last year,” said Head Coach Dan Weisse. “I think it is a testament to the quality of workers and the quality of the camp that we have at UMC. We also want to thank KROX Radio and Crookston United Insurance for their help with putting on this camp. We would not be able to do it without them.”
The Golden Eagles already have 73 registered campers for the two camps with 41 registered for the Junior Eagles Day Camp and 32 registered for the Offensive Skills Day Camp. The primary goals of the camps are to have fun playing basketball, meet new people and to learn the skills of the game.
Registration for the camp is still open and will remain open with walk-ups being taken until the first day of each camp (June 13 and June 20). If you have any questions please contact Assistant Coach Blaise Davis at 218-281-8189 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register fill out the registration form and send payment to UMC Basketball – 142 Sports Center – 2900 University Ave. – Crookston, MN 56716.
MONDAY - JUNE 6, 2016
CROOKSTON PIRATE BOY'S GOLF TEAM LEADS BY THREE STROKES AFTER DAY ONE OF SECTION 8AA MEET
defending Section 8AA Champions, the Crookston Pirate Boys Golf team, shot a 313
and leads Detroit Lakes by three strokes after the first day of the two day
Section 8AA Boys Golf Tournament played at the Town and Country Course in
Bemidji. “Day one is all about giving yourself an opportunity to win the
tournament,” said Pirate Boys Colf Coach Steve Kofoed. “We gave ourselves a
chance to do that after our first round score.”
The day started with some rain showers, but most of the round was sunshine and pretty good weather and the golfers took advantage with some solid scores.
Crookston was led by Brock Heppner, a freshman, who shot a 76 as he continues to play tremendous golf for the Pirates. “Brock has been golfing very well for us and had another nice round for us,” said Coach Kofoed. “He is a veteran and has played a lot of golf and is very capable and has showed that the past couple of weeks.”
Dane Anderson shot a solid 78, which is good for the third best score in the first round. “Dane had a pretty good round,” said Coach Kofoed. “He was hitting the fairway with his drives and that is always a good sign. Dane has had some success at the Birchmont Tournament so he is familiar with this course and played well.”
Doug Larson was right behind with a 79. “Doug played pretty well today,” said Coach Kofoed. “He had a couple holes that he would like back, but most golfers can say that, and gave us a good round.”
Isaac Westlake and Ben Trostad shot 80’s and Ethan Magsam shot an 84. “Isaac got in a little bit of trouble with a bad hole and that proved to be the difference in his round,” said Coach Kofoed. “Having our fourth and fifth score as an 80 is very good and we will take that anytime.”
The Pirates take a three stroke lead into the second day even with some of the boys not overly excited with their first round scores.
“A few of the guys didn’t close their round like they could have and they were a little upset with that,” said Coach Kofoed. “It will come down to a one day tournament tomorrow and whoever has the best score tomorrow (between Crookston and Detroit Lakes) will likely advance to state. We would rather be leading by three than behind by three strokes.”
The Pirates will tee off between 9:20 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Brock Heppner with a big tee shot Doug Larson tee's off Ethan Magsam chips onto the green
|1. Crookston||313||Brock Heppner||76|
|2. Detroit Lakes||316||Dane Anderson||78|
|3. Roseau||333||Doug Larson||79|
|4. East Grand Forks||335||Isaac Westlake||80|
|5. Fergus Falls||338||Ben Trostad||80|
|6. Hawley||348||Ethan Magsam||84|
|1. Brock Heppner - Crox||76|
|Isaac Cihak -DL||76|
|3. Dane Anderson - Crox||78|
CROOKSTON PIRATE GIRLS GOLF TEAM IN SECOND PLACE AFTER DAY ONE OF THE SECTION TOURNAMENT
Section 8AA Girls Golf tournament has little bit of a surprise after the first
round of the two day tournament. The surprise isn’t the leader with Detroit
Lakes leading by 17 strokes, the surprise is Crookston is in second place after
shooting a 345, which is three strokes better than last years Section 7AA
champion, Pequot Lakes Patriots. The Patriots were moved to Section 8AA this
year and are behind Detroit Lakes as the favorites to win the tournament. “I
thought it was a real good effort by the girls today and to be ahead of Pequot
Lakes who has gone to state about six or seven years in a row is great,” said
Pirate Girls Golf Coach Jeff Perreault. “To be within 17 strokes of Detroit
Lakes is the closest we have been to them this year and we did that with good
scores from everybody.”
It was a great day of golf for the Pirate Girls with Ally Tiedemann turning in the third best score of the day with an 80 and Maddie Nicholls was right behind with an 83. “Ally wasn’t thrilled with her round, but shot an 80 and is one of the top scores on the day,” said Coach Perreault. “Maddie shot a solid 83 and was also one of the top scores today and that is part of the reason why we are in second place because of those two scores.”
Elise Tangquist shot one of her better scores with an 87 and Catherine Tiedemann was the fourth score used with a 95. “Elise played very well today and as well as she has all year,” said Coach Perreault. “She was happy with her score and is looking to shoot a little better tomorrow.”
Dani Boyle shot a 98 and Emily Ricord turned in a 107.
“The goal is to obviously win a championship, but it will be tough to catch a very good Detroit Lakes team. It is a doable thing and we just have to worry about us and not what they are doing and if we can shoot our best score of the year we will give ourselves a shot,” said Coach Perreault. “The girls also have to shoot the lowest score they can, just in case we don’t win the championship and we will try to advance as many as we can to the state tournament next week.”
Crookston will tee off between 9:20 and 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Maddie Nicholls hits from the fairway Elise Tangquist from the fairway Dani Boyle putts on final hole
|1. Detroit Lakes||328||Ally Tiedemann||80|
|2. Crookston||345||Maddie Nicholls||83|
|3. Pequot Lakes||348||Elise Tangquist||87|
|4. Perham||355||Catherine Tiedemann||95|
|5. Thief River Falls||384||Dani Boyle||98|
|6. Park Rapids||393||Emily Ricord||107|
|1. Kate Smith - DL||73|
|2. Alex Stone - PL||77|
|3. Ally Tiedemann-Crox||80|
SATURDAY - JUNE 4, 2016
MARIETTA GEIST, ALEECE DURBIN AND THREE BOY'S RELAY TEAMS ARE PIRATES HEADING TO STATE
The Crookston Pirate Track teams are advancing 10 individuals to the Minnesota
State High School League Track meet next weekend at Hamline University in St.
4x800 relay tem Mason Wang, Colton Weiland, Lukas Meier, Jaden Lubarski Marietta Geist, Aleece Durbin
Cade Salentine, Elias Walski, Patrick Deng, Mason Wang
The Crookston Pirate Boys will advance eight individuals with three relay teams advancing. The 4x800 was the first finals race of the day and the Pirates had a great start to the meet when they finished second place to become the first to advance to state. Jaden Lubarski, Lukas Meier, Colton Weiland, Anthony Borges ran the race and all four were happy with the result. Lubarski started the race off and was happy. “I knew I needed to get a good start,” said Lubarski. “My handoff wasn’t great, but I was able to get it to him and fell off the track.” Lukas Meier was the second leg. “I felt pretty good and my first lap was pretty fast,” said Meier. “This is awesome, it feels great to advance to state.” Colton Weiland ran the third leg. “I figured it was going to be close and I feel like I ran pretty good,” said Weiland. “To start the season we ran a 9:36 and cut almost a minute off from one of the first races so that is a great accomplishment.” The final leg of the race was run by Anthony Borges. “I ran pretty hard and was a little nervous of the Roseau kid because he was pretty fast,” said Borges. “I was pretty happy when I crossed the finish line, it feels great and I am so happy to go to state.”
The 4x200 relay team of Patrick Deng, Elias Walski, Cade Salentine and Mason Wang finished second and advance to state. The four were excited to advance to the state track meet. “This is what we wanted all season,” said Deng. “I got off to a good start and died off at the end, but it feels pretty good.” The second leg of the race was run by Walski. “I thought it went well, I ran a pretty good race,” said Walski. “We knew East Side was going to be tough because they have a good team, but it was good to see Mason run so hard.” Cade Salentine was the third leg. “Normally my time is a little slower, but I feel I ran a pretty good race today. We are going to state and that is all you can ask far.” The anchor was Mason Wang, who had a great finish. “I knew we were going to state when I crossed the finish line and it feels great,” said Wang. “I thought we had a good race, but it wasn’t the best so we will have a week to get ready for state.”
The 4x100 relay team finished in a tie for first place with Frazee. That’s right, a tie for first place. Most people at the meet that have been around for a while don’t remember seeing a tie for first place since video and computer technology has been used to time the meets. With the tie, both Crookston and Frazee advance to state and the four Pirates that advanced to state in the 4x200 also run the 4x100 with Deng, Walski, Salentine, and Wang. Once again Deng started the race. “I thought it was pretty good and had a perfect handoff,” said Deng. “It feels awesome. We expected to go in the 4x200 and winning the 4x100 is icing on the cake.” Walski was all smiles after the race. “My race went well with two good hand offs and I was able to catch some guys ahead of me,” said Walski. “I knew it was close, but a tie is insane. This is awesome.” Salentine ran the third leg. “I feel the race went well and I did just enough to help secure the first place finish,” said Salentine. “The handoffs were good and this feels great to go to state in two events.” Wang was the anchor and had a tremendous final 10 to 15 yards to win the race. “I honestly thought we got first. I was behind by about five or six yards and I wasn’t going to let them beat me. The last stretch took so much out of me,” said Wang. “I had no idea what to think when they told us we tied for first. Our relay team has something cool going on and our team has great chemistry. It will be a fun week.”
The Crookston Pirate Boys Track team with all of their medals
Anthony Borges, Colton Weiland, Jaden Lubarski, Mason Wang, Elias Walski, Lukas Meier, Cade Salentine, Patrick Deng
The Crookston Pirate Girls will advance two girls in three events with Marietta Geist going in the 1600 and 3200 and Aleece Durbin in the 300 hurdles.
Marietta won the 1600 with a solid race when she pulled away in the last lap. “I
am really happy with the race,” said Geist. “I think I came out really fast and
my first lap was about five seconds faster than normal. I am excited to go to
back to state.” The trip to state will be the sixth state trip in track and
swimming for Geist.
Geist wasn't done, as she won the 3200 meter race to advance to state in her second event. Winning both events she ran was very rewarding to Geist. "It was a little bit back and forth and we were able to pull away with about three laps to go. The final lap was back and forth and I was able to finish strong," said Geist. "In the two mile I have this thing where I don't want to lose the last lap. If I have made it seven laps I don't want to lose it in the last lap and that is what I was thinking. It was a close race and our coach, Mr. Knutson makes us work on our kicks and that helped today. It is exciting to be going to state as a senior and I can't wait."
Aleece Durbin is going to state in the 300 hurdles and was all smiles as she crossed the finish line, knowing she was going to state. Durbin cut almost two seconds off her previous personal best time!! “It feels great,” said Durbin. “I had high hopes and I was hoping I could pull through. I started out a lot faster than I had been all year and once I got to the straight away I knew I had to kick it up another. I could see a couple girls close to me and knew I had to go for it and I did. I am excited to be going to state, it should be fun.”
The Crookston Pirate Girls Track team with all of their medals
Emma Borowicz, Esperanza Rodriguez, Aleece Durbin, Harley Barlow, Katherine Geist, Marietta Geist
Girls Team Totals-
1. Park Rapids-82.5
5. East Grand Forks-53
6. West Marshall-50
7. Pelican Rapids-43
9. Norman County-40.5
25 teams scored points
Boys Team Totals
2. Norman County-67.5
4. East Grand Forks-55
8. Park Rapids-33
9. West Marshall-29
24 teams scored points
FOR ALL THE COMPLETE MEET RESULTS CLICK HERE
Aleece Durbin (left) and Marietta Geist's faces tell you everything you need to know - (They are going to STATE!)
|ADVANCING TO STATE|
|1600 meters||Marietta Geist||5:20.96||1st|
|3200 meters||Marietta Geist||12:00.35||1st|
|4 x 100 Relay||
Patrick Deng, Elias Walski,
Cade Salentine, Mason Wang
Jaden Lubarski, Anthony Borges,
Colton Weiland, Lukas Meier
Patrick Deng, Mason Wang,
Cade Salentine, Elias Walski
|300 hurdles||Aleece Durbin||47.06||2nd|
|Shot Put||Harley Barlow||36-07.50||3rd|
|200 meters||Elias Walski||23.79||3rd|
Esperanza Rodriguez, Katherine Geist,
Aleece Durbin, Emma Borowicz
Emma Borowicz, Teagen Carlstrom,
Esperanza Rodriguez, Aleece Durbin
|300 hurdles||Patrick Deng||42.33||4th|
|800 meters||Katherine Geist||2:25.43||4th|
|100 meters||Mason Wang||11.56||5th|
|1600 meters||Katherine Geist||5:46.51||6th|
|400 meters||Emma Borowicz||1:02;17||6th|
|400 meters||Esperanza Rodriguez||1:02.58||7th|
|800 meters||Jaden Lubarski||2:25.16||DNP|
|Pole Vault||Teagen Carlstrom||6-10||DNP|
|Pole Vault||Emma Borowicz||No Height||DNP|
|Pole Vault||Lukas Meier||10-03||DNP|
|Long Jump||Aleece Durbin||14-09.25||DNP|
|Long Jump||Elias Walski||18-00.25||DNP|
|Triple Jump||Jenna Porter||29-07.50||DNP|
|Triple Jump||Patrick Deng||38-02||DNP|
|Shot Put||Brita Fagerlund||28-09.75||DNP|
|100 hurdles||Katelyn Wagner||17.93||DNP|
|110 hurdles||Cade Salentine||17.47||DNP|
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FRIDAY - JUNE 3, 2016
CROOKSTON PIRATE SOFTBALL TEAM HANDS OUT AWARDS
The Crookston Softball team handed out three awards this week. The awards were
voted on by the players. The awards are below.
MVP - Amanda Trandem
Most improved - Nicole Goosen
Rookie of the Year - Jasmin Hanson
Amanda Trandem and Jasmin Hanson (Nicole Goosen wasn't able to attend)
HIGHLAND SCHOOL TRACK MEET HIGH FIVE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The Highland School Track meet was held last week and the “High Five” winners were awarded. The "High Five" winners are the ones who scored the most points in the events they participated. Each "High Five" winner was awarded a t-shirt.
5th Grade Girls
Hannah Brouse, Kailee Magsam, Libby Salentine, Lorelai Herbert, Abby Borowicz
5th Grade Boys
Zach Tahran, Drake Lord, Alex Longoria, Miles Moore, Thor Harbott
6th Grade Girls
Madison Hoilland, Breanna Kressin, Riley Solheim, Ameila Overgaard, Hayden Winjum
6th Grade Boys
Gunnar Gunderson, Brady Wisk, Jacob Hesby, Isaiah Hester and Kaleb Pry (not pictured)
WEDNESDAY - JUNE 1, 2016
PIRATE BOYS AND GIRLS GOLF TEAMS WIN THE NORTH SUB-SECTION 8AA MEET
The Crookston Pirates
Boys and Girls Golf teams continued their outstanding play in the post-season as
both teams won their respective divisions by large margin in the North
Sub-Section Golf Meet at the Headwaters Golf Course in Park Rapids and both
Pirate teams will move on to the Section 8AA meet in Bemidji on Monday and
Tuesday. As the golfers started their round heavy rains came and stuck
around for the first seven to eight holes and was off and on the rest of the
round, which made the scores even more impressive.
The Pirate boys were led as usual by senior Isaac Westlake who carded a 78 which was good for a second place tie with his young teammate, freshman Brock Heppner with 78's which were one stroke back of the medalist of the meet, Nate Deziel of East Grand Forks. The Pirates other senior Doug Larson had an 81 which was the fourth best round of the day. The Pirates beat Roseau by 22 strokes to claim the boys title. "The fact that we started and we had pounding rain for the first 40 minutes and they were wet the entire round and the guys were mentally tough and we had four pretty good scores," said Pirate Coach Steve Kofoed. "Brock (Heppner) hit the ball well and showed if you can get a bunch of pars it turns into a pretty good score and that is what kind of team we have this year. We can have our fifth guy turn in the second best score on the day. Isaac started the round with five bogeys so he played pretty well the final 13 holes or so and for him to be able to settle in with a 78 and that showed his maturity. Doug (Larson) had a solid round for us and was five over par in a three hole stretch and he was able to get in with an 81 with the conditions we had is a very good score."
Crookston, Roseau and third place East Grand Forks advance their entire teams to the Section 8AA meet next week along with the top six golfers not on the three teams. The Section 8AA meet will be a two-day meet for the first time this year at the Bemidji Town and Country Golf Course on June 6 and 7.
North Sub-Section BOY'S
The Crookston Pirate Boys Golf team with their North Sub-section first place medals
|1. Crookston||322||Isaac Westlake||78|
|2. Roseau||344||Brock Heppner||78|
|3. East Grand Forks||345||Doug Larson||81|
|4. Park Rapids||350||Dane Anderson||85|
|5. Thief River Falls||351||Ethan Magsam||86|
|6. United North Central||374||Ben Trostad||88|
|8. Warroad||392||TOP INDIVIDUALS|
|1. Nate Deziel - EGF||77|
|2. Isaac Westlake- Crox||78|
|2. Brock Heppner - Crox||78|
Isaac Westlake with a putt Dane Anderson with a putt Doug Larson on the third tee
Advancing to Section from North Sub-Section (BOY'S)
|Team #1- Crookston||Total||
|Isaac Westlake||78||Quinn Tangen||82|
|Brock Heppner||78||Gus Vatnsdal||84|
|Doug Larson||81||Izaak Olson||88|
|Dane Anderson||85||Bryden Stoskoff||90|
|Ethan Magsam||86||Tal Halliday||94|
|Ben Trostad||88||Josh Olson||100|
|Team #3-EGF||Top 6 Individuals|
|Nate Deziel||77||Brendan Bushy-TRF||82|
|Bauer Brown||86||Tate Usher-PR||86|
|Cole Weber||89||Luke Wurdock-UNC||86|
|Trevor Strandell||93||Jackson Leckner-PR||87|
|Nathaniel Emery||104||Bjorn Jorgenson-PR||88|
|Tanner Mack||107||Gavin Mickelson-UNC||89|
Ben Trostad with a putt Brock Heppner hits onto the green Ethan Magsam tees off
As they have all season long, Crookston teammates, Ally Tiedemann and Maddie Nicholls tied for the medalist honors of the North Sub-Section meet with 86's to lead the Pirates to a 21 stroke victory over runner up Thief River Falls. Ally Tiedemann and Nicholls were co-medalists and five strokes better than the closest competitor. "It was a great day for the Pirates," said Pirate Girls Golf Coach Jeff Perreault. "We came into this event hoping to win it and it was something we thought we could do and we did it in very difficult conditions. We posted a score that was very respectable, especially with the conditions they had to play in. We had rain, wind and some of the par four holes played long." The rain didn't start until the girls went out on the course. "It was like the rain waited for the girls to get out on the course and they were wet the rest of the round, so the girls were mentally and physically tough today." With the win the Pirates advance their entire team to the Section 8AA Meet in Bemidji on Monday and Tuesday. Crookston, Thief River Falls and Park Rapids will be at the Section meet along with the top six individuals that are not on the three teams. The Section 8AA Girls Golf Tournament will have two defending Section champions competing with Detroit Lakes, the defending Section 8AA champion, and Pequot Lakes, the defending Section 7AA champion who was moved to Section 8AA this year. "It will be tough, but I think we can shoot a low score in Bemidji," said Coach Perreault. "Can we beat Detroit Lakes? We will have to golf our best score and hope they have a rough couple of days, but we are playing some of our best golf right now and that is exactly what we want."
The Crookston Pirate Girls Golf team with their first place medals
|1. Crookston||366||Ally Tiedemann||86|
|2. Thief River Falls||387||Maddie Nicholls||86|
|3. Park Rapids||389||Elise Tangquist||95|
|4. East Grand Forks||391||Catherine Tiedemann||99|
|5. Roseau||400||Emily Ricord||105|
|6. United North Central||439||Dani Boyle||106|
|8. Bagley||Inc.||TOP INDIVIDUALS|
|1. Ally Tiedemann- Crox||86|
|Maddie Nicholls - Crox||86|
|3. Dani Filipi - EGF||91|
Ally Tiedemann hits from the fairway Maddie Nicholls eyes down the ball Elise Tangquist with a putt
Advancing to Section from North Sub-Section (GIRL'S)
|Team #1 Crookston||Total||
Team #2 - TRF
|Ally Tiedemann||86||Jill Safranski||93|
|Maddie Nicholls||86||McKenna Blaine||95|
|Elise Tangquist||95||Bailee Kolden||97|
|Catherine Tiedemann||99||Morgan Zerwas||102|
|Emily Ricord||105||Brenna Schadler||103|
|Dani Boyle||106||Sara Fanfulik||103|
|Team #3 - Park Rapids||Top 6 Individuals|
|Marlena Dearstyne||91||Dani Filipi - EGF||91|
|Drew Hilmanowski||93||Nicole Schlenk - EGF||95|
|Alyza Edevold||99||Gina Wensloff - Ros||97|
|Olivia McDonald||106||Josee Lundgren - Ros||97|
|Olivia Wallace||107||Brooke Filipi - EGF||98|
|Dana McDonald||109||Ellice Murphy - Ros||102|
FOR ALL THE GIRLS SCORES CLICK HERE
Emily Ricord in the fairway Dani Boyle hits onto the green Catherine Tiedemann hits from the fairway
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