SUNDAY - DECEMBER 11,  2016

CROOKSTON PIRATE GIRLS SWIM TEAM HANDS OUT POST SEASON AWARDS

The Crookston Pirate Girls Swim team held their end of the season banquet at the University of Minnesota Crookston to wrap up the season and hand out awards.  The Pirates received the Section 8A All Academic Award and handed out letters to Kate MacGregor, Merran Dingmann, Thea Oman, Makenna Hall, Elizabeth Erdman, Madison Hoiland, and Muira MacRae.
The team award winners were -
Most dedicated:  Thea Oman
Most Valuable: Merran Dingmann
Rookie of the Year: Madison Hoiland
Most improved: Makenna Hall


Thea Oman, Merran Dingmann, Madison Hoiland, and Makenna Hall with their awards (Picture by Lynnea Oman)

 

 

 

SATURDAY  -  DECEMBER 10, 2016

CROOKSTON PIRATE WRESTLERS FINISH EIGHTH AT THE ANNUAL RODD OLSON INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

The Crookston Pirate wrestlers had one champion, one runner up and two third place finishes and finished eighth out of 12 teams in the Rodd Olson Invitational Wrestling tournament at the Crookston High School Gymnasium.  Park Rapids won the tournament with 204 points, 32 points better than runner-up Hillsboro Central Valley.
Preston Desrosier was the lone champion for the Pirates as the senior won all three of his matches with a pin in the third period in the first round a 2-0 decision in the semi’s and a 4-2 victory in the championship. “To be a senior, captain and a leader on our team and to go out and get the title was big.  Having 12 teams here with some great competition and to win a tough weight class, it was a good day for him,” said Pirate Coach Wes Hanson. “Preston was wrestling well and it was great to see him have a good day.”
Colton Weiland also wrestled in the championship, but lost by an 8-5 decision to Austin Bacon of United North Central, who was named co-outstanding wrestler.  “Colton started off wrestling a good kid from Roseau that finished second at the tournament last year and he won that match and beat a kid that is ranked in the semi’s,” said Coach Hanson. “Colton was caught out of position and that was the difference in that match.”
Zach Brown (106 pounds) and Cameron Hulst (132 pounds) finished third place.  “Zach has a nice first round victory and lost a tough decision and bounced back to win a couple more matches for the third place and a great day of wrestling for him,” said Coach Hanson. “Cameron lost a tough 9-6 decision in his first round, but came back to win a couple matches with quick pins and in the third place match he beat a kid that he lost to a couple times before so that was great.”
The tournament had a lot of high quality wrestlers and it might have been one of the best talent pools in many years. “Moving up to 12 teams made it interesting, but I thought with all the help we had it went pretty smooth,” said Coach Hanson. “We had great matches in the quarterfinals this year and the semi-finals and championship were all great so it was a fun tournament for wrestling fans.”
Crookston will travel to Thief River Falls for a dual on Thursday and to the Big Bear tournament in Cass Lake on Friday and Saturday.


Colton Weiland in control, on his way to a pin in his first match

Team Points
1. Park Rapids 204
2. Hillsboro-Central Valley 172
3. New York Mills 171
4. United North Central 150
5. Bemidji J.V. 117
6. Roseau 106
7. United Clay Becker 95.5
8. Crookston 84
9. Grafton 83
10. Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 58.5
11. Red Lake County Central 34
12. Mahnomen-Waubun 31.5

Co-Outstanding Wrestlers
Luke Hastings (Hillsboro-Central Valley)
Austin Bacon (United North Central)


Preston Desrosier making a move and later got a pin in his first round match    Desrosier on the award stand

  PIRATES Opponents/Results Place
106 lbs Zach Brown Beat Alex Ibanez (Graf) 9-3
Lost to Luke Leshuk (HCV) 14-10
Beat Will Olson (MW) by pin 2:41
Beat Alex Ibanez (Graf) by pin 2:50
3rd
113 lbs Nolan Dans Lost to Ashton Clark (PR) by pin at 1:41
Lost to Connor Eidsmoe (Ros) by pin at 1:18
DNP
120 lbs Cameron Weiland Lost to Carter Rettke (WHA)
Lost to John Holfs (PR) 10-9
DNP
126 lbs OPEN    
132 lbs Cameron Hulst Lost to Owen Lucas (Bem) 9-6
Beat Zach Fuller (UNC) by pin at :40
Beat Chase Dorman (MW) by pin at :52
Beat Race Knochenmus (Ros) by pin at 2:53
3rd
138 lbs Colton Weiland Beat Connor Eidsmoe (Ros) by pin 5:42
Beat Matthew Frost (NYM) 6-3
Lost to Austin Bacon (UNC) 8-5
2nd
145 lbs Preston Desrosier Beat Izaiah Asher (MW) by pin at 5:28
Beat Hector Reyes (Graf) 2-0
Beat Ben Olson (Ros) 4-2
1st
152 lbs Luke Trandem Lost to Dylan Fischer (NYM) by pin at 5:06
Beat Carter Hanson (Bem) 5-2
Lost to Braden Boe (UCB) by pin at 2:48
Lost to Cade LaCoe (UNC) by pin at 2:00
6th
160 lbs Luis Argueta Lost to Dawson Petrie (Bem) 8-0
Lost to Kyle Schmidt (WHA) by pin at 1:56
DNP
170 lbs Damian Hodgson Lost to Austin Smith (WHA) 7-4
Beat Justin Nelson (Bem) 12-3
Lost to Tristyn Ferguson (RLCC) 8-7
DNP
182 lbs OPEN    
195 lbs OPEN    
220 lbs OPEN    
285 lbs OPEN    


Damian Hodgson makes a move in his first match of the day

 

 

 

CROOKSTON GIRL'S HOCKEY PLAYS TO A 3-3 TIE AT PRAIRIE CENTRE

The Crookston Pirates Girl’s Hockey team looked to keep their offensive mojo going in the second game of a back-to-back when they traveled to Long Prairie to take on the Prairie Central Blue Devils, a co-op of
Browerville High School, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School, Sauk Centre High School and Wadena Deer-Creek High School. The Pirates got a big night from senior Macy Strem, including the tying goal in the final minute, to tie Prairie Center 3-3 at the frigid Todd County Expo Arena in Long Prairie, MN.
The first period saw quick pace right off the bat as both teams were flying up and down the ice and not maintaining much possession in the offensive zone. The Blue Devils got an early power play in the game’s first two minutes but the Pirates stifled them on the penalty kill, staying poised and making great decisions with the puck. The game stayed scoreless until the final minute when the Pirates found the scoreboard. Jayden Allrich skated between the circles and put a wrist shot towards the net that got deflected on the way. Macy Strem was in the right place at the right time and found the back of the net to make it 1-0. “It certainly was a nice start tonight,” Crookston Head Coach Jaclyn Martin said. “I was excited for today’s game but didn’t quite know how the girls would come out after playing last night. I was really happy with our play overall today.”
In the second period, Prairie Center turned up the intensity, outshooting the Pirates 13-4 in the frame and getting the equalizer on an Ally Ecker goal. Ecker’s goal was what you might characterize as a “garbage goal” as there was a mad scramble in front of the net and she was able to get her twig on it to light the lamp and tie things at 1-1 at the 9:49 mark. There were only three penalties called through the first two periods as the referees really let the teams play. “The refs let us play which was nice,” Martin said. “We were able to be a little more physical which we usually didn’t have. It was a very fun flow and was a fun hockey game to be a part of.”
With the score tied 1-1, fans knew the third period would be a good one and the teams did not disappoint! Abby Ecker put Prairie Center on top two minutes into the frame with a beautiful deke that Crookston goalie Brelee Jobe had no chance at but Crookston responded six minutes later when Ali Hutter notched her third goal of the year to tie things at 2-2. After Ecker gave the Blue Devils the lead back at 3-2 with three minutes left, Macy Strem scored her third goal of the weekend with 46 seconds left to tie things at 3-3. Martin has been overjoyed with Strem’s recent outburst of six points in her past two games. “She does a lot of little things too other than just scoring,” the head coach noted. “From winning faceoffs to setting up her teammates, she has been great. Now she’s starting to get the scoring going and her being rewarded is great to see and I’m proud of her play.” The teams went into overtime and Prairie Center had a few chances but Jobe shut the door, continuing to show her improvement as she made 28 saves on the night. The extra period featured no scoring and the game finished as a 3-3 tie. “Brelee continues to do really well,” Martin noted. “She made an unbelievable save in overtime and I told her that it just saved the game for us. I’m so happy with the progress she’s made this year.”
Crookston wraps up the road trip with a 1-0-1 record and now sits at 2-7-1 overall on the season. The Pirates will return home to the Crookston Sports Center on Tuesday to play their first home game since November 22 when they host Bemidji! “To win one and tie one on the road this weekend was great and I’m proud of the girls,” Martin noted. “It’s been awhile since we’ve played at home and we’re all excited to be back at home on Tuesday.” Prairie Center sits at 3-3-1 on the year and will hit the road to take on Northern Lakes on Tuesday.


                Macy Strem fires a shot on goal                           Brelee Jobe kicks away one of her 28 saves

Scoring  1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
CROOKSTON 1 0 2 0 3
Prairie Centre 0 1 2 0 3

1st Period
16:25 - Crookston- Macy Strem (4)  (Jayden Allrich)

2nd Period
9:49- Prairie Centre - Ally Ecker (Gabby Olson)

3rd Period
1:59- Prairie Centre - Abby Ecker (Unassisted)
8:13 - Crookston - Ali Huter (3)  (Kylee Meier , Kayla Stahlecker)
14:05 - Prairie Centre - Abby Ecker  unassisted
16:14 - Crookston - Macy Strem (5) (Maddie Nicholls)

Overtime
No Scoring


Kendall Wahouske moves the puck out

Saves 1st 2nd 3rd OT Total
Brelee Jobe - Crookston 5 12 7 4 28
Laura Mortenson - Prairie Centre 4 4 0 0 8




 

UMC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAY BETTER, BUT FALL SHORT IN A 78-65 LOSS TO #25 RANKED NORTHERN STATE

The #25 ranked Northern State Wolves use several small runs to beat the University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagle Women’s Basketball team 78-65 in a Northern Sun Conference game in Crookston.
The game was back and forth early on with ties at 2 and 5 and after an Emily Gruber (Jr. Monticello) basket the Golden Eagles took a 7-5 lead.  Northern State answered by pounding it in the paint and went on a 6-0 to take an 11-10 lead.  The run was stopped by a Kitri Zezza (Fresh. Albertville) three pointe, but Northern State started another 6-0 run to build a 17-10 lead.  UMC answered with another three pointer, this time by Caitlin Michaelis (Soph. Marshfield, Wis) before Northern State made a three pointer only to have Zezza burry another three pointer and the Golden Eagles trailed 20-16.  Northern State made a free throw with four seconds left in the quarter and UMC trailed 21-16.
UMC started the second quarter on a positive note when Kelsey Stinson (Fresh. Cottage Grove, Wis) made a three pointer and the Golden Eagles trailed 21-19.  Northern State took over the game with a 10-2 run to build a 31-21 lead almost halfway through the quarter. UMC would get the deficit down to five points, only to have Northern State take a 46-35 lead into halftime.
In the third quarter, UMC tried to make a couple runs, but Northern State would stop the run, or answer it with a run of their own and led 64-49 after three quarters.  Northern State built a lead into the upper teens before both teams went deep to the benches and the Golden Eagles chipped the lead down to 13 points with a minute left, but that is as close as they would get in the 78-65 loss.
UMC drops to 0-8 overall and 0-4 in the NSIC and will host Bemidji State on Thursday.  Northern State improves to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in the NSIC.


Leanna Haugen makes a move in the paint   Stephanie McWilliams drives

Box Score

1

2 3

4

Final

Northern State

21 25 18 14 78

UMC

16 19 14 16 65

 

For UMC Points Rebounds Assists/Steals
Kitri Zezza 11    
Kelsey Stinson 11    
Caitlin Michaelis 10    
Alison Hughes 8
Paige Weakley 7    
Micaela Noga 6    
Isieoma Odor 6 6 4 Assists/5 Blocks
Emily Gruber 4 6 2 Blocks
Lindsey Weber 2    



 

UMC MEN'S BASKETBALL THROTTLED BY NORTHERN STATE

The University of Minnesota Crookston Men’s Basketball team had an offensive drought to end the first half and Northern State cruised to a 109-68 Northern Sun Conference victory in Crookston.
The game was entertaining at the start with both teams going back and forth with a lot of offense and UMC led 20-17 with 10:02 left in the half after a Chase Knickerbocker (Soph. Annandale) three pointer.  The wheels fell of the proverbial bus for the Golden Eagles at this point because Northern State outscored UMC 35-9 in the final 10 minutes of the half and built a big 52-29 lead.  Northern State made 63 percent (20-32) of their shots and made six of their nine three pointers and all six of their free throw attempts in the first half.
In the second half, UMC scored the first five points of the half with a Gable Smith (Soph. Lodi, Wis) and a Harrison Cleary (Fresh. Oak Creek, Wis) basket and they trailed 52-34.  Northern State answered and started to build on the lead as the half went along and hit the century mark when Cole Dahl (Fresh. Newfolden) scored his first points of the game for the Wolves and they went on to a 109-68 victory.
UMC drops to 3-6 overall and 0-4 in the NSIC and will host Bemidji State on Thursday.  Northern State improves to 7-4 on the year and 3-2 in the NSIC.  Northern State’s two NSIC losses were by a combined three points.


    Jim Warmack goes in for a lay up        Harrison Cleary with a reverse lay up

Box Score

1st Half

2nd Half

Final

Northern State

52 57 109

UMC

29 39 68

 

For UMC Points Rebounds Assists/Steals
Harrison Cleary 16    
Jim Warmack 9    
Connor Gamble 9    
Chase Knickerbocker 8 4 2 Blocks
Nate Lorenz 7    
Kobe Critchley 6 3 Assists
Gable Smith 6 4 2 Blocks
Chase Johnson 5    
Benjamin Rounds 2    



 

TARTAN SCORES THE LAST FOUR GOALS TO TAKE 5-2 WIN OVER CROOKSTON

After Crookston had taken a 2-1 lead with six minutes to go in the second period, the Tartan Titans scored twice in a 19 second span late in the second period to take the lead, then added a couple more in the third including a open netter to defeat the Pirates 5-2 in a game held at the Crookston Sports Center.
Crookston who could seem to get anything going last night in a 5-0 loss to St. Paul Johnson came out ready this afternoon as they buzzed the Titans and didn't allow a shot on their goalie Cade Salentine until there was eight and a half minutes left in the first period. "Like I said yesterday," said Crookston head coach Josh Hardy, "we want to pride ourselves in coming out hard and putting the other team on their heels and we did that right away this afternoon. We were very happy with our response to start the game." Crookston who have only scored one goal in their last three games and shutout twice almost ended that streak with about four and a half minutes left in the period when senior Dane Anderson made a great move in tight on a defenseman and got a shot off on the doorstep and bounced it off the pipe. With about 20 seconds left in the period Anderson again came close as he was in close again, the Tartan goalie, Ben Poganski came out and Anderson tripped over the goalie but the puck laid in front and Crookston's Zach Markovich was battling with a Tartan defenseman, went down and just missed an open net and the period ended 0-0. "They started to pressure us a bit towards the end of the first but we did a nice job of withstanding their pressure," said Hardy.
Before the game Crookston coach Hardy said, "We put Ethan (Magsam) up with Zach (Markovich) and Dane (Anderson) to hopefully score some goals!" It worked as the line continually created scoring chances and another came five minutes into the second period when Anderson put a snap shot on goal and the juicy rebound popped out to his left and there was Magsam who put it in immediately and Crookston had scored and had a 1-0 lead. "We've been in a slump scoring goals," said Hardy, "we made the move to give us a little spark and it paid off."
Crookston who gave up three power play goals last night to St. Paul Johnson would give up another one and the Pirate lead lasted about three minutes when Sam Lindahl picked the only spot he had which was to the far side of Salentine who was partially screened as well and it was tied 1-1 after the extra man goal for Tartan. Crookston answered when Dane Anderson made a terrific pass from circle to circle to Ben Trostad who quickly one-timed it past Poganski and the Pirates regained the lead 2-1 with six minutes left of the second period. "That's something we've worked on in practice and they executed it very well," said Hardy.
About three minutes later was the two quick goals by Tartan that gave them the 3-2 lead with just under three minutes left of the period. The first was a great effort by Charlie Tabaka who made a great catch of a pass in close of the Pirate crease and not only made the catch in traffic but managed to get a shot off and past Salentine. 19 seconds later the Titans struck again as Brant McDonald from behind the Crookston net found Joey Schommer in front for the goal and the Titans were energized and on top for the first time at 3-2 after two periods. "Hockey is a momentum game," said Hardy, "we ended up making a few mistakes and they had the momentum which is always tough to fight back against."
The third period started out well enough for Crookston with some chances to tie the game but it was four minutes into the final period when Logan Roberts had picked up a rebound directly in front of the Crookston goal, put a shot on that Salentine got a pad on and it went right back to Roberts who put a backhander by to put Tartan up 4-2. Crookston tried hard to get back within one when Markovich put one off the cross-bar with nine minutes left, but they had trouble the rest of the period as Tartan had the puck for much of it the rest of the period and only Salentine's play in goal kept it a two goal game which stretched to three after the Pirates pulled Salentine for the extra attacker and Lindahl scored his second of the game from long distance to make it 5-2 which was the final score. Tartan outshot the Pirates 18-7 in the third period and had the advantage in the game of outshooting Crookston 40-26. "The third period was probably our worst period of the afternoon," said Hardy, "we didn't play with much desperation. We hd chances and couldn't capitalize to get ourselves back in the game."
Tartan who had lost two in a row including 4-3 last night in Thief River Falls is 4-2 on the season and will be back home on Thursday against Hill Murray and Saturday against Mahtomedi who are both ranked in the latest polls.  Crookston has lost four in a row now and are 1-4 and will be at number ninth ranked in Class A, the East Grand Forks Green Wave on Tuesday. The Pirates will then be at 15th Class A ranked Hibbing on Friday evening. "We talked about how the season is a marathon and not a sprint," said Hardy, "while its disappointing to lose this game, its only a speed bump in our season. We're young and learning how to play in these types of games. The boys trust in the process and will continue to learn and grow as we move through the season."
JV -  Tartan won 4-0


                Ethan Magsam brings the puck up the ice

Scoring  1st 2nd 3rd Final
Tartan 0 3 2 5
CROOKSTON 0 2 0 2


        Dane Anderson with a shot on goal in the second period

1st Period
No Scoring

2nd Period
5:03 - Crookston - Ethan Magsam  (1) ( Dane Anderson, Jake Anderson)
8:14 - Tartan - Sam Lindahl  (Charlie Tabaka) (PP)
11:00 -Crookston  - Ben Trostad  (2) (Dane Anderson, Ethan Magsam)
13:42- Tartan - Charlie Tabaka (CJ Acker, Sam Lindahl)
14:01 -Tartan - Joey Schommer (Grant McDonald, Bobby Veitch)

3rd Period
4:00 - Tartan - Logan Roberts  unassisted
15:48 - Tartan - Sam Lindahl  unassisted  (Open Net)


Joey Doda brings the puck up the ice in the second period

Saves 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Ben Poganski - Tartan 10 7 7 24
Cade Salentine - Crookston 9 10 16 38

 





FRIDAY -  DECEMBER 9, 2016

CROOKSTON BOY'S BASKETBALL HITS 12 THREE POINTERS IN VICTORY OVER WARROAD

The Crookston Pirate Boys Basketball team made nine first half three pointers and used an 11-0 run to beat the Warroad Warriors 66-46 in a Section 8AA matchup on parents night at the Crookston High School Gymnasium.
Warroad jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first 65 seconds behind Tommy Vilayphone and after a Matt Garmen basket, Warroad answered with another basket for a 6-2 lead.  “It was a little bit of a slow start,” said Crookston Coach Greg Garmen. “We tweaked it a bit and got the offense moving a little more and people were open and got it going.”  Crookston got it going and started to warm up and had a basket from Luke Froeber and back-to-back three pointers from Todd Boerger and Nick Garmen to take a 10-6.  Warroad answered with five straight points to regain an 11-10 lead only to have the Pirates answer with an 11-0 run that started with a three pointer from Nick Garmen, a basket by Chris Wavra, another three pointer by Nick Garmen and a three pointer by Blake Kawlewski for a 21-11 lead with 9:50 left in the first half.   Crookston continued to pull away with a couple more three pointers by Nick Garmen, who had five first half three pointers, and the Pirates took a 42-21 lead into halftime.  Nick Garmen, who is tied for the school record with eight three pointers in a game, had five three pointers and 17 points in the first half to lead Crookston. “He (Nick) was feeling it,” said Coach Garmen.  “I don’t know if he had his contacts in or out, but whatever he was doing it worked.  We have a lot of guys that can shoot the ball and he happened to have the hot hand tonight.” 
Crookston’s Wavra started the second half with a basket and continued to keep the lead around 20 points and was able to play all 13 players with nine of them scoring in the game on the way to a 66-46 victory.  Crookston made nine three pointers in the first half and added three more early in the second half for 12 three pointers made for the second straight game.  “It is nice to get a win and we are a work in progress and we have to keep pushing and get better every day,” said Coach Garmen. “It is nice to get the win and now we get ready for two good teams next week.”
Crookston improves to 2-1 on the year and will host Park Rapids on Thursday in another section game.  Warroad drops to 2-2 on the year.
J.V. – Crookston won 47-39


Luke Froeber with a blocked shot and Matt Garmen passes the ball to a teammate
        (Pictures by Dave Emanuel of Wildfire Photography)

 

1st Half

2nd Half

Final

Warroad

21 25 46

CROOKSTON

42 24 66

 

For CROOKSTON

Points

Rebounds

Assists/Steals

Nick Garmen

17 6  
Chris Wavra 14 4 3 Assists
Todd Boerger 13   2 Assists
Matt Garmen 8 5 6 Assists
Blake Kawlewski 5    
Luke Froeber 4 7 3 Steals
Mitchell Olson 2    
Anthony Borges 2    
Ryan Swenson 1 4  

 

For Warroad

Points

Tyler Fox 14
Tommy Vilayphone 12
Jimmy Philajack 7
Phillip Ness 6
Isaac Falk-Stoskopf 3
Jeremy Cole 2
Zach Heppner 2



 

 

CROOKSTON PIRATE GIRLS BASKETBALL USES SOLID DEFENSE TO BEAT WARROAD

The Crookston Pirate Girls Basketball team was coming off a tough season opening loss to the Frazee Hornets and wanted to bounce back with a stellar defensive effort and try to get the offense going a little more and they did both in a 66-14 victory over the Warroad Warriors in a Section 8AA matchup on parents night at the Crookston High School gymnasium.
Warroad started the game by winning the tap, but turned the ball over and Crookston responded by finding Kennedy Cwikla for a basket and a 2-0 Pirate lead.  Warroad turned the ball over on their next four possessions, but Crookston wasn’t able to take advantage and still led 2-0 until Britta Fagerlund was fouled and made a free throw to give the Pirates a 3-0 lead with 14:30 left in the half.  “It was kind of a tedious start,” said Pirate Coach Darin Zimmerman.  “Things seemed bottled up on both sides in the beginning.”  Warroad answered with a basket a minute later to get within a 3-2 deficit, only to have Crookston go on a 9-0 run with five points from Bailey Folkers, a basket by Hannah Emanuel and a free throw each from Cwikla and Jenna Porter for a 12-2 lead halfway through the first half.  Crookston finished the half strong and took a 26-8 lead into halftime.  “I kind of had some mixed emotions on the half because our defense was playing good, but we struggle offensively and were getting good looks right in the paint and we weren’t converting.”
The Pirates slow start to the game was erased with a fantastic start to the second half by going on an 18-0 run in the first five minutes of the half with five different players scoring a basket for the first 10 points of the half and all of a sudden Crookston led 44-8.  The run ended when Sky Boucha made a basket with 12:09 left in the game.  The Pirates played all 11 girls on the varsity roster and 10 of the girls score on their way to the 66-14 victory.  “We played some pretty good defense tonight and were able to turn some of their turnovers into easy points,” said Coach Zimmerman. “It was nice to get everybody into the game and they all contributed in the game and to start the half on a big run was great.  We just need to start the game the same way.”
Crookston improves to 1-1 on the year and will play East Grand Forks on Tuesday.  Warroad drops to 0-5 on the year.
There was no J.V. game, but the Crookston C Squad beat Warroad 50-48.

 
Emma Borowicz goes in for a layup  Kylie Solheim fights for the loose ball
        (Pictures by Dave Emanuel of Wildfire Photography)

 

1st Half

2nd Half

Final

Warroad

8 6 14

CROOKSTON

26 40 66

 

For CROOKSTON

Points

Rebounds

Assists/Steals

Emma Borowicz 14   2 Steals
Kennedy Cwikla 11 5  

Bailey Folkers

10 4 2 Assists 3 Steals
Jenna Porter 8 4  
Jaden Lizakowski 7    

Hailey Seaver

6 4  
Hanna Emanuel 3   3 Assists 2 Steals
Brita Fagerlund 3    
Kylie Solheim 2 4  
Rachel Hefta 2   2 Assists

 

For Warroad

Points

Madison Pikar 6
Sky Boucha 4
Bailey Kleinschmidt 2
Taylor Vandal 2

 


 

CROOKSTON BOY'S HOCKEY HOME OPENER SPOILED BY THE POWER PLAY OF ST. PAUL JOHNSON

What turned out to be sluggish start turned into a game where the Crookston Pirates couldn't get anything going while St. Paul Johnson scored three power play goals on their way to the 5-0 win and the Governors take home the Lions Cup for another year after the victory at the Crookston Sports Center.
Tonight was the home opener for the Crookston Pirates and  whether it was missing school and practice for two days this week because of a winter storm it appeared the Pirates were stuck in sand in the first period as the Governors carried play to the Pirates. Crookston's goalie Cade Salentine was sharp to start the game but St. Paul Johnson showed that you should probably stay out of the penalty box when playing them as they displayed a patient puck moving extra man that turned into the first goal. The Governors Luke Heffernan was parked out to the right of Salentine and hit with a perfect pass from Isaac Moberg and Heffernan quickly put it in to make it 1-0 early in the game. "We want to pride ourselves in jumping on teams right away," said Crookston head coach Josh Hardy, "to this point we've been doing that, but tonight we weren't ready to go from the drop of the puck." Salentine was peppered with shots but played his position well directing shots off to the corners but with just over a minute to go in the first period Isaac Moberg took a pass from his brother Luke and walked around a Pirate defenseman and was in alone on the Crookston goalie and found the short side and a 2-0 lead after the first period outshooting the Pirates 11-2. "It was a good start for us, but we knew we were in for three periods because Crookston would respond," said St. Paul Johnson head coach Moose Younghans. As far as the Crookston coaches they were disappointed they weren't ready to go, "That's on us as coaches," said Hardy, "we have to make sure our guys are prepared and ready to go and we just weren't in the first period. We were fortunate to get out of the first only down 2-0."
The second period started well for Crookston when the Governors took a boarding penalty and the major call gave the Pirates a five minute man advantage. The Pirates who only had one quality shot on goal in the first period used the man advantage to get some more shots on goal but again not a lot of quality and the Pirates were held off the scoreboard during the five minute time period. A couple minutes after St. Paul Johnson was back at full strength, Crookston took a penalty and the Governors A. J. Austin scored on a rebound and half-way through the second period St. Paul Johnson led 3-0.  "They moved the puck well and worked it through our box," said Hardy, "they ran a little variation of an umbrella that we have not seen or prepared for and we were a little confused at first and they made us pay." With about four minutes left in the period the Governors Thomas Heesch scored on another rebound goal to make it 4-0 after two periods. "We had a few chances in the second period but struggled getting the puck into their zone and get set up," said Hardy, "I thought we had a few chances but their pressure on the penalty kill frustrated us."
The third period was capsuled in a span of a minute. This was when Crookston took two penalties in 54 seconds time, the second was a five minute major for boarding giving the Governors over a minute with a two man advantage and they scored their third power play goal of the game when Austin scored his second. It came off a nice pass from Isaac Moberg to the right of the Crookston net and when Salentine came out to try and play the puck, Austin stepped around and tucked it in and a 5-0 lead. The Governors had over a four minute one-man power play left but the Pirates were able to skate it off but at the same time Crookston was unable to get anything going offensively but when they did they were shut down by the Governor's goalie Ezra Weintzweig who picked up his first shutout of the season in St. Paul Johnson's 5-0 win. St. Paul Johnson graduated their goaltender who had played in goal for five years and never missed a start in that time, Sam Moberg, the older brother of current Governors, Isaac and Luke. Evident to Crookston, they never missed a beat with Weintzweig getting the shutout and win for St. Paul Johnson who are now 3-1 on the year and a three game winning streak. The Governors head for Park Rapids for a game tomorrow afternoon.  "I thought we got progressively better as the game went on," said Hardy, "we just can't take a period off against a good team like St. Paul Johnson. We're a better team than what we showed and the locker room believes that and I'm looking forward to a better game tomorrow."
 Crookston has lost three in a row and are 1-3 and will host Tartan tomorrow afternoon in a 2:00 PM game. The Titans are 3-2 on the year after losing a 4-3 game at Thief River Falls last night.
JV -  St. Paul Johnson won 5-1


Lauro Gutierrez puts a shot on goal from right in front

Scoring  1st 2nd 3rd Final
St. Paul Johnson 2 2 1 5
CROOKSTON 0 0 0 0


Brock Heppner battles a St. Paul Johnson player in front of the net

1st Period
5:16 - St. Paul Johnson - Luke Heffernan  (Isaac Moberg) (PP)
15:48 - St. Paul Johnson - Isaac Moberg  (Luke Moberg)

2nd Period
8:42 - St. Paul Johnson - A.J. Austin (Leo Wieffering, Luke Heffernan)
12:57 - St. Paul Johnson - Thomas Heesch (Carl Fish, Leo Wieffering)

3rd Period

7:37 - St. Paul Johnson - A.J. Austin (Isaac Moberg, Carl Fish) (PP)

Saves 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Ezra Weintzweig- St Paul Johnson 2 10 6 18
Cade Salentine- Crookston 9 4 7 20



 

CROOKSTON GIRL'S HOCKEY FIVE GOAL OUTBURST IN SECOND PERIOD LEADS TO THE SECOND WIN OF THE SEASON

Friday night’s game between the Crookston Pirate Girl’s Hockey team and the Morris/Benson Area Storm proved to be an interesting one as Crookston was coming off of a week where they had two snow days and not a lot of practice time leading up to their weekend back-to-back. The Pirates showed no signs of rust on the offensive end as they got goals from six different players in a 7-3 win!  
The Pirates showed their resiliency early as Morris/Benson Area’s Libbey Pendill gave her team an early lead with the only goal of the first period at 14:31. Despite trailing early, Crookston didn’t fold according to Head Coach Jaclyn Martin. “We were controlling the game and we knew that,” Martin stated. “We just needed to be mindful and keep focusing on our defense.”
Crookston’s offense exploded in the second period as Kaitlyn Thingelstad and Ali Hutter scored within a minute of each other to give the Pirates a 2-1 lead! “We knew we had to get the next goal after they made it 1-0,” Coach Martin said. “We did that and it was nice to see so many people contribute.” Senior Jayden Allrich’s second of the year put the Pirates up 3-1. After MBA’s Hallie Watzke cut the lead to 3-2, senior Macy Strem’s third of the year put the Pirate lead back to two goals. 54 seconds later, Catherine Tiedemann, known as “Moose” by her teammates, lit the lamp for the first time this season and the Pirates took a 5-2 lead heading into the third period. “That second period said a lot about our team,” Martin noted. “It showed that they are capable of putting the puck on the net and goals really lead to confidence.”
Maddie Nicholls continued her strong play for the Pirates in the third period with her sixth and seventh goals. Her first was assisted by Macy Strem and Catherine Tiedemann and the second was assisted by Strem, giving Macy a four point (one goal, three assist) night! The Pirates held on for the 7-3 road win. “You could really see the girls gel out there tonight,” Martin said. “It was huge for us to win the first game of a back-to-back. We need to get some good rest tonight and be ready to go tomorrow.”
Brelee Jobe picked up her second win of the season between the pipes for the Pirates, making 15 saves on 18 Storm shots.
Crookston improves to 2-7 on the season, matching their win total from all of last year, and will be right back on the ice on Saturday afternoon against the Prairie Center Blue Devils, a co-op of Browerville High School, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School, Sauk Centre High School and Wadena Deer-Creek High School. The game will be on KROX Radio, kroxam.com and the KROX mobile app with pregame starting at 1:30 p.m.

Scoring  1st 2nd 3rd Final
CROOKSTON 0 5 2 7
Morris-Benson 1 1 1 3

1st Period
14:31 - MBA - Libbey Pendill (Whitney Demarais , Megan Kirkeide)

2nd Period
6:26- Crookston- Kaitlyn Thingelstad (1) (unassisted)
6:04- Crookston- Ali Hutter (2) (Jayden Allrich)
7:41- Crookston- Jayden Allrich (2) (Kylee Meier, Ali Hutter)
10:21- MBA- Hallie Watzke (Nicole Berens, Megan Kirkeide)
12:47- Crookston- Macy Strem (3) (Jayden Allrich, Catherine Tiedemann)
13:41- Crookston- Catherine Tiedemann (1) (Macy Strem)


3rd Period
1:28 - MBA - Taryn Picht  (Haillie Watzke)
7:25- Crookston- Maddie Nicholls (6) (Macy Strem, Catherine Tiedemann)
7:47- Crookston- Maddie Nicholls (7) (Macy Strem)

 

Saves 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Brelee Jobe- Crookston 4 2 9 15
Abbey Hoffman -MBA 14 7 12 33



 

 

UMC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL STRUGGLES FROM THE START IN LOSS TO MINNESOTA STATE MOORHEAD

After a tough opening conference weekend on the road, the University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagle Women’s Basketball team opened up their home portion of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Schedule with a visit from the Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons. Minnesota State Moorhead used a balanced attack and hot shooting to jump out to an early lead and never looked back as they won 87-60 in a game played at Lysaker Gymnasium in Crookston.
The Golden Eagles, who came into the game shooting just 34% from the field through the first six games, couldn’t find the touch early as they missed their first five shots and the Dragons took advantage, jumping out to an 8-0 lead before Isieoma Odor (R-So, Bloomington, MN) hit a long basket to put UMC on the board. Minnesota State Moorhead responded by working it inside and Shannon Galegher’s reverse layup put the Dragons up 13-2 with 5:12 left in the first quarter. “We’ve been battling slow starts for seven games now,” Minnesota Crookston Head Coach Mike Roysland said. “We dig ourselves in a hole and you can’t do that against anybody in this league. We should be starting our homestand off with some great energy.” Along with not being able to knock down shots early, the Golden Eagles allowed the Dragons to make six of their first eight shots from the field to gain the early advantage. The pace slowed down as the quarter went on but the Dragons remained efficient, scoring 18 points on their first 12 possessions as they led 18-2 with three minutes left in the first quarter. The Golden Eagles put an end to a three minute scoring drought with a Kitri Zezza (Fr., St. Michael, MN) free throw and a Micaela Noga (Jr., Parkers Prairie, MN) basket to cut the led to 18-5 with 1:19 to go. “We had some great opportunities,” Roysland stated. “But our Achilles heel right now is we’re not making plays at the rim and hitting those shots.” Hawley native Drew Sannes answered that run for Moorhead by knocking down a three-pointer to put her team up 21-5. A pair of Madi Green free throws late gave the Dragons a 23-8 lead before Kelsey Stinson (Fr., Cottage Grove, WI) hit UMC’s first three-pointer of the game to make it 23-8 but Cassidy Thorson hit a runner at the buzzer and the Dragons led 25-8 after 10 minutes of play.
Minnesota Crookston’s coaching staff emphasized getting defensive stops during the quarter break and the team responded early. The Golden Eagles defense forced two turnovers early and Alison Hughes (So., Janesville, WI) hit one of two free throws to cut the lead to 25-9. MSUM’s Drew Sannes showed her versatility on the next possession as the 6’3” center hit a long jumper to make it 27-9. The Dragons struck again from the outside as Cassidy Thorson got into double figures with a triple to make it 30-11 with 7:26 left in the second. Isieoma Odor had a nice offensive rebound and put back to make it a 34-13 but the Dragons once again responded with a bucket to take a 36-13 lead with 4:01 left in the half. UMC’s Kelsey Stinson continued her strong play of late on the next possession, making a three-pointer from the right wing and then Odor followed with a driving layup on the right side and the lead stood at 40-18 for the Dragons late in the quarter. Minnesota Crookston finished the quarter on a positive note with an Odor basket and free throw and a Micaela Noga three to cut the lead to 18 with 45 seconds to go. The Dragons added a basket late and led 44-24 at the half. UMC struggled from the field early, shooting just 9-of-33 (27.3%) from the field in the first half while MSUM hit 19-of-22 (59.4%) shots in the first half.
Second halves have been more of a bright spot for the Golden Eagles on the season and they would need a big one to come back from a 20 point deficit. After turning it over then giving up a basket on the defensive end, Alison Hughes knocked down a right corner three-pointer and Isieoma Odor hit a turnaround jumper on consecutive possessions to make it 46-29 in favor of the Dragons two minutes into the third quarter. Hughes hit her second three of the quarter moments later to push the UMC run to 8-2 and cut the lead to 46-32! The key for UMC in the run, aside from knocking down some shots, was that they finally got some stops on the defensive end. Hughes got to the free throw line and hit one of two to bring UMC to within 13, the closest the game had been since it was 13-2 in favor of Moorhead in the first quarter. The Golden Eagles also did a good job getting Dragons center Drew Sannes in foul trouble as she was forced to the bench early in the third quarter after picking up her third personal. “When we’re efficient on offense is when we move the ball around and find the open players,” Roysland explained. “That’s what happened in that stretch but we just couldn’t get the stops needed on the defensive end.” The Dragons got their act together, scoring two straight baskets to give them a 50-33 with 4:54 remaining in the third quarter. The Golden Eagles came out of the media timeout and hit their sixth three of the game, this one by Caitlin Michaelis (So., Marshfield, WI) but again they couldn’t get stops on the defensive end as Cassidy Thorson hit four straight free throws to make it 54-36 with 3:50 left. The Dragons finished the quarter on an 8-5 run and led 62-41 heading into the final frame.
The first two possessions of the fourth quarter were much of the same story for the Golden Eagles as they committed their 12th turnover with an offensive foul then gave up an easy basket on the other side. After Kitri Zezza hit a tough lay-in for UMC, MSUM’s Natalie Van Wyhe responded with a left angle three to make it 68-43 with 7:49 to go. Emily Gruber’s (Jr., Monticello, MN) free throw made it 72-46 but Cassidy Thorson continued her strong night for the Dragons, knocking down a three from the left wing to give her 21 points and extend the lead to 29 at 75-46 with 5:36 left in the game. The Dragons continued to be efficient on the offensive end, were able to withstand some late UMC three-pointers and went on for the 87-60 victory.
Shooting continued to be a thorn in the side of the Golden Eagles as they finished the game making just 21-of-61 field goals and 11-of-27 three-pointers. “We have to capitalize on our opportunities, especially at the rim,” Coach Roysland said. “At this level, you have to do that in order to win games, and we’re not doing that right now.” Alison Hughes led a group of three Golden Eagles in double-figures with 15 points. Isieoma Odor finished with 13 points and nine rebounds and Kelsey Stinson came off the bench to score 12 points. Cassidy Thorson had a game-high 21 points for the Dragons who had 11 different players score and shot 56.5% (35-of-62) from the field.
The Golden Eagles are still looking for their first win of the year as they drop to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in the NSIC. They’ll host the 25th ranked Northern State Wolves at Lysaker Gymnasium to finish up the weekend on Saturday at 4 p.m. Minnesota State Moorhead improves to 7-1 on the season and 4-0 in the Northern Sun.


Alison Hughes with the drive   Emily Gruber and Isieoma Odor double team the Dragon player

Box Score

1

2 3

4

Final

MSU-Moorhead

25 19 18 25 87

UMC

8 16 17 19 60

 

For UMC Points Rebounds Assists/Steals
Alison Hughes 15    
Isieoma Odor 13 9 3 blocks
Kelsey Stinson 12    
Micaela Noga 8 4  
Kitri Zezza 3 4 3 assists
Caitlin Michaelis 3
Emily Gruber 3 4  
Lindsey Weber 3    



 

LAST SECOND SHOT LIFTS MSU-MOORHEAD TO CONFERENCE WIN AND SPOIL UMC'S HOME OPENER

After a frustrating opening conference weekend in St. Cloud and Duluth, the University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagles Men’s Basketball team showed promise as they opened up the home portion of their Northern Sun Conference season with a tough matchup against the high powered Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons. The Dragons got a desperation three pointer with 0.8 seconds left to shock the Golden Eagles, 82-81.
Minnesota Crookston fell behind 4-0 early as Moorhead’s senior forward Ayob Ayob got a few early baskets in the lane. UMC responded with a Chase Knickerbocker (So., Annandale, MN) old-fashioned three-point play and a Jim Warmack (Jr., East Grand Forks, MN) to tie things at 6-6 early. UMC followed with a 4-0 run and took a 10-6 lead at the media timeout! The Golden Eagles started off with an attacking mentality, going at the Dragons in the lane and gaining an early 4-2 advantage on the boards. UMC’s defensive also frustrated Moorhead native Aaron Lien early, limiting him to just one shot attempt in the first seven minutes. Chase Johnson (Fr., La Crosse, WI) showed his range with a high arching three to push his the run to 9-0 and the UMC lead to 13-6 with 12 minutes to go in the first half. “We had a lot of energy early on which is something we’ve talked about needing to do all season,” Golden Eagles Head Coach Dan Weisse said. “I felt that we didn’t let the tough things bother us early. We battled their runs pretty well and that’s what good teams do.” MSUM broke a three minute scoring drought with five straight points from freshman Evan Hines to trim the UMC lead to 13-11 at the 10 minute media timeout. Harrison Cleary (Fr., Oak Creek, WI) put an end to the Moorhead run with a long three off a feed from Kobe Critchley (So., Roseville, MN) to make it 16-11 then Critchley picked up another dime when he fed Connor Gamble (R-Fr., Stillwater, MN) for a triple to make it 19-13 UMC with 8:39 remaining. The Dragons used their quick strike offense to go on a 6-0 run and take the lead back at 20-19 with 7:23 left, forcing Golden Eagles head coach Dan Weisse to call a timeout and calm the troops down. After another Dragon basket, Harrison Cleary found some room on the right elbow and made a jumper to bring the Golden Eagles within a point at 22-21. Cleary hit another shot in traffic on the next possession to give him nine points and his team the lead at 23-22. Cleary’s personal run continued after Moorhead took a 26-23 lead as the 6’1” guard hit a contested three-pointer to tie things at 26 with 4:46 left in the half. After a few empty possessions, Kobe Critchley, who had some nice assists early, used his pivot foot to perfection for a basket in the lane and a 30-28 UMC lead. Critchley followed with his third assist of the game, this one to Nate Lorenz (So., Breckenridge, MN) for a lay-up then Connor Gamble knocked down a three from the parking lot to give UMC a 35-28 lead, tied for their biggest of the game with under two minutes left. A Harrison Cleary pull up pushed the lead to 37-28 as the Golden Eagles crowd and bench was fired up! Gamble continued his three-point barrage, knocking down his third of the half off of a broken play to put UMC up 40-30 with 28 seconds left in the half. “So many guys contributed tonight in so many ways,” Weisse noted. “A guy like Gable Smith only gets two points tonight but pulls down 10 rebounds and has six assists, those are the kinds of things we need from everybody! We need guys to score but we also need guys to do the little things. It was exciting to see progress from our guys.” Aaron Lien hit a shot just before the buzzer and the Golden Eagles led 40-32.  UMC shot 14-of-27 (51.6%) from the field in the first half and knocked down seven three-pointers. Harrison Cleary led all scorers with 14 points and Connor Gamble added nine off the bench.
The second half started off absolutely crazy as Minnesota State Moorhead pushed the pace and sped the game up. Aaron Lien got going for the Dragons as they had a good start, opening the second half on a 9-0 run to take a 51-50 lead. “Moorhead’s big guys started to get things going in the second half which we kind of expected to happen,” Weisse said. “They’re a good basketball team but we were able to weather the storm.” Jim Warmack continued to have his best game of the season with five points on the next two possessions but UMC couldn’t get stops defensively as MSUM took a 58-55 lead with 11:51 to go in the half. The pace remained frantic as the teams traded baskets and back-to-back three’s by Chase Knickerbocker and Kobe Critchley brought the game to a 63-63 tie with 8:52 remaining. Harrison Cleary topped the 20 point mark with a basket then Knickerbocker hit another three to make it 68-68. The Golden Eagles pushed their lead to 76-71 with three minutes to play when Gable Smith found a wide open Kobe Critchley from the right wing for a three and then Smith got a big offensive rebound on the next possession which UMC turned into a Nate Lorenz lay-up and a 78-73 lead with less than two minutes to play, The Golden Eagles got a huge defensive stop with under a minute to play, forcing Tanner Kretchman into a tough shot but couldn’t convert on the offensive end. Aaron Lien drew a foul with 24 seconds left and hit both free throws to bring the Dragons to within 78-77. The Dragons had multiple fouls to give and they used them to slow the game down in the final seconds. Connor Gamble hit two huge free throws to put UMC up 80-77 then Kretchman laid it in on the other end to make it 80-79 with eight seconds left. The biggest inbounds pass of the season followed for the Golden Eagles and they got it in to Connor Gamble who made one of two free throws. MSUM’s Ayob Ayob pulled down the rebound, dribbled down the right side and heaved a desperation shot from 30 feet that somehow found the bottom of the net and gave the Dragons the 82-81 victory. “Give Moorhead credit,” Weisse said of the final shot. “They made one more play than we did and that was the difference in the game. The message to our team in the locker room after this one was that basketball is a crazy game. We did the right things against a very game and were right there until the end. It’s unfortunate we couldn’t win the game, but the bottom line is they made a tough shot but this is a game we can build upon.”
It was a heartbreaking loss for the Golden Eagles who had the game in hand with seconds to go. The Golden Eagles hit 15 three-pointers in the game.
UMC drops to 3-5 overall and are 0-3 in the NSIC and will host Northern State on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
Minnesota State Moorhead improves to 8-1 overall and 4-0 in the NSIC.


Chase Knickerbocker blocks the Dragon shot         Harrison Cleary dishes the pass

Box Score

1st Half

2nd Half

Final

MSU-Moorhead

32 50 82

UMC

40 41 81


Head Coach Dan Weisse draws up a play late in the game

For UMC Points Rebounds Assists/Steals
Harrison Cleary 22 5 5 assists
Jim Warmack 15    
Kobe Critchley 14   5 assists
Connor Gamble 12    
Chase Knickerbocker 9 3  
Nate Lorenz 4
Chase Johnson 3    
Gable Smith 2 10 6 assists






THURSDAY - DECEMBER 8,  2016

CROOKSTON PIRATE TREASURETTES FINISH SEVENTH PLACE AT HEART OF LAKES COMPETITION

The Crookston Pirate Treasurette Dance team (pictured above) finished seventh place at the Heart O' Lakes competition in Pelican Rapids.  Teams competing were United Clay Becker, Wadena-Deer Creek, Pelican Rapids, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Crookston, Frazee and Bagley.  Members of the Crookston team are Hannah Linemoen, Kate MacGregor, Katelyn Wagner, Merran Dingmann, Quinn Seigle, and Liv Forgit.  The girls are coached by Adrianne Winger and Sarah Kanten.


The Treasurettes take time out to pose for a fun picture

 

 

 

TUESDAY - DECEMBER 6,  2016

ALL CROOKSTON PIRATE SPORTING EVENTS TONIGHT ARE POSTPONED

The Crookston Pirate Boys Hockey game at Warroad, Boys Basketball at Roseau, Girls Basketball at Barnesville and Wrestling at Grand Forks have all be postponed.  As soon as we get the make up dates we will pass them along on the sports page and the Tuesday scores page.

The Pirate Boys Basketball game at Roseau will be made up on Wednesday, December 28 at 2:00 p.m.   (J.V. and C squad play at Noon)
The Pirate Boys Hockey game at Warroad has been made up on Saturday, January 14 at 4:15 p.m.  (J.V. at 2:00 p.m.)
The Pirate Girls Basketball game at Barnesville will be made up on January 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

MONDAY - DECEMBER 5,  2016

KROX RADIO TO HOST THE SECOND YEAR OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE BASKETBALL SHOW ON WEDNESDAY'S

The University of Minnesota Crookston athletic department has announced that the KROX UMC Basketball Show will begin a second season starting Wednesday, December 7. The show will be live from the Crookston Inn Hotel and Convention Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
The show will feature interviews with Golden Eagle women’s basketball Head Coach Mike Roysland and men’s basketball Head Coach Dan Weisse and a player.  The scheduled players for this week are Isieoma Odor of women's basketball and Xavier Hall of men's basketball.
Fans are encouraged to download the free KROX mobile app on their phones and come out and have a bite to eat and listen to show at their tables on their mobile device or a portable radio. Come out and get caught up on everything Golden Eagle basketball. 

 

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