|Monday, October 30, 2000|
|Craigs Corner 10/30/00-11/5/00|
|Sunday, November 5, 2000|
Brenda Johnson was named the Section 6A Volleyball Coach of the Year following her team's three game sweep of Brandon-Evansville in the Section finals on Saturday night in Wadena. She deserves it! What a great season for the Arrows. Congratulations Brenda.
Well, it's official. Juron Mallett, the freshman guard at FFCC from Detroit, is out for the season. His knee injury was determined to be serious enough to sideline him for the year. He will still have two full seasons of eligibility at FFCC, if he decides to return.
The Fergus Falls boxing season started over the weekend in Grand Forks. Jacob Walters, a newcomer to Chuck Elliott's club, lost a tough 3-2 split decision in his debut to Allen Beireis of Boxing, Inc., of Grand Forks. Walters is a heavyweight and is 17 years old. Returning boxer Andy Kolle, fighting at 156 pounds, won a decision over Butch Hajeck of the Forks Fighters of Grand Forks. Kolle is 18 and is in his fifth year with the Fergus Falls Boxing Club. The next match is set for November 18th in Stillwater. Fergus Falls will host the Regional Silver Gloves competition on January 6th and 7th.
Friday, November 3, 2000
Scott Bjerke is very proud of his Otter boys soccer team, and he should be. Not only did the team have another outstanding season on the field, they also won the Section 8AA Academic title for their work in the classroom. Whoever came up with the 'dumb jock' label must have been a jealous non-athlete because year after year student-athletes are among the most productive students in the classroom and among the most active in student leadership. The discipline these kids learn by being a part of a team sport really does carryover to the academic realm. It's amazing what they accomplish.
I have terrible new for all of you regarding the FFCC basketball season. Three sport standout Alayna Follingstad from Rothsay dislocated her hip in a freak accident at practice the other day and she may be lost for an extended period of time. I feel extremely bad for Alayna. First of all, she's one of those young student-athletes who loves to compete. She wants to play the game no matter what the season, and she plays them all very well. Secondly, she's a sophomore at FFCC and one of their leaders on and off the court. Thirdly, she's fun to watch, always going all out.
The Follingstads are competitors (I'm sure you remember watching older sister Anita at Rothsay and FFCC)and they go 110% all the time. When you do that, injuries have a way of happening. Alayna apparently slipped on a wet spot on the gym floor during practice and fell awkwardly, doing the damage to her hip. She's experiencing a lot of pain and the recovery process will be a long one. Here's hoping for as speedy a recovery as possible and for a chance to see Alayna back in uniform this winter. Drop her a note of encouragement.
The loss of Follingstad also hurts Ann Williams in another way, leaving her with only nine players on the roster. It's hard to practice with nine. She's looking for some volunteers to fill a tenth spot in practice so they can have a five-on-five matchup. Any girls out there who want a chance to play some community college ball? Talk to Ann, 739-7540. She'll be waiting to hear from you!
Thursday, November 2, 2000
The Spartan Men's basketball team is already feeling some injuries. One of the injuries could sideline a freshman guard for the season.
Juron Mallett from Detroit is having diagnostic arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday. The findings will either put him out of action for about a month, or for the whole season. Mallett transferred in after school started and wouldn't be eligible until after the first of the year.
Another freshman guard, Justin Arneson of Fergus Falls, has been bothered by a shoulder injury. The injury occurred during the Spartan football season, but is apparently getting somewhat better. Arneson cancelled a doctor's appointment to have the injury evaluated and will be working with trainer Don Bruenges. Bruenges, from Red River Valley Sports Medicine, is with the team three days out of the week.
Spartan middle hitter Cathy Selvig has been named to the all-state tournament team. The award goes along with her selection as an all-North Division first team player. Last year Selvig was named All-Region 13 and she is a candidate for that honor again this season.
Wayne Horgen's Fergus Falls girls hockey team started their season this past Monday and are well into their first week of practice. The Otters will open their season on Thursday, November 9th at 7:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Ice Arena in Fergus Falls. Their opening night opponent will be Long Prairie/Grey Eagle.
Tuesday, October 31, 2000
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy and Verndale will battle for the second straight year in the Section 4 Nine-Man championship game at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Fargodome. The Comets won last year's title game and two years ago won a thriller in the state quarterfinals against the Pirates. In the earlier matchup between the two teams this year, Verndale held on for a 30-26 win. The game was tied at 20-20 after three quarters.
The Comets will have to try to contain runningback Matt Kern, who rushed for 101 yards in the first meeting. Verndale held Donavan Rogness to just 44 yards, but the Comets hurt the Pirates through the air with 160 yards including a pair of TD's to Luke Hansen who caught five passes for 135 yards. Hillcrest also was hurt by an 86 yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Jordan Hinkle. I like the Comets chances on the artificial turf of the Fargodome. One thing is certain, neither of these teams will surprise the other. Coaches Richard Risbrudt and Mike Mahlen are very familiar with one another!
On Thursday, Hillcrest fans will follow their volleyball team to Pelican Rapids for the Section 6A semifinal contest against Ashby. The two teams split their regular season series with each winning on the other team's home court. This should be an excellent match. Ashby played an emotional quarterfinal match with Underwood, winning in five games. It was a two-and-a-half hour match. Hillcrest advanced to the semi's with a 3-0 win over Battle Lake. The match begins at 7:30 p.m. You can find the game on the radio, KJ Country 96.5 FM, thanks to the sponsors!
FFHS will host two Section 8AAA semifinal contests on Thursday and the championship game on Saturday. In the semi's Alexandria will face Albany at 6:30 and Moorhead will tangle with Perham at 8:00 p.m. Admission will be five dollars for adults and three dollars for students. This should be some great volleyball.
|Monday, October 23, 2000|
|Craigs Corner 10/23/00-10/29/00|
|Thursday, October 28, 2000|
Congratulations to Cathy Selvig and Jessica Draper. The two sophomores from the Lady Spartans volleyball team have been named to the All-Northern Division team.
Selvig, a former Hillcrest Comet, was an NJCAA All-Region 13 selection as a freshman. She's a middle hitter for FFCC. Draper, from Chokio-Alberta, was named 2nd team All-Northern Division. Jessica will be playing basketball this winter for the Lady Spartans.
Some Spartan football players have put up some pretty impressive statistical numbers this season. According to the final regular season numbers, Ben Brimhall threw for 2362 yards and 26 TD's while having 11 passes picked off. He completed 51% of his 306 passes. Ben was first in virtually every passing category and was over 1100 yards ahead of all other quarterbacks. No other QB threw more than 10 touchdown passes.
Brimhall also led the state in total offense with 2645 yards, over 1000 more than Chris Gaines of Hibbing, who was second.
Ben's favorite target, Justin Arneson, also had some incredible numbers this season. Arne led the state in receptions (51), receiving yards (1026) and TD catches (12). He was third in yards per catch (20.1). All of these impressive numbers came in 7 games, two fewer than every other receiver on the leader board. No other receiver was within 240 yards of 1000 and no receiver had more than 7 TD receptions. Arneson's 51 catches are 7 more than his nearest competitor.
Any D-II coaches out there salivating? MCCC coaches are dreading the fact that the two are just freshmen! Lloyd Danzeisen will be hitting the recruiting trail now and will be shopping for some good size for his offensive line. He needs to lineup some guys to protect Brimhall and an improvement in that area will make this team more competitive next season. Hopefully the majority of the first year players on this years team will return to the team for the 2001 season. It's always an unknown at the Community College level.
Wednesday, October 25, 2000
Tuesday night was tough on the Otter football team. That ride home had to be the longest one they've ever had. After playing their hearts out for four quarters, the Otters couldn't stop the Prowlers in the final 45 seconds of the game and they were eliminated from post season play with a 20-13 loss.
I talked with Phil Link tonight and he had nothing but praise for his team. "I thought we outplayed them, and this group of kids was in every game they played with the exception of the Bemidji game. I really have a lot of respect for my seniors. They never quit. They practiced hard and played hard till the final tick of the clock. We turned in our equipment today and the seniors didn't want to leave the locker room."
I've said it before and I'll say it again, this year's schedule was the toughest I've ever seen for a Fergus Falls team. It won't get any easier for them as they move into the Central Lakes Conference beginning next year, but that's the way coach Link likes it.
Sophomore runningback Calvin Scott has left the West Central Area football team and the school district because of personal issues. Scott transferred in from Texas prior to the school year and has apparently moved back to that state. Senior James Kirkpatrick stepped in and carried the ball 17 times for 186 yards and a couple of TD's. Now that's taking advantage of an opportunity! The Knights get a chance for some revenge when they play at Breckenridge on Saturday night. The Cowboys are one of only two teams to beat West Central Area this year.
The Minnesota Coaches Association has announced that Terry Knauf has been selected to receive the "Officials Distinguished Service Award" on November 11th. Terry has been officiating high school athletic events since 1971. He had a bout with cancer over the winter and spring but is back in action this fall, officiating some football. It's great to have him out there doing what he loves to do.
Tuesday, October 24, 2000
Football playoffs are in full swing around the state tonight and the volleyball playoffs are set to begin on Thursday. To help you stay on top of the results we have a link to tournament brackets available on the home page.
I look for the Otters to come back from Thief River Falls with a win tonight. They didn't show up for the first half when they played there during the regular season, probably their least inspired 24 minutes of football all season long, and that won't happen again to a Phil Link coached team. They'll be ready.
The Underwood playoff game at Verndale will begin at one o'clock on Thursday, not two as was originally scheduled. The Rockets gave the Pirates all they wanted earlier this season, so who knows what Thursday will hold?
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy is taking a fan bus to Laporte on Thursday. The cost is only $5.00 per person, thanks to an A.A.L. grant, and you can sign-up by calling Lori at 739-1208 or Mark at 736-7649. The bus will leave around four o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Hillcrest parking lot. It's a tough day for Comet fans. They have to choose between traveling to watch their football team or staying home to support their volleyball team, the number two seeds in the North half of Section 6A. They play at FFCC against Rothsay at 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 23, 2000
I am miffed once again. Tom Kelly did this to me a few times this season and Dusty Baker shocked me with a couple of questionable relief situations in the NLDS against the Mets, but Joe Torre's decision in game two of the World Series really bothers me.
Let me begin by saying that I don't have access to the Yankees dugout during the course of the game, so I don't know the whole story and there very well could be a good reason to do what Torre did. Let's assume that there isn't.
Here's the scenario: Roger Clemens is dominating the Mets. He has struck out nine, not walked a batter and allowed only two hits through eight innings of work. He has thrown 112 pitches and his team leads 6-0 in game 2 of the Fall Classic. The Yankees had to use their bullpen (which is a good one) extensively in game 1 on Saturday night, which the Yanks won in 12 innings. Some of the relievers were, by Torre's own admission, overworked in that first game. In fact, when asked prior to game two if he would use Mariano Rivera, his closer, in the second game, he was hesitant. So, explain to me why Torre doesn't send Clemens out to slam the door in the 9th and walk away with an impressive, dominating, 6-0 shutout heading to Shea up two games to none? Instead, he goes to Jeff Nelson, who promptly yields a baserunner and a two run homer to Mike Piazza. Now he has to go to Rivera, even if he doesn't want to. Rivera shows signs of being tired from his previous nights work. Here's a guy who has a post season earned run average of less than half a run and he gives up three hits including a Baltimore Special (a 3 run homer) to Jay Payton and it's all of a sudden 6-5 and Clemens is squirming in the clubhouse. The Rocket would have dispatched the Mets 1-2-3 in the 9th. They didn't have a clue against him all night long and the 9th wouldn't have been any different. I just don't understand the baseball managers mentality of "my starter is not going to finish". There are times when the situation cries out for your starter to finish and this was one of them. Clemens was overpowering, the Mets were baffled by him, the bullpen was tired and you want momentum going on the road for the next three games.
Now, the Mets have something positive to take into game 3. Their attitude off a 6-0 shutout where they barely scratched out a hit would not have been what it will be now, coming off a 5-run ninth inning. The Yankees may have really hurt themselves with that collapse on Sunday. Granted, they did win the game and they do have a 2-0 lead, but psychologically in an emotional series like this one, who really came out with momentum? The next three are at Shea (if a 5th game is necessary), where the Mets were incredible this season. I predicted the Yankees in 7 and I'll stand by that. The Yanks are good enough, and the World Series mystique is certainly present, for them to sweep the Mets, but I just don't think it will happen. Look for some fireworks at Shea.
|Monday, October 16, 2000|
|Craigs Corner 10/16/00-10/22/00|
|Friday, October 20, 2000|
Friday, October 20, 2000
The football playoffs begin Saturday in 9-man and Tuesday in the other four classes. Here's a look at who will play who in our area.
In Section 4 of Nine-Man, Hillcrest will be hosting Ulen-Hitterdal at 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Underwood travels to Nevis for a two o'clock game. The semifinals are set for Thursday, October 26th with Laporte awaiting the winner of the Hillcrest-Ulen game and Verndale waiting to face the winner of the Underwood-Nevis contest.
In Section 3 of Nine-Man, the Ashby Arrows face Hancock on Tuesday night at seven in Ashby with the winner moving on to play at Lincoln HI next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Edgerton will host Lake Benton in the other quarterfinal game with the winner playing at Chokio-Alberta/Herman-Norcross on Saturday, October 28th at 1:30 p.m.
In Section 8AAA, the quarterfinals are on Tuesday with top-seeded Perham hosting Frazee, number two Pine River-Backus at home to Warroad, Pelican Rapids traveling to third seeded Crookston and Roseau playing at number four Park Rapids Area.
The 8AAAA tournament begins on Tuesday night with Fergus Falls going to Thief River Falls for a seven o'clock game, Sauk Rapids playing at Rocori and Little Falls visiting Sartell. Number one Detroit Lakes receives a first round bye.
The Section 6AA tourney wound up looking like this in the quarterfinal round. #1 Otter Tail Central hosts Agassiz Valley in Battle Lake on Tuesday night with #2 Breckenridge at home to Benson. #3 West Central Area will entertain D-G-F, a team they just beat in the Fargodome, and #4 Ortonville is home to Hawley. All four games begin at six p.m.
Saturday also marks the end of the Spartans football season. They will try to finish above .500 with a win over the top team in Minnesota and the third rated team in the nation in Community College football, the Rochester Yellowjackets. Since there will be no playoff games for FFCC this year, this is their title game. A chance to play a team like Rochester is a great opportunity for Lloyd Danzeisen's team to face a supreme challenge this season. The freshmen dominated Spartans have been very entertaining and have had their share of success this season. Hope there's a good crowd!
Thursday,October 19, 2000
Well, Tami "The Greek" is what they're calling Tami Collins these days. The secretary at Cleveland Elementary School in Fergus Falls won the www.craigolsonsports.com NFL Prediction Contest with ZERO wrong this past week. I've been predicting the NFL for over 30 years and never had a perfect week! Way to go Tami! Oh, by the way, the principal at Cleveland Elementary, Jon Harris, had two wrong. Tami will be glad to help you out, Jon! Jon and his two boys, Dustin and Derek have been as consistent as anyone at entering my contest and Derek has come the closest to winning. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before one of them walks off with the $20! A perfect week, though? We may not see another one of them for quite a while.
Saw Breck Johnsen in Underwood on Wednesday! She's back from Australia and a wonderful experience at the Olympic games, where she worked for Kodak. Apparently several people she met and worked with, are going to have similar jobs in Salt Lake City in 2002. Breck would love to do it again, but is unsure about making another commitment like that. Her dad, Bricker, thinks that Breck might have to get a REAL JOB sometime! What a great opportunity it was for her and we really appreciate her keeping us informed with correspondence. Hope you enjoyed reading about her experiences here on the website. Breck said many people commented that they had seen her article! Thanks.
Monday, October 16, 2000
Here's the word on the soccer playoffs: Fergus Falls will play Duluth Denfeld at St. John's University in the Girls Section 4A semifinals at four o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The Otter girls recorded their tenth shutout of the season when they blanked Minnewaska Area on Saturday 2-0. Julie Nelson from the Activities Office said that the Athletic Director from St. John's told her to tell the fans to just look for the blue water tower and you can see the soccer field from there. The game will be broadcast live on Oldies 1020 - KJJK AM.
The Fergus Falls boys will host their Section 8AA semifinal game against St. Cloud Apollo, a team they beat 3-2 during the regular season, Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Middle School Field. The Otters shutout Brainerd 5-0 on Saturday with Andy Mathison scoring four goals and Matt Haws assisting on four goals. Haws has 30 points on 14 goals and 16 assists while Mathison had 29 points on 17 goals and 12 assists. The two point totals are the top two single season totals in the history of the program. Haws became the career scoring leader in the Otter boys soccer program earlier this season.
Remember, no passes are accepted for playoff games and the cost is five dollars for adults and three dollars for students. The boys game will be broadcast live on AM 1250 - KBRF.
|Monday, October 9, 2000|
|Craigs Corner 10/09/00-10/15/00|
|Wednesday, October 11, 2000|
Jason Braaten from Perham, now a member of the Concordia Cobbers football team, has been named the MIAC Offensive Player of the Week. Braaten rushed for 181 yards on 20 carries and has gained over 360 yards this season, averaging over six yards per carry. The Cobbers won their homecoming game on Saturday, 26-9 over Hamline.
News out of Cobberville this week has 32-year Cobbers head coach, Jim Christopherson hanging it up after this season. Christopherson has two national titles and 11 MIAC titles to his credit and has been named the MIAC Coach of the Year six times. Jim was a standout athlete at Henning, played at Concordia and spent three seasons with the Vikings as a linebacker and placekicker from 1961-1963. He was defensive coordinator for Jake Christianson at Concordia before taking over the reigns in 1969.
6'8", 300 pound senior tackle Matt Sogn of the Agassiz Valley Thunder has committed to play football for the Bison at NDSU. His high school coach, Al Krueger, says "it will be a real challenge for Matt to step his game up to compete at that level."
Monday, October 9, 2000
Little 8 volleyball has been fun to follow this fall. The battle for the Conference crown continues this week with Brandon-Evansville and Underwood in the drivers seat.
The Chargers have 7 wins and 2 losses, the Rockets have 6 wins and 2 losses. Brandon-Evansville will host Battle Lake in a 2-point game on Thursday and will play their final conference game on the 17th against Parkers Prairie. Not all teams play the other conference teams twice during the year, so when they just meet once it becomes a two point match. That means a win reflects two wins in the conference standing and a loss reflects two losses. Battle Lake still has hopes for a conference title. A win over Brandon-Evansville would give both teams four losses and keep the Battlers in the hunt for a share of the title. Battle Lake also faces Parkers Prairie. That match will take place in Parkers on Tuesday.
Underwood will play a two-point game at home against Ashby on Tuesday, a match at home against Rothsay on Thursday and a match next Monday at Hillcrest. Ashby and Hillcrest have three losses apiece and can really help their own cause with wins over the Rockets. They also have to face each other on Thursday at Hillcrest. A five-way tie for first with records of 8-4 in conceivable. For that to happen, Brandon- Evansville would have to beat Parkers Prairie and lose to Battle Lake, Battle Lake would need to beat Parkers Prairie, Underwood would need to beat Rothsay and Hillcrest and lose to Ashby while Ashby lost to Hillcrest. Got it? At this point it's much too early to tell, but by Thursday night things will be much more in focus. Isn't it fun to have a conference title so up for grabs at this late date! With all of these conference teams except Brandon-Evansville in the same sub section, the playoffs will be very interesting.
|Monday, October 2, 2000|
|Craigs Corner 10/02/00-10/08/00|
|Thursday, October 5, 2000|
Harmon Killebrew will be in Fargo on Saturday, signing autographs as a part of the Midwest Collectors Show at Playmakers Sports Bar. Killebrew will be signing on Saturday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. and will be limited to 400 autographs. The cost of the autographs is $20.00 if they are bought prior to Saturday or $25.00 at the door. This prices is for flat items and balls. The cost for "The Killer" to sign premium items like jerseys and bats will be $30.00 in advance or $35.00 at the door. If you have an interest in purchasing an autograph ticket in advance contact Joe Dwyer at 218-233-7257. It's unfortunate that you have to pay to get an autograph of a sports hero, but understandable because of the way collectors have capitalized on signed items through the years without the player receiving any compensation. It is commonplace now to see former players like Killebrew making appearances at shows like this around the country and in many cases making more money in a weekend than they used to make in a year of playing baseball. I've never been a big autograph fan, although I do have Rod Carew's and Killebrew's, along with George Brett, Wayne Gretzky, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, to name a few. I did pay for a couple of them, Mays and Aaron. I have a "Managers Dream" baseball card from around 1964 with the two of them pictured together and the thought of having it signed in person by the two of them was enough to make me cough up the cash.
My first autograph was from former Twins lefthander, Dick Stigman. Stigman was from Nimrod, and at my first ever Twins game in 1963 he was running wind sprints in the outfield prior to the game. After checking my program to see who this player was, I decided to go down along the first base railing at the old Met and get his attention. I hollered at him a couple of times as he continued to run towards centerfield and then back to the first baseline, and following his workout his walked over the railing and signed my program. Once he did that, about a hundred kids came streaming down the aisles and Stigman used my pen to sign all of their programs, too. He was very nice to me and politely asked if he could use my pen and then thanked me afterwards. He was always one of my favorites after that early experience. Bob Allison however, was not one of my favorites. He snubbed several of us young kids at a game the following season. We were there on Knothole Day with a couple of buses full of Little League baseball players from Brainerd. Bob was shagging flies in leftfield before the game but wouldn't take the time to sign a few autographs. It's amazing how first impressions can stay with you through the years. A few years ago, thanks to a former co-worker, Sam Stigman (Dick's nephew), I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Stigman on the radio. He was very congenial and it was very enjoyable. My youngest son, Ben, got Cal Ripken Jr.'s autograph on opening night at the Dome a few years back. I bet Ripken stood and signed a couple of hundred autographs before the game and then after the game he signed some more. There's a guy who is a true ambassador of the game. He made many fans that night and didn't charge a dime. For me, and I think for many, it's not having and keeping the autograph that has value, but the few moments you and your hero shared while he was signing, especially if they took the time to look at you, maybe say a few words or smile. I know this, Dick Stigman sure made an 8-year old boys day in 1963.
Wednesday, October 4, 2000
Long time Crookston football coach Les Drechsel passed away on Tuesday after a battle with prostate cancer. The 1951 Fergus Falls High School graduate was 67 years old. Drechsel is a member of the Fergus Falls Sports Hall of Fame. Following his coaching career at Crookston he continued to coach at Red Lake Falls, leading them to a Metrodome appearance. Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Lafayette High School Gymnasium in Red Lake Falls, and Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston.
Otter fans will surely remember the classic gridiron battles waged by Drechsel's teams against Don Stueve's teams. The two had the utmost respect for each other's coaching abilities and always had a chess match going on the field, trying to outguess each other. Drechsel was quite an athlete for the Otters and went on to play at Bemidji State University, with another FFHS graduate, Jim Henkes.
Tuesday, October 3, 2000
Good news on Nate Klein of the Otter boys soccer team. His injury is a bruised kidney, not a lacerated kidney. He'll most likely be ready for action by playoff time if not before.
Former Spartan Heidi Brunkow is playing volleyball at Mayville State University where she is a senior middle hitter.
Jim Poppen, who is now teaching in Cambridge, is busy coaching 9th grade football. His 'A' team is off to a 3-0 start and his 'B' team is 0-1. Jim will also be coaching 9th grade girls basketball and 8th grade girls softball in Cambridge. While in Fergus Falls, Poppen was the 'B' team boys basketball coach, coached the 9th grade football team and was the Elks Babe Ruth baseball coach in the summer.
The baseball playoffs are underway with the division series. St. Louis jumped all over Greg Maddux in the first inning of their playoff game, scoring 6 runs and holding on for a 7-5 victory. The other National League series between San Francisco and the Mets gets underway Wednesday. In the American League, Seattle and the White Sox are battling in extra innings as I submit this piece. The Sox had a golden oportunity to end it in the 9th but couldn't do it. Edgar Martinez just went deep to put the Mariners ahead by 2 runs and John Olerud just made it a three run lead with another dinger. Tough for Chicago to come back on Sasaki, the old rookie closer who olds every japanese relief record possible. Yankees and A's are underway in their series. I like the A's! The baseball post season should be an exciting one. I'm picking the Giants and the A's to compete in the World Series. Seattle just closed out their game one win over the Sox.
Monday, October 2, 2000
Starting right tackle Peter Campion, a third-year starter for NDSU, suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter of the Bison-Sioux football game on Saturday. Campion, a Fergus Falls High School graduate, will most likely miss from four to six weeks, minimum. The injury was announced as being a dislocated ankle, although further medical reports will be made available early this week. Campion is considered to be one of the top linemen in the North Central Conference. The Bison beat the Sioux 16-13.
The Otters have stayed away from any injuries through the first four weeks of the season, but lineman Matt Goldade was injured on Friday night. Matt's injury is a knee injury that will sideline him for at least a week, possibly more.
Nate Klein of the Otter boys soccer team suffered an injury in the Otters huge section win over St. Cloud Apollo on Saturday. Nate was involved in a collision with the Apollo goalkeeper as they both went for the ball. It's thought that he has either a bruised or lacerated kidney. Again, further details should be available early this week. Spartan offensive lineman and place kicker, Ryan Siegel, was also hurt on Saturday in FFCC's wild win over Hibbing. Siegel left the game early and was taken to Lake Region Hospital for evaluation. The nature of his injury in unknown to us at this time.