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Thursday, December 23, 2010
J.O. Volleyball Registration Extended to January 7

The Fergus Falls Volleyball Club is excited to announce plans for the 2011 J.O. Volleyball season.  They have made some changes to their program this year and are offering online registration through January 7 for girls in grades 6 through 12.  To register go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011fergusfallsjoregistration. 

 

For 2011, they are offering both a traveling and non-traveling option to choose from.  The non-traveling option provides an opportunity for players to participate at a reduced rate without the travel commitment. 

 

Their season will begin in January with a series of skill development clinics held on Sunday afternoons (January 9, 16, 23, 30).  These clinics will be a combination of skill instruction and game situations.  All girls registered for this program are invited to attend but participation is not mandatory and attendance will not be taken.

 

Players that are placed on teams will begin formal practices with their coaches in February.  The team coached by Renae Rasmusson (highest level players) will begin following the State Basketball Tournament in March.  Traveling teams will play in 4-5 tournaments beginning in February or March and may continue as late as mid-April.  Coaches will determine the location and dates of the tournaments they wish to participate in.  

 

Interested girls in grades 6-12 are encouraged to register and indicate their interest in participating in FFJOV.  There is no cost to register or attend the informational meeting.  By offering this pre-registration option, the FFVC can evaluate the numbers and determine how many teams may be formed. 

 

Once registration is closed, the information will be reviewed and a MANDATORY parent/player meeting will be schedule during the first week of January.  The first clinic/game night will be January 9 at which time $100 of the season fee will be collected.  For those participating on a traveling team, a post-dated check in the amount of $150 will be collected and cashed February 1.
 
A meeting for all players and parents will be held on Sunday, January 9 at 3:30pm at the Kennedy Secondary School Gold Gymnasium.

 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sharon Casey, Fergus Falls Volleyball Club President at 218.205.2662 or Email: [email protected].

Posted By Craig Olson
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Vikings Return to Outdoor Football
The return of Viking football to the great outdoors on Monday night at TCF Bank Stadium brought back memories of the glory days of the late 60's and 70's which featured many memorable moments at Metropolitan Stadium.
 
One I always remember is the fact that Bud Grant would not allow his players to have heaters on the sidelines.  He didn't want them all huddled around the heaters worrying about staying warm.  He wanted them watching the game and being ready to do their job when they were needed.  It seemed to work pretty well.  Was it a bit extreme ... maybe.  One thing is certain, it provided the Vikings a real home field advantage, especially in those games against teams like the Rams or 49ers. 
 
When the game started on Monday night it was impossible to dismiss the fact that there was a different feel to this game.  Just looking at the pictures from the stadium that night made me cold.  Minnesota fans have always been able to handle the cold.  They just grab their snowmobile suits, ski masks, long underwear, extra blankets, insulated boots, and head for the stadium.  I remember my brother going to many Viking games at the Met, under dressed most likely, but loving every minute of it.  I'm sure they are still some of his favorite memories.  One year he asked me if I wanted to go watch the Vikings and Rams in a playoff game in late December or early January.  The high was supposed to be around 10 above and I wasn't interested!
 
Picturing guys like Alan Page, Carl Eller, Jim Marshall, Mick Tingelhoff, Bill Brown, Dave Osborne, Chuck Foreman, Paul Krausse, Bobby Bryant, Ed Sharockman and Mick Tingelhoff playing in the Metrodome is impossible.  They were born to play at the old Met, in all kinds of weather conditions, giving their all for their teammates, coaches and fans and not complaining about the 'hard' field or cold temps.  Please. 
 
Having said all that, if the Vikings build a new stadium I am of the opinion that it needs to be an outdoor facility.  Football is a game meant to be played in the elements.  Football fans of my generation remember the Ice Bowl between Green Bay and Dallas, the NFL Films productions featuring "The Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field" and the adjustments players and teams had to make due to slippery, snow covered fields.  The fans braving the elements to cheer on their favorite team has led to many great video shots at stadiums around the country.  So, I support Ziggy in his claim that an outdoor stadium is the way to go, plus, it is cheaper! 
 
With 50 years of Viking tradition in Minnesota it would be very difficult to see the Vikes leave.  Is it a possibility?  Absolutely.  Will it happen?  I don't think so.  As my very knowledgeable friends and colleagues point out, Minnesota is too good a market for the NFL to leave.  They will probably find a way to get a new stadium built and hopefully all will be well for the next 50 years and beyond.
Posted By Craig Olson
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Otter Boys Hockey Team and Fans Play Santa

Players and fans of the Fergus Falls boys high school hockey team once again collected toys at Thursday night’s game to benefit those in need as a part of the Salvation Army’s Toy Shop Campaign.  An array of toys from baby and toddler toys to balls, puzzles and games were collected. 

 

Head Coach Mike Donaghue believes it’s good for the boys to learn to help others. “I think the Salvation Army program is a good activity.   It is fun to see what the kids pick up.”

 

The players are encouraged to go shopping and pick out their own toys.  The boys gathered the toys and delivered them to the Salvation Army on Friday, December 10. The Salvation Army will be distributing all of the toys collected from this year’s drive to registered families on Wednesday, December 15.

 

Posted By Craig Olson
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Masten Lifts Bethel Past Concordia
Fergus Falls High School graduate (2010) Cristina Masten scored a goal and added a pair of assists on Friday night as the Bethel women's hockey team defeated Concordia College in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.
 
Masten has four goals and two assists through ten games for the Royals, who are 4-5-1 to start the season.  She was playing against a former teammate, Tayler Vatnsdal, a freshman for the Cobbers who has one assist and a plus-minus rating of +1 through the first ten games.  Concordia is also 4-5-1 on the year.
 
2010 Hillcrest Lutheran Academy graduate Jared Schultz (WR), a freshman for the Royals, and former Ottertail Central Bulldog Erik Smith (LB), a sophomore at Bethel College, are part of the highly successful Bethel football team which is playing in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III football playoffs Saturday against St. Thomas, also an MIAC school.  Schultz has caught seven passes for 59 yards during the season and Smith has 30 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. The game will be a hard hitting rematch of the game the two played on October 23rd. In that first meeting the Tommies escaped, winning 10-6, handing the Royals their only loss of the season.  Last weekend the Royals defeated Wheaton College 15-10 to advance, while St. Thomas defeated Linfield College in double overtime 24-17.
 
Former Otter Erika Magnusson, a sophomore for Minnesota State University-Mankato, has three assists for the Lady Mavericks who are 6-10-1.  Magnusson is a defensman for the WCHA team and is one of only eight players on the roster with a positive plus-minus rating (+2).

Posted By Craig Olson
Friday, December 3, 2010
Jackie Mann Gymnastics Invitational Set for Saturday
The Jackie Mann Gymnastics Invitational will be held on Saturday, December 4 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium.
 
The event, named for the parent of a former Perham gymnast who dedicated several years of service to the Perham gymnastics program, will be hosted by the Yellowjackets and features teams from Bismarck, North Dakota, Bismarck Century, Cambridge-Isanti, Detroit Lakes, Elk River, Minnetonka and St. Cloud Apollo.
 
Open warmups are scheduled from 8:30 to 9:10am Saturday, followed by timed warmups from 9:10 to 10:30am.  the competition begins at 11:00am. 
 
Medals will be presented to the top six finishers in each event with a trophy going to the championship team.
Posted By Craig Olson
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