|Friday, May 27, 2011|
|Wheaton 3B Riley Wilson Signs Letter of Intent to M State|
Wheaton High School third baseman Riley Wilson has signed a letter of intent to play baseball for M State next season.
Wilson made the 9-Man All-State team in 2011 and was All-Conference in the Pheasant Conference from 2009 through 2011. He was also All-Conference in football (2009-2011) and basketball (2010-2011). He was basketball MVP in the Pheasant Conference (2010-2011) and team MVP in basketball and football in 2011. Wilson was also his class Valedictorian.
Wilson hit .413 with 19 hits, including two doubles and a home run. He drove in 17 runs and scored 22 times. Wilson also stole seven bases.
"We are very excited in the signing of Riley," said Spartan co-head coach Jarrod Asmus. "Riley is a great competitor who wil bring a lot of value to our team."
|Wednesday, May 18, 2011|
|Nominate Your Favorite Otter Athlete|
As a part of the July all-school reunion in Fergus Falls, the District 544 Education Foundation is planning to recognize the top 10 athletes of all time from Fergus Falls High School. You are asked to be a part of the process by submitting your nomination.
If you have someone you would like to nominate, contact Mindy Fuder at the 544 Foundation office by e-mailing her at [email protected]
, or by calling her at 218-998-0544 (extension 2621).
A top ten list will be compiled by a committee and announced during the Saturday evening program at Kennedy Secondary School on July 16. The nomination deadline is June 1.
|Tuesday, May 17, 2011|
|Tennis Block Party Set for Sunday|
Join community tennis leaders and players on Sunday, May 22 for the Tennis Block Party from 4-6pm. Youth in grades K-8 and their families are invited to participate in this free event hosted by the Fergus Falls Community Tennis Association (FFCTA).
Games, activities, prizes and lots of fun are in store. The event will be held at Broadway Park. Haley Horning-Shibley, a representative from the US Tennis Association, will be attending the event to help lead court activities, provide technique and tips to the players and answer questions parents might have about the sport.
“Tennis is a super sport for kids,” said Susanne Ronning of the FFCTA board. “It can be played throughout ones’ lifetime, is inexpensive and is a great way to stay active.” The FFCTA will provide tennis racquets for kids who do not have their own. Last year’s event brought more than 100 kids out to see what tennis is all about. “We are glad to see the growing interest in this sport,” added Ronning. Students on the high school girls’ and boys’ tennis team will be on hand for demonstrations and to lead participants in activities. No pre-registration is required for the Block Party. In the event of rain, the Tennis Block Party will be held at the YMCA.
|Monday, May 16, 2011|
|Go to Bat for Jack|
Breckenridge High School student Jack Hiedeman was diagnosed on May 9 with Cell B Lymphoma. Jack's Baseball teammates and friends are showing their support and have designed t-shirts that are for sale for ten dollars each. There will be a donation made to the Breckenridge Baseball program and Roger Maris Cancer Center in honor of Jack from any profits made from the sales of these shirts. Pre-orders are being taken until May 20.
Checks should be made out to Christy Busse and orders can be dropped off at the Breckenridge High School, Middle School or St. Mary's. Orders or questions can also be e-mailed to Christy at [email protected]
or Pam at [email protected]
. T-shirts are grey in color and have a Strike Out Cancer baseball logo in lime green and black.
|Sunday, May 15, 2011|
|Former Viking Kendra Coleman Earns Athlete of the Week Honor|
Pelican Rapids High School graduate (2010) Kendra Coleman is attending the College of St. Benedict where she is competing for the Blazers Track and Field team.
Coleman has been named the Blazer Athlete of the Week for her efforts at the Janis Rider Invitational at Macalaester. She won the javelin throw and took fourth place in the long jump.
|Friday, May 13, 2011|
|Elks Soccer Shoot Postponed|
|The Elks Soccer Shoot which was scheduled for Saturday, May 14 at the Delagoon Park Soccer Field in Fergus Falls has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled for a future date. The Elks Soccer Shoot is open to boys and girls under 14 years of age as of August 1, 2011. The event is sponsored by the Fergus Falls Community Education Office, the Fergus Falls Youth Soccer Association and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Fergus Falls Lodge #1093.|
|Wednesday, May 11, 2011|
|Thielen and Jacklitch Named to All-Division Team|
Sophomores Sam Thielen and Bryan Jacklitch of the M State baseball team have been named to the All-Central Division team in the MCAC.
Thielen was recently named the Male Student Athlete of the Year at M State, sharing the award with Eric Shulstad. He and Jacklitch are among the offensive leaders for the Spartans in numerous categories. Thielen is the catcher and Jacklitch has played all three outfield positions and shortstop during the season.
M State begins Region XIII playoff action at three o'clock Thursday afternoon at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud. They will face Dakota County Technical College in the opening round of the double elimination tournament.
|Wednesday, May 11, 2011|
|Fredrickson Named 2nd Team All-Conference|
M State freshman softball player Katie Fredrickson has been named to the 2nd team of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Southern Division. Katie started every game at shortstop for the Lady Spartans while compiling very impressive numbers.
Katie’s batting average for the year was .548. She had 7 doubles, 3 triples and 3 home runs. She also knocked in 27 runs while scoring 19. Fredrickson won the team’s Silver Slugger Award for being the offensive leader in every category.
Fredrickson was also an honorable mention selection to the 2011 MCAC All-State team.
|Monday, May 9, 2011|
|Spartans Claim Last Two Pitcher of the Week Honors|
Members of the M State Spartans pitching staff have been named Central Division Pitchers of the Week the last two weeks by the MCAC.
For the week ending Sunday, May 8, sophomore Victor Sokolofsky from Moorhead earned the honor. Vic pitched an inning of relief against MSUM on Thursday, picking up the win and then threw a 1-hit, complete game shutout over Central Division Champion St. Cloud on Saturday, recording eight strikeouts and walking just one in an 8-1 win.
For the week ending, Sunday, May 1, sophomore Scott Petry from Moorhead was honored. Scott pitched a complete game earning a 4-1 victory over Division leading St. Cloud Tech. Petry struck out four batters and walked no one.
|Monday, May 9, 2011|
|Hansen Receives Region Player of the Week Award|
Augustana's Derek Hansen is the Central Region Player of the Week, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced earlier this week.
Hansen, a sophomore from Fergus Falls, was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
Hansen put together a monster campaign for the Vikings last week, batting .727 (8 for 11) with two doubles, one triple and a home run. Hansen, who also stole one base, had a 1.364 slugging percentage for the week. His best performance came in the second game of a doubleheader against Concordia University, St. Paul last Wednesday when he went 5 for 5 with a double and triple.
It's the third NCBWA regional award for the Vikings this season. Nate Baumann was also named the Central Region Player of the Week on Feb. 25, while Deryk Marks earned the honor on March 3.
Augustana, which has secured itself a spot in the NSIC Tournament, wrapped up its regular season Wednesday with a sweep at U-Mary.
|Sunday, May 8, 2011|
|Gervais to Compete at NCAA D-III National Golf Championships|
Former Otter Trevor Gervais will be competing with his Gustavus men's golf team at the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships May 10-13 at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Gusties earned an at-large bid to participate in the event after an outstanding spring season that has seen them finish first at the 16-team St. John's Invitationa and second at the 16-team Bobby Krig Invitational. The team has averaged a team score of 292 through seven rounds this spring, which translates to an average score of 73 per golfer. Gervais averages a 73.5 score per round, the second best on the team.
|Sunday, May 8, 2011|
|Stenoien Takes 3rd in MIAC Decathlon Event|
Underwood High School graduate Carl Stenoien, a senior at Gustavus Adolphus College, placed third in the Decathlon at the MIAC conference meet on Saturday, scoring 5,674 points. Sixteen athletes competed in the event.
Here is the event by event breakdown for Stenoien's performance.
100 meter dash - 5th (11.98) 655 points
long jump - 3rd (20-05.75) 639 points
shot put - 11th (29-04.75) 423 points
high jump - 3rd (5-11.05) 644 points
400 meter dash - 5th (52.79) 691 points
110 meter hurdles - 10th (17.54) 569 points
discus - 10th (91-00.00) 420 points
pole vault - 5th (12-04.75) 557 points
javelin - 12th (115-09.00) 374 points
1500 meter run - 2nd (4:36.58) 702 points
Stenoien became just the third track and field athlete in school history to take home All-Conference honors in the decathlon. His score ranks third all-time at Gustavus. Stenoien's marks in the long jump, 400 meter dash and 1500 meter run are new decathlon school records. Stenoien will join the rest of the Gustavus men's track and field team at the 2011 MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships next weekend in St. Peter.
|Friday, May 6, 2011|
|Elks Soccer Shoot Scheduled for May 14|
The Elks Soccer Shoot is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 with registration beginning at 8:30am and the shoot-out beginning at 9:30 at the DeLagoon Park Soccer Field in Fergus Falls.
This event is open to boys and girls under 14 years of age as of August 1, 2011 and is being sponsored by The Fergus Falls Community Education Office, The Fergus Falls Youth Soccer Association and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Fergus Falls Lodge #1093.
For additonal information you can contact Clair Iverson
at 218-736-5757 or go to www.mnelks.org
. Winners in the four age groups in both the boys and girls divisions will advance to the Regional Soccer Shoot to be held in Baxter on July 16. Regional winners from the respective age groups will advance to the State Soccer Shoot, to be held at the Minnesota State Elks Youth camp near Brainerd, on August 26-28.
|Friday, May 6, 2011|
|Masten Earns Rookie of the Year Award at Bethel|
Fergus Falls High School graduate Cristina Masten had a great freshman year for the Bethel Royals hockey and softball teams. Cristina was honored at the Bethel Athletic Awards night with the Female Rookie of the Year Award and the Bethel Women's Hockey Team was recognized as the Women's Team of the Year.
The Bethel softball team had an overall record of 24-16 and an MIAC mark of 14-8. They did not advance to the post season tournament although they matched the record of Hamline. Hamline held the tie breaker advantage against the Royals and earned the post season berth.
Masten was one of two catchers on the squad and played in 31 games, hitting .386 (39-101) with eight doubles, seventeen runs batted in and 19 runs scored. Her on base percentage was .431 and she had just one error in 120 fielding chances for a .992 fielding percentage. When she wasn't catching she was used as the Designated Player. Masten also made the Dean's list for her academic record.
|Thursday, May 5, 2011|
|Otter Athletes Receive CLC Performer of the Week Honors|
Fergus Falls student athletes have been honored as Central Lakes Conference Performers of the Week in their respective sports over the past two weeks of the Spring season.
For the week ending May 2, freshman Devonie Smith was named CLC Performer of the Week in softball. In two games Devonie went 6-for-8 at the plate with a thriple, two home runs and four steals. She also scored six runs.
For the week ending April 26, senior Taylor Shuck was co-medalist at Sauk Rapids-Rice, firing a 75 to earn the CLC Performer of the Week honors in boys golf. In girls track, junior Haylie Zenner was honored for winning the 400 (58.0) and the 200 (26.3) and being part of the winning 4 x 400 relay team.
|Wednesday, May 4, 2011|
|Fisher and Richels Receive Swimming Honors at UND|
Fergus Falls High School graduate Kara Fisher and Kelsey Richels, from Wahpeton, have both received post season awards as members of the UND Women's Swimming and Diving team.
Fisher was named the Most Improved Swimmer on the team and Richels was chosen as Newcomer of the Year. Kara's best times of the year were as follows: 50 free (24.22), 100 free (52.55), 100 back (56.90), 200 free (1:54.99), 50 back (27.24) and 100 fly (1:01.53). The Most Improved Swimmer Award is chosen by the coaches. Kelsey, who has spent the last several summers training with the Fergus Falls Flyers, posted the following best times: 50 free (24.28), 100 free (51.70), 200 free (1:53.25), 500 free (5:02.59), 50 back (20.01), 100 breaststroke (1:11.41). This award is based on points scored.
Fisher has the third fastest time in UND history in the 100 backstroke, while Richels is third all time in the 100 freestyle, sixth in the 200 freestyle and fifth in the 500 freestyle.
Fisher's roomate, sophomore Veronica Medon, was named the Most Valuable Swimmer for UND and freshman Caitlin Jung was named Rookie of the Year.
The Fighting Sioux finished the 2010-2011 season with an 8-7 dual meet record and a fifth place finish at the 2011 Conference USA Championship.
|Monday, May 2, 2011|
|Former Otter Hansen Receives NSIC Player of the Week Honors|
For the second time this season, Augustana's Derek Hansen has picked up a weekly award from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference after being tabbed the Player of the Week Monday.
Hansen was also named Pitcher of the Week on April 19.
A sophomore from Fergus Falls, Minn., Hansen put together a monster week for the Vikings, batting .727 (8 for 11) with two doubles, one triple and a home run. Hansen, who also stole one base, had a 1.364 slugging percentage for the week. His best performance came in the second game of a doubleheader against Concordia University, St. Paul on Wednesday when he went 5 for 5 with a double and triple.