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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Fundraiser for OTC Track and Field Program Scheduled for July 23

This is an open invitation for all those interested to participate in the second annual Track and Field Meet at the Battle Lake High School. You are invited to spend a day filled with competitiveness and a little fun. Please save the date of Saturday July 23, 2011 during the Wenonga Days Festivities.

 

Everyone is invited to enjoy the efforts of community members and the athletes who helped establish a state of the art six-lane rubberized track at the Battle Lake Public High School. The day will kick of with 12:00pm registration. Field events starting at 12:30pm with a one oclock start time for the rest of the events. The entry fee for each competitor will be 10 dollars with an additional one dollar charge for each event added (unlimited entry allowed).

 

The age divisions are as follows: The 15-17 year old group will have limited entries including the 100 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 4 x 100 relay, 4 x 400 relay and all field events.  The 18-24, 25-35, and 35 and older events are listed. All events will be using running time or cafeteria style formats with each division run separately.

 

Please, come enjoy a day in the sun (lets hope), competing with your closest friends for one last shot at victory. All proceeds will benefit the OTC Track and Field Program. Food and Beverages will be available as well.

Events Field Events @ 12:30p.m.
4 x 800m relay

Girls shot, followed by boys
Womens 100 m hurdles
Boys discus, followed by girls
Mens 110 m hurdles
Girls high jump, followed by boys
100m Girls

Boys long jump, followed by triple jump
400 meter dash
4x100m relay
800 meter run
200 meter dash
1500 meter run
4 x 400 m relay

To pre-register, please contact Kristin Boyum via email at [email protected] or by phone at (218)-282-0397.

 

Posted By Kristin Boyum
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Local Child to Compete at State Level of Pitch Hit & Run

Ellie Andersen, age 8, of Battle Lake, will be competing at Target Field this Saturday in the third level of Major League Baseballs Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) competition.  

PHR is a baseball skills competition that provides boys and girls the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including events at all 30 Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game.  Ellie won the age 7 and 8 girls division at the sectionals competition put on by the Fergus Falls Jaycees in Fergus Falls on May 22.  This was her first year competing in PHR.  She plays hockey and toss ball, this year with the Brewers.  She has played baseball with her father since she was three years old. 

Ellie attended Adams Elementary School in Fergus Falls last school year and will attend Cleveland Elementary next year.  Her parents are Brooks and Pam Andersen.

Posted By Press Release
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Area Softball Players to Play for Select 14U Team

Three players from the 14U Minnesota Maniacs were selected to play with the 14U Northern Storm Fast pitch Softball team, representing players from West Fargo, Fargo, Moorhead, Fergus Falls, Dilworth, and Perham.   

 

Taylor King of Fergus Falls joined Perham players Syd Roberts and Allison Doll in the Winona Stars and Strikes tournament this past weekend.  Their team took home the championship medal. 

Posted By Press Release
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
FF Area Youth Football Camp Begins June 14

The Fergus Falls Area Youth Football Association announces its 4th Annual Lakes Area Youth Football Camp to be held Tuesday, June 14 through Friday, June 17 at the Fergus Falls High School Levee Field.

 

A registration fee of $40 must accompany the Youth Football Camp registration form.  Participants will receive their football equipment on Monday, June 13.  Registration forms can be printed from the website at www.ffareafootball.org on the Youth Football page, under 2011 Youth Football Camp.

 

The camp will be coached by Richard Risbrudt, Fergus Falls High School Head Coach, and his varsity coaching staff, Steve King, Head Coach of the M State-Fergus Falls Spartans, and current Fergus Falls players and coaches.

 

The (3rd 5th grade) camp will run 9:00am 10:30am and the (6th 8th grade) camp will run 10:45am 12:15pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

Participants will learn proper techniques of football passing, receiving, blocking and tackling.  Offensive and defensive individual, group and team drills, punting and kicking will be included with an emphasis on good sportsmanship and players safety.

 

There will be minimal physical contact during the camp, but certain drills and scrimmages with players will involve full contact blocking and tackling. Safe techniques will be shown and special attention will be taken not to mismatch players in different age and size groups.

 

Awards may be given out at the end of camp depending on number of participants. 

 

Parents are invited to come and observe.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the time watching your child learn the game of football.

 

Bring the registration form and $40 registration fee to the levee storage shed on Monday, June 13 between 9:00am and 10:30am when you pick up the equipment or email to [email protected]

 

We are excited and looking forward to hosting our 4th youth football camp again this summer, said Coach Risbrudt.  The goal of our camp is to provide a positive and fun experience for everyone while giving instruction on the techniques and position specific details to the game of football. The Fergus Falls High School  will apply the same basic philosophy to our summer youth football camps as we do for our Fergus Falls football teams.  We pursue excellence through the teaching of sound football fundamentals with enthusiasm and discipline.  There is excitement and anticipation over the future of Fergus Falls area football!  If it is important to you for your child to take his/her game to a higher football level, even at this young age, we encourage you to sign up today and take advantage of this opportunity.

Posted By Craig Olson
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Stenoien Receives Academic All-District Honors at Gustavus
Gustavus Adolphus senior track and field athletes Carl Stenoien (Underwood, Minn.) and Matt Leeb (Kasota, Minn.) have both earned a spot on the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Five Second Team. Stenoien is a Biology and Pre-Medicine major with a 3.91 GAC, while Leeb is an Economics major with a 3.73 GPA.

The two seniors helped the Gustavus menfs outdoor track and field team to a strong third place finish at the MIAC Championships this season.  Stenoien took home bronze in the decathlon with a score of 5674, while placing seventh in the pole vault and eighth in the long jump.  Leeb finished runner-up in the 400-meter dash and fourth in the 200-meter.  He also contributed to the second place finish of the 4~100-meter relay and was a member of the fourth place 4~400-meter relay team.

The 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-District Menfs Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nationfs top student-athletes for their combined performance on the floor and in the classroom.

The Academic All]District are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The University Division team includes NCAA Division I participants, while the College Division team combines NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, Canadian and two]year schools.

Posted By Press Release
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Athletic Republic Run Results
The Athletic Republic Run was held throughout the city of Fergus Falls on Saturday with nearly perfect weather and a tremendous turnout of participants and spectators.
 

The day was great, said Race Director Jarrod Asmus of Athletic Republic.  We had wonderful weather as well as a great showing of support from our participants, volunteers and other support people throughout the route.  We had almost 800 people that registered for the event, a true testament to the type of support people are willing to put forth for the benefit of Lake Region Healthcares Cancer Care & Research Center.

 
David Jensen won the Men's half marathon with a time of one hour, twenty-one minutes, seventeen seconds.  Thomas Stolee was runner-up with a time of 1:23.27 and Nathan Jensen took third place (1:25.12).  Jarrod Danuser was fourth (1:28.09), Jeff Steen finished fifth (1:32.25), Jesse Taylor was sixth (1:33.07), Mike Breen took seventh (1:34.45), Dan Denardo was eighth (1:37.12), Tyler Gilbert ninth (1:37.30) and Scot Townd tenth (1:37.32).
 
Jill Iverson was the Female winner with a time of one hour, twenty-seven minutes, fifty-two seconds.  Jodi Roper was second (1:32.18), Katelyn Ewart third (1:32.55), Lynn Wolters fourth (1:41.26), Amanda Deyounge fifth (1:43.59), Beth Gerhardson Walte sixth (1:44.07), Rose Fitzsimmons seventh (1:45.27), Andrea Rader eighth (1:47.35), Heather Jacobson ninth (1:49.13) and Sara Permann tenth (1:49.24).
 
In the Men's 5K, Jamison Gehrig was the winner (16:59) with Connor Danielson taking second place (17:45) and Tim Dalton placing third (17:51).  Clay Danielson was fourth (19:00), Walker Busse fifth (19:04), Jon Danuser sixth (19:24), A.J. Stafslien seventh (20:09), Jacob Jennen eighth (20:17), Larry Bethel ninth (20:28) and Rylee Anderson tenth (20:33).
 
Susan Peterson (22:37) won the Female 5K with Kristen Gronbeck second (23:00).  Ruth Taylor finished third (23:12), Renae Sell-Lindgren fourth (23:23), Emily Schlepp fifth (23:29), Patty Johnson sixth (23:39), Kristen Gronwold seventh (23:44), Maria Hanson eighth (24:07), Jolene King ninth (24:54) and Angie Polejewski tenth (25:12).
 
In the one mile run, Jerald Taylor won the Male division with a time of seven minutes, eleven seconds. He was followed by Mitchell Cooke (7:28), Rylie Sheridan (7:58), Cameron Larson (8:06), Mason Davis (8:14), Ethan Steidl (8:49), Jeremiah Taylor (8:52), Tucker Henkes (9:17), Landon Thacker (9:19) and Ben Larson (9:27).
 
In the Female one mile run, Taylor Melton was the winner (8:28), with Molly Cooke second (8:41) and Abby Lindgren third (8:47).  Hallie Sheridan finished fourth (8:48), followed by Taylor Gardin (8:58), Gretchen Davis (9:16), Elaina Ballard (9:20), Kaci Trosvig (9:23), Neveah Komestakes (9:37) and Anika Eldien (9:46).
 

Asmus added, A huge THANK YOU goes out to all participants, volunteers, residents throughout Fergus Falls who came out and supported the runners, and also our many local businesses who were sponsors for this years race.  What a great day, and a great way to kick off the summer.

 
Complete results can be found at www.athleticrepublicrun.com.
 
Posted By Craig Olson
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