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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Trevor Gervais Places 14th as Gustavus Men Win Invite

The Gustavus men’s golf team put together its best performance of the season on Monday, April 23 at the Le Sueur Country Club by winning the Bobby Krig Invitational. Fergus Falls High School graduate Trevor Gervais fired a one-under par 71 in the first round, carded a 77 in the second round and then completed the tournament with a score of 74 in the third round.  His total score of 222 (+10) placed him fourteenth individually.

 

The Gusties posted their two lowest 18-hole rounds of the season after shooting a 283 in round two and 289 in the final round for a three-round total of 866 (+18). Saint John’s University took second with a 294-290-287-871 (+23) and the University of Wisconsin-Stout placed third at 301-298-285-884 (+36).

Posted By Craig Olson
Friday, April 27, 2012
Fredrickson Named Southern Division Player of the Week
Shortstop Katie Fredrickson of the M State lady Spartans is the MCAC Southern Division Player of the Week.
 
Katie hit .750 (15-20) for the week with 2 home runs, 2 doubles and 6 runs batted in.  Fredrickson leads the Southern Division in batting with a .522 average. She is a sophomore from Fergus Falls.
Posted By Craig Olson
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Stanislawski Named MCAC and NJCAA Pitcher of the Week

Sophomore Darin Stanislawski of the M State Spartans has been named the NJCAA Division III Pitcher of the Week and the MCAC Southern Division Pitcher of the Week.

The right-handed pitcher, a graduate of Fergus Falls High School delivered two impressive seven-inning efforts last week. Recording five strikeouts against Anoka-Ramsey CC on Tuesday, Stanislawski allowed only one run on four hits in the 9-1 win. He came back with 10 Ks and no runs en route to a 3-0 win over Rochester CTC on Saturday. Sunday, Minnesota State and Stanislawski will host in-state rival Minnesota West CTC in double-header action.

Posted By Craig Olson
Monday, April 23, 2012
Hansen's Performance Garnering National Attention
Derek Hansen's record-tying performance on the mound against Minnesota, Crookston on April 6 is garnering national attention.  The Augustana right-handed hurler, who fanned 17 batters against the Golden Eagles, was recently named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Pitcher of the Week and placed on the National College Baseball Hall of Fame's weekly National All-Star Lineup.

Hansen, a junior from Fergus Falls, tied an Augustana school record for strikeouts in a 2-0, eight inning win over UMC. Hansen's 17 strikeouts tied Clayton Kopple's mark set in 1971 in a 3-2 win over the University of South Dakota. Hansen put together a one hitter to go along with his record-tying outing.

The effort also earned Hansen Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week and NCBWA Central Region Pitcher of the Week nods.

Hansen is 5-3 in 2012 and has a 1.12 ERA and 75 strikeouts.  He is also leading the nation in strikeouts per nine-inning game with 14.38.

Posted By Craig Olson
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Stroh Having Excellent Senior Season at UMD

The University of Minnesota Duluth track and field teams competed on Tuesday (April 17) at the Twin Ports Invite hosted by UMD. Senior Megan Stroh, an Underwood High School graduate and a captain for the Bulldogs, had a stand out meet.

Stroh provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division II outdoor championships in the hammer throw.  Stroh had a toss of 167’01”, currently putting her at number 24 on the national list.

Back in January Stroh provisionally qualified for nationals in the weight throw with a toss of 55’2.25”, winning the event at the Super 8 Invitational in Bemidji.  She also set a meet record in the weight throw at the Blizzard Open hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Superior in January with a throw of 52’10.75”.  Stroh won the weight throw (54’06”) at the MSU Open hosted by Mankato State University, and took first at the Beaver Invitational (53’11.25”) in early February.

Posted By Craig Olson
Friday, April 20, 2012
Fargo Marathon Creates Awareness for Charity

Battle Lake High School graduate Kristin Boyum is an intern with Alexa's Hope, which is a GoFarCharity associated with the Fargo Marathon.  In the following article Kristin shares information about how you can be involved in helping this charity through the Marathon.

SPRING is here, and with that comes more smiling faces running and walking in the great outdoors. What are the chances these faces are training for the 2012 Fargo Marathon events, or perhaps, you are the one training for a half marathon, 10K, 5K or relay event?

 

For more than two years, 951 runners and walkers have raised over 251,000 dollars toward the Fargo Marathon’s twenty-five GoFarCharities. Join the 2012 Fargo Marathon’s official Go Far Charity, Alexa’s Hope to help raise awareness for organ donation and transplantation. Run or walk for a cause- in memory or in honor of a loved one. Gain a sense of self-satisfaction training for and completing a race event, and the knowledge that your efforts have contributed to the greater good of the community and the thousands awaiting organ donation.

 

May 17-19th is the big event and we invite you to be a part of it! With your commitment to joining our team, Alexa’s Hope benefits include: race day running shirts and singlets, prizes, GoFarCharity reception and dinner Monday prior to Marathon weekend. Saturday events’ perks include: access to a VIP ballroom at the FargoDome on race day for gear storage, post-race massages, post-race family meeting area, and snacks/ beverages.

 

Please, take time to consider your schedule and dedicate miles in honor or in memory of a loved one. Contact Monica Kersting, Executive Director- 701-700-1397 or Kristin Boyum, Alexa’s Hope Intern- 218-282-0397 or email [email protected]

 

Additionally, if the May date doesn’t work with your schedule and you are still moved by Alexa’s Story visit, http://www.active.com/donate/alexashope12 to share your support for those who have been left waiting organ donation. Contribute to the cause and visit www.alexahope.com  to hear more about her story and the movements that have been made to create awareness.

Posted By Kristin Boyum
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Brockpahler Named Pitcher of the Week
M State sophomore Alex Brockpahler has been named the Pitcher of the Week in the MCAC Southern Division.
 
Brockpahler pitched a 7-inning complete game allowing one run and three hits while striking out twelve in defeating Anoka-Ramsey, 6-1.  He also pitched a perfect inning of relief against MSU-M adding two more strikeouts.  He is a sophomore from Sebeka.
Posted By Craig Olson
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
FF Jaycees and FF Hurricanes to Host Pitch, Hit and Run

The Fergus Falls Jaycees and the Fergus Falls Hurricanes will host a free Pitch, Hit and Run Competition for area youth, Saturday, April 21, 2012 at American Legion Field at DeLagoon Park in Fergus Falls.  Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the competition to follow at 10:00.

 

Pitch, Hit & Run is the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball.  This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball skills.

 

Competitors are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14.  The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition. 

 

For questions concerning the competition, please contact Dustin Morris at (701) 388-2949. Detailed information also located on our website www.ffjaycees.org.

 

About the Fergus Falls Jaycees

The Fergus Falls Jaycee organization offers its members opportunities to learn leadership skills, serve their community, establish rewarding friendships, and create professional contacts.  The Fergus Falls Jaycees Club meets every second Tuesday of the Month in the bingo room of American Legion Bar & Restaurant in Fergus Falls, social hour at 6:00 p.m., with the meeting following at 7:00 p.m..

Posted By Press Release
Monday, April 2, 2012
Suek to Receive Prestigious Honor
The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will honor outstanding individuals from the world of professional and amateur football in Minnesota at the Chapter’s annual awards dinner on Sunday, April 22. Fergus Fall's Matthew Suek has been selected as a 2012 scholar-athlete award winner.  

The event, which will be held at the University of St. Thomas, will feature a keynote address by NFL and College Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Bell. 
College and professional football Hall of Fame inductees are scheduled to attend the event, and WCCO-TV news personality Frank Vascellaro will return for his fifth year as Master of Ceremonies.

Suek volunteers in the community and excels on the football field.  Described as an excellent blocker with great hands by his coaches, Matthew was voted as the best offensive player on his football squad.  Matthew maintained a very high grade point average throughout high school, participating in the National Honors Society as well.  In addition to football, Suek played for the basketball team, competed in track and field, and was even a part of pep and marching bands.  He has donated much of his spare time to volunteering at the Minnesota Veterans home in Fergus Falls, where staff say he is "a bright spot in the veterans' day." 
He is the son of Mark and Deb.

Six other young men will receive recognition as outstanding high school Scholar-Athletes. These Scholar-Athletes, as nominated by their football coaches, were evaluated on their academic achievement (3.0 GPA or better), football ability, performance, leadership, attitude, and service to their community. Remarkably, the average GPA among the finalists was 3.87. Other 2012 honorees are Beau Bates (Minnetonka HS), Adam Bungum (Triton HS), David Holien (Cotter HS), Cavonte Johnson (Edina HS) Zack Moheban (Bloomington Kennedy HS), and Sean Murphy (Nicollet HS).

The 5th Annual “Honoring Legends-Inspiring Leaders” awards dinner will take place on Sunday, April 22, at 6:00 pm on the campus of the University of St. Thomas.  The event is open to the public.  To purchase tickets to the event, please visit the Minnesota Chapter website (http://www.nffmn.org).

The mission of the Minnesota Chapter of the NFF is to serve Minnesota and the nation by developing leadership, sportsmanship, competitive spirit, and academic excellence in America’s youth through promoting amateur football.

Posted By Press Release
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