Monday, November 29, 2010

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME BASKETBALL?


The Minnesota boys’ high school basketball season starts this week. This is a tentative schedule of what I will be covering this week.


Tuesday: Concordia Jamboree (starts at 5:15)


Wednesday: Spring Lake Park Jamboree


Thursday: Orono at St. Michael Albertville


Friday: St. Paul Johnson at Lakeville South (BIG GAME)


Saturday: Could do this entire swing


Tartan Jamboree (9 AM start)


Red Wing tournament championships (2 games)


Hayfield at Cannon Falls


Two boys games at Hopkins (Hopkins vs Lakeville N, DeLaSalle vs Minnetonka) in girls Breakdown Tipoff Classic.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

APPLE VALLEY’S BASKETBALL PLAYER THOMAS SCHALK SIGNS NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT TO PLAY AT THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY

Apple Valley boys’ basketball player Thomas Schalk has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for The College of William And Mary.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL COVERAGE TO BEGIN

With the end of the Minnesota State High School football championships, I will be switching my focus to basketball.


I will be out around the metro area covering high school and college basketball games. If you know of any teams or players that I should keep my eye on please send me an email at stevenmgr@hotmail.com


Happy hooping.

TOTINO GRACE TOOK ON ROGERS IN THE CLASS AAAA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Totino Grace took on Rogers at the Metrodome in the MSHSL Class AAAA state football final game.

Totino Grace kicked off to Rogers. Rogers started running the ball on their first drive. Rogers didn’t get a first down and they had to punt the ball to Totino Grace.


Totino Grace’s Alex Kreuser found Nick Frandsen in the end zone for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was good.


With 9:39 left to go in the first quarter the score was Totino Grace 7 and Rogers 0.


Totino Grace kicked off to Rogers after the touchdown. Rogers Bjorn Bloom came up with a few nice plays in the first quarter. Rogers was not able to convert on fourth down. They had to punt the ball back to Totino Grace.


Totino Grace kept the ball on the ground on the next drive. They threatened to score on the drive. Totino Grace was able to pound the ball down the middle of the field. Ashford Kromah scored a touchdown with 3:36 left to go in the first quarter.


With that touchdown the score was Totino Grace 14 and Rogers 0.


Rogers got the ball back after the touchdown. They looked to pound the ball down the field. Rogers was not able to get the first down and how to give the ball back to Totino Grace.


Rogers looked to score late in the quarter as Bjorn Bloom found the end zone on a 40-yard touchdown pass. The extra point attempt was good.


With 4:30 left to go in the second quarter the score was Totino Grace 14 and Rogers 7.


Totino Grace’s Xavier Fust scored a touchdown with 1:30 left to go in the second quarter. The extra point attempt was good.


At halftime the score was Totino Grace 21 and Rogers 7.


Totino Grace got the ball back to start the third quarter. Tom Laventure scored a 59 yard run for a touchdown for Totino Grace. The extra point attempt was good.


Rogers got the ball back after the touchdown. Alex Meixell rush for 2 yards and a touchdown with 8:28 left to go in the third quarter. The extra point attempt was good.


Totino Grace’s Tom Laventure scored a touchdown with 4:01 left to go in the third quarter. The extra point attempt was no good.


At the end of the third quarter the score was Totino Grace 34 and Rogers 14.


Rogers looked to get the ball into the end zone midway through the fourth quarter. They were not able to score.


Totino Grace came away with the 34-14 victory over Rogers.


After the game I was able to talk to Totino Grace players Alex Kreuser, Tom Laventure, Alex Kromah and head coach Jeff Ferguson about the championship game.


With that victory Totino Grace is the 2010 MSHSL Class AAAA state champion’s. They also won the state title last year.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

THE ROCHESTER LOURDES EAGLES PUT OUT THE FIRE OF HOLY FAMILY AS THEY WON THE CLASS AAA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

The Eagles of Rochester Lourdes took on the Fire of Holy Family in the class AAA championship game.


Holy Family kicked off to Rochester. Rochester got the ball after the kick off. They were not able to get the first down and had to punt the ball to Holy Family.


Holy Family tried to run and pass on their first drive. They could not get the first down. They had to punt the ball to Rochester. They pinned them deep in their zone.


Rochester looked to air it out. Rochester did a good job of getting the ball down the field. Holy Family’s defense stepped up big. Rochester was not able to get a first down. They had to punt the ball to Holy Family.


Rochester’s Nic Jensen scored a touchdown on a 44-yard touchdown run with 1:07 left to go in the first quarter. The extra point was good.


With 1:07 left to go in the first quarter the score was Rochester Lourdes 7 and Holy Family 0.


As the second quarter got underway Holy Family had to punt the ball back to Rochester because they could not get a first down. Adam Lentz ran 78 yards for a Rochester touchdown. The extra point attempt was good.


With 8:36 left to go in the second quarter the score was Rochester Lourdes 14 and Holy Family 0.


Rochester Lourdes kicked off to Holy Family after the touchdown. Holy Family was not able to get a first down. They turned the ball over to Rochester Lourdes.


Rochester Lourdes’ Adam Lentz ran 27 yards for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was good. With 2:29 left to go in the second quarter the score was Rochester Lourdes 21 and Holy Family 0.


With 44 seconds left to go in the second quarter Peter Vakulskas ran 23 yards for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was good.


At halftime the score was Rochester Lourdes 21 and Holy Family 7.


Holy Family continued to run the ball in the third quarter. They could not get a first down. They had to punt the ball back to Rochester.


Rochester Lourdes threatened to score midway through the third quarter. Nick Jensen found Alex Kapraun in the end zone for a 17 yard touchdown.


With 7:45 left to go in the third quarter the score was Rochester Lourdes 28 and Holy Family 7.


Rochester Lourdes kicked off to Holy Family after the touchdown. Holy Family was not able to get a first down. They had to punt the ball back to Rochester Lourdes.


At the end of the third quarter the score was Rochester Lourdes 28 and Holy Family 7.


Holy Family got the ball and was intercepted by Sam Slightam. That gave Rochester Lourdes the ball back. Nic Jensen made a 40-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good.


With 10:22 left to go in the fourth quarter the score was Rochester Lourdes 35 and Holy Family 7.


Adam Lentz scored a touchdown on a 23 yard run with 7:08 left to go in the fourth quarter. The extra point attempt was no good.


With 1:41 left to go in the fourth quarter Holy Family’s Jeff Soul found the end zone for a touchdown on a 1 yard run.


The Rochester Lourdes was able to come away with the 41-13 victory over Holy Family.


After the game I was able to talk to Rochester Lourdes Adam Lentz, and Nic Jensen. I was also able to talk to Head Coach Mike Kesler about the victory.


With that 41-13 victory Rochester Lourdes are the 2010 MSHSL Class AAA state football champions.




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ROSEMOUNT TOOK ON WAYZATA IN THE CLASS AAAAA STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

The Rosemount Irish took on the Wayzata Trojans in the class AAAAA football championship game. Wayzata got the ball to start the game. Wayzata’s Sasha Doran was the starting quarterback. On the first play of the game Wayzata’s Mitchell Underwood scored a touchdown on a 45-yard run. The extra point attempt was good.


With 11:09 left to go in the first quarter the score was Wayzata 7 and Rosemount 0.


Rosemount got the ball after the Wayzata touchdown. They wanted to get the ball into Nicholas Liska’s hands. He is a very talented running back. Rosemount was not able to convert on third down and they punted the ball to Wayzata.


Wayzata started the next drive on the 21 yard line. Wayzata looked for the running game going midway through the first quarter. Wayzata was not able to come up with a first down. They had to punt the ball to Rosemount.


Rosemount got the ball on the 33 yard line. They were not able to get a first down. They had to punt the ball to Wayzata. Wayzata couldn’t get a first down and they had to punt the ball back to Rosemount.


At the end of the first quarter the score was Wayzata 7 and Rosemount 0.


Wayzata got the ball to start the second quarter. They were not able to convert on downs. Wayzata had to punt the ball to Rosemount. Rosemont got the ball back and they looked to score midway through the quarter.


Kevin Larson scored a touchdown on a three yard touchdown run for Rosemount. The extra point attempt was good.


After the touchdown the score was tied at 7.


Wayzata had to punt the ball back to Rosemount. Rosemount was not able to get a first down.


They had to punt the ball back to Wayzata because they couldn’t get a first down.


With 24 seconds left in the second quarter Ryan Albuquerque scored on a 24 yard field goal for Wayzata.


At halftime the score was Wayzata 10 and Rosemount 7.


Wayzata kicked off to Rosemount to start the third quarter. Rosemount punted the ball to Wayzata. They got the ball on their one-yard line. Wayzata had to punt the ball to Rosemount as they were not able to convert.


Rosemount threatened to score late in the third quarter. On fourth down and eight to go Rosemount went for it and they did not get the first down. Wayzata got the ball back and Mitchel Underhill made a 66-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good.


With 4:54 left to go the third quarter the score was Wayzata 17 and Rosemount 7.


Rosemount was not able to get a first down and they had to punt the ball to Wayzata. On the next play Mitchell Underhill scored a touchdown on a 58 yard run. The extra point was good.


With that touchdown the score was Wayzata 24 and Rosemount 7.


Rosemount was not able to get a first down and the once again had to punt to Wayzata. Mitchell Underhill scored another touchdown with 1:55 left to go in the third quarter. The extra point attempt was good.


After three quarters of play the score was Wayzata 31 and Rosemount 7.


Rosemount fumbled the ball and Wayzata got the ball back. Wayzata couldn’t get a first down and they punted the ball back to Rosemount.


Both teams traded possessions throughout the fourth quarter.


Wayzata was picked off late in the fourth quarter. Rosemount threatened to score late in the game. Nicholas Liska had a 4 yard run. The extra point attempt was good. With 3:31 left to go in regulation the score was Wayzata 31 and Rosemount 14.


Wayzata was able to come away with the 31-14 victory over Rosemount. With that win Wayzata won the 2010 Minnesota State High School League Class AAAAA state football championship.


For Rosemount Nicolas Liska carried the ball 21 times for a total of 68 yards.


For Wayzata Mitchell Underhill carried the ball12 times for a total of 247 yards and 4 touchdowns. Aaron Roth finished the game with 7 carries for a total of 21 yards.


Sasha John Doran for Wayzata was 7 of 14 in passing and a total of 50 yards. His longest pass was for 10 yards.

After the game I was able to talk to Wayzata head coach Brad Anderson about the game. I was also able to talk to Wayzata’s Mitchell Underhill and Sasha Doran about the championship game.

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CALEDONIA TOOK ON TRITON IN THE CLASS AA MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL GAME

Caledonia kicked off to Triton to begin the class AA state football championship game. Triton got the ball near midfield. They were not able to convert on the first play of the drive. Triton had to punt the ball to Caledonia.


Caledonia kept the ball on the ground on their first drive. Houston Halverson came up big with some big runs in the first drive of the game. Caledonia threatened to score midway through the first quarter. Ivan Augedahl scored a touchdown on a 1 run. The extra point attempt was good.


With 4:03 left to go in the first quarter the score was Caledonia 7 and Triton 0.


Caledonia kicked off to Triton after the touchdown. Triton kept the ball on the ground for most of the first quarter. Triton used trick plays as they looked like they were going to punt the ball and then Jason Jennings the running back got the ball and was able to get the first down.


At the end of the first quarter the score was Caledonia 7 and Triton 0.


Connor McCormick for Caledonia scored a touchdown on a 39-yard run with 10:11 left to go in the second quarter. The extra point attempt was good.


With 10:11 left to go in the second quarter the score was Caledonia 14 and Triton 0.


Triton got the ball back after the touchdown. They wanted to keep the ball on the ground and pound it down the middle of the field. Triton got the ball into Jason Jennings hands. He did good job of gaining yards throughout the first half.


Both defenses stepped up big in the first half. They were each able to step up and make big plays in the first half.


At halftime the score was Caledonia 14 and Triton 0.


Triton kicked off to Caledonia to start the third quarter. Caledonia continued to run the ball in the third quarter. They were not able to get a first down and they had to punt the ball back to Triton.


Triton was picked off on their drive and that gave Caledonia the ball back. On the next play Caledonia fumbled the ball and Triton came up with the ball.


Triton was not able to get a first down and they turned the ball over to Caledonia. Caledonia’s Conner McCormick came up with the 12-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good.


With 3:02 left to go in the third quarter the score was Caledonia 21 and Triton 0.


Caledonia kicked off to Triton after the touchdown. Triton kept the ball on the ground as they did most of the game.


Triton’s Jason Jennings scored a touchdown on a two-yard run. The extra point attempt was good.


With 37 seconds left in the third quarter the score was Caledonia 21 and Triton 7. That was the score at the end of the third quarter.


Caledonia got the ball to begin the third quarter. Caledonia got the ball on fourth down and they went for it and were able to get the first down.


Triton threatened to score late in the contest. They were not able to convert on downs and they turned it over to Caledonia.


With 1:00 left to go in the contest Josh Gran ran 67 yards for a touchdown for Caledonia. Justin Felten’s extra point attempt was good.


Caledonia came away with the 28-7 victory over Triton. With that victory Caledonia wins the 2010 MSHSL Class AA state title.

 After the game I was able to talk to Caledonia’s Conner McCormick and head coach Brent Schroeder about the game.

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BARNESVILLE TOOK ON NEW ULM CATHEDRAL IN THE CLASS A MSHSL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

New Ulm Cathedral took on Barnesville in the class A MSHSL football championship game. New Ulm kicked off to Barnesville to start the game. Barnesville was not able to convert on the first drive of the game. They had to punt it to New Ulm.


New Ulm’s Erik Hauser ran in for a 52 yard touchdown carry. The extra point attempt was good. With 9:11 left to go in the first quarter the score was New Ulm 7 and Barnesville 0.


New Ulm kicked off to Barnesville after the touchdown. Boone Mahar came up with a big reception to give Barnesville a first down. Barnesville was not able to convert and they turned the ball over to New Ulm.


New Ulm looked to keep the ball on the ground. Erick Hauser scored another touchdown with 2:38 left to go on a two-yard run. The extra point attempt was no good.


With 2:38 left to go in the first quarter the score was New Ulm 13 and Barnesville 0.


Barnesville was able to get another first down. At the end of the first quarter the score was New Ulm 13 and Barnesville 0.


Barnesville got the ball to begin the second quarter. They looked to get the ball into the end zone early in the second quarter. John Hagen scored a 28-yard field goal with 8:44 left to go in the quarter.


With 8:44 left in the second quarter the score was New Ulm 13 and Barnesville 3.


Barnesville kicked off to New Ulm after the touchdown. New Ulm was not able to get a first down and they turned the ball back over to Barnesville.


Barnesville was not able to convert on third down and they punted the ball back to New Ulm. Neither team was able to convert on third downs. They each took their turns punting the ball back and forth to each other.


Barnesville looked to move the ball down the field late in the quarter. They looked to score. Robby Strand scored a touchdown on a quarterback keeper for a one-yard run. The extra point attempt was good.


The score at halftime was New Ulm 13 and Barnesville 10.


Barnesville kicked off to New Ulm to start the third quarter. New Ulm came alive on the first drive of the quarter. Eric Hauser came up with some big rushing plays in the third quarter. New Ulm was picked off at the goal line by John Hagen who came up with a big interception with 5:42 left in the third quarter.


Barnesville looked to move the ball down the field late in the third quarter.


New Ulm got the ball back and Nick Simon got the ball and he had an 18-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was no good.


With 1:03 left to go in the third quarter the score was New Ulm 19 and Barnesville 10.


Barnesville got the ball to start the fourth quarter. New Ulm intercepted the ball and was able to recover it.


Barnesville got the ball back and they were not able to convert on fourth down and they turned the ball over to New Ulm.


New Ulm was not able to convert on third down and they punted the ball back to Barnesville. Barnesville’s John Hagen scored a field goal with 2:30 left to go.


New Ulm was able to come away with the 19-13 victory over Barnesville.


After the game I was able to talk to New Ulm’s head coach Denny Lux and running back Eric Hauser about the game.
 
 

Friday, November 26, 2010

LANESBORO TOOK ON CROMWELL FOR THE 9-MAN STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Lanesboro took on Cromwell in the 9-Man MSHSL state championship football game. Cromwell kicked off to Lanesboro.
Lanesboro kept the ball on the ground on their first series. Lanesboro was not able to convert on the first down. They set up a punt. Niko Anderson decided to run it. He was able to get a first down. Lanesboro was picked off by Derek Suhonen of Cromwell.

Cromwell got the ball back after Derek Shuonen’s interception. Jordan Suhonen made a 33- yard touchdown run with 4:02 left to go in the first quarter. Spencer Wilenius made the extra point attempt.

With 4:02 left to go in the first quarter the score was Cromwell 7 and Lanesboro 0.


Cromwell kicked off to Lanesboro after the touchdown.

Lanesboro got the ball back and they kept the ball on the ground on the next drive. Lucas Johnson got the ball and he came up big with a 21-yard first down carry. Lucas Johnson scored a touchdown on a 26-yard run. Braden Hanson scored the extra point attempt.

With 2:18 left to go in the first quarter the score was tied at 7.

Cromwell got the ball back after the Lanesboro’s touchdown. Jordan Suhonen got a 58-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good.

With 54.4 left to go in the first quarter the score was Cromwell 14 and Lanesboro 7.

Cromwell kicked off to Lanesboro after the touchdown.

After the first quarter the score was Cromwell 14 and Lanesboro 7.

Cromwell got the ball to begin the second quarter. Cromwell continued to pound the ball. They were able to pick up the first down. Jordan Suhonen brought Cromwell into first down territory. Nick Berg got a 3-yard touchdown run. Spencer Wilenius’ extra point attempt was good.

With 4:45 left to go in the second quarter the score was Cromwell 21 and Lanesboro 7.

Cromwell kicked off to Lanesboro after the touchdown. Lanesboro’s Lucas Johnson found Justin Gudmunson as he received a 52-yard reception for touchdown. The extra point attempt was good.

With 1:02 left to go in the second quarter the score was Cromwell 21 and Lanesboro 14.


Lanesboro kicked off to Cromwell after the touchdown. On the next play Nick Berg ran 72- yards for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was not good.

At halftime the score was Cromwell 27 and Lanesboro 14.

Jordan Suhonen rushed for a 55-yard touchdown for Cromwell on the first play of the quarter.

Lanesboro kicked off to Cromwell to begin the third quarter. Cromwell was good at keeping the ball on the ground.

Jordan Suhonen rushed for a 55-yard touchdown for Cromwell on the first play of the quarter. The two-point attempt was good and with 10:44 left to go in the third quarter the score was Cromwell 35 and Lanesboro 14.

Lanesboro got the ball back after the Cromwell touchdown. They continued to pound the ball on the ground. Lanesboro looked to score midway through the third quarter. Lucas Johnson got a 16-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good.

With 4:30 left to go in the third quarter the score was Cromwell 35 and Lanesboro 21.

Cromwell got the ball back after the touchdown. Cromwell’s Jordan Suhonen rushed for 86 yards for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was good.

With 2:45 left to go in the third quarter the score was Cromwell 42 and Lanesboro 21.

Cromwell kicked off to Lanesboro. On the next play Niko Anderson scored a 61-yard touchdown run for Lanesboro. The extra point attempt was good.


With 2:29 left to go in the third quarter the score was Cromwell 42 and Lanesboro 28.

Lanesboro kicked off to Cromwell after the touchdown.


At the end of three quarters of play the score was Cromwell 42 and Lanesboro 28.

Jordan Suhonen scored on a 20 yard run. The extra point attempt was good. With 11:54 left to go in the fourth quarter the score was Cromwell 49 and Lanesboro 28.

Lanesboro got the ball back after the Cromwell touchdown. They looked to get the ball into the end zone midway through the fourth quarter. Lanesboro was picked off by Cromwell’s Jordan Suhonen.

Cromwell turned the ball over to Lanesboro. Justin Gudmundson from Lanesboro scored a touchdown on an 11-yard touchdown reception. The extra point attempt was not good.

Cromwell got the ball after the touchdown. They were not able to convert on third down and punted the ball back to Lanesboro.

Lucas Gudmundson scored a touchdown with 1:57 left to go in regulation. Braden Hanson scored the two-point conversion.

Cromwell was able to come away with the 49-42 victory over Lanesboro.

After the game I was able to talk to Cromwell’s head coach Jeff Gronner, Jordan Suhonen and Nick Berg about the game.






With that victory Cromwell is the 2010 MSHSL Class 9-Man state football champion.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

THE TROJANS AGAINST THE MUSTANGS IN STATE FOOTBALL SEMIFINAL ACTION

Wayzata took on Mounds View in the class AAAAA state high school league semifinal game.


Mounds View got the ball to begin the game. On their first drive Wayzata’s Sean Hamlin intercepted the ball and ran it in for a 30-yard touchdown run. The extra point was good. With 9:25 left to go in the first quarter the score was Wayzata 7 and Mounds View 0.


Mounds View got the ball after the Wayzata touchdown. Aaron Roth got the ball after the kick off. Wayzata got the ball on the 49 yard line. Sasha Doran the quarterback for Wayzata looked to his receivers. Sasha Doran found Tanner Halgren for touchdown reception.


With 6:22 left to go in the first quarter it was Wayzata 14 and Mounds View 0.


After the first quarter the score was Wayzata 14 and Mounds View 0.


Mounds View got the ball to being the second quarter. Mounds View looked to get the ball in the air. They were not able to convert on fourth down. Mounds View turned the ball over to Wayzata.


Wayzata’s Sasha Doran looked good in the first half. He was able to find his receivers wide open.


It was a defensive battle in the first half. At halftime the score was Wayzata 14 and Mounds View 0.


Mounds View punted the ball to Wayzata late in the second quarter. Wayzata got the ball back but Mounds View intercepted the ball late in the quarter.


At halftime the score was Wayzata 14 and Mounds View 0.


Mounds View was not able to get the first down on their first drive of the quarter. They had to punt the ball back to Wayzata.


Wayzata got the ball back. Wayzata was not able to get a first down. Mounds View got the ball back. Mounds View found the end zone late in the third quarter.


Mounds View got a touchdown with 11:55 left to go in the fourth quarter.


With that touchdown the score was Wayzata 14 and Mounds View 7.


Mounds View got a safety with 9:21 left to go in the fourth quarter.


Nick Martin for Wayzata came up with a 62 yard reception. That set up Aaron Roth on a two yard run with 5:34 left to go in the game. The extra point attempt was good.


With 5:34 left to go in the fourth quarter the score was Wayzata 21-9.


Mounds View’s Jimmy Duffy received 8 yard touchdown pass from Nick Anderson with 2:52 left to go in the game. The extra point attempt was good. That made the score Wayzata 21 and Mounds View 16.


Wayzata was able to come up with the 21-16 victory over Mounds View.


After the game I was able to talk to Wayzata’s Sasha Doran and Aaron Roth about the game. I was also able to talk to Wayzata, Matt Lombardi, the defensive coach about the victory over Mounds View.


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HOLY FAMILY TOOK ON MINNEAPOLIS DE LA SALLE IN THE CLASS AAA STATE SEMIFINAL ACTION

Holy Family took on Minneapolis De La Salle in the semifinals of the class AAA state football tournament.

Holy Family kicked off to De La Salle. Johnny Metters received the kick off. De La Salle looked to get the ball into the hands of Reggie Gandy. They were able to keep the ball on the ground. Reggie Gandy found the end zone on a 28 yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good.

With 9:06 left to go in the first quarter the score was De La Salle 7 and Holy Family 0.

De La Salle kicked off to Holy Family after the touchdown. Holy Family’s Peter Vakulskas scored on a 19- yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good.


With 6:30 left to go in the first quarter the score was tied at 7.


De La Salle put the ball in the air. They were not able to convert on downs and they turned the ball to Holy Family.

Holy Family was not able to get the ball on first down and they turned the ball over to De La Salle. Reggie Gandy ran 24 yards for a De La Salle touchdown with 43 seconds left to go in the first quarter. The extra point attempt was good. With 43 seconds left to go the score was De La Salle 14 and Holy Family 7.


The score after the first quarter was De La Salle 14 and Holy Family 7.

As the second quarter got underway Holy Family looked to score. They drove down the field. Peter Westerhaus found the end zone on a 3 yard run with 8:14 left to go in the second quarter. Michael Kemmerer made the extra point attempt.

With 8:14 left to go in the second quarter the score was tied at 14.

De La Salle got the ball back and they wanted to keep pounding the ball down the middle of the field. They also kept the ball in Reggie Gandys hands. De La Salle threatened to score with 4 minutes in the quarter . De La Salle fumbled the ball on the 5 yard line. Holy Family recovered the ball.

Peter Valkuskas scored a touchdown on a 7 yard run. The extra point attempt was good.

With 9:36 left to go in the third quarter the score was Holy Family 21 and De La Salle 17.

De La Salle got the ball back after the touchdown. De La Salle was not able to get the first down. They punted the ball back to Holy Family.

Holy Family was not able to convert and they had to punt the ball back to De La Salle.

Reggie Gandy fumbled the ball and Holy Family recovered the ball.

Jeff Soule scored a 16 yard touch down rushing play with 2:37 left to go in the third quarter. The extra point attempt was good.

With that touchdown at 2:37 left to go in the third quarter the score was Holy Family 28 and De La Salle 17.

De La Salle got the ball back after the touchdown.

At the end of the third quarter the score was Holy Family 28 and De La Salle 17.

On the first drive of the quarter Tyler Harper found the end zone with 11:21 left to go in the third quarter. The extra point attempt was good.


With 11:21 left to go in the score was Holy Family 28 and De La Salle 23.

Holy Family got the ball back and they looked to attack the goal line late in the fourth quarter. Peter Westerhaus scored a receiving touchdown with 6:11 left to go in fourth quarter. The extra point attempt was good.

With that touchdown the score was Holy Family 35 and De La Salle 23.

With 5:20 left to go in the fourth quarter Micheal Wurm got hit in the back of the head. He laid on the ground and was attended to by medical personal. He was taken off the field on a stretcher to a local hospital.

De La Salle got the ball back late in the fourth quarter. They were able to score another touchdown with time expiring. Reggie Gandy scored a touchdown on a 1 yard run.

Holy Family came away with the 35-29 victory over De La Salle. Reggie Gandy finished the game with 274 net yards rushing and 3 touchdowns and 55 receiving yards.

After the game I was able to talk to Holy Family head coach Dave Hopkins and Peter Westerhaus about the game.




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ROGERS TOOK ON MAHTOMEDI IN THE CLASS AAAA BOYS FOOTBALL SEMIFINAL GAME

Mahtomedi kicked off to Rogers in the class AAA boy’s football semifinal game. Rogers got the ball on the 35-yard line. Rogers started with running the ball. Rogers looked to get the ball into Derek Vidor’s hands. Bjorn Bloom found Nick Wentzel for a 15 yard touchdown reception. The extra point attempt was good.

With 9:24 left to go in the first quarter the score was Rogers 7 and Mahtomedi 0.

Mahtomedi got the ball back after the Rogers touchdown. Mahtomedi was not able to get a first down. They had to punt the ball back to Rogers.

Rogers looked to score. Rogers went deep. Alex Meixell found the end zone with 4:08 left in the first quarter. Austin Koeppe extra point attempt was good.

Mahtomedi got the ball back after the touchdown. Alec Saatzer found the end zone on a 53 yard touchdown reception with 2:29 left to go in the second quarter. The extra point attempt was good.

With 2:29 left to go in the first quarter the score was Rogers 14 and Mahtomedi 7.

Rogers got the ball back after the touchdown. They went on a drive late in the quarter.

After the end of the first quarter the score was Rogers 14 and Mahtomedi 7.

Rogers got the ball to start the second quarter. They were able to get a first down with in the 10-yard line. Josh Wickoren scored a touchdown on a 7 yard pass from Bjorn Bloom. Austin Koeppe extra point attempt was good.

With 10:16 left to go in the second quarter the score was Rogers 21 and Mahtomedi 7.

Mahtomedi got the ball back after the touchdown. They wanted to pound the ball down the field. Cody Gerver of Mahtomedi got a touchdown with 5:09 left to go in the second quarter. The extra point attempt was no good.


With 5:09 left to go in the second quarter the score was Rogers 21 and Mahtomedi 13.

Rogers fought right back as 22 Nick Wentzel came up with a big reception on the next drive. Rogers threatened to score late in the second quarter. Bjorn Bloom scored on a one yard touchdown run with 1:42 left to go in the second quarter. The extra point was good.

Mahtomedi was not able to convert on downs.

Rogers scored a field goal as time expired in the first half.

At halftime the score was Rogers 31 and Mahtomedi 13.


Rogers kicked off to Mahtomedi to start the third quarter. Mahtomedi was not able to convert and they kicked the ball back to Rogers.

Rogers continued to pound the ball down the field.


Mahtomedi got the ball back and they set up a long rush. They threatened to score late in the third quarter. Dan Ferrazzo scored a 7 yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good.

With 15 seconds left to go in the third quarter the score was Rogers 31 and Mahtomedi 20.


After three quarters of play the score was Rogers 31 and Mahtomedi 20.


Rogers got the ball to start the fourth quarter. They continued to pound the ball down the field.


Rogers found the end zone late in the game. Alex Meixell found the end zone with 4:56 left to go in the fourth quarter. The extra point attempt was good.


With 4:56 left to go in regulation the score was Rogers 38 and Mahtomedi 20.

Mathomedi looked to score late in the contest. They were able to go that on Cody Glover short touchdown reception. The two point conversion was good.

With 3:32 left to go in the forth quarter the score was Rogers 38 and Mahtomedi 29.


Rogers was able to come away with the 44-28 victory over Mahtomedi.

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NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY TOOK ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MENS’ BASKETBALL TEAM IN A MATCHUP AT THE BARN

North Dakota State University men’s basketball team took on the University Of Minnesota in a nonconference matchup at “the barn” in Minneapolis.


The Gophers came out aggressively at the start of the game. They looked to trap the ball when it was in the corner. The pressure that the Gophers used bothered NDSU at the beginning of the game.


It took a while for each team to get set into their offense. Both teams wanted to take time off of the shot clock.


The Gophers looked to their sharpshooter Blake Hoffarber as he was able to step up and drain some three point shots.

Rodney Williams did a good job of getting the rebounds for Minnesota. He was all over the glass. Rodney also did well diving over the floor going after loose balls.

With 14:27 left to go in the first half the score was Minnesota 10 and NDSU 9.


The Gophers did a good job of going to a man-to-man defense out of the time out. They wanted to shut down NDSU on both ends of the court.


Maverick Ahanmisi stepped up and was able to knock down some three point shots. His teammates were able to get him the ball where it was easy for him to knock down shots.


With 11:59 left to go in the first half the score was Minnesota 16 and NDSU 11.


Both teams battled throughout the first half. Neither of them was able to go on a run in the early goings.

NDSU’s Eric Carlson made shots in the first half. He didn’t bend under the Gophers pressure. Eric kept shooting under control.

The Gophers did a good job of swinging the ball around the three point arch. They were able to wind down the shot clock.


Freddy Coleman for NDSU was left wide open and was able to drain long range three point shots.

With 7:44 left in the first half the score was Minnesota 22 and NDSU 20.


Both teams continued to shoot the ball late in the first half.

With about 5:00 left to go in the first half, Minnesota’s Rodney Williams injured his ankle. He limped off the court and went to the locker room.


With 3:47 left to go in the first half the score was Minnesota 31 and NDSU 26.


The Gophers did a good job of getting everyone involved in the offense. Trevor Mbakwe did a good job of running the court. He made some good baskets in transition.

At halftime the score was Minnesota 42 and NDSU 26.


As the second half got underway the Gophers came out with a lot of intensity. The Gophers went to a zone defense. Their zone defense really has been able to slow opponents down.

Minnesota continued to push the ball in transition. They were able to score quick easy baskets in transition.

Al King Nolen JR got the Gophers in the offensive rhythm. He passed the ball to his teammates and he was able to come away with a few assists.


NDSU made a run at the Gophers midway through the second half. The Gophers were able to respond. They didn’t let NDSU’s run negatively affect them.

Al King Nolen JR was able to able to feed Blake Hoffarber throughout the second half. Blake kept the Gophers in the game by nailing three-point shots from all over the court.


The Gophers offense went stagnant for a period of time in the second half. They could not buy a basket and they were very carless with the basketball.

With 7:03 left to go in the second half the score was Minnesota 61 and NDSU 50.

The Gophers Ralph Sampson came up with a nice slam dunk. He played well throughout out the game.

The Gophers played well throughout the game. They were able to come away with the 84-65 victory over NDSU. The leading scorers for NDSU were Michael Tveidt with 14 points, and Drew Lundberg with 11 points. The leading scores for Minnesota were Blake Hoffarber with 24 points and Trevor Mbakwe with 12 points. After the game NDSU coach Saul Phillips addressed the media and talked about the game.

Tubby Smith and players Blake Hoffarber and Colton Iverson talked about the Minnesota NDSU game.

Rodney Williams who came out of the game with about 5:00 left to go in the first half with an apparent ankle injury did not return to the game, he finished the game with 11:00 and 2 points.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

NEW ULM CATHEDRAL TOOK ON MINNEOTA IN THE CLASS A BOYS STATE

New Ulm Cathedral took on Minneota in the boy’s class A semifinal state football game at the Metrodome.

New Ulm kicked off to Minneota to start the semifinal game of the state football tournament. Minneota was not able to get a first down and they had to punt the ball to New Ulm.

New Ulm looked to the air on their first drive. They looked to get first downs. New Ulm did not get the first down on their drive and had to punt it to Minneota.

Minneota looked to the air Walker Hennen came up with a few nice catches midway through the first quarter.

Minneota found the end zone with 2:11 left to go with a Beau Bysse 10 yard touchdown run. Saul Caldron’s extra point attempt was good.

Jacob Cheadle made a 70 yard touchdown run with 11:00 left in the second quarter for Minneota. The extra point attempt good.

With 11:00 left to go in the second quarter the score was Minneota 14 and New Ulm 0.

New Ulm’s Ted Skillings scored a touchdown run on a 4-yard run with 7:16 left to go in the second quarter. Danm Simon’s kick was good.

After that touchdown the score was Minneota 14 and New Ulm 7.

Minneota looked to score midway through the second quarter. They did that as Brandon Anderson ran it in for a two yard touchdown with 4:41 left to go in the second quarter. Saul Calderon’s extra point attempt failed.

With 4:41 left to go in the second quarter the score was Minneota 20 and New Ulm 7.

New Ulm looked to go deep late in the quarter. Aaron Pfaff found the end zone for New Ulm with 2:54 left to go in the second quarter. The extra point attempt was good.

With 2:54 left to go in the second quarter the score was Minneota 20 and New Ulm Cathedral 14.

At halftime the score was Minneota 20 and New Ulm 14.

As the third quarter got underway Minneota kicked off to New Ulm. New Ulm kept the ball on the ground on the first play of the drive of the third quarter.

New Ulm found the end zone with 9:15 left to go in the third quarter as Collin Wendinger scored a touchdown on the 33-yard touchdown reception. The extra point attempt was no good.

With 9:15 left to go in the third quarter the score was tied at 20.

Minneota got the ball back after the New Ulm touchdown. Minneota wanted to continue to run their plays. They wanted to keep attacking the pressure. Minneota got a 53 yard touchdown by Cal Swedzinski. The extra point attempt was good.

With 6:29 left to go in the third quarter the score was Minneota 27 and New Ulm 20.

New Ulm got the ball back after the touchdown. They were not able to get a first down. They had to punt the ball back to Minneota.

Minneota looked to score late in the third quarter. With 1:12 Adam Josephson scored a short yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was no good. With 1:12 left to go in the third quarter the score was Minneota 33 and New Ulm 20.

At the end of the third quarter the score was Minneota 33 and New Ulm 20.

New Ulm got the ball to start the fourth quarter. They threatened to score on their first drive of the quarter. Aaron Pfaff found the end zone with 11:09 left to go ran it in for a four-yard touchdown. That was his second touchdown of the game. The extra point attempt was no good.

With 11:07 left to go in the fourth quarter the score was Minneota 33 and New Ulm 26.

Minneota got the ball after the New Ulm touchdown. Minneota was not able to convert on downs and they had to punt the ball back to New Ulm.

New Ulm was intercepted with 8:01 left to go in the quarter. That gave New Ulm the ball back. New Ulm kept on pounding the ball down the field. They were able to get another first down. New Ulm put together a nice drive late in the quarter.

New Ulm’s Brian Nosbush scored a touchdown with 3:43 left to go in the fourth quarter. The extra point attempt was good. The score after the touchdown was New Ulm 34 and Minneota 33.

The final of the game was New Ulm 34 and Minneota 33.