Sunday, September 23, 2012

UNI Panthers football falls to No. 3 Youngstown State in heartbreaker, 42-35

 According to Boxscore World Wide Sports Wire, "Univ. of Northern Iowa: YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (Sept. 22) – The No. 8 University of Northern Iowa Panther football team fell in a shootout to the No. 3 Youngstown State Penguins Saturday night 42-35 in the conference opener.

Sawyer Kollmorgen had another over 200-yard game tonight against Youngstown State finishing 23-38 and 333 yards. Chad Owens led the way for the Panthers in the air with 137 yards and David Johnson finished with 87 yards on the ground and four touchdowns.

The first quarter turned into an early shootout between the two Missouri Valley Football Conference powerhouses with three touchdowns being scored between the two teams in the first ten minutes of the game."

Check out the link below for the full report.

Friday, September 21, 2012


The following is a statement regarding Minneapolis Athletic Director John Washington from Superintendent of Schools Bernadeia H. Johnson, Ed.D. 
"Please join me in congratulating Director of Athletics John Washington as he prepares to retire from Minneapolis Public Schools.
An alumnus of North High School, John has served the students and families of MPS for since 1969 in both academic and athletic areas. Much of his career was spent at Patrick Henry High School as physical education and health teacher, basketball and baseball coach, assistant principal and athletics director. He became MPS athletic director in 1996. John serves as a National Interscholastic Athletics Administration Association Delegate Member and Executive Committee Member, a member of the Minnesota State High School League (MNHSL) Foundation Board and MNHSL tournament manager for Region 5 Football and Region 6 Basketball.
John’s tenure as athletic director has included the successful consolidation of MPS hockey teams, the restructuring of MPS coaches’ pre- and post-season workshops into a format now used by other school districts across the country and the pursuit of the vision to provide every high school with artificial turf. He was also inducted into the Patrick Henry Hall of Fame.
In his retirement, John looks forward to spending time with his wife, Annamae, and their children and grandchildren.
Jonh’s last day at MPS will be November 20, 2012. We thank him for his long service to our families, staff and students."

Monday, September 3, 2012


The Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA) congratulates these coaches who achieved milestone career wins during week one of the 2012 Minnesota high school football season:
Dwight Lundeen, Becker, won his 300th career game on Thursday August 30 with a 61-6 win over Milaca in a Granite Ridge Conference game at Eppard Field in Becker. Dwight is in his 43rd year as Becker's only head coach and now has a career record of 300-139-3. He is the fourth coach to achieve 300 career wins and is also fourth on the all-time career wins list in Minnesota high school football history. Becker has a 2012 record of 1-0. The Bulldogs will play at Foley (1-0) on Friday September 7 at 7:00 PM.
Randy Strand, Adrian, won his 200th career game on Thursday August 30 with a 27-14 win over MACCRAY in a Little Sioux Conference game played in Adrian. Randy has been the Adrian head coach since 1985 and is in his 28th season. His career record is 200-87-0. Adrian has a 2012 record of 1-0. The Dragons will play at Minneota/Lincoln HI (1-0) on Friday September 7 at 7:00 PM.
Paul Dunn, Springfield, won his 100th career game on Friday August 31 with a 20-13 win over New Ulm Cathedral in a Southern Minnesota Conference game played in New Ulm. Paul has been the Springfield head coach since 1999 and is in his 14th season. His career is 100-42-0. Springfield has a 2012 record of 1-0. The Tigers will play at Red Rock Central on Friday September 7 at 7:00 PM.
Congratulations to these outstanding “Keepers of the Game” for their remarkable achievements!