|Thursday, May 30, 2013|
|Perham boys finish 4th at 8AA Sub-Section Golf Meet; 3 individuals advance|
Detroit Lakes, the defending State Champions, took their 1st
step toward repeating s they won the 8AA North Sub-Section Meet on Wednesday at
Headwaters G.C. in Park Rapids.
The Lakers, led by medalist Tanner Schnatthorst’s 75, won the title with a score of 306.
Fergus Falls was 2nd with a 308, followed by
Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal in 3rd with a 328. All three teams will advance to the 8AA Championship Meet on
June 3 at Longbow G.C. in Walker.
The Yellowjacket boys finished in 4th place with
a 332, 4 strokes behind H/U-H, just missing the chance to advance as a team.
Blake Kunza led the
Jackets with a 79. Nick
Bahls was next with an 81, followed by Nick
Kalina with an 83. All 3 will advance as individuals to
the 8AA Championships June 3.
Matt Hanson shot an
89, Brandon Olson had a 91, and Nate
Bormann finished with a 92 to complete the
|Wednesday, May 29, 2013|
|Lady Jackets advance to 8AA Golf Championships|
The Lady Jacket golf team competed at Wildflower G.C.
Thursday in the 8AA Sub-Section Meet needing a 3rd place finish or
better to advance to the 8AA Championships next week.
They were able to do that by a comfortable margin as they
finished 3rd with a round of 367, 21 strokes ahead of the teams tied
for 4th place Fergus Falls and Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal (388).
The defending State Champions from Detroit Lakes won the
Sub-Section title with a 305, a full 56 strokes ahead of 2nd place
Laker golfers were the top-5 individuals as well, led by Trisa
Hutchinson with a 74. Defending State Champ Kate
Smith was the runner-up with a 75.
Perham’s top golfer was Rachel Nelson with an 82.
Becca Huus was next with
an 83, followed by Destiny Mitchell
(93), Liz Sonnenberg (109), Michaela
Soule (120) and Danielle Graham (122).
Individuals qualifying for the 8AA Championships include:
Alexa Bekkerus (Pelican Rapids, 87), Paige Mattfeld (H/U-H, 87), Nikki
Ellingson (Fergus Falls, 91), Rylee Danielson (H/U-H, 92), Megan Niblock
(Fergus Falls, 93) and Morgan Daniels (Fergus Falls, 95).
The Section 8AA
Championships will be Monday, June 3 at Longbow G.C. in Walker. The Class AA State Championships will
be June 11-12 in Jordan at Ridges at Sand Creek G.C.
|Monday, May 27, 2013|
|Frazee girls move on to 6A Golf Championships|
The Frazee girls golf team kept their season alive last
Thursday at the 6A Sub-Section Meet at Perham Lakeside Golf Club. With the top-4 teams advancing, the
Lady Hornets finished 4th out of 7 teams to move on.
The Section 6A Championships will be Thursday, May 30 at
“This was a great accomplishment for the girls to qualify for
the Section meet as a team. These girls are the reason that the Frazee program
started up again three years ago and they have come a long way in a short
amount of time. They are a great group of girls and are excited to get another
chance to play next Thursday.”
Otter Tail Central finished 1st with a 417,
followed by Mahnomen (437), Barnesville (447) and Frazee (450).
Becky Karasch led Frazee with a 104, followed by Alexis
Parsons (106), Maddisan Parsons (114), Brittany Lormis (126), Mary
Tychsen (126), and Cara Roers (140).
|Wednesday, May 22, 2013|
|H/U-H boys win HOL golf title; Jackets finish 2nd|
The Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal boys completed a strong season
with a 1st place finish Tuesday at Wildflower G.C. to claim the
Heart ‘O Lakes season championship.
H/U-H shot a 328 Tuesday, and finished with 9 HOL conference
Perham finished 2nd on Tuesday at Wildflower with
a 338, and were the HOL Conference runner-ups with 17 points. Barnesville was a distant 3rd
on Tuesday (355) and in the season standings (27 pts.).
The Yellowjackets had 5 golfers earn All-Conference honors
(top-15 season average). Nick Kalina
finished in 3rd place overall, followed by Nick Bahls in 5th,
Blake Kunza in 6th, Matt Hanson in 8th and Brandon Olson
Perham will return to Wildflower G.C. for the 8AA
Sub-Section Meet on Wednesday, May 29. The 8AA Championships will be at
Longbow G.C. in Walker on June 3.
|Tuesday, May 21, 2013|
|Perham girls lead conference heading into HOL championships|
The girl’s golfers from the Heart O’ Lakes Conference played on a soggy Hawley Golf Course on Monday in their final regular season meet.
Perham came out on top with a score of 182, followed by Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal (198), Pelican Rapids (209), West Central Area (228), Barnesville (230), Frazee (232), Breckenridge (246) and D-G-F (271).
The Lady Jackets were led by Becca Huus’ round of 41 to earn medalist honors. Rachel Nelson was 2nd with a 43, with Destiny MItchell finishing 6th with a 48.
The HOL Championships will be Tuesday, May 22 at Wildflower G.C. The Perham girls have a solid lead heading into the final 18-holes Tuesday with 7 season points. Pelican Rapids is a distant 2nd with 16 points, followed by Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal in 3rd with 21 points.
Individually, Rachel Nelson (40.33 ave) has an 18-stroke lead over Pelican Rapids’ Alexa Bekkerus for the HOL Conference lead. Huus is 3rd overall (43.667 ave), followed by Mitchell in 4th (47.5 ave).
Frazee’s top golfer (through 6 conference rounds played) is Maddison Parsons, who is 15th overall (53.667 ave).
The Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal boys have a strong hold on 1st place as they get ready for the HOL Championships Tuesday, May 22 at Wildflower G.C. H/U-H has 7 conference points, a 6-point lead over 2nd place Perham (13). Barnesville is a distant 3rd with 21 points.
|Tuesday, May 21, 2013|
|Lady Jackets win HOL golf title; Rachel Nelson repeats as individual champ|
The Perham girls golf team completed the sweep of the Heart
‘O Lakes Conference season Tuesday at Wildflower G.C. Their low score on both the front-9 and back-9 in the HOL
Championships secured the season title with 9 points. Pelican Rapids was a distant 2nd with 20 points,
and Hawley/Ulen-HItterdal was 3rd with 26. Frazee finished 5th with 44 points.
“It wasn't "ideal" conditions for scoring but the
girls played great the whole day,” Perham coach Cory Solberg said.
“We are thrilled to have won every HOL meet this year and won the HOL
Yellowjacket senior Rachel Nelson repeated as the HOL champion, finishing with a 40.9
9-hole conference average. She won
last year’s crown with a 41.25 average.
“Winning twice in a row is really tough, and Rachel has a
great work ethic and she is deserving of being the top golfer in the HOL,”
Nelson was one of four Lady Jacket golfers to earn
All-Conference honors with top-15 finishes for the season. Becca Huus shaved nearly 5 strokes off her average to finish
as the HOL season runner-up with a 41.3 average. Destiny Mitchell
finished 4th overall with a 46.1 average and 8th grader Liz
Sonnenberg finished 10th
overall with a 50.9 average.
“We are really proud of our all conference players,” Solberg
said. “Rebecca had a great finish to her season, and Destiny was solid and
consistent all season long. Liz
finished 10th in the HOL and we counted her score at every meet this year, that
is a great accomplishment for an 8th grader.”
Huus was actually the double-medalist Tuesday. Her low score on the front-9 was a 41
(tied with Mitchell), and her low score on the back-9 was a 37.
Michaela Soule, Lexi
Richter and Danielle Graham were among the other varsity golfers this
season. Soule was the only other golfer
to compete in all HOL meets, finishing 25th with a 57.86 average.
“I am so pleased at how they have all progressed in this
condensed season,” Solberg added.
“We are anxiously awaiting Sub-Sections.”
Perham will return to Wildflower G.C. for the 8AA Sub-Section
Meet on Wednesday, May 29. The 8AA
Championships will be at Longbow G.C. in Walker on June 3.
Frazee will play at Perham Lakeside G.C. on Thursday, May 23
for the 6A Sub-Section Meet. The
6A Championships will be at PLGC on May 30.
Rachel Nelson 43-43 – 86; Becca Huus
41-37—78; Destiny Mitchell
41-50—91; Liz Sonnenberg
53-53—106; Michaela Soule
60-57—117 (25th HOL 57.86 ave); Danielle Graham 66-63—129
Maddisan Parsons 57-55—112; Alexis Parsons 56-56—112 (19th, 54.71
ave); Brittany Lormis
58-61—119; Cara Roers
85-69—154; Becky Karasch
60-56—116; Mary Tychsen
|Saturday, May 18, 2013|
|Lady Jackets sweep trio of HOL golf events|
The Heart O' Lakes
Conference girls golf teams gathered at Birchwood Golf Course in Pelican Rapids
for a conference meet on May 14.
Perham won the team
title with a score of 179. They were followed by Hawley (192), Pelican
Rapids (197), Frazee (213), West Central Area (217), Barnesville (227),
Breckenridge (233) and DGF (268).
Alexa Bekkerus of Pelican Rapids was the medalist with a 40.
Olivia Rasmusson of Hawley was
runner-up with a 42 and Perham's Rachel Nelson took third, also with a round of 42. Rebecca
Huus and Destiny Mitchell of the Yellowjackets each shot a 44 to finish
fourth and fifth, respectively. Rylee Danielson of Hawley came in sixth with a 46.
Maddison Parsons led
Frazee with a 48.
Two Heart O’ Lakes
Conference girls golf meets were held on Thursday, May 16. Perham won the
tournament at Bois De Sioux Golf Course in Breckenridge and the event at Willow
Creek Golf Course in Barnesville with identical scores of 180.
Rounding out the team
scoring at Breckenridge were Pelican Rapids (197), Hawley (204), Frazee (217),
West Central Area (219), Barnesville (226), Breckenridge (227) and DGF
(274). Rebecca Huus of
Perham was the medalist with a 40. Rachel Nelson of the Yellowjackets was runner-up with a
41. Alexa Bekkerus of
Pelican Rapids took third place with a 42, followed by Elizabeth Aakre (44) of Barnesville, Olivia Rasmussen (45) of Hawley and Destiny Mitchell (46) of Perham.
Rebecca Huus 40, Rachel
Nelson 41, Destiny Mitchell 46, Liz Sonnenberg 53, Michaela Soule 57, Danielle
Alexa Bekkerus 42,
Charlotte Johnson 53, Chelsey Hart 51, Kaitlyn Osborne 51, Abby Johnson 54,
Keirsten Markgraf 54
Paige Mattfeld 49,
Olivia Rasmussen 45, Rylee Danielson 51, Carly Erickson 59, Maren Danielson 68,
Ashley Olson 61
Elizabeth Aakre 44,
Hannah Rehder 57, Megan Nielson 63, Celeste Cote 62, Hunter Wahl 74
West Central Area
Marissa Hayward 52,
Tiffany Boysen 56, Morgan Grove 55, McKenzie Hunter 56, Katie Larkin 61, Hailey
Annie Dohman 48, Ally
Christensen 52, Madalyn Casper 63, Mary Conzemius 64
Becky Karasch 52,
Maddison Parsons 55, Mary Tychsen 59, Brittany Lormis 55, Cara Roers 78
Jordal Hanson 67, McCall
Grosz 68, Taylor Salter 67, Adreanna Molina 72, Ashley Osbjornson 77
At Barnesville, Pelican
Rapids was second with a 193, followed by West Central Area (204), Barnesville
(204), Hawley (206), Frazee (222), Breckenridge (224) and DGF (283).
Rachel Nelson was medalist with a 41 and Rebecca Huus was runner-up with a
44. Charlotte Johnson
(45) of Pelican Rapids was third, followed by Destiny Mitchell (45), Hanna
Rehder (45) of Barnesville and Paige
Mattfeld (46) of Hawley.
Rachel Nelson 41,
Rebecca Huus 44, Destiny Mitchell 45, Liz Sonnenberg 50, Michaela Soule 57,
Hanna Solberg 6
Alexa Bekkerus 46,
Charlotte Johnson 45, Chelsey Hart 51, Kaitlyn Osborne 54, Abby Johnson 56,
Keirsten Markgraf 51
Paige Mattfeld 46,
Olivia Rasmussen 55, Rylee Danielson 48, Mira Ellefson 60, Carly Erickson 73,
Maren Danielson 57
Elizabeth Aakre 46,
Alyssa Allen 56, Hannah Rehder 45, Megan Nielson 57, Celeste Cote 74, Hunter
West Central Area
Marissa Hayward 48,
Tiffany Boysen 53, Morgan Grove 53, McKenzie Hunter 50, Katie Larkin 53, Hailey
Annie Dohman 48, Ally
Christensen 51, Madalyn Casper 57, Mary Conzemius 68
Becky Karasch 53,
Maddison Parsons 57, Alexis Parsons 54, Mary Tychsen 59, Brittany Lormis 58,
Cara Roers 65
Jordan Hanson 62, McCall
Grosz 65, Ashley Osbjornson 74, Megan Shasky 82, Emily Upatril 85
|Saturday, May 18, 2013|
|H/U-H boys lead conference heading into HOL championships|
The Heart O' Lakes boys
golf teams found themselves at the Hawley Golf Course on Monday and were
greeted by strong winds and balmy temperatures. As expected, Hawley
dominated the meet by scoring 311 as a team which was sixteen strokes better
than second place Perham.
The Nuggets also had
four of the top six golfers for the meet with Cody Cook leading all golfers with a 74. He was
followed by teammates Andrew Cook (78),
Cody Curry (79) and Willy
Nick Kalina of Perham and Peter Sauve of Barnesville tied Tickel with 80's and finished
fourth and sixth, respectively, in the meet.
The HOL had their final
two regular season meets on Thursday in Breckenridge and in Barnesville.
At Breckenridge Thursday
morning, Perham and H/U-H tied for 1st with scores of 161. Kalina was the meet medalist with a
round of 37, followed by H/U-H’s Nick Carpenter with a 38, and Nick Bahls of Perham with a 40.
The boys moved to
Barnesville for the afternoon meet, where H/U-H won with a team score of
150. Perham finished 2nd
with a 155, followed by the Trojans in 3rd (162).
H/U-H golfers took the top-3 spots, with Ryan Anderson and
Willy Tickel tying for 1st with rounds of 35. Perham’s Blake Kunza finished 4th
with a 37, with Kalina taking 5th with a 38.
The HOL Championships will
be Tuesday, May 21 at Wildflower G.C.
H/U-H leads the conference with 7 points, followed by Perham (13),
Barnesville (21), Breckenridge (37), Frazee (37), D-G-F (40), WCA (43), Pelican
|Saturday, May 18, 2013|
|KMS' Hagen Named Academic All-District|
|Wrestler Mitch Hagen of Sunburg was one of three recent Saint John's University graduates to be named to the Capital One Academic All-District Men's At-Large first team on Thursday, May 16.|
Fellow Johnnies joing Hagen in receiving this honor were: golfer Dennis Granath (Bandhagen, Sweden/Farsta Gymnasium) and hockey forward Tobias Linbro (Nykvarn, Sweden).
Mitch, an Integrative Health Science major, is the son of Kris and Shawn Hagen. He is a 2009 graduate of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg High School.
Hagen posted a 20-6 record in 2012-13 and finished fifth at 184 pounds to earn All-America honors on the mat. A two-time National Wrestling Coaches Association All-America Scholar, Hagen was a two-time national qualifier and ended his career with a 75-36 record. He began spring classes with a 3.51 GPA in integrative health science.
The Johnnies' wrestling team finished 18th out of 64 teams at nationals with a total of 19.5 points, only two points from the three-way tie at 13th. SJU has qualified two or more wrestlers to the national tournament in 23 of the last 24 seasons, including at least one All-American in each of the past eight seasons.
Granath is a two-time Golf Coaches' Association of America (GCAA) All-American, a three-time GCAA All-Region selection and a two-time GCAA All-America Scholar. The 2012 MIAC Player of the Year, Granath has a 75.2 stroke average in 25 rounds this season with three top-five finishes, including third place at the MIAC Championship last fall. He has 19 top-10 finishes, including 12 in the top five and three medalist honors with a 74.6 stroke average in 86 career rounds. Granath started spring semester with a 3.40 GPA in management.
The third-ranked SJU golf team enters Friday's final round of the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship in a tie for 10th following its third-round total of 309 (+25) on Thursday, May 16, at The Raven G.C. (par 71) in Destin, Fla. Granath is currently tied for 29th out of 210 golfers with a three-day total of 224 (+10).
A two-time Academic All-District honoree, Linbro posted nine points (7g/2a) and a plus/minus of +10 in 25 games as the team's co-captain in 2012-13. He ended his career as a three-time Academic All-MIAC (minimum 3.50 GPA) honoree with 32 points (14g/18a), a plus/minus of +15, two game-winning goals and only 13 penalties in 84 career games. Linbro entered spring semester with a 3.95 GPA in economics.The Johnnie hockey team posted a 9-4-3 record (16-8-4 overall) to earn its first MIAC regular-season title since 2005 (eighth overall) and later earned its sixth appearance at the NCAA Division III Tournament with its first MIAC Playoff Championship since 2003 (fifth overall).
The Capital One Academic All-District first-team selections are eligible for the Capital One Academic All-America team, which is scheduled to be announced June 4.
In order to be eligible for Academic All-District and Academic All-America recognition, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore, maintain a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA and a starter or key reserve on his team. The men's at-large category includes student-athletes that participate in fencing, golf, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, men's volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
|Monday, May 13, 2013|
|Morris' Larson Breaks BSU Record|
Tina Larson (Morris, Minn.) tracked down a 22-year-old Bemidji
State University record to pace the Beavers at Northern Sun Intercollegiate
Conference (NSIC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships May10-11. The Beavers
finished the meet in 11th place.|
After flirting with the
school mark for a good portion of her senior campaign, Larson's time of four
minutes, 45.30 seconds trimmed more than a second from a 1,500-meter record set
in 1991 by BSU great Jayne Dusich. The time came in the preliminary race Friday
qualifying her for the event final. Saturday she turned in a 5:00.52 and placed
The senior also teamed
up with Sara Melom (Fr.,
Dawson,Minn.), Mackenzie Haupert
(Jr., Andover, Minn.) and fellow senior Taylor Sautbine (Tamarack, Minn.) to
garner seventh place in the 4x400-meter relay. The BSU team finished in a
season-best time of 4:02.47.
In the 100-meter
hurdles, Larva also earned a seventh-place finish posting a time of 14.61 in the
final race of her collegiate career. The senior earned a spot in the finals of
the event after coming within .06 of a second from her own school record in
the100-meter race (14.41).
The Beavers' 4x100-meter
relay team also garnered points for the team. Tia Lindberg (So., Chisholm, Minn.),
Larva, Melom and Sautbine pit together a time of 49.82 to place
In addition, Sautbine
earned six points for BSU placing third in the heptathlon at the NSIC
Multi-Event Championships in Aberdeen, S.D. April 29.
The University of Mary
won the team championship collecting 180 points. Winona State University was 48
points behind in second, while Augustana College was fourth with
The championships brings
the BSU track and field team’s 2013 outdoor season to an
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|Friday, May 10, 2013|
|Jacket boys cap busy week at PLGC|
The Yellowjacket boys golf team wrapped-up a 3-day stretch
with 45 holes of competition, capping it off at home at Perham Lakeside Golf
Club Thursday afternoon.
Having not practiced on their home course yet this spring
showed as the Jackets finished 2nd in the Heart O’ Lakes Confrence
18-home meet with a round of 347.
They were 26 strokes behind 1st place Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal,
which shot a 321. H/U-H had the
top 3 individuals, led by medalist Cody Cook, who shot a 75.
Perham’s top golfer was Nick Bahls, who finished 4th
overall with an 83. Blake Kunza
finished 6th with an 85.
On Wednesday, Perham went to Walker to play in a pre-section
tournament at Longbow G.C.
Defending Class AA State Champs, Detroit Lakes, cruised to the team
title with a 293. Roseau was 2nd
with a 315. The Yellowjacket boys
finished 7th out of 8 teams with a 418.
Matt Hanson led Perham with an 83, followed by Kunza with an
The Lakers had the top-3 golfers, with Ben Mallow taking 1st
with a 71.
The HOL Conference stopped in Frazee for a 9-hole event on
Tuesday. H/U-H, the conference leader, finished 1st with a 154,
followed by Perham with a 159.
Andrew Cook was the medalist with a 36, with Bahls finishing
as the runner-up with a 38. Nick
Kalina and Brandon Olson both shot 40’s.
The HOL will move to Hawley G.C. on Monday, May 13.
|Tuesday, May 7, 2013|
|Lady golfers open season with pair of HOL events|
The Perham girl’s golf team finally got out on the course in
a competitive meet on Monday, as the Heart O’ Lakes Conference season started
with a pair of 9-hole meets, at Perham Lakeside and at Frazee.
The girls teed off at PLGC at 10 am, and the Lady Jackets
cruised to a 21-stroke win, scoring 187 team points. Pelican Rapids was 2nd with 208.
Lady Jacket senior Rachel Nelson shot a 39 on her home course to take medalist
honors by 9 strokes over Alexa Bekkerus of Pelican Rapids (48), who was
runner-up on a scorecard playoff.
Perham’s Becca Huus also
shot a 48 and finished 3rd.
Destiny Mitchell and
Liz Sonnenberg tied for 5th
place with rounds of 50.
The team’s moved over to Frazee Golf Course for another
9-hole meet in the afternoon, but the results were pretty similar. Perham took the team title with a score
of 186, with Pelican Rapids taking 2nd with 199.
Bekkerus earned medalist honors with a 41, winning a
scorecard playoff over Nelson.
Huus finished 3rd overall with a 43.
The girl’s will play in the HOL at WCA on Tuesday, May 7 at
Tipsinah Mounds G.C.
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|Tuesday, May 7, 2013|
|H/U-H boys win HOL at Pelican Rapids; Hanson earns medalist honors|
The HOL Boys Golf Tour stopped in Pelican Rapids on Monday for a 9-hole event at Birchwood G.C. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal won the team title with a score of 157. Perham was 2-strokes behind with 159, followed by Barnesville with a 165.
The Yellowjackets’ Matt Hanson was the meet medalist with a round of 38. Nick Kalina was 3rd overall with a 39, with Blake Kunza carding a 40.
The HOL boys will play at Frazee Golf Course on Tuesday, May 7.
|Saturday, May 4, 2013|
|Perham boys golf team opens season with busy weekend|
The Yellowjacket boys golf team finally opened their season
this weekend with 3-straight days of action.
On Thursday, they opened HOL Conference play at Tipsinah
Mounds G.C., hosted by West Central Area.
Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal won the team title with a score of 334, while
WCA’s Jordan Bruns earned medalist honors with a 76.
The Yellowjacket boys finished 2nd overall with
346 points. Barnesville was 3rd
with 353, followed by WCA in 4th (360).
Nick Bahls led
Perham with a round f 84, good for 3rd place individually. Nick Kalina finished 6th overall with an 85.
On Friday and Saturday, Perham took part in the Spartan-Otter
Invitational, which was held in Fergus Falls at Pebble Lake G.C.
Detroit Lakes won the team title with a 2-day total of
621. Moorhead was close behind as
the runner-up, with 626. Fargo-Shanley’s Grady Meyer was the individual medalist
with a 36-hole score of 143 (72-71).
Perham finished 14th out of the 16-team field,
with a score of 696 (351-345). Bahls
was the team’s top individual, finishing 34th overall with a score
of 167 (84-83). There were 85
The Jackets are scheduled to return to HOL Conference action
on Monday, May 6 at Pelican Rapids.