Local Sports Archives for 2019-11

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins records get well message to B/H QB Trevor Zuehlke

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins recently recorded a special "get-well-soon" message to Britton/Hecla junior quarterback Trevor Zuehlke.


In the message posted to Twitter and shared by the Britton/Hecla football account, Cousins wishes Zuehlke the best in his recovery and says they are all praying for him.


Zuehlke suffered a brain bleed during the final game of the regular season on Oct. 18th vs. the Warner Monarchs.  He was air lifted to a Sioux Falls Hospital where he would undergo surgery and be placed into a medically induced coma in order to heal.  He spent nearly a full month in that coma.  


According to his Caringbridge page, Zuehlke has finally woken up and has begun the process of recovery.  His family also announced he would be moved to a specialized recovery unit in Lincoln Nebraska.



Wolves earn #4 seed in central region tournament

The No. 8 Northern State University volleyball team is headed to the NCAA Central Region Tournament after earning the fourth seed overall. The Wolves will travel to Nebraska Kearney and face off against familiar foe and fifth seeded No. 7 St. Cloud State.


The Wolves will face off against the Huskies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 5 from the campus of Nebraska Kearney. This is the fifth NCAA appearance for the Wolves and third straight at-large bid.


The championship quarterfinals, semifinals and final match will take place Thursday-Saturday, December 12-14, at the Auraria Event Center in Denver, hosted by Metropolitan State University of Denver.


Tournament Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 5
12 p.m.        No. 3 CU vs. No. 6 WU
2:30 p.m.     No. 2 UMD vs. No. 7 UCM
5 p.m.          No. 4 NSU vs. No. 5 SCSU
7:30 p.m.     No. 1 UNK vs. No. 8 OBU
Friday, Dec. 6
5 p.m.        CU/WU Winner vs. UMD/UCM Winner
7:30 p.m.   NSU/SCSU Winner Vs. UNK/OBU Winner
Saturday, Dec. 7
7 p.m.     Championship Match

Rosters for adult volleyball due Dec. 2nd

Rosters for the adult winter/spring volleyball season are being accepted and are due by Monday, December 2nd at the organizational meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the ARCC (225 SE 3rd Ave).  Leagues begin in mid-January.


Fees are $125.00 for men's, women's and co-ed league teams.


For more information or a roster form, contact the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department at 626-7015.

Brookings high school head football coach Lee Schmidt retires

Brookings High School football coach Lee Schmidt has announced his retirement.


He submitted his written resignation Wednesday, then informed the team later in the day.  Schmidt plans to continue teaching social studies at the high school.


He says teaching and coaching for 36 years has been a blessing, but it’s time for new adventures. 






Schmidt posted a 44-and-46 career record, including two state championship game appearances.  


He says coaching was enjoyable, but time-consuming...






Schmidt played collegiately at South Dakota State - between playing and coaching, he’s been involved with football for 44 straight seasons.  

Wolves AD talks about the decision to fire head football coach Tom Dosch

Northern State athletic director Josh Moon announced Wednesday the University has decided to part ways with head football coach Tom Dosch.  Dosch has been in charge of the Northern football program for the past 10 seasons, accumulating a record of 53-57 during that time and once being named NSIC coach of the year in 2014.


According to Moon, Dosch did a lot of good things for the football program and was a great leader in the community.  However, on the competitive side of the coin the Wolves did not meet expectations…




Under Dosch 83 Wolves were named to NSIC All-Conference teams, five were named All-Americans and two CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.  Football players also earned an average 3.0 grade point average the past 13 semesters. 


The future is exciting for Northern sports as the school is set to unveil a brand new sports complex including a new on-campus football field in the coming years.  Moon said that investment, along with years of review, helped make this difficult decision…





Before being named the head coach at Northern State in 2010, Dosch served as linebacker and special teams coach at Division I FCS Southern Illinois from 2008 to 2009 and the head coach at NAIA Jamestown from 2004 to 2007.


Now with Dosch out Moon says a nationwide search has already begun to find his replacement.  Moon gave his outline for what he is looking at in the next head Wolves football coach…  


Northern volleyball signs seven players on national signing day

Northern State University head coach Brent Aldridge announced today the addition of seven student-athletes via National Letter of Intent. Jaeda Davis-Golliher (Centennial, Colo.), Kennedy Gravelle (Wadena, Minn.), Havyn Heinz (Huron, S.D.), Avery Kroll (Waterloo, Iowa), Morgan Kruger (Belle Plaine, Minn.), Madison Langlie (Fargo, N.D.), and Makayla Snow (Olivia, Minn.) will join the Wolves for the 2020 season. 


“We have some VERY BIG shoes to fill with the departure of the 4 seniors we graduate,” explained Aldridge. “This class fills some need areas that we are looking for. What I think sticks out in this class, is the fact that they are competitive and have started and played a prominent role with the programs that they are coming from. There is a great opportunity for them to impact our program early on in their careers if they come in next fall and win their position. The key is catching up to speed to our practice routines and then getting them ready for the grind of the NSIC season. During the recruiting process, we look for players that can fit into our current systems and help create a competitive environment daily in practice.”


Aldridge added, “What also sticks out is the fact that this class has been highly successful in the classroom.  We are always looking for players that are highly intelligent and have a work ethic on the court and in the classroom. The last thing we look for is players that are good people and teammates. We feel like we have found players that are team oriented and have a passion for the game and becoming a part of the Wolves volleyball culture. I look forward to monitoring their progress during the spring club season.”


Jaeda Davis-Golliher •  Centennial, Colo. •  Heritage HS

Jaeda Davis-Golliher is a 6-foot, outside hitter out of Heritage High School. She is a 4-year starter and senior team captain for the Eagles under the direction of head coach Hannah Eberle. Davis-Golliher has 457 career kills with a .232 hitting percentage, 257 total blocks, and 40 aces. As a junior, she was named first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state. Davis-Golliher is a member of the Momentum Volleyball club, where her teams have won nationals, the Reno in USA, and Northern Lights tournaments. She is the daughter of Stacey Davis and Justin Golliher.




Kennedy Gravelle •  Wadena, Minn. •  Wadena Deer Creek

Kennedy Gravelle is a 6-foot, middle hitter out of Wadena Deer Creek High School. She is a 5-year starter and 2-year team captain for the Wolverine under the direction of head coach Sue Volkmann. Gravelle recorded over 1,000 kills and 400 blocks in her career. She is a 3-time all-conference performer, a 2018 Brainer Dispatch All-Area team member, the 2019 conference MVP, and a 2019 all-state selection. She is the daughter of Wendy and John Gravelle.





Havyn Heinz •  Huron, S.D. •  Huron HS

Havyn Heinz is a 5-foot-4, libero and defensive specialist out of Huron High School. She is a 5-year starter and 3-year team captain for the Tigers under the direction of head coach Shelly Buddenhagen. In her first four seasons as a prep, Heinz tallied over 3,000 digs and 171 service aces. She is a 3-time All-ESD member, 2018 all-state selection, future 40 and future 50 selection, and super six selection. Heinz is the school record holder at Huron for digs. As a senior, Heinz is an Argus Leader Super Six player and an Adrenaline finalist for Player of the Year. She is the daughter of Dennis and Peggy Heinz.


Avery Kroll • Waterloo, Iowa •  Waterloo West HS

Avery Kroll is a 5-foot-11, outside hitter out of Waterloo West High School. She is a 3-year starter and 2-year team captain for the Wahawks under the direction of head coach Ashley Berinobis. Kroll has accumulated over 1,100 career kills, hitting .372 as a senior. She is a 3-time all-conference selection, 3-time all-metro honoree, and a 2018 member of the 3A All-District Team. Kroll is the career record holder in kills at Waterloo High School. She is the daughter of Patrick and Debra Kroll.




Morgan Kruger • Belle Plaine, Minn. • Belle Plaine HS

Morgan Kruger is a 5-foot-10, outside hitter out of Belle Plaine High School. She is a 4-year starter and senior team captain for the Tigers under the direction of head coach Richard Foust. Kruger recorded over 850 career kills as a Tiger, as well as over 650 digs and 90 aces the past two seasons. She is a 2-time MRC All-Conference selection, while Belle Plaine is the back-to-back-to-back-to-back MRC Conference Champions. Belle Plaine won the 2015 Minnesota State Championship. She is the daughter of Lori and Scott Kruger.




Madison Langlie • Fargo, N.D. •  Fargo Davies HS

Madison Langlie is a 5-foot-7, defensive specialist and libero out of Fargo Davies High School. She is a 4-year starter for the Eagles under the direction of head coach Carolyn Olson. Langlie is the school record holder in kills, with over 1,000, and chasing the school records in digs, with over 1,500, and aces, with over 140. As a junior, Langlie earned all-conference and all-state second team honors. She is the daughter of Mark and Andrea Langlie, and sister of Northern State senior Jaiden Langlie.




Makayla Snow • Olivia, Minn. •  BOLD HS 

Makayla Snow is a 5-foot-11, setter out of BOLD High School. She is a 5-year starter and senior team captain for the Warriors under the direction of head coach Brittany Keltgen. Over the course of her career, Snow has accumulated over 700 kills, 2,200 assists, 170 blocks, 1,000 digs, and 130 aces. She is a 3-time all-conference selection, 3-time academic all-conference honoree, 2-time West Central Conference Setter of the Year, and 2018 all-area honorable mention pick. She is the daughter of Greg and Leigh Ann Snow.


Twins manager Rocco Baldelli named AL manager of the year

Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli has been named the American League Manager of the year by the Baseball Writers Association of America.  Baldelli is just 39 years old and in his first season with the Twins led the club to a 101-61 record, an American League Central division title, their first since 2010 and a playoff appearance.  Baldelli is the fourth manager in Twins history to win the award and is the winningest first year manager in Twins franchise history. 

Wild prospect Kaprizov tells representation he wants to join Minnesota

Minnesota Wild star Russian prospect Kirill Kaprizov says he wants to join Minnesota next season.  According to Wild General Manager Bill Guerin he has relayed this message through his agent. Kaprizov is 22-years-old and was selected by the Wild 135th overall in 2015.  Since then, he has lit up the international scene and is one of the top players in the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia.  Guerin plans to meet with Kaprizov while visiting Russia in early December.  The news is significant as the Russian Hockey Federation has put pressure on Kaprizov to remain in Russia and sign another deal with CSKA Moscow where he currently 13 goals and 25 points. 

Lake Region Conference All-Conference team

Warner 5-0

Ben Fischbach (12)

Spencer Ketterling (12)
Landon Leidholt (11)
Ty Cramer
Alex Braun (11)
Tanner Evans (11)

HM:  Devin Fipps (12)


Langford 4-1

Colin Frey (11)

Hayden Reints (11)
Zander Widener (11)
Benton West (11)
Connor Smith (11)

HM:  Tim Wika (12)

Faulkton 2-3
Gage Carter (12)
Derek Heitmann (12)

Gage Martinmaas (12)

HM: Leighton Weber (11)

Ipswich/Edmunds Central 2-3
Carter Heinz (12)
Ethan Gilbert (12)
Josh McQuarie (11)

HM: Carson Gohl (10)

North Border 2-3
Isaac Sumption (11)
Wil Nordine (10)
Chance Mehlhaff (10)

HM:  Cheyloh Brockel (12)

Northwestern 0-5
Zeke Duncan (12)

HM:  Jace Haven (11)

Team Champion Warner 5-0
MVP Offense: Ty Cramer 
MVP Defense:  Landon Leidholt & Hayden Reints

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen likely out Sunday vs. Dallas

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen is expected to miss Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.  According to CBS Sports, the wide out is still recovering from a pulled hamstring he suffered catching a touchdown against the Detroit Lions week seven. 

High school volleyball Class "A" and "B" region tournament brackets released

Follow the links to see the region "A" volleyball brackets:
Region 1A
Region 2A
Region 3A
Region 4A

Region 5A 

Region 6A
Region 7A
Region 8A
Follow the links to see the region "B" volleyball brackets:
Region 1B
Region 2B
Region 3B
Region 4B
Region 5B
Region 6B
Region 7B
Region 8B