Oct
20

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SECTION PLAYOFFS GET UNDERWAY THIS WEEK AROUND THE AREA…

FOOTBALL

THE SECTION FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS GET UNDERWAY ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 21ST WITH THE QUARTERFINAL ROUND…IN SECTION 8 9-MAN, THE STEPHEN/ARGYLE STORM GOT THE #1 SEED AND WILL PLAY THE NORTHERN FREEZE IN ARGYLE…WARRENA-ALVARADO-OSLO GOT THE NUMBER #2 SEED AND WILL HOST #7 GOODRIDGE/GRYGLA CHARGERS…WIN-E-MAC GOT THE THIRD SEED AND WILL HOST CLEARBROOK-GONVICK…KITTSON COUNTY CENTRAL GOT THE 4TH SEED AND WILL HOST FIFTH SEEDED NORMAN COUNTY WEST

IN SECTION 6 9-MAN, THE UNDEFEATED WAUBUN BOMBERS GOT THE TOP SEED AND WIL #8 NORTHLAND-REMER…BOMBERS ARE HEAD COACHED BY FORMER WARROAD & ROSEAU COACH PAUL CLARK…NEVIS GOT THE #2 SEED AND WILL HOST #7 ROTHSAY…ADA-BORUOP GOT THE THIRD SEED AND WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST PARK CHRISTIAN OF MOORHEAD…HILLCREST LUTHERAN ACADEMY OF FERGUS FALLS GOT THE FOURTH SEED AND WILL HOST FIFTH SEEDED NORMAN COUNTY EAST/ULEN-HITTERDAHL…

VOLLEYBALL

THE SECTION 8AA VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT WILL BEGIN ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 23TH WITH THE QUARTERFINAL ROUND IN THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH SUB-SECTIONS…IN THE NORTH SUB-SECTION, THE WARROAD WARRIORS GOT THE SIXTH SEED AND WILL PLAY AT #3 DILWORTH-GLYNDON-FELTON ON THE 23RD…THE ROSEAU RAMS GOT THE NUMBER FOUR SEED IN THE NORTH AND WILL HOST THE PARK RAPIDS PANTHERS ON 10/23…THE HAWLEY NUGGETS GRABBED THE TOP SEED IN THE NORTH SUB-SECTION OF 8AA…IN THE SOUTH SUB-SECTION, THE PERHAM YELLOWJACKETS GOT THE TOP SEED…

THE SECTION 8A VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY OCTOBER 20TH WITH THE PLAY-IN ROUND IN THE EAST AND THE WEST SUB-SECTIONS…IN THE EAST SUB-SECTION, THE LAKE OF THE WOODS BEARS GOT THE SIXTH SEED AND WILL HAVE A HOME PLAYOFF GAME ON THE 20TH AGAINST 11TH SEED INDUS…THE WINNER OF THAT GAME WILL ADVANCE TO PLAY THIRD SEED LAPORTE IN THE QUARTERFINAL ROUND OF THE EAST SUB-SECTION ON 10/23…THE FOSSTON GREYHOUNDS GRABBED THE TOP SEED IN THE EAST SUB-SECTION OF 8A WITH AN 18-10 RECORD…IN THE WEST SUB-SECTION, THE BADGER/GREENBUSH-MIDDLE RIVER GATORS GOT THE FIFTH SEED AND WILL BE AT #4 WIN-E-MAC ON 10/23 IN THE WEST SUB-SECTION QUARTERFINAL ROUND…THE KITTSON COUNTY CENTRAL BEARCATS ARE THE TOP SEED IN THE WEST SUB-SECTION WITH 21-7 RECORD…EAST SUB-SECTION QUARTERFINALS WILL BE PLAYED AT BEMIDJI STATE AND THE WEST AT NORTHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN THIEF RIVER FALLS AND THE WINNERS WILL GATHER IN BAGLEY FOR THE SEMI-FINALS ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28…THE SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CROOKSTON…WIN-E-MAC IS THE DEFENDING SECTION 8A CHAMPIONS.

A LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY PLAYER HAS BEEN LISTED AS A POTENTIAL NHL DRAFT PLAYER TO WATCH…WARROAD DEFENSEMAN LUKE JAYCOX IS ONE OF 8 HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY PLAYERS IN MINNESOTA ON THE NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING PRELIMINARY PLAYERS TO WATCH LIST FOR SEPTEMBER THAT WAS RELEASED TUESDAY…CENTRAL SCOUTING HAVE GIVEN JAYCOX A C-RATING WHICH INDICATES A CANDIDATE TO BE CHOSEN IN EITHER THE 4TH, 5TH OR 6TH ROUND OF THE 2015 NHL DRAFT…JAYCOX HE JUST COMPLETED HIS JUNIOR SEASON AT WARROAD HIGH SCHOOL… THE 6’1” 185 POUND DEFENSEMAN, SCORED 27 POINTS ON 4 GOALS AND 23 ASSISTS AND ADDED 33 PENALTY MINUTES IN 27 GAMES FOR THE WARRIORS …IN MAY, JAYCOX WAS SELECTED BY THE LINCOLN STARS IN THE USHL DRAFT…JAYCOX IS UNDECIDED ON A COLLEGE

MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL CLAY TARGET LEAGUE FALL SEASON STUDENT ATHLETE PARTICIPATION HAS DOUBLED…THE MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL CLAY TARGET LEAGUE (MSHSCTL) WILL HOST 1,770 STUDENT ATHLETES REPRESENTING 68 HIGH SCHOOL TRAP SHOOTING TEAMS AND 13 HIGH SCHOOL SKEET SHOOTING TEAMS IN THE 2014 FALL SEASON…LED BY THE SUPPORT OF THEIR SCHOOLS AND VOLUNTEER COACHES, CO-ED STUDENT ATHLETES WILL PARTICIPATE ON THEIR HIGH SCHOOL TEAM IN SHOOTING SPORTS FOR SIX WEEKS MID-SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER AT SHOOTING RANGES THROUGHOUT MINNESOTA…”LAST YEAR THE FALL SEASON INCLUDED 880 STUDENT ATHLETES,” SAID JIM SABLE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MSHSCTL. “THE LEAGUE ADDED SKEET AS A NEW SHOOTING SPORT ACTIVITY THIS FALL BECAUSE COACHES AND STUDENT ATHLETES REQUESTED ADDING THE SPORT. IN ADDITION, MORE THAN 550 OF THE FALL STUDENT ATHLETES ARE NEW PARTICIPANTS.”

ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL BOYS BASKETBALL COACHES IN NORTHWEST MINNESOTA IS THE NEW HEAD BOY’S BASKETBALL COACH AT WIN-E-MAC…VERN JOHNSON SPENT THE FIRST THREE YEARS OF HIS COACHING CAREER AS AN ASSISTANT COACH AT ERSKINE…HE ACCEPTED THE POSITION AS HEAD BASKETBALL COACH AT GRYGLA-GATZKE HIGH SCHOOL IN 1980, A POSITION HE HELD FOR 33 SEASONS UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE 2012-13 SEASON…COACH JOHNSON LED HIS EAGLES SQUADS TO EIGHT CONFERENCE TITLES AND SECTION 8A RUNNER-UP FINISHES IN 1995, 2006, AND 2012…JOHNSON EARNED SECTION 8 COACH OF THE YEAR HONORS FIVE TIMES AND WAS NAMED 2012-13 MINNESOTA CLASS A COACH OF THE YEAR…IN ADDITION TO COACHING BOYS BASKETBALL HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FOOTBALL STAFF FOR 14 YEARS, HELPING LEAD THE EAGLES TO TWO STATE TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES, INCLUDING A RUNNER-UP FINISH, AND THREE CONFERENCE CROWNS…JOHNSON ALSO SERVED 22 YEARS AS THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT GRYGLA-GATZKE…JOHNSON HAS A  COACHING RECORD OF 456-321 AS A VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL COACH…HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE MINNESOTA BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME IN 2013…

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