Oct
23

KQ92 Sports

KQ92 Sports

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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