With two weeks left before the start of fall practices, area summer teams have been busy.
Summer Basketball Teams Play In Pacesetter Tourney
A number of summer boys' and girls' basketball teams from around the area recently participated in the Pacesetter Minnesota Invitational Tournament in St. Cloud.
Crosby-Ironton, New York Mills and Sebeka played in the girls' tournament, while Cass Lake-Bena, C-I and Nevis took part in the boys' competition.
No results were provided.
Cardinals' Girls Added To Sweet Sixteen
A recent story on SportsCow.com listed the Sebeka and Staples-Motley boys' basketball teams as two from this area that were playing in the Pacesetter "Sweet 16" Championship.
Since then, the Cardinals' girls' team also applied to fill an opening and was accepted.
The event will be held August 1 and 2 at St. Benedict's College in St. Joseph.
Starz Hope To Shine In Colorado
A group of local girls that play on the Lakes Area Starz girls' basketball team will be participating in the State of America Games in Colorado Springs July 31 through August 2. They will be playing in the 9th/10th grade age group.
Team members are: Avery Jackson (9, Wadena/Deer Creek), Alicia Boe (9, New York Mills) Arei Stokes (8, Bertha-Hewitt) Aimee Pelzer (8, Upsala), Jessica Lillquist (9, Sebeka), Kayla Kramer (9, Brainerd), September Prushek (9, Crosby-Ironton), Kelsey Rice (9, Staples-Motley), Maddie Lueck (9, Peqout Lakes), Emily Lueck (10, Peqout Lakes).
Tatum Sheley (8, Pine River-Backus) is also a member of this team, but due to other commitments will not be playing in this tournament. The team is coached by Jon Lillquist. They took second at these games two years ago.
New York Mills Booster Club To Meet
The New York Mills Booster Club will meet at 5:00 PM on Monday, August 3 in room 409 at the New York Mills High School.
NYM Work Night At The Ballpark
The New York Mills Athletic Association will hold a work night starting at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4 at Russ Jacobson Field to prepare for the upcoming Region 14C and 16C amatuer baseball tournaments. Volunteers should bring lawn mowers, weed trimmers, wheel barrows, rakes, etc.
Pequot Lakes Fall Sign-up
Sign-up for Pequot Lakes fall athletes will be held on Monday, August 10. Athletes may turn in paperwork and pay fees starting at 6:15 p.m. in the high school commons. A large group meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. with individual sport meetings to follow. All athletes and their parents are expected to attend.
Wolverines To Hold Fall Sports Meeting
The Wadena-Deer Creek athletic department will hold a pre-season meeting for all fall sports on Thursday, August 13th in the W-DC High School commons. Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m, with an informational meeting starting at 6:00 p.m.
"All Wolverine athletes in grades 7-12 and their parents should attend," said W-DC Activities Director Brian Silbernick.
Forms will be available to fill out, fees may be paid and individual sports meetings will be held for the upcoming fall sports seasons, which begin Monday, August 17.
Participation fees for the 2009-10 school year are $50 for grades 9-12 and $30 for grades 7-8.
W-DC VB Practice Schedule
Wadena-Deer Creek volleyball practice for grades 9-12 will begin Monday, August 17 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 at the high school gym. Practice for 7th and 8th grade volleyballers will begin Monday, August 31 from 3:20-5:00 p.m. at the W-DC Elementary gym. Please have all physicals completed before your season starts. If you have any questions, please call Sue Volkmann at 385-2164.
MSUM Hires Nelson As Head Wrestling Coach
Kris Nelson has been named head wrestling coach at Minnesota State Moorhead, athletic director Doug Peters announced last month. Nelson becomes the ninth wrestling coach in the programâ€™s 50-year history. He takes over for Keenan Spiess, who recently resigned after six seasons to pursue other interests.
Nelson has been an assistant coach at North Dakota State the past nine seasons under coaching legend Bucky Maughan. Nelson also wrestled for Maughan at NDSU from 1995-2000, while the program was in Division II. Nelson was a three-time Division II All-American for the Bison, winning a national championship at 133 pounds in 2000. That season he was named most outstanding wrestler in Division II.
Nelson is a native of Lisbon, ND.