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Tuesday, December 30, 2003
Craigs Corner 12/29/03 - 01/04/04
THURSDAY, JANUARY 1st, 2004
I created a monster. In the fall of 1999 www.craigolsonsports.com first appeared on the world wide web. Tens of thousands of hours, stories and scores later, it has turned into a monster!!! I have spent the better part of today going through the last twelve months and trying to pick out the top stories. What follows are just some of the highlights from 2003.

You can vote for the top local sports story in our latest poll which appears on the home page.

The Spartan volleyball team qualified for their first ever national tournament and took second place in the country!!

The Spartan Men's basketball team made it to the NJCAA Division III National Tournament in Delhi, New York for a fourth time, finishing sixth in the nation. Aaron Austin made 119 three-point field goals, tying him with Jason Retzlaff for second place all time, two behind Brett Inniger. Retzlaff and Inniger had two years to set the record ... Austin had his 119 in one season. Pretty amazing shooter. Coach Dave Retzlaff also recorded his 600th career win, one day after he turned 60 years old!

Stacy Busack of the Otter girls swimming and diving team had a remarkable year, winning two state championships (50 free, 100 free) and setting two state records in the process, while being named an All-American.

The Fergus Falls boys hockey team qualified for a seventh consecutive Class A State Tournament.

The Otter boys soccer team earned the top seed in their Section and went on to compete at state.

In tennis, Kim Lindblom of Fergus Falls and Kasey Maier of West Central Area, both won the 100th career matches. Lindblom made the state Class AA singles tournament and Maier, along with her doubles partner, Megan Shuck, competed in the Class A tournament. Maier for a third time, Shuck for a second time. WCA singles player Kristel Anderson made her first ever state appearance in Class A singles. Shuck set a team record with 31 wins in a season and Anderson set a team record with 27 singles victories.
The Knights won 22 matches, their highest total ever. The Otters also won more matches than they ever have in a season, twenty. Coach Derek Abrahams stepped down as head coach following the season.

Underwood went to the Class A State Volleyball Tournament for the third straight season and wound up in fourth place.

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy had a phenomenal playoff run to the Prep Bowl. The Comets finished a surprising second in 9-Man competition.

Otter Tail Central was eliminated in the Class 2A quarterfinals. The team went a long way for having lost 23 seniors the previous year.

The Perham boys cross country team was second in the state in Class A and their girls team finished eighth in the state. The Yellowjackets Todd Schmidt was 14th in the individual race and Zach Bruns of Pelican Rapids was 15th. The Vikings also had two individuals qualify in the girls race, eighth-grader Kristin Westby and sophomore Stephanie Sorenson. Gabe Anderson of Perham finished 14th individually.

The Fergus Falls girls cross country team made it to state for the first time in the history of the program and placed 11th among the AA teams.

History was made at Hillcrest in girls soccer as they had their first season of varsity soccer, pairing with Pelican Rapids.

In track and field, Perham's boys took second in the 4 x 800 meter relay and Gabe Anderson was sixth in the 3200 meter run and fifth in the 1600 meter run. Kelcie Priebe competed in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes at state.

Fergus Falls was represented by Tanya Hensch, who placed third in the 100 meter hurdles, Jenny Reff, who was sixth in the 800 meter run and the girls 4 x 800 meter relay team. Mitch Leifert competed in the boys high jump at state.

Frazee sophomore Jennifer Hensel, who won the pole vault as a freshman, had to settle for the silver medal this year.

Perham qualified for the boys state AA baseball tournament and freshman golfer Taylor Cavanagh of the Yellowjackets, took second place in the Class A State Tournament, after needing to win a playoff at the Section 6A Tournament to qualify.

Pelican Rapids golfer Lindsey Nettestad placed 13th in the state meet. Viking Karissa Evenson and West Central Area golfer Kasey Maier also qualified for the state meet.

Josh Mohagen and Jack Underwood went to the State Class AA tennis tournament as a doubles team. The Otters just missed out on a team berth, losing 4-3 in the finals.

Erika Westby had an incredible run on the pitching mound as she led Brandon-Evansville to the Class A girls softball tournament. In the section playoffs, Westby hurled 35 consecutive scoreless innings.

Scott Colbeck, Laurie Rueckert and Amy (Nelson) Trast were the latest inductees into the Spartan Hall of Fame.

Jason Retzlaff joined his brother and father in the MCCC Hall of Fame. Jason was a first team All-American while with the Spartans in 1998 when they were a perfect 29-0, winning the national title.

Megan Ronhovde, playing Division I basketball at Iowa State, was named the Class 2A Girls Basketball Player of the Year following an outstanding senior season for the West Central Area Knights. Ashley Samuelson of Underwood was a second team All-State selection.

Tyler Lage of Pelican Rapids was named second team All-State in 2A and helped lead his team to the state tournament.

Josie Rylander of Ashby was the AAA Winner in Section 6A!

Area wrestlers did well at state. Phillip Beaumia of West Central Area was runner-up at 160, 8th-grader Kirk Anderson of Barnesville was runner-up at 103, Adam Schlepp of Fergus Falls finished 3rd at 119 pounds and Perham's Joe Werner was sixth at 119 pounds. Fergus Falls also qualifed Mitch Gabrielson, Jared Bangs and Travis Halling. Phillip Moenkedick of Perham also qualified at 103 and Otter Tail Central's Kyle Anderson went to state at 160.

1,000 point scorers in basketball were Tyler Lage of Pelican Rapids, Ryan Jensen of Underwood, Christy Jensen of Rothsay and Ashley Samuelson of Underwood.

Fergus Falls had their 200 medley relay team at the state swimming meet and two individuals, Hannes Skillingstad and Mark Bigwood also competed. They were joined on the relay team by Brandon Kowalski and Andrew Kowalski.

The Perham girls gymnastics team established a new school record on the vault at the state meet with 34.525 points. Betsy Mann was section champion in four of the five events including the all around, vault, floor excercise and bars. The Yellowjackets set a team scoring record at sections (146.650) and Ashley Brasel established a new record on the beam.

Long time girls basketball coaches Mike McCarney at Battle Lake and Harold Nelson at West Central Area, stepped down. Karen Solum also stepped down to assistant coach with the Barnesville girls basketball team.

Like I said, these are just some of the top stories of 2003. I'm sure I missed some, but after looking at over 4,000 titles of stories today, I was bound to miss some!!! Help us out with your vote for the top area sports story of 2003!! I can't wait to see what will be written on the sports pages of 2004!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30th, 2003
Okay, I have to address it. It still is very surreal. The season is over for the Vikings. It's a good thing (as Martha would say).

How much more could we take? This season has been the most frustrating of all Vikings seasons. Talk about an enigma?!!?!?!?!? Start the season 6-0, finish it 3-7, lose the division and a playoff spot on the final tick of the clock, in the final regular season game, against the team with the worst record in the NFL, and to top it all off, the loss puts your arch rivals in the post season while you go home. All of that just a week after you throttled one of the best teams in the league this season, the Kansas City Chiefs. Someone has some 'splaining to do' (Ricky Ricardo).

I am not going to re-hash the game. We've done enough of that over the past 48 hours. I am going to say this ... it should never have come down to needing to win that game in Arizona anyway. The Vikings had ample opportunities to clinch a playoff spot much earlier. They could have done it by beating Chicago three games ago, by beating San Diego, by beating Oakland. It should have been done long ago. Winning any one of those games would have done the job.

Only one other team, the 1978 Washington Redskins, started the season 6-0 and failed to make the playoffs.

The reason it's a good thing for fans ... we won't be wasting any more of our lives watching the Vikings ... at least until next year. It had become a very unpleasant time every week, but it's like a bad habit, you can't stay away. You NEED to watch. No more self punishment.

If you'd like to weigh-in on the Vikes, check out FAN FEEDBACK. I didn't have to start this topic, there were already e-mails addressing the issue. Send your comments to cosports@prtel.com

Congratulations to the Spartan Men's basketball team on a great academic semester! They had 9 of their 11 players with a GPA of 2.93 or higher with the highest being 3.8. No one on the team was lower than 2.37. Retz says it's one of his best academic teams. They're not to shabby on the court either!!! By the way, the January fifth opponent for the men has been changed. Concordia is having a number problem and couldn't field a JV roster for the game so Retz replaced them with the Grand Forks Air Force Base team. They are short (no one over 6'2") but they are athletic. The Lady Spartans will still play Concordia that night. The division season begins on January 7th when Ridgewater comes to town. Get ready for some excitement in the Spartan gym over the next couple of months!

Posted By Craig Olson
Saturday, December 27, 2003
Craigs Corner 12/22/03 - 12/28/03
Friday, December 26th, 2003
Holiday Tournament action takes center state the next week. Several area teams are involved in some tournament action between now and New Year's Day.

The Annual Fergus Falls Holiday Hockey Classic will be hosted by the Otters beginning Saturday at the Fairgrounds Ice Arena. Detroit Lakes, Willmar and West Fargo will join Fergus Falls in the round-robin tournament which includes 'B' squad games as well as varsity action.

Saturday, Detroit Lakes and Willmar will square off with the 'B' game at 12:30 p.m. and the varsity at 2:30 p.m. Fergus Falls and West Fargo will play their 'B' game at 5:00 p.m. and the varsity game at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, Willmar and West Fargo play with the 'B' game at 12:30 p.m. and the varsity at 2:30 p.m. Fergus Falls and Detroit Lakes face-off in 'B' squad action at 5:00 p.m. with the two varsity teams playing at 7:00 p.m.

The Tuesday games begin with the DL versus West Fargo 'B' game at 9:00 a.m., followed by the varsity game between those two schools at 11:00 a.m. Fergus Falls and Willmar 'B' squads will play at 1:30 p.m. and the varsity squads will finish the tournament at 3:30 p.m.

Fergus Falls and Moorhead won their first round games at the Moorhead Holiday Boys Basketball Tournament on Friday night. That pits the Otters against the Spuds in the title game on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. at the Moorhead High School.

Rothsay and Barnesville were both winners in the semifinal round of the Ulen-Hitterdal Girls Holiday Tournament. The Tigers and Trojans will play for the title of that tournament on Saturday night.

The Fergus Falls girls basketball team will play in the Brainerd Tournament on Monday and Tuesday, while the Otter girls hockey team will participate in the Detroit Lakes Holiday tournament the same days.

MSCTC is the site of the annual Spartan Holiday Classic. The girls basketball tournament features six varsity teams and three 'B' teams. Pelican Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, Hawley, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle will all have varsity teams participating. 'B' teams include Hawley, Pelican Rapids and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in a 3-team round-robin tournament. The tournament runs Monday through Wednesday at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls.

The Underwood and Rothsay boys basketball teams are involved in the Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament at NDSCS in Wahpeton. The tournament features games on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. Wheaton and Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley join the Tigers and Rockets as the Minnesota representatives in the tournament. The four North Dakota teams in the tournament are Wyndmere, Sargent Central, Hankinson and Lidgerwood.

Not many area basketball teams are in the latest AP State rankings. In girls basketball, Class 1A has Parkers Prairie at number 3 and Barnesville at number 9. I don't get how Underwood disappeared totally after an overtime loss to Browerville. The Rockets were ranked second in the state prior to that loss, now the pollsters seem to have forgotten about them as they have fallen out of site. Don't think the Rocket gals will take too kindly to that. Good to see Trevor Schneeberger's Lady Trojans getting some recognition. They have played very well and with a lot of intensity!

In Girls Class 2A, Hawley is in at number ten. Bill Gottenborg has another scrappy, defensive oriented group of competitors who will give opposing teams fits with their style of play. They frustrated a good Pelican Rapids team 40-28 earlier this season. I'm really looking forward to a number of the games in the MSCTC tournament, especially the Hawley vs C-G-B game and the Pelican Rapids vs C-G-B contests, as well as the DL games against the Vikings and Nuggets. Should be some great basketball games.

In Girls Class 3A, Willmar, now in Section 8, is ranked number six. The Cardinal boys are ranked fifth in Class 3A. Sartell, no longer in Section 8, is rated number two in the state in Class 3A.

In Class 2A boys, Park Rapids Area is fifth and Morris Area is unbeaten and ranked sixth.

In Class 1A boys, Ulen-Hitterdal, despite losing to Perham, is ranked seventh and Park Christian School of Moorhead is eighth.

Warroad is crushing everyone they play in girls hockey. They are ranked number two in the state in Class A. They are 12-1-0 overall and 5-0-0 in the Greater Minnesota Conference. Their only loss came to top-ranked Benilde St. Margaret's, 7-2. Ten of their twelve wins have been shutouts and they have outscored their opponents 137-11. Some very impressive numbers. Fergus Falls continues to get votes in the Class 1A poll. They have played four ranked teams so far.

It was good to see former Warren Pony and former Otter and Spartan athletic trainer, Trek Schuler, at the Moorhead basketball tournament. Trek and his bride were in Fergus Falls over Christmas celebrating with Mom and Dad (Shawna & Gary), and his siblings and their families. Trek, who is a trainer in the Baltimore Orioles organization, told me he has been moved up to Frederick, Maryland in the Carolina League (Class A). He spent the last two years with the DelMarva Shorebirds, the Orioles Class A rookie league club. Trek, a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, is going to attend the Sunday night game between the Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. His father-in-law is a huge Ravens fan. Should be interesting!

Two Fergus Falls boxers recently advanced in the Silver Gloves Boxing Championships by receiving byes in their bouts at the 4th Street Gym in Rochester. Ramie Denzel and Leni Drewelow both received byes. Denzel is a 10-year old, boxing in the 70 pound weight class. In a non-tournament bout, Ramie won a 2nd round RSC over Payton Lee from Rochester. He also lost a close fight to Cody Hall, also from the Rochester 4th Street Gym. Drewelow, a 178 pounder, had no one to fight in his weight class the entire weekend. No further information was made avaialable regarding upcoming Silver Gloves Tournament matches.

We had our first Christmas with our grandson Alex. His turned ten months on the 17th of December and is at a great age for the holiday season! His main interest wasn't the gifts, it was all the people! He is a very observant baby and he had plenty of people to observe! What a joy to celebrate Christmas with family and to have the extra blessing of Alex as a part of our Christmas 2003! I certainly hope you had a Merry Christmas and that remembering the birth of Jesus will make an impact on you each day of the year.

A happy 2004 to you and yours!! We'll take a look back at some of the top sports stories from 2003 next week in Craig's Corner! GO VIKES!
Posted By Craig Olson
Thursday, December 18, 2003
Craigs Corner 12/15/03 - 12/21/03
Thursday, December 18th, 2003
John Kilde capped a great college football career and Kirby Carr started what is sure to be the same, by being named to the MIAC All-Conference first team. Kilde, a 2000 graduate of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, and Carr a 2003 graduate of Fergus Falls High School were teammates this fall on the Bethel football team. Kilde was selected at wide receiver and Carr at outside linebacker.

Kilde averaged 21.6 yards per catch, first in the MIAC, finished fourth in receiving yardage per game with 61.9 yards, and was fifth with all-purpose yards with 1,028. He also caught 7 touchdown passes, second in the conference. John was also second in average yardage per punt return (14.1) and seventh in average yardage per kickoff return (21.9).

Carr, was seventh in the MIAC with 5 sacks and finished with 31 tackles for Bethel, putting him seventh on the team in that category.

Guard Jess Holicky of the Lady Spartans has had a tremendous start to the college basketball season. Holicky was named the Southern Division player of the week. In three games, Holicky scored 55 points, including 13 of 20 from 3-point range, and added 14 steals and 15 assists.

Holicky, a Fergus Falls High School graduate, is near the top of the South Division and in the top ten in the state in six statistical categories. She is number one in the division and number two in the state in steals per game (3.7), number two in the divison and number three in the state in 3-point field goal percentage (55.8%), second in the division and fourth in the state in points per game (19.0), fourth in the division and sixth in the state in field goal percentage (54.7%), third in the division and ninth in the state in free throw percentage (78.9%) and third in the division, tenth in the state in assists per game (3.6).

Holicky's efforts have helped lead her team to a 7-1 record and a number one ranking the MCCC poll. Mesabi Range is 8-1 and ranked second, followed by Anoka-Ramsey (6-2), Rochester (7-2) and Rainy River (3-2).

Rainy River sophomore Erin Aker, from New York Mills, was named the player of the week in the Northern Division. In the Voyageurs only game, a loss to MSCTC, Aker had 17 points, 8 rebounds and four blocked shots.


Posted By Craig Olson
Monday, December 8, 2003
Craigs Corner 12/8/03 - 12/14/03
Monday, December 8th, 2003
Twins sign Stewart for 3 years. Vikings hammer Seattle? Gophers to meet Oregon in the Sun Bowl.

Item #1: Twins Sign Shannon Stewart! I am really excited about having Stewart on the Twins for the next three years. He is one of the top lead off hitters in the game and makes the Twins lineup better by his presence at the top. He is also a very good defensive outfielder, although he doesn't have the strongest arm in the game. Now, bite the bullet and sign Vladimir Guerrero. The Montreal Expos cut their ties with him when they didn't offer him arbitration. Since they didn't do that they can't continue to negotiate with him. The Twins offered arbitration to Eddie Guardado so they can continue to negotiate a contract with him until January 8th. Guardado has until December 19th to accept the Twins offer of arbitration.

Item #2: The Vikings appear to be back on track? Notice, I'm not real sure about that. They played a great all around game on Sunday. Culpepper critics might have to bite their tongue a little after his performance in the 34-7 win over Seattle. The defense was back to doing what they were doing when the Vikes won six in a row to start the season. There is no question that the Vikings need a strong finish if they hope to have any chance in the post season. Michael Bennett ran for over 100 yards, but hurt his ankle in the fourth quarter. Hopefully it isn't serious. Randy Moss came to play, too. Do you believe in miracles ........... ?

Item #3: The Wells Fargo Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. Wednesday, December 31st, New Year's Eve Day, 1:00 p.m. kick-off on CBS. Opponents: Minnesota (9-3) and Oregon (8-4). The Gophers were ranked 20th (ESPN) and 25th (AP) in the final polls of the season. Oregon is unranked although they did receive votes in both polls. It's not the Alamo Bowl, as the Gophers were hoping, but it is a bowl game. They will probably be slight favorites. Plenty of tickets are available for this one.
Posted By Craig Olson
Monday, December 1, 2003
Craigs Corner 12/01/03 - 12/07/03
Thursday, December 4th, 2003
Time to weigh-in on the Twins. It has been a busy week in the 'Hot Stove League' season. First, Latroy Hawkins signs with the Cubs and now, Eric Milton is traded to the Phillies.

Terry Ryan has had to make some difficult decisions this off season. He is working with a budget of 56 million dollars for his payroll and that means making moves that are not always popular while trying to put a competitive team on the field in 2004. If anyone can make that happen, it's Ryan. He's a bright guy and one of the best GM's in the major leagues. Look what he has done the last two years with one of the lowest payrolls in baseball. Being in the AL Central doesn't hurt, either. You can still be competitive with a modest team salary in that division.

Let's look at what has happened so far this week and what I think will happen in the next few days.

With Milton, it had to be done, for several reasons. Number one, the 9 million dollars it would have cost this season can now be spent to keep Eddie Guardado and Shannon Stewart. I believe the Twins will sign Guardado before the weekend and that they will now focus on getting it done with Stewart by Sunday. They need to sign them. When you combine the salary savings from Milton, Hawkins and A.J. Pierzynski, there should be enough there to also re-sign veteran lefty Kenny Rogers, who is as good a number five starter as you're going to find for the money you have to spend. They should also be able to pursue a 'middle-class' free agent pitcher to fill the starting spot created by not re-signing Rick Reed.

Number two, Milton is entering the final year of his current contract and will be a free agent at the end of the 2004 season. The Twins knew they would not be able to commit the kind of money he is going to command on the free agent market, so they needed to make the best of the situation. Using the 9 million dollars to sign Guardado and/or Stewart, and acquiring Carlos Silva, Nick Punto and a minor league player to be named later, makes sense. Silva, a right handed reliever, has spent the last two years with the Phillies and will be a part of the bullpen mix for the Twins. He and Joe Nathan, a part of the Pierzynski trade, will bolster the bullpen from the right side and will compete for the setup role previously occupied by Hawkins. Punto is basically a less expensive, younger version of Denny Hocking. A utility player who will give the Twins a legitimate base stealing threat and some good speed off the bench. He can spell players at second, third and short in occasional starts or as a late-inning replacement.

Number three, Milton's health. He looked strong when the Twins activated him in late September and pitched well in the playoffs, but you still have that nagging question about how he will handle a regular spot in the rotation after missing virtually the whole season last year. I hope he's healthy and able to contribute as a starter without missing a start for the Phils, but the injury made it easier to part with him. If he is healthy, look out for the Phillies. They will be my pre-season pick to unseat the Braves in the NL East.

As for Hawkins, the Twins couldn't afford to keep him. You just can't tie up 4 million dollars in a setup man. Nathan or Silva will probably do a very adequate job in that role for much less money. I hope the 'Hawk' has a tremendous career in Chicago.

Be watching and listening for more moves between now and Sunday. It's going to happen fast and should be interesting. If you have any reaction to my comments or the moves being made by the Twins, please e-mail us at cosports@prtel.com and we'll use them in FAN FEEDBACK!

Monday, December 1st, 2003
Every now and then we give you a thorough update on former high school student-athletes from our area who are competing collegiately. It's time to do that again!

I heard from Joe Cranston, former FFHS student-athlete, now a very successful Women's hockey coach at University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He is coaching former Otter Jodi Hensch, who has 3 goals and 3 assists in 9 games this season. Her three goals all came on the power play. UW-River Falls is now 5-4-0 on the season. Cranston had this to say about Hensch, "Jodi Hensch is doing great! She is a team captain this year, as well as last year. She came into this season as our all-time leading scorer with 19 goals and 35 assists. She is currently our second all-time leading scorer with 22 goals, 38 assists and 60 total points, and has played in 93 games. She was an all-conference defenseman the last two years."

Former Fergus Falls boys hockey player Ryan Miller scored his first goal for Bemidji State University in their 7-2 win over Connecticut on Saturday. Miller has three assists, giving him four points in the six games he has played. BSU is 5-5-2 so far.

Two other former Otter boys hockey players are at St. Lawrence University in the ECAC. Josh Anderson has a goal and two assists in eleven games as a forward and Kevin Ackley has started 11 games in goal for the Saints, giving up 32 goals and recording a save percentage of .896. His record is 1-7-3.

Former Otter Janna Davis and former Rothsay Tiger Brenna Rollie are both playing Women's basketball for Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Davis, who transferred from NDSU last winter, is a senior for the Dragons. She is averaging 6.8 points per game, leads the team with a 5.3 rebound per game average and has a team high 12 blocks through four games. Davis has hit 10-of-19 field goal attempts (.526) and 7-of-8 free throws. She had a season high 16 points in the Dragons loss to #1 ranked SDSU. Davis is a Business Administration major.
Rollie came to MSUM from Augustana where she started 46 of the 58 games she played as a sophomore and junior. Through four games with the Dragons, Rollie is playing an average of 16.5 minutes per game, is scoring 4.8 points per game, leads the team with 12 assists and 5 steals, and has grabbed 9 rebounds. She is 6-of-12 from the field (2-of-6 on 3's) and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. She had a personal best 11 points and 5 assists against the College of St. Catherine's. Brenna is a Physical Education major.

Three former high school girls basketball players from this area are teammates at Valley City State University. Danni Matthews (Fergus Falls), Darcie Engelby and Kristel Engelby (West Central Area) are all members of the Vikings. Matthews has played in 3 of the 4 games this season and has scored 5 points, grabbed one rebound and picked up 3 assists, averaging 9 minutes per game. Darcie has scored 27 points, hitting 12-of-19 field goals, has 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. She is averaging 15.5 minutes per game. Kristel is second on the team with 16 rebounds, is scoring 3.3 points per game, has compiled 4 assists and 6 steals while playing an average of 18 minutes per game. The Vikings are off to a 2-2 start. On the 25th of November the Vikings lost to the Dragons 81-55.

Former West Central Area standout Megan Ronhovde has had a great start at Division I Iowa State. She has started two of their three games, averaging 10 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game. She is playing an average of 29.3 minutes per game. She has hit only 10-of-27 field goal attempts, 7-of-16 3's and 3-of-4 free throws. In 32 minutes against Cleveland State Ronhovde scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. She had 13 points and 4 rebounds in a win over Indiana. The Cyclones are 2-1 to start the season. Ronhovde's team played two games in the Paradise Jam, held in the Virgin Islands. That's a long way from Barrett!!!

Posted By Craig Olson
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