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Coaches often cite the need to move on as a reason for taking a new job. University of Minnesota, Morris women's basketball coach Randi Peterson wanted to move back. The Iowa native and last season's Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year is leaving UMM to assume the head coaching job at Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Peterson's hiring at Coe was announced Tuesday, and she cited a desire to be closer to her family as the primary reason for accepting the offer to coach the Kohawks women's team. "I wasn't at all looking for a job," Peterson said.
The Morris Area Boys Basketball Camp wrapped up earlier this month with award winners being announced. The camp was for players in grades 3-4, grades 5-6 and grades 7-8. Morris Area boys head coach Mark Torgerson was camp director, with Dale Henrich, Jerry Witt and Taylor Witt coaching. There were 45 participants. Here are the award winners for the three age groups: Grades 3-4 Hot Shot Contest -- Noah Grove. Free Throw Champion -- Noah Grove. One-on-One Champion -- Noah Grove. Camp Hustle Award -- C.J.
The undefeated Morris 13-U baseball team is host to the Morris Baseball Association 13B State Qualifying Tournament this weekend at the Chizek Field softball diamonds. Morris is 10-0 this season, and return a number of players from last year's 12-U state championship team. Morris won tournaments in Hutchinson and Marshall, and gets a rematch with Little Falls in the opening round of the Morris tournament on Saturday.
Morris Legion baseball players rebounded from their high school team's rough outings in the State Baseball Tournament with a season-opening shutout of Brandon-Evansville Monday at Chizek Field. Craig Knochenmus drove in four runs and Dustin Sauter threw two-hit ball over four innings in Morris' 13-0, five-inning victory. "It was good to see the team staying sharp after a great state tourney run," said Legion coach Brock Paschen. "The defense was solid with no errors." Sauter made his first Legion start a good one, allowing just two walks and striking out four.
A lack of pitching arms ended the Morris Eagles amateur baseball team's run at the Miller Lite Invitational Tournament in Green Isle and Arlington last weekend. But the Eagles scored impressive wins to reach the tournament semifinals, and they've now won six of their last nine games after starting the season 1-5. The Eagles are 7-8 overall and face another busy weekend. They play Brandon-Evansville at 7:30 p.m. today at Chizek Field. On Saturday, the Eagles play Fergus Falls at 11 a.m. and the Minneapolis Angels at 4 p.m. Both games are at Chizek.
Rulon Gardner would have to rank as one of the most unassuming Olympic champions in history. If an Olympic gold medalist were to grace an event in rural Minnesota, you'd probably expect a well-dressed, well-rehearsed 20-minute talk, some autographs and photos and then a quick exit. But that's not Gardner's style.
By George Archibald Arizona's two U.S. senators and House members are at loggerheads on the immigration issue. They are a snapshot of the nation. U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl and Rep. J.D.
By Tammy Swift Father's Day was the perfect time to spend quality time with dear old dad. And what better way to do it than to watch a movie? In lieu of the obvious choices - "Mr. Mom," "Parenthood" - I've chosen a few vintage selections, which may not be as well known. If dad is paying for a wedding: He may enjoy the original "Father of the Bride," starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor.
By William L Bainbridge Perhaps there is at least one magic bullet to help improve our schools. A school system in Mississippi has documented significant gains in student attendance and test scores while reducing dropouts and suspension/expulsion rates. Superintendent Pat Cooper exudes enthusiasm when he talks about the role of comprehensive school health in systemic education reform. Currently leader of the McComb School District in Mississippi, it is no coincidence that Cooper formerly served as executive director of the National School Health Education Coalition. Cooper proclaims, "Sch
10 Years Ago June 20, 1996 Tribune The Swan Lake 4-H club is celebrating its 75th anniversary. On June 23, former 4-Hers will have an opportunity to attend one last meeting and participate in that celebration. Co-planners for the event are Sharon Ehlers, Barb Nadgwick, Linda Retzlaff and Carol Bratton. They decided to structure the event like a 4-H meeting. Current and former 4-Hers will gather at the Swan Lake town hall, sing 4-H songs and say the pledge. Old business will include memories of former members.