Daggett leading young Cobbers

Senior Adam Daggett (Detroit Lakes) is in a leadership role on the basketball court for Concordia and former Laker and head coach Tyler Bormann. The Cobbers started three freshmen, including Isaac Fischer (NCE/UH) and Charlie Rasmussen (Perham) in a 72-50 loss to Bethel Monday, Feb. 22.

Daggett knocked down a trio of shots from outside the arc in the first half. His nine points made up half of Concordia's 18 points in taking an 18-14 lead in the opening stretch of the game.

Bethel then took the hint from Daggett and started to heat up from the outside using a 23-0 scoring to take a comfortable lead. Bethel was 7-9 from three in the stretch.

Daggett led the Cobbers with 14 points which is the second highest single-game total of his career (18 vs. Oak Hills Christian – 11/17/18). He finished the game going 4-for-8 from outside the arc.

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Rasmussen led Concordia in rebounding for the second straight game. The 6-foot Perham product hauled down a season-high seven boards and is now averaging 5.5 rebounds per game.

Jon Richards
Jon Richards

Richards UWEC leading scorer

Senior Jon Richards (Callaway) scored his fourth goal of the year off a rebound and toe-dragged around a defender and beat the goalie over the blocker for his team-leading fifth goal of the season for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire men's hockey team in a two-game series sweep against UW-Stout Friday, Feb. 19.

Jens Richards
Jens Richards

One day prior, Jon’s brother and former Laker Jens Richards had a pair of primary assists for the Austin Bruins in a 6-3 victory over the Chippewa Steel at Chippewa Area Ice Arena in North American Hockey League play. Jens has nine points (5G, 4A) in 24 games for the Bruins.

Brady Labine, courtesy Rafael Alvarez
Brady Labine, courtesy Rafael Alvarez

Labine wins twice for St. John’s

Senior Brady Labine (Detroit Lakes) and the Saint John's track and field team won nine events in a triangular victory at Bethel on Saturday, Feb. 20, in Arden Hills.

Labine led the field in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.68 seconds. He also ran the second leg of the Johnnies’ winning the Johnnies' 4x200-meter relay (1:35.53).

Jake Kerzman
Jake Kerzman

Kerzman sets personal best

Junior Jacob Kerzman (Detroit Lakes) posted a shot put distance of 39-06.50 for the Concordia men’s track and field team. Kerzman’s throw bettered his previous season best by almost a full foot Saturday, Feb. 20 at the University of North Dakota Tune-Up in Grand Forks. Kerzman and Labine will be competing against each other Sunday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m., in Collegeville.

Braydon Ortloff
Braydon Ortloff

Ortloff looking for nationals repeat

Junior Braydon Ortloff of Detroit Lakes and the Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team will compete at the NCAA Super Region Five Championship, which will be held this Saturday, Feb. 27 at Wachs Arena in Aberdeen, S.D.

The top two place winners in each weight division advance to nationals; and in addition five third-place finishers will also qualify. Those five will be determined by a vote of the 10 coaches at the meet.

Ortloff is one of two previous national qualifiers competing on Saturday. He qualified as a sophomore last season at 165. The national meet was cancelled because of COVID-19.

Jake Richter
Jake Richter

Richter, UND win opener

Senior Jake Richter had 2 grabs for 20 yards in the season-opener for the University of North Dakota football team. The Fighting Hawks defeated No. 24 Southern Illinois 44-21 in front of 3,176 fans at Alerus Center in Grand Forks in the first-ever Missouri Valley Football Conference game. While Richter started and was consistently on the field, the Hawks used a heavy run game featuring former Moorhead Spud Otis Weah (13-91, TD) in pulling off the upset.