Standing by in sports, Thursday, April 15

Featured: Greta Tollefson, Shelby Busker, Maddie Herzog, Abby Schramel, Anna Cihak, Crookston boys hockey, Chase Brand.

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Pelican Rapids senior standout Greta Tollefson (32) drives to the hoop against fellow state all-star Ellie Colbeck of Fergus Falls in the second half of the Section AA championship game at The Hive in Perham Thursday, March 25, 2021. Robert Williams / Tribune

All-Star Tollefson headed to Concordia

Heart O’ Lakes Conference most valuable player and leader of the 20-2 Pelican Rapids Vikings girls basketball team Greta Tollefson, a 5-foot-9 post player, will play in the MIAC next year after signing with Concordia College in Moorhead.

Tollefson was also named to the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association Class AA all-star team and will play in the all-star series featuring the top 40 seniors in the state (10 per class) April 24th. The entire state all-star has yet to be released.

Laker golf alums in action


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Shelby Busker

IUPUI freshman Shelby Busker was one of five Jaguars to finish in the top 10 at the Lady Jaguar Invitational, played at Plum Creek Golf Club just north of Indianapolis. Busker finished tenth at 154 (77-77).

IUPUI finished second out of five teams heading into the Horizon League Championships, which will be held in West Lafayette, Ind., from Apr. 25-27.

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Maddie Herzog

NDSU sophomore Maddie Herzog finished tied for 18th with a three-round score of 244 (82-85-77) at the Stampede at the Creek in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Herzog led the Bison to a sixth place finish, tied with junior teammate Taylor McCorkle.

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Abby Schramel


At the same meet, UND senior Abby Schramel shot three straight 82s (246) to finish 22nd overall. The Fighting Hawks finished fourth as a team and will wrap up the season at the Summit League Championships in Newton, Kansas April 24-26.

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Anna Cihak

Minnesota State Mankato freshman Anna Cihak shot 85-86 (171) to finish eighth overall in a dual meet between the Mavericks and Southwest Minnesota State April 9-10 in Marshall. The host Mustangs won by six strokes 653-659.

The Crookston Pirates will be adding depth to their boys hockey roster after agreeing to co-op with both Sacred Heart and Fertile-Beltrami this spring. Robert Williams / Tribune

Crookston boys hockey adds co-op

According to a report by KROX radio , Detroit Lakes Section 8A rivals, the Crookston Pirates, will add more boys hockey players next season after the Fertile-Beltrami School Board voted April 13 to co-op with Crookston, becoming the second school to do so this spring following Sacred Heart. The Pirates need more roster depth to add to 21 players who went out for boys varsity and JV hockey this past season.


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Chase Brand

Brand earns Elite 90 award

St. Cloud State sophomore winger Chase Brand, of Park Rapids, was named the recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 award for the 2021 NCAA Division I Frozen Four Men's Hockey Championship for having the top grade point average.

Brand, a finance major, is the second Husky in program history to earn the prestigious honor at the NCAA Frozen Four, as Brooks Bertsch earned the honor back in 2012-13.

Additionally, Brand was named to the NCHC's All-Academic Team thanks to his 3.96 grade point average (GPA).

Brand had eight points in 25 games tallying eight points with four goals and four assists, including a shorthanded, game-winning goal March 15 in a 3-2 victory over UMD in the NCHC semifinals at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

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Robert Williams has been a sports editor for Forum Communications in Perham and Detroit Lakes since 2011.
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