Vikings safety Harrison Smith wasn’t named last month to the Pro Bowl. But on Friday he was named to something even better: first team All-Pro. Also making the The Associated Press first team was Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes. It’s the first All-Pro nod for both players, who helped lead a unit that finished No. 1 in the NFL in both scoring and total defense. Smith was ranked as the top safety in the NFL by Pro Football Focus.
Tucker Hibbert is focused on continuing his win streak at the third stop of the ISOC National Snocross tour, just outside of Minneapolis, at Canterbury Park this weekend. In his 18th professional season, the 33-year-old who hails from Pelican Rapids, Minn. is undefeated this winter. “It’s going to feel good to get back to the racetrack,” said Hibbert. “It’s been a long break with the holidays. It’s always nice to have a break to reset but I’m ready to get back to racing.”
Rebels next game at Detroit Lakes Thursday, Jan. 4
The Detroit Lakes Youth Hockey Squirt B team brought home the second place trophy from the St. Cloud Squirt B1 tournament last weekend after an overtime championship game battle against Princeton.
Tucker Hibbert continued his win streak at rounds three and four of the ISOC National Snocross tour in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Hibbert looked at home on Snow King Mountain’s fast hillside track winning three of his four qualifying rounds and both Pro finals.
Pelican Rapids survived a shot at the buzzer to send the Frazee girls basketball team to a third consecutive defeat Thursday night in the Hornet gymnasium. The game was a back-and-forth affair to the final minutes. Paige Ziegler starred for the Hornets scoring 32 points shooting 80 percent from behind the arc making four of five three-pointers.
Tucker Hibbert will enter his 18th professional snocross season this weekend in Duluth, Minn. at the first stop of the 2017/2018 ISOC National Snocross tour. The 26th annual Duluth National kicks off the eight-stop, 17-round tour that’s rooted in the Midwest and stretches from the Rocky Mountains to the Northeast U.S.
The Fort Thunder Shooting Sports Center in Perham finished up the trap and skeet combo league recently. The first place team was Bronson Electric. The team consisted of Roy Bronson, Wayne Bronson, Dale Schultz, Keith Schwichtenberg and Ryan Bronson. Second place went to the Fort Thunder Shooting Center team, which consisted of Roger Sweere, Mark Ceynowa, LeRoy Atkinson, Tyler Sazama and Corey Clark.
A 61-year-old Sebeka man was killed Monday when the semi-truck he was driving hit another truck at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Minnesota Highway 27 in Grant County. The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the driver as Joseph Cecil Hensel. He was not wearing a seat belt. The state patrol said the other driver, Alan Lee Powell, 63, of Mexico, Missouri, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.
All Thursday Minnesota section playoff volleyball matches for Class 2A, Section 8, Class 1A, Section 8, and Class 1A, Section 6 have been postponed to Friday due to weather.