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Peeters MVP in All-Star game

The recently mandated Minnesota high school basketball mercy rule wasn't a factor at the five games played at the 4th Annual North Central High School Boys and Girls Basketball All Star Games. All games were evenly matched in the All Star Games that drew over 500 fans on Sunday at the Bemidji State University gymnasium.

In the first game, the Scarlet Boys Team 1 defeated the Royal Boys Team 1, 68-56, with Game MVP Erik Peeters of New York Mills scoring 22 points. Jeff Thorfinsson of East Grand Forks led the Royal team with 19 points.

In the final game of the night, the Royal Boys Team 3 defeated the Scarlet Boys Team 3, 65-60. Game MVP Tyler Holbrook of Pillager scored 15 points to pace the winning team. Jesse Elsenpeter of Walker-Hackensack-Akeley scored 21 points for the Scarlet Team. Perham's Jacob Hunter scored three points for the Scarlet 3 team.

In the first girls game,Maroon beat Gold, 61-59. In the second girls game, Gold beat Maroon, 54-49. The second boys game was won by the Royal 2 team over the Scarlet 2 team, 54-45.

The Girls Three Point Shooting Contest Champion was Sam Spaeth of Hawley with 15 three-pointers in a minute, the Boys Three Point Shooting Contest Champion was Tyler Holbrook of Pillager with 13, and the Slam Dunk Contest Champion was Derek Schmidt of East Grand Forks.

Millers to start


The New York Mills Millers Baseball Club will hold practices the next two Sunday's at Russ Jacobson Field at 2 p.m.

The first regular season games are scheduled May 2, 7:30 p.m., against Huntersville and May 4, 1:30 p.m., at Bluffton.

LAPS summer season sign-up

Registration for the summer season of Lakes Area Penguin Swimmers (LAPS) will take place at the PACC on Thursday, April 17 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Cost for the LAPS summer season is $50 with practices beginning May 1. Swimmers must pre-register prior to practicing. Practices will be Monday-Thursday with most competitive meets taking place during the week.

LAPS promotes competitive swimming and has swim meets scheduled in our region for this season. Parents are strongly encouraged to volunteer and attend.

LAPS is sponsored by the Dent Lions and is a non-profit organization. For questions regarding USA swimming or upcoming swim clinics, please call Cindy Kratzke (218-758-2941); Treva Mayfield (218-346-2449); Tammy Ritcher (218-346-2266) or Sandy Moenkedick-Burns (218-346-4238).

Rud at NDSU

New York Mills graduate, Ted Rud, is in his second year of competing for the North Dakota State University men's track team. He competes in the Heptathlon (seven events) during the indoor season and the Decathlon (10 events) during the outdoor season.

Last summer Rud qualified for the Junior Nationals in Indianapolis, where he competed against the top 19-under Decathletes in the country and finished 14th out of 26.

He recently finished third in the Heptathlon and fourth in the Long Jump at the Summit League Indoor Championships. The NDSU men's team won the team title over perennial power Oral Roberts for the first conference championship since NDSU made the jump to Division I in 2003.

Rud is currently eighth on the NDSU all-time Decathlon list and second on the NDSU all-time Heptathlon ranking.

Ted is the son of David and Julie Rud, and has a younger sister, Lauren. He is majoring in civil engineering.

8th Annual NYM Booster's Golf Scramble May 3

The 8th Annual New York Mills Booster Club 4-person Golf Scramble will be held May 3 at Thumper Pond Golf Course in Ottertail. The scramble will have a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Space is limited to the first 36 paid teams. Entry fee is $60/person or $240/team, which includes lunch and a chance to win prizes.

This is a scratch division tournament with games including longest putt, longest/shortest drive, skins game, closest to pin, and hole No. 13 adventure. Prize drawings will be held after the tournament and available only to tournament entrants and workers.

Send entries to: Eagle Boosters; PO Box 316; New York Mills, MN 56567.

For more information call Bryan at: 385-2553, ext. 273.

Perham Area Chamber Golf Scramble

The Perham Area Chamber Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, May 30 at Perham Lakeside Golf Club.

Golf will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. with registration opening at 12 p.m. Social hour will be at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow around 6:30 p.m.

To get your team signed up for the 4-person scramble, or to get more information, call Dan Schroeder at the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce at 346-7710 or 800-634-6112. Space is limited to the first 124 golfers. Registration forms should be completed and returned by May 21.

You don't have to golf to come out and enjoy the day. There are separate tickets for just the dinner ($20) and the don't forget the social hour at 5:30 p.m.

Average Jo Triathalon

Now is the time to register for the 5th Annual Average Jo Triathlon. This year's fundraising race for Kinship of the Perham Area will be held Saturday, June 28.

The race consists of a 1/3 mile swim in Little Pine Lake, followed by a 12-mile bike ride around Little Pine, topped off by a 3.8 mile run around the Cal Miller Bike Trail.

The race begins, transitions and ends at Paul Miller Park, north of Perham. The Average Jo's hit the water at 8:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m.

Individual entry fee is $35. Relay teams pay $90. Registration deadline is May 15. Triathletes registering after May 15 will pay an extra $10.

Awards will be given to 1-2-3 places in six age categories plus several other awards.

Call Kinship at 346-7102 or e-mail for more information.

NYM volleyball camp June 19-21

New York Mills Volleyball is proud to present a fantastic opportunity for area volleyball players to improve their skills by attending the 1st Annual Raser-Olson Summer Volleyball Camp June 19-21. The camp will be open to area girls entering grades 6-12.

Cost for NYM athletes will be $60 and non-NYM athletes will be $75. Camp for girls in grades 6-8 will run from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. June 19-20, and 9-11 a.m. June 21. Camp for girls in grades 9-12 will be 12:30-3:30 p.m. June 19-20 and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 21.

The camp will be run by Jodi Raser and Tammy Olson.

Raser is a former University of Minnesota Duluth All-American who played volleyball for the Bulldogs 1993-1996. She also went on to be the assistant volleyball coach for the Bulldogs 2001-2004. She is the High School Guidance Counselor in New York Mills and resides in Perham with her husband and two girls.

Olson was a former starter for North Dakota State University, while with the Bison they finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the NCAA tournaments. She also was the assistant coach for Concordia College 1994, 1995, 1997 and 2001, while with the Cobbers they participated in their first ever NCAA tournament. She has seven years experience at the high school level where she led St. Michael-Albertville to the regional finals. She is the high school art teacher in New York Mills and lives near Dent with her husband and four children.


Volleyball Camp

Perham volleyball will be hosting their 6th Annual Summer Volleyball camp June 26-28 at Prairie Wind Gymnasium.

Camp will be open for girls in grades 6-12. Girls in grades 6-8 will be 9 a.m.-12 p.m. with grades 9-12 going 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Cost of the camp for Perham athletes will be $50, for non-Perham girls, the cost will be $75.

This year's camp will feature NDSCS Head Coach Jane Passa and former Yellowjacket and current NDSCS player Megan Wiebe.

Wiebe was Mon-Dak Conference M.V.P. in 2007 and a member of the All-Region XIII Team. As a member of the Jackets, she was HOL All-Conference in 2005 and Honorable Mention in 2004.

To register, contact Perham head coach Dan Christenson at 346-1700.


In last week's Perham girls softball spring preview, we incorrectly identified senior Amanda Snyder in the team photo as Amanda Sonnenberg.

We regret the error.