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  • 1st Annual Roseau Ram Invitational Trap Tournament

    Larry Hosaluk|Jun 15, 2024

    Submitted by Larry Hosaluk On June 8, 47 high school athletes converged on the Northland Range and Gun Club for the first annual Roseau Rams Invitational Trap tournament. It was a bright sunny day and the range volunteers had the facility perfectly prepared for the event. The teams shot 50 targets in the morning and 50 more targets after the lunch break. Robert Foley cooked up fat juicy burgers for the shooters, coaches and families. The top 8 scores from each team were added up to make the...

  • Unified Track And Field Invitational Held In TRF

    Laurel Latham|May 18, 2024

    by Laurel Latham Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. Special Olympics Athlete Oath The Unified Track and Field Invitational 2024 was held in Thief River Falls on Wednesday, May 8, at Lowell T. Swenson Field. The day was beautiful, with both sunshine and wind. Although the track was a little wet, it didn't stop the enthusiastic athletes. Students from Warroad, Roseau, Badger, Lancaster, Marshall County Central, Warren, and Thief River Falls participated in the Track...

  • Free!!! Warroad Spring Sports Section

    May 17, 2024

    Free!!! Warroad Spring Sports Section... Full story

  • Free Roseau Spring Sports Section

    May 10, 2024

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  • Ram Wrestlers Are Recognized and Honored

    Ryan Sprabary|Apr 20, 2024

    Submitted by Ryan Sprabary On Sunday, April 14, the Roseau Ram wrestling program held their annual end of the year banquet. The PreK through 2nd grade boys’ coaches, Joe Morisch and Jarek Ludwick, kicked off the banquet by speaking about the successful season the boys had and the growth they saw in all the wrestlers. Coach Morisch mentioned how proud he was to be a part of the Roseau wrestling program. He himself grew up in a very successful Long Prairie, Minn. program. “I can’t explain to you how excited these kids are for each practice. They... Full story

  • Area High School Teams Are Eager For 2024 Spring Season

    Pat Garry|Mar 30, 2024

    Submitted by Pat Garry, Sports Writer The long-awaited and much-anticipated thaw is looming, and area high school student athletes are chomping at the bit to get the spring season rolling. Coaches are optimistic and look forward to successful journeys in 2024. Roseau Softball The Roseau softball season is underway, and the Rams are looking to build off of their strong 2023 season. Last year, the Rams went 15-8, losing to TRF and Park Rapids in their section play. Although graduating All Conference/All Section SS/P Rebecca Wensloff, the Lady... Full story

  • Wrestlers Sprabary and Cossentine Go the Extra Mile

    Jeff Olsen|Mar 16, 2024

    by Jeff Olsen So, you want to wrestle? Nothing to it. Just jump in the car and drive for 16 hours with a few gas and potty breaks from Roseau to Tulsa, Oklahoma, last Thursday. It was the National Wrestling Youth Duals at the Cox Business Convention Center in Tulsa last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Then, it was back in the car for the 16 plus hour drive to Roseau. "Seth wrestled on a 14U team and Weston competed on a 12U team," said Nate Cossentine, mentioning that Seth went 6 & 1 on the...

  • Grapplers Make Good Copy On and Off the Mat

    Jeff Olsen|Mar 9, 2024

    by Jeff Olsen His nickname should be T-Rex. A week ago Friday just before noon, a report arrived from the Xcel Energy Center from Gary Przekwas, who was covering the State Wrestling Tournament for the Times-Region, mentioning this big Greenbush heavyweight, Treston Nichols, who had made a big impression in the opening round. "He just headlocked and pinned the very good Chatfield heavyweight!" The only way to get an answer in that noisy arena was to text Efrem Novacek, the Greenbush veteran... Full story

  • Warroad Boys Hockey Goes to State

    Mar 5, 2024

    Warroad Boys Hockey Goes to State...

  • The Bus Ride Home from State with The Lady Rams

    Jeff Olsen|Mar 2, 2024

    by Jeff Olsen Jasmine Hovda was sitting towards the back of the bus this past Sunday afternoon. She'd had a great tournament and was selected to the Class AA All-Tournament Team. She is a sophomore and was asked the number of goals she scored. "I got three goals and two assists." She briefly chuckled before adding that she got one penalty. "It was my second of the whole year." What'd you do? Kiss the referee? She laughed heartily. Ms. Jasmine Hovda is probably the least penalized on her team.... Full story

  • Seth Cossentine Advances to State Wrestling Tournament

    Jeff Olsen|Mar 2, 2024

    by Jeff Olsen On Saturday afternoon, eighth grader Seth Cossentine would shortly ascend the podium at the Section 8AA Individual Wrestling Tournament in Glyndon, Minnesota. He had won the 145 pound title, one year after he had been the 138-pound runner-up and headed to his first state wrestling tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Surprisingly, he was the fifth seed in the two-day tournament last weekend. He needed to win three matches and he accomplished that, pinning his first...

  • Lady Warriors State Champions!

    Laurel Latham|Mar 2, 2024

    by Laurel Latham The Warroad Fire Department, along with local law enforcement, met the Lady Warrior's bus east of town at the intersection of Highway 11 and County Road 12. The player's bus was escorted into Warroad, with a whip to the beach and then back to the Gardens Arena for the welcome home celebration. Oh what a celebration it was! Coach David Marvin summed up the performance of the Lady Warriors at the State Tournament with one sentence: "We were relentless." When the team graduated 10...

  • FIRST Robotics Great Northern Regional To Play Sweet Tunes

    Gregg Iverson|Feb 23, 2024

    Submitted by: Ryan Bergeron The Tribune (Greenbush, Minn.) Plenty of different tunes will be playing in Grand Forks, robotics tunes that is, when nearly 60 high school FIRST Robotics team from near and far arrive at the Alerus Center for the sixth annual Great Northern Regional, March 6-9. The Great Northern Regional Planning committee is hosting this event, led by the following teams: #876, Thunder Robotics, out of Northwood, N.D., #2883, F.R.E.D., out of Warroad, Minn., #5172, Gator Robotics, out of Greenbush-Middle River (Minn.), and #4607,... Full story

  • Free Warroad Hockey Girls

    Feb 22, 2024

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  • Free Roseau Girls Hockey available

    Feb 21, 2024

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  • Lady Ram wrestler falls just short of State Tournament

    Jeff Olsen|Feb 17, 2024

    by Jeff Olsen What a future 8th grader Morgan Skoien, a first-year competitor, has in girls wrestling. Last Saturday in Bemidji, Morgan, a couple of inches shy of six feet, reached the True Second Match and was close to pinning her Monticello opponent late in the first period when the buzzer sounded. In the second period, her opponent, a well-muscled junior, pinned Morgan to end her fantastic season and the dream of being the first Roseau girl wrestler to advance to state. She instead earned 3rd...

  • Roseau Hockey Girls-On To Championship Game

    Pat Garry|Feb 17, 2024

    Submitted by Pat Garry, Sports Writer Let the playoffs begin! The Roseau girls hockey team got the post-season started with a bang. On Tuesday, February 6, the girls toppled Sartell/Sauk Rapids, 9-1, in the Class 2A, Section 8 quarterfinals at Roseau Memorial Arena. That set up a meeting between the Lady Rams and Brainerd/Little Falls, on Saturday, February 10, in semifinal action. It was Roseau, emerging victorious, 3-2. The Rams now play Moorhead, on Wednesday, February 14, in the Class 2A, Section 8 championship game, in Thief River Falls.... Full story

  • Blazing Stars Figure Skaters Compete In Grafton, N.D.

    Feb 9, 2024

    Blazing Stars Skating Club had 9 skaters compete at an individual level on January 21st and brought home 18 medals! Many of these skaters have put in countless hours of practice and private lessons before hitting the ice in front of judges, families, friends and complete strangers. It takes a lot of courage and confidence to get on the ice and these girls didn't flinch when it was time to showcase everything they've worked hard for. Liberty Lussier, a 9th grader at Roseau High School, is an...

  • Rams Boys' Basketball Team Split Last Two Games

    Gregg Iverson|Feb 9, 2024

    Submitted by: Gregg Iverson Coming off a five-game losing streak, Coach Ryan DeBock and the boys basketball team hope to turn things around at the start of February. They would be able to get that chance at home, Friday, 2/2, versus the BGMR Gators. The Gators always have a good following, and the gym was fairly full. As I reported for the last meeting between these two teams at the Swamp, the Gators are down this year and have a young team, with no seniors. Tonight, they would start three juniors, a freshman and a seventh grader. Rest...

  • Roseau Hockey Girls Finish Regular Season In Style

    Pat Garry|Feb 9, 2024

    Submitted by Pat Garry, Sports Writer Winners of four consecutive games, the 15-10-0 Roseau girls hockey team finished its final two regular season games on the road. On Tuesday, January 30, the girls topped Warroad, 2-1, at Gardens Arena. Friday, February 2, saw the Lady Rams handle Alexandria, 7-4, at Runestone Community Center. Warroad Game Scoring by periods: Roseau: 0, 1, 1; Warroad: 1, 0, 0; Shots on goal favored Roseau, 31-25; Roseau Individual Scoring: Lily Erickson, 1 goal, 1 assist; Jerrett Tietz, 1 goal; Goalie Jada Pelowski had 25...

  • Lady Ram Hoopsters Snatch A Pair Of Wins

    Pat Garry|Jan 27, 2024

    Submitted by Pat Garry, Staff Writer The Roseau girls basketball team started the week with back-to-back victories. On Monday, January 22, the Lady Rams out-lasted a good Warroad team, 67-63, at Roseau High School. Tuesday’s action resulted in a 57-46 win over a formidable Crookston bunch, once again at Roseau HS. Warroad Game (Halftime score was 34-30, Rams) Scoring breakdown Roseau: Reagan Kvien 17, Sophie Olson 7, Brooklyn Hulst 14, Anya Severson 24, Anna Ulvin 2, Casey Kendrick 3. Scoring breakdown Warroad: Danika Gustafson 4, Zepora L... Full story

  • Warrior Hockey Boys Halt The Hunters

    Jan 27, 2024

    Submitted by Pat Garry, Staff Writer The Warroad boys hockey team now sits at an impressive 15-3-0, following its 5-2 win over Duluth Denfeld, on Friday, January 19, at The Gardens Arena. Scoring by periods: Warroad: 1, 2, 2; Duluth Denfeld: 0, 1, 1; Shots on goal favored Warroad, 33-19; Warriors Individual Scoring: Carson Pilgrim, 1 goal, 2 assists; Damon Skappel, 1 goal; Thomas Grapentine, 1 goal, 1 assist; Taven James, 2 assists; Ryan Shaugabay, 1 assist; Broden Hontvet, 1 goal; Ryan Lund, 1 goal; Will Hardwick, 1 assist; Goalie Ben Norris,... Full story

  • Warrior Hockey Boys Relish 2-1 Week

    Pat Garry|Jan 20, 2024

    Submitted by Pat Garry, Staff Writer It was another positive week for the Warroad boys hockey team, as they improved their season overall record to 14-3-0. On Tuesday, January 9, the boys fell to Roseau, 3-2, in overtime, at Roseau Memorial Arena. Thursday’s game with Crookston resulted in an 8-0 Warriors’ victory, at Crookston Sports Center. The Warroad kids completed their successful week with a 4-1 win over Hermantown on Saturday, at Hermantown Hockey Arena. Roseau Game Scoring by periods: Warroad: 1, 0, 1, 0; Roseau: 0, 2, 0, 1; Shots on... Full story

  • Lady Warriors skate a flawless week

    Pat Garry|Jan 20, 2024

    Submitted by Pat Garry, Staff Writer Winners of three straight and four of their last five games, the Warroad girls hockey team is enjoying the new year. On Tuesday, January 9, the girls defeated Roseau, 5-3, at Roseau Arena. Friday, January 12, saw the Lady Warriors top Alexandria, 3-0, at Runestone Community Center. Wrapping-up a perfect week, the Warroad girls bested Fergus Falls, 2-1, on Saturday at the Fergus Falls Community Arena. Roseau Game Power Plays: Warroad, 0-2; Roseau, 1-4; Penalties: Warroad, 22 minutes on 7 infractions; Roseau,... Full story

  • Very Soon it's Hockey Day Minnesota 2024

    Jeff Olsen|Jan 20, 2024

    by Jeff Olsen A week ago Tuesday, January 9, Greg Lund was looking ahead to the Big Show in Warroad - the elite hockey event where, depending on the weather, it is ill-advised to show up in Bermuda shorts and wearing flip flops. You are advised to wear winter gloves, warm clothes and insulated boots to avoid freezing. Greg was in good spirits on that Tuesday morning, mentioning that his Rams would be playing the Warroad Warriors at Roseau Memorial Arena that evening, which is always a game of gr...

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