Red Rocks

Red Rocks

Thursday, October 29, 2009


The top picture is Hunter getting his individual 2nd place trophy after Fargo South defeated Century 1-0 at the State Soccer Tournament. It was a case where the Patriots let in a goal very early, and then outplayed the Spartans the rest of the way, but were unable to convert while having two goals waived because of offsides. Sad ending to a really terrific season. The second picture is his friend Jeffrey who played nearly every minute of their season at defensive/center mid as a freshman.He was also named to the All-WDA Tournament team, and should have made the State All-tournament team- he was a big part of the reason Century opponents only scored 11 goals in 20 games.He is a great player and will be the backbone of next year's team.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

What a Cluster*#%& !!!

The State Soccer tournament was supposed to start in Jamestown today. However, they expected, and got, 3+ inches of slush/snow on the ground today so postponed it til Friday.

Well it became very clear that the fields would not be ready by Friday morning either, so today they moved the tournament to Fargo. The drawback is, I had to work in Jamestown today, come home and do a bunch of stuff before we could leave for Fargo. Instead, we're getting up at 5:00 A.M. Friday morning to drive to Fargo in time for the 9:00 A.M. kickoff. If they win they'll play again at 5, with the winner advancing to the Championship at 5:00 Saturday.

It will be played at the new Sid Cichy Field in south Fargo (next to the new Shanley High School) which has artificial turf, which normally si favors the defenses that there is even less scoring than usual.The team left tonight, I hope they remember to get some sleep.

Hunter won't like this picture, but long before you can be a soccer stud you've got to put in your time baking cookies with your MaMa.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Mighty Cold Day for Futbol

We started the afternoon at 31 Fahrenheit (wind chill 17) at Cottonwood where Luke and Will played their final BSL Soccer game of the year and career. Certainly not the best team they've ever played on but they had fun. They are looking forward to playing middle school soccer for Horizon next year.

Meanwhile, west of the Missouri, Mandan was hosting the WDA Championship Game between Century and St. Mary's. Century scored first on a St. Mary's own goal, and then put it away in the second half to win 4-0.

Hunter got in with 10:00 left, and had several good stops and passes. This picture is right after he hip-checked the player on the ground, and was, of course, whistled for the foul. St. Mary's failed to convert from just outside the eighteen, so no harm was done.

Hunter was happy to hear that Uncle Mike and Aunt Shelly braved the elements to watch his team (and him) win.

On to the State Tournament in Jamestown next week.