Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rams Travel to Bemidji for a Section 8AA Slug-Fest with the Lumberjacks

Following a 2-1 opening week, the Roseau Rams Girls Hockey Team heads for the Sanford Center for a meeting with Section 8AA rivals; the Bemidji Lumberjacks.

In recent history, Roseau has the upper hand on Bemidji, shutting the Jacks out in two contests, 5-0 and 3-0 a year ago.  After a lopsided win over International Falls, a loss to the top Class AA team in Minnetonka, and a 4-3 win over River Lakes, Roseau hopes to stay undefeated against the Lumberjacks.  The Rams are very thin due to injuries and sickness, but have shown to be a strong team despite not skating some of their top players to this point.

Bemidji started with three games last week as well, but have yet to pick up a win, or suffer a loss.  Against East Grand Forks, Grand Rapids/Greenway, and South St. Paul, the Jacks fought to send each game to overtime, and then were successful at holding their opponents at bay, but were stymied at the net, settling for a tie three times to begin the 2012-13 campaign.  An odd way to begin a season, but with only four seniors, but a squad that has shown some character and strength despite the lack of experience.

Join KCAJ-FM for all the action from the Sanford Center, starting with the Roseau County Ford Pregame Show at 7:05 PM, followed by face-off at 7:30 PM on 102.1 FM locally, and streaming LIVE at www.wild102fm.com.



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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rams Seek Rebound Win Against River Lakes

Roseau returns to the ice at the Rams Sports Center following a 7-3 loss to the Minnetonka Skippers in an attempt to answer with not only a win, a Section 8AA victory in their first such meeting of the season.

The River Lakes Stars (2-0; 13-12-1 in 2011-12) are off to a quick start with a 6-1 win over Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato on Tuesday, and a 3-2 nail-biter over the Detroit Lakes Lakers last night.  The Stars are a team comprised of girls from the Albany, Avon, Belgrade, Brooten, cold Spring, Eden Valley, New London, Paynesville, Richmond, Spicer, St. John's Prep, and Watkins communities and schools in the area centered around Interstate 94 just south of Little Falls.

In two meetings last year, the Rams had the best of the Stars, first in a 2-1 grind out battle, which resulted in 78 total shots and almost 30 penalty minutes between the two teams.  The second meeting was in the opening round of the Section 8AA Playoffs, where Roseau disposed of River Lakes 5-0, peppering departed senior goaltender Dominique Jungels with 43 shots in a relentless offensive effort.

Expect a highly offensive contest this afternoon, as both teams are averaging nearly five goals a game.  The key for the Rams and the Stars will be to stay out of the penalty box, something that has plagued both squads early on.

KCAJ-FM's coverage of this afternoon's Section 8AA tilt begins with the Roseau County Ford Pregame Show at 2:35 PM, followed by face-off at 3 PM on 102.1 FM locally, and streaming LIVE at www.wild102fm.com.




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1st Period
1:03 - ROSO - Bailey Holter (4)
7:52 - RL - Rachael Prozinski (4)

Shots - Roseau: 9; River Lakes: 5

Penalties
10:05 - ROSO - Ciscely Nelson; Tripping Minor
16:16 - ROSO - C. Nelson; Boarding Major


2nd Period
5:29 - ROSO - C. Nelson (4); Assist: Maddy Helgeson (1)

Shots - Roseau: 12/21; River Lakes: 6/11

Penalties
4:10 - RL - Jessica Kooiman; Minor Checking
6:45 - RL - Shay Cogelow-Ruter; Minor Tripping
7:01 - RL - Erin Porwoll; Interference Minor
7:43 - ROSO - Haley Hanson; Checking Minor
10:29 - RL - Jenna Chiantera; Tripping Minor


3rd Period
4:50 - ROSO - B. Holter (5); Assist - Mary Przekwas (3)
13:14 - RL - (PP) Erin Kuhlman (1); Assist - Alexis Klatt (1)
13:28 - ROSO - B. Holter (6); Assist - Katlyn Byfuglien (1)
13:49 - RL - S. Cogelow-Ruter (1); Assist - R. Prozinski (6)

Shots - Roseau: 7/28; River Lakes: 3/14

Penalties
13:06 - ROSO - M. Przekwas; Roughing Minor

Friday, November 16, 2012

Skippers Claim Win, Spoil Roseau Homecoming

Roseau and Minnetonka have developed a history over the last few years in girls high school and youth hockey, and tonight, they'll meet again.  Both teams are 1-0 to start the year, but a win for the Rams tonight would no doubt be a major upset.

Last year, the Skippers, the eventual Class "AA" State Champions, would heavily out shoot Roseau 38-10, with 24 of those coming in the third period as Minnetonka tried to break the 2-2 stalemate.

Maggie Bazany opened the scoring in the second period after an even opening frame, followed by a Katlyn Byfuglien power play goal to even the score at 1-1.  Sydney Baldwin would notch her only point of the afternoon just 14 seconds later to give the Skippers the edge for almost four minutes, but the Rams and Tianna Gunderson would outlast a late Skipper rush to tie it at two at the break, and after the Minnetonka dominated third period, the eventual Penn State commit, Amy Petersen would tally the overtime winner six minutes in.

Additionally, Roseau's 14U met up with Minnetonka 14U for a State Championship in Faribault, MN, with Tonka claiming the 3-1 win, leaving the Roseau with a motive for an upset tonight at the Ram Sports Center.

Tune in for all the action starting with the Roseau County Ford Pregame Show at 7:05 PM, followed by faceoff at 7:30 PM on 102.1 FM locally, and streaming LIVE at www.wild102fm.com.




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1st Period
8:50 - ROSO - (PP) Bailey Holter (3); Assist - Bethany Tangen (3)
9:14 - MTKA - Amy Peterson (1); Assist - Kelsey Crow (1)
10:39 - MTKA - Katie McMillan (1)
16:38 - MTKA - (PP) Holly Korn (1); Assists - A. Peterson (4), Sidney Morin (3)

Shots - Roseau: 4; Minnetonka: 13

Penalties
8:50 - MTKA - Sydney Baldwin; Checking Minor
16:02 - ROSO - Katlyn Byfuglien; Roughing Minor


2nd Period
7:08 - MTKA - A. Peterson (2); Assists - Diana Draayer (1), S. Morin (4)
13:51 - ROSO - (PP) Gracie Olson (1); Assists - B. Holter (1), Bethany Tangen (3)
15:26 - MTKA - A. Peterson (3); Assist - S. Morin (5)

Shots - Roseau: 5/9; Minnetonka: 11/24

Penalties
0:50 - MTKA - Sydney Baldwin; Checking Minor
8:28 - MTKA - Hanna Behaounek; Interference Minor
11:42 - ROSO - Emily Skoglund; Hooking Minor
13:14 - MTKA - Laura Bowman; Hooking Minor


3rd Period
4:37 - MTKA - L. Bowman (1); A. Peterson (5)
11:20 - MTKA - L. Bowman (2); A. Peterson (6)
11:32 - ROSO - (PP) B. Tangen (1); Assists - B. Holter (2), G. Olson (3)

Shots - Roseau: 5/14; Minnetonka: 16/40

Penalties
11:48 - ROSO - Mary Przekwas; Checking Minor
12:04 - MTKA - Michaela Rothstein; Too Many Players Minor
14:27 - ROSO - C.J. Hulst; Holding Minor


GAME RECAP
Roseau would strike first to take an early one goal lead on the power play, but it would prove to be not enough at the end of the night, as Amy Peterson tallied six points to lead the Minnetonka Skippers past the Roseau Rams for their second win of the season 7-3.

Roseau's senior goaltender Bridget Slater, stopped 14 of 16 shots in the third on many one-on-one opportunities, but allowed seven goals on 40 shots after only seeing 14 in International Falls on Tuesday night.

The Rams power play came to life, however, going 3-6 and shutting down the Skippers for three of their four player advantages.

Join us tomorrow afternoon as the Rams seek to end their first week of the 2012-13 season with a Section 8AA victory, as they face the River Lakes Stars.  The Roseau county Ford Pregame Show is slated for 1:35 PM with face off to follow at 2 PM on 102.1 FM locally, and streaming LIVE at www.wild102fm.com.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Rams Girls Skaters Open the Season With a Win

The defending Section 8AA Champion Roseau Rams began a new season at Bronco Arena and picked up right where they left off, with a win over the International Falls Broncos.

"It is nice to get that first one under our belt," said first year Head Coach Steve Huglen after his team's shutout win.  There won't be much rest for the Rams, as they welcome in the #1 ranked Minnetonka Skippers on Friday, and with the upgrade in opponent, there are a few things Roseau needs to clean up.

"We were pretty good about pursuing the puck, we had some three on two rushes and we don't want any of those at all."

As far as what he's expecting from the Skippers, it's probably what you'd expect from the top team in the State, "I'm expecting they'll be able to roll three lines, I'm expecting them to forecheck hard in front of the net.  We need to concentrate on our one on one battles and getting in there and getting gritty in front of the net."

Minnetonka disposed of Apple Valley on Tuesday night 5-1, out shooting the Eagles 42-13.  The defending State Class AA Champions from last year return seven seniors on this year's squad with every player logging some state tournament experience.  Additionally, the Skippers haven't lost a game since February 7, a 2-1 loss to the eventual Class A State Champion, Breck.



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1st Period
2:22 - ROSO - Bailey Holter (1); Assist - Bethany Tangen (1)
4:49 - ROSO - Mary Przekwas (1); Assists - Michaela Dahl (1), Tangen (2)
6:26 - ROSO - Ciscely Nelson (1); Assist - Gracie Olson (1)

Shots - Roseau: 17; International Falls: 8

Penalties
7:42 - ROSO - Sarina Goos; Tripping Minor
8:04 - ROSO - Katlyn Byfuglien; Cross Checking Minor


2nd Period
1:52 - ROSO - Katlyn Bufuglien (1); Assist - Haley Hanson (1)
14:32 - ROSO - B. Holter (2); Assist - G. Olson (2)
15:55 - ROSO - C. Nelson (2); M. Przekwas (2)

Shots - Roseau: 13/30; International Falls: 5/13

Penalties
5:05 - ROSO - H. Hanson; Interference Minor


3rd Period
5:06 - ROSO - Emily Skoglund (1); Assist - Sarina Goos (1)
16:50 - ROSO - C. Nelson (3); Assists - Maddy Helgeson (1), Saphire Moser (1)

Shots - Roseau: 12/42; International Falls: 1/14

Penalties
8:19 - ROSO - M. Helgeson; High Sticking Minor
13:00 - ROSO - H. Hanson; Tripping Minor

Up next for the Rams, the number one ranked team in Class AA girls hockey in the State of Minnesota; the Minnetonka Skippers.  Tune in for all the action on 102.1 FM locally, or on the web at www.wild102fm.com for the Roseau County Ford Pregame Show at 7:05 PM, followed by face-off at 7:30 PM.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rams Seek to Tame the Panthers for a Chance at a Section Championship


This afternoon, Section Semi-Final games will be played all over the state of Minnesota, and on a crisp afternoon in Park Rapids, the Roseau Rams will look to advance to the Section 8AAA Final for the first time since 2002.


The Panthers, who lost to Roseau ten days ago in the "Mud Bowl," in Roseau, pounded the eighth seeded Cardinals of Staples-Motley 48-6, with an emphasis on the big play.  Only one of their touchdowns was for under ten yards, while their longest was a 93 yard score in the first quarter.  The key to the Panther offense, which is very similar to the Rams in balance, but lacking in speed is to get to the outside where the senior rushers can utilize their open field speed.  After years of sub-standard play for Park Rapids, Head Coach Aaron Morris (9-27 in his 4th season) thinks the game will come down to one thing,

"it's gonna come down to who wants it more.  Roseau's had a great year, we've done some things well, and I think it'll be a great game."

The Panthers are also looking for a berth in the Section 8AAA Final in more than a ten year drought.


Roseau's success hinges on a growing focus on balanced play.  Letting the pass set up the run, rather than the other way around.  Also the cohesiveness of the defense has propelled the Rams when a game may be getting out of hand.  Roseau boasts the top quarterback in the Heart O'Lakes Conference and possibly in Section 8AAA, and he leads not only by his play on the field, but in his leadership on the sidelines and recently on defense as well.  Not to single out any one player, this Roseau team has really come together during the season, and Head Coach George Ziegler has noticed the change,

"Right now they've got such a good attitude, a positive attitude, and we're just hoping it can carry through today and come home with a win and play again next week."

With possibly the most team speed in Section 8AAA, with Roseau's balanced attack and improved defense, they may feel more like the favorite than the underdog against the #2 seeded Panthers.


Key Park Rapids Panther Playoff Contributors
Sr. RB - Ian Johnson: 147 yds. in 2 TD rushes
RB/KR/CB - Zach Eystad: 114 yds. in 2 TD rushes; 3 INT
Sr. RB - Cory Gartner: 75 yds. and a TD rush


Key Roseau Ram Playoff Contributors
Sr. QB - Alex Ziegler: 7/11; 117yds.; TD; INT
                                  18 rushes; 75 yds; 2 TD
Sr. WR/CB - Tanner Okeson: 2 rec.; 42 yds.
                                               1 INT
Jr. RB/FS - Trevor Johnson: 13 rushes; 66 yds.
                                            7 TKLS
Jr. MLB/RB - Alex Halstensgard: 6.5 TKLS/3 carries; 42 yds.
Jr. LB/TE - Jacob Eaton: 5.5 TKLS/3 rec.; 35 yards
So. LB - Joe Vatnsdal: 8 TKLS; 1 BA Pass
Jr. NG - Tayler Johnston: 5.5 TKLS
Jr. DE - Logan Groenhoff: 2.5 TKLS
Jr. LB - Brady Castle: 6.5 TKLS


WiLD 102's coverage begins with the Roseau County Ford Pregame Show at 2:20 PM followed by kickoff at 3 PM on 102.1 FM locally, and streaming LIVE at www.wild102fm.com.  Updates during the game can be found on WiLD 102 Radio on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Upset Minded Rams Travel to Thief River Falls to Tame the Prowlers

After claiming the victory over northern rival and fifth seeded Warroad last night in four games in Roseau, the Rams leave the friendly confines of their home floor for the gym of the most dominant team in the North side of the Section: the Thief River Falls Prowlers.

The Rams, who claimed the #4 seed in the North side of the Section are seeking another victory to continue post season play.  It'll be a tough task for Roseau, as they are 1-3-1 since 2009 against the Prowlers.

Thief River Falls have won their last nine of ten matches, with their most recent win a three games to none drubbing over the Bagley Flyers last night.  The Prowlers have yet to lose to a Section opponent, or a home game.

WiLD 102's coverage of tonight's Sub-Section 8AA Playoff match begins with the Roseau County Ford Pregame Show at 6:30 PM, followed by the opening serve scheduled for 7 PM from the thief River Falls High School Gym on 102.1 FM locally and streaming LIVE at www.wild102fm.com.  Also, stay tuned for updates on Facebook and Twitter by following or liking WiLD 102 Radio.


Rams' Season Comes to a Close at the Hands of the Prowlers
Roseau's 2012 volleyball team came to an end in Thief River Falls last night after a great battle with the top seed in the north Sub-Section 8AA Playoffs.  Roseau ends with a 19-9-1 overall record, with a 4-4 finish in Section 8AA play.  It also marks the third consecutive season the Rams have posted a winning record.

"I really think the girls played their best game of the year,"  said Head Coach Katie Hedlund.  "I think every single one of them played their heart out and they can be very proud of this knowing that they played their best."

The loss also brings to a close the careers of Katlyn Byfuglien, Rachel Slater, Emily Holmgren, Heather Nelson, and Michaela Lund.  Congratulations and best of luck to the seniors in their further endeavors, and congratulations to the Roseau Rams on a great season!


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Meleah Biermaier: 16 kills, 5 blocks
Brooke Anderson: 13 kills, 4 aces
Brooke Yaggie: 11 kills, 3 aces
Courtney Ameriayan: 9 kills, 3 blocks
Crystal Amundson: 4 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace

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Michaela Lund: 20 kills, 5 blocks, 1 ace
Katlyn Byfuglien: 16 kills, 3 aces
Amelia Johnson: 7 kills, 1 block
Ericka Beito: 5 kills, 1 block, 33 assists

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rams and Warriors Meet Again at the Net

Tonight, Roseau and Warroad will settle another score in girls volleyball as we join them for the Sub-section 8AA Playoffs.

The Rams, who claimed the #4 seed in the North side of the Section are seeking their eighth consecutive win against the Warriors.  A streak that dates back to the 2008 regular season.

The Warriors, who've come on strong in the latter part of the season, are going to put it all on the line tonight in an attempt to move on to the section round of the playoffs for the first time since 2010.

WiLD 102's coverage of tonight's Sub-Section 8AA Playoff match begins with the Roseau County Ford Pregame Show at 6:30 PM, followed by the opening serve scheduled for 7 PM from the Roseau High School Gym on 102.1 FM locally and streaming LIVE at www.wild102fm.com.  Also, stay tuned for updates on Facebook and Twitter by following or liking WiLD 102 Radio.



Roseau Claims the Four Game Victory - Meet up with Thief River Falls Tomorrow
With the help of the home crowd and an all around team effort, Roseau picked up their ninth win in nine meetings against their rivals in the Warroad Warriors.

The Rams travel to Thief River Falls to take on the top seeded Prowlers who rolled over Bagley 3-0, and Head Coach Katie Hedlund feels confident in taking on the top seed on the road,

"It'll be a tough one for us, but we're a totally different team.  I really think were gelling and the girls have figured out their positions.  We'll be ready."



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Krista Friesner: 15 kills
Maddi Johnston: 26 assists
Kristin Monkman: 7 kills
Molly McDonald: 7 kills

Roseau
Ameilia Johnson: 15 kills
Michaela Lund: 12 kills, 2 blocks, 1 aces
Katlyn Byfuglien: 12 kills, 24 digs
Ericka Beito: 4 kills, 2 blocks 40 assists, 5 aces