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Tom Elliott

About Tom Elliott

Follow Tom Elliott at https://twitter.com/sctimestom Elliott is the prep sports coordinator of Times Media, which includes the St. Cloud Times newspaper. He has worked for the paper since the beginning of time, except for a three-plus-year stretch as the sports editor of The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., from 1994-97.

Tech has a new girls soccer coach

Melinda Bemis is the new head girls soccer coach at St. Cloud Tech.

Bemis is a former Tech girls soccer captain. She joined the Tech staff as an assistant coach in 2002 and has coached at various levels since.

She’s … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Waite Park baseball loses a great friend

I’ve known Darrell Rapp for more than 20 years. He was Waite Park Babe Ruth Baseball is just about any way you could define it, be it as a coach or general volunteer.

Rapp pretty much lived at the River’s … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Willmar wrestling team is good and young

Willmar is on its way to the Central Lakes Conference title in wrestling. The West Central Tribune’s Rand MIddleton has a good story on the team, which is quite young. It’s a good read:

http://www.wctrib.com/content/willmar-notebook-card-wrestlers-striving-perfection-0… Hit the jump to read the rest

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Good stuff from other places

We’re going to district scheduling prep football in 2015. There is uneasiness among many programs because no one is sure how these districts are going to line up exactly.

There seems to be a feeling among the St. Cloud metro … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Unpublished stuff from Saturday night at SCSU

It was a great night for area basketball people Saturday at St. Cloud State.
There were seven games in The Breakdown Granite City Classic, including the marquee late matchup between Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Apple Valley.

My guess is there were about … Hit the jump to read the rest

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2,000 yard rushers

My live web chat wrapped up at about 1 p.m. and one of the questions was about 2,000-yard rushers in the area.

Little Falls’ Jalen Wuchko is having the kind of year where he could conceivably rush for 2,000 yards.… Hit the jump to read the rest

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Apollo football coach gets some ink

St. Cloud Apollo head football coach Justin Skaalerud and his brother Scott, an Apollo assistant, are Willmar High School graduates.
That was enough for Rand Middleton of the West Central Tribune to write about the two.

Here’s the story link… Hit the jump to read the rest

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Another take on Apollo-Brainerd football

Brainerd Dispatch sports editor Mike Bialka is a friend. He’s a St. Cloud State graduate who has been covering Brainerd athletics for more than 30 years.

He was at the Brainerd-Apollo game and filed this game story for the Dispatch. … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Apollo’s Carlson headed to Mayville State

Ethan Carlson, a senior at St. Cloud Apollo, confirmed Thursday that he has signed an NAIA letter of intent to play baseball at Mayville State.
Carlson is an outfielder who has started the past two seasons. He’s also playing football … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Grant Bell doing well at Bradley

Little Falls boys soccer coach Julie Bell passed along this information about her son, former Times’ player of the year Grant Bell. Grant is a sophomore at Bradley, an NCAA Division I soccer school. He played the whole game Saturday … Hit the jump to read the rest

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