March is my favorite time for high school sports. You have section tournaments for both boys and girls basketball and wrestling. I love the section basketball tournament no matter who is playing. I covered both Section 3A Basketball Championship games this week. Of course this year was different because of the pandemic. I really missed being in Montevideo for the Super Saturdays and at the … Continue reading MARCH IS FOR BASKETBALL
Tears welled up in my eyes sitting in my recliner Friday afternoon watching the LQPV-D-B Shadows win the State Dance Jazz Championship. It was an emotional afternoon for me. So proud of the Shadows, but sad that I couldn’t be there covering them on the radio. Covid had caused that to happen, but Friday was also my last day of quarantine from contracting the virus. … Continue reading SHADOWS CHAMPS! QUARANTINE OVER!
When I received the news before the high school basketball season began that Lac qui Parle Valley had hired former LQPV graduate Dylan Erickson as the new girls basketball coach I got pretty excited! I thought that was a great hire and couldn’t wait to work with Dylan on the Coaches Show and broadcasting the girls games. Dylan’s hire reminded me of when my son … Continue reading NEW COACH
Saturday afternoon I was busy watching many high school and college athletic events on my phone and television. Online video streaming of high school sports has been a valuable service during this pandemic. I have been able to watch some of my grandkids play basketball from Montevideo and Wichita Kansas. Since large gatherings of people aren’t permitted in school gyms video streaming has become very … Continue reading VIDEO TIME
Someone asked me the other night at a basketball game what I do to prepare for a game. So I thought I would walk you through my routine leading up to going on the air. It’s basically the same for every game that I broadcast. It begins about two days before the game. I go into the production room at the radio station and record … Continue reading WHAT I DO
I have covered many events over the years for the radio station, but this past weekend was maybe the coldest event ever! Saturday was -3 with a wind-chill of -24. I never thought I would have so much fun covering an ice fishing tournament in such cold. So many smiles on parents and children’s faces. We are some tough Minnesotans! The Canby Sportsman’s Club and … Continue reading PAUL ON ICE