Friday, March 15, 2013

Vikings = Winners on and off the Court!

Published March 13, 2013, 11:25 PM Pelican Rapids girls lose at Minnesota Class 2A state basketball tourney By: Chris Harrell / Forum News Service, INFORUM MINNEAPOLIS – A couple weeks ago, Mackenzie Korf told her dad – Pelican Rapids head coach Brian Korf – that she wanted to go watch New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva’s Carlie Wagner play at the Minnesota Class 2A girls state girls basketball tournament. When the Vikings found out they drew a matchup with the Panthers in the first round of the state tournament at Williams Arena, Brian Korf had another directive. “When we ended up playing them, I said, ‘You better not watch Wagner play. You better play defense on her,” he said. “(Mackenzie) was very excited for this night, for this game, and I thought she did a great job as a freshman handling the ball and actually scoring for us too tonight.” “It was just amazing. I’ve always dreamed of playing here,” Mackenzie Korf said. “You watch (Wagner), and you want to learn from her, but getting to play against her is even better.” Mackenzie Korf, a ninth-grader, finished the game with a team-high 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists but NR-H-E-G forced 27 turnovers and Wagner scored 31 points on the way to a 62-49 victory. “Wagner’s a great player,” Brian Korf said, “and give her the credit, she was the difference in the game.” Pelican Rapids’ Sommer Haugrud got the assignment of locking down Wagner in a box-and-1 zone defense, and for much of the game, she did. Wagner shot 12-for-28 and committed seven turnovers. “She’s been our best defensive player, and we put her on their best offensive player,” Brian Korf said of Haugrud. “She’s feisty, and she’s not going to give up.” “It’s hard to cut and get past somebody who has really quick feet, and she had really quick feet and good hands,” Wagner added. The Vikings forced Wagner into a turnover on the first possession of the game. Pelican Rapids took a 12-10 lead on a 3-pointer by Haugrud with 9 minutes, 41 seconds remaining in the first half, but Jade Schultz responded with a 3-pointer for the Panthers 20 seconds later. NR-H-E-G went up 19-14 at the 5:36 mark on a free throw by Katie Cole, and again the Vikings fought back to take a 23-22 lead on another 3-pointer by Haugrud. “I was so proud of how we came out, because I was a little worried we’d back off and be a little scared,” Brian Korf said. “I knew we played good defense, and I knew we could give them a run.” The score was tied 25-25 at halftime after Kendra Weinrich put back an offensive rebound at the buzzer for Pelican Rapids. The Panthers were somewhat surprised by the Vikings output in the first half. “We were expecting it. We knew they were a really scrappy team, but it threw us for a loop because they were scrappier than we thought,” Wagner said. In the second half, NR-H-E-G’s athleticism wore down Pelican Rapids and Wagner took over in transition. Wagner scored 11 points in the final 6:39 of the game as the Panthers extended a 43-40 lead to 62-48 on a free throw by Wagner with 24 seconds remaining. “I think maybe we panicked a little bit and tried to make some things happen to get back in it and rushed some things a little bit,” Brian Korf said. “They just never gave up through all these close games we had, I mean geez, toughness. It was a great season, but we were led by six great seniors.” NRHEG (30-1): Lundberg 1-1 0-0 2, C. Wagner 12-28 7-11 31, Overgaard 1-5 1-2 3, Schultz 3-16 3-6 11, Cole 0-4 1-2 1, Mad. Wagner 5-9 1-2 12, Mar. 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 23-67 13-23 62. PR (21-8): Mac. Korf 6-18 2-4 17, Haugrud 3-8 0-1 9, Mad. Korf 2-8 0-0 6, Weinrich 2-3 0-0 4, Huseby 2-3 2-2 6, Haiby 1-3 4-4 6, Spicer 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 16-43 9-13 49. Half: NRHEG 25, PR 25. 3-pointers: NRHEG Schultz 2, Mad. Wagner; PR Mac. Korf 3, Haugrud 3, Mad. Korf 2. Total Fouls: NRHEG 15; PR 14. Rebounds: NRHEG 42 (Overgaard 11, Mad. Wagner 9); PR 38 (Mac. Korf 7, Huseby 7, Haiby 7). Assists: NRHEG 10 (Car. Wagner 4); PR 12 (Mac. Korf 6). Turnovers: NRHEG 10; PR 27. Harrell writes for the Red Wing Republican-Eagle

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Veteran's Day!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


The amount in the rain gauge after last night's light show was 3.65. The lightning started long before the showers. Luckily Daddy's wheat just shy of combining is still standing and the corn and beans are singing songs of happiness from a splash of moisture much needed to fill up those kernels and pods. The cows are on new ground and happily munching on their new grindage. The old part of the pasture is depleted, but should definitely have a burst of growth after the gusher. The county 4-H softball tournament is tonight and we are going to go take it in shortly. This weekend is the annual Art in the Park. If you are bored, the two stop light town has plenty of vendors to tantalize your eyes with. Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

It's a hot one at 103 degrees forecasted for today! So far we have fed the bulls and dug underground wires in for the fencer. It is like pea soup outside! We have some fence to make but I think we will take the afternoon off and enjoy some time with friends instead. Hope you all have a wonderful 4th! Thanks to those men and women who made this day possible, including my hero... Without you, this day would not be possible.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Dad's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the Daddies!

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Took the little ladies fishing tonight. Caught 3 keepers and cleaned them up for a meal. It was a peaceful evening and the wind was blowing enough to keep the skeets away for a while. Once they came out, they were vengeful and we packed up quickly in order to keep a little bit of blood flowing through our bodies. We will have to make another trip out soon in order to catch enough for that fresh caught meal. Can't wait to fry them up and watch the kids enjoy their catch. It was 96 degrees today. Humid and HOT! Good day for the corn to grow. The SHADA shootout was held this weekend. Two out of three of our girls played their hearts out. It was fun to watch them and how much they have grown in their ball handling skills. Summer is well upon us! Enjoy it while it lasts!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Big Falls

A couple of years ago, I put up a post regarding a memorial to our family friend Sam Bauer. In that post, I expressed the desire to take our girls camping up in Big Falls, MN. We finally made that dream a reality. We spent 3 lovely nights in the City campground. The girls got to catch and release some really nice small mouth bass, who were a lively catch for little girls used to sunfish. We spent time searching out the old white two room family cabin and even had the wonderful opportunity to check out the inside as well! We sought out Sam's old cabin as well, and another close "family friend of old" (also now deceased) cabin. We took drove around the forest roads and enjoyed the sights. The only part that was not enjoyable was the bugs. Tis the joy of northern MN in the summer. Nothing that a little Deep Woods Off couldn't cure. We hope to make it back up again soon. It was a peaceful mini vacation that was much needed after a busy school year. The locals were extremely friendly and the traffic was minimal. At night, the sound of the falls in the distance was audible as we slept. Can't get much better than that! Here are a few of the pictures of the natural beauty of Big Falls, MN.