Sports-related items, youth, HS, collegiate, amateur.

What was your favorite play of the Raiders first 2006 Game?

Last Friday, the Northfield Raiders took the field in the first game of the 2006 High School Football season, and won 28-0 over the Princeton Tigers. showed five video highlights from the game that have been viewed over 400 times! You could also vote for your favorite play of the game and you can see the results HERE. The Raiders play Holy Angels tonight at Home starting at 7pm. If you can't make it to the game, listen to it on KYMN 1080 AM.

Don't forget to check Saturday morning to watch the best plays of this week's game!

Adult open gym nights slated

Northfield Public Schools Community Services Division offers a variety of open gym opportunities for adults. These activities include:

  • Adult open gym basketball is held on Wednesday evenings from 7-9:30p.m. in the High School Gymnasium.
  • Adult open gym volleyball is held on Monday evenings from 7-9:30p.m. in the Bridgewater Gymnasium.
  • Beginning November 3, open gym dodgeball will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-9:30p.m. in the Longfellow Gymnasium.

Open gyms are designed for adults who enjoy the sport for fun and exercise. Each open gym is a drop-in program and no pre-registration is required. The cost for each open gym is $2.00, paid at the door. For more information stop at the Northfield Community Services Office located on the first floor of the Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC) at 1651 Jefferson Parkway in Northfield, or call 664-3649.

Week 1 Northfield Football Video Highlights

The Northfield Raiders took the field in the first game of the 2006 High School Football season, and whipped the Princeton Tigers 28-0 in an impressive display of both offensive prowess and stingy defense that has become the Raider trademark the past few years.

Read more to see the five video highligts from the game. Anyone can also vote on their favorite play of the game!

Minnesota Thunder vs. Latino Select Game to play tonight

According to the Star Tribune and the Minnesota Thunder web site, the Minnesota Thunder vs. Latino Select soccer game has been rescheduled for tonight (Monday, 28 August 2006), 6:45 p.m., Spring Creek Park Field #6 (510 East Jefferson Parkway). The game was originally scheduled for last Friday night.

All tickets that were purchased for the original date of August 25 are good for Monday's game.

The Thunder will be playing Latino Select, an all-star team composed of players from leagues in Faribault, Farmington and Northfield. All exhibition tickets are $10. For more information, see the Minnesota Thunder News Article or call 651.917.TEAM.

Ole baseball team wins MIAC, qualifies for NCAA Div III National tourney

!{float:left;margin:0 5px 5px 0;}! The 19th ranked St. Olaf baseball team won the MIAC tournament (held in Northfield and Dundas) yesterday, "defeating Hamline 3-2":

This qualifies the Oles for the "NCAA Division III National Baseball Championship":, with the first round being held Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Three Links Golf Tournament

link.gifThree Links Care Center hosted their Seventh Annual Golf Tournament at the Northfield Golf Club today (8/04/2005) with a 1PM Shotgun Start.

Dundas Dukes host a game (Update)

The Dundas Dukes are hosting a game at Memorial Field in Dundas. This is just a short bike ride from Northfield.

John Ophaug, minor league pitcher

Sarah Maxwell, Director of Media Relations at Carleton College, sent me these photos and a blurb on Northfielder John Ophaug:

Carleton College sponsored the St. Paul Saints baseball game on Friday, July 8, at Midway Stadium. The game was billed as "Renaissance Knight Night sponsored by Carleton College" and included a number of promotional activities that highlighted the College.

Parental misbehavior solved


In yesterday's Star Tribune: Reorganized priorities in Northfield

"We were having all kinds of problems, the usual things you see in youth sports," said Bill Szydlo, president of the Northfield Youth Baseball Association at the time. "We had problems with parents...


A vital part of the Northfield plan is a simple little card. If a fan gets out of hand, he or she is handed a card that reads in part: "If your behavior continues, we will stop the game until you leave the premises."

Northfield, Northfielders in the news


Northfield nine ready for baseball
As a way to promote last summer's Class B and C Amateur Baseball state tournament, Northfield invited the St. Croix Base Ball Club to town for a game played by 1860s rules.

School for a new century
Some of the past century's changes in education systems and lifestyles are reflected in the nearly finished new Northfield Middle School, set to open Sept. 1.

Pioneer Press

Funding plan for public defenders looks improbable
Sen. Tom Neuville, a key architect of the public defenders' agreement, said the agreement did not intend to bind future legislatures and would not have been a legal contract. The Northfield Republican said the best solution would be to hold a special session to deal with only the public defenders' budget. He believes the governor, House Republicans and Senate Republicans would be amenable to that.

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