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Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Drake just celebrated his 30th birthday, and to do so, he released some singles from an upcoming project, "More Life." One of those singles is "Sneakin'" featuring 21 Savage, which if that is a tru representative preview, this will be a great project. It is expected to be released in December.

Fantasy went pretty well this week, as I won in three of four leagues, but lost in my main league. I am now 5-2, 5-2, 4-3 and 7-0 in said leagues.

I have many photos to share from cross country, swimming and diving and volleyball from between Oct. 13-18. Enjoy.

Swanville junior Brooklyn Thieschafer goes up against a Royalton player in a match against the Royals, Oct. 13.

Swanville's Emily Beseman (left) and Crystal Kaun go up for a block.

Kaun earns an ace block.

Junior Leah Krupke handles the ball in the offensive zone against Cathedral in the sub-section playoffs, Oct. 13.

Senior MiKel Vacek winds up for a big kick.

Junior defense Brittany Gapinski unleashes a big kick.

Gapinski winds up for said kick.

Senior goalkeeper Lauren Thielman punts the ball up the field.

Senior Layne Udy tries to direct the ball back inside.

Udy taps the ball between two Cathedral defenders.

Nicole Schilling, a junior, runs forward to try and block a Crusaders shot.

Flyers senior Melissa Geisenhof tussles with a Cathedral defender for a ball.

Rachel Gold watches after sending the ball up the field.

Little Falls senior Rachel Boros receives a serve against Pierz, Oct. 17.

Pioneers junior Kelsi Stuckmayer digs a shot.

Pierz senior Kacy Broschofsky prepares to go up for a hit at the net on a set from junior Kylie Porter.

Senior Hannah Kahl (No. 1) looks on as fellow senior Rebecca Athman prepares to attempt a pass.

Flyers senior Terra Motschke digs out a shot from her libero position.

Pierz senior BreAnna Hopkins sets up a teammate for a shot.

Stuckmayer sets up a teammate.

Porter digs out a low shot.

Senior Julia Noyes performs a pike-position dive.

Emma Gustafson launches off the diving board against Ogilive/Mora, Oct. 18.

Junior Alice Foote swims in the medley relay.

Little Falls' Megan Borash (No. 165) chases down teammate and freshman Ellie Anez in the Granite Ridge Conference race in Little Falls, Oct. 18.

Madison Marquette runs the GRC race.

Little Falls junior Hunter Zupko finished fourth in the boys race.

Little Falls sophomore Drew Peterson chases Cathedral's Joel Ebel.

Rachel Josephson swims in a race against Ogilvie/Mora.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Drug Dealer

"Drug Dealer" is a song by Macklemore sans Ryan Lewis, but adding the vocal skills of Ariana DeBoo (a Seattle-based singer). The recently released single casts a spotlight on the prescription drug epidemic that has spread across the country. As the problem is prevalent  in Central MN, I thought this was appropriate. As far as the music/rhymes are concerned, it isn't anything revolutionary, but is pretty solid. I will always continue to listen to Macklemore, not because he is a fairly talented rapper, but because he isn't afraid to tackle social issues.

Fantasy football was fantastically fantastic this week. I won in all four of my leagues. I am currently 6-0, 5-1, 4-2 and 3-3 in those leagues, so no losing records! Thus far, the byes have not affected me too badly, so I'm pretty happy right now. Hopefully it continues.

I have a strong number of photos from Little Falls swimming, Royalton volleyball, Royalton Cross Country, Pierz football and Royalton/USA football, not necessarily in that order.

Flyers senior diver Julia Noyes dives against Milaca, Oct. 6.

Noyes does another dive.

Noyes with a twisting dive.

Rachel Pusc swims in a race in a win over the Wolves.

Royalton senior back David Wimer looks for room on the outside sweep against USA, Oct. 7.

A photo of the controversial hit on Royalton QB Gavin Suska by Travis Barthel (No. 10) and Cody Rahn. The play was called a penalty on USA and caused a rift between the fans and earned Patriots coach Jay Loven a penalty.

USA's Dylan Graves (top) and Myron Ripplinger take down Royalton's Michael Petron after a run. The Royals' No. 16, Brian Moulzolf, trails the play.

Petron busts the arm tackle attempt by Patriots sophomore Jorgan Kiley.

Royalton's Jason Kasella takes down Parker Barth from USA.

Ripplinger breaks the tackle of Royalton senior Tyler Popp.

Pierz' Matt Kummet chases down Paynesville's Gavin Stanger, at the Pioneers' Oct. 7 homecoming game.

Ben Herold lays out for a fourth down catch.

Junior center Alec Lochner and guard Tyler Kunstleben line up for a play.

Brandon Ortman scoots outside on a run.

Derick Hall stiff arms Bulldogs defensive back Sam Haines on a rush.

Royalton senior hitter Brandi Kloss blocks a Holdingford shot in an Oct. 11 match.

The Royals' freshman setter, Cierra Gottwalt, sets up a teammate.

Kloss returns a serve.

Royalton sophomore Jenna Carlson digs out a shot.

Royals senior libero Jordyn Bzdok after she angled a pass back toward the middle of the court.

Junior Kalli Poster digs out a Huskers shot.

Royalton senior Alli Moga dives for a ball that is entering the back row.

Royalton seventh grader Erin Borash (right) races next to teammate Jami Rudolph at the Royalton Invite, Oct. 11.

Senior Armondo Wallen races for the Royals.

Kloss with a big spike over Holdingford's Jenna Scott.