Sportsline: Hill's record may not be record after all
Minneapolis South scoring sensation Taylor Hill apparently broke the all-time career scoring record this week when she hit 32 points in a 71-58 win over Roosevelt.
It raised her career figure to 3,701 topping the mark of 3,694 held by Katie Ohm of Elgin-Millville since 2005.
However, some researchers hold that there is a discrepancy in her totals and that her recent night still left her just 100 points under the old record.
Ohm broke the former mark of Roseau's Megan Taylor of ,3300 set in 1997.
Hockey mark falls
Ben Hanowski of Little Falls eclipsed the all time boys hockey career mark of 378 held by Johnny Pohl of Red Wing
He needed two points Thursday to break the mark showing 55 goals and 107 assists in leading Little Falls to a 24-0 record.
He got three in the Flyers 9-1 runaway over Apollo with two goals and an assist, raising his record this year to 57 goals and 108 assists for 165 points.
The game drew a record crowd of 2,000 fans to witness the new mark. Hanowski will play his college hockey at St. Cloud next year.
He has also been a regular on the Little Falls High School and Legion baseball teams for three seasons playing against Bemidji each spring and summer.
His older brother Beau, who also was a hockey star at Little Falls, is on a baseball scholarship at Augustana.
Mayasich mark tied
One of the longest standing records in state sports history was the seven-goal single game hockey mark set by John Mayasich of Eveleth in 1951.
On Dec. 6, Hanowski scored seven times in a rout of Greenway.
Last Saturday junior forward Michael Unzen of Moose Lake hit seven in a 10-3 win over Ely.
Four days earlier. Senior forward Dan Bulliar hit seven as Mankato East beat Austin 8-4.
Mayasich hit his seven in Eveleth's state semifinal win over Minneapolis Southwest 11-5.
Glas gets 500
Rich Glas made it official.
The 3x-BHS and BSU cager gained his 500th coaching victory when Concordia beat St. Mary's 77-64 this week.
Glas went 69-44 in five seasons at Morris, 66-64 in five years at Willamette, 170-136 in 18 seasons at North Dakota and is 10-14 in his first season at Concordia.
Now in his 29th season, his record it 500-316. "I owe a lot to a lot of people that have made this possible,." Said Glas.
Bemidji High athletes were reminded that golf, softball and track will begin drills March 9, baseball March 16 and tennis March 23.
Athletes must have completed all forms and paid their athletic fees before being permitted to begin practice. The fees are $60 for 9-12 grade students.
The fees may be paid and forms returned to the activities office. Those needing forms may obtain them from the office during school days.
Cagle signs with U
Grand Rapids weight star Jessica Cagle has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Minnesota next year on a track scholarship.
The state discus champ had been pursued by a number of Division I schools including North Carolina, Purdue, Penn State, Wisconsin, Princeton and Stanford among others.
She won the discus title last spring with a final toss of 162-4, breaking the state record in the process. She was fifth in the shot put at 40-1¾.
She was a varsity performer for the Thunderhawks for six seasons.
Plys takes nationals
Duluth's Chris Plys rink, the defending world champions, beat Chisholm's Aaron Wald 5-1 to take the national Men's Junior Curling title at Devils Lake, N.D.
Plys began action this weekend at the U..S. Men's nationals at in Colorado.
Plys won the 1-2 playoff 4-3 over Wald who then turned back Brook Morton of Wisconsin 8-4 to advance to the final. Morton had won the 3-4 playoff in the opening round.
Alexandra Carlson of Minnesota took the women's title 8-2 in eight ends over Nina Spatola of Wisconsin, a team it also beat in the 1-2 playoff 9-3.
Plys and Wald had tied in the round robin with 8-1 marks. Spatola and Carlson did likewise in the women's division at 8-1.
Josh Bahr of Bemidji was third on the Wald rink.
Zamboni turns 60
The Zamboni ice surfacing machine celebrated its 60th birthday this year.
It was created in 1949 in the southern California shop of Frank Zamboni. The ice surfacer has gotten better with each passing year.
The 8,680 pound machine has a top speed of nine miles an hour and a turning radius of 16 feet
The firm has produced more than 8,500 units which sell for upwards of $200,000.
It averages around 2,000 miles per winter.
A Zamboni led the funeral parade of former UND Coach Fido Purpur.
The Zamboni family immigrated to California from Northern Italy in the 1880's where the original started an auto repair business. Frank was born in 2001 and trained as a mechanic. He built the first machine after he constructed a 20,000 square foot ice skating in 1939 that took forever to resurface
In 1950, he built a new model for Olympic skating star Sonja Henie.
His first machine sold for $5,000. A Buffalo, N.Y. rink recently paid $225,000 for a new model.
A budget short fall could cause Moorhead High to cut the jobs of several assistant coaches as that district finds ways to meet a .$4.9 million sports budget. About 80% of the budget goes toward coaching salaries. Activities Director Don Hulbert said the plan is to trim $250,000 from the athletic budget before next year.
Another big expenditure is travel which tops $110,000 a year for the large school in a small school area, a similar problem faced by Bemidji.
Minneapolis South, New Prague, Jordan and Barnum top the girls four classes in the weekly basketball poll.
East Grand Forks is second in 2A and Ada second, Parkers Prairie seventh, Bigfork ninth and RLCC 10 in Class A.
In boys basketball, Hopkins. Mankato West, Pelican Rapids and Granada-Huntley-East Chain lead the four classes.
St Cloud Tech and Apollo are third in 4A and 3A with Grand Rapids sixth in 3A.
Virginia is fifth and C-I eighth in 2A with Chisholm., Bertha-Hewitt, Park Christian and NCE 3-4-7-9 in A.
In girls hockey, Roseville and Breck School are the top teams in AA and A with PHM, Grand Rapids, Duluth and CEC 8-11-12-14 in AA and Warroad, Roseau, Crookston, Silver Bay, Fergus Falls, East Gran Forks 3-4-5-6 10-12 in Class A.
C.EC won the 7AA Section title 4-2 over PHM and Warroad took the 8A title over Roseau 2-1.