The dean of the NSIC sports information directors, Larry Scott, will retire next month after 40 years of chronicling the sports teams at Moorhead State.
Caught in Moorhead's continual budget crunch, the 62-year-old Scott accepted an early retirement plan to step aside one or two years earlier than he had planned.
He plans, however, to remain active with the school's athletic department in years to come on a part time basis.
"I won't have to quit cold turkey for too long," he said. It would be very difficult to close the door, get into the car and take off somewhere."
Scott joined the Dragons in 1969 a colleague of BSU's Larry Larson who went on to become publicity director of the State High School League for three decades.
Scott was the first and only full time SID Moorhead has ever had. He was about to accept an assistant SID post at Minnesota when the Moorhead job was created.
Athletic Director Doug Peters said the department will have to work through its budget problems to find out how to replace Scott.
Before his start, the SID role had been handled by part time help, often MSU students. One was Dick Seal who went on to a long sports writing career at the Fargo Forum and other newspapers.
The North Dakota baseball team topped its first season in Division I play by sweeping the Great West Conference's two weekly awards.
Junior Josh Nelson was named Player of the Week while Bemidji's Sam Anderson was chosen Pitcher of the Week.
Nelson was the fourth different Sioux and fifth overall to earn his award.,
Anderson was the third UND hurler to gain the weekly honor.
He made the most of his final two starts of the campaign, posting a 1-0 record with a 2.77 earned run average.
In a 7-2 win over Mary, the tall sophomore tossed his first complete game allowing two earned runs on four hits while fanning a career-high five batters.
In the season finale against Northern Iowa he had a no decision but limited the Panthers to just two earned runs on six hits in six-plus innings.
For the week he tossed 13 innings, allowing only four runs and scattering 10 hits.
"Sam did not start a lot of games for us during the season but really made the most of his two starts last week and did a tremendous job for us," said Coach Jeff Dodson.
'These last two appearances are really going to be a confidence builder for him going into the off season as he prepares for his junior year next spring.
He returns to the Bemidji Mudcats for the summer.
The sweep of the two weekly titles gave the Sioux eight for the season.
The BASS summer swim program will begin June 2 and run through July 30.
The program will run from 2-6 p.m. at the high school pool the first week. .Newbies will start June 9.
Registration will take place at the pool or at the Bemidji Community Education office.
There will be the usual three levels.
Seniors is for swimmers 13 and older who want to swim competitively and perfect their skills.
The age group level will swim mornings five days a week.
The age group division is for swimmers 12-under who will practice five days a week. The group will contain a wide variety of skill levels. Meet participation is highly encouraged but not required.
The division will have two groups, one swimming five day a week and other only two.
Newbies are 8-under and firs time novice swimmers who will be introduced to the four basic strokes. They will swim Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Seven meets are scheduled starting with the Fergus Falls Invitational June 12-13. The BASS Invitational will be July 5.
New Roseau coach
Andrew Lundbohm is the new Roseau boys hockey coach succeeding Scott Oliver who resigned after last winter's season.
The Army graduate has been an assistant with the Rams since 2006, one year after he began teaching at Roseau. He is a 1995 Roseau graduate.
The 31-year-old Lundbohm said he foresees no changes in the program which will run "the only way Roseau has run its program."
Alexandria star heavyweight Tom Bouressa will continue his mat career at Concordia next year.
He won 115 matches during his career and finished fourth and fifth at the state the past two years.
He also maintained a 3.8 GPA in high school; and was an academic All-State pick by The Guillotine the past two winters.
He will join a Cobber team that went 10-1 last winter and took second in the Division III regional meet.
The Bemidji Area Softball Association will hold an organizational meeting for its co-ed league Wednesday at 7 p.m. at T-Juan's.
Any team interested in playing co-ed softball this summer must attend since the starting date and game nights will be decided at that time.
The league will play 12 games plus a playoff with the fee at $330.
For further information contact Commissioner David White at 760-6668.
True Team track
Rosemount's boys and Mounds View's girls captured the 3A titles at the True Team state track meet at Stillwater.
Section 8-3A winners Buffalo and Moorhead finished seventh and eighth in the boys and girls divisions in nine-team fields.
In Class 2A, Totino Grace swept both titles with Sartell third and Grand Rapids fourth in the girls ranks and Sartell second. Grand Rapids eighth and Fergus Falls ninth in the boys.
In Class A, Blue Earth's girls and St,. Croix Lutheran's boys were champs with Warroad ninth in the girls meet while Roseau was fifth and Ada ninth in the girls.
East Grand Forks' girls and Ada's boys claimed Sub-Section 30-A titles while Warroad's girls and Roseau's boys were the 31A champs.