Pirates of the Week are submitted by the coaches. See Wednesday's Times for color photos of the Pirates.
Brett Delage - Boys' Basketball
Head coach Greg Garmen says, “Brett has been battling a knee injury and is doing his best to play. He provides the Pirates with another ball-handler and is a stabilizing influence on the floor. He has remained positive and has handled a difficult situation with class and dignity.”
Danica Brekken - Girls' Basketball
Head coach Lon Boike says, “Danica scored 11 points versus Bemidji and 12 points at Red Lake in two Pirate wins last week! Danica's offense has been very consistent to go along with her overall defensive play. Danica's play is one of the reasons for our 12-2 record!”
Wyatt Hanson - Wrestling
Head coach Chad Hitchen says, “Wyatt is senior captain who had a good Monday night at the Mahnomen dual tournament going 3-0, with two of the three matches against some very good wrestlers. Wyatt is well liked and respected in the classroom and on the wrestling mat. Wyatt is part of the ‘Franklin Club’ and I look to him to lead his teammates into the post season and beyond.”
Macy Strem - Girls' Hockey
Assistant coach Jaclyn Martin says, “Macy's an 8th grade center for the Pirates and has done a great job playing both Varsity and JV this year. Macy's a hard worker, brings everything to each practice and game, and has great hockey sense. She's also eager to learn and is a very coachable player. Macy has been a strong third line center for us and we'll continue to see good things from her this year and many years to come!”
Curtis Regan & Dylan Klatt - Boys' Hockey
Head coach Jon Bittner says, “Curtis is a power forward who comes to play every day. He has a great attitude and has contributed key goals and is a leader on the ice and in the locker room for the Pirates. Curtis has such an open heart: He is willing and ready to do any assignment or chore required of him. He is having a great senior year.
“Dylan is one of our quiet leaders as a second year returning captain. His ability to lead his young linemates (a 10th & 9th grader) and show them where and what to do is essential to our success. Power play, man short, extra shifts and in the locker room, Dylan is a super person to have on our squad and a great young man!”