Crookston High School athletic coaches select Pirates of the Week for baseball, softball, tennis, boy and girls golf and boys and girls track.
Crookston High School Pirates coaches Katie Lariviere, Mitch Bakken, Mike Geffre, Steve Kofoed, Amy Boll and Wayne Folkers select student athletes to be featured as Pirates of the Week. For the week of May 15-19, the Crookston Daily Times features Tim Parr (baseball), Logan Prudhomme (boys tennis), Thea Oman (girls track), Brelee Jobe (softball), Danielle Boyle (girls golf), Lukas Meier (boys track) and Brock Heppner (boys golf).
Boys track and field head coach Wayne Folkers says: "Lukas Meier is a sophomore. He had a great week last week finishing with four 1st places in Warren. Lukas is another of our team leaders and is a good influence on our younger athletes.”
Baseball head coach Mitch Bakken says: "Tim ranks up there this year with the most improved on the Pirate Baseball team. He saw limited varsity action last year but has stepped in big this year. Tim has done a great job in relief for the Pirates this season and continues to throw strikes and be a competitor. Defensively, he has been solid at shortstop when Chris Wavra is pitching. Against Bagley, he made two very difficult plays and also started a double play to keep the momentum on the Pirate's side. Tim is a junior this season and will be looked upon to be a leader both offensively and defensively next season for Crookston Pirate Baseball.”
Girls track head coach Amy Boll says: "Thea Oman is a sophomore on the Girls Track team. She is runs the 400, 800, 1600m, 3200m and the 4x800 relay. Thea is the type of young lady that gets the job done! She never gives up! She is very trust worthy and is a huge part of our team. Great job Thea!! Keep working hard!"
Boys golf head coach Steven Kofoed says: "“Brock Heppner broke 80 for the first time this season shooting 79 in Roseau last Saturday. Brock led the Section Tournament last year after Day 1 shooting a 76 at Bemidji Town and Country. Brock has played some really good golf this year but every round has made a couple big numbers that killed his score. The past couple of weeks Brock has worked really hard trying to become a bit more consistent in his ball striking. When Brock figures it out, he will play a big factor in the Pirates post season.”
Boys tennis head coach Mike Geffre says: "Logan works hard in drills and matches to make his game better. Logan has improved his singles and doubles game this year making him a more versatile player. I look at Logan as being one of our key singles players in the section tournament.”
Girls golf head coach Jeff Perreault says: "Dani has been golfing the #4 spot for the Pirates the last few seasons. She is an extremely athletic golfer with a drive to get her self better. This past week in Fergus Falls she fired a personal best 86 to help the team shoot a season best 337. If she can consistently shoot in the mid 80's the Pirates will be tough to beat!”
Softball head coach Katie Lariviere says: "Brelee is a junior playing her first year on varsity this year. She has really stepped up the past couple weeks to earn her outfield position. She hustles after the ball defensively and has been a crucial impact at the plate, coming through with a base hit when we need it. Brelee comes ready to practice each day and learning lots with the help of teammates. Her athleticism has been a great addition to the softball program.”
Boys track and field head coach Wayne Folkers says: "Lukas Meier is a sophomore. He had a great week last week finishing with four 1st places in Warren. Lukas is another of our team leaders and is a good influence on our younger athletes."