Cheers to the top moments from the 2018-19 Crookston Pirates and Golden Eagles sports seasons
As the 2018-2019 Crookston sports season comes to a close, use this moment to recall the year’s top moments.
• Pirates Cross Country - Katherine Geist medaled at state placing ninth out of 175 with a time of 18:58. Geist won 11 races in a row this season.
• Pirates Boys’ Basketball - Nick Garmen notched his 1,000th career point. Garmen also broke record for most career made three-pointers, scored 40 points in a single game and finished his career ranked fourth all-time in Pirates scoring.
• Golden Eagles Men’s Basketball - Minnesota Crookston beat Augustana to advance to the NSIC Quarterfinals for the first time in school history. The Golden Eagles completed their first winning season at 17-16.
• Pirates Wrestling - Zach Brown medaled at state placing fourth. Fourth serves as the best placement under Head Coach Wes Hanson. Brown has won two consecutive Section 8A Championships.
• Pirates Girls’ Basketball - Crookston finished the season as the Section 8AA Runner-Up. The Pirates, ranked 10th in the section, beat No. 7 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, No. 2 Park Rapids and No. 3 East Grand Forks in the tournament to reach the Section Championship Game.
• Golden Eagles Baseball - Minnesota Crookston broke the program record for wins going 28-21 and qualified for the NSIC Tournament.
• Pirates Girls’ Track/Field - Emma Borowicz placed eighth in the 300m hurdles with a time of 47.30 at the State Meet. Borowicz ran hurdles for the first time this season.
Congrats to all the athletes and their accomplishments. Here is to another year of success.
Jeers to making an abortion-related medical claim that’s not backed by science
North Dakota recently passed a law requiring doctors to inform their patients that they can reverse a medication abortion if they change their mind about the procedure. The law affects North Dakota’s only remaining abortion clinic, which filed a federal lawsuit June 25 over the law and another recent law that dictates what is told to patients before an abortion.
The problem with telling patients that they can reverse a medication abortion is that it is simply not true. Progesterone, the drug said to be able to reverse medical abortions, is not scientifically proven to be successful and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for reversing a medication abortion.
Although credible scientific studies are currently in process, the drug has not been proved to be effective. Laws requiring unsound medical advice to be dictated to patients is misleading and harmful.
In order to make an educated decision about something as big as an abortion, patients need to have the full, accurate, scientific truth, not trials and speculations. Jeers to North Dakota for passing a law forcing doctors to convey misleading information unbacked by scientific study to their patients.