Category: Robert Pannier

St. John’s Johnnies Clinch MIAC Title with 26-6 Win over St. Olaf

You have to hand it to Coach Gary Fasching. He replaces a living legend, and then leads his team to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) title in only his second season at the helm. Saturday his team won their seventh game in a row, this time over St. Olaf, to clinch the conference title…

Cinderella Finds Shoe – Macalester Scots Crowned Conference Champions

Sit backs kids. It’s time for a little story. Once upon a time there was a college in Minnesota that was well known for its rigorous academic standards, but not really so much for its ability to play football. In fact, all throughout the land others mocked the program, making it the laughingstock throughout the…

Bialostok, Stowell Look to Be Offensive for Macalester Scots

You will have to excuse Macalester Scots players Zandy Stowell and Samson Bialostok if they decide to ruin the day of the Illinois College Blueboys on Saturday. The two have been kind of rude like that lately. Whether they are at home or on the road, they have simply done nothing but be offensive, and the…

Gusties Give an ‘F’ for Gustavus Adolphus Safeties

No one likes to get an “F” in anything they do. An “F” means failure, a lack of any kind of success, but to the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties an “F” means something completely different. For them it is the first letter in the last names of their two outstanding safeties, Xavier Fust and Jake Forcier.…

‘Silent But Deadly’ Andrew Lonneman Holds the Line for Gustavus Adolphus

At 6-3, 220 pounds, senior defensive lineman Andrew Lonneman is frequently giving about 50-plus pounds to the offensive lineman he is pitted against in the trenches known as the line of scrimmage. Often times he is double-teamed and even tripled-teamed in an effort to slow down the lineman so his teammates can make plays for…

Macalester Scots Travel South Looking for Conference Title

This Saturday the Macalester Scots will travel to Jacksonville looking to win the school’s first conference championship in 67 years. No, the team is not traveling to Jacksonville, FL, but is instead going to Illinois to play the Illinois College Blueboys. Macalester earned their place in the championship game with a 21-13 win over St.…

Gustavus Adolphus Gusties Head North to Battle St. Thomas Tommies

This Saturday the two most high-powered offenses in the Minnesota Athletic Conference (MIAC) will square off in each team’s final regular season game. The game will pit the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties and their incredible passing attack against the well-balanced attack of the St. Thomas Tommies. The Tommies are averaging 501.1 yards per game following last…

Zach Martinez Proving to Be ‘Junkyard Dog’ for Gustavus Adolphus

Each Saturday Zach Martinez takes to the field for the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties ready to do battle. The 6-1, 220 pound linebacker has established himself as a relentless force on the field, who will take his tenacity and push himself to the limit to make tackles. He is one who epitomizes an attitude of a…

Newcomer Sam Bordo Leaving Impression on Macalester Scots

This Saturday the Macalester Scots will be taking the field against Illinois College looking to win the Midwest Conference title, while also extending their school record win total to nine games. This has been a season that has seen the school’s upper classmen step up and take this team to heights the school has not…

Hamline Pipers Win in OT on Extra-Point, 28-27

The Hamline Pipers created a huge turnover late in the fourth quarter as the Augsburg Auggies were close to grabbing the lead, then got a big special team’s block in overtime to take home the 28-27 win. The win moved the Pipers to 4-5 and they can reach .500 with a win over Carleton (1-8)…

St. Thomas Tommies Crush Carleton, 83-7

It is sad to say this, but 2:19 into Saturday’s game between St. Thomas and Carleton, the game was over. That seems absolutely unfathomable to consider, but the reality is that after the Tommies scored their first touchdown of the game, it was only going to get worse from there. How much worse? 83 points…

Concordia Cobbers Hold Off Gustavus Adolphus, 35-26

On Saturday the Concorida Cobbers rolled out to a 35-13 lead entering the fourth quarter, but the Gusties of Gustavus Adolphus were not done by any stretch of the imagination. They put up 13 in the fourth quarter, but still fell short, as the Cobbers finished off a 32-26 win to move to 8-2 on…

St. John’s Johnnies Make Big Statement in 31-8 Victory

There are three things that the St. John’s Johnnies do exceptionally well: keep opponents from scoring, create turnovers and run the ball. All of those things they were able to do on Saturday, but they added another big dimension to Saturday’s 31-8 win over the Bethel Royals – the big pass play. The Johnnies were…

Macalester Scots Claim North Division Title in 21-13 Win

Two seasons ago the Macalester Scots were looking for a new conference to join after spending a decade as independents in football. They finally settled on the Midwest Conference (MWC) as their new home. Who would have known that in their first season the Scots would be such rude guests? Macalester traveled to Wisconsin for…

Macalester Scots R&R Duo Gives Opponents No Time to Relax

This last Saturday was Senior Day for the Macalester Scots football team. It was a big day that saw the team square off against Carroll University in what was one of the biggest contests in school history. Macalester won that game, thanks in part to the hard work of two of their most beloved seniors,…

Macalester Scots Cross Border Looking to Clinch North Division Title

Following an impressive win against No. 24 Carroll University, the Macalester Scots face their final challenge on their quest to claim the North Division title in the Midwest Conference (MWC). This weekend they will cross the border into Wisconsin to face St. Norbert in a battle that will determine who will win the North Division…

MIAC Conference Title on the Line as St. John’s Johnnies Welcome Bethel Royals

This Saturday the Bethel Royals will travel to Collegeville, MN to take on the St. John’s Johnnies in a game that will decide the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) title. The Royals enter 7-1, with a 6-0 conference record. The Johnnies are also 7-1 on the season with a 5-1 MIAC record. The winner of…

Coach Gary Fasching Creating Own Legacy for St. John’s Johnnies

It is not easy to replace a living legend. Aaron Rodgers replaced Brett Favre in Green Bay. Mike Woodson replaced Phil Jackson for the Lakers. Mike Matheny took over as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals from Tony LaRussa. Sometimes, like Rodgers and Matheny, the person doing the replacing will have great success, while other…

Turnovers Turn Tide for St. John’s Johnnies in 24-7 Win

In a game that the St. John’s Johnnies once trailed 7-0, a pounding ground attack and some big plays by their defense turned the game around and led the visitors to a 24-7 win over the Augsburg Auggies. Two key turnovers created by the Johnnies defense led to 10 points, and St. John’s finished the…

Fast & Fuious 4th Quarter Ends With St. Thomas Tommies on Top

For three quarters on Sunday, the St. Thomas Tommies looked in complete control. Their defense had held Concordia to 10 points, and the triple-option attack, led by quarterback Griffin Neal, was struggling to mount a consistent attack. That is until the fourth quarter. In the final frame the Cobbers came to life and forced the…