Category: Robert Pannier

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Bethel Royals Declare Defense Throughout the Land

During the time of the great monarchs of Europe, kings and queens would send out public proclamations to be read so that the people would know of new laws that the monarch had created. On Saturday a new “monarch” was making a proclamation, as the Bethel Royals were declaring that any offense that comes their…

St. John’s Johnnies Come Marching Home Winners, 24-14

On a hot day in St. Paul, the St. John’s Johnnies followed a well-established philosophy for winning: get an early lead, employ a smothering defense and ride the legs of your stud running back. The three-pronged strategy was employed to perfection by Johnnies Coach Gary Fasching as St. John’s pulled out a huge 24-14 victory…

Gustavus Adolphus Gusties Blow Right through Hamline for 48-19 Win

In a battle of early season undefeated teams, the Gusties of Gustavus Adolphus proved to be very ungracious hosts, as they dominated the Hamline Pipers on their way to a 48-19 victory. GAC jumped out to a 21-0 lead before finally allowing a Pipers TD, and never looked back, as their offense rolled up an…

Augsburg Auggies Slay Carleton Knights 42-14

The Augsburg Auggies rode into Northfield on Saturday ready to do battle with the Carleton Knights. By day’s end it was clear that the Auggies were a little more ready to play than their counterparts were. Riding the wave of a crushing defense and a blistering offensive display led by Ayrton Scott, Augsburg dominated the…

Concordia Cobbers Stave-Off Johnnies Comeback to Win 23-14

Both the Concordia Cobbers and the St. John’s Johnnies opened conference play on Saturday in showdown of early season undefeateds. The Cobbers rolled into half-time feeling pretty good about their chances of grabbing a big road victory. It was 16-0, and the Johnnies seemed to have no answers to figure out the Concordia defense on…

Three Kings Lead Bethel Royals to 40-0 Thrashing of St. Olaf

Fans in Arden Hills, MN got to see the new Game of Thrones Saturday. The one on television is based on a novel that has been turned into an HBO series which follows characters through important events in European history. This Game of Thrones is on a football field where the stars are three running backs, a…

MIAC Featured Game of the Week: Austin Duncan Leads the Hamline Pipers March to Victory

On a night when Hamline University saw a record crowd of over 2,400 in attendance, the home crowd left happy as their team delivered a huge victory over rival Macalester. While the defense had an outstanding game and gave their offense incredible field position virtually all night, it was the running of star half back…

St. John’s Johnnies Dominate UWEC Blugolds to Move to 2-0

The St. John’s Johnnies have a very good defense. Don’t believe me? Just ask the Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugolds. They will happily attest to the fact. Well, maybe not so happily after watching their team shutdown to 216 yards of total offense and 11 punts. It was a dominant affair that left the Blugolds looking for…

Gustavus Adolphus Gusties Go to the Air in 42-9 Thrashing of Lake Forest

The Gusties may not be named for the synonym for a wide blast of wind, but on Saturday their passing attack mustered a lot of yards through the air, creating a fast moving current around rapidly moving footballs that led the team to a 42-9 win over the Lake Forest Foresters. In a game that…

Concordia Cobbers Late Scores Clinch 30-9 Victory over Beavers

What was once a close game for three quarters became an easy victory for the Concordia Cobbers, as 13 fourth quarter points clinched the 30-9 victory over the Buena Vista Beavers, making the Moorhead team 2-0 on the season. It was a game that Concordia had dominated for much of the contest, but a few…

Augsburg Auggies Offense Unstoppable in 55-45 Shootout Win

Last weekend the Auggies produced just three points at home against Wartburg in a 40-3 loss. They generated only 164 yards of offense on the afternoon, and could not get anything going at all. That clearly wasn’t a problem this last Saturday as Augsburg had over 164 yards on offense just five minutes into the…

Carleton Knights Defense, Special Teams Douse Prairie Fire

In mythology, Knights were supposed to slay fire-breathing dragons, but these Carleton Knights showed Saturday afternoon that they can put out fires of a whole different nature. The Carleton football team rode a dominating defense and special teams that was truly special on their way to 40-14 win over the Knox College Prairie Fire for…

Abel Nieves Named American Association Playoff MVP

Oddly enough, on the day that Abel Nieves saw his 19-game hitting streak come to an end, he may have had his most important game of the playoffs for the Wichita Wingnuts. The second baseman proved to be the primary catalyst in the team’s dominant run to the American League Championship and this is why…

Wichita Wingnuts Finish Out Series Like Champions

After being the runner-up the last two seasons in the American Association Championship series, this year the Wichita Wingnuts took home the title, claiming the best-of-five series with an 8-3 victory Saturday night. These Wingnuts were not going to be denied this season, as they swept the series, and claimed their sixth victory in seven…

Wichita Wingnuts Brent Clevlen Named American Association MVP

The Minor League Sports Report named their American Association Most Valuable Player on Friday, and the award goes to Brent Clevlen of the Wichita Wingnuts. While players such as Winnipeg’s Tyler Kuhn and Casey Haerther, Lincoln’s Ian Gac, and Laredo’s Nick Van Stratten received consideration, no one was more deserving than the Wichita Wingnuts player…

Early Outburst Brings Wichita Wingnuts Within 1 Game of Championship

For the second straight night the Wichita Wingnuts jumped out to an early lead in their American Association Championship series game against the Lincoln Saltdogs. Unlike the previous night, however, the Wingnuts gave no impression to those pesky ‘Dogs that they were going to have a chance to get back into this game, as starter…

Tim Brown, David Espinosa Power Wichita Wingnuts to Victory: American Association Championship

Game 1 of the American Association Championship looked like it wasn’t going to be much of game at all. By the eighth inning the Wichita Wingnuts had a 10-0 lead and starter Tim Brown looked absolutely unhittable. It looked like Wichita would coast into a 1-o lead over their neighbors to the north, the Lincoln…

Nick Hernandez Named American Association Pitcher of the Year: Goldeyes Gazette

The Minor League Sports Report named Nick Hernandez of the Winnipeg Goldeyes as their American Association Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday. The 6-4, 215 pound left-hander had a huge season for the North Division Champion Goldeyes this season, and was a leading reason why they won the division. Hernandez pitched in his first American…

American Association Championship Series Preview: Border Battle Brews for Baseball’s Best

Lincoln Saltdogs vs. Wichita Wingnuts American Association Championship Series The Lincoln Saltdogs and the Wichita Wingnuts will square off starting Wednesday night to decide who the champions of the American Association are. The best-of-five series pits the Central Division Champions against their neighbor to the south in what should be a series for the ages.…

Laredo Lemurs Jeremy Strawn Named American Association Rookie of the Year: Laredo Line

The Minor League Sports Report named their American Association Rookie of the Year on Tuesday and the award goes to Laredo Lemurs pitcher Jeremy Strawn. The 23-year-old put together a dominant season worthy of the award, and proved himself to be one of the top starters in the league, even as a rookie. Jeremy is…