As the 2014 Iditarod Dog Sled Race continues I once again turn you over to my sister Rosemary Wozniak, Balladeer’s Blog’s Official Iditarod Correspondent. Take it away, Rose!
As I have mentioned on my Facebook Page, a woman has not won the Iditarod since 1990. I am hoping that this year one of the women mushers will win.
Today I am going to write about an Iditarod rookie…Katherine Keith.
According to her official biography on the Iditarod website Katherine, 35, was born in Minnesota and lived there until completing high school at which point Katherine decided that it was time to pursue her dream of Continue reading
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AMERICAN MIDWEST CONFERENCE – Last night the 4th seeded PARK UNIVERSITY PIRATES played a hardcourt Armageddon against the 5 seeds, the WILLIAMS BAPTIST COLLEGE EAGLES (one of roughly 9,879 college teams called “Eagles”). The two squads went into Overtime before the Pirates emerged with a tight 79-75 victory ### Meanwhile in an absolute orgy of offensive output the 2nd seeded FREED- HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY LIONS ran up a Century Club-level victory over the 10th seeded HARRIS- STOWE STATE HORNETS by a score of 120-91 (which NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell has admitted is his target score for every NFL game in the near future) ### The top seeded COLUMBIA (MO) COUGARS dispatched the 7th seeded WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY OWLS 79-65 ### And in yet ANOTHER 6 seed over 3 seed upset the BENEDICTINE- SPRINGFIELD BULLDOGS eliminated the LYON COLLEGE SCOTS in a 73-72 nailbiter.
GOLDEN STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – The 3rd seeded HOPE INTERNATIONAL ROYALS avoided the “6 over 3″ curse that has plagued this postseason. The Royals defeated the 6th seeded CONCORDIA (CA) EAGLES (who I still say should go by “Condors” instead) by a score of 73-65. ### But the BIG news in this conference last night came from the massive upset that the SEVENTH SEEDED MASTER’S MUSTANGS inflicted on the SECOND SEEDED ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM. It wasn’t just the 7 over 2 upset NOR the fact that the game went into Double Overtime before the Mustangs won 80-77. No the REAL distinction this game had was that it was the only GSAC game yesterday that did NOT feature a team called Eagles. ### Meanwhile the Continue reading
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SOONER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – The ever-tough UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS have a well-earned reputation for being as proficient at sports as they are in the classroom. Last night the 6th seeded Drovers eliminated the 11th seeded SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES by a score of 76-66 ### Meanwhile in their Opening Round matchup the 8th seeded OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON scored a Century Club- level 103 points to the 76 notched by their opponents – 9th seeded TEXAS WESLEYAN RAMS ### And the 10th seeded NORTHWOOD (TX) KNIGHTS dragged the 7th seeded JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLES (I say their teams should be called the Abolitionists) into Overtime before losing to them by a final score of 107-100.
HEART OF AMERICA ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – The 4th seeded EVANGEL UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS trailed the 5th seeded CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY EAGLES for most of the game but tied it up to force TWO OVERTIME PERIODS. The Crusaders at last emerged with a 125-114 victory ### The 3rd seeded MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY PIONEERS won an 87-80 battle royal with the 6th seeded MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS ### In the top spot the BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS bounced the 8th seeded BAKER UNIVERSITY WILDCATS 66-51 ### And the 2nd seeded CULVER- STOCKTON COLLEGE WILDCATS joined the Century Club with their 105-89 triumph over Continue reading
Balladeer’s Blog throws it back to my sister Rosemary, Glitternight.com’s Official Iditarod Correspondent for another look at a participant in the 2014 Iditarod Dogsled Race. This time the featured Musher is DeeDee Jonrowe, Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname: “Juneau” Jonrowe. Now over to Rosemary:
Today I am going to write about another of my favorites of the veteran women mushers…DeeDee Jonrowe.
According to her official biography on the Iditarod website http://iditarod.com/race/2014/mushers/95-DeeDee-Jonrowe/ , DeeDee Jonrowe, 60, was born in Frankfort Germany while her father was in the military. The family moved to Alaska in 1971.
DeeDee has a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences and Continue reading
CASCADE COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE – The top seeded COLLEGE OF IDAHO COYOTES brought an end to the Cinderella run of the 6th seeded NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY BEACONS last night by handing them an 83-59 loss to take the title. * The Coyotes move on to the NAIA Basketball National Tournament as the CCC’s tournament champions as well as the regular season champions. The Beacons, as the conference tournament runners-up, get the CCC’s other bid to the National Tournament.
CROSSROADS LEAGUE – Two Cinderella teams clashed for this conference’s title as the 4th seeded BETHEL COLLEGE (IN) PILOTS (riverboat pilots) won a 70-65 Instant Classic against the 6th seeded GRACE COLLEGE LANCERS. * The Pilots, as the conference tournament champions, advance to the NAIA Basketball National Tournament. The Iowa Wesleyan Wildcats, as the regular season champions, get the Crossroads League’s other bid to the Continue reading