NFLPA Statement on Adrian Peterson's suspension by the NFL

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) has released a statement on their website (nflpa.com) about the NFL's decision to suspend Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the rest of the current season:

NFLPA STATEMENT ON ADRIAN PETERSON SUSPENSION

The decision by the NFL to suspend Adrian Peterson is another example of the credibility gap that exists between the agreements they make and the actions they take. Since Adrian’s legal matter was adjudicated, the NFL has ignored their obligations and attempted to impose a new and arbitrary disciplinary proceeding.


NFL Statement on Adrian Peterson suspension

The NFL announced on Tuesday that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson would be suspended for the rest of the 2014-2015 NFL Season. Below is a statement released by the NFL:


Buysse named MCAC Player of the Week

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their first Men's Basketball Weekly Awards for the season and Minnesota West sophomore Derek Buysse has been named the Southern Division Player of the Week

Buysse, a sophomore from Marshall, averaged 25 points per game, 7 rebounds per game and 3.3 steals per game in 3 games last week as the Bluejays opened up the season with a 1-2 record.

Minnesota West will host Mount Marty (JV) on Thursday night at the Center for Health and Wellness on the Worthington Campus at 8:00pm


Big South All-Conference Football Team

The Big South Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Football Team

All-Conference:
Trevor Wietzema, SR, Worthington
Robert Lovan, JR, Worthington
Torey Rogers, JR, Worthington
Keegan Moore, JR, Jackson County Central
Paden Moore, SR, Jackson County Central
Ryan Salzwedel, JR, Jackson County Central
Demonte Thomas, SR, Jackson County Central
Conner Crabtree, SR, Luverne
Jonathan Gacke, SR, Luverne
Andrew Verhey, SR, Luverne
Conner Hoffman, SR, Luverne
Tyler Morgan, SR, Windom
Kyle Antes, SR, Windom
Boyer Bouman, SR, Pipestone
Blake Wolters, JR, Pipestone


Murray County Board Chair John Giese dies at 79

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SLAYTON – Murray County Commissioner John Giese died early Sunday morning at his home in Slayton. Giese, who was 79, had served on the Murray County Board since 2007 and was the current Chairman.

His term was to end Jan 1, 2015, and due to health issues, he did not run for re-election.


MCAC Football All-Division Teams

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their 2014 All-Division Football Teams

Minnesota West had 5 players earn First Team All-Division honors in DE Michael Garcia, QB Colin Brons, WR Elliot Oldham, OL William Norwood and OL Treyvon Reed.

The Bluejays had 5 more players earn Second Team All-Division honors in LB Rick Thomas, RB Anthony Love, DB Donovan Jackson, DL Damarco Kaigler and RB Thomas Timmons.

And 5 more Minnesota West Bluejays were Honorable Mention All-Division selections in LB Dan Devivo, LB Zach Kempema, DE Tyler Knox, TE Connor Kunkel and LB Tyree Bell.


Thursday's high speed pursuit ends in arrest

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WORTHINGTON – Charges have filed in Nobles County District Court against Majuang Thomas Ojulu after a high speed chase that took place Thursday out of Worthington and into Rock County.


S-O FFA Fruit Sales

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Don't miss out on the Sibley-Ocheyedan 2014 Fruit Sales! Contact the Ag Department at 712.754.7234 or bgottlob@thegenerals.org on or by Monday, November 17th!

Be sure to ask about the special Elk sticks available as well!


Boever signs with MSU-Mankato

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Worthington Trojan senior Ana Boever took advantage of the early-signing period on Wednesday by inking her name on a National Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career at Minnesota State University-Mankato next year.

As a sophomore Ana Boever had a scoring average of 13.8 points per game and followed that up by averaging 15.3 points per game in her junior season. Her all-around play improved significantly during her junior season as she had 130 steals (2nd best in school history for a season), and 80 blocked shots (average of 3.33 per game, 4th in school history in a season)


Big South All-Conference Volleyball Team

The Big South Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Volleyball team

West Division
All-Conference
Betsy Thompson, Senior, Worthington
Jasmine Carlson, Senior, Windom
Kaylee Burmeister, Senior, Jackson County Central
Kathryn Nasby, Senior, Jackson County Central
Rachel Johnson, Senior, Jackson County Central
Bianca Claussen, Senior, Pipestone
Taylor Kruisselbrink, Senior, Pipestone
Lauren Hanson, Senior, Redwood Valley
Callie Graff, Senior, Marshall
Abby Louwagie, Junior, Marshall
Marah Mulso, Junior, Marshall
Lexi Saugstad, Junior, Marshall

Honorable Mention