from the Hip

Posted 3/29/22

SHOTS from the Hip Bravo to Prescott Athletic and Activities Director Andrew Caudill on his impressive work related to the school district website. Team previews, videos, photos, and other …

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from the Hip


SHOTS from the Hip

Bravo to Prescott Athletic and Activities Director Andrew Caudill on his impressive work related to the school district website. Team previews, videos, photos, and other information can be found at Be sure to check out.

Peter Brookshaw helped North Dakota State sweep a three-game series against Northern Colorado over the weekend. The Bison outscored the Bears 44-13 in the threegame sweep and improved to 15-8 on the season. Brookshaw is hitting .346 on the season and leads the team in hits, runs scored, batting average, and is second in runs batted in. The Bison continue Summit League play this weekend with a three-game series at Western Illinois.

The Wisconsin High School Fastpitch Association inexplicably does not have the Prescott Cardinals as one of the teams to watch in Division III. The bulk of last year’s State Runner Up team returns for Head Coach Nick Johnson. The Cardinals are expected to challenge Baldwin-Woodville and Altoona for this year’s Middle Border conference championship.

Bemidji State outfielder Hunter Daymond is hitting .333 for the Beavers. A 2020 Cardinal alumnus, Daymond in 45 plate appearances has only struck out once.

Hats off to the volunteers who volunteered their time to help make Firehall Field ready for hoped-for games this week. The chilly Saturday temperatures did not stop volunteer aficionados Dennis Gagnier, Dallas Eggers, Jim Johnson and others from donating their time to the Prescott baseball program.

St. Mary’s infielder Mackenzie Carey and her University of St. Mary’s (Winona) will open up conference play this weekend with double headers against St. Catherine’s University and Concordia College. Carey, a 2020 Prescott alumnus, is hitting .421 for St. Mary’s this spring.

Did you know … the wild turkey was reintroduced into the state of Wisconsin in 1976 … Wisconsin has over 5 million acres of public hunting land … The inland brook trout is Wisconsin’s only native stream trout and is closely related to the lake trout … There are 116 Mud Lakes in Wisconsin … In 1892 it was lawful in Wisconsin to shoot any dog chasing or hunting deer … Door County, Wis. has more shoreline than any other county in the United States … At 236 feet, Green Lake is the deepest inland lake in Wisconsin … There are over 13,000 miles of trout streams in Wisconsin.

Congratulations to Jordan Malmlov on being named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 3 All State Team. Malmlov averaged 22.8 points a game this season and has scored 1,262 points in his prep career and helped the Cardinals win the league title And hats off to Katrina Budworth on being named Division 3 Honorable Mention All State as she helped lead the Cardinals to their third consecutive Middle Border Conference Championship.

Headshaker of the week: Soon the six bands of the Wisconsin Ojibwa will begin harvesting walleye in northern Wisconsin lakes within ceded leads identified in the treaties signed between the “Nation of the United States” and the “Nation of the Chippewa (Ojibwa)” in 1837 and 1842. Since the late 1980’s these “reserved rights” have sparked controversy around the state leading to some extremely tense and ugly scenes at boats landings around northern Wisconsin. The hostile and sometimes dangerous atmosphere at these lakes led the Wisconsin State Legislature and Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson to sign a law mandating Wisconsin schools teach students about treaty rights, tribal sovereignty, and tribal history at both the high school and elementary school levels. Sadly, there are renewed fears that the rock throwing and death threats may return to the shores of Wisconsin lakes this spring. Let’s hope not. Please learn more about Ojibwa treaty rights by visiting the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission website at There is a way to disagree and a way not to disagree. Don’t be a headshaker.

By Cripe Olson