Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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MOORHEAD, Minn.—In 1964, Concordia earned a 20-0 home victory against football rival St. John's. In 1978, the Cobbers scored a 17-0 road victory against the Johnnies. In 1981, Concordia won 17-7 at St. John's. Former Cobbers longtime head coach Jim Christopherson was a Concordia assistant coach in 1964, and the head coach for the latter two victories. For Christopherson, the Johnnies game was critical in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and national landscape.
MOORHEAD—In 1964, Concordia earned a 20-0 home victory against football rival St. John's. In 1978, the Cobbers scored a 17-0 road victory against the Johnnies. In 1981, Concordia won 17-7 at St. John's. Former Cobbers longtime head coach Jim Christopherson was a Concordia assistant coach in 1964, and the head coach for the latter two victories. For Christopherson, the Johnnies game was critical in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and national landscape.
MOORHEAD—Before the game's final drive last Saturday, Edmonton Eskimos offensive coordinator Carson Walch talked with wide receiver Brandon Zylstra. Walch told Zylstra the plan for the final minute and asked if the former Concordia Cobbers wideout was ready to make a play. Zylstra responded, "Absolutely" and then delivered.
MOORHEAD — Prior to his first game as a college men's basketball head coach, Rich Glas sat in the stands at Bethel's Robertson Center Gym in St. Paul with his wife, Sandy, his parents, the equipment manager and the bus driver. The fresh-faced Glas was then a 25-year-old head coach for Minnesota-Morris, watching the junior varsity game before his team played the Royals. A Bethel official approached the equipment manager, who was in his 50s, to ask for the team's starting lineup. "Ask the guy back there," Glas said, recalling how the equipment manager responded.
MOORHEAD—Less than a year ago, Brandon Zylstra was a wide receiver playing Division III football in a triple-option offense. Now, Zylstra is a slot receiver for a Canadian Football League...
MOORHEAD — Each time Brandon Zylstra walks by the Concordia track and field record boards in the hallway area near Olson Forum, they grab his attention. “I always stare (them) down,” said Zylstra, a Spicer native. Zylstra had the school indoor and outdoor high jump records committed to memory. Now, he owns the men’s outdoor standard in that event. He cleared 6 feet, 10¾ inches at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meet earlier this month. “I’m addicted to competing,” said Zylstra, who is also a standout wide receiver on the Cobbers football team.
MOORHEAD — Ron Lippert first thought he was losing his shooting touch during an amateur state basketball tournament in the late 1990s. “I felt like I was pushing the ball and not shooting the ball,” Lippert said. At the time, he attributed the missed shots to being out of shape.
FRISCO, Texas — The stage on the north side of Toyota Stadium has become home for North Dakota State. For the third straight year, that is where the Bison finished the afternoon with a trophy in their hands. The top-ranked Bison scored 28 unanswered points to power to a historic 35-7 victory against Towson University for a third consecutive Division I FCS national championship at Toyota Stadium before an announced attendance of 19,802.
MOORHEAD — The brief video clip shows Brandon Zylstra skimming across the lake, backwards on his bare feet. “That adrenaline rush is huge,” said Zylstra, a junior wide receiver for the Concordia football team and former standout at New London-Spicer. Barefoot water skiing is one of his favorite hobbies. The strength and balance Zylstra exhibits on the water has translated to the football field where he has a knack for making splashy plays. “A lot of barefooting is balance and shifting of weight,” Zylstra said.
MOORHEAD — Since high school, Kayla Hampton has been driven to excel at volleyball — and has logged the extra miles to prove it. The Concordia senior and Benson native drove more than 400 miles some weeks — in her final two years of high school — to play for a club team. “When Kayla decides to do something, her passion, you can’t stop her,” said Melissa Hampton, who is Kayla’s mom. The drive from Benson to Marshall is about a 140-mile roundtrip.