Area notebook: 'Have goggles, will travel' for Tech forward

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Area notebook: 'Have goggles, will travel' for Tech forward

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The current set will picture Amare Stoudemire or Rip Hamilton, NBA guys who wore protective eyewear. Old-schoolers will remember Kurt Rambis and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for their glasses/goggles.

St. Cloud Tech junior forward Jake Martig is now on the list too, though he’s making no fashion statement.

Martig nearly became a one-eyed basketball player, getting seriously poked in the eye in a scrimmage against Osseo.

“I got a finger in the (left) eye,” Martig said. “My eye was swollen completely shut.”

A trip to the emergency room put Martig in street clothes courtside for a while. But he had a big game in Friday’s 68-57 win over St. Cloud Apollo.

“He’s getting better and better,” Tech head coach Mike Trewick said. “He started slow, had about two or three weeks off.

“He’s not in shape yet, but he’s getting there for us.”

Martig had 11 points, seven rebounds and two steals for the Tigers, who are host to Rocori at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in a Central Lakes Conference game.

There’s a good chance Martig will not be wearing his protective eyewear.

“I don’t really like them,” he said. “I don’t think I’m going to use them anymore.

“It’s hard to see.”

It’s easy to see why the Tigers (2-0 CLC, 3-2 overall) need Martig. He supplies some modest size (he’s 6-foot-1) and inside muscle to a team that is neither tall nor big.

Point guard Andy Foley (6-5) is probably the tallest starter, though seniors Isaac Matchinsky (6-3) and Jay Kedrowski (6-5) have been starting inside.

Matchinsky is a wide-body who weighs about 240 and had an excellent season as a starting offensive tackle on the football team.

Martig, a wide receiver on the football team coached by his father Gregg Martig, is working off the bench for a squad that went seven deep Friday. Senior David Scharenbroich also saw a lot of key minutes with Phil Amundson and Ethyn Fruth rounding out the starting lineup.

“We’re just trying to play our game right now, play good ‘D,’ good team ball,” Martig said.

That’ll be the goal against Rocori, which has opened the season slowly. The Spartans are 0-2 in the conference and 0-5 overall.

Good start

The Aaron Boyum era for Albany girls basketball opened Friday with a 75-47 win over Rocori.

Boyum, a sixth-grade teacher at Albany, took over for Josh Dorn, who resigned as a teacher and coach late in the summer to take a position in Dawson-Boyd.

“It feels good to have that first game under our belt,” Boyum said. “We were at the point where we needed a game.

“The kids did a good job of being very patient. We now have a starting point to our season.”

Boyum is a 2003 graduate of Battle Lake High School and a former football player at Concordia College in Moorhead. He has been an elementary teacher in Warren the past five years.

He also has been an assistant girls basketball and football coach for the Warren-Alvarado-Oslo Ponies.

“I think we did some things well right out of the shoot,” Boyum said. “We got our transition game going a little bit, which was nice to see.

“Rocori did a good job of taking our transition game away at times.”

Albany (1-0) opens Granite Ridge Conference play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Cloud Cathedral (0-2).

The Crusaders have opened with losses to Sartell (62-50) and Sauk Rapids (46-40), both Class 3A programs in the Central Lakes Conference.

Pierz ExCEL winners

Kyle Becker and Arre Langer are Pierz’s ExCEL winners for this school year.

ExCEL is a Minnesota State High School League award that recognizes juniors who are active in school activities, show leadership qualities and who volunteer in their community.

Becker is involved in cross country, boys basketball and track as well as numerous other activities. Langer participates in cross country and track and like Becker is involved in a wide variety of other activities.

Prep Standings

(through Sunday)

………………………..Conf…..All

Team………………..W-L….W-L

Alexandria……………2-0……2-0

Tech……………………2-0……3-2

Brainerd………………2-0……2-1

Sartell…………………1-0……3-0

Fergus Falls…………1-1……3-1

Willmar………………0-1…….2-2

Apollo………………..0-2…….4-2

Sauk Rapids………..0-2…….0-3

Rocori………………..0-2……..0-5

……………………………Conf…..All

Team……………………W-L….W-L

Albany……………………1-0…….2-0

St. Cloud Cathedral….1-0…….3-2

Zimmerman…………….1-0……..3-2

Milaca……………………1-1……..2-1

Becker…………………..1-1………1-2

Little Falls………………1-1………1-2

Mora……………………..0-1………0-2

Foley……………………..0-2………1-3

North Division……..Conf……All

Team…………………..W-L….W-L

Montevideo…………….1-0…….2-0

Sauk Centre……………1-0……..5-0

Minnewaska……………1-2……..1-3

Melrose………………….0-0……..0-2

Morris Area…………….0-2…….0-3

South Division……..Conf…..All

Benson……………………2-0…..4-1

BOLD…………………….1-0…..3-0

Paynesville………………1-1…..3-2

ACGC……………………..0-1….4-1

Yellow Medicine E…..0-1……0-4

………………………….Conf….All

Team………………….W-L….W-L

Rockford………………1-0…….3-1

Belgrade-Broo-Elr….0-0…….2-0

Kimball…………………0-0…….4-1

Holdingford…………..0-0…….2-1

HL-Wav-Win…………0-0…….2-1

Eden Val-Watkins…..0-0…….2-2

Pierz…………………….0-0……..0-2

Maple Lake…………..0-1……..0-2

East Division………Conf….All

Team……………….W-L……W-L

Waconia……………..1-0………4-1

Delano………………..0-0………4-0

Holy Family…………0-0………3-0

Orono………………….0-0………4-2

Hutchinson…………..0-0………0-2

Mound-Westonka….0-1………0-5

West Division………Conf….All

Team………………..W-L……W-L

N. London-Spicer…0-0………1-0

Annandale……………0-0………3-1

Glencoe-S. Lake…..0-0……….1-2

Dassel-Cokato……..0-0……….0-3

Litchfield…………….0-0……….0-2

……………………………Conf….All

Team…………………..W-L….W-L

Browerville…………….1-0…….3-0

Upsala……………………1-0…….3-1

Swanville………………..1-1…….2-1

St. John’s Prep………..1-1…….2-2

West Central……………0-0…….2-1

Osakis…………………….0-0……1-2

Eagle Valley……………0-0…….0-0

Long Prairie-G.E………0-1…….1-2

Royalton………………….0-1…….0-4

(Through Sunday)

………………………..Conf…..All

Team………………..W-L….W-L

Sartell…………………0-0…….2-0

Alexandria…………..0-0…….1-0

Fergus Falls…………0-0…….1-0

Tech……………………0-0……2-0

Willmar………………0-0…….1-0

Sauk Rapids………..0-0…….1-3

Brainerd………………0-0……0-2

Rocori…………………0-0……0-2

Apollo…………………0-0……0-2

……………………………Conf…..All

Team……………………W-L….W-L

Milaca……………………1-0……..2-0

Albany……………………0-0…….1-0

Zimmerman…………….0-0……..2-1

Foley……………………..0-0………1-1

Becker…………………..0-0………0-2

Mora……………………..0-0………0-3

St. Cloud Cathedral….0-0……..0-2

Little Falls………………0-1………0-3

North Division……..Conf……All

Team…………………..W-L….W-L

Sauk Centre……………1-0……..1-0

Montevideo…………….1-0…….1-1

Melrose………………….1-1…….1-1

Morris Area…………….0-0…….1-1

Minnewaska……………0-2……..1-2

South Division……..Conf…..All

Yellow Medicine E…..1-0……1-0

Paynesville………………1-0……2-1

BOLD…………………….0-0…..1-1

ACGC…………………….0-1……0-2

Benson……………………0-1……0-3

………………………….Conf….All

Team………………….W-L….W-L

Belgrade-Broo-Elr….0-0…….2-0

Holdingford…………..0-0…….3-0

HL-Wav-Win…………0-0…….2-0

Pierz…………………….0-0……..2-0

Eden Val-Watkins…..0-0…….1-1

Kimball…………………0-0…….1-1

Maple Lake…………..0-0……..0-2

Rockford………………0-0……..0-1

East Division………Conf….All

Team……………….W-L……W-L

Mound-Westonka….1-0……..1-2

Delano………………..0-0………3-1

Hutchinson…………..0-0………1-1

Holy Family…………0-0………1-2

Orono………………….0-0………1-3

Waconia………………0-1………2-2

West Division………Conf….All

Team………………..W-L……W-L

Annandale……………0-0………2-0

Glencoe-S. Lake…..0-0………2-0

N. London-Spicer…0-0………2-0

Dassel-Cokato……..0-0……….2-1

Litchfield…………….0-0……….2-1

……………………………Conf….All

Team…………………..W-L….W-L

Long Prairie-G.E……..1-0…….1-1

Browerville……………..0-0……2-0

Royalton………………….0-0……2-0

West Central……………0-0…….2-0

Osakis…………………….0-0……1-1

St. John’s Prep………..0-0…….0-2

Upsala……………………0-0…….0-2

Swanville………………..0-1…….0-2

………………………..Conf…..All

Team (Pts)…..W-L-T..W-L-T

Willmar (2)…….2-0-0……3-0-0

Alexandria (2)…2-0-0……3-0-0

Sartell (1)……….1-1-0……2-1-0

Tech (1)………….1-1-0……2-1-0

Brainerd (1)…….1-1-0……1-1-0

Sauk Rapids (1).1-1-0……1-2-0

Fergus Falls (0)..0-1-0……3-2-0

Apollo (0)………..0-1-0……3-3-0

River Lakes (0)…0-2-0……2-2-0

……………………………Conf…..All

Team…………….W-L-T..W-L-T

SC Cathedral……0-0-0…….4-0-0

Mora/Hinc-Fin….0-0-0…….2-1-0

Little Falls………..0-0-0…….1-5-0

………………………..Conf…..All

Team………………..W-L….W-L

Alexandria…………..2-0…….2-0

Apollo…………………1-0……1-0

Willmar………………0-0…….1-0

Sauk Rapids………..0-0…….0-0

Brainerd………………0-0……0-0

Rocori…………………0-0……1-1

Fergus Falls…………0-1…….0-1

Tech……………………0-1……0-1

Sartell…………………0-1…….2-2

………………………..Conf…..All

Team………………..W-L….W-L

Alexandria…………..1-0…….1-0

Brainerd………………1-0……1-0

Tech……………………1-0……1-0

Sartell…………………1-0…….1-0

Apollo…………………0-1……0-1

Sauk Rapids………..0-1…….0-1

Fergus Falls…………0-1…….0-2

Willmar………………0-1…….1-2

………………………..Conf…..All

Team………………..W-L….W-L

Brainerd………………1-0……1-0

Rocori…………………1-0……1-0

Tech……………………1-0……1-0

Alexandria…………..0-0…….0-0

Fergus Falls…………0-0…….0-0

Sartell…………………0-0…….0-0

Apollo…………………0-1……0-1

Sauk Rapids………..0-1…….0-1

Willmar………………0-1…….0-1

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