Does It Have To End?

This didn’t go as planned. This blog entry was to appear as the NAIA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournament was scheduled to begin. The Dordt men would be in the national field along with the women and this would be a great way with one of our ‘home grown’ basketball players to look back at... Continue Reading →

Finding Identity

The timing for this entry is either really good or really bad, depending how you look at it I guess. It’s about injury. It’s about a season lost. It’s about discovery. It’s about something that happens on a seemingly regular basis, not because of anything someone has done, but simply because injury and illness happen.... Continue Reading →


Expect the unexpected. Is there any other phrase which better sums up college/university life? Students come in with an expectation of how things will go, not only from an athletic standpoint, but in academics and social life there are expectations based on previous, sometimes very limited experiences. And then reality hits. Things don’t go as... Continue Reading →

Lifted Up

Over the course of a school year I sort through tens of thousands of photos taken by the student assistants in the sports information office.  Every once and a while one catches my eye and I file it away. The photo attached to this piece is one of those. It was in the week after... Continue Reading →


The curtain has come down on another cross country season and for the Dordt women’s team a trip to the NAIA National Championship marked the conclusion of the year with a 23rd place finish. As with most seasons there were several twists and turns along the way.  One important aspect that many don’t take into... Continue Reading →

The Coach

This past season marked the end of an era with the soccer program at Dordt. Current women’s soccer coach Bill Elgersma announced this would be his last on the sideline. For 12 seasons Bill roamed the sidelines guiding the women’s program and he was with the men’s program for nine years by my count.  Add... Continue Reading →

From the Same Cloth

She sat across the desk from me.  How do I ask someone to write a piece with the primary reason being I want a different perspective on things. You see, I’m born and raised CRC.  When I was a student here (a long time ago) the vast majority of the Dordt student population was a... Continue Reading →

How’d You Spend Your Summer

The conversation began with a simple question. “Why?” Why did Tyler Reynolds elect to stay in Sioux Center with a group of other similar minded student-athletes this past summer. Why did they elect to pursue jobs on campus and work out as a team while foregoing the comforts of home. And with the answer I... Continue Reading →


I missed my deadline. By the end of the day on July 9 I fully intended to have this entry completed. David Temte’s memorial service was held in Bloomington, Minnesota on Tuesday of this week and I really wanted to post something to recognize him and the life he lived.   David and his twin brother... Continue Reading →

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