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Area college football: St. Olaf hangs on to early lead, tops Carleton

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Area college football: St. Olaf hangs on to early lead, tops Carleton

Despite a late Carleton push, St. Olaf held on to an early 23-point lead and left Klein Field with a 23-14 win on Saturday in Northfield, Minn.

Jordan Embry led the Oles (3-2) with 127 yards rushing and a score — a 9-yard scamper that gave his team a 23-0 lead at the half.

But Carleton (4-1) wasn’t finished, as Jonathan Singleton threw a pair of second-half touchdowns to shrink the St. Olaf lead. The Oles defense held firm after Singleton’s strike to Ntense Obono in the fourth.

Concordia College 34, Macalester 27: Tanner Dubois threw two touchdown passes and added another score on the ground as Concordia College (2-3) held on for a narrow victory over Macalester.

Macalester quarterback Michael Nadeau tallied 350 passing yards and threw two touchdown passes. Receiver Rex Desso caught one of those touchdown passes in the second quarter on a 56-yard strike. Desso caught eight passes and racked up 171 receiving yards for Macalester (1-4).

Dubois’ rushing touchdown put Concordia up 34-17 in the fourth quarter and proved crucial as Macalester answered back with a pair of scores.

Greenville 35, Northwestern-St. Paul 23: Paul Garrett finished with 125 yards rushing and had touchdown runs of four and 44 yards to lead Greenville (4-2) past Northwestern-St. Paul (1-5). Greenville quarterback Chase Butterfield threw for 271 yards, a pair of touchdowns and three interceptions.

Bethel 49, Hamline 7: Bethel (4-1) ran over Hamline (3-2), putting up 245 yards and five touchdowns on the ground in a blowout victory.
Riley Gritz led Bethel (4-1) with 95 rushing yards and a touchdown, Bryce Kunkle ran for 65 yards and a score, two of Sid Boros four carries went for touchdowns and quarterback Jaran Roste punched in a rushing touchdown for the team’s opening score.

Gustavus 72, St. Scholastica 7: Gustavus quarterback Gabe Loberg threw three touchdown passes, running back Rohee Konde ran for 158 yards and a score and five other runners punched in a touchdown on the ground as Gustavus (4-1) pounded St. Scholastica (0-3).

Minnesota Duluth 31, Mary 27: Logan Graetz hit Sam Pitz on a 2-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter as No. 19 Minnesota Duluth (5-1) completed a comeback over Mary (2-4).

Graetz threw four touchdown passes, no interceptions and wasn’t sacked in the victory.

St. John’s 50, Augsburg 0: Henry Trost rushed 11 times for 107 yards and scored No. 4 St. John’s first four touchdowns of a dominant win over Augsburg (2-3).

St. John’s quarterback Aaron Syverson followed up with a pair of touchdown passes for the Johnnies (5-0), and Devin Vouk ran in for the team’s final score. St. John’s held Augsburg to 264 total yards of offense compared to 469 accumulated by the Johnnies.

MSU Moorhead 29, Minot State 17: Hayden Boll ran in for a pair of scores, Cody Sorenson returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown and MSU Moorhead (3-3) beat Minot State (0-6).

Bemidji State 42, Concordia-St. Paul 14: Brandon Alt threw three touchdown passes and racked up 354 yards in the air and Sam McGath punched in a pair of rushing touchdowns as Bemidji State (4-2) topped Concordia-St. Paul (1-5).

Wayne State 35, MSU Mankato 24: Running back Anthony Watkins and quarterback Nick Bohn combined for four rushing touchdowns as Wayne State (5-1) topped MSU Mankato (3-2). Watkins finished with 115 yards rushing and Bohn added a touchdown in the air. Jalen Sample caught 12 passes for 109 receiving yards and a touchdown to lead Mankato.

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The 10 best jazz albums of 2021

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December means “best of” list time. And here’s the list I think about putting together all year long.

My criteria are pretty simple: What albums, out of the hundreds that come my way every 12 months, am I liable to put on again and again? What surprises me every time I hit play? What invention and beauty sets one piano trio date, say, apart from the others?

It’s been a remarkable year for new music, and emerging old music was well represented in 2021, too. Here’s my top ten, followed by some terrific excavations. I hope you’ll dig in.

James Brandon Lewis Red Lily Quintet — “Jesup Wagon” (Tao Forms)

The emerging tenor saxophonist and composer leads a thrilling band, featuring cornetist Kirk Knuffke. Lewis has his free jazz history down, and at times he sounds like Albert Ayler might in the 21st century.

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Lewis & Clark Community College partially reopens after cyberattack

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Lewis & Clark Community College partially reopens after cyberattack

GODFREY, Ill. – Lewis & Clark Community College is reopening its campus Monday to team members only.

The school shut down just weeks before finals due to a ransomware attack on November 23. The school was forced to shut down everything from its phones to the website’s home page.

Student activities and events will all return to a normal schedule starting Tuesday morning.

All classes, campus events, program events, and athletic events were canceled last week as the college’s IT department worked to resolve the matter.

Students were told they will not suffer any academic penalty for this disruption.

Due to the attack, all of the electronic systems on campus were taken offline to prevent further problems. It’s not been made clear how the attack occurred.

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Kiszla vs. O’Halloran: Did Broncos throw too much money at receivers Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick?

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Kiszla vs. O’Halloran: Did Broncos throw too much money at receivers Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick?

Kiz: Broncos general manager George Paton recently spent more than $95 million, including in excess of $50 million guaranteed, in new deals for receivers Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick. During an embarrassing 22-9 loss to Kansas City, however, Sutton and Patrick produced only three receptions for a grand total of 24 yards after being targeted 11 times by quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Did Paton throw good money down the drain?

O’Halloran: Handing out receiver contracts days apart remains an interesting development, particularly because Jerry Jeudy is making plays befitting a No. 1 target. But two games is too small of a sample size to serve as a judgment on the deals because Paton is playing the long game, trying to keep (and then gather) assets that make the Broncos attractive to a veteran quarterback next March. But the numbers also don’t fib — Sutton and Patrick should be more involved. In the last four games, Sutton has nine catches and Patrick 13.

Kiz: The Denver offense definitely isn’t explosive and often isn’t efficient. Should we place all the blame at the feet of offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and Bridgewater? Or is it fair to wonder that outside of rookie running back Javonte Williams and 2020 first-round pick Jerry Jeudy, the Broncos’ simply don’t have enough playmakers? Patrick can help you move the sticks on third down. But is either he or Sutton a true big-play threat?

O’Halloran: Much of the criticism should be directed at the play-caller (Pat) and trigger man (Teddy), which you correctly took to task after the Chiefs’ 12th consecutive win over the Broncos. Where is the originality? Where is the smart-but-aggressive chances? Where is the downfield accuracy? The Broncos called an early shot to Patrick, but Bridgewater overthrew him. They threw a pass to Sutton down the right sideline, but he couldn’t break free of coverage. And they went deep to Sutton, but the pass wasn’t anywhere close to being accurate. In the biggest game of the year, the Broncos were particularly short-handed at quarterback.

Kiz: I understand the logic behind the new deal for Patrick. He’s a football warrior. While Sutton is a solid teammate and stand-up guy, he doesn’t strike me as either a true No. 1 receiver or a target who will make it any more likely for Russell Wilson or Aaron Rodgers to dream of playing quarterback for the Broncos in 2022. While I firmly believe Paton has shown what it takes to be the GM who returns this team to an elite level, I also think he showed too much love to Sutton.

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