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Re: Greatest upsets of all time

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:09 pm
by winner-within
the "Greatest upset" or can I call it, the best thumping I was involved in... :)

Milton-Osnabrock Mustangs 1982-83 season, we were coming off of a 13-7 season with second year coach (and his second year of coaching) Lyle Krueger (Harvey ND and Valley City State Football player) Lyle turned the program around immediately....Krueger took over for Robert (Bob) Torrance, who sorta inherited the job when he moved back home to his home town Milton to farm...Bob had coached the Dvoraks and Minto to a second place finish behind Hillsboro 9 years prior in 1974...his passion for coaching had drifted but he was a great assistant to Krueger.......
Principle, David Monson (Biography City: Osnabrock
Farmer; Retired School Administrator; Retired Insurance Agent/Owner
AA, UND-Williston; BS, UND; MEd, UND
Speaker of the House - 2007-2009; Asst. Majority Leader, 1997-2009; Boards: Pres., Family Mutual Ins. Co.; Pres., Dovre Lutheran Church; North American Industrial Hemp Council; ND Atmospheric Resource Board; NE ND Heritage Assoc.; Past Boards: Prairie Public Broadcasting; Pres., North Central Council of School TV; Pres., Upper Valley Special Education Unit; Pres., Osnabrock School District; Memberships: Past Grand Chancellor, Knights of Pythias - life member; Eagles; ND Pulse Growers; Farm Bureau; Northern Canola Growers; NRA - life member; National Wildlife Federation - life member; Legislator of the year: House since 1993) and Bobs wife, English teacher, Mrs. Torrance, challenged us to beat the Cavalier Tornadoes when they come up to the "ND State Barley Hall" in Osnabrock ND (feb 83') the season had been overall pretty solid with a couple mishaps here and there....the challenge was, if we beat Cavalier, Monson and Torrance (Mrs.) take us to the Stables (Big Barn Restaurant) in Langdon for a Supper!!....game on!! :D

on Thursday night (night before) we played a really scrappy Valley (hoople/crystal) team and won by 6 or so, the Cavalier players were there scouting (Todd Olson was a Freshman, but already 6'4")......next night? Osnabrock, Barley Hall, Cavalier vs Milton-Oz....our press took'm like a storm and we ran'm right back to Cavalier... Mustangs Prevailed by 11 points.....the Supper Night was Awesome the school was buzzing! Cavalier had been Class A just 4 years prior and were pushing 80 students in a class vs 13 to 16 in the little town....ironically, there were only 3 Osnabrock players and they were freshman, their (OZ) numbers had really depleted and the Starting 5 and 1 sub we used were all Milton (meteors) 2 brothers, 2 Cousins, 2 more (played 6, if we went to 7 we were in trouble) ...it was truly the old days (ok not that old.. :)) of Class B...... our goal was the Region tourn in Langdon.....Walhalla, M-Oz, Cavalier were tied (dist points) and after the coin toss we were seeded 3erd in the District tourn and the District tourn was in? Cavalier
opening night, Walhalla beat Neche by 2 points Cavalier won over Pembina by one point and Valley beat St. Thomas in a close game....We beat Drayton by 20.....second night, we played Cavalier and lost by 1 in OT (still haunts me) we ended up 3erd in Dist. same as the year before, with 2 more wins though.......Munich went to State that year from our Region, they beat Lankin in the Championship by 6 points....we had beat Lankin 2 times that year, the first game of the season in Milton and in the Invitational Tourn in Edinburg both times by 3 points, when they interviewed them (they used to find the runner up to a region or 2 at State and talk with them) at State the said "after loosing in the invitational tourn they set off on a Mission) the fowlowing year they co-op'd with Adams and went to State, same year the 3 pointer came into play....although it was shot a bit less than today :wink:

Krueger left town after the next season, and 2 years ago in Minot at State I ran into him for the first time since 1984, we had a good visit, the Milton School is gone and the Gym is a Construction co. Shop
there is a New "Barley Hall" in Oz...but its not a Gym

Ironically my kids are? Cavalier Tornadoes...

sorry for so long of a post...but its hard to make this one brief :)

Re: Greatest upsets of all time

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:27 pm
by T reporter
Would that be the same Lyle Krueger that was at Max for a few years?

Re: Greatest upsets of all time

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:31 pm
by winner-within
T reporter wrote:Would that be the same Lyle Krueger that was at Max for a few years?


yep!

Re: Greatest upsets of all time

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:50 am
by ndlionsfan
Wilbur wrote:Yes, Harvey Girls went to state in either 2003 or 2004. Thinking 2004. Don't know if they had a losing record but do believe they had double digit losses. Don't know if there were any powerhouse teams they upset in the region, though. I hope this thread stays on track with big upsets. I find it very interesting, especially at the region level. In 1986, Glen Ullin and Page were heavily favored in their region but both were upset in the region finals by Belfield and Oak Grove, respectively. I believe Page was unbeaten to that point.


Would have been 2001. Leeds and Harvey played in the region championship both as 4 seeds. Leeds knocked off a highly ranked Langdon team with Lorenz. Not sure who Harvey knocked off.

Re: Greatest upsets of all time

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:56 am
by Wilbur
ndlionsfan, yes it was 2001. Harvey lost to Washburn, Bowman and Kindred at State to finish in eighth place. Harvey did not have a losing record entering the tournament, but finished with double-digit losses (17-10). I don’t know why I was thinking they had such a bad record. I couldn’t remember the exact year because I was at the tournaments in 2001, 2003 and 2004, and all of them were in Minot.

Re: Greatest upsets of all time

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:19 pm
by nativegolfer
Surprised no one has mentioned FWM beating NS in 2013 region final. NS with Hagler, Grande, Weston and Kvilvang.

Re: Greatest upsets of all time

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:41 pm
by Run4Fun2009
nativegolfer wrote:Surprised no one has mentioned FWM beating NS in 2013 region final. NS with Hagler, Grande, Weston and Kvilvang.


Hard to call that a huge upset since FWM was #5 in the State and N. Star was #2

Milnor’s run to the title that year was full of bigger upsets from the Region Title to the State Title

Re: Greatest upsets of all time

PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:08 pm
by nativegolfer
Run4Fun2009 wrote:
nativegolfer wrote:Surprised no one has mentioned FWM beating NS in 2013 region final. NS with Hagler, Grande, Weston and Kvilvang.


Hard to call that a huge upset since FWM was #5 in the State and N. Star was #2

Milnor’s run to the title that year was full of bigger upsets from the Region Title to the State Title


Not really since Milnor had some injuries early in the season which accounted for thier record going into state. And it was a big upset when FWM beat NS. Bigger than when NS beat FWM the next yr.

Re: Greatest upsets of all time

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:26 am
by packers21
Pretty big upset this year was NRS beating FW

Re: Greatest upsets of all time

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:04 pm
by winner-within
I can't remember exactly what year it was but Edinburg beat Grafton in an upset like 108 to 28....