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2017 Ashland Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

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DL Richardson discussing John Lewis, the man Trump says is “all talk, talk, talk – no action”

@AshlandMLKDay #SOMLK

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Phoenix Sigalove, Brent Florence, and Matthew Krimmelman

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OSF’s Grace Pruitt

Video of the Ashland Armory load in set to MLK’s final speech, the day before he was assassinated:

Happy birthday, Keegan Lawrence!

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Keegan Lawrence

@k_law21 @SOURaiders @SOU_Football

Five years ago today…

Jordan Highland

@sweetJhighland @SOURaiders

After graduating from SOU in 2012, Jordan played professionally for the Vancover Volcanoes and TuS Treis-Karden. This year he returned to the Raiders as an assistant coach.

2017 SOU Softball Schedule

Watching the game

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball

The schedule can now be found here. Looks like the first home game is March 10.

Player of the Week

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Autumn Durand

@SOURaiders @ADurand25

I’ve said it before, and I’ll likely be saying it again, I’m guessing this won’t be the last time this season we see Autumn chosen as the Cascade Conference Player of the Week.

Autumn averaged 21.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, and shot 51 percent from the field in leading the Raiders to a perfect 3-0 week. She also shot 94.7 percent (18-19) from the free throw line.

Congratulations to All-American Matt Retzlaff

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Matt Retzlaff

@SOURaiders @SOU_Football @Matt_Retzlaff

Details here.

Happy birthday, Julius Rucker!


Julius Rucker

@SOURaiders @SOU_Football @Jrucker10

Happy birthday, Colin Davis!


Colin Davis

@SOURaiders @SOU_Football @Rollpride

Festival of Light parade tonight


Ashland’s Festival of Light parade

Santa’s Parade begins at 5 p.m. tonight (November 25) with the Grand Illumination to follow.


Grand Illumination


Santa’s Parade

NAIA football postseason

Montana Tech in Raider Stadium

Montana Tech in Raider Stadium

@EOUAthletics @MontanaTechFB @MTechDiggers #NAIAFootball @racetodaytona @Play_NAIA

No ranting this time

Game 1 – Robert Morris (Ill.) (7-3) at Marian (Ind.) (10-0)
Game 2 – Sterling (Kan.) (8-2) at Baker (Kan.) (11-0)
Game 3 – Southeastern (Fla.) (6-2) at Reinhardt (Ga.) (11-0)
Game 4 – Missouri Valley (9-2) at Saint Francis (Ind.) (9-1)
Game 5 – Tabor (Kan.) (8-2) at Morningside (Iowa) (9-1)
Game 6 – Dickinson State (N.D.) (9-2) at Montana Tech (9-1)
Game 7 – Eastern Oregon (8-2) at Doane (Neb.) (9-1)
Game 8 – Grand View (Iowa) (9-2) at Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (10-1)

Montana Tech has earned a home playoff game. Eastern Oregon has not (although Massey has Eastern Oregon at #3).

Many of these playoff teams are mediocre at best. They would finish in 8th or 9th place if they were in the Frontier Conference. Those teams include Missouri Valley, Robert Morris, Southeastern (Florida), Sterling, Tabor, and Dickinson State. These teams will get crushed in the first round. If Montana Western and/or SOU were in the playoffs, that would not be the case.

Massey hasn’t made predictions for these games yet, but based on Massey Ratings as of now, I’m guess Massey will disagree with the coaches when it comes to Eastern Oregon at Doane. The coaches have Doane at #7 and Eastern Oregon at #9. EOU should win by two touchdowns, even on the road. Montana Tech should win by more than three touchdowns.

NAIA headquarters are in Kansas City so it’s not surprising that a weak conference like the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference has two teams in the playoffs even though neither of those teams are in Massey’s top 35.

I lied. There was some ranting. Sorry. However, the coaches’ poll blows and needs to be replaced.

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