Post Bulletin Reporter Pat Ruff

Pat Ruff

Sports Reporter

Pat Ruff has been a Post Bulletin sports reporter since 1994. He covers Rochester John Marshall football, as well as a variety of other southeastern Minnesota football teams. Among his other southeastern Minnesota high school beats are girls basketball, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls track and field, high school and American Legion baseball, volleyball, University of Minnesota sports (on occasion) and the Timberwolves (on occasion).

Pat is married and the father of three boys and a girl. His favorite pastimes are playing tennis, reading, watching sports and movies, and playing my guitar and singing (he's part of a fantastic group of five guys who get together monthly and sing and plays songs better than the Eagles ever did!). Seriously.

Readers can reach Pat at 507-285-7723 or

Rochester Lourdes graduate and University of North Carolina basketball star Alyssa Ustby has been among six picked to play on the USA Women's 3x3 Under-23 team.
Rylee Nelson, an incoming senior at Zumbrota-Mazeppa, has accepted a volleyball scholarship offer from Seton Hall University, which plays in the Big East Conference and is located in New Jersey.
Angie and Kurt Meister had the upstairs of their Rochester family home catch fire on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. The Meisters are one of Rochester's most recognizable names when it comes to athletics.
Steve Strickland resigned from his position as Lourdes activities director nearly two months ago. To so many Eagles coaches, he was a priceless worker and Lourdes advocate.
Men's soccer club Rochester FC is moving up two rungs and will play in USL League Two next season. Club owners Midhat Mujic and Muharem Dedic are also adding a top-tiered women's amateur team to their operation in Rochester.
The Caledonia football team suffered its first losing season a year ago under 26th-year Warriors coach Carl Fruechte. Fruechte says he got "soft" in 2021 and intends to not let that happen again.
For the 12th time this season the Rochester A's notched a comeback win. This time it came in the First District winners-bracket final against Winona.
Med City FC has reached the National Premier Soccer League Midwest Region semifinals, and done it behind a roster that quickly came together as one.
Matt Haun went all seven innings and guided the Rochester A's to a 4-3 win over Stewartville in the First District baseball winners-bracket semifinals on Wednesday.
Jarod White, of Pine Island, sailed 16-feet-9 on Saturday at the Grand Haven Beach Vault in Grand Haven, Mich. White's 16-9 height ranks seventh nationally among 2022 graduating students.