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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 pruff@postbulletin.com.

(Blooming Prairie, Caledonia/Spring Grove, Chatfield, Winona Cotter, Dover-Eyota, GMLOKS, RACE, Hayfield, Kenyon-Wanamingo/Goodhue, La Crescent-Hokah, Lake City, Lanesboro/Fillmore Central/Mabel-Canton), Lewiston-Altura, Lyle/Pacelli, Medford, Pine Island, Lourdes, Rushford-Peterson, Houston, St. Charles, Triton, Wabasha-Kellogg, Zumbrota-Mazeppa)
(Blooming Prairie, Caledonia/Spring Grove, Chatfield, Winona Cotter, Dover-Eyota, GMLOKS, RACE, Hayfield, Kenyon-Wanamingo/Goodhue, La Crescent, Lake City, Lanesboro/Fillmore Central/Mabel-Canton), Lewiston-Altura, Lyle/Pacelli, Medford, Pine Island, Lourdes, Rushford-Peterson, Houston, St. Charles, Triton, Wabasha-Kellogg, Zumbrota-Mazeppa)
Lourdes scored a relatively easy 7-0 win over Schaeffer Academy in the boys tennis section final. The Eagles will now head to state.
The Karl and Kady Monson family is a big player on the Schaeffer Academy boys tennis team, with five Monson kids filling out half of the lineup and Kady as the coach.
No. 2 ranked Lourdes is the favorite in Tuesday's Section 1A boys tennis tournament semifinals and final. But Schaeffer Academy has another formidable squad.
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Former Rochester Century baseball standout Mac Horvath is in his second season playing for baseball power University of North Carolina. Horvath has been on a recent hitting tear.
Century rode big performances from its sprinters and its jumpers en route to dominating the boys and girls All-City track-and-field meets.
No. 4-ranked Mayo knocked off intracity rival, No. 9-ranked Century, 5-2 in the Section 1AA boys tennis team final.
The Pine Island boys track-and-field team will compete in the state True Team meet for the 11th time in the last 12 years on Saturday in Stillwater.
Steve Strickland has been coaching track and field at Lourdes since 2010, the last three as its boys and girls head coach. The 54-year-old will be stepping down at the conclusion of this season.