Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

The boyz had a very busy couple of days hosting both families for Christmas. Too many wonderful gifts and funny stories to share. Enjoy our family JibJab this is one of our favorite "Christmas Movies".

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pic's From Uncle John







After braking my bones I have just a couple of things that I have started I really enjoy. Having my niece sing to me over the phone a few times a week. ( yes, Khloe drops the phone when she does the actions to the song) And the other is emailing Uncle John about his travels during war. Keep in mind Elliott's are less than photogenic so it's nice to have him send us them. That's John crossing a irrigation canal. I think he has eaten enough GOAT and sheep for all of us over there. On the bright side ( if there is one in war) Uncle John and team are in very good spirits getting the job done. So as your family gets ready to feast on a Christmas dinner say a quick prayer for Uncle John and his company!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Madrigal Dinner



Saturday and Sunday Tanner's Keynote preformed "The Madrigal Dinner". This was right up Tanner's alley ( but he should had been the court jester) He had lots of one liner zingers for the crowd. He took Coach Wilkings Spectical's( glasses) and made a spectical of coach. We have our Holiday Concert tonight. What is with this weather? Another 7 inches of snow last night again.

Saturday, December 11, 2010











First team duals of the season. Nicollet hosted a team triangular with MCW and USC last night and split the pair of home duals. All 3 boyz picked up the win in the first dual and Nicollet won the dual 39 - 21 versus Martin County West. United South Central was a little tougher. Dalton lost to a junior at 125, before Tanner picked up the 1st 6 team points of the dual with a pin at 130 (Tanner finished the day with 2 pins and 12 team points). Tabor received a forfiet in first dual and then lost by pin in the 2nd dual after leading by 4. Overall a great night of wrestling for the Raiders, these boys have come a long way from last season and you could see the improvement from last weekend tourney to these duals. Shakopee tourney for today was canceled do to a few snow flakes, plumetting temps and 35+mph winds (sitting in computer room and can't see the mailbox at the end of the driveway, not good). But at least the TV and computer still works. Next week the Boyz have a Triangular with River Valley and LeSure/Henderson on Tuesday and Mankato West/Rochester John Marshall on Thursday and then they are off until Jan 6th.

Friday, December 10, 2010

An Update from the chair


Well I finally have a hard "Raider Blue" cast on. Big improvements over the last 24 hours. I went to work for a couple of hours. I have a whole collection of hardware to help me get around like my walker, electric scooter and wheelchair at school. I am still stuck on the lower level at home but its a goal to see the kitchen by Sunday. ( did you hear that boyz you have until then to CLEAN) I will be in this cast until Dec. 30Th and then I will have another shorter cast for another 3 weeks. Then its walking boot and PT to find out what type of range of motion I will have in my ankle. Sounds like the weather is going to take a turn for the worst! Come on 12 to 16 inches of snow for us. The boyz have a big Dual tonight Vs. MCW and hoping the Raiders can pin a few kids.

Sunday, December 5, 2010




Well on Saturday we got Tamara out of the house for the Raiders season opening wrestling tourney at Lakeville North 16 team individual. It was a good start for the Raiders versus some very good class AA and AAA schools. Tanner was 2-2 on the day for a 6th place finish at 130lbs, Dalton was 1-2 and lost to a sophmore in the final seconds at 125lb and Tabor was 1-1 at 215lb. So we have the 1st win and lose out of the way for all 3. Dalton will be wrestling varsity all year as the #1 125 pounder, not bad as an 8th grader, but he also saw plenty of varsity action last year at 112lbs so he is not intimidated wrestling kids older than him. Tanner is a very aggressive wrestler and some times that can come back and bite him. In the 5th place match he was up 6-0 with 45 seconds to go and instead just riding out the clock he went for the takedown and got stuck in a headlock and got pinned. Something he will be able to work on at the 6AM practice on Monday. Yes the boys practice and lift weights before school 3 days a week and then practice technique after school 5 days a week. Next up is a home dual with MCW on Friday and a 8 team tournament on Sat. in Shakopee. Tamara get her hard cast on Tuesday, which should give her much better mobility, as the soft splint doesn't give her much protection.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Friday morning mom slipped on the ice and broke her ankle. She ended up getting a plate, 7 screws and spent 2 nights in the hospital. She will be very limited in movement until next Tuesday when she can get a full cast. Right now she has a soft splint because of the swelling and the slightst movement can cause great pain. It will be 3 weeks in the hard cast, before she gets a weight bearing walking cast, which she will need to wear for a full month, so it will be a total of 8 weeks in a cast. We are lucky for all of our friends who have brought us over food (Julie is the greatest), clothes that will fit over the cast and a used walker(thanks Kathy). Along with the many flowers and calls. Mom has moved into the photo room on the main level until she gets her hard cast becuase it is not worth the risk of going up and down the stair on crutches. She has a bed, recliner, TV and her array of chargers for the laptop and cell phone, so drop her an e-mail or give her a call. Christmas and the start to wrestling season is going to be a challenge but I think we will be able to help her make it work, cause that's what Elliott's do, roll up your sleves and make the best of what you have.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Elliott Named ALL CONFERNCE


Well here is our other surprise Tabor was named All Conference! He had an outstanding season on both sides of the ball, with a blocking percentage of 85.18%. The 0.18% is needed because teammate Taylor Rudenik finished the year at 85.05%, so Tabor led the team in blocking for the 2nd year in a row. He was nominated for lineman of the year for conference awards, but came in 2nd in voing. Defensively this is the 1st year since 9th grade Tabor got to play sugnificant minutes and he showed he was up to the task, being 2nd on team in sacks with 8 and frustrated opposing guards. For a very exposive offensive team it is an honor to get this award as the only offensive linemen from Nicollet and one of two defensive linemen to receive this honor.
Tabor is narrowing down his choose for college next fall and is looking at Junior colleges that will allow him to extend his footall career a few more years.

Coach Elliott Receives award

http://mankatofreepress.com/local/x20126108/Volunteer-coach-receives-lofty-reward

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Deep Breath


Wow what a week! This morning it has been nice just taking a deep breath in and relaxing! Yes, we lost but the boyz had a fabulous season! This is the last time Tabor will be a Raider Football Captain. But knowing that all three boyz got to play together for so many games will give them something to talk about for years to come.


Darin & the Boyz along with many other football players went to the DOME yesterday to take in some football. The team and coaches all get in free because we made it to STATE! They have been staying at a hotel next to the MOA. I decided not to go because my girls ( yes, I have 14 girls) started basketball practice this week and I have a boat load of work to get done!





Even though we are not playing the excitement is still happening! We will have a couple of great announcements shortly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




The best part of my job is when colleges contact me about our NPS kids! We have so many talented young people with really bright future's. Then the icing on the cake is they want your own son.




BUT... Monday we start wrestling. And then in two weeks we are up in the cities wrestling in a tournament. No rest for the Elliott's

Thursday, November 18, 2010

last play

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Nicollet did not fair well in the opening round of the state playoffs, losing 28 - 0. This is a video that we put together for the pep-rally before the big game.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Snow Bowl??


Okay the boyz are so ready to play! Now we have this weather to deal with. Everybody needs to say a prayer! KNUJ.net to hear the Raiders play at 12 noon! GO BIG BLUE

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday Night's win


58-20 over the Clippers. All three boyz played again, We are headed back to state on Saturday in St.Cloud@12noon

Heading to STATE

Section 2a 9man Champs!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Raider Football

http://knuj.net/page/listen_live

Kick off is at 7pm on KNUJ 860 am. Click the listen live button to following the Elliott Boyz. Could we be headed back to state???????????????????? I want to go to the DOME for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Raider Up Dates


So last Saturday night we won semi's and Friday we play for our chance to go to STATE! The boyz have had a good week and Tabor has been cleared to play. We face the Cleveland Clippers

...we are only thinking about the next play.......

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Game Day Jitters!


Okay the team has been here at our home since about 12 noon. Full tummies, a bit nervous and a bit anxious BUT ready to let the Journey begin.......

Friday, October 29, 2010

Listen to the Raiders take on the Bulldogs


Okay here is your chance to listen live to the Raider's as they take the field for our first playoff game of the 2010 season. Click on the link and then click on the listen live button. Game starts at 7 pm on 10/30/10.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Can we please get some Sr photo's taken




We have put it off too many times and starting taking a few Sr photos today. Out of 100 he maybe smiled in 3! This might be a work in progress.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Victory at Alden-Conger
























































Well when we sub our starters out of the game starting in the second quarter and start putting 8Th graders in.....sorry your starters can't score against us........so the score Wednesday night was 53-0. For every game we win we post a new football helmet on the "Rudenick Bus" for all to see. But as the playoffs start who knows what will happen. We just need to take every play one at a time because we know that anytime our season could be done. We just need to keep everyone healthy and be thankful for the time we have on the field!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

3 ElliottBoyz make NPS history 10/15/2010

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These are some plays that all 3 Elliott Boyz were in on 10/15/2010. How many families can say all of their son's played on the same field,game and play! We have more video to post of last night victory over Alden Conger

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Snap shots from a friend!

















With my JOB it cuts down on my ability to carry my camera at home events but we are so blessed to have so many friends willing to send us photos! Last week we did a breast cancer event and Tabor's jersey was auctioned off to this young lad. He paid $10.00 to wear Tabor's jersey at the game last Friday night. Homecoming skits were pretty funny as well. They thought it was pretend glasses of water but it was real and right down Bubba's pants! Dalton taking his first varsity snap as QB handing it off to Big Brother Tanner. The Seniors who played volleybat Monday night. Only three boyz helped the girls. YEAH it's MEA break Thursday and Friday. NO SCHOOL YIPPEE SKIPPY!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

2010 Pheasant Opener







Tabor got the longest tail feather again 26inches! Saturday was pretty slow with it being so windy and there is so much corn left to combine. But Sunday we hit our limit and the boyz had a blast.

After the game Friday Night under the lights


Friday night is Family Game Night for the Elliott's

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Nothing greater than a raider

It might be a day or two before we have time to post some photos but........Homecoming theme this week was "Nothing Greater than a Raider". RAIDERS WENT TO 7-0. But the big story of the night was all 3 Elliott Boyz made Nicollet History! All 3 on the field during a varsity game. Yahoo. Dalton got the node to be QB1 in the 4th quarter and completed 4 of 5 passes. And Big Brother Tabor kept him safe as he handed the ball off to older brother Tanner just short of a TD. Raiders won 47-0 over Truman. Off to opening pheasant hunting!!!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wow October already














































I don't even know where to start......





Last week we had a close one against Hills Beaver Creek! But the boyz finally showed up to play and won by one pt. Grandma King and Khloe celebrated a birthday. Hard to believe our niece is TWO! It was fun to see her play with all my old dolls. Karter ( our poultry whisper ) and his flock of Turkeys was another site to see. The weather has been just short of amazing and hopefully we will continue so everyone can get the crops out. Last night we traveled to Westbrook Walnut Grove and put a spanking on them. Tanner finally got the start on varsity! Dalton played the last 6 minutes of the varsity game as well. And then there is poor Tabor..........he had to line up against #51 and he threw up all over Tabor 2 times. They stopped the game 3 times to try and clean up the field. Ref told me to wash my son in bleach and get him a new mouth guard. I was thankful to have my volleyball girls at the game and willing to go up to the gas station to buy hand sanitizer and salt. So the MSHL we be receiving a complaint to have this team/coach and player reprimanded. This kid even got sick on our football. So lucky me, we need to put bleach on all the football equipment. Busy week of sports for the Elliott's and to top if off its HOMECOMING! Games on Tuesday,Thursday and Friday. The Raider's are still undefeated and last nights win secured the home field advantage for playoffs on 10/30. We need to keep all these boyz healthy!