Thursday, December 19, 2013


 I darn near missed the shot!  He shot at this kids legs and pinned him so quick!  Dalton got 2 pins Tuesday night and wasn't even on the mat for a total of two minutes!  We travel to Norwood tonight and Tanner will be home in the morning and then its off to Frazee for another weekend tourney!

Friday, December 13, 2013

KNUJ WRESTER of the Week

Head Coach Andre Harnitz with his homeboy wrestlers.

Advise from Coach Dean after a big PIN vs Sibley East

Dalton will be honored on the radio Saturday morning on 1450am KNUJ for Prep Wrestler of the week @10:30am. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Great Job Dalton!-----Hard works pays off and pays for school too!

Continued: 2013 Minnesota Associated Press high school all-state football teams

  • Article by: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS , Associated Press
  • Last update: December 9, 2013 - 10:35 AM

    QB — Dalton Elliott, jr, Nicollet
    RB — Josh Parks, sr, Chisago Lakes
    RB — Michael Strand, sr, Barnesville
    RB — Adam Essler, sr, New London-Spicer
    WR — Connor Kittleson, sr, Osseo
    WR — Brady Yoerg, sr, St. Cloud Cathedral
    TE — Jayme LaPlante, sr, Chatfield
    OL — Matthew Kelly, sr, East Ridge
    OL — Jason Telin, sr, Tartan
    OL — Alex DeRosier, sr, Brainerd
    OL — Kal Handyside, sr, Mahnomen
    OL — T.J. Bevans, sr, Sartell
    DL — Carter Krzmarzick, jr, Sleepy Eye St. Mary's
    DL — Cale Stensgard, sr, Rushford-Peterson
    DL — Samuel Musa, sr, Fridley
    DL — Justin Poderzay, sr, Ely

    Back on the MAT!

    Here we are back in the swing of wrestling! 321 days from when Dalton broke his neck he came back to the mat to gain his 75th career win!  Friday night we beat MCW/Fairmount and then Saturday Dalton to championship spot @ 160 at the St. James Classic!  Just like riding a bike I guess you don't forget those things!

    Thursday, December 5, 2013

    ALL-Journal Offensive Player of the YEAR!

    All-Journal Football: Elliott named Offensive Player of Year

    December 5, 2013
    NICOLLET - As a younger football player, Nicollet junior quarterback Dalton Elliott didn't have a ton of success as he played for a team in junior high that went winless.
    That was one thing that helped make Elliott the player he is today. Fast forward a few years and many practices with teammates later, Elliott is one of the best passers in the state, throwing for 2,872 yards, which was best among all classes this past fall.
    The biggest thing for him was getting back to the 9-man state tournament, which the Raiders did. They lost in the first round, but with eight seniors back next year, including Elliott, there's a good chance they'll be back next year.

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    Photo illustration by Steve Muscatello
    Elliott and his family moved to Nicollet when he was in the fourth grade. He watched his older brother play on a team that won only one game, so the Raiders program has rebounded quite well.
    Now he's become perhaps the most prolific in a long-line of Raider quarterbacks that have had success at the high school and even college level.
    Elliott was named the 2013 All-Journal Offensive Player of the Year after his record-setting year for the Raiders.
    Elliott led Nicollet to a state playoff berth and passed for a state-best 2,872 yards while completing 59 percent of his passes for 37 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,366 yards and 21 touchdowns.
    With one more season at Nicollet, Elliott is already the school's career leader in completions and attempts (414-for-738), passing yards (6,349), touchdown passes (79), all-purpose touchdowns (107) and all-purpose yards (8,789).
    "He's a believer, and so am I, that hard work will pay off and he believes that what he does makes him better," said Nicollet coach Tom Murphy. "He would come in and work with us, we would work five days a week and the team worked out, it was for anyone that wanted to work out, and he'd go out on his own too. That commitment made him stronger."
    It was the second time Elliott made it to the state tournament and he said it was a total team effort to get back there.
    "It took a lot, we had summer lifting programs five days a week, we went to camps," Elliott said. "We put in a lot of work, a lot of the guys are committed. It left a sour taste in our mouth [in 2012] when we didn't get to state, but we just realized we had to put in a lot of time with the camps and work out."
    He's already set many school passing records and he'll add to that next year with a different group of receivers. The records aren't something that he thinks about now but they do mean a lot to him when he sits back and takes a look at all of it.
    "It means a whole lot, Nicollet is a football school, and just beyond our school, breaking conference records," Elliott said. "Just to look back and say I accomplished that, all that hard work does pay off in the end."
    This past week, Elliott took an unofficial visit to Northern Illinois University. While it doesn't mean that he'll be attending that college to play football in the future, it does mean that he's looking at his options already and he thinks football will be something he will pursue at the next level.
    "Coming from a small school like Nicollet, it was pretty eye-opening," Elliott said. "The entire town of Dekalb, Ill., is just dedicated to the college and the athletics and football in particular I guess. Just watching how everyone was into it was amazing. But game-wise, I'm watching them and when I work on the stuff I know I need to work on, there's no reason I can't play with these guys."
    And with some many guys coming back for the Raiders next year, it's never too early to think about 2014.
    "There's been a lot of teams from Nicollet that have gone to the state tournament, about four or five that have gone to the semis or to the championship," Elliott said. "We want to be know as that first group that brings it all back. We want to go out on top."

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    Captains of the 2014 LCWM AREA WRESTLERS

    Nick, Louie & Dalton all named Captains!

    Sunday, December 1, 2013

    Heading back to KSTATE

    At the Airport by 5:20am!  And Tanner is already back at school by 8:30am.  Quiet day to catch up at home....Darin's at work.....Dalton is at the Vikings game (Nicollet's Matt C is up for Mr. Football ).  Tabor is out muzzle loader hunting and I have the remote!  WINNING

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

    Sibley park lights

    Sibley Park is all light up with a great display this year.  Great way to end a holiday weekend!  Tanner has a 7am flight to catch Sunday morning.

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    Great Vist @ NIU

    Had a great time at the game and they have wonderful set up!  They have a full size indoor field as well! 

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    Recruiting visit to Northern Illinois University

    Today Dalton is heading to a recruiting visit to the home of the Huskies!  He will visit with coaches and have a tour of the college.  Then he will participate in pre game talks, walk thru and enjoy a great game.  After the game he gets to join the team for the game break down in the locker room.  Exciting visit before with celebrate Thanksgiving!

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    Check out this year's highlights!

    What an amazing season!

    The last 10days have just blown by!  We had a wonderful season and our team accomplished so much!  Monday night Dalton was inducted into the National Honor Society( must have a 3.25 or better) Tuesday he won the Offensive player of the year award!  So last night was the first time we put all the football stuff away but we had to because wrestling practice starts today.  Here is what his current stats look like to date and stay posted for some great announcements coming our way for football!
    Dalton Elliott / JR / QB & LB  – 5’11” / 180 lbs.

    2013 Conference Champs

    2013 Section 2 Nine-Man Champs

    11-1 Record

    2013 All Conference

    2012 All Conference

    2013 Conference Offensive Player of the Year

    Career Record 30 wins – 4 losses

    2 QB starts as a freshman – 2011

    KNUJ Radio Offensive player of the Week – 2012/2013

    2013 KNUJ Offesive Player of the Year

    2012 All Journal Team

    KEYC-TV Athlete of the Week – 2013

    2013 Hardware Hank Player of the Week – statewide award

    Has played in three straight section title games and 2 state tournaments. (’11, ’13)

    Team Captain 2013

    Will be nominated for 2013 Nine Man All State Team


    2013 Regular Season:

    Passing:   106 comp. / 183 att. / 1,872 yds. / 28 TD / 6 XP / 7 INT (58% passing)

    Rushing:  163 carries / 925 yards / 15 TD / 1 XP

    Receiving:  2 catches / 40 yards

    ·        All Purpose: 2,827 yards / 43 TD / 7 XP


    2013 Post Season:

    Passing:  68 comp. / 110 att. / 999 yds. / 9 TD / 4 INT (62% passing)

    Rushing: 76 carries / 441 yards / 6 TD

    ·        All Purpose: 1,440 yards / 15 TD


    2013 Total Season Stats:

    Passing:  174 comp. / 293 att. / 2,872 yards / 37 TD / 6 XP / 11 INT (59% passing)

    Rushing: 239 carries / 1,366 yards / 21 TD / 1 XP

    Receiving: 2 catches / 40 yards

    ·        All Purpose: 4,278 yards / 58 TD


    Career Passing:

    414 comp. / 738 att. / 6,349 yards / 79 TD / 16 XP / 21 INT (56% passing)

    Career Rushing: 

    463 yards / 2,309 yards / 31 TD / 1 XP

    Career Receiving:

    3 catches / 55 yards


    Career All Purpose Yards: (25 starts at QB)

    8,789 yards / Involved in 110 total TD.


    School Records Include:

    Career Records:

                Pass Completions: 414

                Pass Attempts: 738

                Pass Yards: 6,349

                TD Passes: 79

                All Purpose TD: 110

                All Purpose Yards: 8,789

    Single Season Records:

                TD Passes: 37 (2013)

                All Purpose TD: 58 (2013)

                All Purpose Yards: 4,278 (2013)


    Single Game Records:

                Passing Yards: 471 (2012)

                Passing TD: 8 (2012)

                All Purpose Yards: 573 (347 passing / 226 rushing) (2013)


    State Rankings: According to MN Football and/or MFCA (Top 10)

                Career Passing Yards – Ninth on both lists

                Career Passing TD – Eighth on both lists

                Single Season Passing Yards – Ninth on MN Football Hub

                Single Season TD Passes – Sixth on MN FB Hub / Seventh on MFCA

                Single Game Passing Yards – Eighth on both lists

                Single Game Passing TD – Tied for First on both lists

                Single Game All Purpose Yards – Second on both lists

                Single Season All Purpose Yards – First on both

                Career All Purpose Yards - Third on both lists


    Friday, November 8, 2013


    The boys had a amazing team building workshop last night with Dr. Cindra Kamphoff from MSU.  She brought out some players from the MSU-Mavericks who brought the house down!  Our minds are set and ready to WIN tonight.  Go get them RAIDERS #RAIDER NATION!!!

    Monday, November 4, 2013






              UNDERWOOD       VS      NICOLLET

                 ROCKETS                     RAIDERS




    1240 County Rd. B2 West, Roseville, Minnesota 55113


    Tanner quick trip home!

    Tanner came home with a couple of buddies Brett and Brent both from Kansas it was a great surprise!