The Iowa Hawkeyes will win college title

Published 9:49 am Thursday, September 2, 2010

Scott Schmeltzer, Thanks for Listening

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Get ready for the fourth annual Ryan “Pie” Truesdell Memorial Sports Weekend.

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It is scheduled for Sept. 10-12 and features golf, softball and fishing.

Scott Schmeltzer

The golf event will be held at Green Lea Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 11, and is $50 per person for the 18-hole, four-man best-shot tournament, which includes a dinner served at 6 p.m.

Contact Brian Hughes at 383-1832 to participate.

The softball tournament is $75 per team for sanctioned teams and $100 for non-sanctioned teams. All games will be held at Snyder Field.

Contact Chad Sorenson at 351-8271 to participate.

The fishing competition will be held at Katherine Island on Fountain Lake. The entry fee is $5 per person and bait is furnished.

Contact Paul Minehart at 377-3647 for more assistance.

This local scholarship fundraiser annually benefits many kids by giving scholarships for college. I love seeing all the kids in the paper that this great sports weekend helps.

The Hawks?

College football kicks off tonight and my national championship pick is for the Iowa Hawkeyes to win it all this year! Iowa will beat Ohio State at home on Nov. 21, 2010, to clinch the Big Ten. They will have a very tough game against Wisconsin at home as well, but the Hawks will make it to the Ohio State game unscathed. I believe that quarterback Ricky Stanzl and the strong wide receiving core that Iowa has will lead the offense while Adrian Clayborn will anchor the defense from his end spot.

I think that Iowa then upsets Texas in the national championship game. Iowa brings back a championship to the Midwest and the Big Ten or Twelve or whatever.

Prep picks

A couple high school predictions for tonight’s high school football games:

Albert Lea 21

Waseca 14

Glenville-Emmons 14

Grand Meadow 7

Alden-Conger 17

Grand Meadow 10

Good luck to all the students going back to school this week and next.

Remember to have a good attitude, tie your shoes and be nice!

Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend.

Tribune Publisher Scott Schmeltzer’s column appears every Thursday.