By Paul Lecker
A number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing collegiate sports across the country. Periodically, Hub City Times will publish a college sports roundup, updating readers of some of those athletes’ exploits.
This is the second of three reports on area high school graduates that either recently finished their winter sport or are just starting their spring sport in college.
Michaelis wraps up sophomore year at Crookston
Caitlin Michaelis, a 2015 graduate of Marshfield High School, finished her sophomore season on the University of Minnesota-Crookston women’s basketball team last month.
Michaelis played in all 28 games for the Eagles, starting 27. She averaged 5.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game while making 23 3-pointers and shooting 85.4 percent (35 of 41) at the free throw line.
Crookston had a tough season, finishing 8-20 after being eliminated in the second round of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament on Feb. 25 by Northern State (South Dakota) 83-60. Michaelis had seven points and three assists in the loss.
Scheuer sees minimal playing time at Bemidji
2016 Marshfield High School graduate McKayla Scheuer played in just seven games during her freshman season for the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team.
Scheuer was on the floor a total of 18 minutes, making 2 of 5 shots from the field and scoring four points.
Bemidji State finished 7-20 overall and 4-18 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, losing eight of its last nine games.
Howard playing baseball at Mount Marty
Bo Howard, a 2013 Marshfield High School graduate, is a senior outfielder on the Mount Marty College baseball team.
Mount Marty, located in Yankton, South Dakota, is an NAIA school that plays in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The Lancers were off to a 6-12 start after winning one of three games in a weekend series with Gustavus Adolphus at home on March 18-19.
Howard started 13 of the Lancers’ first 18 games this season. He was batting .184 (7 of 38) with two doubles, five RBIs, and five runs scored.