Robert "BJ" Reidell IV

St. Paul, Minn.

Robert "BJ" Reidell IV

Reporter, Writer, Editor, Podcaster, Digital Media Specialist


U-Mary loads up on d-backs, continues building depth

The 2015 season certainly did not go according to plan for Josh Kotelnicki’s Marauders, but a 28-man recruiting class filled with talent should assure a bright future for the U-Mary football program. "We are very excited about our 2017 Marauders football recruiting class," Kotelnicki said in a statement.
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Connected at the pitch

The purpose of participating in competitive team sports is very obvious at face value. Every athlete that steps onto a field, arena or rink has the same primary objective of winning the game. Reaching this goal on a consistent basis, however, requires countless hours of practice, physical conditioning and the consistent development of each fundamental skill required to perform at a high level.
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Patriots set sights on 5th state title

The regular season is over, the West Region tournament has concluded, state tournament seeding has been set, and, from a technical standpoint, the Century Patriots are still undefeated. Century (12-1-2) does have strike listed in the middle column, but that 3-1 nonconference loss to Fargo Shanley way back in August could just as easily be attributed to the Patriots’ junior varsity squad.
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New leaders, same old Patriots

Roster turnover exists at every level, but it is a primary concern for high school and college coaches. The impact graduation has on a team varies on a year-to-year basis, but the best programs always seem to find a way to remain consistent. Some teams rebuild, some teams reload and after reaching the state tournament for the 21st consecutive year, the Century Patriots boys soccer team undeniably fits into the latter category.
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Going out with a bang

Throughout the entire season the Century Patriots followed the rule of playing as a team. On Friday afternoon at Dacotah Centennial Soccer Complex in Mandan, Century won a state championship as a team. The Patriots defeated the Fargo Davies Eagles 1-0 to collect their eighth state title and first since 2013.
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Patriots mentally prepared for state title run

Mental preparation is key for any team with the hopes of running the table at the state tournament, and the dynamic Century Patriots are no different. In order to get ready for this week’s state tournament held at Dacotah Centennial Park Soccer Complex (Mandan), Patriots coach Nate Ulness brought his team to a “secret location” – which he refers to as “Ulness Field” – for some special training.
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Demons soccer comes up game short of state championship sweep

BISMARCK’S CHAMPIONSHIP SHOOTOUT: The Bismarck Demons boys soccer team had a thrill for the dramatic in 2015. After defeating the Fargo South Bruins in a shootout during the state tournament semifinals, the Demons once again found themselves knotted up at one goal apiece with the Fargo Shanley Deacons during the championship game following a late second-half goal by Hunter Johnson.
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Demons claim title on penalty kicks

‌The Bismarck Demons certainly know how to make things interesting, there is no doubt about that. Bismarck squared off with the Fargo Shanley Deacons in the state championship game at Dacotah Centennial Park soccer complex on Saturday afternoon, forcing the game to be decided by penalty kicks for the second consecutive day.
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Demons prevail in shootout

State tournament soccer seems to have a way of bringing out the absolute best in players, and this was the case on Friday at the Dacotah Centennial Park soccer complex. The Bismarck Demons and Fargo South Bruins remained tied through two full halves, a five-minute overtime and a ten-minute overtime, which forced the game to be decided by penalty kicks.
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Johnson, Demons tough and focused

The most competitive and emotional week of the boys soccer season has arrived. three from Bismarck -- battle at Dacotah Centennial Park in Mandan starting today with the team left standing being crowned state champion. Kicking off the tournament at noon today will be the Bismarck Demons and Red River Roughriders in an East-West crossover matchup.
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Patriots looking ahead to postseason

The West Region boys soccer tournament begins today with a play-in match between the Legacy Sabers and Mandan Braves. The team that wins this match will move on to meet the third-seeded Century Patriots in a state qualifier match on Saturday at Mandan's Dacotah Centennial Park. Century did not end its season on a high note, suffering a tough 2-0 defeat at the hands of the top-seeded Minot Magicians on Tuesday.
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Johnson’s hat track leads Demons to blowout victory

There was no shortage of goals at the Bismarck Community Bowl on Tuesday night. Both the early game between the St. Mary’s Saints and Minot Magicians as well as the night game featuring the Bismarck Demons and Mandan Braves offered plenty of scoring. Bismarck, coming off of a 5-0 blowout victory over the Legacy Sabers, continued to fill up its side of the scoreboard against Mandan.
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Robert "BJ" Reidell IV

Robert "BJ" Reidell has been covering the Minnesota Vikings, NFC North division and professional football since 2014.

Originally from St. Paul, Minn., he is a graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall High School (2010) and Marquette University (2014). Currently, he is the Content Coordinator at Vikings Territory and Co-Host of About the Labor: A Minnesota Vikings Podcast.

In the past, he has produced sports content in various roles for The Bismarck Tribune, Bleacher Report, NFCN Barroom, Fan Sided and Rant Sports.

His work has been featured in a number of newspapers and online publications including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Plain Dealer, Fargo Forum, Grand Forks Herald, Rochester Post-Bulletin,,, Daily Norseman, Vikings Journal, Scout Vikings and 247 Sports. He has also appeared as a guest on Yahoo! Sports Radio and is regularly featured on The Jimmy B & TC Show (1700 AM KBGG).

Reidell is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, National Sports Media Association and a part of the National Voting Committee in charge of determining the recipient of the Fred Biletnikoff Award.



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