Three Forest Lake seniors signed NCAA letters of intent last month.
Glen Miron signed on to Minnesota State University Moorhead in football as running back. As a senior captain, he recorded 511 yards in 91 attempts and scored three touchdowns for the Rangers.
The soon-to-be Dragon also earned numerous honors: first-team all-conference, offensive Most Valuable Player, the Stan Motschenbacker Award.
Head football coach Billy Kirch said Miron was a standout leader on the team.
“Glen Miron has a combination of talents seldom seen,” Kirch said. “Not only is Glen a talented player, he is also a young man with outstanding character. He is one of the best teammates I have ever coached. His combination of talent, work ethic, and leadership are what sets him apart.”
The Dragons went 1-10 last year.
Olivia Norman signed to play soccer for North Dakota State.
The foward completed her senior season with two goals and nine assists. Over her career at Forest Lake, Norman scored nine goals and recorded 24 assists.
Norman was also a two-time captain for the Rangers and earned all-conference honors for the 2012 season while earning team MVP her senior season and offensive MVP three years in a row.
Head coach Rich Elliot said Norman will excel on and off the field at the collegiate level.
“Olivia is one of those players that you can tell will have great success at any level right when you meet her,” Elliot said. “Throughout her entire career here, she demonstrated all of the best qualities in our student-athletes today: dedication, motivation and leadership. Her dedication to always making herself better, while always striving to help those around her as well, were what any coach always looks for in a captain. The leadership she provided will set an example for years to come.”
The Bison went 8-10 last season.
Cody Walton will take his track talents to Nebraska in the fall after signing a letter of intent with the Huskers.
The track star medaled in the 300-meter hurdles at state last season with a fifth-place finish and a time of 39.11 in the finals.
He set a new school record by finishing first at sections in 39.03, just .02 seconds away from setting a new section record.
Walton also competed in the 110 hurdles at the state meet, and just missed qualifying in high jump with a leap of 6-2 that earned him third place at sections.
Ranger head coach Paul Kendrick said Walton has the physical talent and work ethic to be a successful decathlon competitor.
“The decathlon is one of those events that it will take a couple of years to learn all of the events before you can be competitive at the D-I level,” Kendrick said. “I think Cody will have that success when he puts in the time it takes to develop.”
The Huskers took second at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships last season and had seven all-americans on their roster. Nebraska also tied for 11th at the NCAA Championships.