Post Bulletin Reporter Pat Ruff

Pat Ruff

Sports Reporter

Pat Ruff has been a Post Bulletin sports reporter since 1994. He covers Rochester John Marshall football, as well as a variety of other southeastern Minnesota football teams. Among his other southeastern Minnesota high school beats are girls basketball, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls track and field, high school and American Legion baseball, volleyball, University of Minnesota sports (on occasion) and the Timberwolves (on occasion).

Pat is married and the father of three boys and a girl. His favorite pastimes are playing tennis, reading, watching sports and movies, and playing my guitar and singing (he's part of a fantastic group of five guys who get together monthly and sing and plays songs better than the Eagles ever did!). Seriously.

Readers can reach Pat at 507-285-7723 or

Rochester high school senior Chileshe Chitulangoma has not let his diagnosis slow him, on the pitch or in the classroom.
Rochester Lourdes graduate Ian Torchia is a 2022 Winter Olympics hopeful. On Sunday, he won the most grueling race of his life.
Sam Evenson has been hit with a rare reaction to COVID-19, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome. It's a life-threatening offshoot that's affected a scattering of kids around the country. The 15-year-old is gradually escaping the worst of it.
The Caledonia football team's season is done as the school district shifts to full-time online learning. COVID-19 has recently hit the community and Houston County hard.
The 2010 Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year handled the recruiting process on her own terms, making it "fun and easy." After a four-year career as one of the best Division I tennis players in the country at North Carolina, she finished her college athletics eligibility by playing one season of Division I hockey at UConn.
Brothers Owen and Noah King have both gone through the recruiting process twice. The multi-sport standouts from Caledonia have found the fits that are best for them personally and as athletes.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Laurie Kelly is going into her eighth season as the head coach of the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s basketball team. Kelly, a 1989 graduate of Rochester John Marshall who went on to be an All-American at the University of St. Thomas, has head coaching experience at all three levels of NCAA basketball — Division I, II and III.
Josh Navratil had offers from bigger schools and more successful programs, but North Dakota's persistence paid off and the former Pine Island star is happy to be a Fighting Hawk.