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'A lot of history being made': Red Lake boys follow girls in trip to Class A state basketball tournament

RED LAKE-The line to buy shirts at N8tive De$ignz swelled at about 10 a.m. Wednesday "This is by far our busiest day," said Mia Long, the student manager for Red Lake High School's student-run T-shirt business. "It's been pretty crazy here." The storefront-a couple of cafeteria tables with 15 different shirt designs in Red Lake...

 

Warriors going to Winter Park: Red Lake football gets donation from ESPN, will appear on Vikings' 'Monday Night Football' game

RED LAKE -- There will be some definite local flavor when the Minnesota Vikings host the New York Giants in the first-ever Monday Night Football game at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Red Lake High School football team has been invited to the Vikings' Winter Park practice facility in Eden Prairie this week, where they will participate i...

 

BOYS BASKETBALL: Red Lake beats Laporte 87-45

BEMIDJI - Red Lake's quest to repeat as Section 8A champions and return to the Minnesota Class A tournament encountered an early hiccup against eighth-seeded Laporte. The Wildcats tried to frustrate the Warriors in the first half of Thursday's tournament game at Bemidji State, coming back each and every time Red Lake looked...

 

AREA BOYS BASKETBALL: Red Lake, Cass Lake-Bena sit atop Section 8A

As expected, Red Lake and Cass Lake-Bena took the top two seeds in the Sub-Section 8A East boys basketball tournament, which begins this week. Red Lake (19-5) is the defending Section 8A champion and is looking to return to the state basketball tournament for the second straight season. As the top seed the Warriors have an opening-round bye and on Thursday will play the winner...

 
 By Jack Hittinger    Sports    May 30, 2014

Bagley flies to title: Flyers' offense comes up big to win Sub-Section 8A East championship

BEMIDJI - Darris Dahl can't remember the last time the Bagley baseball team won a playoff game. He supposed it had been even longer than that since the Flyers had won a sub-section title. The former streak ended had Tuesday with a 12-2 win over Cass Lake Bena in the first round of the Sub-Section 8A East playoffs. "It's a good q...

 

Native Olympic hero: Boucha book details highs, lows of Ojibwe NHL, Olympic star

BEMIDJI - Henry Boucha stands on the ice, starting off at another player somewhere off-camera. His trademark headband matches the color of the dark red Detroit Red Wings jersey and his unkempt moustache/sideburns combination ooze cool. This photograph - from a 1970s era NHL magazine - was one of many Boucha had displayed Wednesd...

 

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Kelliher-Northome cruises to first-round victory

NORTHOME — Using 22 first-quarter points, the top-seeded Kelliher-Northome football team cruised to a 32-0 win over Northeast Range in their nine-man Section 7 tournament opener Tuesday night. “It wasn’t the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen in my life, but it was a good win for us,” K-N head coach Derrick Gross said of his team’s performance. The Mustangs, who...

 
 By Jack Hittinger    Sports    March 8, 2013

Cass Lake-Bena falls to Mahnomen; Blackduck upsets Red Lake

BEMIDJI – The final score line might not reflect it, but Cass Lake-Bena put together a stellar defensive effort against Mahnomen in Thursday night’s Sub-Section 8A East quarterfinal game at Bemidji High School. The Panthers just didn’t have the offense to compliment it. Seventh-seeded CL-B forced 41 Mahnomen turnovers ...

 

Blackduck moves to section semis

For the first time in a long time, the Blackduck football team is moving on. After snapping a 30-game losing streak earlier this season, the Drakes are moving on to the second round of the playoffs. Blackduck (6-3) beat Mesabi East 38-0 Tuesday night in Section 7A first-round playoff action. Their reward? A date with Cook County. The Vikings (7-1) scored a huge win over Cass...

 
 By Jack Hittinger    Sports    June 14, 2012

State golf: BHS’s Dale 33rd in Class AAA; Cass Lake’s Brunelle takes third in Class A

COON RAPIDS – Trey Dale didn’t have the best day on Wednesday, but his all-state certificate should mitigate the final golf tournament of his Bemidji High School career. The Lumberjacks senior shot an 80 on day two of the MSHSL Class AAA State Golf Tournament at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids, dropping him into a tie for 35th place. “It wasn’t his best day,...

 
 By Jack Hittinger    Sports    June 13, 2012

Area golfers have mixed results at state tournament

COON RAPIDS – Trey Dale finished tied for 20th after the first day of the MSHSL Class AAA Boys State Golf Tournament, held Tuesday at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. The Bemidji senior, who finished tied for 23rd place last season with a 152 overall, shot a 77 on the first day, firing a 38 on the east course and 39 on the west course. “There was some good and some...

 
 By Jack Hittinger    Sports    June 8, 2012

Blackduck rallies for another walk-off win; takes Section 8A title for first trip to state

BEMIDJI — One run. That’s all that separated Blackduck and Red Lake County in this week’s Section 8A tournament. Tuesday’s game went nine innings, with Blackduck winning 5-4 on a walk-off single from Cody Bergquist. When the Rebels defeated East Grand Forks Sacred Heart in the nightcap Tuesday to stay alive, the teams...

 
 By Jack Hittinger    Sports    June 6, 2012

Bats go cold for Panthers in elimination game

BEMIDJI — Cass Lake-Bena starter Wesley Moe didn’t have his best stuff Tuesday night. Neither did Corey Roach, his East Grand Forks Sacred Heart counterpart. That didn’t seem to matter for much of the teams’ Section 8-A loser’s bracket game at Bemidji State. Both offenses went cold for the better part of six innings,...

 
 By Jack Hittinger    Sports    June 6, 2012

Dramatic Drakes: Blackduck moves to title game with extra-inning win

BEMIDJI — Another pitcher might not have returned after giving up four runs on five hits in the sixth inning. But this was Aaron Nissen, and this was the Section 8-A playoffs. “He’s our rock,” Blackduck head coach Dwight Kalvig said. “He’s the leader of men. I can’t say enough about what he’s done for this team...

 
 By Jack Hittinger    Sports    June 1, 2012

Drakes roll to title: Blackduck brings bats in pair of victories, wins sub-section

BEMIDJI – The Blackduck Drakes brought their bats to the Bemidji State baseball diamond Thursday. They came home with their second-straight Sub-Section 8A East title. The Drakes combined to score 23 runs on 19 hits in two games of the sub-section tournament and cruised to a pair of wins against Kelliher-Northome and Cass...

 
 By Jack Hittinger    Sports    May 30, 2012

Cass Lake cruises past Red Lake, Blackduck pounds Laporte

CASS LAKE – Things didn’t start out so well for Caleb Fisher and Cass Lake Bena Tuesday. The senior hurler kicked off the game with a four-pitch walk to Red Lake leadoff William Chaboyea. Later in the inning, an error and another walk loaded the bases for the Warriors with only one out. Fisher, though, regrouped and...

 
 By Jack Hittinger    Sports    May 17, 2012

Brunelle, Wind do what is necessary to return to state meet

CASS LAKE — Don’t let their calm demeanor on the driving range fool you. Dakotah Brunelle and Cody Wind take their golf seriously. The Cass Lake-Bena duo has been ranked in the state’s top 10 in Class A for nearly the entire season. And although both Brunelle and Wind — tied for third in the state as of May 12 — are...

 

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