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 By Pat Miller    Sports    October 2, 2014

Area High School Sports: Bagley hopes to ride momentum of homecoming victory Friday at Blackduck

BAGLEY — Homecoming is always an exciting event for high school students and winning the Friday football game can put an exclamation point to the week’s festivities. Last Friday at Bagley the Flyers added a second punctuation mark to their homecoming as they rallied for two touchdowns in the final five minutes to edge Pillager 26-20. Bagley trailed from the outset and...

 

Bagley football maintains top spot in Northstar East standings

BAGLEY — The Bagley football team held its position on top of the Northstar East Conference last week as the Flyers defeated Red Lake 43-8 in Red Lake. Bagley shares first place with Pine River which downed Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 33-6. In last week’s other East Division contest, Pillager edged Blackduck 14-8. The West Division results saw Mahnomen thump Lake Park-Audubon...

 

Bagley, Blackduck, Pine River football in three-way tie

BAGLEY — Bagley will try to maintain its share of the Northstar East Conference football lead Friday when it visits Red Lake in a 4 p.m. contest. Heading into this week’s action the Flyers share 2-1 overall and league records with Blackduck and Pine River. Pillager is 1-2 while Red Lake and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley are 0-3. Bagley is coming off last week’s 49-12 victory...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    August 7, 2014

VFW baseball: Bemidji opens state tournament against either Ranview or Becker

BRAINERD - Wednesday's itinerary for the Bemidji VFW baseball team began in the morning with a light workout. In the afternoon the coaches and players headed to Brainerd where they will spend the next few days playing in the state VFW tournament. "This is a great experience for the kids and for myself and the other coaches," sai...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    May 15, 2014

Area High School Roundup: Kelliher-Northome, Blackduck softball teams battle to final out in doubleheader

KELLIHER -- Neighborhood rivals Kelliher-Northome and Blackduck battled to the bitter end in both games of a doubleheader last week and the result was a split. The Mustangs rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to claim the opener 7-6 but Blackduck returned the favor in the nightcap, plating a pair in the game's last at-bat to take the rematch 17-16. "It was a...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    May 1, 2014

Area Softball and Baseball

SOFTBALL: Blackduck now 7-0 Blackduck's softball team continued its winning ways last week when it defeated CL-B 22-11 and 19-5. Those wins upped Blackduck's record to 7-0. The Drakes will begin a homestand today against Littlefork-Big Falls. On Friday they will entertain Deer River and on Monday they will welcome Deer River....

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    April 24, 2014

Area prep sports: Blackduck softball team opens spring 5-0

BLACKDUCK -- Despite a late start to the season the Blackduck softball team has hit the field in full stride as the Drakes are 5-0 in the early going. "The girls are working together as a team to make great things happen," said Blackduck coach Sheena Reese. "Our defense and offense have been strong. We also have had wonderful fan support and hope that continues." The Drakes beg...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    April 22, 2014

Blackduck falls to Fosston in season opener

BEMIDJI -- It has not been a kind spring to the area high school baseball teams as cold and wet weather has kept the squads off the field for much of the season. There was a definite chill in the air again on Monday but the Blackduck and Fosston teams couldn't wait any longer to begin their campaigns. The teams met at the BSU diamond and both showed signs of rust. In the end,...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    April 17, 2014

Red Lake's Roger White is Section 8A boys basketball Coach of Year

RED LAKE - Roger White of Red Lake was named the Section 8A boys basketball Coach of the Year. White guided the Warriors to the section championship and the state high school tournament where Red Lake fell to Maranatha Christian in the opening round. Red Lake also placed three players on the Northland All Conference team - Ryan...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    March 15, 2014

Pressure defense has powered Red Lake's late-season win streak; return to state

MINNEAPOLIS - In 1997 the Red Lake boys basketball team ignited a run that saw the Warriors advance to the state tournament five times in a seven-year span. Among the players on the 1997 squad was Delwyn Holthusen, a tall center who dominated the paint both offensively and defensively. Holthusen still lives in the Red Lake...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    March 10, 2014

Red Lake draws Maranatha Christian in state quarterfinals

RED LAKE -- The Red Lake boys basketball team will begin its state tournament experience 3 p.m. Thursday against Maranatha Christian Academy in the quarterfinal round of the Class A event at William’s Arena on the University of Minnesota campus. The Warriors, fresh off Friday’s 70-67 victory over Northern Freeze in the Section 8A championship game, will take a 23-7 record...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    March 7, 2014

Red Lake starts slow but powers on late to top rivals Cass Lake-Bena 85-48

BEMIDJI - For the first 10 minutes of Thursday's Sub-Section 8A East quarterfinal at the BSU gym it was difficult to determine which team was rated No. 1 and which was ranked eighth in the tournament seedings. Cass Lake-Bena gave Red Lake all it could handle in the early going and Sunshyne Kingbird's free throw with 9:36 to...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    March 7, 2014

Red Lake boys one step from return to Class A state tournament

RED LAKE - A trip to the state Class A boys basketball tournament will be on the line today when Red Lake heads to the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls to tangle with Northern Freeze in the Section 8A championship game. Both teams will bring 22-7 records into the contest but the Warriors are riding a hot streak,...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    February 26, 2014

W-H-A's path back to state begins this week

WALKER — With the Northland Conference title and the top seed in Sub-Section 8A East in hand, the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys basketball team begins defense of its 8A championship 6 p.m. Thursday at Bemidji State when it will face the winner of Tuesday’s game between No. 8 seed Clearbrook-Gonvick and ninth-ranked Laporte. Thursday’s other sub-section quarterfinal...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    February 24, 2014

Boys basketball: WHA, Red Lake, CL-B earn top seeds in Section 8A

WALKER — The Section 8A boys basketball tournament begins Tuesday with play-in games at five sites, including Clearbrook, Northome and Mahnomen in the East Sub-Section. Walker-Hackensack-Akeley received the top seed in the East and will open its section action 6 p.m. Thursday at BSU against the winner of Tuesday’s game between No. 9 Laporte and No. 8 Clearbrook-Gonvick. In...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    February 6, 2014

Area high schools: It should be a memorable week for Blackduck's Trey Volk

BLACKDUCK - It will be a memorable week for Blackduck's Trey Volk . On Wednesday the Blackduck High School senior officially signed a Letter of Intent to attend and play football at BSU. And on Friday Volk could add an exclamation point to a great basketball career by scoring his 2,000th point as a Drake. Blackduck hosts Cass...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    January 30, 2014

AREA PREP ROUNDUP: Red Lake boys hoops No. 1 in Section 8A East standings

RED LAKE -- The regular seasons are winding down for many of the area winter sports teams and before long the playoffs will begin. The Section 8A East boys basketball playoffs should be very entertaining as six teams are bunched within 15 QRF points and any of them could eventually rise to the top. As of this week Red Lake is...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    January 21, 2014

Boys basketbal: Hendricks scores 34 but BHS falls

BEMIDJI - The Bemidji boys basketball team stuck with Red Lake most of the way Saturday but an 11-1 streak by the Warriors midway through the second half gave the visitors a double-digit lead and Red Lake went on to down the Jacks 86-72 at the BHS gym. The first half was a give-and-take battle as it featured six ties. The...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    January 2, 2014

Cass Lake-Bena, Blackduck among unbeatens in Northland Conference

CASS LAKE — As the 2014 portion of the winter sports seasons begin, Cass Lake-Bena and Blackduck join Walker-Hackensack-Akeley as unbeatens in the boys Northland Conference basketball standings. The Panthers and Drakes share 2-0 league records while WHA leads the conference at 3-0. Overall CL-B is 4-1 and Blackduck 6-2. Nevis begins 2014 in sole possession of fourth at 2-1 wh...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    December 27, 2013

Year in review: From Blackduck to Sochi, area teams, events make 2013 memorable

It has been a memorable year for the area and local sports teams. From youth hockey to high school baseball to Olympic curling, Bemidji and area athletes made news in 2013. In area high school sports, Cass Lake-Bena's boys basketball team swept its home-and-home series with Red Lake, edging the Warriors 97-96 and slipping past...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    December 19, 2013

Kelliher-Northome 5-1 in boys basketball

The Northome-Kelliher boys basketball team is off to a fast start as the Mustangs are 5-1 after Tuesday’s 84-57 win over Hill City. N-K owns victories over Clearbrook-Gonvick (70-53), Laporte (86-48), Pine River (69-53) and Bigfork (60-55) and its lone loss was a 69-63 setback early in the season to Nevis. The Mustangs will end their pre-Christmas schedule Friday at Blackduck...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    December 12, 2013

Area boys basketball preview: Cass Lake-Bena should generate excitement

CASS LAKE — It could be an exciting year for Cass Lake-Bena, at least if the first two games are accurate indicators. In the annual slugfest between the Panthers and Red Lake last week in the season opener, CL-B prevailed 70-68 in a nailbiter. On Tuesday the Panthers improved to 2-0 with a 70-58 home win over Red Lake County Central. “The plan this season is to use...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    December 12, 2013

Area girls basketball preview: Cass Lake-Bena appears to be willing to improve

CASS LAKE — Bill Gustafson is the new coach at Cass Lake-Bena and he inherited a team that includes three seniors, five juniors, three sophomores and three freshmen. The Panthers have played only one game so far, a 65-25 loss to Crosby-Ironton. Another game against Red Lake was postponed because of the recent snowstorm. “The team has demonstrated a willingness to improve,...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    December 12, 2013

Area high schools: Mustangs will have to compensate for lack of size

NORTHOME — For the past three years, the Kelliher-Northome girls basketball team has had an incredible attitude, according to head coach Justin Lundin, who hopes positive mental approach will continue despite the Mustangs losing three post players to graduation. “It’s going to be challenging to play without their size,” Lundin said. “We are a lot shorter this...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    November 1, 2013

FOOTBALL: Mustangs looking for section title

KELLIHER — In the world of Minnesota 9-Man football, the northern third of the state owns overall bragging rights. Entering the section semifinals the survivors in Section 7 and Section 8 all were unbeaten. One of the mighty suffered its first loss and saw its campaign come to an end Thursday, when Kittson County Central fought off Win-E-Mac 28-21 in the Section 8 tile game...

 

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