Two questions surrounded the Little Falls Flyers' and Pierz Pioneers' state team wrestling quarterfinal matches.
How improved are the Flyers since Feb. 4 and how much better is this year's Pierz team compared to last year's squad.
Jordan Chouanard will have to earn his final prep wrestling goal.
The Aitkin senior enters the Class 1A state individual tournament Friday and Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul with a 35-1 record and as the No. 2-ranked 152-pounder.
Marlee Moore was quick to give the assist to Bethany Cressman.
With the defensive eyes locked on Cressman, Moore exploded for 31 points in the Lake Region Christian Hornets' 61-44 victory over Fourth Baptist Feb. 17.
The Sartell Sabres spent most of the night trailing.
But at the end of each frame the Sabres always managed to either lead or tie the Brainerd Warriors during Thursday's Central Lakes Conference game at Brainerd High School.
PEQUOT LAKES - With the weight of the world already on his shoulders, Jordan Redmond stepped to the free throw line.
With the score knotted at 67 and 58.7 seconds on the clock, Redmond took a deep breath.
He took many deep breaths.
Maria Hauer is no stranger to big meets.
The four-year varsity Nordic skier for the Little Falls Flyers had competed in three state meets prior to Thursday's state finale.
What had eluded Hauer was success in those big meets.
Nathan Holm went from not on the list to the top of the list this season
The list was Pine River-Backus' list of 1,000-point scorers for the Tigers boys basketball program.
Holm entered the season needing 210 points to crack 1,000 career points.