COLLEGEVILLE - Wade Stiere passed for 125 yards and two scores on four option plays as Brainerd stumbled against rival Granite City 23-20 Saturday.
Brad Simpson caught two touchdowns and Geoff Niemi ran in for another.
HIBBING - Lyle Nyberg and Bryce Haughly each picked up wins in No. 1 singles and No. 2 singles respectively as Aitkin edged Eveleth-Gilbert 4-3 in the semifinals of Saturday's Section 7-1A team tournament.
FORT RIPLEY - Aaron Jenkins hit a three-run double with two outs to highlight a five-run ninth inning by the Nisswa Lightning, which propelled them past Fort Ripley 9-6 Sunday.
Jenkins finished 2-4 with four RBIs.
Travis Waytashek, 18, of Brainerd, took the phrase "try, try again" to heart and posted a winning 2:21.22 in Saturday's triathlon at Brainerd High School after collapsing and finishing fourth during last year's event.