AITKIN - Aitkin's Nathan Ehnstrom struck out 16 in a complete game while allowing only one earned run off of seven hits as the Gobblers downed Hinckley-Finlayson 9-2 in Great River Conference play Thursday.
PILLAGER - Carly Bell picked up her second win of the season as the Pillager Huskies split a Park Region Conference doubleheader Thursday winning the opener 9-4 and then dropping Game Two 6-3 to the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders.
Tanner Lundberg improved to 8-1 with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles and the Brainerd Warriors topped Sartell 5-2 in Thursday's Central Lakes Conference meet at Brainerd High School.
Ryan Bell suffered his first loss of the season 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 at No.
For the second straight week, and the fourth time in her career, Concordia College senior Kaari Jensen has been named the MIAC Field Athlete of the Week.
Jensen earned the award after winning the MIAC heptathlon for the second straight season.
Activities directors Charlie Campbell of Brainerd High School and Mike Schmidt of Staples-Motley High School have been recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) as certified athletic administrators.