LAPORTE - Their season opener was a long time coming, but the Pine River-Backus Tigers showed they were ready by defeating Laporte 63-22 Thursday in a Northwoods Conference game behind 24 points from Tatum Sheley and a double-double from Autumn Ackerman.
ALEXANDRIA - Brainerd's first line of Aaron Rich, Matt Pohlkamp and Mitch McLain each accumulated six points as the Brainerd Warriors beat the Alexandria Cardinals 8-0 in a Central Lakes Conference opener Thursday night.
Seth Sazma scored 20 points, Luke Schumer 19 and Michael Zauhar as Ameriprise defeated Pecarich Marketing 68-52 in YMCA men's basketball this week.
Pecarich Marketing was led by Matt Pecarich with 18 and Josh Oehrlein 13.
When talking Alpine skiing, the name Stone comes up early and often in the conversation.
As it should because Savannah Stone is one of the more accomplished skiers in Brainerd Warriors' history.
The junior has already been to three state meets.
If Josh McKeag wasn't motivated enough, his little sister gave him an extra push.
McKeag had his sights set on putting his name on the Brainerd Warriors record board. His eighth-grade sister, Hannah, beat him to it this fall.
ALEXANDRIA - Jodi Bertrand turned in a stellar performance in net, leading the Brainerd-Little Falls Flying Warriors to their first victory of the season, 4-2, over the Alexandria Cardinals in a Central Lakes Conference game Thursday.
It's trial by fire for the Brained Warriors boys.
Without a day of practice, the young squad will hit the road Friday for its first meet of the season at Lutsen.
Four of the six athletes will be first-year varsity skiers.
B-H-Verndale splits in triangular
VERNDALE — Ethan Kimber, Hayden Truax, Dillon Card, Andrew Bounds and Dalton Baker each won two matches for Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale as the Raiders split a triangular against Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus and Osakis on Tuesday.
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