COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Sophomore outfielder Kyle Berg of Brainerd and sophomore third baseman Mario Filippi of Little Falls are starters for the nationally ranked Iowa Western Community College Reivers baseball team.
The Reivers, 28-5 overall, are ranked third in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I poll. It is believed to be the highest ranking ever for an Iowa Western athletic team. Dixie State (Utah) College is No. 1 with a 27-6 record, followed by Walters State (Tenn.) Community College at 31-3.
The Reivers are seeking a return trip to the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colo.
Brainerd traveling team runner-up
The Brainerd ninth-grade boys' basketball traveling finished second in the Pacesetter Region 6 championship at Wadena Saturday.
Brainerd beat Wadena gold 46-11, Detroit Lakes 41-35 and Henning 59-31 before losing to Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 47-34 in the final.
The finish qualifies Brainerd for the Minnesota Invitational tournament June 29 at Whitney Center in St. Cloud.
Team members include Jay Rakowski, Spencer Sundberg, Ryan Forcier, Grant Eller, Mike Stoe, Adian Kummet, Gabe Solseth and Nick Lesmeister. Coach was Wade Haapajoki.
Four Wadena boxers score victories
Four Wadena boxers triumphed on a boxing card at the Fergus Falls Armory Saturday.
T.J. Steward (145 pounds) decisioned Tyler Buseth of Fergus Falls.
Mike Kern (152) decisioned Jesse Bommersbach.
Brent Steward (69) decisioned Jordan Borgestrom of Detroit Lakes.
Dusty Hill (152) decisioned Tyler Hultin of Fergus Falls.
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