CASS LAKE - Little Falls, in sixth place, led six Brainerd area teams following Friday's first round in the 32-team Big Bear tournament.
Following the Flyers were Wadena-Deer Creek in eighth place, Aitkin and Brainerd were tied for 10th, Crosby-Ironton was 20th and Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus was 21st.
Pierz loses twice
PIERZ - Cody Vanzee, Nathan Tomala and Sean Huls went 2-0 as Pierz lost to two ranked opponents in its triangular Friday.
The Pioneers lost 43-21 to Milaca, ranked ninth in Class 2A, and 57-16 to St. Cloud Apollo, ranked ninth in 3A.
Huls and Tomala improved their season records to 10-1 and 10-2, respectively.
Going 1-1 for Pierz were Chris Ortman (9-3), Brad Meyer (7-3), Brett Brausen and Josh Lanners (10-3).
Milaca 43, Pierz 21
St. Cloud Apollo 57, Pierz 16
103: Chris Ortman 1-1
112: Brad Meyer 1-1
119: Brandon Sullivan 0-2
125: Brett Brausen 1-1
130: Josh Lanners 1-1
135: Mitchell Boser 0-2
140: Jesse Nordman 0-2
145: Cody Vanzee 2-0
152: Dustin Waytashek 0-2
160: Nathan Tomala 2-0
171: Sean Huls 2-0
Overall: Prz 4-3. Next: Pierz vs. Little Falls Jan. 8.
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