Welcome raindrops Weather drawing by Devin Maas in Mrs. Narlock's third-grade class at Lowell Elementary School.
ELBOW LAKE—Bailey Knoblauch shot a 98 to place third overall as the Pillager girls also finished third at a Quad County Conference Meet at Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course Tuesday. Pillager's Abby Koel was fifth with a 102. Team scores: 1-West Central 409, 2-Ottertail Central 450, 3-Pillager 490, Individual medalist: Mikayla Rattiz (Ortonville) 89 Pillager results: Bailey Knoblauch 98, Abby Koel 102, Sadie Tryggeseth 118, Charlea Johnson 122
AITKIN—The Friends of the Aitkin Library is hosting a used book sale from May 12-18 at the library. The Aitkin Public Library is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The library is closed Sundays. For more information, contact Rebecca at 218-927-3481.
Clare Ceynowa smashed a home run, a double and combined for four RBIs as the Warriors split with the Willmar Cardinals winning 11-4 and losing 9-8 in a Central Lakes Conference doubleheader Tuesday at Adamson Field in Brainerd. Lexi Roby went 3-4 with four RBIs, two runs scored, a double and a triple. Cassidy Zontelli went 3-4 with two RBIs, a double and a triple. In game two, Jaden Veith slammed a triple. Emma Korhonen tallied three RBIs. Willmar is 7-1 in the conference, 9-2 overall, while Brainerd is 6-1 in the conference, 11-2 overall. Game One
CROSBY—Dylan Loftis, Colton Hardy and Julia Johnson each won two events for the Pillager Huskies who won both the boys and girls team events at Tuesday's Section 7-1A True Team meet. The Pillager girls edged Mesabi East 488-487.5 for first place. The Crosby-Ironton girls finished seventh and the Ranger boys were eighth. Loftis had the fastest times in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes and was second in the long jump. Colton Hardy and Luke Woidyla finished first and second in the 400 dash.
SAUK RAPIDS—Macey Peterson scored twice and Britney Fletcher tallied a goal and an assist for the Brainerd Warriors in an 8-5 loss to Sartell/Sauk Rapids Tuesday. Heidi Jacobson and Jaycie Hinrichs accounted for Brainerd's other two goals. Audrey Collins made seven saves on 15 shots for the Warriors. Sartell/SR 4 4—8 Brainerd 2 3—5 Goalies: B-Audrey Collins (7 saves) Overall: B 0-7. Next: Brainerd at Columbia Heights 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 11.
CROSBY—Mattie Kovatovich struck out five, walked one and allowed five runs, two earned,on seven hits and the Crosby-Ironton Rangers took advantage of six Pequot Lakes errors in a 15-5 Game One victory Tuesday. The Patriots rebounded and keyed on five C-I errors for an 11-4 Game Two victory in the Mid-State Conference doubleheader. In Game One, Casidy Duerr finished 2-3 with three RBIs, a double and two runs scored. Caitlyn Gutzman went 3-5 with two runs and Macey Roach, Emma Sanford, Mya Decent and Anable Duerr each drove in two runs.
PINE CITY—James Much recorded Aitkin's only win as he defeated his No. 2 singles opponent in a 6-1 Granite Ridge Conference loss to Pine City Tuesday. Pine City 6, Aitkin 1 Singles No. 1: Parker Sell (PC) def. Joel Fremling (A) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 No. 2: James Much (A) def. Jared Kotek (PC) 6-4, 6-2 No. 3: Tanner Wickton (PC) def. Owen Hagen (A) 6-0, 6-0 No. 4: Nate Webster (PC) def. Josh Hagestuen (A) 6-0, 6-0 Doubles No. 1: Jonah Bergstrom-Alex Laven (PC) def. David Curtiss-Nathan Hagestuen (A) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
LITTLE FALLS—Jacob Kapphahn went 3-3 with four RBIs, two runs, two doubles and a triple to lead the Little Falls Flyers to a 7-0 Granite Ridge Conference victory over the Milaca Wolves Tuesday. Sam Nagel pitched the win. He struck out 11 and walked two. He was one hit away from a no-hitter. Travis Wenzel collected two hits for the Flyers. Milaca 0 2 3 Little Falls 7 8 0
NISSWA—Brady Raph from Pine River-Backus fired a 77 for medalist honors and Staples-Motley finished first as a team in the Mid-Minn Conference meet at The Preserve at Grand View Lodge Tuesday. Staples-Motley was led by Beck Erholtz who shot a 78. Pequot Lakes finished second with Luke Tangen's 81 leading the way. Cayden Turk paced third-place Crosby-Ironton with an 81. PR-B was fourth. Sam Sadlowsky shot an 81 for Aitkin and Thomas Quincer fired a 99 for Wadena-Deer Creek.