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Sports & Recreation

The Sports & Recreation section covers athletics for the Mercuries of McGregor High School and the Cardinals of Cromwell High School, along with other area sporting and recreation events. Christi Williams provides bowling league happenings throughout the winter season. The Greater Savanna Area Youth Baseball League is covered in the summer.

 

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Recent Features

Extra innings needed to decide first-ever Polar League All-star baseball game

State trip planned for M.A.C. Bird Busters

Panthers are Section 7A runner-up

Panthers undefeated in Section 7A Tournament

Panthers alive and kicking in Section 7A

Cardinals are Polar League Champs!

VanderVeer hits game- winner in eighth

Polar Bears take two in McGregor

Cardinals, Polar Bears split in Cromwell

Greg wins at Epping, Jason hangin’ in there

After a couple more weekends at the race track, Jason Line and Greg Anderson are currently in 3rd place and 2nd place in the NHRA Pro Stock standings. The two world champions participated at the New England Nationals in Epping, New Hampshire and the Thundervalley Nationals in Bristol, Tennessee.

Greg had a great day in Epping, where he drove his Summit Racing Chevy Camaro to a 6.512 at 214.72 mph in the final round to defeat 2012 Pro Stock world champ Allen Johnson.

The win was Anderson’s third of the season and 77th of his career.

Jason had a respectable day at the race track. He defeated Alan Prusiensky and Jonathan Gray, before losing to Greg, who had a faster car.

Greg is a four-time world champ and with the win has won ...

For the rest of this story, scores, schedules and more, pick up this week's Voyageur Press.

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Safe at home: Floodwood all-star Tanner Heggedahl slides safely into home during the first ever Polar League All-star game at Wade Stadium on Tuesday, June 16.
Recent Features

State trip planned for M.A.C. Bird Busters

Panthers are Section 7A runner-up

Panthers undefeated in Section 7A Tournament

Panthers alive and kicking in Section 7A

Cardinals are Polar League Champs!

VanderVeer hits game- winner in eighth

Polar Bears take two in McGregor

Cardinals, Polar Bears split in Cromwell

McGregor/Cromwell picks up first win

Extra innings needed to decide first-ever Polar League All-star baseball game

Duluth, Minn. — The first-ever Polar League All-star baseball game played Tuesday, June 16 at Wade Stadium in Duluth was an exciting one. Not only did it take an extra inning to decide the competition, but almost all the players demonstrated excellent hitting.

As for the defense ... not so much.

The Silver team (small schools) actually outhit the Blue team (large schools), 14-10, and had less errors, 9-4. However, the Blue team came up with two runs in the top of the eighth inning for the win.

Two Harbors players Tim Bott and Lucas Kempffer had excellent games for the Blue team. Tim was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and pitched a hitless inning. Lucas was the winning pitcher. He pitched the final two innings for the win.

Moose Lake/Willow River Kody Gerard also had a big day at the plate going 2-for-4 with two doubles.

Carlton’s Evan Gray had three ...

For the rest of this story, scores, schedules and more, pick up this week's Voyageur Press.

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M.A.C Birdbusters
Recent Features

Panthers are Section 7A runner-up

Panthers undefeated in Section 7A Tournament

Panthers alive and kicking in Section 7A

Cardinals are Polar League Champs!

VanderVeer hits game- winner in eighth

Polar Bears take two in McGregor

Cardinals, Polar Bears split in Cromwell

McGregor/Cromwell picks up first win

Panther patience produces a few wins

State trip planned for M.A.C. Bird Busters

The M.A.C. Bird Busters, a high school clay trapshooting team with students from McGregor, Aitkin, and Cromwell, have secured a spot at the state tournament. M.A.C. participates in Class 4A (Conference 4) and they won the title over NRHEG, Mahtomedi, Marshall, Cretin-Derham Hall, Glencoe-Silver Lake and Sartell.

This year’s shooting team consisted of 52 high school students from the three schools. “This season has gone very well for this group of kids,” said Team Manager Angela DeWitt. “The coaches saw improvement in each shooter this year.”

One highlight of the season is that M.A.C. had six young men shoot 25, which is a perfect score. “Additionally, Ryan Besch from Cromwell and Joey Glunz from McGregor each shot two perfect rounds this year,” added Angela. “Jackson Hargrove, Chris Jackson, Spencer Jacobs, all from Aitkin, and Rusty Lund ...

For the rest of this story, scores, schedules and more, pick up this week's Voyageur Press.

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