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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

Mercury boys edge Crosby-Ironton, Cromwell-Wright at home meet

Area junior high baskeball team highlights

Cardinal girls 2nd in state history for 3-pointers made as a team

Panthers return experience and leadership

Cardinals enjoy magical run ...

'Bears runners-up; Aho sets all-time scoring record

Final four for three ... Cromwell-Wright, Floodwood and South Ridge

Cardinals end season on positive note; earn #1 seed in Section 5A

Panthers go to 6-0

CULVER/McGREGOR/FLOODWOOD, Minn.— The South Ridge Panthers continue to roll and after a pair of wins over Mesabi East (7-4) and Silver Bay (12-1) are now 6-0 on the season. Panther head coach Tyler Olin shared that his pitchers continue to do an awesome job.

“We have a team ERA of 1.21 through our six games,” said Coach Olin, “but, I’d have to say I’m most proud of our defense. We have a team fielding percentage of .965%, making only five errors. Anytime you can pitch and play defense like we have been doing, you’ll give your team a chance to win, no matter who it’s against!”

The Panthers will most likely get tested at some point. They take on Cook County in Grand Marais and North Woods in Cook. “These games on the road won’t come easy,” noted Olin. “We also play Moose Lake/Willow River next week at home. We always look forward to playing Class AA schools, so we are excited for this.”

Cole Hoover pitches no hitter; hits grand slam

The McGregor/Comwell-Wright baseball team came up with a pair of wins this past week. On Monday, Cole Hoover pitched a no-hitter and hit a grand slam in an 8-4 win ...

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HOME MEET: McGregor runner Jordan Mickelson gets off to a great start in one of the relay races at the home meet this past week. Cole Gelhar was in charge of holding and removing the blocks prior to running his leg of the race.
Recent Features

Area junior high baskeball team highlights

Cardinal girls 2nd in state history for 3-pointers made as a team

Panthers return experience and leadership

Cardinals enjoy magical run ...

'Bears runners-up; Aho sets all-time scoring record

Final four for three ... Cromwell-Wright, Floodwood and South Ridge

Cardinals end season on positive note; earn #1 seed in Section 5A

Cardinals, Polar Bears, Mariners - 3-way tie for Polar League title

Mercury boys edge Crosby-Ironton, Cromwell-Wright at home meet

McGREGOR, Minn.— The McGregor Mercury boys track team started out the season with a bang. The team edged Crosby-Ironton (109.5 points) and Cromwell-Wright (103 points) with a winning total of 116 points.

Individual champions on the day were Cole Gelhar (100 meter dash); Bill Staska (1600 meter run and 200 meter dash) and Sasho Javor (High Jump). “Cole just dominated the 100,” said McGregor head coach Steve Frauenshuh. “Billy Staska won the 1600 meter run and, since he had an event left, jumped into the 200 meter dash and won that.”

It was also a great day for the relay teams. McGregor won the 800 and 1600 meter relays, placed 2nd in the 400 meter relay and 3rd in the 3200 meter relay.

“Our exchanges in the 800 were excellent,” said Coach Frauenshuh. “Jordan Mickelson led it off, handed the baton off to Ben Muller, then Cole Gelhar, and Sasho Javor anchored the winning race.”

Frauenshuh noted that the 1600 meter relay went smoothly as well. “They were led off by Jordan. Cole ran second leg, Carson Passer was third and Sasho anchored. “Great times and a great day,” concluded the coach.

Cromwell-Wright head coach Dave Foster was also happy with the day. “We were missing all of our 7-8 graders and three boy sprinters,” noted the coach. With the young ones there we would have been able to fill out the meet a ...

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Floodwood GIRLS JUNIOR HIGH Basketball: Front – Maia Lentz, Saoirse Autio, Trista Baazard, Courtney Young. Row 2 – Lexi Goutermont, Kayla Tahja, Jayna Kemp, Katelyn Bergin, Neva Polo. Row 3 – Coach Stephanie Schminiski, Chloe Thompson, Tamera Lundstrom, Madelyn Johnson
Recent Features

Cardinal girls 2nd in state history for 3-pointers made as a team

Panthers return experience and leadership

Cardinals enjoy magical run ...

'Bears runners-up; Aho sets all-time scoring record

Final four for three ... Cromwell-Wright, Floodwood and South Ridge

Cardinals end season on positive note; earn #1 seed in Section 5A

Cardinals, Polar Bears, Mariners - 3-way tie for Polar League title

'Bears defeat Cards, 3-way tie for first

Area junior high basketball team highlights

FLOODWOOD/MCGREGOR/CULVER, Minn.—Local junior high basketball team had plenty of success and many highlights this season.

Beginning with a Floodwood junior high girls team that had 11 wins and just six losses. Girls coach Shawna Behrendt was pleased with the efforts of her team and shared a couple highlights. “Our game against Cromwell was exciting,” said Shawna. “The game was at Cromwell and we lost in overtime by one point. We didn’t have a few of our 8th graders so it was a big game and a

Their other highlight was having almost every player on the team score during a home game. “It was exciting for all the girls and the crowd!” exclaimed Shawna.

Shawna concluded that over the course of the season, the girls improved on their attitudes and tried to make the best of every situation. “All the girls improved in just about every aspect of basketball,” she concluded. “Coaching these wonderful group of girls was very rewarding! The girls didn’t only learn throughout the season, but I did also! It was a great first year experience of coaching.”

Floodwood boys team wins 16 games

The junior high boys teams was headed up by Josh Dehn, also a first-year coach. Coach Dehn shared that his team finished with an excellent 16-10 record. “We were actually ...

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