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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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Nifty pass: Floodwood’s Kyle Tamminen slips a pass to Noah Thompson between four Wrenshall defenders during the quarterfinals of the Section 7A Tournament.
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For those that have been around basketball long enough realize that #1 seeds often find themselves in a battle during quarterfinal round match-ups and not all ended as well as Floodwood’s 62-61 narrow victory over the Wrenshall Wrens.

The Wrens came into the game with a 20-7 record and had competed with the Polar Bears twice during the regular season.

In this game, Floodwood looked as if they might run away with a victory. After building a comfortable 35-20 lead, the Polar Bears extended that lead to 20 midway through the second half.

But wait, the Wrens didn’t roll over.

Wrenshall applied a full court press and the lead began to dwindle. Factor in 20 missed free throws and 20-plus turnovers and the game was within one point and Wrenshall had the ball with five seconds remaining.

“We had too many cross-court passes and too much dribbling into traffic,” said Floodwood head coach Chris Tommila ...

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

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999, 1,000, and 1,001: Floodwood junior Megan Aho pulls up and hits a 3-point shot, well behind the arc, going over 1,000 career points versus the Carlton Bulldogs.
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A pair of Polar Bears hit 1,000

FLOODWOOD, Minn. — A pair of Floodwood high school basketball players reached career milestones in points scored recently. Senior boy, Willow Christenson scored his 1,000th point in a home win versus McGregor on Tuesday, January 27. On the girls side, Megan Aho reached 1,000 in a home victory over Carlton (67-49).

Willow scored his milestone points after securing an offensive rebound. He made a spin move lay-up.

Floodwood head boys coach Chris Tommila shared that Willow scored his first varsity points versus Mountain Iron-Buhl as a freshman. He scored 83 points that year, 220 as a sophomore, 400 as a junior and has 400 to date this season totalling 1,103.

Coach Tommila credits Willow with not only helping his team score points, but having an ability to pass. “He sees the floor so well, almost to a fault where he tries to ‘thread the needle’ so to speak,” said the coach. “Defensively he has a great nose for the ball and always seems to be in a passing lane.”

This past Thursday, Megan had one heck of a game. The junior entered the game and proceeded to pour in 22 points in the first half!

Megan hit a 3-pointer from the right side late in the first half to go over 1,000 points.

According the Floodwood girls coach, Adam Schminski, Megan has ...

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

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Splitting the defense: Kiiera Anderson splits the Floodwood defense and goes in for two of her seven points. The Cardinal guards made several driving layups during the team’s 85-51 victory over the Polar Bears.
Recent Features

Thriller!

Polar League Champs 1988-89

Polar Bears pinned in Barnum

Panthers, Mercuries get physical

Schminski earns first career win; 60-39 over rival Mercuries

Bernsdorf sets new scoring mark, Polar Bears win 3rd tourney in a row

Year in Sports

Cardinal girls, Floodwood boys undefeated going into break

'Bears bounce Cards

Cardinals atop the Polar League

FLOODWOOD, Minn. — The Cromwell Cardinals assured themselves of at least a tie for the Polar League Conference (Small School Division) with an 85-51 victory over the Floodwood Polar Bears. Both teams had seven conference wins coming into the contest.

The Polar Bears played tough in the first half, keeping the score close, but wore down as the game progressed. “We played well, but we just got wore down by their depth,” said Floodwood head coach Adam Schminski. “They just shot the ball so well. They always do.”

The Cardinals can win the Polar League with a win over McGregor on Thursday, February 19 or a win over Wrenshall on Friday, February ...

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

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