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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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800 METER RELAY: South Ridge Panther Anna Hall and Cromwell-Wright’s Amber Collman round the bend in 3200 meter relay. South Ridge cruised to a first place finish, earning Anna, Liz Poskie, Gracelyn Otis and Lily Hall all-conference honors.
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For years now, not only have the Esko Eskomos been the largest school in the conference, but they always begin the Polar League conference meet with a few extra points. The reason—pole vault, an event that most teams in the conference can’t support.

The 18 extra points turned out to be just the right amount for Esko (135 points) to edge Cromwell-Wright (126.5 points) and South Ridge (116.5).

That didn’t take away from the terrific day put in by many of the athletes on this perfect day for track and field. Seven athletes on both the Cromwell-Wright and South Ridge teams earned all-conference honors.

The highlight of the day was Andrea Hakamaki earning all-conference in three events. She won the 400 meter dash, the 800 meter run and anchored the winning 1600 meter relay team.

“Andrea Hakamaki re-broke her 400 meter record,” said Cromwell-Wright head coach Dave Foster. “It was 1:00.92.”

Andrea crossed the finish line with a time of 1:00.85. Right behind her was her cousin, Teana Hakamaki in 1:02.58. Coach Foster noted that she first set the record at Esko last year in early May. “So she has run the 400 there twice and broke the record twice. I told her that the ...

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SAFE AT HOME: Reid Clark slides in safely during the South Ridge Panthers’ 8-7 victory over the Ely Timberwolves.
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Mercuries experience hitting explosion

Panthers go to 6-0

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

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Panthers move to 11-2; Floodwood Polar Bears to play for title

CULVER/McGREGOR/FLOODWOOD, Minn.— It has been a busy two weeks for area baseball teams. There have been a number of close games, and it appears that any team has a chance at victory on any given day.

A few key Polar League games last week included the one-run game between Two Harbors and South Ridge. South Ridge suffered their first loss, 7-6, but rebounded with wins over Cook County, 6-3, and Barnum, 13-0, repectively.

A loss to Esko, 11-3, left South Ridge at 11-2 going into their final regular season games.

As for the Polar League title (Large School Division), Esko is officially the champion with a 4-0 record. They have one game remaining against Moose Lake/Willow River on May 26.

In the small school Polar League division, Floodwood came away with a nice ...

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

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Recent Features

Mercuries experience hitting explosion

Panthers go to 6-0

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 ...

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