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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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WINNING PITCHER: South Ridge junior Zach Johnson delivers a pitch in the Panthers’ opening game with the Wrenshall Wrens on Tuesday, April 7. Zach pitched four innings and gave up just one hit, struck out seven and walked one.
Recent Features

Bernsdorf named Player of the Week; Wood wins #4

New head coaches in McGregor, Floodwood

Cardinals, Mercuries back in Section 5

Records, Memories and Polar League title

Second time is not the charm

Polar Bears escape with quarterfinal victory

A pair of Polar Bears hit 1,000

Cardinals atop the Polar League

Thriller!

Panther patience produces a few wins

The South Ridge Panthers got off to a great start this season winning three games over Wrenshall, 17-0, Floodwood, 12-8 and Mesabi East, 6-5. Panther head coach Tyler Olin felt his team was successful because they were smart at the plate. “We weren’t helping their pitchers by swinging at bad pitches,” he shared.

The Panthers are off to a great start hitting the ball. Colton Voigt had three hits versus Wrenshall. Cole Williams had three hits versus Floodwood.

Versus the Polar Bears, the Panthers took advantage of seven walks and six players being hit a by a pitch. Cole Watkins took three of those hits.

“We hit just one batter all of last season,” said Floodwood head coach Adam Johnson.

Despite the erratic pitching performance, Coach Johnson felt his team played pretty well for their first game. “We had some guys playing their first games and some guys getting their first chances to pitch since probably Little League,” Johnson noted.

It was an 8-run 6th inning that ...

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

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UMAC Player of the Week: Former Floodwood Polar Bear baseball player and current St. Scholastica Saint Trevor Bernsdorf sprints to first base during a game recently. Trevor was named UMAC Player of the Week after batting .524 in a six-game span.
Recent Features

New head coaches in McGregor, Floodwood

Cardinals, Mercuries back in Section 5

Records, Memories and Polar League title

Second time is not the charm

Polar Bears escape with quarterfinal victory

A pair of Polar Bears hit 1,000

Cardinals atop the Polar League

Thriller!

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Bernsdorf named Player of the Week; Wood wins #4

DULUTH, Minn. – Sophomore St. Scholastica baseball player Trevor Bernsdorf (Meadowlands, Minn./Floodwood High School ) has been named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Player of the Week.

In six games recently,Trevor appeared in five contests and batted .524 (11-for-21) with three doubles, a triple and 10 RBIs. He recorded at least one RBI in every game. In game two of a doubleheader Saturday against North Central University, Trevor was 5-for-5 with six RBIs. The five hits are tied for the second-most in a game in program history.

Trevor also improved his hitting streak to 13 games this past week.

Wood improves to 4-0

The St. Scholastica baseball team improved to 4-0 in conference play after taking down Northland College by a score of 11-2 Tuesday at Wade Stadium.

Another local standout, Daniel Wood (Canyon, Minn./South Ridge High School ), picked up the win and improved his record to 4-0 on the year. Daniel ended the day with three strikeouts, two walks ...

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

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Running catch: McGregor 8th grader Andrea Bohn makes a nice running catch during practice this past week. Andrea plays first base.
Recent Features

Cardinals, Mercuries back in Section 5

Records, Memories and Polar League title

Second time is not the charm

Polar Bears escape with quarterfinal victory

A pair of Polar Bears hit 1,000

Cardinals atop the Polar League

Thriller!

Polar League Champs 1988-89

Polar Bears pinned in Barnum

New head coaches in McGregor, Floodwood

A pair of young coaches will be taking over their respective softball programs. At McGregor, Rebecca Hagan takes over the program after assisting Robert Staska the past three. In Floodwood, Bethel graduate Brea Vance will take over for Sarah Lindstrom.

Brea graduated from Floodwood in 2010, and played on the varsity team for six years. She attended Bethel University after high school where she played on the softball team all four years.

“This is my first softball coaching position,” said Brea, “but I have helped my dad (Bubby) and brother (Neil) coach baseball in the past.”

When not coaching, Brea is working on her Master’s of Social Work at UMD and also working part-time doing construction work with her dad.

Rebecca is rounding out her fourth year at McGregor as one of two teachers in the health and physical education ...

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

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