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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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Timonen's Cabinets: Bruce Johnston, Bill Nelson, Bill Creighton, Mike Timonen & Jack Johnson won the Northstar League
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Polar League baseball and softball split into two divisions

Polar Bears return with pedigree

Softball teams will be inexperienced

Panthers officially in the ... Polar League

Season ends for .. Mercuries & Cardinals

Tussle and tangle...

'Bears end Cardinal season

South Ridge #2, Floodwood #3

Esko swarms and traps Mercuries

McGregor women making noice at State Tournament
McGregor Lanes

There is plenty of exciting news surrounding local bowlers at the Minnesota State Women’s and Men’s tournaments this year. The women were tearing it up this year.

McGregor Lanes #2 team (in division 2) is currently tied for 3rd place. Team members Amy Fredrickson, Autumn Pool, Jen Marotz, Winnise Bishop and yours truly bowled well.

Winnise had one heck of a weekend. She is also currently 5th in Singles and 4th in All Events (Team, Doubles, and Singles Grand Total).

Kalli’s #2 also had a great day and is currently residing in 4th place; with team members: Heather Smith, Marsha Arnold, Wendy Quick and Rae Jokimaki.

Doubles partners Connie Huspeck and Kathy Johnson are currently in 25th place.

For the Men, Michael Tast and Zerek Marsyla are currently residing in 6th place ...

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

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Ball fields not ready: Warm temperatures have put a big dent in the snow this past week, however, the ball fields aren't quite ready.
Recent Features

Polar Bears return with pedigree

Softball teams will be inexperienced

Panthers officially in the ... Polar League

Season ends for .. Mercuries & Cardinals

Tussle and tangle...

'Bears end Cardinal season

South Ridge #2, Floodwood #3

Esko swarms and traps Mercuries

Hawkinson closes in on school record

Polar League baseball and softball split into two divisions
Sports Editor

While the high school baseball and softball student athletes wait patiently for a chance to play their first organized game of the season, coaches and athletic directors in the Polar League sat down to brainstorm new schedule changes for a shortened season. With the slow arrival of spring, no games will be played until the later part of April.

At a recent athletic directors meeting the discussion was to split the Polar League into a Big and Small division for this year (same as basketball and volleyball for next year). Floodwood athletic director Adam Johnson shared that this is a workable solution to get all the contests in with the short spring.

“This means that we have to make getting those games within our divisions a priority,” said Johnson, who is also the head baseball coach at Floodwood. “We will have a small school and a large school champion.”

The breakdown will now be: SMALL SCHOOL BASEBALL: Floodwood, Carlton, Silver Bay, Wrenshall and McGregor. Cromwell does not...

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

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Triple at state: Riley Bernsdorf knocks a triple versus Blackduck at the Minnesota State Baseball Tournament in Chaska, Minnesota.
Recent Features

Softball teams will be inexperienced

Panthers officially in the ... Polar League

Season ends for .. Mercuries & Cardinals

Tussle and tangle...

'Bears end Cardinal season

South Ridge #2, Floodwood #3

Esko swarms and traps Mercuries

Hawkinson closes in on school record

Seeing double!

Polar Bears return with pedigree
Sports Editor

The Floodwood Polar Bears had been knocking on the door of a state tournament for years – especially in baseball. This past year was an exciting one for Floodwood fans when they made history by winning the Section 7A Baseball Championship and advance to state.

The Polar Bears were very competitive at state, losing to the #2 seed New York Mills 6-5 in game one. They then proceeded to defeat Blackduck 8-2 before falling to tournament #1 seed Wabasha-Kellogg, 2-0, in the consolation championship.

Floodwood continues to have high expectations in 2014. Polar Bear head coach Adam Johnson shared that his team is going to have to replace a lot of pitching from last year. “Overall, we are going to be somewhat inexperienced in the pitching department,” said Coach Johnson. “Kyle Tamminen, Willow Christenson, and Ricky Baker are going to have to step up and lead us on the mound this year.”

Defensively, the Polar Bears will have some guys trying some new positions. “We...

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

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