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Pine River-Backus' Miah Hansen pitching the opening game of the Park Rapids softball tournament on Saturday, April 12. Photo by Ashley Smith

Tigers place 3rd at softball tournament 

After a rough start in their first game against the Park Rapids Panthers, which they lost 10-2, the Pine River-Backus Tigers came back to defeat Nevis 17-11 and the Sebeka Trojans 4-0 to take ... Read More

Patriots sweep indoor titles at Bemidji

Seniors Vanessa Lane and Tyler Tappe were selected most valuable athletes as the Pequot Lakes Patriots boys and girls swept team titles at the Aurora Borealis indoor track and field meet on Tuesday, April 8, at Bemidji State University.
Pete Mohs

Pete's Point: Farnum's work isn't over when Timberwolves' season ends

The Minnesota Timberwolves' basketball season may have ended this week, but the work isn't over for the team's head trainer Gregg Farnum.
Pete Mohs

PL Middle Kix take first

The Pequot Lakes Just for Kix Middle Kix (sixth grade) took first place in the 2014 Together We Dance Competition in Brainerd on March 22.

Pequot Lakes, PR-Backus now have separate trap shooting teams

The participation increase for the Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus trap shooting teams led to their separation this spring.
Pete Mohs

Wild Acres offers youth trap league

Wild Acres Game Farm is offering a youth trap league for grades 6-9 Sunday afternoons, June 8-Aug 10, at the game farm, offering one round of trap (25 targets) each week. Cost for the 10-week shoot is $50 per child.

BP North Stars hire new coach

The Breezy Point North Stars, members of the NA3HL, announce the hiring of Jeff Worlton as the new head coach and Director of Hockey Operations.

PR-B competes at Little Amik meet

The Pine River-Backus boys' and girls' track and field team opened its season at the Little Amik indoor meet on Tuesday, April 1, in Bemidji. The Tigers finished with ninth with 19 points in the boys' meet while the girls had an incomplete...

Tigers place 3rd at softball tournament

After a rough start in their first game against the Park Rapids Panthers, which they lost 10-2, the Pine River-Backus Tigers came back to defeat Nevis 17-11 and the Sebeka Trojans 4-0 to take third place out of six teams at the Park...
Ashley smith

Hershey youth track meet planned in Pillager

Area athletes are invited to participate in the Minnesota Hershey's Regional track and field meet on Thursday, June 12 at Pillager High School. The Hershey's event is a national meet for boys and girls, ages 9-14, regardless of skill level.

6th-graders win

6th-graders triumph On Wednesday, April 2, the Pequot Lakes sixth-grade boys' traveling basketball team won its exhibition game against the Brainerd Warriors at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

Whitefish Women's 18-Hole League to open season May 7

The Whitefish Women's 18-Hole League will open its 2014 season Wednesday, May 7, with a 1 p.m. Welcome Back scramble, followed by appetizers in Bogey's Grill. This event will be open to both members and prospective members of the league.

Lakeshore Conservation Club dinner raises funds for youth

More than 400 people attended the Lakeshore Conservation Club's third annual Wild Game Dinner and Fundraiser to raise money for youth shooting sports and range improvements.

7th-graders place second

7th-graders place second Central Lakes Thunder AAU seventh-grade team took second place at the MYAS April 5-6 Division 1 Invitational.

Lane to play in all-star series

Pequot Lakes senior Vanessa Lane will play in the Minnesota Girls' Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Series at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at Carleton College in Northfield.

Pete's Point: Katie White picks UW-Superior

Katie White has been a valuable multi-sport athlete for the Pequot Lakes Patriots in recent years. Next year, she will take those athletic talents to the University of Wisconsin-Superior as a member of the Yellowjackets' basketball and...
Pete Mohs

Patriots honored at banquet

The Pequot Lakes girls' basketball senior captains Vanessa Lane, Katie White and Kayla Miller were chosen most valuable players this season for the Patriots at a team banquet on Sunday, April 6.

Borleis chosen Patriots' MVP

Sophomore CJ Borleis was chosen most valuable player at the Pequot Lakes boys' basketball team banquet on Tuesday, April 1. Borleis, who was an All-Mid-State Conference selection, helped the Patriots compile a 10-17 record this season.

Patriots hope to continue softball success

The Pequot Lakes Patriots are coming off possibly the best season in program history last spring after finishing 9-1 in the Mid-State Conference, 19-4 overall and claiming their first Section 6AA championship.
Pete Mohs

Tigers have experienced baseball lineup

The Pine River-Backus baseball team returns an experienced lineup, according to head coach Steve Snavely. "We have tons of experience," said Snavely, who is starting his 10th season. "Our pitching and catching has to be good.

PL track team has quantity, quality

The Pequot Lakes boys' and girls' track program has both quantity and quality. The Patriots have almost 100 athletes participating at all levels of track and field. That group includes more than 30 letterwinners, and a dozen state...
Pete Mohs

Tigers have open positions in softball

Pine River-Backus softball coach Jason Roepke will be looking for players to step in and replace five seniors who graduated from last year's team that finished 8-1 in the Upper Mississippi Conference and 12-4 overall.
Pete Mohs

Letterwinners back PR-B track

The Pine River-Backus boys' and girls' track teams have a nice nucleus of letterwinners this spring.

Heslop new golf coach at PR-B

Steve Helsop takes over as Pine River-Backus head boys' golf coach this season.

PL returns 4 golf letterwinners

The Pequot Lakes boys' golf team returns four letterwinners, including seniors Bradley Boldt and Trenton Beyer, and juniors Ethan Neitzke and Jackson Goerges.
Pete Mohs

PL girls hope to return to state golf meet

The Pequot Lakes Patriots should be competitive with five of six golfers returning from a squad that finished third in last year's Class AA state meet.
Pete Mohs

Kotaska take over at PL baseball coach

Jon Kotaska takes over as head coach of a Pequot Lakes Patriots baseball team that finished 3-13 overall last spring.
Pete Mohs

Pete's Point: Early peak at spring sports highlights

The April 10 edition of the Echo Journal newspaper will include a detailed preview section for Pequot Lakes Patriots and Pine River-Backus Tigers spring sports teams.
Pete Mohs

Patriots open indoor track season at Bemidji

The Pequot Lakes boys finished sixth and the Patriot girls were 10th at the Paul Bunyan Classic indoor track and field meet on Tuesday, March 25, at Bemidji State University.
Pete Mohs

Mille Lacs walleye regulation to stay the same

DNR extends night ban; increases smallmouth bass, pike opportunities As part of a plan to increase angling opportunity, improve walleye numbers and stay within the state’s 1837 Treaty safe harvest allocation, the Department of...

Inside the Outdoors: Better have a fishing opener Plan B

Under present wintry conditions it may seem premature to be thinking ahead to the May 10 Minnesota fishing opener. Ice on many northern lakes remains 30 inches thick and more. Snow in some areas not directly exposed to the sun may be weeks...

CO Report: 0403

CO Patrick McGowan (Pine River) patrolled Crow Wing County for angling and snowmobile activity. Numerous anglers were checked over the weekend and fishing success varied.

Records set as Patriots lose at state

Carlie Wagner, who will play for the University of Minnesota Gophers next season, scored a state tournament record with 53 points to lead New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva past the Pequot Lakes Patriots 100-68 in the Class AA state...

Patriots' Lane all-area player of year

Much has been said about Vanessa Lane during her Pequot Lakes High School athletic career. State track and field champion. Powerful sprinter. Career 1,000-point scorer in basketball. Cross country runner. Volleyball player.
Jeremy Millsop

Wagner-mania at state tourney

Just call it "Wagner-mania." In almost 40 years of covering high school sports, I don't think I've seen anything quite like what happened Wednesday, March 19, at the University of Minnesota's Mariucci Arena.
Pete Mohs

Philipson chosen Road Crew MVP

Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew wrestlers were honored for team and individual honors at a postseason banquet on Monday, March 24.


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