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Sophomore Zach Lyonais shot 25 of 25 targets at the first competition for the Pequot Lakes trap shooting team on Sunday, April 20, at the Lakeshore Conversavtion club range. Photo by Pete Mohs

Pete's Point: Trap shooting gaining popularity with high schools 

The growth in the participation numbers for high school trap shooting in Minnesota has been admirable over the past four years.
It began when Jim Sable started a high school trap shooting team with 10 students in Hopkins in 2001.

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Semmler pitches no-hitter for Tigers

Freshman Annie Semmler pitched a no-hitter to help the visiting Pine River-Backus Tigers to a 16-0 win in the Tigers' second game of an Upper Mississippi Conference doubleheader against the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers on Thursday, April 17.
Ashley smith

Tigers split opening baseball games

The Pine River-Backus Tigers narrowly won their first game of the season 9-8 against the host Northome-Kelliher Mustangs to give Coach Steve Snavely his 100th career win on Thursday, April 17.
Ashley smith

Former PL graduate to coach at CLC

Cassie Carey sat nervous and excited. It was her first recruiting visit as the head women's basketball coach for the Central Lakes College Raiders. She recalled being in the opposite chair 15 years ago.

Pete's Point: Trap shooting gaining popularity with high schools

The growth in the participation numbers for high school trap shooting in Minnesota has been admirable over the past four years. It began when Jim Sable started a high school trap shooting team with 10 students in Hopkins in 2001.
Pete Mohs

Two North Stars sign for college

Breezy Point North Stars players Blair Seitz and Kyle Whipple have signed with Midland University.

Patriots 4th at girls' golf meet

The Pequot Lakes Patriots girls' golf team finished fourth at the season-opening Staples-Motley Cardinal Invitational at Cragun's Legacy Courses on Monday, April 21.

Lightning open exhibition season on Saturday

The Nisswa Lightning amateur baseball team kicks off its season with an exhibition game at the Midway Snurdbirds at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The Lightning will then play a an exhibition game against the St. Joseph Saints at 1:30 p....

Patriots fall to Osakis 11-6

Pequot Lakes' Karl Satterlund was 4-for-4 while teammate Jared Sewell was 3-for-3 in the Patriots' 11-6 non-conference win over Osakis on Monday, April 21. Pequot Lakes had 13 hits while the Silverstreaks had 11.

ATV Spring Fling planned Sunday

The Brainerd Area ATV clubs will host their seventh annual ATV Spring Fling on Sunday, April 27, for ATV enthusiasts at the Old Waterfall on Highway 371. The event will start with a social at 2:30 p.m. followed by speakers at 3:30 p.m.

Breezy Point Ladies Golf League to host luncheon

The Breezy Point Ladies Golf League will hold its spring golf luncheon Thursday, May 8, at Antlers at White Birch in Breezy Point. Social will start at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Cost is $12 and includes lunch, beverage, tax and tip.

Lake Country Nordic Ski Club to host trail work days

The Lake Country Nordic Ski Club will host work days on the trails to improve signage, repair or replace structures and do any major tree removals.

Run for the Lakes Marathon on tap this weekend

The seventh annual Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes Marathon will occur Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, in Nisswa. Friday events include a Health & Fitness Expo presented by Essentia Health from 2-7 p.m.

Leagues forming at Emily Greens

Leagues forming at Emily Greens Leagues will begin at Emily Greens the first week in May. The focus of these leagues is on the fun and recreational side of golf, meeting new people and sharing golf experiences with old friends.

Crosswoods Men's Golf League begins May 1

Thursday, May 1, marks the start of the 2014 Crosswoods Men's Golf League. Men of all abilities play 18 holes at Crosswoods Golf Course every Tuesday and Thursday morning, concluding in mid-September.

Whitefish Golf Club to host open house in May for prospective league golfers

Whitefish to host open house The Whitefish Golf Club will host a month-long open house on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May for all interested golfers desiring to join a league.

Fairways at Howard's Barn Women's League to kick off

Fairways league to start The Fairways at Howard's Barn Women's League will kick off the 2014 season Tuesday, May 6. In May, sign-in will be at 9:30 a.m. with play beginning at 10 a.m. From June through September, sign-in will be at 8:30...

Crosswoods Women's Leagues to begin in May

Crosswoods ladies open May 7 Opening play for the Crosswoods Ladies' Golf League will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Crosswoods Golf Course on County Road 3 in Crosslake. The group will meet for signup at the club house.

Patriots edge Aitkin in extra innings

The Pequot Lakes Patriots baseball team, under the direction of new head coach Jon Kostecka, opened the season with a 3-2 extra-inning victory over the visiting Aitkin Gobblers in non-conference action on Friday, April 11.

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.


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