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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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Pair of Ruzynskis: Cousins Johnny and Gage Ruzynski tackle Wrenshall running back Hunter Pauly.
Recent Features

Panthers rebound with win over Rebels

Polar Bears edge Mercs in 5

McGregor to rebuild, Panthers join Polar League

9-Man Power Region

Jason Line wins back-to-back races heading into Brainerd

Northern Lights 10th Grade finishes 5th at National Championships

Talls & Smalls

Stay tuned Cook wins, Cotton takes 2nd in Cherry

Wuori champs, Cotton takes third

‘Bears discover identity

Floodwood Polar Bear head football coach Larry Heggedahl felt that Friday’s 41-40 loss to the Wrenshall Wrens is what his team needed. “We really found out who we are in that game,” said the coach. “I don’t think the kids took Wrenshall seriously until the fourth quarter and know we know who we are.”

The Polar Bears found themselves down by three touchdowns (34-12) after three quarters and had some work to do if they were to have any chance at a victory.

“We blocked a field goal and that got us going,” said Coach Heggedahl.

Kyle Tamminen returned the blocked kick back to the 50-yard line and Floodwood proceeded to drive right in for a score.

A Tanner Heggedahl interception would help set up another score and Floodwood ...

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

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Powerful spike: South Ridge senior Lindsey Janke goes up for a kill versus the Carlton Bulldogs on Tuesday, September 2. Carlton came away with the 3-0 victory on the road.
Recent Features

Polar Bears edge Mercs in 5

McGregor to rebuild, Panthers join Polar League

9-Man Power Region

Jason Line wins back-to-back races heading into Brainerd

Northern Lights 10th Grade finishes 5th at National Championships

Talls & Smalls

Stay tuned Cook wins, Cotton takes 2nd in Cherry

Wuori champs, Cotton takes third

Pee Wee tournament starts this week

Panthers rebound with win over Rebels

CULVER, Minn.— The South Ridge Panther high school girls volleyball team was tested this past week. On Tuesday, they met up with the defending Section 7A Champion Carlton Bulldogs. Two days later, they took on the Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels in a conference battle.

Versus Carlton, the team went toe-to-toe in the first match, losing in extra points 27-25. Unfortunately, Carlton was too strong and won the second two sets, 25-17 and 25-12.

Two days later, the Panthers rebounded with a three-set sweep of the Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels.

Panther head coach, Brad Olesiak shared that his team started a little slow against the Rebels until they strung some ace ...

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

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Season opener: McGregor Mercury head coach, Jen Wahlin encourages her team during the season opener versus the Floodwood Polar Bears on Tuesday, August 26. Floodwood defeated the Mercuries in five very close sets.
Recent Features

McGregor to rebuild, Panthers join Polar League

9-Man Power Region

Jason Line wins back-to-back races heading into Brainerd

Northern Lights 10th Grade finishes 5th at National Championships

Talls & Smalls

Stay tuned Cook wins, Cotton takes 2nd in Cherry

Wuori champs, Cotton takes third

Pee Wee tournament starts this week

Lion's golf scramble

Polar Bears edge Mercs in 5

The Floodwood Polar Bears are getting the most out of their matches—they have completed the maximum 10 sets in two matches. After a tough, 2-3 loss to Nashwauk-Kewatin, the Polar Bears bounced back with an exciting (20-25, 25-15, 25-23, 23-25, 15-8) win over last year’s Section 7A runner-up McGregor Mercuries.

Head coach Derek Hart ....

McGregor head coach Jen Wahlin agreed. “It was a very exciting match. Game one we started off with a bang!” she said. “The girls were scrappy and played really aggressively.

Despite the loss, Coach Wahlin felt there were plenty of positives. “The girls never got frustrated and were able to pull themselves together,” added the coach. “Our seniors did step up and tried to take the pressure off the younger ones—whether it meant making a serve, having a good pass on serve, receive, or having a solid hit.”

Panthers defeat Grizzlies

The South Ridge Panthers defeated the North Woods Grizzlies this past week. South Ridge came away with the 3-0 ...

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

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