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May 20, 2012
SemiPro Football: Lumberjacks air it out against Renegades
Lumberjacks air it out vs. Renegades COLLEGEVILLE — The combination of Jackson Illies and Ra Ra Jones worked for two touchdowns in the Brainerd Lumberjacks 27-12 victory over the Granite City Renegades Saturday. Ellis hit Jones on a 34-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring and...
May 20, 2012 - 10:23pm
May 13, 2012
Semi-Pro Football: Lumberjacks stumble in season opener
IRONDALE — Wade Steier rushed for 60 yards, threw for 70 more and retuned an interception for a touchdown for the Brainerd Lumberjacks in their season-opening 42-7 loss to the Twin Cities Titans Saturday. Steier’s offensive stats all came in the second half, after he filled in...
May 13, 2012 - 9:51pm
May 10, 2012
Semi-Pro Football: Lumberjacks open MPFL season on road
The Brainerd Lumberjacks will travel to Irondale High School at 5 p.m. Saturday to face the Twin City Titans in the opening game of the Midwest Premier Football League season. This is the first season for the Titans, who are made up of many former Minnesota Phoenix players. The Phoenix...
May 10, 2012 - 11:10pm
May 6, 2012
SEMIPRO FOOTBALL: Lumberjacks rally for preseason victory
MINOT, N.D. — Jackson Illies threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Ra Ra Jones midway through the fourth quarter to give the Brainerd Lumberjacks an 18-13 win over the Minot Maulers in a Midwest Premier Football League preseason game Sunday. Keyante Johnson scored twice for the Lumberjacks....
May 6, 2012 - 10:36pm
March 22, 2012
Semi-Pro Football: Lumberjacks to practice Saturday
And they’re off. The Brainerd Lumberjacks, the area’s semi-pro football team, will conduct its first practice of the season at noon, Saturday, March 24, at either Harvey Shew Field or the gymnasium at Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. The Lumberjacks’ schedule is posted at www.brainerdlumberjacks.com....
March 22, 2012 - 9:23pm
February 1, 2012
Semi-Pro Football: Kern busy getting Lumberjack and N.D. ready for football
The NFL season is nearing the end, but for a few die-hard fanatics, the football season will be getting under way soon. The semi-pro football...
February 1, 2012 - 10:19pm
December 23, 2011
FOOTBALL: Lumberjacks' Cole MVP in All-American Bowl
Titus Cole of the Brainerd Lumberjacks was named the most valuable defensive player in the All-American Bowl game Dec. 17 at Mall of America Field at the Metrodome. Cole recorded 1.5 sacks, seven tackles and three tackles for losses on his way to the award. Lumberjacks teammates Trevor...
December 23, 2011 - 5:47pm
December 16, 2011
Semi-Pro Football: Four Lumberjacks playing Saturday
Trevor Gross, Brad Simpson, Titus Cole and Erick Johnson will represent the Brainerd Lumberjacks in 16th annual Metrodome All-American Bowl game noon Saturday at Mall of America Field. Minnesota Division II and III college players, along with Semi-Pro all-stars from around the country,...
December 16, 2011 - 11:10pm
September 2, 2011
Nisswa falls to Isanti
BROWNTON — Luke Schumer hit a home run and scored twice and Jason Roepke was 4-5 with a double and two RBIs, but it wasn’t enough to match the Isanti Redbirds, who defeated the Nisswa Lightning 8-4 Friday winners’ bracket semifinals in the Class C state tournament Friday night....
September 2, 2011 - 11:04pm
August 31, 2011
Lightning close to attaining goal
Three wins away from a state championship the Nisswa Lightning will attempt to seize the opportunity this weekend. Nisswa plays Isanti in the semifinals of the winners’ bracket in the Class C state tournament at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Brownton. If it beats Isanti it will play the...
August 31, 2011 - 10:01pm
August 26, 2011
AMATEUR BASEBALL: Nisswa advances to final eight
HUTCHINSON — Nisswa rode a six-run second inning and held on for a 6-5 win over the Ada Athletics in the second round of the Class C state tournament Friday night. Drew Boland went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Jason Roepke had two hits for the Lightning. Brett Kramer, draftee from...
August 26, 2011 - 9:30pm
August 25, 2011
Lightning play Ada in second round at state
Nisswa manager Aaron Jenkins didn’t know much about Blue Earth before the Lightning nipped the powerful Pirates 1-0 in the opening round of the Class C state tournament last weekend at Brownton. So it might bode well for the Lightning that Jenkins also knows little about the Ada...
August 25, 2011 - 9:39pm
August 14, 2011
Willmar wins Saturday
WILLMAR — The Willmar Stingers scored seven runs in the fourth inning and seven more in the fifth on their way to a 15-3 win over the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers Saturday night at Bill Taunton Stadium. Lunkers’ starter Joe Harvey gave up eight runs in his first loss of the season....
August 14, 2011 - 10:14pm
Lunkers fall short in finale
The Brainerd Lunkers ended their 2011 season with their third straight loss Sunday night, falling to the St. Cloud River Bats 5-3 when their...
August 14, 2011 - 10:08pm
August 9, 2011
Lunkers pick up split of twinbill
The Brainerd Lunkers split a doubleheader against the Rochester Honkers, losing Game One 5-2 and winning Game Two 6-3 in Northwoods League North Division play Monday night at Mills Field. The Honkers flew into the second inning of the first game, down one, and put up three of their...
August 9, 2011 - 12:50pm