PINE-RIVER—Torry Hirschey poured in 18 points for the Pine River-Backus Tigers who improved to 12-2 with a 56-45 non-conference win over the Browerville-Eagle Valley Tigers Saturday, Jan. 19. Brady Raph added 13 points for PR-B and Louis Bueckers finished with 12. Browerville 24 21—45 Pine River-Backus 24 30—54 BROWERVILLE Zak Irsfeld 13, Brady Emery 18, Chris Ogle 2, John Schueller 8, Tate Johnson 2, Brian Kunerth 2. FG 15-43 (35 percent), FT 9-13 (69 percent). 3-point 6-23 (26 percent).
OSSEO—Gabe Nagel and Luke Venske both went 4-0 for the Little Falls Flyers who finished 1-3 and in sixth place Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Osseo Oriole Rumble. The Flyers beat Maple Grove 54-26 in pool play while losing to St. Cloud Tech/Apollo 37-34 and Rogers 40-36. Osseo defeated the Flyers 42-31 in the fifth-place match. Finishing 3-1 for Little Falls were Austin Litke, Calvin Sherwood and Grant Litke. Team scores St. Cloud 37, Little Falls 34 Little Falls 54, Maple Grove 26 Rogers 40, Little Falls 36 Osseo 42, Little Falls 31
DASSEL—The Brainerd Warriors placed second in the medium varsity non-tumble division with an overall score of 67.75 Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Ice Breaker Challenge. Competing for Brainerd were Kaylee Sutton, Rayah Unger, Zach Capistrant, Violet Goodwin, Kaitlynn Capistrant, Malia Hermerding, Lindsay Carner, Ella Schmitz, Breanna Fraser, Rachel Aydt, Amara Ruether, Jordan Koering, Savannah Roth and Amber Russell.
CAMBRIDGE—Kylee Hopp scored two goals for the Prairie Centre Blue Devils in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets in a non-conference contest Saturday, Jan. 19. Alana Fix punched in the winning goal for the Bluejackets on a power play just over five minutes into overtime. Prairie Centre goalie Mackenzie Och recorded 54 saves as the Blue Devils were outshot 57-18. Cambridge-Isanti 1 1 0 1—3 Prairie Centre 1 0 1 0—2
BIWABIK—The Brainerd boys placed second and fifth and the Warrior girls came away with a pair of third-place finishes in the Martin Luther King Holiday Dual Salom Saturday, Jan. 19 at Giants Ridge. The meet featured two races, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, each with two runs. "We want to bring our top skiers there because it is the site for the state meet every year," said Brainerd head coach Jim Ruttger. "This is a good race to do that, even though it was 27-degrees below zero this morning, but it warmed up to minus nine in the afternoon.
LITTLE FALLS—Josh Jennings and Devon Young each scored two goals for the Little Falls Flyers in a 6-3 non-conference win over the Fergus Falls Otters Saturday, Jan. 19. Both of Young's goals and one of Jennings came on power plays as the Flyers converted on three of six power-play opportunities. Matt Filippi and Nicholas Stevens accounted for the other two Flyer scores. Little Falls outshot the Otters 31-22 with goalie Dane Couture recording 19 saves. Fergus Falls 0 2 1—3 Little Falls 1 3 2—6
ST. CLOUD—Griffin Blegen and Tristan Dawson swam to second-place finishes for the Brainerd Warriors who finished second as a team in the Section 8-2A True Team meet Saturday, Jan. 19 at St. Cloud Tech. Griffin posted the second-fastest time in the 50-yard freestyle and was fourth in the 100 freestyle. He also anchored the third-place 200 medley relay and fourth-place 400 freestyle relay. Dawson was second in 100 backstroke, sixth in the 100 butterfly and joined Blegen, Cody Evans and Andy Dillon on the Warrior 200 medley relay.
PELICAN RAPIDS—The Crosby-Ironton Rangers placed fourth in jazz and fifth in kick at the Pelican Rapids Invitational Saturday, Jan. 19. Wadena-Deer Creek finished eighth in both events. "There were a lot of great teams at the meet," said C-I head coach Amy Lundgren. "We just weren't as clean as we needed to be when the competition is this close. We had made some changes so will keep drilling to get rid of the errors. "The team ended up with more points than DGF and Pelican Rapids, but rank scores prevail." Team scores:
Crow Wing County maintenance crews will perform brushing, limb-trimming and tree-removal work in the road rights of way this week on various county roads. County Highway 22 and County Road 148 in Long Lake Township, and County Road 105 in Ross Lake Township are among the sites scheduled for road work. Chipping of the smaller brush will take place at the site. Crews will cut and place larger trees at the back of the road right of way for property owners.
Brainerd City Council Meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 Brainerd City Hall council chambers 1. Call To Order - 7:30 p.m. 2. Roll Call 3. Pledge Of Allegiance 4. Approval Of Agenda - Voice Vote 5. Consent Calendar NOTICE TO PUBLIC - all matters listed are considered routine by the Council and will all be enacted by one (1) motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless good cause is shown prior to the time the Council votes on the motion to be ADOPTED BY ROLL CALL A. Approval Of Minutes