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Taylor Schroeder needed a strong finish Sunday to win his first Men's Club Championship at Headwaters Golf Club. Schroeder trailed defending champion Trent Wilcox by one stroke with five holes to play. Three pars and two birdies down the stretch gave Schroeder the title with a 45-hole score of 181. Doug Taylor finished second at 185 while Wilcox and Jim Emerson tied for third place with 186s.
Brooks Grossinger from Mayer and Mata Agre from Corcoran captured the men's and women's titles at Saturday's 14th annual Northwoods Triathlon at Nevis. Grossinger won the men's title for the 12th time with a winning time of 58 minutes, 44 seconds. The 39-year-old finished the ¼-mile swim in Lake Belle Taine in 6:51, completed the 14-mile bike ride in 32:03 and ran the 5K course in 17:44 with 2:06 in transition time. Brainerd's Casey Miller was second in 59:41 while Nisswa's Travis Miller took third in 1:02:28.
Detroit Lakes took advantage of two errors to score five unearned runs to eliminate Midway from the Region 14C amateur baseball playoffs with an 8-5 win Friday night at Perham. Adam Geiger's three-run home run gave Detroit Lakes a 3-0 lead in the third inning before the Snurdbirds tied the game at 3-3 in the fifth. Cory Odland reached on an error and scored on Frank Moren's RBI double. Zach Etter followed with a two-run homer.
Despite having a starting lineup filled with underclassmen, the Nevis baseball team put together a successful season. A starting lineup of one junior, seven sophomores and two eighth graders led the Tigers to third place in the Northland Conference with an 8-6 record. Nevis finished with a 10-12 overall mark.
An impressive run through the Section 5A playoffs capped off an 11-13 season for the Menahga baseball team.
Bobby Lusti threw a complete-game five-hitter as Midway stayed alive in the Region 14C amateur baseball tournament with a 4-2 win over Bluffton Sunday afternoon at Perham. New York Mills sent the Snurdbirds into the losers' bracket with a 7-3 win Saturday night at Perham. New York Mills scored six runs in the fourth inning to spark that win. The Millers then defeated Bertha 8-5 Sunday to advance to the championship game. Zach Etter's three-run home run in the third inning gave Midway a 3-0 lead. Frank Moren singled and Pete Marjamaa reached on an error to open that inning.
Mercedez Bellanger of Osage helped the Cooper/Armstrong Heat 16U fastpitch softball team qualify for the North American Fastpitch Association Gold Nationals July 28-31 at Shoreview. Bellanger, a left-handed pitcher, earned a spot on the Heat roster and helped Cooper/Armstrong go 30-10 during league and tournament play this summer. Bellanger pitched at the state tournament in helping the Heat qualify for the national tournament.
Looking back at the season, head coach Cory Hill was amazed by the success of the Park Rapids girls track and field team. The Panthers peaked at the end of the season by winning the Section 8A True Team title and placing sixth at the state Class A True Team meet, winning the Subsection 8-29A title for the 11th year in a row and winning the Section 8A title for the seventh consecutive season.
Clayton Hoyt thought the Park Rapids Storm Babe Ruth baseball team had the talent to make a run at winning the 14-15 Year Old Non-Advancing State Tournament title. Even though the Storm lost both games at last week's state tournament, Hoyt was impressed with how his team competed. Eden Valley-Watkins defeated the Storm 6-2 in the state opener last Thursday at Avon and Wadena eliminated the Storm with a 6-4 win last Friday at Cold Spring.
Jake Lund pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning as the Midway Snurdbirds opened the Region 14C amateur baseball tournament with a 2-1 win over Perham last Saturday afternoon at Perham. With two outs in the ninth, the Pirates loaded the bases with a walk, an error and a hit batter before Lund recorded his fourth strikeout in relief as Midway advanced in the winner's bracket. Josh Still's RBI single gave Perham a 1-0 lead in the second inning as Jack Stigman retired 12 of the first 13 Midway batters he faced.