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Area high school report: Wrestling co-op improving under Reiplinger
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The Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena/Indus wrestling team is enjoying a resurgence under coach Jay Reiplinger. Saturday the Bears scored 90 points and saw Devon Staples capture second place in the 130-pound division of the Rick Lee Invitational hosted by Bemidji.

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On Friday BCLBI went 2-1 at a meet in Mahnomen, losing 64-18 to Crookston before blitzing RLCC 66-14 and edging UNC 41-36. Those results gave the Beavers a 5-7 dual-meet record.

At the Rick Lee meet Staples upped his individual record to 14-7 by going 2-1. He reached the title match with a pair of pins before losing by a technical fall to Brian Wold of Aitkin.

BCLBI also had five wrestlers place fourth including Mason Fernezel at 103, Joel Nehl at 135, Nate Jablonski at 145, Brady Gross at 152 and Craig Brodeur at 189.

Al Goodwin captured fifth at 215 while Kyle Michalek was sixth at 112 and Joe Ellis sixth at 125.

Also wrestling for the Bears were Trevor Smith at 119, Cooper Jedlicka at 140 and Tanner Templin at 160.

The Bagley-Fosston wrest-ling team stands 7-5 in duals after collecting a pair of victories last week. B-F stopped Mahnomen 45-33 last Tuesday and demolished East Grand Forks Sacred Heart 70-10 two days later.

The Flyers will be at BGMR today and visit Lake Park Audubon Friday.

Bagley players earn POW honors

Katie Skersick and Lorenzo Pemberton of Bagley were named the Pine to Prairie Players of the Week for the period of Jan. 1 to Jan. 7.

Skersick shared the honor with Taylor Kujava of Ada-Borup. The senior center scored six points and had four rebounds in a loss to Thief River Falls but she tallied 28 points in a 50-42 Bagley victory over Foston, hitting 12 of 19 from the field. She also grabbed six rebounds and dished two assists.

Last week the Flyers went 2-1, downing Climax-Fisher 42-35 and Win-E-Mac 44-29 before losing 56-47 to Clearbrook-Gonvick.

Skersick had 14 points and Sean Benson 12 in the win over C-F while Benson scored 24 points on the strength of six 3-pointers to lead Bagley past Win-E-Mac. Hannah Neeland drained three long-range buckets and scored 12 points.

Bagley takes a 6-4 record into today's home game against Norman County East. Thursday sees the Flyers visiting Ada-Borup.

Pemberton helped Bagley defeat Park Rapids, Fosston and Thief River Falls. He averaged 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds during the streak.

The Flyers are 9-1 after downing Climax-Fisher 88-32 and Win-E-Mac 90-51 last week. They host Norman County East today.

Cass Lake-Bena improves to 9-3

In other boys basketball action Cass Lake-Bena improved to 9-3 with a 54-38 win over Pine River-Backus and a 97-72 defeat of Red Lake.

Jake Ellis scored 24 points and Dakota Brunelle 20 in the victory over the Warriors. Dan Pecking had 29 and Ryan Holthusen 25 for Red Lake.

The Panthers hosted Deer River Monday in their only action of the week.

Blackduck (6-5) went 1-1 last week, losing 72-51 at Deer River but thumping Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 70-41. The Drakes head to Clearbrook-Gonvick today and host Kelliher-Northome Friday.

Kelliher-Northome (4-5) dropped a 77-72 decision at Roseau. The Mustangs entertain Red Lake today.

In girls basketball action Cass Lake-Bena went 2-1 after stopping Remer 81-69, losing 60-12 to Pine River and defeating Red Lake 68-50.

Jordan Jackson scored 22 points against Remer while Autumn Brunelle tallied 19 and Joy Smith 14. Brunelle had 21 rebounds, Smith 18 and Jackson 17.

Jackson also contributed six assists.

In the win over Red Lake Jackson had 16 points and 10 boards, Justine Jourdain 14 points and Mariah O'Brien 11 points.

Smith added 11 rebounds while Brunelle and Nicole Collins had 10 caroms.

Blackduck lost a pair of games last week, falling to Remer 90-40 and at WHA 68-44.

Kelliher-Northome also went 0-2, losing 46-35 at Bigfork and 61-24 to Clearbrook-Gonvick.

B-F hockey team edges Silver Bay

The Bagley-Fosston hockey squad won its second game in its last three starts Saturday as it nipped Silver Bay 7-6 in overtime.

The win came a few days after the Flyers lost 14-0 to Lake of the Woods. On Jan. 8 B-F defeated Ely 5-3.

Bagley-Fosston is 3-11-1 and entertains Greenway today. Saturday the Flyers will host Long Prairie.

Y pmiller@bemidjipioneer.com

Pioneer Sports Writer

The Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena/Indus wrestling team is enjoying a resurgence under coach Jay Reiplinger. Saturday the Bears scored 90 points and saw Devon Staples capture second place in the 130-pound division of the Rick Lee Invitational hosted by Bemidji.

On Friday BCLBI went 2-1 at a meet in Mahnomen, losing 64-18 to Crookston before blitzing RLCC 66-14 and edging UNC 41-36. Those results gave the Beavers a 5-7 dual-meet record.

At the Rick Lee meet Staples upped his individual record to 14-7 by going 2-1. He reached the title match with a pair of pins before losing by a technical fall to Brian Wold of Aitkin.

BCLBI also had five wrestlers place fourth including Mason Fernezel at 103, Joel Nehl at 135, Nate Jablonski at 145, Brady Gross at 152 and Craig Brodeur at 189.

Al Goodwin captured fifth at 215 while Kyle Michalek was sixth at 112 and Joe Ellis sixth at 125.

Also wrestling for the Bears were Trevor Smith at 119, Cooper Jedlicka at 140 and Tanner Templin at 160.

The Bagley-Fosston wrest-ling team stands 7-5 in duals after collecting a pair of victories last week. B-F stopped Mahnomen 45-33 last Tuesday and demolished East Grand Forks Sacred Heart 70-10 two days later.

The Flyers will be at BGMR today and visit Lake Park Audubon Friday.

Bagley players earn POW honors

Katie Skersick and Lorenzo Pemberton of Bagley were named the Pine to Prairie Players of the Week for the period of Jan. 1 to Jan. 7.

Skersick shared the honor with Taylor Kujava of Ada-Borup. The senior center scored six points and had four rebounds in a loss to Thief River Falls but she tallied 28 points in a 50-42 Bagley victory over Foston, hitting 12 of 19 from the field. She also grabbed six rebounds and dished two assists.

Last week the Flyers went 2-1, downing Climax-Fisher 42-35 and Win-E-Mac 44-29 before losing 56-47 to Clearbrook-Gonvick.

Skersick had 14 points and Sean Benson 12 in the win over C-F while Benson scored 24 points on the strength of six 3-pointers to lead Bagley past Win-E-Mac. Hannah Neeland drained three long-range buckets and scored 12 points.

Bagley takes a 6-4 record into today's home game against Norman County East. Thursday sees the Flyers visiting Ada-Borup.

Pemberton helped Bagley defeat Park Rapids, Fosston and Thief River Falls. He averaged 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds during the streak.

The Flyers are 9-1 after downing Climax-Fisher 88-32 and Win-E-Mac 90-51 last week. They host Norman County East today.

Cass Lake-Bena improves to 9-3

In other boys basketball action Cass Lake-Bena improved to 9-3 with a 54-38 win over Pine River-Backus and a 97-72 defeat of Red Lake.

Jake Ellis scored 24 points and Dakota Brunelle 20 in the victory over the Warriors. Dan Pecking had 29 and Ryan Holthusen 25 for Red Lake.

The Panthers hosted Deer River Monday in their only action of the week.

Blackduck (6-5) went 1-1 last week, losing 72-51 at Deer River but thumping Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 70-41. The Drakes head to Clearbrook-Gonvick today and host Kelliher-Northome Friday.

Kelliher-Northome (4-5) dropped a 77-72 decision at Roseau. The Mustangs entertain Red Lake today.

In girls basketball action Cass Lake-Bena went 2-1 after stopping Remer 81-69, losing 60-12 to Pine River and defeating Red Lake 68-50.

Jordan Jackson scored 22 points against Remer while Autumn Brunelle tallied 19 and Joy Smith 14. Brunelle had 21 rebounds, Smith 18 and Jackson 17.

Jackson also contributed six assists.

In the win over Red Lake Jackson had 16 points and 10 boards, Justine Jourdain 14 points and Mariah O'Brien 11 points.

Smith added 11 rebounds while Brunelle and Nicole Collins had 10 caroms.

Blackduck lost a pair of games last week, falling to Remer 90-40 and at WHA 68-44.

Kelliher-Northome also went 0-2, losing 46-35 at Bigfork and 61-24 to Clearbrook-Gonvick.

B-F hockey team edges Silver Bay

The Bagley-Fosston hockey squad won its second game in its last three starts Saturday as it nipped Silver Bay 7-6 in overtime.

The win came a few days after the Flyers lost 14-0 to Lake of the Woods. On Jan. 8 B-F defeated Ely 5-3.

Bagley-Fosston is 3-11-1 and entertains Greenway today. Saturday the Flyers will host Long Prairie.

pmiller@bemidjipioneer.com

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Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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