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Area high school roundup: bagley shoots for 13th straight win

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The Bagley High School boys basketball team continues to roll through the competition and the Flyers will begin this week's action with a 12-1 record.

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Bagley will shoot for its 13th consecutive victory tonight when it visits Mahnomen and Thursday the Flyers will travel to Fertile-Beltrami. The week will conclude Saturday at Clearbrook-Gonvick but next Monday Bagley will entertain Fosston.

During the past week Bagley stopped Norman County East 76-66, Ada 85-77 and Warroad 73-51.

Cass Lake-Bena dropped its only game last week as the Panthers lost 65-58 to Deer River. CL-B, 9-4, is ranked first in the boys 8A East Division, however.

The Panthers hosted BGMR Monday and will visit Blackduck Friday.

Blackduck is ranked fourth in the 8A East seedings and owns an 8-5 record following a recent three-game winning streak. The run began Jan. 14 with a 70-41 victory over WHA and last week the Drakes spilled Clearbrook-Gonvick 54-50 and stopped Kelliher-Northome 63-58.

The Drakes are off until meeting CL-B Friday.

Kelliher-Northome split two games last week, defeating Red Lake 91-74 but falling to Blackduck.

The Mustangs entertain Nevis today and travel to Clearbrook-Gonvick Thursday.

After losing to K-N Red Lake edged Pine River-Backus 61-60 Friday to improve to 3-11.

The Warriors meet Red Lake County today and battle WHA Friday.

Blackduck went 2-0 last week in girls basketball and leading the charge was senior Mollie Exner who scored 26 points in a 45-40 win over Bigfork.

Jamie Magoon added 12 points in the victory.

A game earlier Exner reached the 1,000-point mark in a 66-47 loss at Clearbrook-Gonvick.

The Drakes followed the win over Bigfork with a 53-51 victory over Kelliher-Northome to improve to 4-9.

Blackduck is scheduled to visit Laporte today, head to Pine River Thursday and host Cass Lake-Bena Friday.

Bagley dropped three games last week, 43-41 to Norman County East, 53-16 to Ada and 58-56 to Roseau. Katie Skersick had 16 points in the loss to NCE and Kari Skersick added 11.

The Flyers, who visit Mahnomen today and Fertile-Beltrami on Friday, are 6-7.

In the week which ended Jan. 18, Sean Benson of Bagley was named the Pine to Prairie Player of the Week. Benson is the league's assist leader.

Cass Lake-Bena entertained BGMR Monday and is coming off last week's 64-47 loss to Deer River. The Panthers began this week 3-11.

Kelliher-Northome was 5-8 prior to Monday's game at Littlefork-BG. The Mustangs will travel to Nevis today in their only other action of the week.

K-N began this week ranked sixth in the 8A East seedings. Blackduck was rated seventh, Cass Lake-Bena ninth and Laporte 10th.

The Bagley-Fosston hockey team stopped Silver Bay 7-6 in overtime to begin last week's homestand but lost 4-2 to Greenway and 6-5 in overtime to Long Prairie to drop to 3-14 on the season.

"We had chances to win all three games," said B-F coach Michael Olson.

In the win over Silver Bay Brenton Bergh scored the game-winner a minute into the extra session.

Against Greenway the Flyers were tied 2-2 after two periods but the visitors tallied twice in the final stanza.

Bergh and Sean Lavine had Bagley-Fosston's goals.

Aaron Leintz had a hat trick in the loss to Long Prairie while Cole Gubrud and Sean Lavine added single goals. The visitors tallied the winning goal with 22 seconds remaining in overtime.

B-G is at Red Lake Falls today and at Greenway Thursday.

With wins over Deer River (55-27) and Northwestern (Wisc.) (60-24) last week BCLBI evened its record at 7-7. Last week the Bears lost 52-24 to defending section champion Thief River Falls.

Andrew Nissen earned a pin victory at 103 against TRF but the only other Bears' wins were Nathan Jablonski's victory and two forfeits.

Against Deer River Nissen recorded a win at 103 and Kyle Michalek pinned his opponent at 112. Trevor Smith posted a win at 119, Tanner George was awarded a forfeit triumph, Craig Brodeur won by pin at 189 and Alex Goodwin earned a win at heavyweight.

The Bagley-Fosston wrestlers dropped a 64-12 verdict at BGMR and were ninth with 76.5 points at Friday's Lake Park-Audubon Invitational.

Y pmiller@bemidjipioneer.com

With wins over Deer River (55-27) and Northwestern (Wisc.) (60-24) last week BCLBI evened its record at 7-7. Last week the Bears lost 52-24 to defending section champion Thief River Falls.

Andrew Nissen earned a pin victory at 103 against TRF but the only other Bears' wins were Nathan Jablonski's victory and two forfeits.

Against Deer River Nissen recorded a win at 103 and Kyle Michalek pinned his opponent at 112. Trevor Smith posted a win at 119, Tanner George was awarded a forfeit triumph, Craig Brodeur won by pin at 189 and Alex Goodwin earned a win at heavyweight.

The Bagley-Fosston wrestlers dropped a 64-12 verdict at BGMR and were ninth with 76.5 points at Friday's Lake Park-Audubon Invitational.

pmiller@bemidjipioneer.com

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Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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