More honors continue to come for Bemidji High sophomore center Kayla Hirt.
She was named previously to the AP All-State second team, the only non-senior on either of the frist two units.
Now she has been named to the Minnesota State Coaches Association first team in Class 4A and to the St. Paul Pioneer Press second unit which encompasses all four divisions.
Other coaches all-state picks were Laura Kolsness, Katy Ness and Nicole Smart of Ada in Class A and Brittany Chambers of Jordan and Ashley Tingelstad of East Grand Forks in Class AA. Ada's David Smart, Nicole's father, was named coach of the Year.
Chambers was a first team pick on the Pioneeer Press team. She is the daughter of Bemidji's Lance Chambers, Jordan principal and forner coach.
All state Panthers
Jeremy O'Brien and Martin Wind of Cass Lake-Bena were named to the honorable mention list of the AP All-State basketball team.
Nate Wolters of St. Cloud Tech was the only player on the first two teams, named to the second unit.
A number of area stars were on the honorable mention list.
Among them were Matt Bauduin and Brandon Brekke of East Grand Forks, Zac Creviston of BGMR, Mark Hoge of Crosby, Mason Imhot of Littlefork, Casey Larson of Warren, Jordan Riewer of Staples, Aaron Skoglund of I. Falls, Taylor Skoglund of Chisholm, Jordan Solie of Fertile, Dyami Starks of Duluth East, Jared Sutherland of Grand Rapids and Dan Tabery of Wadena.
Wolffs both do well
Park Rapids' Janessa Wolff enjoy4d a good sophomore season at Penn State, averaging 6.8 points a game, fifth on the team and 5.6 rebounds, second on the squad.
She started in six of the Nittany Lions 28 games. They were 6-12 in the Big Ten and 11-18 overall.
Wolff's season highs were 17 points against Dayton and 11 rebounds against Iowa.
Meanwhile her brother Zac had a fine senior year at Valley City, starting 28 of the Vikings 29 games.
The 6-7 center averaged 10.1 points and 5.3 rebounds as VC went 7-7 in league play and 13-16 overall.
In his four year career he scored 920 points and grabbed 483 rebounds.
The first weekend of baseball signups for summer league play concludes today at PIAS from noon-3:30.
The second signups will be April 18-19 from 9-3:30 Saturday and noon-3:00 Sunday.
Night League play is for players 9-15 with a fee of $125.
Day League play is for kids 5-11 at $40 before May 18 and $50 afterward.
Girls fast pitch softball sign ups will be at the same time and place with a May 1 deadline. Times, days and fees will be listed in the Community Ed summer brochure.
Traveling Team tryouts for the 13-14-15 year old teams will take place in conjunction with the Intact League tryouts, yet to be announced.
Signups will be at the same site as the day and night leagues.
The 11-year-olds will continue their warm-up sessions at the Middle School North gym from 6-8 p.m. on April 7-14-21. All 11-year-olds are welcome. Bring shoes and gloves.
Contact Joe Kapaun at 586-3592 for further information.
Hanson to Boston
Bemidji's Lee Hanson will make his second try at the famed Boston Marathon this spring.
He is the only Bemidji resident registered this year for the historic run which has attracted a large number of Bemidji long distance runners have taken part in past years.
Hanson trains the year round and participates in several marathons each year including Grandma's and the Twin Cities Marathon
The former BHS football and hockey star has been joined in marathons in recent years by his wife and three daughters.
The Upper Midwest Golden Gloves boxing tournament will be held Friday and Saturday at the Northern Lights Casino in Walker.
Competing will be teams from Wadena, Bismarck, N.D., St. Paul and Minneapolis.
There will be 11weight classes contested. Boxing will begin at 7 p.m. Friday with the title bouts Saturday at 2:30.
Tickets, good for both days, are $25 ringside, $20 and $15. They are available at the Northern Lights Casino gift shop or by calling 877-544-4879.
Mankato's national NCAA Division II women's basketball championship had an area flavor.
Among the champions were Flecia Foster and Teresa Parker of Pequot Lakes.
Mankato stopped Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire 103-94 in the title game.
Earlier wins came over Michigan Tech and Alaska-Anchorage.
Foster played in all 34 of the Mavericks games averaging 16.6 points.
The pair were key members of the 2005 Pequot team that reached the state 2A final before bowing.
The newly formed New York Mills semipro football team is seeking players. Players will be from 18-40 with previous experience not needed.
The season will open May 8.
John Carr is general manager. He may be reached at 218-402-0470.
Applications for the Ten Star All-Star Basketball Camps are being accepted.
The camps are for boys and girls 18-19 and are by invitation only.
Players from 50 states and 11 foreign countries took part in the 2008 camps.
Call 704-373-0873 for applications.
The nearest of the six camp locations is at Champaign, Ill.
Park Rapids stars
Matt Weaver, Jared Nash, John Drury and Kenny Weaver were named Mid State All Conference wrestlers.
All four went 4-0 in dual matches against league foes.
Staples took the league title at 5-0. Park Rapids finished 2-3.