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Volk makes Blackduck High School history

Senior Trey Volk hand-delivered the basketball that he scored his 2,000th point with to his parents during the game against Cass Lake-Bena on Friday, Feb. 7. Photo by Jillian Gandsey.

It wasn’t your average week for senior Trey Volk.

It started with signing to play Division II football at Bemidji State University and ended with him being the first basketball player to score 2,000 points in Blackduck High School history.

“It was definitely a different week than the normal,” Volk laughed.

Signing with BSU will always be memorable for Volk, but as for reaching a milestone in his basketball career; he’s glad it’s over.

“The nerves kind of got to me but now that it’s over I can just focusing on playing again,” Volk said.

As long as he stayed healthy throughout the season, he anticipated reaching 2,000 this year, but he didn’t think it would be quite as nerveracking as when he hit 1,000.

“This time, I was like ‘I’ve been here before so it should be kind of easy,’ but it wasn’t,” Volk said. “I just tried to calm myself down and play within myself and it was going to come eventually.”

After scoring the 2,000th point during the second quarter against Cass Lake-Bena, Volk ran into the stands and gave his parents the game ball.

“They’re proud of me,” Volk said of his parents.

Volk scored 1,000 points during his sophomore season and has had a milestone on his home court every year since. In his junior year, he beat the school’s all-time scoring record, eclipsing the previous record of 1,323 points.

The Drakes as a whole weren’t so lucky on Friday evening. Blackduck ended up losing to Cass Lake-Bena 92-66.

Now that it’s over, Volk said he’s looking forward to simply playing basketball and not having to worry about anything.

Volk signed with BSU on a partial scholarship and he will go on to play outside linebacker in the fall.

He said that he has always wanted to play a sport after high school and football was always his first choice.

“I enjoyed their coaching staff,” Volk said of BSU. “It will be a good fit.”

The Drakes were 4-6 in the football season and lost in the second round of the Section 7A Tournament to Braham.

Volk was named to the all conference team three times, was the North Star Conference Offensive Player of the Year one season and was also named to the Minnesota Associated Press honorable mention All-State team.

As of Wednesday, the basketball team is 13-9 and has suffered three straight losses.

The Drakes have one more week of the regular season until the section tournament begins. Blackduck will take on Nevis at 7:30 tonight, Fosston on Tuesday, Feb. 18 and Clearbrook Gonvick on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Jillian Gandsey

Jillian Gandsey is the Multimedia Editor at the Bemidji Pioneer. She is an Iron Range native and a 2013 graduate of Bemidji State University. Follow Jillian on Twitter and Instagram @jilliangandsey. Contact her at 218-333-9786, 218-996-1216 or at 

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