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SKIING: Tony Sagedahl leads Bemidji at Grand Rapids meet

GRAND RAPIDS – Tony Sagedahl had the best time during Thursday’s 6-km classical ski race at Mount Itasca but Grand Rapids had too much depth as the Thunderhawks stopped the Bemidji boys ski team 388-376.

In the girls varsity meet, Grand Rapids claimed the top four spots and coasted to a 394-369 victory over the Lumberjacks TrekNorth was third with 340.

“The course was three times around a 2-km loop,” said BHS coach Mark Walters. “In the boys race, Tony ran a smart race. He stayed with the top group all the way and near the end he won the sprint.”

Tony Sagedahl’s time was 17:39 while Kyle Sagedahl finished fourth (18:08), Josh Claussen 11th (20:24) and Nate Molnar 12th (20:27).

Leading Bemidji’s girls team was Jenna Truedson who was fifth in 22:26. Morgan Sagedahl placed sixth (21:48), Maari Stocker eighth (23:14) and Summer Johnson 16th (24:49).

TrekNorth’s girls team was led by Hannah Marty who placed 10th in 23:33.

Bemidji is off until Dec. 28 when it will head to a continuous pursuit race hosted by Brainerd.

Grand Rapids Invitational

Mount Itasca

6-km classical

Boys Division

Grand Rapids 388, Bemidji 376, Detroit Lakes 345

1-T.Sagedahl (Bem) 17:39

Other Bemidji: 4-K.Sagedahl 18:08; 11-Claussen 20:24; 12-Molnar 20:27; 16-Freyholtz 21:21; 18-Sharpe 22:53

Girls Division

Grand Rapids 394, Bemidji 369, TrekNorth 340, Detroit Lakes incomplete

1-Viren (GR) 20:11

Bemidji’s results: 5-Truedson 21:26; 6-Sagedahl 21:48; 8-Stocker 23:14; 16-Johnson 24:49 TrekNorth results: 10-Marty 23:33; 17-Hamrin 25:14; 18-Lash 26:26; 19-Hawkins 26:36; 21-Treuer 33:30

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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