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AREA ROUNDUP: Area teams return to action after weekend storm

BAGLEY – Last weekend’s storm impacted all of the area high school sports teams as every event that was scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday were postponed.

The Bagley girls basketball team resumed its schedule Tuesday with a 73-49 loss at Ada-Borup. On Jan. 8 the Flyers fell 49-25 to Win-E-Mac. Bailey Fultz scored 12 points and Kari Skersick seven.

Bagley heads to Mahnomen tonight and hosts Roseau on Saturday.

Clearbrook-Gonvick dropped its first game of the year Monday when it lost 53-37 at Pine River. The Bears bounced back Tuesday, however, spilling Blackduck 84-17.

The split gives Clearbrook-Gonvick a 12-1 overall record and a 6-1 mark in the Northwoods Conference. Pine River is 7-0 in league play.

Trailing the leaders are Kelliher-Northome (5-1), Nevis (4-2), Walker-Hackensack-Akeley (2-5), Blackduck (1-5), Laporte (0-5) and Cass Lake-Bena (0-6).

Kelliher-Northome saw last weekend’s games with Littlefork and Clearbrook-Gonvick become weather victims and Tuesday the Mustangs dropped a 75-62 decision to Red Lake.

They will visit Blackduck Friday and travel to Nevis on Tuesday.

Blackduck’s lone action of the past week was Tuesday’s loss at Clearbrook-Gonvick. The Drakes host Bigfork today in a non-conference contest and entertain Kelliher-Northome Friday.

Laporte dipped to 1-9 overall after losing 62-15 last week at Remer. The Wildcats will hope for better results today when they host C-G and Friday when they visit Cass Lake-Bena.

On Tuesday CL-B won for the first time all winter when the Panthers (1-11) slipped past Deer River 49-42.

Red Lake continued its fine season with a 66-46 victory over Red Lake County Central and a 75-62 victory over Kelliher-Northome. The Warriors (8-2) host Crookston today, travel to Roseau Monday and make the trip to Red Lake Falls on Tuesday.

Boys basketball

Blackduck improved to 8-4 overall and 4-1 in Northland Conference action Tuesday when it defeated Clearbrook-Gonvick 75-45. In last week’s play the Drakes lost 70-62 at Deer River and hammered Lake of the Woods 72-20.

Blackduck shares second place in the league standings with Walker-Hackensack-Akeley. Nevis leads the field at 5-1 while Blackduck and WHA are both 4-1.

Red Lake and Cass Lake-Bena own 3-3 records while Kelliher-Northome is 2-3, Pine River 1-5 and Laporte 0-5.

Red Lake upped its overall record to 7-7 Tuesday with an 88-75 win at K-N. Last week’s much anticipated game at Cass Lake-Bena was a weather victim but it has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Cass Lake. The Red Lake and CL-B girls teams will begin the doubleheader at 5 p.m.

Cass Lake-Bena is 3-7 after losing 78-75 at home Tuesday to Deer River. The Panthers will host Laporte Friday.

K-N dipped to 5-4 overall after losing to Red Lake on Tuesday. On Friday the Mustangs will visit Blackduck and Tuesday they will host Nevis.

Laporte will take a 0-7 record into today’s game against Clearbrook-Gonvick. The Wildcats also will head to Cass Lake-Bena Friday and entertain Blackduck Tuesday.

Bagley dropped to 4-8 overall and 2-4 in the Pine to Prairie Conference North Division standings Tuesday when it lost 74-54 at Ada-Borup.

Fertile-Beltrami leads the North at 6-1 while Win-E-Mac is 5-1, Mahnomen 5-2, Fosston 3-4 and Climax-Fisher 2-3.

The Flyers hope to bounce back tonight at Mahnomen and Saturday when they head to Concordia-Moorhead to battle Pelican Rapids.

Hanson signs

Riley Hanson of Nevis officially signed her Letter of Intent this week to play volleyball at Concordia-St. Paul.

Hanson was a three-time All State player for the Tigers and played in the state high school meet three times. Her 2,514 career kills ranks second all-time among the state’s high school athletes.

“Riley is a very dynamic athlete who has the ability to terminate balls from every position on the court,” Concordia-SP coach Brady Starkey said in a press release. “She is a very polished hitter with a quick arm that makes her very difficult to defend.”

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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