The defending champion Pete Fenson rink broke into the win column for the first time Sunday at the World Team Trials, beating Todd Birr of Mankato 8-4 and Troy Schroeder 6-5 at the Curling Club. In the women's division Jessica Schultz dropped her opening match 9-4 to Margie Smith of Duluth. The champs were aided when Craig Brown and Craig Disher suffered their first defeats Sunday night. Men's Division In Sunday's morning draw, Brown turned back Greg Eigner 8-2 and Disher beat Ruohonen 8-4.
The Bemidji Lumberjacks boys basketball team, as ex-pected, drew the eighth seed for the Section 8-4 playoffs. The Jacks open Wednesday at 7 at top-seeded Elk River in the upper bracket.The second game sends No. 5 Buffalo to No. 4 Moorhead. In the lower bracket, No. 6 St. Cloud Tech plays at No. 3 Alexandria while No. 7 Brainerd goes to No. 2 Apollo. The semifinals are scheduled Saturday night at Sauk Rapids. The final will be March 16 at a neutral site. Bemidji was once challenging for a No.
Bemidji curling veteran Scott Baird was officially entered into the sport's Hall of Fame this week at the U. S.
The defending champion Pete Fenson rink broke into the win column twice on Sunday at the World Team Trials, beating Todd Birr 8-4 and Troy Schroeder 6-5 in 11 ends at the Curling Club. In the women's division, the Jessica Schultz rink dropped its opening match 8-4 to Margie Smith of Duluth. The wins lifted Fenson into a tie fifth place, one game out of first in the round robin. Four teams are tied for first at 3-1. In other Sunday morning matches, Craig Brown turned back Greg Eigner 8-2 and Craig Disher beat Rich Ruohonen of Brooklyn Park 8-4. Troy Schroeder beat Don Barcome Jr.
Long-time Thief River Falls coach Charlie Cornell has been selected to receive the prestigious Butch Nash Outstanding Assistant Coach Award from the Minnesota High School Football Coaches Association. The Grand Rapids native has served as the Prowlers head baseball and girls golf coach.
Bemidji curlers will put both titles on the line this weekend when they defend their championships on their home ice at the 2006 U. S. World Team Trials. Formerly called the U.S.