Flyers wrestlers on fire
The Little Falls Wrestling team started the season strong, after placing high at their first two competitions of the season. The Flyers competed at a triangular meet in Albany Tuesday, Dec. 5, beating both teams involved. They first beat the Albany Huskies 64-8, winning nine matches by fall. Then they upset the Rocori Spartans 33-29. This included winning four matches by fall and one by technical fall. The Flyers also traveled to Edina Invitational, where 15 wrestlers earned a spot on the podium. Four of them took first in their bracket: Caden Niesen at 121 pounds, Joey Wilczek at 139 pounds, Beau Robinson at 160 and Ivan Petrich weighing in at 215. The Flyers went to their next tournament in Brainerd, Dec. 8-9. They will travel to Holdingford Tueday, Dec. 12 to wrestle in another triangular meet.
Flyers gymnasts hosts first meet against Albany
The Little Falls Flyers Gymnastics team hosted its first meet Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Flyers competed with the Albany Huskies who ended up winning with a score of 120.750. Despite loss, some Flyers placed in the top five in multiple events. This includes Elise Ballou and Veronica Metz on the vault and Veronica Metz on the balance beam. The Flyers will host the Park Rapids Panthers Friday, Dec. 15.
Flyers boys hockey team win two out of last three games with high scores
The Little Falls Flyers boys hockey team defeated the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm 7-3 Tuesday, Dec. 5. Lucas Jendro and Carter Oothoudt scored the first three points of the game on even strength goals. Aaron Marod scored at 6:16 in the second period. Ryan Oothoudt and Luke Avery scored the team’s last three points in the third period. The Flyers played against the Orono Spartans Saturday, Dec. 2. losing 4-3. Avery scored the first two points for the Flyers in the first and second period. The last goal came from Carter Oothoudt 14:59 in the third period. The Flyers beat Princeton 7-3 Thursday, Nov. 30. The top scorer of the game was Garrett Lindberg. The Flyers played Chisago Lakes Friday, Dec. 8 and will play at home against Rock Ridge Friday, Dec. 15.
Flyers boys basketball team wins one of three games
The Little Falls Flyers boys basketball team had a tough loss against the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm, losing 95-46 Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Flyers had a 28.9 field goal percentage and had a total of 29 rebounds. Flyer’s Jaxon Janski led the team with 19 points. Charlie Smieja followed with 10. Sauk Rapids-Rice made 34 out of 73 field goals. They made a total of 49 rebounds and 17 steals on...
Pierz Pizzazz dance team competes at first two meets
The Pierz Pizzazz dance team started the season at the Granite Ridge Conference Jazz competition, Thursday, Nov. 30. Both JV and Varsity Jazz teams took sixth place and had a point rank total of 18. the varsity group had a score of 238 while JV scored 147. St. Cloud Cathedral took first in both categories. Little Falls and Pequot Lakes were also in the top three. The Team then traveled...
Bulldog boys struggle in first two basketball games
The Swanville Bulldogs didn’t start the way they wanted after losing their first two games of the season. The Bulldogs fell to the Pierz Pioneers 74-54 Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Pioneers scored 35% of their field goal attempts and 66% of their free throws. The Bulldogs also lost to the Bertha Hewitt Bears 66-33 Friday, Dec. 1. Stats from both games are not available. The game against Bertha Hewitt was...
Pioneer girls basketball team losses tough games
The Pierz Pioneers played at home, Monday, Dec. 4 against the Esko Eskimos, unfortunately losing to them 65-44. Pioneers’ Britney Schommer led the team with 14 points, followed by Lynsey Strohmeier with 11. The team made 30% of their field goal attempts in total, including five two-point shots and 25 three point shots. In the week prior, The Pioneers also played a close game against the Osakis Silverstreaks Friday, Dec....
The Royals girls basketball team has long week of nail-biting games
The Royalton Royals girls basketball team had a busy week playing against tough competiton. The Royals played against the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Jaguars won the game 61-58. Royals’ Haylie Wolbeck led the team with 16 points, followed by Alise Schroenbeck and Kylie Watashek with 14. The Royals put up good numbers against the West Central Area Knights, but fell short of taking the lead, losing 54-50, Saturday...
Pierz Pioneers boys basketball team starts with two victories
The Pierz Pioneers boys basketball team won their last two games against nearby teams. They beat the Swanville Bulldogs in their Court 74-54 Tuesday, Dec. 5. Pioneers’ Joseph Stuckmayer was them’s leader in scoring, racking up 18 points and made 30% of his field goal attempts. Kaden Knutson followed with 13. Defensively, the Pioneers made 20 defensive rebounds and 17 turnovers. Team and individual stats from Swanville are not available The Pioneers defeated the Holdingford Huskers 77-47 Thursday, Nov. 30. The team made 57% of its field goals, including 17 shots made behind the three point line. Stuckmayer scored 28 points in the game, Followed by Jack Prokott with 13. The Pioneers played at home against Royalton, Friday Dec. 8. They travel to Crosby-Ironton Friday, Dec. 15.
Brainerd/Little Falls Warriors got a shutout against St. Cloud Crush
The Brainerd/Little Falls Warriors picked up a decisive home win against St. Cloud Crush. The game ended in a shutout, 3-0. The first period was scoreless, and midway through the second period, the Warriors took the lead when Molly Pohlkamp scored the first goal assisted by Levi LeMieur and Aubree Caauwe.
Holdingford boys basketball team’s slow start to season
The Holdingford Huskers fought hard, but couldn’t come up with a win as they lost against the Pierz Pioneers 77-47, Thursday, Nov. 30. Huskers’ Dawson Hofer, led the team making eight out of eleven free throw attempts and a total of six rebounds. Nathan Streit followed with making two three-point field goals and two out of two Free throws Pierz scored 51% of their field goals including 12 two-point attempts and 17 three-point attempts. Pierz also made a total of 40 rebounds, both offensively and defensively The Huskers also lost to the Upsala Cardinals Saturday, Dec. 2. Game stats for the game were not available. The Huskers took on the Little Falls Flyers Friday, Dec 8 and will travel to Maple Lake Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Cardinals girls has busy week of basketball
The Upsala Cardinals girls basketball team won one out their first three games of the season. The Cardinals’ latest game was against Little Falls Dec. 5, losing 53-42. Dakota Soltis led the team with 14 points, Sammy Pilarski followed with 10 points and Brenna Graves with nine. The Holdingford Huskers became the Cardinal’s toughest opponent of the week. The Flyers lost 80-24 Saturday, Dec 2. Soltis scored 18 points in...
Little Falls Flyers win on the road against Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm
The Little Falls Flyers won the road game against the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm 7-3 on Tuesday. The Flyers play against Chisago Lakes on Friday at 6 p.m. CST at Willmar Civic Center. The Storm will face Willmar on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. CST at Chisago Lakes Arena.
Moose pick up split during opening weekend
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and that’s a telltale sign that skates are hitting the ice in the state of hockey for the beginning of the high school season. The Monticello Moose started the newest campaign with a thrilling 5-4 win over Little Falls on Friday, Nov. 24. Everybody likes goals and the home faithful was gifted with plenty in game one of the 2023-24 season. Special teams played a big part as the Moose went 2-for-3 on the power play and...
Flying Warriors finish the week 1-1 on home games
The Little Falls Brainerd Flying Warriors girls hockey team had a tough battle at home against the Alexandria Area Cardinals, falling to them 2-1 Tuesday, Nov. 28. The Flying Warriors started the game with an even strength goal from Peyton LeMieur 14:47 in the second period. The Cardinals didn’t answer until 16:49 in the third period on an even strength shot of their own. The third period ended with both...
Full schedules, results for 2023 girls prep hockey holiday tournaments
The holiday season is here, and naturally, the prep hockey focus begins to shift toward the holiday tournaments. On Thursday, Dec. 14, the 40th annual Patsy K. Odden Invitational begins at Taft, as well as the Edward G. Watkins Invitational at Cushing. The Odden tournament concludes on Friday, while the Watkins runs through Saturday.
Flyers girls basketball starts strong with win over Big Lake
Flyers girls basketball team start strong with a win against Big Lake. The Little Falls Flyers girls basketball team won their first game of the season, beating the Big Lake Hornets 56-26, Tuesday, Nov. 28. The Flyers scored on 50% of their attempted two-point field goals while also scoring 19 % of their attempts behind-the three point line. They made a total of 41 rebounds on both offense and defense...
Bulldogs lose first game to Pioneers
The Swanville Bulldogs girls basketball team fought hard, but lost their first game against the Pierz Pioneers 74-51, Tuesday, Nov. 28. The Bulldogs only trailed 32-23 by halftime, but, but the Pioneers maintained their lead making 15 out of 31 three-point shots. The Pioneers made 45% of their shots overall. Bulldogs’ center Lily Peterson led the team with 17 points. Delaney Chuba followed with 10 points. Karley Loven and Addison Hudalla tied with seven. The Bulldogs played on their home court for the second time against the Verndale Pirates, Thursday Nov. 30, at 7:15 p.m.
Little Falls Flyers beat Alexandria Area Cardinals
The Little Falls Flyers won their road game against the Alexandria Area Cardinals on Tuesday, ending 3-1. The visiting Flyers took the lead early in the first period, with a goal from Luke Avery. Joey Welinski assisted. The Cardinals tied it up 1-1 in the middle of the first when...
Royals girls lose first game to Albany
The Royalton Royals girls basketball team played its first game Tuesday, Nov. 28. against the Albany Huskies. Unfortunately the game didn’t go in their favor as they lost 75-36. Kylie Waytashek made six out of 17 field goal attempts and led the team with 17 points. Alise Schoenrock scored the second most goals with nine. In total the Royals made 13/44 of their shots. The team made 30 rebounds: 10 made on offense and 20 made on defense. Waytashek made eight defensive rebounds. Albany finished the game with a total of 47 rebounds. They also completed 26 out of 64 baskets. This includes seven of them made behind the three point line. Later in the week, the Royals also played against St. Cloud Cathedral Thursday, Nov. 30 and against West Central Area Saturday, Dec 1.