Rapids softball players drop to start playoffs | Sports

GRANDS RAPIDS — Here is information about sporting events in this region:

HERMANTOWN — Grand Rapids High School’s fastpitch softball team lost to Chisago Lakes 17-1 in a May 20 contest in Hermantown.

Hannah Kinnunen pitched four innings for the Thunderhawks and suffered the loss at the mound.

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids High School fastpitch softball team lost to Cloquet 6-1 in a game played May 21 in Grand Rapids.

Addie Linder threw the distance on the mound for the Thunderhawks and took the loss. In her seven innings of work, she allowed six runs on four hits while walking three and striking out seven.

VIRGINIA — The Grand Rapids High School men’s golf team placed second with a score of 318 at the Rock Ridge Invitational at Virginia Golf Course on May 20.

The Cloquet Lumberjacks finished with a 315 and won the competition as a team.

Eighth-grader Nathan Garski led Grand Rapids with a 76 and tied for third overall with three other golfers. Kaden Nelson had the second highest score in Grand Rapids with an 80 followed by Zach Roy and William Shermoen with 81, Nathan Kramer with 83 and Gus Feldt with 97.

Caiden Carpenter of Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin finished tied for seventh with a 78.

Cloquet’s Anders Gunelson shot a 72 and won the competition individually.

BIG RAPIDS — The high school fastpitch softball section seeds for area teams were recently released as the section playoffs began this week.

Hill City/Northland clinched the second seed in Section 5A and earned a first-round bye. They took on number 3 Hinkley-Finlayson on Tuesday at 4pm at Hill City, with the match ending after this edition went to press. If the Hornets win, they will play at Mora High School Thursday at 4 p.m. against the winner of No. 1 Mille Lacs and No. 4 East Central High School. If they lost, their next match would come in the Section 5A elimination bracket.

Deer River was seeded fifth in Section 5A and was eliminated by East Central on Monday in the first round, 5-1.

Nashwauk-Keewatin High School will play as the 12th seed in Section 7A and faced No. 5 Carlton-Wrenshall on Tuesday in a win or home game for the Spartans. If they win, their next game would be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Grand Rapids Sports Complex against the winner of No. 4 Barnum and No. 13 Floodwood.

Defending Section 7AA champions Greenway Raiders clinched the fourth seed and took on No. 13 Duluth Marshall on Tuesday at home. If they win, they will face the winner of No. 5 Rush City and No. 12 Two Harbors on Thursday at Braun Park in Cloquet at 11 a.m. Spartan and Raider first round results and any second round matches will be included in Sunday’s newspaper.

In Section 7AAA, Grand Rapids received the sixth seed and will travel to Cloquet to face the No. 3 Lumberjacks on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. If the Thunderhawks can pull off the upset, they will face the winner of No. 2 Chisago Lakes and No. 7 Duluth Denfeld at Braun Park on Saturday at 11 a.m. Grand Rapids will advance to the elimination bracket if they fall in Cloquet and also play at Braun Park in a fight for their lives in the playoffs.

DEER RIVER — Another solid pitching performance from Mountain Iron-Buhl, Rylen Niska, kept the Warriors from appearing on the scoreboard as the Rangers cruised to a 14-0 victory in six innings on Friday night.

The second pitched a full game, allowing just one hit and striking out 11 to keep the Deer River bats cold.

At plate, Niska was 4-5, Damian Tapio was 1-4 with a brace, Rylan Lanari was 3-4, Johnny Erickson was 3-4 and Trey Niska was 2-4 with a duplicate.

BOVEY – Aune Boben threw five hits in seven innings as the Bluejackets beat the Raiders at Jen Guyer Field on Monday.

Boben struck out 10 and walked one.

Offensively, Boben had three hits, including a double, and Ayva Terzich and Abigail Sullivan had two hits. Sullivan scored a brace, as did Maddie St. George. Monroe Rewertz also scored a brace.

Jaden Saville hit a home run for Greenway and Karlie Sokoloski hit a brace. Miranda Gernander also doubled.

Gernander was the starting pitcher, giving up 11 hits. She fanned four and walked two.

AURORA – Here are the results of the Taconite Invitational which took place on May 20 in Aurora.

Girls’ team results: 1, Rock Ridge, 168.5; 2, East Mesabi, 158; 3, international falls, 134.5; 4, Mountain Iron-Buhl, 61; 5, Chisholm, 59; 6, Nevis, 26; 7, Bigfork, 12; 8, Deer River/Northland, 7.

100:1, Elli Theel, ME, 13.46; 2, Zoe Plombon, Chis, 1398; 3, Hailey Johnson, Chis, 14.07.

200:1, Bella Thomas, ME, 30.47; 2, Anna Neyens, MIB, 30.72; 3, Kayden Maturi, RR, 31.31.

400: Addison Youngren, RR, 1:10.56; 2, Suzy Aubrey, MIB, 1:11.56; 3, Destiny Schmitz, Chis, 1:12.97.

800:1, Liz Nelson, MIB, 2:38.91; 2, Kate Nelson, MIB, 2:42.67; 3, Avah Kraushaar, RR, 2:46.54.

1600:1, Jady Rypkema, Nevada, 4:58.27; 2, L. Nelson, MIB, 5:34.20; 3, Nora Stark, RR, 5:35.50.

3200:1, Chloe Green, ME, 13:31.80; 2, Kendra Kalstad, SI, 14:17.48.

100 hurdles: 1, Jillian Bilben, IF, 18.74; 2, Maija Rantala, RR, 18.78; 3, Lucy Virant, RR, 19.04.

300 hurdles: 1, Maddie Lowe, FI, 53.75; 2, Olivia Forsline, ME, 54.97; 3, Rantala, RR, 56.93.

4×100: 1, East Mesabi (Kylie Meyer, Kora Forsline, Lindsey Baribeau, Theel), 53.02; 2, Rock Ridge (McKendrick Landwer, Ella Lamppa, Anna Fink, Ava Fink), 54.28; 3, Chisholm (Layla Rajkovich, Jezirae Flack, Plombon, Johnson), 56.51.

4×200: 1, East Mesabi (Meyer, K. Forsline, Baribeau, Theel), 1: 53.58; 2, Rock Ridge (Abby Crum, An. Fink, Lamppa, Av. Fink), 1:55.94; 3, international falls, 2:01.94.

4×400: 1, East Mesabi (O. Forsline, K. Forsline, Thomas, Baribeau), 4: 29.63; 2, International Falls, 4:41.63; 3, Mountain Iron-Buhl (Aubrey, K. Nelson, Neyens, L. Nelson), 4:46.48.

4×800:1, International Falls, 11:04.13; 2, Mesabi East (Sophia Slatter, Elizabeth Neimi, Kaylee Erickson, Green), 12:54.88.

High jump: 1, Tresa Baumgard, Chis, 4-08; 2T, iper Tomczak, IF, 4-04; 2T, Marta Forsline, ME, 4-04.

Pole Vault: 1, Quianna Ford, IF, 8-00; 2, Ryan Ford, SI, 8-00; 3, Dianne LaVoy, SI, 7-00.

Long jump: 1, Theel, ME, 15-07; 2, Rajkovich, Chis, 14-11; 3, An. Fink, 14-09.

Triple jump: 1, Baribeau, ME, 33-02; 2, Jacinda Wilcox, RR, 30-02; 3, An. Fink, RR, 29-06.

Discus Throw: 1, Hannah Baker, ME, 92-09.50; 2, Sydney Fitzgerald, RR, 90-11.50; 3, Alex Gunderson, RR, 79-11.

Shot put: 1, Fitzgerald, RR, 38-03; 2, Baker, ME, 30-01; 3, Marissa Engst, Nev., 29-00.

Boys team results: 1, Rock Ridge 231; 2, East Mesabi 97; 3, Chisholm, 88; 4T, Deer River/Northland, 71; 4T, international falls, 71; 6, Mountain Iron-Buhl, 52; 7 years old, Bigfork, 28 years old; 8, Nevis, 16.

100:1, Andrew Wilson, RR, 11.97; 2, Jack Ribich, ME, 11.99; 3, Ethan Lauzen, Chis, 12.35.

200:1, Armando Salazar, DRN, 25.12; 2, Tristan Peterson, RR, 25.56; 3, Alec Wake, DRN, 25.57.

400:1, Cameron Stocke, RR, 51.51; 2, Peterson, RR, 55.43; 3, Wake, DRN, 56.14.

800:1, Anthony Scholler, SI, 2:20.63; 2, Carson Slattery, ME, 2:26.70; 3, Hudson Petrini, RR, 2:28.22.

1600:1, George Bjorklund, Nevada, 4:55.58; 2, Jeffrey Kayfes, MIB, 4:59.72; 3, Evan Pohl, Nevada, 5:06.46.

3200:1, Store, RR, 9:50.87; 2, Aaron Nelson, RR, 10:34.00; 3, Kayfes, Eb, 10:56.61.

110 hurdles: 1, Salazar, DRN, 16.80; 2, Shane Zancauske, Chis, 18.51; 3, Cooper Williams, RR, 19.34.

300 hurdles: 1, Salazar, DRN, 44.15; 2, Zancauske, Chis, 46.96; 3, C. Williams, RR, 47.14.

4×100: 1, Rock Ridge (Jake Burress, A. Wilson, Dallas Williams, Griffin Krmpotich), 47.06; 2, East Mesabi (Tyler Jacobson, Cooper Levander, Jordan Latola, Noah Markfort), 47.84; 3, Chisholm (Zancauske, Charlie Thompson, July Abernathy, Lauzen), 48.95.

4×200:1, Rock Ridge A (Burress, Ryan Herberg, D.Williams, Max Williams), 1:40.06; 2, Mesabi East (Carter Skelton, Carter Steele, Jackson, Cooper Levander), 1:43.12; Rock Ridge B (Aidan Hecimovich, Isaac Flatley, Noah Mitchell, Gunnar George), 1:48.72.

4×400: 1, Mountain Iron-Buhl (Michael French, Finley Ratliff, Landon Kniefel, Kayfes), 3: 54.38; 2, Rock Ridge (Connor Matschiner, Tristan Peterson, Jackson Kendall, Herberg), 3:56.26; 3, East Mesabi (Zade Baker, Ethan Jacobson, Ben Gornik, Cooper Wippler), 4:21.04.

4×800:1, Rock Ridge (Nelson, Matschiner, Jake Bradach, Kendall), 8:56.21; 2, Mesabi East (E. Jacobson, Steele, Skelton, Markfort), 9:45.57.

High jump: 1, Lauzen, Chis, 5-08; 2, Thompson, Chis, 5-02; 3, Mr. Williams, RR, 5-02.

Pole vault: 1, Christian Davidson, IF, 8-00; 2, ADrion Mannausau, IF, 8-00; 3, Ian Villebrun, MIB, 7-06.

Long jump: 1, Ribich, ME, 20-04; 2, Wake, DNR, 18-06; 3, Jacob Halverson, Chis, 17-08.

Triple jump: 1, Ribich, ME, 40-01.50; 2, Thompson, CH, 38-05; 3, Wake, DRN, 38-02.

Discus throw: 1, Riley Krenz, RR, 121-05; 2, Jonas Aluni, RR, 118-08; 3, Braden Skifstad, SI, 110-07.50.

Shot put: 1, Flatley, RR, 44-07; 2, Caden Kallinen, BF, 41-07; 3, Mitchell, RR, 41-05.

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