After opening the day with a 9-2 win over the Bagley Flyers, the Pine River-Backus Tigers lost to the Park Rapids Panthers 14-1 and the Sebeka Trojans 3-1 to finish fourth out of eight teams at the 25th annual Park Rapids softball tournament on Saturday, April 18. Poor batting performance was partially responsible for the Tigers' losses as they only had 10 hits in all three games combined, and a total of nine errors in the two games they lost. Miah Hansen pitched in all three games - a total of 17 innings with 26 strikeouts, 12 walks and 10 hits allowed. Hansen pitched all seven innings and
Mac Schluttner hurled a three-hit shutout and Ethan Korfe ripped a solo home run to lead the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders a 12-0 non-conference baseball victory over the Pine River-Backus Tigers on Friday, April 17. Luke Weniger went 2-3 with a pair of doubles and three RBI.
MiKayla Riedel had a triple and a double and scored three runs in three at bats for the Pine River-Backus Tigers softball team as they defeated the host Northome-Kelliher Mustangs 20-2 in five innings in the season opener on Monday, April 13. The Tigers had 14 earned runs that were driven in by a combination of Riedel, Olivia Davidson, Emma Mills, Miah Hansen, Allison Anderson, and Ashley Anderson. Mills finished with three hits, drove in three runs and scored three times.
Liz Downie led the Pine River-Backus girls' basketball team with 20 points while teammates Shelby Adkins and Megan Felthous each added 16 points in a 76-46 win over the Northland Eagles in the Tigers' final regular season game. "Liz really did a good job out there tonight," said PR-B coach Randy Schwegel, whose team finishes the regular season 19-7 overall. Felthouse added 11 rebounds, six steals and five assists for the Tigers, who had a rough start but quickly made up for it to have a 38-25 lead at halftime.
Pine River-Backus girls' basketball season came to an end Saturday, March 7, when the fourth-seeded Tigers were outscored by No. 1 Browerville 67-27 in the North Subsection 5A semifinals in Wadena. The Tigers end the season 20-8 overall while Browerville advanced to play Sebeka in the subsection final. Megan Felthous led the Tigers with 13 points, followed by Shelby Adkins and Liz Downie with five points each.
With a convincing win 76-34 over the Laporte Wildcats on Thursday, Feb.
Megan Felthous contributed 26 points and five rebounds as the Pine River-Backus Tigers girls' basketball team pulled off a 61-58 win over the Clearbrook-Gonvick Bears on Friday, Feb. 13. The victory secured the Northwoods Conference title for the Tigers, who improved to 12-0 in conference games. PR-B does have two conference games remaining, but all the other teams in the conference have at least three losses. Shelby Adkins added 14 points for the Tigers, who have won four straight.
Shelby Adkins put in 17 points, Megan Felthous added 16 and Megan Porta 15 to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers girls' basketball team past the Northome-Kelliher Mustangs 76-39 for their ninth-straight Northwoods Conference win on Friday, Feb.6. Porta added 10 rebounds and Adkins dished out six assists for the Tigers, who improved to 9-0 in the conference and 12-6 overall. PR-B was scheduled to host Blackduck on Tuesday, Feb. 10, and then host Walker-Hackensack-Akeley at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.
Megan Felthous scored 21 points to spark the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a 51-39 triumph over the Blackduck Drakes in a Northwoods Conference matchup on Friday, Jan. 29. The Tigers are unbeaten in the conference (8-0) and have won 10 of their last 11. Megan Porta contributed a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds and teammate Shelby Adkins finished with six points, six assists and four steals. "We were a little inconsistent at times this week, but overall we are really starting to figure things out," said Porta.
Megan Felthous scored 21 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, added seven assists and four steals to help the Pine River-Backus Tigers improve to 7-0 in the Northwoods Conference with a 79-47 victory over Kelliher/Northome on Friday, Jan. 23. It was also the eighth straight win for the Tigers. Allison Anderson came off the bench to contribute 16 points and six steals and Shelby Adkins added 11 points for the Tigers. "We have been playing really well against the teams in our conference," said Anderson, a junior.