Miah Hansen led the Tigers with 27 kills, nine blocks, six digs, and five ace serves as the Pine River-Backus Tigers went 3-1 to place second out of 12 teams at the annual Barb Neprud Volleyball Tournament at Crosby Ironton Saturday, Sept. 17.
Corina Ruud led the visiting Pequot Lakes Patriots with 11 kills and Quinn Kratochvil had 29 set assists to help the Patriots to narrow victories 25-23, 25-21, and 25-19 over the Pine River-Backus Tigers volleyball team in non-conference action on Thursday, Sept. 8. "It was a great game and really competitive," said Patriots' coach Kate Dale. "Both side played really well, and we managed to come out on top. There were a lot of good rallies and plays by both teams, and it was really a lot of fun to watch."
Senior Miah Hansen slammed 19 kills and blocked three hits to help lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a victory over the Laporte Wildcats in their first game of the season Tuesday, Aug. 30. "Getting that first win of the season was definitely a good confidence booster for us", commented Hansen. "We still need to work on making sure we are getting our serves in and to the spots they are supposed to go, and keeping our energy up the whole time we are playing which I think is something we've actually improved a lot on from previous years."
The Pine River-Backus Tigers finished sixth after losing to New York Mills 13-1 in the Class A state softball consolation game played on Friday, June 10, at Caswell Park in North Mankato. "If you had told me at the beginning of the season that we would be playing in the state tournament, it would have been the farthest thing from my mind," said PR-B head coach John Riewer, whose squad finished 21-9 overall after its first state appearance. "Did I think we could make? Yes, because Miah Hansen is a very capable pitcher and we just need to play defense to back her up.
Miah Hansen pitched six innings and struck out two in the Tigers' 13-1 loss to the New York Mills Eagles to take sixth place at the Class 1A state softball tournament Friday morning, June 10, in North Mankato. "If you had told me at the beginning of the season that we would be playing in the state tournament, it would have been the farthest thing from my mind," said Coach John Riewer. "Did I think we could make? Yes, because Miah Hansen is a very capable pitcher and we just need to play defense to back her up.
The second-seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers' softball team is going to the state tournament for the first time in program history after coming from behind to defeat the top-seeded Sebeka Trojans twice for the Section 5A title on Thursday, June 2, at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
The second-seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers bounced back from a loss earlier in the day by easily defeating the Northland Eagles 10-0 in the North Subsection 5A softball playoffs on Thursday, May 26. The Tigers earned the runner-up spot in the subsection as winning pitcher Miah Hansen tossed a one-hitter and struck out nine Eagles.
The No. 2 seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers suffered a season ending loss to the No. 7 seeded Pillager Huskies 1-11 Thursday, May 26. Joe Davidson took the loss as pitcher giving up five hits, five runs, walking two, and striking out one. "The Huskies jumped us early and we just never got anything going," commented Coach Steve Snavely. "They deserved to win. 15-5 is something to be proud of; it was just sad to see it end the way it did." The Tigers only had two hits to Pillager's 12, coming from Nick Ackerman and Zach Tulenchik. Pillager 11 13 4 PR-Backus 1 3 1
Tigers Conference Champions
Tigers Maul Bears Joe Davidson gave up just one hit, struck out seven and walked one as the Tigers skunked the Lake of the Woods Bears 19-0 Monday, May 16. "Everybody got to play today so it was a good game", commented Coach Steve Snavely. Davidson also led the Tigers at bat going 2-4 including a double and four RBIs, Brandon Wolske went 2-2 with a double and three RBIs, and Zach Struss went 2-2 with two RBIs. This is the eighth win in a row for the Tigers. Lake of Woods/RR 0 1 4 PR-Backus 19 10 1