Despite an injury Megan Porta still knocked down nine kills and had nine blocks and Annie Semmler added 14 set assists as the second-seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers ended their volleyball season with a 25-18, 25-20, 22-25, 25-20 loss to No. 3 Nevis in the second round of the Section 5A playoffs on Friday, Oct.
The Pine River-Backus Tigers' seniors were on fire for their last regular season match against the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves on Tuesday, Oct. 14, as Megan Felthous had 20 kills, Megan Porta had 17, and Liz Downie put up 14 set assists in a 25-12, 25-11, and 25-19 Northland Conference victory. The Tigers, who finished the regular season 5-1 in the conference and 21-5 overall, received a bye for the Thursday, Oct. 23, first round of the North Subsection 5A tournament. PR-B was seeded No. 2 in the subsection and will host No. 3 Nevis at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24.
The Pequot Lakes Patriots placed second and the Pine River-Backus Tigers were third at the 10-team Long Prairie-Grey Eagle volleyball tournament on Saturday, Oct. 11. Morgan Lohmiller had 55 set assists and Brittny Bzdok added 23 kills for Pequot Lakes, which swept two games against Deer River, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and St. Cloud Christian before splitting with Ogilvie and finishing second. The Tigers opened by defeating Little Falls 25-19 and 25-22 and then fell to Annandale 25-20 and 25-14.
Despite a half-hour delay because of a power outage and a rough start when the power did finally come back on, the Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Tigers volleyball team overcame the Blackduck Drakes 3-1 on Friday, Oct. 3. "First the school had a power outage, and then our team had a power outage in that first game," said PR-B coach Josh Hirschey. Megan Felthous led the Tigers with 26 kills. Megan Porta knocked down 10 blocks, and Liz Downie racked up 20 set assists. The Tigers came back from an eight-point deficit, but lost the first game 25-23.
Annie Semmler and Liz Downie each had seven kills as the Pine River-Backus Tigers pounced on the Pillager Huskies 25-12, 25-9, 25-16 for a non-conference homecoming win on Friday, Sept. 26. "I feel like in the last couple weeks we have really grown not only as a team, but friends as well," said PR-B libero Shelby Adkins. "We are becoming an incredibly strong team, and if we play like we have been, we have the ability to go very far.
Allison Anderson served seven aces and pounded seven kills in the Pine River-Backus Tigers' 25-14, 25-9, 25-20 win over Northome-Kelliher in a Northland Conference match Friday afternoon. The Tigers had a big lead in the third game, but the Mustangs rallied to cut the deficit before PR-B held on to win by five points. The Tigers improved to 3-1 in the conference. PR-B, 11-3 overall, is scheduled to host Pillager for homecoming on Friday, Sept.
The Pine River-Backus volleyball team finished second out of 12 teams after a heartbreaking championship loss to the Hermantown Hawks at the 29th annual Barb Neprud tournament on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Crosby-Ironton High School. Despite being injured in the first game of the championship match, Megan Felthous led the team with 28 kills, nine ace serves, and two blocks. The Tigers kept both championship games close, but they lost 25-20 and 25-23. "I think we're continuing to improve and gel as a team, and it's really fun to be a part of it," said senior Liz Downie.
The Pine River-Backus booster club hosted its annual golf tournament on Sunday, July 27, at Black Bear Golf Complex. A total of 23 teams played with Paul's Large Garage finishing first at 13 under par while W-E Insurance winning a tiebreaker with Cass Company for second place at nine under. The booster club thanks all the teams that played, and all the hole sponsors for their support. Thanks also go out to the Black Bear Golf Complex for hosting the tournament, and area businesses for donating prizes.
Triston Rubner went 2-3 including a home run and two RBI for the ninth-seeded Pine River-Backus baseball team, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers lost 7-2 in a North...
The Pine River-Backus Tigers managed just two hits and had six errors against the Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale Raiders as they lost 8-2 in the third round of Section 6A playoffs on Tuesday,...