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,...
The Pine River-Backus Tigers edged Nevis 7-6 in their third Section 6A playoff game on Thursday, May 22, and advanced to play against Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale on Tuesday, May 27. Earlier in the playoffs, PR-B opened with a 6-1 win over Sebeka in the North Subsection 6A round on Tuesday, May 20. The Tigers, 15-6 overall, then lost to Frazee 5-2 in the double-elimination round on Thursday, May 22, before then edging Nevis to stay alive. Tigers 7, Nevis 6
The Pine River-Backus Tigers baseball team suffered three losses in two days last week to end their regular season with a 7-12 record. The Tigers lost two games to the Pequot Lakes Patriots 3-2 and 5-2 on Tuesday, May 20, and then dropped a makeup game to the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves 11-2 on Wednesday, May 21. PR-B was seeded ninth and was scheduled to play at No. 8 Menahga in the first round of the Section 6A playoffs on Tuesday, May 27. The winner advanced to play top-seeded New York Mills. Tigers 2, W-H-A 11