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
After losing to the Blackduck Drakes because of a suspended game Monday, May 12, the Pine River-Backus softball team turned around and defeated the Drakes 8-2 to win the Mississippi Conference championship game in Cass Lake Thursday, May 15. The Tigers are seeded third in Subsection 6A and were scheduled to host No. 6 Sebeka on Tuesday, May 20.
The Pine River-Backus Tigers came back from being down 11-2 going into the bottom of the fifth inning for an admirable 21-11 win in six innings over the Crosby-Ironton Rangers on Monday, May 19. “It was a crazy game,” said PR-B coach Steve Snavely, whose team scored 19 times in the final two innings.
The Pine River-Backus Tigers baseball team split a home Northland Conference doubleheader against the Lake of the Woods-Baudette Bears on Tuesday, May 6. PR-B won the opener 3-2 before losing the second game 11-3. In the first game the Tigers scored one run in the bottom of the first that went unanswered by the Bears until the top of the third.
The Pine River-Backus Tigers extended their winning streak and remained undefeated in the Mississippi Conference as they easily handed the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves two losses in a doubleheader on Tuesday, May 6. The Wolves had eight errors to PR-B to the 12-2 win in the first game.