Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Jason Roepke, Luke Schumer and Adam Hardy belted home runs for Nisswa to lift the Lightning past the St. Mathias Devils 6-1 in a Victory League North Division season opener for both teams on Sunday, April 26. Kyle Schaible picked up the win for Nisswa, striking out five over six innings while Tyler Wittwer and Brett Jenkins contributed doubles. Jake Francis went 2-for-4 for the Devils and Blake Thiesse doubled. The Lightning are scheduled to play at Flensburg at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Nisswa 6 10 2 St. Mathias 1 5 2 WP: Kyle Schaible. LP: Josh Haberman.
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department CRASHES: Report on April 23 at 9:32 a.m. of a property damage crash on Pelican Beach Road and Shelstad Lane in Merrifield. Report on April 26 at 4:16 a.m. of a property damage crash on County Road 16 and Wild Acres Road in Pequot Lakes. Crosslake Police Department DWI: Report on April 20 at 8:55 p.m. of an adult female arrested for DWI on Meyer Lake Road and County Road 1. Breezy Point Police Department CRASH: Report on April 24 at 9:37 p.m. of a property damage vehicle/deer crash on County Road 11 and O'Donnell Drive.
Ethan Neitzke finished second with a 79 and Jackson Goerges tied for third with an 80 helping Pequot Lakes to a second place finish behind champion Perham on Saturday, April 25, at The Vintage course in Staples. Pine River-Backus, which was led by Nate Brasel's 97, finished 10th. The Cardinals' Andrew Israelson paced Saturday's field by five strokes landing him medalist honors. Team scores:1-Perham 330, 2-Pequot Lakes 340, 3-Albany 343, 4-Providence Academy 347, 5-Staples-Motley 347, 6-Crosby-Ironton 350, 7-Bemidji 353, 8-Princeton 365, 9-Wadena-Deer Creek 397, 10-Pine River-Backus 418
The Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club will hold its spring meeting and pancake breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Schrupp residence. New members are welcome. The event will feature a free pancake breakfast, ATV regulation updates, 2015 club ride schedule and lots of new club gear. A club ride to Huddle's for lunch and highway cleanup will follow the meeting. Directions from Hackensack: East two miles on County Road 5; north three miles on County Road 122; road turns left (Stony Drive); go one mile to 3879 Stony Drive, before the Y.
The Pequot Lakes 14U Red Team finished its season by placing second in the Gold Division at the Northern Lakes Classic Junior Olympic volleyball tournament at the Pequot Lakes High School Athletic Center on April 18. Players include, front row: Jordyn Tayloe; Middle row: Britt Kratochvil, Elle Olmscheid, Mariah Rickard and Arianna Merta. Back row: Maggie Harms, Coach Chelsea Gray, Emma Jo Nevin and Emma Benson. Submitted photo
Mike Elsenpeter, president of The First National Bank of Walker, announces personnel changes at the Backus office. Jay Cline, current vice president of the bank, will take on an additional responsibility as branch manager of the Backus office.
Pine River-Backus Community Education offers the following upcoming classes: • Fairy Garden: For ages 14 and older, 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, in high school Room 58. Fee: $25. Create a fairy garden for yourself or to give as a gift. All supplies will be provided, but if you have any favorite miniatures or containers to incorporate into your gardens, bring them along. Instructor is Barb Beck. • Essential Oils 101: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Stone Woman Herbals, Pine River. Learn the basics of using pure essential oils for daily health and wellness.
Barring storms, favorable conditions should be on tap for anglers when fishing begins for walleye and northern pike Saturday, May 9, with this year's season following a slightly earlier-than-normal ice out. Walleye and northern pike spawning will have been on-track before the opener, and anglers have a wide variety of choices this year while planning fishing opener trips. Anglers who are planning trips or have questions can visit Fish Minnesota, the fishing information hub from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Jacob Roubal was the Pequot Lakes Patriots High Gun by shooting 47 out of 50 targets at high school trap shooting competition on Sunday, April 26, at Lakeshore Conservation Club. Sixteen other Patriots shot 40 or better out of 50 as Class AA Competition continues in the coming weeks at Lakeshore Conservation Club.
The Pequot Lakes 16-under Junior Olympic volleyball team finished their season by winning the Northern Classic tournament at Pequot Lakes on Sunday, April 19. Pictured are, front row from left: Clare Ganley, Alex Kotaska, Emily Stevens and Kristin Skog. Back row: Karli Skog, Sannah Lohmiller, Kelly Hehir, Kyra Blaukat and Quinn Kratochvil. Submitted photo The Pequot Lakes 16-under Junior Olympic volleyball team, coached by Christine Ganley, won the Foley tournament gold bracket on Sunday, April 12.