WAYNE "WHEATIES" WALLIN
The visiting Pequot Lakes volleyball team was defeated by the Little Falls Flyers 25-23, 23-25, 25-21 and 25-15 in non-conference action on Monday, Sept. 15. The Patriots, 4-4 overall, were scheduled to face Sebeka on Tuesday, Sept. 16, and then play at Staples-Motley on Thursday, Sept. 18. Laura Fregin tallied nine kills and teammate Kendra Pohlman had eight for the Flyers.
The Class 3A's third-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots shocked the eighth-ranked Perham Yellowjackets 41-0 in Heart O'Lakes North Conference play on Friday, Sept. 12. The Patriots used five pass interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a few long pass completions to defeat Perham as both teams entered the matchup with 2-0 records. "We couldn't get anything going until Kyle Sellner intercepted a pass early in the second quarter to stop (Perham) from scoring," said Pequot Lakes coach Chip Lohmiller. "Our defense kept bailing us out.
The Pequot Lakes volleyball team swept Pillager 25-14, 25-18 and 25-22 in a non-conference home match on Tuesday, Sept. 2, for the Patriots' first win of the season. In the opener, Caitlyn Carkhuff served four straight points as the Patriots assumed an 11-3 lead. Pequot Lakes extended the lead to 15-4 with Morgan Lohmiller and Sam Littman pounding down kills. The final three points of the opening match came on kills by Lohmiller and Barb Miller, and an ace serve by Lohmiller. "We played well in the first two games and we got a lot of people in," said Pequot Lakes coach Kate Dale.
The Pequot Lakes Patriots football team opened its season in a resounding fashion by crushing the visiting Staples-Motley Cardinals 59-0 on Thursday, Aug. 28. The Patriots used strong defensive play, an admirable rushing game, led by Sabastian Elsenpeter, and pin-point passing by junior quarterback CJ Borleis to down the Cardinals. "Except for all of our first-half penalties I thought we played well on both sides of the ball with consistent play," said Pequot Lakes coach Chip Lohmiller. "This is a veteran group with a lot of experience.
The Pequot Lakes Patriots volleyball team opened its season with a 3-0 loss to the Brainerd Warriors on Tuesday, Aug.
The Pequot Lakes' 16-under fast-pitch softball team closed out their summer season by winning five of six games to finishes 9-4 overall. In their final home action on Wednesday, July 16, Pequot Lakes pitcher Taya Salminen threw a pair of one-hit shutouts in beating Brainerd 3-0 and 2-0. Pequot Lakes managed just two hits in the opener.
The Pequot Lakes 16-under summer fast-pitch softball team split a home doubleheader with the International Falls 18-under squad on Wednesday, July 10. Pequot Lakes won 12-11 after trailing by 10 runs early in the game. International Falls then won the nightcap 2-0. In the opener, the visitors scored three times in the first, added two more in the second and six more in the fourth for an 11-1 lead. Pequot Lakes' only run had come on a triple by Haley Wiebolt and a single by Maddy Galligan.
Senior Katie White was chosen most valuable player of the Pequot Lakes Patriots softball team at a recent banquet. White was honored for top batting average at .423, and also set a record for career pitching wins with a 54-17 record for the Patriots, who finished 18-7 overall after finishing as runners-up in Section 7AA. She was Class AA all-state second team after pitching 150 innings this spring and posting a 2.33 earned-run average with 141 strikeouts and an 18-6 record. Senior Kayla Miller received all-state honorable mention after batting .400.
Junior Austin Mesenbrink was chosen most valuable player for the Pequot Lakes Patriots at a team banquet on Thursday, June 5. Mesenbrink was an All-Mid-State Conference pick while batting .417 and leading the Patriots with 16 RBI. He also compiled a 2.18 earned-run average with 21 strikeouts in 32 innings. Pequot Lakes junior Justin Olson and sophomore Jared Sewall received all-conference honorable mention.
The Hermantown Hawks sent the Pequot Lakes Patriots’ softball team home for the season with a 6-2 victory in the Section 7AA final on Thursday, May 29, in Cloquet. The...