Pine River-Backus speech team students came home with ribbons in their first tournament of the season Monday, Feb. 4, in Blackduck.

Earning ribbons of excellence and taking first in at least one round of competition were Emma Gearns in drama, Allie Yost in creative expression, Randall Yost and Cody Deplazes in duo, and Ava Deplazes and Olivia Anderson in duo.