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Well that was rough. The Vikings/Packers games tend to be some of the most anticipated games of the year for Minnesota and Green Bay fans alike, but I'm sure neither one of those fanbases wants to see these two teams - both of whom are solid playoff picks - play to a 70-minute tie. The worst part is the Vikings had the Packers dead to rights with just seconds left to play, and somehow blew. Despite that, I actually saw quite a bit of good things in the team's performance. Obviously, there were some horrible, horrible points in the Vikings' performance on Sunday.
Quarterback Cale Wolf threw for four touchdowns for the Pequot Lakes Patriots, but it was not enough as the team fell in a 34-32 loss to the Perham Yellowjackets Friday, Sept. 14, in a Midwest Red Subdistrict game. Perham led 14-12 at halftime, but Pequot tallied 20 unanswered points in the second half to lead 32-14.
Bailey Wynn had 33 kills, 17 digs and eight ace serves as the Pine River-Backus Tigers swept all opponents and brought home the championship at the 33rd annual Barb Neprud Tournament in Crosby-Ironton on Saturday, Sept. 15.
In its Tuesday, Sept. 4, meeting, the Breezy Point City Council approved its preliminary 2019 general revenue tax levy of $2,042,201 - an increase of roughly 4 percent from the previous year. The council will approve its final 2019 levy during its Monday, Dec. 3, meeting. The council will not be able to exceed the amount of the preliminary levy set, but can decrease it if desired. In other action Sept. 4, the council:
After devoting decades to the hobby, local snowmobile enthusiast Dave Guenther was recently announced as a member of the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame class of 2018. The former Pequot Lakes art teacher and current Patriots track coach has been a member of the hall of fame's board of directors for roughly 12 years, and will now enter the hall in its "volunteer" category.
The Crosslake City Council unanimously approved its preliminary 2018 general revenue tax levy, collectible in 2019. Approved Monday, Sept. 10, was a levy of $3,950,587, projecting a tax rate of 30.36 percent. The council can decrease that amount when approving its final levy in December, but it cannot exceed that amount.
Megan Muller went 2-0 at No. 1 singles as the Patriots swept the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder and the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters 7-0 at the LP-GE Triangular on Monday, Sept. 10. Also going 2-0 for the Patriots were Madeline Pluimer at No. 3 singles and Riley Fogarty-Madelyn Lungren at No. 3 doubles, marking the first two wins of Lungren's varsity career. "We mixed our lineup around a little, which made it fun for the girls," coach Monica Sergent said. "Due to season match limits, I had some players sit out matches." Pequot Lakes 7, LP-GE 0
Both the Patriot girls and boys cross country teams earned individual first-place finishes and team first-place finishes at the Patriots' invitational Thursday, Sept. 6. Seventh-grader Calia Chaney earned the top spot in the girls' race - just her second career varsity race - finishing in 21 minutes, 20 seconds.
Despite being down for most of the first half, the Pequot Lakes football team persevered thanks to stifling defense and several takeaways to beat the Fergus Falls Otters 27-14 on Friday, Sept. 7. "We did great," senior Dylin Ackerman said. "We were down 14-0, but we knew we couldn't give up. They are a great team, but we came out after halftime and had the intensity from all of the interceptions."
Pequot Lakes graduate Maggie Heggerston has found success as a member of the University of Minnesota women's golf team over the past three seasons. In her final year of college golf, she will do so as the Gophers' team captain. Captains are chosen by a team vote among players and coaches. Heggerston was the unanimous choice.