Hanowski signs National Letter of Intent with Bemidji State

Little Falls senior Joey Hanowski signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at Bemidji State University, Thursday, with his parents at his side. Pictured during the ceremony at Little Falls Community High School are (from left): Julie, Joey and John Hanowski.

Little Falls senior Joey Hanowski signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his athletic career at Bemidji State University, Thursday.

Hanowski, a two-sport standout for the Flyers, will play baseball for the Beavers.

He has been a three-year starter for the varsity baseball team, beginning when he hit .350 as a sophomore.

As a junior, he hit .393 with 37 RBIs and five home runs, earning him All-Central Lakes Conference, All-Section and Morrison County Record Player of the Year awards.

Hanowski also helped lead the Flyers to the state tournament in hockey this winter with 36 goals and 28 assists.

At the conclusion of the tournament, he was named the Class A recipient of the Herb Brooks award, “Given to the Minnesota state hockey tournament player who most strongly represents the values, characteristics and traits that defined Herb Brooks,” according to the Herb Brooks Foundation.

Riley Hirsch, who also plays baseball for Bemidji, was the first Little Falls player to win the award in 2009.

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