Sports Briefs

Three LF graduates earn 

Academic All-UMAC honors

Three Little Falls graduates earned Academic All-Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) distinction for achieving a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher in the fall of 2012 at the College of St. Scholastica.

Earning the honor were Austin Gessell, a sophomore on the men’s cross country team, Maggie Moe, a freshman on the women’s cross country team, and Jess Hanowski, a freshman on the volleyball team.


Eischens first, Lange and Girtz second at state

Pierz freshman Kolton Eischens took first place at 120 pounds in the ninth grade state wrestling tournament held at Champlin Park, Feb. 2.

Pierz eighth-grader Lane Girtz took second at 126 pounds and Royalton-Upsala freshman Kyle Lange took second  at 160.


LF boys basketball to host second annual alumni tourney

The Little Falls boys basketball program will have its second annual alumni tournament Saturday, Feb. 16.

This year’s tournament will be held at the middle school, with games from noon – 7 p.m.

For more information, contact boys head coach Kevin Jordan.


Firearms safety training set in Pierz and Buckman

Firearms safety classes will begin Monday, at the Pioneer Elementary School in Pierz. Registration is the first night, starting at 6:30 p.m.. Class starts at 7 p.m. A parent or guardian must be present to sign student up the first night. Class fee is $7.50, to cover cost of supplies. Adults are welcome to take the class also.

Students must be 11 years old by the first night of class. Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1979, must complete this course to be eligible to hunt.

For more information, call Shelly at (320) 277-3040, Dale at (320) 468-6223, Tommy at (218) 820-0139, or check the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Web site.

Buckman area firearms safety also starts the same night. Contact person is Ron at (320) 468-6016 or Laura at (320) 360-2568 or Tim at (320) 468-2358.


Pierz Pizzazz and Just for Kix show set in Pierz

The Pierz Pizzazz Dance Team and Just for Kix will present a dance show Saturday, Feb. 9, at Healy High School in Pierz.

Dancers will perform beginning at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Athletic Complex (MAC).

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. Carnations, roses, water bottles and more will be offered for sale.


LF to host ‘Military Family Appreciation Night’ Feb. 21

Little Falls Schools recognize the sacrifice military families, deployed soldiers and veterans give in support of the United States of America.

Little Falls Schools, in conjunction with the Yellow Ribbon Network of Morrison County, have named Thursday, Feb. 21 as “Military Family Appreciation Night.” On that evening military families and veterans are invited to attend the Flyer boys basketball game versus Rocori.

Those who are a veteran, family member of a deployed soldier, or currently serving in the military and would like to receive a free pass to the contest, may call the Little Falls Activity Department at (320) 616-2207 for details.


Meeting on softball season set for Feb. 17

An informational meeting for the upcoming softball season for all league nights in Little Falls will be held at Johnny C’s Sports Bar in Little Falls Sunday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m.

League play nights will be Tuesday – men’s; Wednesday – women’s; Thursday – co-ed and Friday – competitive men’s. For more information, call Jake at (320) 360-0200 or Joey at (320) 232-8258.


LF all-city pool tournament set for Feb. 23

A Little Falls “All-City Pool Tournament” with six participating bars will be held Saturday, Feb. 23.

Those who are interested in taking part are asked to call Dick at Whiskey River at (320) 632-5655 or John at Johnny C’s, (320) 414-0384.


Co-ed volleyball tourney to raise funds for Royalton Splash Park

A co-ed volleyball tournament is planned for Saturday, March 9, to raise funds for the Royalton Splash Park.

Co-ed volleyball teams of six, which include no more than three guys, but may include more than three girls, are guaranteed at least two games. Just 12 teams will be allowed to play.

Play will take place at the Royalton High School gymnasium, beginning about 10 a.m. No concessions will be available at the site. A text or e-mail will be sent to captains to confirm start times.

The entry fee is $90 with a 50 percent payout. The deadline to register is Tuesday, March 5.

For more information, call or text Carla at (320) 360-6490.


Winter golf tournament slated for Feb. 16 on Lake Alexander

The Lincoln Scandia Valley Lions Club is hosting its sixth annual winter golf tournament Saturday, Feb. 16, on Lake Alexander, south of Motley.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. for the two-person teams. The tourney will be played in scramble format. Those who participate are asked to bring their golf clubs and tennis balls for each person on the team.

The Clubhouse and support staff for the day will be Mike Roach and his restaurant staff at the Castaway Bar and Grill.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the local community and those in need in the Lincoln Scandia Valley area. The Lincoln Scandia Valley Lions Club is a service club organization working to improve the neighborhood. It is led by volunteers to fund humanitarian projects.

For more information, or to register a team, contact Terry Sandstrom at (218) 296-1727.