Sports

Pitcher/Infielder Eric Lampert, senior, Upsala-Swanville Area Lampert, the Record’s Player of the Year, was about as consistent as they come in all phases of the game for the Patriots. He went 5-1 with a 1.11 ERA, striking out a staggering 80 batters with only seven walks in 50 2/3 innings, recording back-to-back complete-game wins in [...]

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Pole Vault/Sprints/Jumps Rachelle LeBlanc, senior, Little Falls LeBlanc finishes off one of the best athletic careers in Little Falls history as the Record’s Athlete of the Year for the third time. LeBlanc proved a valuable point-earner in sprints and jumps, but her biggest impact was unquestionably in the pole vault, where she cleared 11-feet in [...]

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Throws Trysten Ross, senior, Little Falls Some athletes show marked improvement from year-to-year. Ross, the Record’s Athlete of the Year, did one better. Already one of the top throwers around when the year began, Ross turned himself into one of the best in the state, winning the Granite Ridge Conference shot put title, placing second [...]

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Little Falls’ Jake Anderson took third place at the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships and Youth Olympic Games Trials in Daytona Beach, Fla., June 12 – 15. Anderson competed in the 105 kilogram weight class in the 16 – 17 age group. Anderson snatched 103 kilograms and clean and jerked 135 kilograms for a total [...]

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Infielder  Jacquline Nichols, senior, Royalton  Nichols, the Record All-Area Player of the Year, was not only a local standout, but one of the premier players in the state this spring, being selected to play in the Minnesota All-Star Series. Nichols was nearly impossible for opposing pitchers to retire, hitting .623 with an on-base percentage of [...]

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Little Falls graduate Joey Hanowski, a sophomore on the Bemidji State University baseball team, has joined with the Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods League. Hanowski signed with the Stingers, in their fifth season in Willmar, after finishing his sophomore season at Bemidji with a .338 batting average that ranked second on the team. The Stingers have Hanowski listed [...]

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