boys basketball
By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] The second annual Granite Ridge Conference (GRC) vs. Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) All Star Game was hosted by Pierz, March 28. In the girls game, the CMC team won 53-42, led by a balanced scoring attack. Kinlee Swanson of Belgrade-Brooten...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Pierz’ Aaron Weber scored 498 points this season; if he can improve that total by 35 in his senior season, he would become Pierz’ all-time leading scorer. The unique thing about that, is that Weber’s head coach, Matt Poepping’s dad, Bob...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] The Upsala boys basketball team came one game short of a third trip to the state tournament in five years. The Cardinals fell 10 points shy, in a 60-50 defeat to Nevis in the Section 5A title game, March 6 in Wadena. Upsala trailed by eight at ...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Pierz’ boys basketball season ended Saturday, Feb. 28 in the semifinals of the Section 6AA North Tournament in a 76-51 loss to top-seeded Sauk Centre. The Pioneers played right with the Mainstreeters in the first half, trailing 38-32 at halft...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Three Section 5A South wins later, and Upsala is 15-13, and still in contention for a Section 5A crown and a state berth. The Cardinals topped Isle 70-54 in round one action, Feb. 26. Seniors Aidan Guthrie (23 points) and Jeremy Halverson (18 p...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Royalton boys basketball concluded its season with a South Sub-Section 5A play-in loss, Monday. The Royals, the No. 9 seed, lost to eighth-seeded Ogilvie, 48-39. Shane Vannurden led the Royals with 12 points in the loss, and the Royals trailed ...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Both Pierz and Holdingford ended their regular seasons with a pair of losses. The Pioneers fell to 24-1 Maple Lake, 84-58, Feb. 19. The Irish scored as many points in the first half as the Pioneers did all game, leading 58-38 at halftime. Nick ...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Little Falls advanced past second-seeded Alexandria in the quarterfinals of the 8AAA Sub-Section quarterfinals, by upsetting the Cardinals 67-56. The No. 7 Flyers shot well, nearly 60 percent from the field, and led by as much as 27 points in t...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Avenging a 68-55 loss to Upsala, Jan. 6, the Swanville Bulldogs cruised to a 62-48 win over the Cardinals, Feb. 12. The Bulldogs put on a show on both sides of the court all game for a packed home crowd. It began early, as Swanville led 36-16 a...Read More
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