Boys Hockey

By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com It was a clash of strength versus strength, as the stingy defense of Little Falls met up with the high-powered offense of St. Cloud Apollo, Thursday. In the end, defense prevailed, as the Flyers used a four-goal spurt in the second period to come away with a 4-2 road [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Despite a 43-14 shot advantage, fourth-ranked and reigning state runner-up Hermantown had trouble putting away the host Little Falls boys hockey team, Saturday. But after each team traded scores in the first two periods, Hermantown converted its second power-play with six minutes to play in the third, edging past [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Sauk Rapids-Rice had an answer for the first three goals by the Little Falls hockey team, Tuesday, knotting the game up after each. But after the host Storm tied the game up once again at 3-3 with 5:08 remaining, Little Falls senior Austin Bjorge responded immediately with a demoralizing [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Little Falls barraged visiting Northern Lakes with 38 shots, turning six into goals in a 6-1 victory, Thursday. Senior Ben Newman had three of them, tallying his third hat trick of the season, while senior Spencer Fenske netted two goals and freshman Thomas Miller buried the other. Junior Mark [...]

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Boys Basketball: Upsala 71, Little Falls 67 Upsala pulled out a 71-67 overtime victory over Little Falls in Saturday’s championship game of the Little Falls holiday tournament. Junior Christian Pekarek took over down the stretch for the Cardinals, scoring seven of the team’s 16 points in the extra session, and finished with a team-high 18. [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Boys Basketball: Pierz 68, Braham 67 (OT) Pierz battled back from a 13-point second half deficit to force extra play, then clipped Braham 68-67 in Thursday’s opening round of the St. Cloud Cathedral tournament. Four players scored at least a dozen points for Pierz, led by senior Mitch Bednar, [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Area sports action from Thursday: Boys Basketball: Holdingford 52, Onamia 36 Holdingford topped Onamia 52-36 in the first round of the St. John’s Prep tournament, led by senior Alex Hiltner with 13 points and senior Brent Gerads with 11.   Boys Basketball: Albany 65, Pierz 55 Senior Mitch Bednar [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Following its first defeat of the season, the Little Falls boys hockey team took out its aggression on visiting Becker-Big Lake, Tuesday, flattening the Eagles 10-0. Seven players scored goals for the Flyers, led by senior Ben Newman with his second hat trick of the season. Senior Austin Bjorge [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Host Princeton broke a 1-1 deadlock with 3:03 remaining against Little Falls, Friday, then tacked on an empty-net goal with one second to play to earn a 3-1 win. Princeton scored midway through the first period to take a 1-0 lead, an edge it would hold through the second [...]

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