GRAND RAPIDS — The Thunderhawks tied Hermantown 1-1 in action Tuesday evening in Grand Rapids.
Cam Fox scored the lone goal in the tie against an undefeated Hawks team.
Thunderhawk coach Nick Koerbitz said it was a good match for Grand Rapids as Hermantown is one of the top teams in the section.
“We have had a tough schedule and our record doesn’t show that we are young and promising, but we sure are,” said Koerbitz. “Now all of a sudden we have younger players stepping in and we have older players coming back from injury. Now we are poised to go on a little bit of a run here; we tied and lost in overtime to the two top teams in the section.
“So all of a sudden if we start clicking which we haven’t had a chance to do yet, we are going to be really dangerous come sections and it could be really run.”
Koerbitz said the confidence level of the Thunderhawks has been raised since the beginning of the season and he added that there is no clear favorite in the section this year which means his team has a chance for some good things to occur.
“We had some older players out early and the silver lining in that is that the younger players were thrown in and now they are getting some confidence. We have older, proven players coming back from injury and we are going to be a team that no one wants to see in about a month or so.”
Koerbitz said it has been a next-man-up mentality for the team as it has dealt with injuries, some major and some minor.
“The players have handled the pressure really well,” Koerbitz explained. “As far as what we need to work on, it really is to gain the mental edge that we are towards the top of the section and can win games. We have had some heartbreakers early but winning the key moments; you can work so hard for 80 minutes and then there is a breakdown here or somebody on the other team steps up to make a play on the other end of the field can make such a difference. So, we are doing 90 percent of the things really well but we are still having a few breakdowns in those key moments that will go away with experience.”
Grand Rapids 3
North Branch 0
The Thunderhawks defeated North Branch 3-0 on Saturday,
Cam Fox, Andrew Graberkewitz and Risto Borgman all found the back of the net for Grand Rapids. Zac Ortman had two assists.
Grand Rapids 3
The Thunderhawks downed Proctor 3-1 in play Monday at Noble Hall Field.
Andrew Graberkewitz scored twice for Grand Rapids in the match while Blake Henrichsen also scored. Cam Fox assisted on both of Graberkewitz’s tallies while Ian Salmela notched an assist on Henrichsen’s goal.
Hill City/Northland 38
HILL CITY — The Hill City/Northland (HCN) football team defeated Floodwood 38-6 in action Friday.
HCN amassed 482 rushing yards in the contest on 49 carries to get the victory. Tucker Holm had 184 yards on nine carries and scored three touchdowns while Carter Ammermann picked up 112 yards on 13 carries and scored a touchdown. Vinny Ruschmeier gained 101 yards on 11 carries and reached the end zone once.
Defensively, Ammermann had four solo tackles and five assists while Jonathan Gowell had one solo tackle and assisted on four others. Eli Murray recorded two solo tackles, three assists and one quarterback sack while Ruschmeier had two solo tackles and three assists.
“The team played well in getting our first victory of the year,” said HCN coach Adam Johnson. “The offensive line of Brenden Humphrey, Andrew Major, Matt Clarke, Eli Murray and Jonathan Gowell did an outstanding job and our entire defense played a great game.”
The next game for the Storm is Friday, Sept. 20, in Remer against Bigfork.
BIGFORK — The Bigfork High School football team lost to Kelliher-Northome 50-0 in action Friday at Bigfork.
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COLERAINE — The Greenway High School volleyball team defeated Chisholm in three games Monday.
The Raiders won the games by the scores of 25-14, 25-18, and 25-17.
Abby Thompson had 10 kills, 17 digs, two blocks and was 10-out-of-10 in the serving department for Chisholm and Jordan Temple had three kills, three digs, 21 set assists and was also 10-for-10 in serving. Kaija Gams finished with 11 digs.
Claire Vekich recorded a dominant 20 kills and nine digs for Greenway while Mikhara Anderson had five kills and eight digs. Lexi Hammer finished with 26 set assists, five digs and three ace serves while and Kaisa Reed had 10 digs’. Libby Vekich finished with eight digs.