Freshman midfielder Taylor Birkey of the Grand Rapids High School girls soccer team passes to a teammate in recent action.

PRINCETON — The Grand Rapids High School girls soccer team improved to 2-0 for the season as it defeated Princeton 4-2 in action on the road Saturday at Princeton.

Freshman Natalee Bushman and senior Ellie Tillma continued their hot scoring as Bushman netted two goals and Tillma added another.

Tillma scored the first goal unassisted for the Thunderhawks, and Taylor Birkey followed with Rapids’ second goal on an assist from Tillma.

Bushman scored the final two goals for the Thunderhawks as Taelyn Pomplun assisted on the first tally and Birkey assisted on the second goal.

The team was at home against North Branch on Tuesday and will play host to Two Harbors on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. at Noble Hall Field in Grand Rapids.

Girls Tennis

Grand Rapids Triangular

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids/Greenway girls tennis team dropped a pair of dual matches on Friday during a triangular at the Grand Rapids Middle School Tennis Courts.

The Thunderhawks lost to a pair of good teams, falling to Duluth East 4-3 and to Thief River Falls by a 6-1 margin.

On Tuesday, the Thunderhawks beat Hermantown 7-0.

The tennis team will be on the road for triangulars on Aug. 28 and 29.

Following are results of the two matches

TRF Falls 6


A tough Thief River Falls team defeated the Thunderhawks 6-1 in action on Friday.

Thief River Falls won three of the four singles matches and swept all three doubles matches in the victory.

The lone GRG point came at fourth singles where Taryn Hamling defeated Brooklyn Brouse 6-2, 6-4.

Duluth East 4


GRG coach Lew Smiley said recently that his doubles teams are a work in progress in the early season and it showed in this 4-3 loss to Duluth East.

The Thunderhawks captured three of the four singles matches but lost all three doubles matches as the Greyhounds took the win.

Picking up points for GRG were in second singles where Jordan Troumbly stopped Annabelle Humphreys of Duluth East 6-4, 6-0; in third singles where Emily Hill was victorious over Elley Graysmark 6-1, 6-0, and in fourth singles as Taryn Hamlingbeat Isla Pepinjak 6-4, 6-0,


Hermantown 0

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids defeated Hermantown 7-0 on Tuesday at home.

Winning singles matches for Grand Rapids were Eva Kangas, Jordan Troumbly, Emily Hill and Taryn Hamling.

The doubles teams of Kalei Dowell/Courtney Brandt, Caroline Ahcan/HannahLaFrenier, and Raina Froehlich /Hannah LaFrenier all tookvictories.

TRF 6, GRG 1

First Singles: Emma Fagerstrom, TRF, def. Jordan Troumbly, GRG, 6-1, 6-3

Second Singles: Brooklyn Broadwell, TRF, def. Emily Hill, GRG, 7-6 (5), 6-4

Third Singles: Ava Yuska, TRF, def. Kalei Dowell, GRG, 6-2, 6-2

Fourth Singles: Taryn Hamling, GRG, def. Brooklyn Brouse, TRF, 6-2, 6-4

First Doubles: Khloe Lund/Bela Nelson, TRF, def. Nicholle Ramirez/Courtney Brandt, GRG, 6-2, 6-0.

Second Doubles: Brea Prickett/Gabby Steele, TRF, def. Caroline Ahcan/Hailey LaFrenier, GRG, 6-1, 6-1

Third Doubles: Trista Spears/Bell Hamre, TRF, def. Hannah LaFrenier/Raina Froehlich, GRG, 6-2, 6-2

Duluth East 4, GRG 3

First Singles: Aili Hietala, DE, def. Eva Kangas, GRG, 6-0, 6-0

Second Singles: Jordan Troumbly, GRG, def. Annabelle Humphreys, DE, 6-4, 6-0

Third Singles: Emily Hill, GRG, def. Elley Graysmark, DE, 6-1, 6-0

Fourth Singles: Taryn Hamling, GRG, def. Isla Peplnjak, DE, 6-4, 6-0

First Doubles: Maggie Dayette/Saijal Vacek, DE, def. Kalei Dowell/Courtney Brandt, GRG, 6-3, 6-3

Second Doubles: Cursta Dimberio/Greta Anderson, DE, def. Caroline Ahcan/Nicholle Ramirez, GRG, 6-2, 6-2

Third Doubles: Catherine Karakas/Ally Johnson, DE, def. Hailey LaFrenier/Hannah LaFrenier, GRG, 6-0, 6-1

GRG 7, Hermantown 0

First Singles: Eva Kangas, GRG, def. Drew Gray, H, 6-0, 6-0

Second Singles: Jordan Troumbly, GRG, def. Gabi Johnson, H, 6-0, 6-0

Third Singles: Emily Hill, GRG, def. Aurora Opsahl, H, 6-0, 6-2

Fourth Singles: Taryn Hamling, GRG, def. Eiley Kuhlmey, H, 6-0, 6-0

First Doubles: Kalei Dowell/Courtney Brandt, GRG, def. Olivia Hintsala/Lauren Palokangas, H, 6-0, 7-5

Second Doubles: Caroline Ahcan/Hannah LaFrenier, GRG, def. Andi Swanson/Hailey Londrigren, H, 6-1, 6-0

Third Doubles: Hailey LaFrenier/Raina Froelich, GRG, def. Reese Heitzman/Jessie Yukowski, H, 6-3, 0-6, (10-8).

Boys Soccer

East Grand Forks 3

Grand Rapids 2

EAST GRAND FORKS — The Grand Rapids High School boys soccer team jumped out to a lead in action Friday in East Grand Forks, but it could not hold the two-goal lead as East Grand Forks took a 3-2 win.

Junior attacker Nic Langlois scored both Grand Rapids goals in the loss.

The Thunderhawks’ game against Two Harbors on Aug. 26, was postponed due to inclement weather. The team was on the road at Hibbing on Tuesday and will be on the road to Chisago Lakes on Thursday, Aug. 29.


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