10 Years Ago
Aug. 9, 2009-Katie McBride and Emma Nelson of the ICC softball team were named First Team All-State and First Team All-Division. McBride also was named First Team NJCAA All-American.
Aug. 12, 2009-Jeff Hart claimed the Modified win at the Tom Clusiau Grand Rapids Speedway. Other feature winners included Jeff Tardy, Dan Ebert, Bobby Carlson and Kevin Perkovich.
Aug. 12, 2009-Three generations crossed the finish line at Grandma’s Marathon. They were Allen Jones, 67, son Anthony Jones, 42, and grandson Austin Jones, 16.
Aug. 12, 2009-Long-time Grand Rapids boys soccer assistant coach Emmet Stemwedel is the new head coach of the Thunderhawk girls soccer team.
Aug. 12, 2009-Local fishing guide Tom Neustrom has been inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame.
25 Years Ago
Aug. 7, 1994-The Rapids Legion baseball team won two games in the District 8 Tournament. It beat Virginia 12-1 as Jon Cleveland and Mark Hanson each had a double and a home run. Brian Simonson was winning pitcher. Rapids then pounded International Falls 11-1 as Dan Piiola had three hits and Cleveland hit a two-run homer.
Aug. 7, 1994-The Marble Legion baseball team beat Duluth Lakeview 7-1 as Adam Carlson was winning pitcher and Jerry Gernander and Tim Kalisch both had two hits. Marble then lost to Hibbing 2-0 as Mike Gustavsson hurled a two-hitter for Hibbing. Jamie Steinberg was losing pitcher.
Aug. 7, 1994-Champps/Dudley was undefeated in winning the Tall Timber Days Men’s Softball Tournament.
Aug. 10, 1994-Hibbing won the District 8 Legion baseball title by beating Grand Rapids in eight innings 4-3 on a game-winning double by B.J. Willis. Chris Brown was losing pitcher.
50 Years Ago
Aug. 7, 1969-The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce confirmed plans to sponsor the first Minnesota State Championship Snowmobile Races on Dec. 20 and 21.
Aug. 7, 1969-The Grand Rapids Eagles baseball team will meet its biggest test of the season when they meet the Lakehead All Stars in a two-game series. The Eagles, 23-2, are managed by Mike Mandich and coach Sid Hinds. Members of the Eagles include Bob Streetar, Bob Gernander, Terry Houwman, Bob Perry, Gene Gustason, Tom Kinnunen, Tom Peluso, Greg Andrews, Donny Anderson, Tom Epperly, Bob Lacroix, Roger Anderson, Tom Eilertson and Doyle Hartji.
Aug. 7, 1969-H&S Auto defeated Ray’s Sports Shop for the men’s slo-pitch league title.
Aug. 7, 1969-Ray’s Sport and Cycle Shop fastpitch softball team won the Littlefork Tournament. Leading the way were Lyle Edgeton, Rudy Prazak, Danny Anderson, Ron Schafer, Chuck Moen and Dennis Bowman.
Aug. 11, 1969-Steensland and Nolan belted two-run homers as Balsam beat Inger 5-4. Bowstring had a homer for Inger. Nolan was winning pitcher.