10 Years Ago
May 16, 2010-The ICC softball team knocked off Central Lakes 6-0 and Rainy River 4-3 to advance to the Region 13B finals. In the win over Central Lakes, Katie McBride pitched the shutout and struck out 13 while Cassie Clarke and Rosenow hit home runs. In the victory over Rainy River, McBride pitched another complete game and struck out 16. Brooke Geisler and Emma Nelson led the offense.
May 16, 2010-In high school softball action, Grand Rapids tipped Nashwauk-Keewatin 5-2. Anya Olson hurled a one-hitter for the Thunderhawks and struck out 11 while Leah Fillman was losing pitcher.
May 16, 2010-Dan Clafton, general manager and owner of the Minnesota Crunch, announced the signing of Justin Quocksister as head coach of the Crunch for the coming season.
May 16, 2010-The Rapids girls golf team took first in the Cloquet Invitational. Mikki Kromy of the T’Hawks was medalist with a 77 while Katie Sheetz had an 84.
May 19, 2010-The ICC softball team dismantled Central Lakes 9-2 to claim the Region 13 B championship and a spot in the NJCAA National Tournament at Grand Rapids. Cassie Clarke had a home run while Katie McBride and Brooke Geisler both drove in three runs.
May 19, 2010-In baseball action, Rapids thumped Hibbing 10-3 as Aaron Foss was winning pitcher while Kyle Kleinendorst hit a home run. In other games, the Thunderhawks beat Princeton but lost games to Brainerd, Duluth East and Coon Rapids. Deer River lost to Cherry 5-4 and then to Chisholm 4-2. Cole Knudson and Kenny Benham each had two hits against Cherry while Knudson had three hits against Chisholm. Greenway beat International Falls 4-3 as Zach Thompson and Adam Mendoza hit home runs. The Raiders also beat Littlefork-BIg Falls 12-1 as Alex Troumbly was winning pitcher. Thompson, Derek Bundy and Troumbly all had three hits.
May 19, 2010-In softball play, Hill City beat Chisholm 12-4 as Crystal Koran and Courtney Johnson led the way offensively and Kassi Neary was winning pitcher. Rapids beat Superior 1-0 as Anya Olson hurled the shutout. Nashwauk-Keewatin beat Duluth Central 15-1 as Leah Fillman, Elizabeth Sletten and Jenna Massingill led the offense.
May 19, 2010-The Rapids boys golf team placed fourth at the Northern Invitational at Giants Ridge. Thunderhawks Matt McClure and Austin Fowler earned All-Tournament honors. The girls team placed second in an invite at Staples as Mikky Kromy earned All-Tournament honors in placing third.
May 19, 2010-The ICC baseball team won one of three games at the Minnesota state tournament. The Vikings were stunned by St. Cloud Tech 7-4 in the opener. Dane Carlson, Marcus Riewer and Kevin Daudt led ICC. The Vikings beat Mesabi 9-2 as Joe Ramberg was winning pitcher and Daudt led the offense. ICC lost to Dakota County 12-6 to be eliminated as Tyler Blomberg was losing pitcher. Sam Solberg led the offense.
May 19, 2010-The Rapids girls track and field team won an IRC meet in Grand Rapids. Placing first for the T’Hawks were Jenna Gillson, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, Lindsy Mattson, 100 dash, 200 dash and long jump, Candace Cottingham, 3,200 run, Karley Petersen, pole vault, Koss, triple jump, and Erinn Eidelbes, shot put. Mika LaDoux of GNK won the 400 dash while Megan Sobtzak was first in the discus.
May 19, 2010-The Rapids boys track and field team won a meet in Grand Rapids. Winning events for the T’Hawks were Dustin Britten, 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, Ethan Westerlund, 100 dash, Grady Anderson, 1,600 run, Dan McGuire, 200 dash, Jake Virkus, long jump, and Mike Grossman, triple jump.
25 Years Ago
May 14, 1995-The ICC softball team beat Hibbing 13-0 and 11-3. Leah Petrich was winning pitcher in both games while Judy Peka,, Mickie Norris, Laurie Larson and Deeanna Guertin led the offense.
May 14, 1995-Area athletes taking second in the Mullins-Kohloff Invitational in Coleraine – won by Mesabi East – were Michelle Antonovich, Greenway, 100 dash and long jump, and Amy Fideldy, Deer River, in the 800 run..
May 14, 1995-The Rapids boys track and field team ran away with the championship of the O.J. Belluzo Meet at Chisholm. Winning events for the Indians were Joe Kaczor, 100 and 300 hurdles, Dan Drews, 200 dash, Jake Brown, long jump and triple jump, and Erik Bolme, shot put and discus.
May 14, 1995-In baseball action, Hibbing tipped Rapids 4-3 as Travis Holte took the loss on the mound. Deer River ripped Chisholm 11-2 as Mike Fairbanks had a two-run homer and Steve Thompson had three hits. Floodwood downed Hill City 6-4 as Adam Johnson had three hits. Nashwauk-Keewatin swept a doubleheader from Hermantown, winning the first game 10-0 as Vince Gangl hurled a one-hitter and struck out 13 and he added three hits. Brian Gangl was winning pitcher in the 6-3 victory in the second game and also added a bases-loaded triple. Bemidji topped Greenway 6-4 despite two hits each from the Raiders’ R.J. Herdman, Jamie Steinberg, Steve Castellano and Jeremy Tammi.
May 14, 1995-In softball action, Michelle Simmens ripped an inside-the-park grand slam homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead Grand Rapids past Virginia 9-8. Nashwauk-Keewatin beat AlBrook 11-8 as Joni Rebrovich and Laura Gustafson both had three hits for the Spartans. The Spartans also ripped Tower-Soudan 20-3 as Gustafson had three hits. Greenway beat Hill City 17-6 as Trish Savich had two hits with a home run for the Raiders. Deer River ripped Northland-Rener 23-3 as Cari Benham had a home run and Rena Ikola had four hits. Sarah Wakanabo and Nicole Goggleye both had three hits. Greenway downed Nashwauk-Keewatin 14-0 as Abbie Feldt hurled a two-hitter and Cindy Matteson and Anne Barle had two hits each.
May 14, 1995-The Rapids boys tennis team shut out Duluth Central 7-0.
May 17, 1995-Jeremy Desnoyers’ sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning drove in the winning run as Rapids beat Greenway 6-5 in 10 innings. Chris Brown was winning pitcher. Desnoyers hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Indians past Alexandria in the Halvor Johnson Invite Tourney at Moorhead. Brown was winning pitcher in relief.
May 17, 1995-Four former area baseball stars have been signed by the Hibbing Skeeters in the North Central Baseball League. They are Justin Tomberlin of Greenway, Chad Baucom, Hibbing, Ray Santelli, Virginia, and John Pettit, Cloquet.
May 17, 1995-The Rapids softball team split a pair of games, beating Proctor 9-6 as Shelly Sjostrand had three hits while Christina Burggraf and Kelly Clafton each had two. The Indians lost to Duluth Denfeld 6-2 despite two hits from Rapids’ Jessi Boatman.
May 17, 1995-The Rapids girls track and field team was first in the Hibbing Rotary Meet. Placing first for the Indians were Erikka Grose, shot put, Aimee Ross, long jump, Kris Ogle, discus, and Shannon Warner, high jump.
50 Years Ago
May 18, 1970-Record crowds of anglers and campers jammed the Cutfoot Sioux area for the windy and chilly opening of the 1970 fishing season.
May 18, 1970-Barry Lane of Grand Rapids will begin a 4,000-mile expedition from the Arctic Circle to the Gulf of Mexico by canoe.
May 18, 1970-Ed Chopp of Rapids was named MVP among hockey players in District 28 and Dave Clafton received the District 28 Most Improved Player Award.
May 18, 1970-The Rapids track and field team was second to International Falls at a meet in Aurora. Jay Columbus won the pole vault with a new record height of 12-feet, 5.75-inches. Duane Gannon was first in the mile run, George Jacobson won the high jump, and Pat Pollard was victorious in the 440 dash. Also in a competition in Cloquet, Columbus won the pole vault while Jacobson won the high jump.
May 21, 1970-Paced by double-winner Jay Columbus in the pole vault and long jump, Grand Rapids grabbed a 39-16 lead over Hibbing in the District 28 Field Championships in Coleraine.
May 21, 1970-Top shooters at the Grand Rapids Gun Club were Gary Akre, Bill Cook, John Miller and Scotty Fish.
75 Years Ago
May, 1945-Not available due to library closure.
100 years ago
May 19, 1920-Not available due to library closure.
120 years Ago
May 19, 1900-Not available due to library closure.