The Grand Rapids softball team kept its season alive with a pair of wins in the Section 7AAA tournament in Cloquet Saturday.

After dropping their opening game of the tournament to Hermantown, 6-2, last Tuesday, the Thunderhawks picked up a 9-5 win over Princeton, then followed up with an 11-2 win over North Branch.

Grand Rapids, the No. 6 seed, played No. 3 Hermantown Tuesday in Lindstrom. The other remaining teams No. 1 Cloquet and No. 2 Chisago Lakes also played Tuesday.


Lightning top St. Paul, Moorhead

The Grand Rapids/Greenway girls lacrosse team wrapped up regular season play with a couple of wins. The Lightning topped St. Paul, 17-1, Friday and Moorhead, 13-9, Saturday.

In the win over St. Paul, Hailee Ohrn led GRG scoring seven goals. Abby Bauman had six goals, while Kamryn Klinefelter, Brie Carlson, Caroline Ahcan and Lexi Lindgren each had a score.

Ohrn scored eight goals in the win over Moorhead, while Bauman had four. Ahcan had a goal with two assists.

Orhn finished the regular season with 65 goals and five assists. Bauman was second on the team with 30 goals.

GRG (5-6) is the No. 10 seed in the Section 7A tournament and played at No. 7 Coon Rapids Tuesday.

The Grand Rapids (4-8) boys are also a No. 10 seed in their section and played at No. 7 Forest Lake Tuesday.

Baseball Playoffs

The baseball playoffs get underway this week. In Section 7AAA, Grand Rapids is the No. 1 seed and hosted No. 8 Hibbing Tuesday.

In Section 7AA, Greenway is a No. 12 seed and played No. 5 Proctor Tuesday in Nashwauk.

In Section 7A, Deer River is a No. 5 seed and played No. 5 North Woods Tuesday in Virginia. Nashwauk-Keewatin is a No. 2 seed and played No. 7 Mountain Iron-Buhl Tuesday in Cohasset.

In Section 5A, Hill City/Northland is a No. 5 seed and played at No. 1 Sebeka Tuesday. They opened the section tournament with an 8-3 win over No. 4 Pine River-Backus last Thursday.


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