The Grand Rapids softball team picked up a 12-0 win over Cherry Friday.

The Thunderhawks scored quickly, plating three runs in the first inning, then following up with a six-run second inning.

Lindsey Racine had three hits for Grand Rapids and drove in two runs. Emily Wochnick, Jess Stauffer, Kaelyn Stephens and Kaija Kinnunen each had two hits. Stauffer and Stephens also drove in a pair of runs.

Lizzy Bowman earned the win in the circle, allowing just three hits.

On Monday, the Thunderhawks dropped two games in play at Chisago Lakes. They were defeated by the home team, 4-3, and St. Francis, 12-0.

Against the Wildcats, Wochnick and Lindsey Rajala each had two hits, while Rajala drove in two runs. Anna Geislinger, Hannah Kinnunen and Lindsey Tulla also had hits for Grand Rapids.

The Thunderhawks were limited to one hit against St. Francis with Rajala connecting on a base hit.

Grand Rapids (7-7) hosted Hibbing Tuesday then heads to Bemidji Thursday, Cambridge-Isanti Friday and Cloquet Saturday.  

Boys Tennis: GRG drops three matches

The Grand Rapids/Greenway boys tennis team dropped three matches over the weekend. The Thunderhawks fell to Chisago Lakes, 5-2, Friday, then Cambridge-Isanti, 6-1, and Blaine, 6-1, Saturday.

On Friday, GRG earned its points from the singles matches. At No. 2 singles, Matthew Frimanslund had a 7-5, 6-4 win over Ethan Thompson. Dylan Owens downed Cole Otte, 7-5, 6-1 at No. 4 singles.

Against the Bengals, the Thunderhawks’ lone point came from the No. 3 doubles team of Ben Ries and David Chandler who defeated Blaine’s Mahdi Mohammed and Jake Johnston, 7-6, 7-5.

In the singles matches, Owens fell in three sets at No. 3, while Zachary Lagergren dropped a three set match at No. 4.

Matthew Frimanslund had GRG’s point against Cambridge-Isanti as he defeated the Bluejackets’ Carter Slothouber, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles.

GRG opens play in the Section 7AA team tournament Thursday.

Chisago Lakes 5, GRG 2

Singles: 1, Drew Hanson, CL, def. Dominic Nalan, 6-1, 6-0; 2, Matthew Frimanslund, GRG, def. Ethan Thompson, 7-5, 6-4; 3, Bailey Olson, CL, def. Easton Young, 6-2, 6-3; 4, Dylan Owens, GRG, def. Cole Otte, 7-5, 6-1.

Doubles: 1, Evan Ginter-Reece Lawlor, CL, def. Luc Dulong-Wyatt Simonson, 6-4, 6-3; 2, Jacob Fish-Will Anderson, CL. def. David Chandler-Grant Henrichsen, 6-4, 7-5; 3, Isaac Aldrich-Jamie Mower, CL, def. Ben Johnson-Ben Ries, 7-6, 7-5.

Blaine 6, GRG 1

Singles: 1, Logan James B, def. Nalan, 6-3, 3-0; 2, Tony Zhang, B, def. Frimanslund, 6-3, 6-2; 3, Ben Johnson, B, def. Owens, 1-6, 7-5, 10-8; 4, Josh Park, B, def. Zachary Lagergren, 6-7, 6-1, 10-6.

Doubles: 1, Tyler Guckeen-Ben Greenberg, B, def. Chandler-Young, 6-1, 6-2; 2, Clay Paquin-Ben Clark, B, def. Dulong-Simonson, 6-0, 6-1; 3, Ries-Henrichsen, GRG, def. Mahdi Mohammed-Jake Johnston, 7-6, 7-5.

Cambridge-Isanti 6, GRG 1

Singles: 1, Jacob Zacharias, CI, def. Nalan, 6-0, 6-0; 2, Frimanslund, GRG, def. Carter Slothouber, 6-4, 6-4; 3, Trisan Day, CI, def. Young, 7-6, 6-3; 4, Erik Kindem, CI, def. Owens, 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles: 1, Wyatt Jones-Ike Jarvela, CI, def. Dulong-Simonson, 6-0, 6-0; 2, Alex Magnuson-Rigo Mork, CI, def. Chandler-Henrichsen, 6-0, 6-4; 3, Kyle Haupert-Cole Olson, CI, def. Ben Johnson-Ries, 7-5, 6-2.


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