Blaine based Fire SC was well represented at the weekend tournament portion of the 30th Schwan’s USA Cup as two girls teams made it to the finals of their respective divisions only to come up short against other Minnesota squads.
I’ve already been on some great fishing trips this season that have included Red Lake, the Northwest Angle and Leech Lake, with a lot more to come. Undoubtedly, the most memorable though will have been nothing exotic and as bare bones as you can get and involved a trip to a local lake to chase some little bluegills.
Blaine (21-4, 9-2) scored five times in the seventh inning for a 9-4 win at rival Coon Rapids in Metro Minny League play July 9.
Mike and Ryan Olson were just little tykes – hardly bigger than the walleye on the stringer – when their dad taught them how to bait a hook and drop a line.
Chris Carroll was introduced as the new Blaine boys’ hockey head coach to a standing ovation during a team meeting of returning Bengals hockey players before the end of the 2013-14 school year.
Paul Perez was more than a lifelong member of the athletic community in Coon Rapids.
Perez, 59, was heavily involved in the Coon Rapids Athletic Association and Coon Rapids National Little League as coach, official and administrator for more than four decades. He died as a result of diabetes complications June 30.