Sports

Penalty kill, playmakers lead Lumberjacks to win

During the second period of their West Division showdown with the Alexandria Blizzard Feb. 18, the Granite City Lumberjacks found themselves in a rut against their longtime rival. The Blizzard …
The St. Cloud Crush gymnastics team — Payton Marshall (front, from left), Maddie Anderson, Maddie Halstrom, Tasha Rice and Kendra Teff; (back, from left) Grace Stark, Madi Hengel, Bella Rudolph, Kendall Dvorak, Camryn Balfanz, Brenna Gruber and Kiera Florek – won the Section 8AA championship Feb. 16 at Moorhead High School. The Crush competed at the state team meet Feb. 23 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul.

Crush gymnasts win section, return to state

A few weeks before the start of the gymnastics season, Bella Rudolph was not sure she would even have one. Now, the Sauk Rapids-Rice senior spent the past several days preparing for the state meet. …
Sauk Rapids-Rice senior goaltender Zander Parker sprawls to make one of his 28 saves as the Storm faced Monticello in the Section 5A quarterfinals Feb. 20 at Moose Sherritt Ice Arena in Monticello. The Moose scored two third-period goals on their way to a 3-0 win.

Painfully close

The fight was certainly there. So were the goaltending and defense, along with a festive atmosphere one would expect from Minnesota playoff hockey. About the only thing lacking from Sauk …

 
Obituaries
Christopher L. Bergstraser
A Celebration of Life will be at a later date for Christopher “Chris” Bergstraser, age 36, who passed away Feb. 18, 2024, at his home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams …
Bernadine S. Wesenberg
Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 16 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Bernadine “Bernie” Wesenberg, age 97, who passed away Feb. 12, 2024, at Country Manor Health Care …
Karel L. Fleck
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Karel Fleck, age 60. The visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Karel …
Anna M. Chapman-Hilsgen
Celebration of Life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Anna Chapman-Hilsgen, age 63, who passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at the St. …
Donna Mae Morey
Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Donna Mae Morey, age 93, who passed away Saturday at St. John’s Hospital in …