March 30, 1997 — Carrie Soderman, a freshman basketball player at Itasca Community College, was named to the All-Northern Division women’s basketball team.
March 30, 1997 – Two Grand Rapids curlers, Billy Hilback and Mark Stevens, are members of two Hibbing rinks that will compete in the national Olympic qualifying round to be held in Hibbing. This gives them a chance to compete in the 1998 Olympics in Tokyo.
March 30, 1997 – Dusty Rychart, Mike Bobrowski and Eric Engesser are named to the Grand Rapids Iron Range Conference All-Conference Boys Basketball Team. Selected from Greenway was Jeff Doughty. The team is completed by Todd Ciochetto and Barry Gornick from Chisholm, Todd Bigelow and Rob LaTendresse from Hibbing, Jered Roustalainen and Tom Radtke from Mesabi East, David Nguyen from International Falls, Ed Indihar from Eveleth-Gilbert and Nick Epp from Virginia .
March 30, 1997 – Noah Rounds, Paul Kocian and Josh Powell of Bigfork, Steve Gilbert and Jason Thompson, Deer River, Jeff Doughty, Greenway, Joe Watkins, Hill City, Nathan Hiebel and David Treat, Littlefork-Big Falls, and Aaron Jackson and Kris Carlson of Northland-Remer.
March 30, 1997 – Jon Lachowitzer, a graduate of Grand Rapids High School and a freshman wrestler for the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., received the Most Valuable Wrestler Award, Most Landed Award, and the most Pins price .
April 2, 1997 – The Rapids fifth-year women’s basketball team took third place in the Minnesota Athletic Federation state tournament from Becker. The team members are Danielle Whirley, Ashley Erickson, Amy Fiala, Adrian Borg, Kristina Randall, Katie Kasper, Kate Leibfried, Kari Lunemann, Lisa Hoff, Amber Vos, Katie Helmbrecht, Jessica Dowling, Lisa Bildeaux and Amy Lucas. The coaches are Deb Fiala, Tony Erickson and Bob Leibfried.
April 2, 1997 – Several young hockey players from Grand Rapids and Greenway were selected to play in the Far North All-Star Hockey Series at Warroad. The local players named are Mathew Almquist, Brandon Hager, Aaron Whirley, Matt Miskovich and Adam Leistikow, all of Grand Rapids, as well as Joseph Badavinac and Brian Wilson of Greenway.
April 2, 1997 – Sarah Soltys, a freshman alpine skier from Grand Rapids, received a letter as a member of the St. Olaf College team.
April 2, 1997 – Grand Rapids’ Dusty Rychart was invited to play in the Minnesota Coaches All-Star Basketball Games.
April 2, 1997 – Dusty Rychart of the Rapids men’s basketball team was named Men’s Basketball Player of the Year. Eric Goerdt, Cherry, Jim Herberg, Ely, Ryan Moore, Northwestern, Wis., and Eric Sundberg, Ashland, Wis., were also named to the first team.
April 2, 1997 – A pool team from Mike’s in Bovey won second place in the state tournament. The team members are Gary Sears, Steve Meinzer, Dick Sturk, Don Foster, Mike Bibich and Roger Harju. Grand Rapids’ Rendezvous II team finished third with members Greg Mathews, Duane Gauthier, Todd Godfrey, Mike Delich and Mike Nuzum.
Mar. 30, 1972 – University of Minnesota head hockey coach Herb Brooks was the keynote speaker at the second annual Grand Rapids Hockey Banquet.
Mar. 30, 1972 – Coach Sally Curran’s female gymnasts took top honors at the North Region Invitational Meet in Aurora. Gayle Mann, Janet Fleck, Patty King and Sue German stood out for the ninth graders in Rapids. Coy Howard and Sue German did well for sophomores. Other gymnasts who have done well are Dianne Hauff, Darlene Gilbert and Jean Martin.
Mar. 30, 1972 – The top bowlers in the regional leagues were Lee Jensen, Elaine Machen, Gerry Lowe, Fred Beaty, Etta Jane Flohaug, Mary Rahne and Ione Racine.
Mar. 30, 1972 – Marv Mortenson, former All-State football player and wrestler at Grand Rapids High School, will be an assistant football coach at the University of South Dakota.
Mar. 30, 1972 – Dick Bunker and John Yurrick both did well at the NRA National Small Arms Tournament in Minneapolis.
Mar. 30, 1972 – Ross Petersen of Grand Rapids and Mike Vesel of Tower-Sudan were named to the 16th Annual WCCO Radio Basketball Team of the Year.
Mar. 30, 1972 – John Sheridan, Minneapolis Patrick Henry, Steve Eichorn, Edina, Mike Newton, Grand Rapids, Charles Zupetz, Virginia, Kelly Cahill, Grand Rapids, Peter LoPresti, Eveleth, Dick Spannbauer, Hill-Murray, John Shewchuck, South St Paul, Tom Sundberg, St. Paul Harding, Dave Otness, Edina, Paul Green, International Falls, Jim Clauson, Crookston, Dan Benzie, Grand Rapids, Peter Waselovich, International Falls Brad Morrow, Anoka, Steve Alley, Anoka, Gary Sargent , Bemidji, Jim Warden, Blake, Terry Martin, Duluth East, John Taft, Minneapolis Southwest and Warren Miller, South St. Paul. Grand Rapids’ Gus Hendrickson was Coach of the Year.
April 3, 1972 – Former Greenway High School star Tom Peluso, the WCHA’s second leading scorer, was voted All-America honor as a player for the University of Denver. He was Denver’s leading scorer with 69 points. He is now in Romania to play for an American team in a world B hockey tournament. A younger brother, Jim, also plays for Denver.
Mar. 29, 1962 – Grand Rapids High School junior Don Kuusinen, who won the regional title and finished fourth in the state wrestling tournament, was voted captain of the wrestling team for the 1962-63 season.
Mar. 29, 1962 – The top bowlers in the regional leagues were W. Smith, B. Jones, Pat Hanson, E. Jokinen and B. Benzing.
Mar. 29, 1962 – Members of the 1962 Radio All-State Hockey Team are Mike Curran, International Falls, Jim Branch, Richfield, Coach of the Year is Larry Ross of International Falls, Bruce Larson, South St Paul, Doug Woog, South St. Paul, John Torrel, Gilbert, Steve Nelson, Eveleth, Bob Lillo, Roseau, Jerry Swenson, Roseau, Paul Rygh, Roseau, Jim Boosalis, Minneapolis Washburn, John Lothrop, Greenway, Mike Tok, Greenway, Richard Swenson, Minneapolis Roosevelt, Bill Johnson, St. Paul Washington, Keith Christiansen, International Falls, and Don Milette, International Falls.
April 2, 1962 – Work will begin this spring on another recreation improvement on the upper Mississippi River lakes in this area. Under a bid of $1,547 from Gene Brink of Grand Rapids, a new parking area at the Leech Lake Dam at the Federal Dam will be developed.
Ed. note: Some pages were missing from the April 2, 1962 edition.