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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Benson, Laudon and Leintz recognized as BHS Student-Athletes of the Week Sean Benson and Aaron Leintz. Not pictured: Brady Laudon May 14-- Three juniors have been recognized as the Bagley High School Student-Athletes of the Week. Brady Laudon, : Aaron Leintz (boys' golf) and Scan Benson (softball) turned in outstanding pei'formances recently and have led their respective teams this spring. Scan is the starting pitcher for the Flyers softball team. The team recently completed its regular season with an overall record of 14-6. Sean pitched a four-hit shutout against the Northern Freeze and then threw a three-hit and 12-strikeout performance against Fosston as the Flyers recorded two wins. Scan earned All-Conference recognition in basketball this past winter and was also an All-Conference and All- Section performer in softball last spring. The softball team started tournament play on May 22. Aaron and Brady have been the leaders of the boys golf team all season. Aaron recently won the Ada-Borup Pine to Prairie meet, and Brady finished first at the Warroad 18-hole Invitational. Currently, Aaron leads the conference in the individual standings and Brady is in fourth place overall. The Flyers are in position to win the Pine to Prairie Conference boys golf title with one meet remaining. Bagley hosted a pre-sub meet Tuesday, May 22 and will host an 8AA Sub-Section meet on Thursday, May 31. Aaron has been an outstanding player for the Flyer football and hockey teams as well. Brady is also a strong contributor for the boys basketball team. Aaron, Brady and Sean are also outstanding students in addition to their athletic participation. BHS sports Schedule Baseball Thursday, May 24 Park Rapids 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 8AA Pigtail at HS TBA Junior Varsity Thursday, May 24 Park Rapids 4:30 p.m. Girls and Boys Track Thursday, May 24 @ Mahnomen Sub-section 29A TBA Softball Thursday, May 24 Section 8AA Playins @ TRF and Frazee TBA Tuesday, May 29 Section 8AA Qrtrs/Semis @ TBD TBA Boys Golf Thursday, May 31 @ Bagley/Subsection TBA Girls Golf Thursday, May 31 @ Crookston/Subsection TBA Huschle among qualifiers for NCAA West Preliminaries VERMILLION, S.D. - - The South Dakota track and field teams have qualified 13 individuals for the West Preliminary Round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, which were announced Thursday by the NCAA. The 13 individuals - - eight women and five men -- are the most the Coyotes have sent to the meet since moving to Division I, and the most of any Summit League track and field program. The 13 athletes who qualified and will compete at the West Preliminaries on May 24-26 in Austin, Texas, also reflect how well the Coyotes rank nationally. The women are ranked 672 , which is the best of any Summit League school, including league champion North Dakota State (which is 1582 ) and rival South Dakota State (142nd); the men are ranked 1192 , ahead of both Summit League rivals South Dakota State ( 1372) and North Dakota State (1802). Five Coyote women's individuals qualified for a second straight year. Qualifying for the first time for the women include sophomore Kate Wellensiek (Cook, Neb.) and freshmen Emily Grove (Pontiac, Ill.) and Analisa Huschle (Bagley). Eight of the individuals who qualified for regions hold school records in their events. Huschle qualified in the long jump at 19-2 1/2, a mark she attained at the Nebraska Invitational on May 5. The top 12 finishers in each event at the West Preliminaries qualify for the NCAA National Championships, to be held June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa. CHEER ON THE FLYERS Flyer baseball action.... On the mound for the Flyers, Jesse Dukek throws the heat. The Bagley High School baseball players had perfect weather Thursday, May 17, when the Warroad Warriors came to Brustad Field. Kyler LaVine (12) slides safely into second during the first inning. Determination is written on the face of junior Scan LaVine as he steps into the batter's box. (Photos by Janey Merschman) Throwing off the gear, catcher Riley Knutson snags this foul ball for the final out of the inning. One more home game for the Flyers is set for May 24. Flyer softball team finishes regular season with two wins The Flyer fastpitch softball team wrapped up their regular season schedule with wins over Lake Park/Audubon, and Crookston. They have a 14-6 record going into the tournaments and finished 5-3 in the Pine-to-Prairie Conference. Bagley traveled to Audubon where they defeated Lake Park/Audubon 6-1. In the second inning Hannah Neeland scored the first run after a hit, two stolen bases, and a passed ball. In the fifth inning the Flyers scored one more run with hits by Riley Thoma and Meghan Kaiser. Sean Benson led off the top of the sixth inning with a single and was driven in with a double by Marye Carson. The Flyers picked up three more runs in the top of the seventh inning with singles by Sierra Spray and Andrea Hood, a walk to Hannah Neeland and a double by Jenna Kaiser. Pitcher Sean Benson allowed only six hits and two walks while recording nine strikeouts. - Bagley defeated Crookston by the score of 10-5 in a home game. Hannah Neeland led the offense with three hits in four at bats. She hit a triple and a double and scored two runs. Riley Thoma, Cassidy Ham, Sierra Spray and Meghan Kaiser had two hits each to score the runs. In their last home game of the 2012 season, the BHS girls softball team met the Crookston Pirates May 17. Confident at the plate, second baseman Riley Thoma wants an RBI. (Photos by Janey Merschman) FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Ba$1ey, Minnesota - Pae 6 Flyers boys golfers finish I st in the Pine to Prairie Conference Leintz ranked first in PTP Conference The Bagley Flyers boys golf team finished in first place in the 2012 Pine to Prairie Conference standings, with four golfers earning All- Conference Honors. Aaron Leintz finished in first place in the conference with a scoring average of 37.33; Brady Laudon finished tied for third with a scoring average of 39.17; Chase Netland finished tied for fifth with a scoring average of40.17; and Brenton Bergh finished in eighth with a scoring average of 40.50. The Bagley Flyers finished with 456.70 team points, well ahead of second place Mahnomen with 369.00 team points and Fosston who was in third with 357.70 team points. Lake Park - Audubon Invite: Bagley Flyers placed second for the first time this season as a team behind Mahnomen. The team score for Mahnomen was 161, and the Bagley team score was 169. Aaron Leintz finished in third with a score of 40. Other Flyer scores: Brady Laudon - 43, Trevor Willberg - 43, Brenton Bergh - 43, Chase Netland -- 44, and Jack Laudon - 47. Ada Invite: Bagley Flyers came out on top over Mahnomen with a team score of 150, while Mahnomen had a team score of 156 and Fosston was in third with a score of 164. Aaron Leintz was first with a 36, Brenton Bergh second with 37, Chase Netland fourth with 38, Brady Laudon tied for fifth with 39, Jack Laudon tied for eighth with 40 and Brady Anderson had 44. RLF Invite: Bagley finished in first with a team score of 154, ahead of Fosston with at 165. Aaron Leintz was first with a score of 37; Brady Laudon second with 38, Brady Anderson tied for third with 39, Chase Netland sixth with 40. Other Flyer scores: Jack Laudon - 43 and Brenton Bergh - 43. Fertile Invite: Bagley Flyers finished in first place with a score of 172, and Norman County East was in second with a score of 177. The Bagley Flyers did not golf as well as they would have liked in Fertile. Aaron Leintz shot 42, Jack Laudon 43, BradyAnderson 43, Brady Laudon 44, Chase Netland 44 and Brenton Bergh 44. Bagley Flyers boys golf team competes against Sub-section 8AA teams The Bagley Flyers golf teams competed in the Pine to Prairie Conference against 8A schools, but when it comes to tournament time, they compete against the 8AA teams to advance to sections and then to state. Recently, the Flyers competed and golfed well against their tournament competition. Warroad Invite: The Flyers placed second as a team with a score of 324, one shot behind Warroad with a team score of 323. Brady Laudon was medalist with a score of 76. Other Flyer scores: Aaron Leintz - 80, Chase Netland - 84, Jack Laudon - 84, Brenton Bergh - 94, and Brady Anderson - 104. Thief River Falls Invite: The Flyers finished in second place with a score of 308. Roseau was first with a score of 297, and Warroad was third with 314. Aaron Leintz finished third with a score 73. Other Flyer scores: Brady Laudon - 76, Chase Netland - 79, Brenton Bergh - 80, Brady Anderson - 85 and Jack Laudon - 87. Roseau Invite: Bagley, Flyers finished third with a score of 321. Roseau was first with 305, and Crookston was second with a team score of 312. Aaron Leintz finished fourth with a score of 75. Other Flyer scores: Chase Netland - 80, Brady Laudon - 82, Brenton Bergh- 84, Jack Laudon - 84 and Brady Anderson - 96. Bagley to host boys Sub- section: The 8AA Sub-section Boys Tournament will be held at the Twin Pines Golf Course here in Bagley on May 31, with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The 8AA Sub-section Girls Tournament will be held at Minawka Golf Course in Crookston on May 31, with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Good Luck to both the boys and girls Flyer golf teams! The Flyers depend on solid pitching from Sean Benson. Safe at second, senior Cassidy Ham looks to see if she can third. Jenna Kaiser heads to first base. ( i