Bomber Soundbites

Rush City/Braham’s Devin Shelito took third place at 285 pounds during the North Branch Invite on Friday, Jan. 18.


 Boys basketball

Riding a four-game winning streak, the Bombers have climbed back to the .500 mark on the season with a pair of victories last week.

The first win came over Aitkin, where the Bombers clamped down on the Gobblers defensively, only allowing 33 points in the 53-33 win. Both Yerke brothers racked up double digits in points, with Zach leading the way with 14 and Matt close behind with 12. Kevin Laman also had 12 points in the win.

Three days later, Braham edged out a 62-60 win over Isle.

Girls basketball

The Bombers went 1-1 on the week, losing 52-37 to Aitkin on Tuesday, Jan. 15, but then rebounding with a resounding 60-21 win over Isle two days later.

Braham had balanced scoring in the victory, with eight players cracking the scorebook. Hannah Cornelius led the way with 17 points. Mindy Campbell added 10 points as the only two players to reach double digits in scoring.

Braham’s season record now sits at 5-12.


RC/B competed in one dual match last week, then made the short trip to North Branch to compete in the North Branch Invite.

Against Mille Lacs, the team fell 48-24 to the Raiders. The match featured all but two weights ending via pinfall or forfeit, and all of RC/B’s wins coming via pins by Isaak Coolidge (106 pounds), Landon Umbreit (120 pounds), Logan Niessen (132 pounds) and Daniel Mielke (160 pounds).

At North Branch, RC/B earned five top-three finishes, coming in seventh out of eight teams. 

Anthony Hermanson was the lone champion for RC/B, taking first at 152 pounds. At 160 pounds, Mielke captured second place. Niessen, Masyn Longren (182 pounds) and Devin Shelito (285 pounds) each took third place.


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