The Bombers saw their nearly season-long winning streak come to an end last week, as they finished off their regular season by dropping two games. Before that, however, Braham did up the streak by two games in convincing fashion.
The two wins for the Bombers came over Isle by a score of 18-4 and Onamia by a score of 11-1. The two losses came at the hands of section foe Hinckley-Finlayson by a score of 5-4 and Pine City by a score of 4-3.
The Bombers now head into the playoffs after being given the #2 seed in the Section 5A East subsection. They will face McGregor/Cromwell in the opening round of the tournament on Thursday, May 23.
The Bombers have their backs against the wall after going 1-1 so far in the Section 5A East subsection tournament.
The team staved off immediate elimination from the tournament by topping McGregor in a thrilling, nine-inning affair on Monday, May 20. The following day, however, Braham lost a slugfest to Isle by a score of 19-12. They will now face Hinckley-Finlayson on Thursday, May 23, with every game going forward being a “win-or-go-home” scenario.
Prior to the start of the subsection tournament, the Bombers took three games on the chin, losing by lopsided scores of 12-3 to Isle, and 20-1 and 12-2 to rival Rush City.
Boys and Girls track and field
The Bombers hosted the Great River Conference meet on Tuesday, May 14, with several athletes picking up solid results.
As usual, Hannah Cornelius earned a trifecta of firsts, taking the top spot in the 100, 200 and 400. Ella Doble earned a second place in the long jump, and Meegan Wickeham took third in the pole vault to round out the girls’ top-three finishes.
On the boys side, Jacob Kern took first in the 100 and 200 and the 4x100 relay also captured gold. Devin Shellito took third in the shot put and the discus to round out the boys’ top-three finishes.
Boys and Girls golf
The Bomber girls team continued to show their team strength, once again picking up the Great River Conference championship. The girls were led by Emma Downing.
For the boys, Matt Yerke earned top honors for the Bombers in the meet.