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Bromen defends Northland title

Paige Bromen of Stillwater, Minn., won the Northland Ladies Invitational for a third consecutive year, posting an 11-over-par 155 total to win by five strokes Tuesday at Northland Country Club.

Bromen, a former University of Minnesota golfer, shot rounds of 79 and 76 for the 36-hole event. Despite finishing six shots off her pace from a year ago, Bromen defeated Claudia Pilot (78-82—160) by five strokes.

Betsy Aldrich was third at 162.


UMD pair among hall entrants

The 1982 Prince Albert Raiders, including former Minnesota Duluth standouts Bill Watson and Mark Odnokon, were inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame on Friday night in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

That Raiders team won the fourth and final Centennial Cup championship.

Watson, a left winger who captured the 1985 Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the top player in NCAA Division I, scored 89 goals and totaled 210 points in just 108 career games. Odnokon scored 39 goals and totaled 119 points in 164 career games at left wing.

Among others on the list were former NHL players Brian Propp, who played for four professional teams including the Minnesota North Stars, and the late Brad McCrimmon, who played more than 1,200 games in the NHL before tragically dying in a plane crash with the Russian team he coached three years ago.

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Two triathlons set for Sunday

Fans of short- and long-course triathlons can both be satisfied Sunday morning as two Northland triathlons will be held.

The Duluth Triathlon includes a 1.2-mile swim off Island Lake, 20 miles north of Duluth, a 56-mile bike race and a 13.1-mile run. That’s half the distance of the famed Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, with the swim starting at 8.

The Buzz Ryan Sprint Triathlon follows at 9 a.m. A 500-yard swim race is followed by a 10-mile bike race and a 2.5-mile run that ends at the Island Lake Inn.