Cydnie Polman goes up for 2 points in a crowd of Frazee defenders during Tuesday’s non-conference game against the Hornets

By Chad Koenen


New York Mills matched its season high winning streak of five games with a pair of wins against Frazee and Sebeka last week. The Eagles have just two games remaining on their schedule as they look to cement their standings in both the Park Region Conference and the sub section.

Currently the Eagles, who are 11-4 overall and 7-3 in the conference, are within striking distance of second place in both the conference and the sub section. The Henning Hornets are leading the conference with a 10-0 record with two games remaining, while Pillager is 9-3 in the conference and Menahga is 6-2 in the conference. 

Ayla Olson dribbles past a Frazee defender during last week’s game against the Hornets.

Menahga has just one conference game remaining on its schedule, while Pillager has games against both Henning and NY Mills this week.

This week the Eagles will host both Pillager and Wadena-Deer Creek, teams the Eagles beat earlier this season.

In the sub section, the Eagles are currently in second place behind just Henning, according to the QRF. The Eagles are ranked 21st in the QRF, while Lake Park-Audubon is 23rd and Underwood is 28th. NY Mills has not played LP-A (10-2 overall), but fell to Underwood  (12-3 overall) by a score of 47-38 on Jan. 16.

The sub section tournament kicks off next week. 


NY Mills had one of its best defensive games of the season on Tuesday night as the Eagles defeated Frazee in non-conference action by a score of 56-27. The 27 points surrendered was the fourth lowest total the Eagles have given up all season and marked an important win against a Class AA school.

The Eagles jumped out to an early 32-12 lead at halftime thanks to three first half 3-pointers by Bella Bauck, and 8 points apiece by Cydnie Polman and Moriah Geiser in the first half. The Eagles went on to secure the 56-27 road win.

Geiser led the way offensively with 14 points, while Bauck scored 11 points, Polman chipped in with 10 and Kali Olson scored 7 points. Megan Riedel scored 6 points, while Ayla Olson scored 5 and Anna Meech hit a 3-pointer to finish the game with 3 points.


NY Mills won its fifth straight game, and improved to 7-3 in the conference, with a 62-41 win over Sebeka on Thursday night. 

After taking a 25-19 lead at halftime, the Eagles powered past the Trojans in the second half thanks, in large part, to Kali Olson who nearly outscored the entire Sebeka team in the final 18 minutes of action. Olson scored 20 of her game-high 27 points in the second half, while the entire Trojans team scored just 22 points in the second half.

Bella Bauck also reached double-figures with 11 points, while Ayla Olson and Megan Riedel scored 9 points apiece. Aidyn Baune went 4-4 from the free throw line to finish with 4 points and Moriah Geiser rounded out the scoring with 2 points.