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The Holdingford 14U softball team swept a doubleheader 11-1, 8-7 over the Rox Orange, Tuesday. Courtney Theilen earned the complete-game win in the opener, striking out eight. Hannah Larson each doubled and scored twice. Jenna Scott drove in the tying run and scored the game-winner in the finale.

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The Victory League regular season came to a close and the playoffs began July 5 – 6, with two more region tournament bids locked up. Buckman took care of business in a 16-2 pounding to clinch the East Division, while Nisswa received an assist to take the North Division regular season title. Both teams earn [...]

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After a laugher in the women’s final the day prior, Sunday’s Wimbledon men’s final was truly exceptional. Novak Djokovic helped cement himself among the all-time greats, undeniably of this generation, and shed the recent stigma of being unable to close the deal at Grand Slams. And regain the world’s No. 1 ranking. All this while [...]

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The Little Falls American Legion baseball team was the runner-up at Saturday’s Albany Wood Bat Tournament. Little Falls opened play with a 3-1 victory over Dassel-Cokato, led by a complete-game effort from Nick Anderson. Anderson didn’t allow an earned run in the contest and surrendered only three hits and one walk. At the plate, Thomas Miller [...]

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Kimball Area and Browerville entered the Section 5A playoffs with the higher seeds. Upsala-Swanville Area entered with Eric Lampert. Advantage Patriots. Lampert took the ball in the first two rounds of the postseason and, like he did throughout the season, put on a clinic in all-around dominance, leading a roster with no other senior starters [...]

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Pitcher/Infielder Eric Lampert, senior, Upsala-Swanville Area Lampert, the Record’s Player of the Year, was about as consistent as they come in all phases of the game for the Patriots. He went 5-1 with a 1.11 ERA, striking out a staggering 80 batters with only seven walks in 50 2/3 innings, recording back-to-back complete-game wins in [...]

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With a little help from the rest of the East, Buckman entered Wednesday’s road game at Royalton two wins away from a regular season division crown. About as soon as Shawn Lanners hit an early homer to put the Billygoats on the board, it became clear that Buckman would move one win away from an [...]

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The Holdingford 14U softball team went 2-2 at the recent Star of the North softball tournament. Holdingford defeated Sartell 8-1, fell 5-3 to Bemidji and defeated Minnetonka 9-2 in pool play. Rachael Williams and Courtney Thielen each went 3-for-3 against Sartell and Jenna Butler and Callie Kostreba both had a pair of hits versus Minnetonka. [...]

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There are still spots available for teams to take part in the third annual Michael (Lody) Lodermeier Memorial Softball Tournament, Saturday, July 19. The tournament will be held at the Lindbergh Lions Recreational Complex softball fields (formerly known as Jaycee Park), at Eighth Street and Second Avenue Southwest, Little Falls. Games start at 9 a.m. [...]

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