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By Patrick Slack Reporter Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted averaged 30 points its first three games of the season. Its fourth game? Not so much. Pierz’ defense swallowed up anything and everything the Lakers could offer up, leading to a 33-0 home shutout as the Pioneers moved to 4-0 on the year, Sept. 19. Senior Robbie Skiba continued [...]

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By TYLER OHMANN Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com A near perfect day with more than 5,000 cross country runners was what Holdingford, Pierz and Royalton cross country runners experienced Sept. 20, at the Milaca Mega Meet. Holdingford took first place in the Class A varsity race for the boys. Top finishes by Andrew Zachman and Abe Skwira [...]

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By TYLER OHMANN Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com Sept. 18 was a bad day for both Pierz and Holdingford’s volleyball teams as they both dropped CMC matches. The Pioneers lost their fourth consecutive CMC match at home to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. Pierz won games of 25-23, 25-17 and 25-21 on the Pioneers’ home court to force the loss [...]

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Pierz beats Mustangs, LF falls to Staples-Motley, LPGE/USA takes third By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com Thanks to a pair of wins in both singles and doubles, the Pierz girls tennis team narrowly defeated rival Little Falls, Sept. 23. Nicole Hoheisel won a close No. 2 singles match over Angela Meschke 7-6 (4) 7-5. Freshman [...]

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Pioneers go 1-5 in busy week, Holdingford 2-3 in same span By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com Holdingford definitely had to work for it, but they eventually knocked off a stingy Pierz team 3-2 on Sept. 11. The two CMC rivals traded blows early on as the Huskers won game one 25-18, but the Pioneers [...]

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Pioneers down rival Holdingford 26-7 By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com In an early season rivalry, it was the Pierz Pioneers that used their ground game to roll past the Holdingford Huskers 26-7, Sept. 12. The Central Minnesota Conference rivals squared off in Holdingford, and the Pioneers overcame a Huskers homefield advantage. Pierz racked up [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Reporter Pierz gave sixth-ranked Osakis a serious run for its money, with the visiting Silverstreaks surviving the upset bid with a 5-2 victory. The Pioneers picked up a pair of come-from-behind wins on the afternoon. Freshman Brittney Boser regrouped after dropping the first set to dominate the following two, winning 4-6, [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Reporter Sophomore Tyler Moore took ninth and freshman Hunter Zupko earned 14th out of 138 runners at the Little Falls Lucky Lindy Invite, Sept. 11. Moore covered the course in 16:30.6, with Zupko not far behind in 16:49.2. Senior Josh Kapsner broke the top 50, securing 48th place in 17:37.0. Following [...]

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It started out looking like it would be a runaway victory. It ended just waiting for the final seconds to quickly tick off the clock. Nonetheless, despite visiting Maple Lake controlling the second half of the game, Pierz’ early dominance proved enough to net a 28-21 win, Sept. 5. Although it was the Central Minnesota [...]

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