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Our selection Process Coaches from all six area volleyball teams (Little Falls, Pierz, Royalton, Swanville, Upsala and Holdingford) were asked to nominate players from their team that they believed deserved to be named to the six-player all-area team (four hitters, one setter, one back row player), including their accomplishments from during the season. Coaches were […]

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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com Last season the Upsala Cardinals boys basketball team went 24-3 and won its third consecutive Prairie Conference title, but that was with the duo of Christian Pekarek and Dylan Zimmerman as the offensive cogs. They graduated, and Upsala head coach Vern Capelle believes that filling their scoring void will […]

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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com There are not too many more gut wrenching ways to fall short of making the Prep Bowl than what happened to Pierz, Nov. 15. The Pioneers led 24-23 over the top-ranked team in the state, Rochester Lourdes, as the Eagles attempted a two-point conversion to take the lead in […]

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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com Nathan Brinker has been a do-it-all player for the Holdingford Huskers this season. That never rang more true than in Holdingford’s 35-18 win over Pipestone, Nov. 15 in the Class AA state semifinal game. Brinker, a senior guard, who sometimes shifts to the backfield as an eligible ballcarrier, scored […]

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Three area swimmers: Holdingford’s Gabby Langerud and Meghan Mokhtary, and Little Falls junior Gabby Lyter, competed at the state meet this past weekend. Lyter finished in Thursday’s one-meter diving prelims with a score of 127.85, which put her in 29th place, and short of advancing to the finals. Langerud and Mokhtary both made Friday’s finals […]

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Football is often a game of seconds. That was never more true than Pierz’ 25-24 defeat to Rochester Lourdes in the state semifinal game tonight. For a second it looked like Pierz had stopped an Eagles two-point conversion and were headed to the Class AAA Prep Bowl. However, the next second the Eagles were celebrating […]

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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com Royalton-Upsala has a new wrestling coach at the helm, as Terry Gorecki takes over for longtime coach Kevin Presler. “We as a program want to build on the success that coach Presler has been able to establish,” Gorecki said. Royalton-Upsala returns four state entrants from a year ago in […]

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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com Depth and athleticism are the strengths of the returning players that will play for Little Falls boys basketball this winter according to head coach Kevin Jordan. Jordan coached the Flyers to an 11-15 record and a 5-9 record in the Granite Ridge last season. Returning for Little Falls are […]

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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com Anytime a team can return six players that started throughout the previous season it’s a good thing. That’s exactly what the Pierz Pioneers boys basketball team does this year. They will have returners Robbie Skiba, Ethan Lochner, Jonny Kasper, Aaron Weber, Nick Herold and Noah Boser coming back as […]

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