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Both of the Little Falls cross country teams shaved considerable seconds off of their times at Tuesday’s Wadena-Deer Creek (WDC) Invite, leading the Flyers boys to the top spot and the Flyers girls to third place in the third meet of the season. Sophomore Tyler Moore came close to breaking 17 minutes in a runner-up [...]

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Pierz split the first two sets, but visiting Osakis cruised in the third, then squeaked out the fourth in a 25-14, 21-25, 25-9, 25-22 win, Tuesday. Senior Jessica Hawks turned in a dominant night serving, delivering seven aces to go with eight assists. Senior Raychel Virnig planted a team-high six kills, with senior Kendra Fischer [...]

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Little Falls trailed 47-46 midway through its first meet of the season, Tuesday. Then, the Flyers won four events in a row, including a clean sweep of the 500-yard freestyle in a 104.5-80.5 victory at Rocori. Junior Makyla Klever and freshman Allie Foote each won a pair of races, with Klever finishing first in the [...]

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After a quick start by Aitkin, Pierz solidified its attack in the final two sets, but the visiting Gobblers were able to finish off a 25-13, 25-18, 25-19 sweep in Tuesday’s season opener. Senior Raychel Virnig slammed seven kills and senior Jessica Hawks had three kills and 11 assists to lead Pierz. Sophomore Becca Athman [...]

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Holdingford rode an immensely talented senior class to back-to-back Section 6AA titles, including a perfect regular season last fall. At the forefront of that was Mitch Messman, a four-year starter at quarterback who was equally effective as a runner and a passer. The Huskers will have a lot of work to do in order to [...]

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The goal isn’t to make opposing teams dislike them. But if Holdingford has its way, it will be a likely byproduct, as the Huskers look to develop a rigid block. “We hope to build a reputation for solid blocking,” Holdingford head coach Brenda Payne said. “This year’s motto is ‘mind over matter.’ Strong communication and [...]

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Having already been a performer on the state level as a sophomore, it might not be entirely accurate to term Andrew Zachman’s junior season a breakthrough year. However you describe it though, his eighth-place finish at last fall’s Class A meet inserted him in the discussion as one of the state’s best. And despite having [...]

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Holdingford may not have had the deepest roster a year ago. But the Huskers did do something many teams could not: advance multiple swimmers onto state. And both qualifiers will be back this fall, as senior Gabby Langerud and junior Meghan Mokhtary return for the Huskers, who will look to improve upon last year’s fourth [...]

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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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