Sports

The question going into last fall was if Pierz could handle playing up a level in Class AAA. There’s no doubt entering this season. After an uneven start a year ago during which they lost their first two Central Minnesota Conference games, the Pioneers came on strong down the stretch. Pierz won four of its [...]

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Replacing last year’s all-area player of the year Bridget Bednar was always going to be a momentous task for Pierz. Trying to do it with the top candidate to fill her shoes on the shelf due to injury will be even tougher. But, Pierz will push on, hoping the strength of returning senior starters in [...]

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Senior Kyle Becker has done just about everything in his Pierz career. Earning letters? Been there, done that, all five years. He’s also been first team All-Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) and the Pioneers’ unquestioned leader from a young age. Now fully healthy, his head coach Rey Zimney believes he can push himself even further in [...]

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Little Falls flashed its strength in singles early on as it swept through the four solo matches in a 5-2 win in a season-opening tri over host Pierz, Aug. 15. Sophomore Arielle Emerson earned a straight-set 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 1 singles, while sophomore Angela Meschke persevered 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-2 in a three-setter [...]

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The Pierz youth football camp will be held at the high school football fields, July 28 – 29. The youth camp is open to all boys entering fourth – eighth grade for the 2014-15 school year and all schools are welcome. Groups will be divided by age. The camp will cater to athletes wanting to [...]

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The Pierz sports meeting for parents, athletes and coaches has been scheduled for Monday, Aug. 4. This meeting is for all seventh – 12th graders involved in any sport in any season. The meeting will take place in the MAC gym, with registration at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting to follow. Parents are asked to [...]

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Pierz 12-year-old Matthias Algarin qualified for the Amateur Athletic Union  National Track and Field Junior Olympic Championships after progressing through the state and regional levels. The national meet will be held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, July 26 – Aug. 2, where Algarin will compete against the top eight qualifiers from each of [...]

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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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