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A bag of nine nickels isn’t worth very much. A lineup of nine Nichols? That would be something. As it is, Royalton will take the one it does have, as there are few equals to Jacquline Nichols, as the slugger enters her senior season already entrenched as one of the top players in program history. [...]

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Upsala-Swanville Area used a deep senior class to go on a deep playoff run last spring, coming within five outs of a sub-section title. This spring, the Patriots will have to plug the holes, nine to be exact, that departed senior class left behind. Perhaps none will be bigger than the one at the front [...]

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Last spring, Upsala tied with Royalton for its first conference title in school history. With eight returning starters, the Cardinals expect nothing less than to be right back near the top of the Prairie Conference South Division this season. Returning starters for the Cardinals include seniors Katie Ripplinger (short stop), Kaelin Smieja (catcher), Barb Kobylinski [...]

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Last spring’s condensed schedule was hard enough on veteran teams. On teams trying to break in new starters, especially pitchers, it was downright cruel. “Last year we spent eight weeks in the gym and squeezed the entire season into three weeks,” Swanville head coach Tom Bzdok said. “We didn’t have time to work on anything [...]

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Alyssa Ohman was an electric force for Holdingford throughout her career, helping the Huskers to the brink of the state tournament last spring with her arm and bat. Between her, Jena Volkers, Haley Huls, Ashley Breth and Amanda Beckius, the group put up 61 wins in the past four years. But just because that group [...]

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The Little Falls boys team rode the strength of four event-winners, as well as a sweep of the top three spots in the 800-meter run, to breeze to the Granite Ridge Conference indoor championship at Foley, March 29. The girls team race had the top four teams only separated by a dozen points, with Little [...]

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Sam Butler was Holdingford’s ace the past two years. This season, the Huskers aren’t quite sure who will be on the mound in big games. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing. “We should have a lot of depth at pitching this year,” Holdingford head coach Jason Bruns said. “I can see us being a [...]

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Students interested in firearms safety training have two option available. Classroom firearms safety training will be held at the Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) beginning April 17, with a field day Monday, May 19. The first night students will meet in the commons area of the school. Classes will be held Mondays and Thursdays, [...]

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The Morrison County Country Horseshoe League will hold a meeting Monday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the 12 Mile Tavern in Swanville. The league is open to men or women. Those who want to play horseshoes or have a team that is interested, are asked to attend the meeting. For more information, call Curt [...]

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