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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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Pole Vault/Sprints/Jumps Rachelle LeBlanc, senior, Little Falls LeBlanc finishes off one of the best athletic careers in Little Falls history as the Record’s Athlete of the Year for the third time. LeBlanc proved a valuable point-earner in sprints and jumps, but her biggest impact was unquestionably in the pole vault, where she cleared 11-feet in [...]

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Throws Trysten Ross, senior, Little Falls Some athletes show marked improvement from year-to-year. Ross, the Record’s Athlete of the Year, did one better. Already one of the top throwers around when the year began, Ross turned himself into one of the best in the state, winning the Granite Ridge Conference shot put title, placing second [...]

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Infielder  Jacquline Nichols, senior, Royalton  Nichols, the Record All-Area Player of the Year, was not only a local standout, but one of the premier players in the state this spring, being selected to play in the Minnesota All-Star Series. Nichols was nearly impossible for opposing pitchers to retire, hitting .623 with an on-base percentage of [...]

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Not many teams have five underclassmen at the top of the lineup. Quite a bit fewer have that, and still have the capability to make a deep postseason run in arguably Class AA’s toughest section. Pierz managed to do that, with two freshmen, two sophomores and a junior leading things off, reaching Section 6AA’s final [...]

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Section 5A winners’ bracket: Royalton 8, PACT Charter 7 Section 6AA elimination game: Pierz 9, Holdingford 2 Section 6AA winners’ bracket: St. Cloud Cathedral 4, Little Falls 0   In Section 5A, Royalton now advances to the finals. The Royals will play the winner of the consolation bracket, which will be either Browerville, Hinckley-Finlayson or [...]

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