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A 15-run inning assured the Little Falls VFW baseball team of a doubleheader split at St. Cloud Red, Tuesday. Already leading 6-0 after four innings, Little Falls piled up 11 hits and five walks in the fifth-inning outburst. Riley Pelzer, Dan Marod and Brett Czajkowski all had multiple hits in the inning. Pelzer went 4-for-4 [...]

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Pierz held off a late rally to top visiting Princeton 4-3, Tuesday. The two teams traded runs in the first two innings, then Pierz took a 4-1 lead with a three-run fifth. Princeton came up with two runs in the seventh, but Teddy Dehler finished off the complete-game win.Aaron Weber went 3-for-3 with a run [...]

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The Little Falls American Legion baseball team dropped a pair of close road games this week, falling 4-3 at the St. Cloud 76ers, Monday and 5-2 at Monticello, Tuesday. Jeremy Klein and Kyle Boser each went 2-for-3 versus St. Cloud, with Klein adding a triple and a run, while Ben Witt went 1-for-2 with a [...]

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Jacquline Nichols isn’t quite sure where her power comes from. Her wrists? Her hips? A lightning-quick swing? “Sometimes I feel like I get lucky when I hit,” she said. If that’s the case, her supply of fortune is seemingly limitless. The Royalton senior shortstop absolutely punished opposing pitchers throughout her career, turning the Royals’ record [...]

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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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Manon Gammon-Deering of Little Falls was the top female finisher in 19:35 at the River Rat 5K Run in Little Falls, June 14, while Maxwell Kuzara of Deephaven won the overall race in 17:08. The top 10 overall finishers were Kuzara (17:08), Hunter Zupko, Flensburg (17:19), Tony Joyer, Maplewood (17:29), Alec Sanbeck, Mora (17:32), Shawn [...]

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Dakota Morris, an eighth-grade student at Pierz Healy High School, has earned a position on the Minnesota National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling to Des Moines, Iowa, June 22 – 28 to compete at the 10th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the junior high bull riding and light rifle [...]

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Chris Reller tossed a two-hitter as the Little Falls VFW baseball team shut out visiting Litchfield 6-0, June 12. Little Falls grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Braden Backowski and a two-run single by Reller. Hunter Swanson picked up an RBI single and Mitch Boros had an RBI [...]

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The Holdingford 14U softball team earned another pair of runaway victories, Tuesday, routing Brainerd 9-2 and 14-1. Courtney Thielen was the winning pitcher in game one, allowing just one earned run over five innings. Thielen also went 2-for-2 with a triple and three runs at the plate and Rachael Williams was 3-for-3 with three runs. [...]

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