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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] The Section 7A team wrestling quarterfinals took place at the high seed’s gyms Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Pierz steamrolled its way to the semifinals with an 81-0 obliteration of play-in winner Nashwauk-Keewatin/Greenway, Wednesday. The m...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Much like when they met Jan. 8, the Pierz and Holdingford boys basketball teams played a tight and contested game, Monday night. The teams traded the lead several times in the first half, with the Huskers leading 29-28 at halftime. However, in ...Read More
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Both of Little Falls’ individual qualifiers for Nordic skiiing state raced yesterday. Freshman Hunter Zupko did well in the boys pursuit, and finished in 26th place out of 159 racers. Sophomore Kendal Hendrickson took 85th out of 157 for the girls. The Flyers hockey team fell 3-1 to Detroit La...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Pierz and Holdingford’s boys basketball teams will meet once again. The two teams will play Monday in Pierz after the Pioneers came from behind to win 59-50 Jan. 8, in Holdingford. Both teams will enter the contest coming off losses. The Pion...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Pierz split with a pair of Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) opponents recently. The Pioneers began by falling 59-54 to Kimball in a close game, Jan. 29. Kayla Carter had 13 points to lead Pierz, and fellow senior Kendra Fischer added 12 point...Read More
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Last night was a little lighter than most nights recently, but was highlighted by a spirited comeback by Royalton’s girls basketball team. The Royals came back from a 10-point halftime deficit to win 57-52 over rival Swanville. In other girls basketball action Upsala lost 79-57 to Prairie Conf...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] A narrow 32-27 win over Aitkin extended Pierz’ dual win streak to eight, and also was the 20th dual victory by the Pioneers this season. In the match, which was part of a triangular in Pierz Jan. 29, the Pioneers earned pins from Brandon Ortm...Read More
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For nine straight years the Little Falls girls Nordic ski team had advanced to state, but not this season. The Flyers lost in a heartbreaking tiebreak to St. Cloud Cathedral yesterday at sections in Maplelag. The Flyers initially believed to have advanced, but a later review of the tiebreaker found ...Read More
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Senior netminder Ezra Spandl had 37 saves as the Little Falls boys hockey team upset visiting St. Cloud Cathedral last night 3-0. It was the first time the Flyers had beaten the Crusaders since 2011. Pierz took down Little Falls in girls basketball last night by a score of 59-46. The win was thanks ...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Pierz wrestling continued its great season with a perfect week. The Pioneers defeated Crosby-Ironton, Sauk Rapids-Rice and Kimball to improve to 18-4 in duals this season. That includes five straight wins, and 11 of the last 12. The first match...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Holdingford halted a five-game losing skid with a 54-50 upset of visiting Upsala Tuesday night. “We just came off a rough stretch, and this proves to us that we can do it,” said Holdingford senior Matt Vasilj. The Huskers led most of the ga...Read More
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Several area sports teams played last night, with boys basketball leading the pack in wins. In boys basketball, Little Falls took home a Granite Ridge Conference (GRC) win 67-40 over Mora. Pierz’ boys team won 76-66 over Rockford in a Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) game. Holdingford, howev...Read More
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Several sports teams from the area were in action on Friday, Saturday or a combination of both. In boys basketball the Little Falls Flyers played both days, falling 53-40 to Cathedral Friday, and beating Perham 58-47 Saturday. Royalton earned its second win of the season Friday with a 50-42 win over...Read More
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