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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Reporter Sophomore Tyler Moore took ninth and freshman Hunter Zupko earned 14th out of 138 runners at the Little Falls Lucky Lindy Invite, Sept. 11. Moore covered the course in 16:30.6, with Zupko not far behind in 16:49.2. Senior Josh Kapsner broke the top 50, securing 48th place in 17:37.0. Following [...]

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It started out looking like it would be a runaway victory. It ended just waiting for the final seconds to quickly tick off the clock. Nonetheless, despite visiting Maple Lake controlling the second half of the game, Pierz’ early dominance proved enough to net a 28-21 win, Sept. 5. Although it was the Central Minnesota [...]

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Holdingford turned to two of its youngest players to guide them in its Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) opener, Sept. 4, outlasting host Rockford Area 25-20, 26-24, 20-25, 25-21. Freshman Jenna Scott set up the Huskers’ offense, distributing 27 assists. Freshman Courtney Thielen was the top beneficiary with 12 kills, while junior Summer Storm slammed eight [...]

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The Pierz boys had its first four placers all finish in the top 10 en route to a second-place showing out of five teams at the Pequot Lakes Invite, Sept. 4. Senior Kyle Becker earned third place individually in 18:48, with eighth-grader Jake Andres next to cross the line in fourth in 19:07. Junior Matt [...]

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Junior Makyla Klever and freshman Allie Foote each took first in all four of their events to lead Little Falls to a convincing 103-80 win over visiting Milaca in Tuesday’s Granite Ridge Conference opener. Individually, Klever raced to first in the 50-yard freestyle (26.77) and the 100 fly (1:06.96), while Foote won the 100 free [...]

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St. Cloud Cathedral ended Holdingford’s 15-game regular-season winning streak, Aug. 28, albeit just barely. The Crusaders, the last team to beat the Huskers in the regular season dating back to the 2012 season opener, endured rainy conditions and strong defense on both sides to come away with a 14-6 road win in overtime. Cathedral took [...]

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Both of the Little Falls cross country teams shaved considerable seconds off of their times at Tuesday’s Wadena-Deer Creek (WDC) Invite, leading the Flyers boys to the top spot and the Flyers girls to third place in the third meet of the season. Sophomore Tyler Moore came close to breaking 17 minutes in a runner-up [...]

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Pierz split the first two sets, but visiting Osakis cruised in the third, then squeaked out the fourth in a 25-14, 21-25, 25-9, 25-22 win, Tuesday. Senior Jessica Hawks turned in a dominant night serving, delivering seven aces to go with eight assists. Senior Raychel Virnig planted a team-high six kills, with senior Kendra Fischer [...]

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Little Falls trailed 47-46 midway through its first meet of the season, Tuesday. Then, the Flyers won four events in a row, including a clean sweep of the 500-yard freestyle in a 104.5-80.5 victory at Rocori. Junior Makyla Klever and freshman Allie Foote each won a pair of races, with Klever finishing first in the [...]

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