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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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Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) needed a touchdown and two-point conversion in the final minute to produce a thrilling week one victory. Its second game of the season might have been over in the first minute. The host Patriots easily disposed of overmatched Wadena-Deer Creek (WDC) 42-8, Sept. 5, moving to 2-0 on the season. USA ran [...]

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A week after rallying from a 28-point deficit for a thrilling win, Little Falls fell behind by two touchdowns against visiting Albany, Sept. 5. But after cutting the gap to four late in the first half, the Flyers were unable to pull any closer in a 28-10 defeat. Albany built a 14-0 lead early on, [...]

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It had the appearance of an easy sweep early on. It wouldn’t turn out to be easy, but it would be a sweep. After quickly putting away the first set, Upsala found itself behind late in each of the next two, yet calmly took the second and swatted away an Eagle Valley set point in [...]

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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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After dropping the first two sets, Little Falls came back to take the third, but host Albany regrouped to close out a 25-20, 25-17, 20-25, 25-15 win, Tuesday. Junior Melanie Dorn posted 10 kills and seven assists and senior Kendra Pohlman recorded five kills and nine assists to lead the Flyers’ attack. Sophomore Rachel Boros [...]

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None of the wins were easy. In fact, in only one of them did it not require winning a set 7-5, or a tiebreaker. However, Little Falls showed its mettle in crunch time, Monday, taking down host Sartell-St. Stephen 5-2. “I hope it means that we’ve finally found the confidence to win the close matches,” [...]

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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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