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Little Falls shut out its third opponent in a row, Tuesday, running its record to 3-1 in the process. The Flyers handled visiting Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Cass Lake-Bena (WHA/CLB) 3-0, with sophomore keeper Lauren Thielman stopping all four shots she faced. Senior Marissa Virnig scored the Flyers’ first goal unassisted, then set up sophomore Kia Friel on a [...]

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Sobieski defeated Faribault 2-1 in the semifinals, then turned around and shut out New Ulm 2-0 in the finals of the Class C state amateur baseball tournament Monday. Tyler Jendro finished off a record-breaking tournament with a shutout in the finale, registering the win in all six of the Skis’ contests and setting a new [...]

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​The sixth annual Pierz Sue Fischer Scholarship Endowment Fund golf tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Pierz Golf Course. A scholarship fund has been established in conjunction with the Mercy and Unity Hospitals Foundation in the name of Sue (Thoma) Fischer. She grew up in Little Falls and married Jerome Fischer from [...]

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Sobieski and Nisswa advanced past Saturday’s round of 16, while Lastrup and Fort Ripley found themselves on the other end of late comebacks after storming from behind the week prior. Sobieski will now play Fergus Falls in Sunday’s quarterfinals in Belle Plaine at 1:30 p.m., while Nisswa will take on Jordan in the early game [...]

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Upsala breezed past host Onamia in Tuesday’s season opener, sweeping the Panthers 25-11, 25-21, 25-19. Senior Kristin Wuebkers turned in a solid all-around night to guide the Cardinals, collecting 18 assists, nine aces and five digs. Senior Danica Cheney and sophomore Katlin Welinski each provided eight kills and senior Brooke Westrich and junior Kiley Smieja [...]

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After a quick start by Aitkin, Pierz solidified its attack in the final two sets, but the visiting Gobblers were able to finish off a 25-13, 25-18, 25-19 sweep in Tuesday’s season opener. Senior Raychel Virnig slammed seven kills and senior Jessica Hawks had three kills and 11 assists to lead Pierz. Sophomore Becca Athman [...]

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The Little Falls boys placed all five of its scorers in the top 20 en route to a second-place finish at Monday’s Milaca Early Bird Invite. Sophomore Tyler Moore led the way with a ninth-place time of 17:53.9, followed closely by freshman Hunter Zupko in 11th place  in 17:59.9 and senior Josh Kapsner in 12th [...]

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Little Falls didn’t get much chance to ease into its season, Tuesday, traveling to Osakis, a team that won 22 matches a year ago. After a slow start in the first set, the Flyers nearly snatched the second before eventually falling 25-8, 25-23, 25-14 to the Silverstreaks. Junior Melanie Dorn had 10 kills and senior [...]

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