Holdingford

Blonda B’s plans open house April 26 – 27  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Stacie Supan has opened Blonda B’s Gift and Boutique in downtown Holdingford. The business is named after Supan’s grandmother, Blonda Bromenschenkel. “I named the shop after my grandmother because it’s a different name,” she said. “I spent every day with my grandmother [...]

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Guard Christian Pekarek, senior, Upsala Pekarek, the Record Player of the Year for the second season in a row, was a match-up nightmare for opposing defenses, thriving offensively with his perimeter shooting and ability to score at the rim, surpassing 2,000 career points this winter. Pekarek led the Cardinals to a second-consecutive unbeaten Prairie Conference [...]

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Guard Joelle Ertl, senior, Holdingford Sometimes a player’s impact on team success can be difficult to measure. That wasn’t really the case with Ertl, the Record Player of the Year. The Huskers’ point guard spearheaded a remarkable transformation from a 5-20 record a year ago to a 20-6 mark this season, earning the Central Minnesota [...]

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Two years ago, the Holdingford girls qualified for true team state. Last season, it was the Huskers boys turn. This spring, both teams will eye getting back to the big stage, while moving up a spot after each finished as Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) runners-up last year.   Girls preview The Huskers girls bring back [...]

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The Holdingford boys and girls both sailed to first place at the Central Minnesota Conference indoor meet in St. Cloud, March 21, with the boys winning by 69 points and the girls winning by 50. The Pierz boys and girls each finished in third place.   Boys results Holdingford took first place in five events, [...]

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106 pounds Brandon Ortman, freshman, Pierz Pierz had the luxury of starting off almost every dual with a win this season thanks to Ortman, who posted a record of 35-7. One of his biggest wins was his last, knocking off an individual state place winner to help the Pioneers advance in the consolation semifinals at [...]

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Pierz drew the third-seeded team in Sub-Section 6AA North in the first round, but its opponent proved to be the toughest. Host Sauk Centre knocked off the sixth-seeded Pioneers 75-52 in the first round of postseason play, March 6, then went on to claim the sub-section championship. Sauk Centre used a fast start to build [...]

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Holdingford made the most of its two qualifiers in the state individual tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Feb. 28 – March 1, with each capturing a medal. Junior Zach Scott took sixth place at 126 pounds in Class A, while junior Nathan Brinker also took sixth place at 182. “Zach and [...]

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