Pierz

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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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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Pierz Healy High School will recognize the 10th anniversary of its 2004 state championship football team at halftime, Friday, Sept. 19. That night, the Pioneers will take on Howard Lake Waverly-Winsted. All members of the 2004 team are asked to come to the game and then meet at the Brickyard Bar and Grill in Pierz [...]

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Pierz didn’t exactly follow its ideal blueprint. But despite turning the ball over five times, the Pioneers came away with a convincing 38-21 at Milaca in their season opener, Aug. 28. A variety of players handled the ball for Pierz, with senior Robbie Skiba leading the charge, rushing 15 times for 109 yards and two [...]

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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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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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