Pierz

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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The question going into last fall was if Pierz could handle playing up a level in Class AAA. There’s no doubt entering this season. After an uneven start a year ago during which they lost their first two Central Minnesota Conference games, the Pioneers came on strong down the stretch. Pierz won four of its [...]

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Replacing last year’s all-area player of the year Bridget Bednar was always going to be a momentous task for Pierz. Trying to do it with the top candidate to fill her shoes on the shelf due to injury will be even tougher. But, Pierz will push on, hoping the strength of returning senior starters in [...]

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Senior Kyle Becker has done just about everything in his Pierz career. Earning letters? Been there, done that, all five years. He’s also been first team All-Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) and the Pioneers’ unquestioned leader from a young age. Now fully healthy, his head coach Rey Zimney believes he can push himself even further in [...]

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Little Falls flashed its strength in singles early on as it swept through the four solo matches in a 5-2 win in a season-opening tri over host Pierz, Aug. 15. Sophomore Arielle Emerson earned a straight-set 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 1 singles, while sophomore Angela Meschke persevered 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-2 in a three-setter [...]

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