Royalton

A bag of nine nickels isn’t worth very much. A lineup of nine Nichols? That would be something. As it is, Royalton will take the one it does have, as there are few equals to Jacquline Nichols, as the slugger enters her senior season already entrenched as one of the top players in program history. [...]

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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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Royalton may be on the light end of things this spring when it comes to veteran presence, with just one senior apiece on the boys and girls rosters. But make no mistake, the Royals will be well-represented on the medal stand come postseason time.   Boys preview Many of those leaders reside on the boys [...]

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All Royalton after-school activities are cancelled because of the weather conditions. This cancellation includes all varsity-level sports. The middle and high school choir concert is rescheduled to Monday, March 31. MAP will remain open until 6 p.m.

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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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A lot can keep a wrestler from winning 200 matches. Not being big enough to start right away as a middle schooler. Being caught behind older teammates in the lineup. Extended absences due to injury or illness. Or, you know, they could just not be good enough to win virtually every time they step on [...]

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Upsala made a hard charge to cut a 16-point deficit into a two-possession game, but Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa managed to hang on for a 55-47 win in the Sub-Section 5A South semifinals in Pierz, March 8. The Cardinals struggled shooting in the game, going only 7-for-18 from the free-throw line, while all players not named Kaelin Smieja [...]

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Some pumped their fists in the air. Others flexed their muscles. One even did a back flip. Mitch Lange didn’t feel the need for a showy celebration, though. He just reached for his glasses. A quick look at the scoreboard showed he wasn’t dreaming, that everything he had worked for had actually come true. He [...]

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