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Pole Vault/Sprints/Jumps Rachelle LeBlanc, senior, Little Falls LeBlanc finishes off one of the best athletic careers in Little Falls history as the Record’s Athlete of the Year for the third time. LeBlanc proved a valuable point-earner in sprints and jumps, but her biggest impact was unquestionably in the pole vault, where she cleared 11-feet in [...]

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Throws Trysten Ross, senior, Little Falls Some athletes show marked improvement from year-to-year. Ross, the Record’s Athlete of the Year, did one better. Already one of the top throwers around when the year began, Ross turned himself into one of the best in the state, winning the Granite Ridge Conference shot put title, placing second [...]

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Jacquline Nichols isn’t quite sure where her power comes from. Her wrists? Her hips? A lightning-quick swing? “Sometimes I feel like I get lucky when I hit,” she said. If that’s the case, her supply of fortune is seemingly limitless. The Royalton senior shortstop absolutely punished opposing pitchers throughout her career, turning the Royals’ record [...]

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Infielder  Jacquline Nichols, senior, Royalton  Nichols, the Record All-Area Player of the Year, was not only a local standout, but one of the premier players in the state this spring, being selected to play in the Minnesota All-Star Series. Nichols was nearly impossible for opposing pitchers to retire, hitting .623 with an on-base percentage of [...]

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Ely squandered plenty of chances, but made the most of the one it did cash in on, defeating Royalton 3-0 in the Class A state baseball consolation semifinals in Jordan, Friday. The Timberwolves left the bases loaded in the first inning, then broke through with three two-out runs in the second. That would prove to [...]

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Royalton didn’t play like a team simply happy to be at state. But after a perfect run through the Section 5A tournament saw the Royals repeatedly find a way to pull out close games, a few missed opportunities, and missed calls, led to a 6-3 defeat to third-seeded Chatfield at Chaska Athletic Park in Thursday’s [...]

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Thursday’s quarterfinals (games played in Chaska) 10 a.m.: #1 BOLD (21-3) vs. Red Lake County (20-5) 12:30 p.m.: #4 New Life Academy of Woodbury (22-4) vs. #5 Springfield (21-2) 3 p.m.: #3 Chatfield (21-3) vs. Royalton (12-10) 5:30 p.m.: #2 New York Mills (23-0) vs. Ely (21-2)   Friday semifinals (games played in Chaska) 12 [...]

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Royalton senior Jacquline Nichols was selected to play in the 26th annual Minnesota High School All-Star Girls Softball Series in North Mankato, June 8. Nichols was one of 72 all-stars chosen from over 6,000 high school players in the state by the state coaches association.

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