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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Royalton vs. ACGC photo gallery Royalton’s postseason couldn’t have gotten off to a much worse start. Playing in front of a home crowd against a winless opponent in Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (ACGC), the Royals dropped the first set. Since then, it couldn’t be much better. After bouncing back to take [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Upsala-Swanville Area vs. Pine River-Backus photo gallery Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) didn’t have to look far back to know that being a top seed doesn’t make a team safe in the section semifinals. Only a year ago, the Patriots went on the road as the fourth seed and knocked off [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Royalton vs. ACGC volleyball gallery Royalton withstood a tougher than expected test from Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, while Upsala swept Swanville in Thursday’s opening round of the Section 5A volleyball tournament. Going up against the Falcons, who went through 20 regular season matches without a win, Royalton had to shake off [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) bounced back from its first defeat of the season with a sound 23-8 victory over visiting United North Central, Friday, just missing on a shutout at the end of the game. The Patriots leaned heavily on senior running back Mitch Lange, who ran for 166 yards [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com The Little Falls and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Upsala-Swanville Area (LPGE/USA) girls tennis teams wrapped up their seasons with individual section play. Little Falls competed in the Section 8AA tournament at Sartell, Saturday, with the Thunder playing in the Section 6A tournament at Sartell, Monday. Sophomore McKenzie Barth won her first-round [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Area volleyball from Thursday: Royalton 3, LPGE 0 Royalton crushed Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (LPGE) 25-19, 25-14, 25-15 in front of a packed senior night crowd, Thursday. Senior Emily Fussy had seven kills, junior Haley Olson finished with four kills, three aces and 19 assists and senior Jenna Skajewski made [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer John Lange started life in the St. Francis/Upsala area, moving on to other things when he was still in his teens. He worked in the New Mexico oil fields and eventually spent 21 years in Chicago as the owner of Lange’s General Insulation. “I still run that, and go back [...]

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