track and field

  By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Stephanie Koetter and Emma Guthrie tied for first in the high jump (4-feet, 10-inches) and Makenna Peterson leapt to first in the long jump (15-feet, 5-inches) to lead the Upsala-Swanville Area girls at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Tuesday, while Ethan McCoy won the 200 (25.94) to pace the Patriots […]

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Softball: Holdingford 5, Milaca 2 Holdingford tallied all five of its runs in the third inning to spring past Milaca 5-2 in its season opener, Friday. Haley Huls and Jena Volkers each went 2-for-4, with Huls scoring and driving in a run and Volkers slugging a triple. Courtney Kostreba added a two-out, two-run single in […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor Lane one wasn’t available due to melted snow, shot puts thudded into mud and temps hovered just above freezing. But after a month layoff, any conditions allowing outdoor competition were ideal, as Upsala-Swanville Area took part in Thursday’s Pillager track and field meet. The Patriots girls earned sixth place, led […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com What the Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) girls track and field team lacks in age it makes up for with speed and talent, as it returns a deep stable of sprinters and jumpers from a year ago. Leading that group are last year’s  4×200-meter relay team of seniors Makenna Peterson and […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com With area fields and courses covered in snow, Little Falls, Pierz and Holdingford kicked off the spring season with indoor track and field meets, March 22.   Huskers sweep CMC indoor The Holdingford girls tied for the top spot in the Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) indoor meet, while the […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com A year after the Pierz boys and girls track and field teams each placed fourth in the Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) outdoor meet, both Pioneers squads will look to move closer to the front of the pack this spring. To do so, the Pioneers boys will need to replace […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com The Royalton boys and girls track and field teams each head into the spring without standout state qualifiers from a year ago, yet both bring back several varsity contributors looking to fill their shoes. For the Royals boys, state distance star Daniel Borash departs, with sophomores Zach Carlson and […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com The Little Falls boys track and field team won the inaugural Granite Ridge Conference (GRC) championship a year ago. This spring, the girls team hopes to join them, as each squad returns a deep group from a year ago, when the Flyers boys also won its true team section. […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Saving the best for last? Vastly overrated. At least that was the case for former Melrose track and field state champion Amanda (Thieschafer) Smock with her dreams on the line at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., June 22 – July 1. In her first of six attempts […]

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