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Senior Christian Pekarek single-handedly matched the offensive output of Bertha-Hewitt’s entire team as Upsala dismantled the host Bears 77-36, Thursday. Pekarek scored 36 points on 13-of-21 shooting and also dished out five assists. Senior Dylan Zimmerman followed with 15 points, junior Jeremy Halverson had nine and juniors Jeffrey Halverson and Aidan Guthrie each added six. [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com With perhaps the deepest senior class in school history, Upsala rattled off 31 consecutive wins, a perfect Prairie Conference record and a fourth-place finish in the state last winter. That class, which included departed graduates Eric Frieler, Nick Frieler, Avery Smieja, Matt Abeler, Andy Nelson and Garrett Wolf, filled [...]

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The Upsala volleyball team members held their annual awards banquet Sunday, Nov. 17. Danica Cheney was named best offensive player, Brooke Westrich was best defensive player, Kristin Wuebkers was the top server and Katlin Welinski was given the most improved award. Awarded all-conference honors were Cheney and Wuebkers. Westrich was honorable mention all-conference. Pictured are [...]

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Uta Zeis raises sheep, spins and knits – shop open by appointment  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer In an age of advanced technology, when a person can find a quickly-processed wool sweater at any big-box department store or online, it might seem obsolete to produce a wool sweater the old-fashioned way — right from the sheep. [...]

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The Upsala Upstage Players will hold tryouts for “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue. There are roles for two women and five men. The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSeuer. This time, Froggy has brought a friend, a very shy young man named Charlie, who is overcome with the [...]

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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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