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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Upsala-Swanville Area swept through doubles play to win its Prairie Conference opener 6-1 at Parkers Prairie, Thursday. Senior Hannah Heuer and junior Amanda Tschida picked up a 6-1, 7-5 win at No. 2 doubles and sophomore McKenzie Barth cruised 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.   Pequot [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor Little Falls vs. Waseca football photo gallery Pierz vs. Milaca football photo gallery   Pierz 40, Milaca 7 There was no secret about what Pierz was going to do. And there was nothing Milaca could do to stop it. Without attempting a single pass, the host Pioneers bulldozed their way [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Upsala-Swanville Area (LPGE/USA) took three out of four singles matches, then squeezed out the lone doubles win it needed from its top duo to edge Little Falls 4-3, Friday. Sophomore McKenzie Barth added a key win at No. 3 singles, pulling out a close first set 7-5 [...]

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2012 record: 9-2 By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Mitch Lange anchored an Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) team that reached an unprecedented level of success last fall. As one of only three returning starters this year, Lange, who rushed for 1,448 yards in 2012, will have his role emphasized even more. Not that head coach Jay [...]

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Photo galleries from the first week of practice for each of the five area football teams are available via the following links. Fall previews will be available in next week’s print edition of the Record and online Aug. 23. Little Falls football practice gallery Pierz football practice gallery Royalton football practice gallery Upsala-Swanville Area football [...]

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Pitcher/Infielder Brock Cichon, senior, Upsala-Swanville Area Cichon was able to return to the mound after being limited to the infield a year ago, proving to be one of the top pitchers in Class A, highlighted by a three-hit shutout over eventual state runner-up Osakis. Cichon finished with a sparkling 0.78 ERA to go with a [...]

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Distance Mattia Hendrickson, senior, Little Falls Hendrickson closed her career as one of the Flyers’ premier distance runners by helping lead Little Falls to its first Granite Ridge Conference championship. She anchored the Flyers’ title-winning 4×800-meter relay team and was the runner-up in the 3,200 (12:06.27), then added a pair of top-10 finishes at the [...]

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Pole Vault  Jordan Petrone, senior, Little Falls Petrone overcame a string of injuries to soar into the state meet, winning the pole vault at the Section 8AA meet with a height of 12-feet, 11-inches, before going on to take 11th place at the state meet (13-feet).   Sprints/Jumps Travis Spillum, senior, Little Falls Spillum, the [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) was six outs away from being in the Section 5A driver’s seat, with its ace on the mound. But a late rally by fifth-ranked Osakis changed all of that, as the Patriots suffered a gut-wrenching extra-inning loss a night after winning in eight innings against Browerville. [...]

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