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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) and Royalton competed amongst Prairie Conference and Central Minnesota Conference opponents at the St. John’s Prep Invite, May 3, with the USA girls and Royalton boys taking sixth overall and the USA boys and Royalton girls finishing seventh. Royalton was led by its distance-running contingent in [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) jumped on host Royalton for four first-inning runs in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. Junior Eric Lampert did the rest, striking out 14 batters without issuing a walk, sparking an 8-1, 6-2 sweep for the Patriots. Seniors Andy Nelson and Nick Frieler each collected a [...]

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  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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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com St. John’s Prep racked up 10 hits. But Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) junior Eric Lampert stranded all of them, tossing a shutout as the Patriots won their season opener 5-0 at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud, Monday. USA settled in quickly, picking up two runs in the top of [...]

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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 With a roster comprised almost entirely of athletes that made a run to the section finals together in football and put together standout seasons apart in basketball, Upsala-Swanville Area (USA) will look to close out the school year with a stellar spring of baseball. Junior third baseman and pitcher [...]

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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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Quarterback/Defensive end Mitch Messman, junior, Holdingford Messman was the leader for a Huskers team that captured the Central Minnesota Conference and Section 6AA championships this fall, passing for 1,473 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushing for 512 yards and seven scores. He added eight sacks along the defensive line.   Running back/Linebacker Mitch Lange, junior, [...]

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