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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor Mercedes Waagen is known around the Little Falls wrestling room as “one of the guys.” She now has a more official one: All-American. Growing up as one of the few female wrestlers in a sport predominantly filled by males, Waagen rose to new heights at the USA Wrestling Junior Women [...]

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106 pounds Logan Kapphahn, sophomore, Little Falls Kapphahn walked off the mat after one of his biggest wins of the season over a top-10 opponent with a stomach ache. A day later his appendix was removed, costing him most of his season, yet he returned to lead off the Flyers’ lineup in the postseason at [...]

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Pierz graduate Clint Poster, a redshirt freshman on the St. Cloud State University wrestling team, earned All-American honors in helping the Huskies earn second place at the Division II national tournament in Birmingham, Ala., Friday – Saturday. Poster won three matches on his way to earning fourth place at 157 pounds. St. Cloud State finished [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Pierz encountered a tough draw at the Class A state wrestling team tournament, Feb. 28, dropping a pair of duals against the second and third seeds at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Pioneers opened the day against No. 2 Frazee, which entered with an unbeaten record. [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Royalton-Upsala junior Mitch Lange and Holdingford senior Trevor Scott each earned fourth place to lead 20 area qualifiers at the state individual wrestling tournament held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, March 1 – 2. Wrestling with a heavily braced knee, Lange opened the tournament with a [...]

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Pierz and Holdingford advanced four wrestlers to the consolation quarterfinals and Royalton-Upsala moved one wrestler through during Friday’s opening day of the state tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Still alive for Pierz are juniors Brandon Sullivan, Chris Ortman, Ryley Smude and Curtis Brisk. Advancing for Holdingford were senior Trevor Scott, juniors [...]

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Pierz fell 47-12 to second-seeded and eventual runner-up Frazee in Thursday’s Class A state wrestling team quarterfinals at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, then lost 41-25 to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in the consolation semifinals. The individual portion of the state tournament takes place Friday – Saturday.   Frazee 47, Pierz 12 4       106      Tanner [...]

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Area wrestling action from Feb. 22 – 23: Section 8AAA tournament: Little Falls turned 11 semifinalists into four state qualifiers at the Section 8AAA individual wrestling tournament in Brainerd, Feb. 22 – 23. Seniors Connor Scherping, Joe Reis and Conor Swanson and junior Tyler Gastecki finished as runners-up in their respective weight classes to earn [...]

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