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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com Royalton-Upsala has a new wrestling coach at the helm, as Terry Gorecki takes over for longtime coach Kevin Presler. “We as a program want to build on the success that coach Presler has been able to establish,” Gorecki said. Royalton-Upsala returns four state entrants from a year ago in […]

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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com After runner-up finishes the past two years to Moorhead in Section 8AAA wrestling, the Little Falls Flyers are hoping to make the leap to section champ this season. “It is always our goal to be in the mix for a section team title,” said Flyers head coach Mike Hendrickson. […]

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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 title: 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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