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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Three area wrestlers successfully competed at the National Scholastic Duals, April 10-11. The annual event, which was held in Crawfordsville, Ind. this year, pits teams of wrestlers from grades 9-11 from several states in team duals. Two of the...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Clint Poster, 2011 Pierz graduate, took a career-best third place at the 2015 NCAA Division II Championships, March 13-14 in St. Louis, Mo. It was his third straight All-American finish. That was not the most exciting thing for the former Pione...Read More
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There were 16 area wrestlers that advanced to the State Tournament Feb. 26-28 from the area. The individual portion of the state tournament begins Friday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Leading the way with individuals advancing was Pierz with seven. Four of those seven were Section 7A champi...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Pierz took care of business Feb. 13 in Royalton as it downed Holdingford and Aitkin to win the Section 7A title and move on to state for the fifth straight year. The title match was not an easy one for the Pioneers, though, as they would win 33...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] The Section 7A team wrestling quarterfinals took place at the high seed’s gyms Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Pierz steamrolled its way to the semifinals with an 81-0 obliteration of play-in winner Nashwauk-Keewatin/Greenway, Wednesday. The m...Read More
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Last night was a little lighter than most nights recently, but was highlighted by a spirited comeback by Royalton’s girls basketball team. The Royals came back from a 10-point halftime deficit to win 57-52 over rival Swanville. In other girls basketball action Upsala lost 79-57 to Prairie Conf...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] A narrow 32-27 win over Aitkin extended Pierz’ dual win streak to eight, and also was the 20th dual victory by the Pioneers this season. In the match, which was part of a triangular in Pierz Jan. 29, the Pioneers earned pins from Brandon Ortm...Read More
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For nine straight years the Little Falls girls Nordic ski team had advanced to state, but not this season. The Flyers lost in a heartbreaking tiebreak to St. Cloud Cathedral yesterday at sections in Maplelag. The Flyers initially believed to have advanced, but a later review of the tiebreaker found ...Read More
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Senior netminder Ezra Spandl had 37 saves as the Little Falls boys hockey team upset visiting St. Cloud Cathedral last night 3-0. It was the first time the Flyers had beaten the Crusaders since 2011. Pierz took down Little Falls in girls basketball last night by a score of 59-46. The win was thanks ...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Pierz wrestling continued its great season with a perfect week. The Pioneers defeated Crosby-Ironton, Sauk Rapids-Rice and Kimball to improve to 18-4 in duals this season. That includes five straight wins, and 11 of the last 12. The first match...Read More
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Several area sports teams played last night, with boys basketball leading the pack in wins. In boys basketball, Little Falls took home a Granite Ridge Conference (GRC) win 67-40 over Mora. Pierz’ boys team won 76-66 over Rockford in a Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) game. Holdingford, howev...Read More
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Several sports teams from the area were in action on Friday, Saturday or a combination of both. In boys basketball the Little Falls Flyers played both days, falling 53-40 to Cathedral Friday, and beating Perham 58-47 Saturday. Royalton earned its second win of the season Friday with a 50-42 win over...Read More
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