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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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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor A year ago, Little Falls clinched a trip to the state wrestling tournament with four consecutive falls to close the Section 8AAA finals. This year, however, the second-seeded Flyers ran into an opponent equally strong in the upper weights in top-seeded Moorhead, dropping a 37-28 heartbreaker at home, Feb. 16. […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor Holdingford may have been able to snap Pierz’ 21-match win streak in a regular season dual two weeks prior. But with a third consecutive trip to state on the line in the Section 7A championship in Minneapolis, Friday, Pierz got the win it wanted most, topping the Huskers 39-18. “I […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Top-seeded Holdingford, second-seeded Pierz and No. 5 Royalton-Upsala each posted convincing wins to advance past Tuesday’s Section 7A quarterfinals.   Huskers drop Mille Lacs 70-3 Only four matches went the distance as host Holdingford delivered a 70-3 pounding over eighth-seeded Mille Lacs Area. Seniors Kyle Kolstad and Bryan Scepaniak, […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Little Falls pounded visiting Princeton 63-15 to wrap up a 22-6 regular season and hand head coach Mike Hendrickson his 300th career win, Friday. Seniors Connor Scherping, Tyler Gastecki, Joe Reis and Conor Swanson, juniors Dan Mushel and Trysten Ross, sophomore Logan Kapphahn, freshman Justin Jenks and seventh-grader A.J. […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Holdingford will likely have to do it again Friday. But the Huskers proved it had the ability to contend with reigning Section 7A champion Pierz, Feb. 1, upsetting the seventh-ranked Pioneers 29-28 to end Pierz’ 21-match winning streak and claim a share of first in the Central Minnesota Conference. […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Pierz bulldozed a pair of Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) foes at Tuesday’s Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (BBE) tri to move within one victory of an undefeated CMC season. The Pioneers opened the night with a 69-7 victory over Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW), then defeated BBE 46-25. Seniors Brad Meyer and Josh Lanners, juniors […]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor Junior Mitch Lange pinned a ranked foe and pounded another 14-7 to lead the Royalton-Upsala wrestling team at its home quad, Tuesday. The Royals opened the night with a 63-6 victory over Ogilvie, then fell 43-29 to Aitkin before closing with a 57-9 win over Browerville. Lange received a forfeit […]

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