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Several area teams were active last night in action at both home and away, and some even against each other. One of those games that pit area rivals against each other was Upsala’s 49-35 win over Holdingford in Holdingford. The Cardinals led 32-11 at halftime, and held off a Huskers comeback t...Read More
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The Royalton-Upsala Royals fell 54-15 to Kimball last night. Wins for Royalton came from Cole Scofield at 126, Joel Zimmerman 160 and Brad Kroll at 170. Little Falls won its dual 58-18 over Big Lake last night in Little Falls. Big wins came from: Devon Nelson (106), Leo Wilczek (120), Lane Rutten (1...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] Both the Pierz and Holdingford wrestling teams are hoping the several experienced wrestlers will help them to successful campaigns this winter. For the Pioneers, they come off a state consolation championship, having lost only to state champion...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] 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...Read More
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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] 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 Fly...Read More
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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 Wres...Read More
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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 postsea...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] 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...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] 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 w...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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