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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 Hus...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] 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 Holdingfor...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] 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 Try...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] 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 ...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] 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-Wave...Read More
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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...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] Little Falls withstood early double-digit deficits in both duals to sweep Bemidji (45-21) and Alexandria (41-33) at Tuesday’s Alexandria tri. Bemidji built a 15-0 lead after the opening three bouts before the Flyers answered by taking nine ...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] Royalton-Upsala split a pair of matches at Tuesday’s Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale tri, crushing Prairie Valley 63-15 before dropping a close 38-34 dual to the host Raiders. Junior Mitch Lange, sophomore Brady Moulzolf and freshmen Brad Kroll and ...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] Pierz sailed past host Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (LPGE) in non-conference action, Tuesday, rolling 65-9 to improve to 18-2 on the season. Seniors Travis Johnson, Brad Meyer and Nick Lochner, juniors Chris Ortman and Jordon Goebel and eighth-gra...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor [email protected] Royalton-Upsala finished in fifth place at Saturday’s Elk River Invite, only six points out of second place. Senior Cory Wensmann and juniors Tony Gadacz and Mitch Lange took first in their weight classes, with freshman Brad Kroll earni...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor Pierz steamrolled through its three foes at its home quad, Friday, defeating Sauk Rapids-Rice (55-18), Crosby-Ironton (52-15) and Paynesville Area (53-12). Seniors Brad Meyer, Josh Lanners and Nick Lochner and juniors Brandon Sullivan, Chris Ortman, Jordon Goebel and R...Read More
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