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Vikings fall in first round, 2-1 On Thursday, Oct. 9, the North Branch girls soccer team ended its 2014 section quest. The ninth-seeded Vikings hit the road to face eighth-seeded Proctor in the opening round of Section 7A playoffs and lost a narrow 2-1 game under the direction of interim head coach Kandi Stragey, who [...]

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Rinke, Ramberg, Belland earn conference honors Three North Branch runners earned honors at the Mississippi 8 Conference race at Buffalo Heights Golf Course last Thursday, while 14 Vikings recorded personal best times on the year, despite a hilly course. Sophomore Rhianna Rinke led North Branch for the girls, recording a second-place finish overall out of [...]

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Viking football falls at home The North Branch football team closed its regular season while hosting Big Lake last Wednesday night. The Vikings fell 48-19 on their home gridiron, making them 2-6 overall on the season. North Branch earned the fifth seed in Section 4AAAA and traveled to play fourth-seeded St. Paul Harding on Tuesday [...]

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NB boys soccer closes 2014 in double-OT loss The North Branch boys soccer team may have closed its season in the first round of section play on Thursday, Oct. 9, but the Vikings left with a bang in the form of a double-overtime shoot-out at Cloquet-Esko-Carlton. After holding CEC scoreless through 80 regulation minutes, the [...]

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RC closes regular season with sweep of Jaguars The Rush City volleyball season ended its regular-season schedule in top form last Thursday with a 3-0 sweep of Hinckley-Finlayson on the road. The victory was a repeat of the Tiger’s 3-0 win over the Jaguars in early September. Junior outside hitter Summer Garr led the offense [...]

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Rush City Schools ended the school day Friday, Oct. 10, with the annual homecoming parade, complete with marching band, plenty of Tiger-themed floats and handmade signs and students — including Queen Payton Ramberg and King Blaine Blazek — donning the school colors. Many folks in the community lined the streets for the event, which also [...]

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