Sports

NB grads excel in programs in Wisconsin Abby Alm – The sophomore goalkeeper for the Carthage College soccer team started in 18 games in 2013. The North Branch native recorded 100 saves and four shutouts on her way to second team All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin honors. Alm was ranked first in the conference [...]

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The North Branch 11U AA traveling baseball team won the Gopher State Tier 1 Section 1 championship on Tuesday, July 15. The 6-3 win over the St. Paul Polars granted North Branch a trip to the Tier 1 league championship against the Section 2 champions, the Westonka Whitehawks, on Tuesday, July 22. Front row:  Joey [...]

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Local grads shine at in-state programs In recent years, numerous athletes from the North Branch and Rush City area have gone on to play college athletics. Now that the school year is over, summer is the perfect time to look back on the 2013-14 seasons that those athletes had in their respective programs. While this [...]

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A good turnout for the annual Loppet run A sultry morning didn’t deter 444 runners and walkers from crossing the finish line at Fairview Lakes Medical Center’s 26th annual Lindstrom Loppet 5K Saturday, July 12, in Lindstrom. More than 30 local businesses helped sponsor the annual event. Proceeds of the Loppet went to Virginia Elizabeth [...]

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Let athletes decide if club sports are the right fit for them Two weeks ago, my 18-year-old sister, Annie, and her Northern Lights club volleyball teammates competed at the Girls Junior National Championships for volleyball at the Minneapolis Convention Center, a gathering of the top club volleyball teams in the nation. Halfway through the first [...]

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by Jeff Weaver If I had to describe the perfect day to go walleye fishing, it would go something like this: There would be a nice cloud cover with no precipitation, the wind would be from the southwest, creating a manageable walleye chop, and the water temperatures would still be cool enough to support my [...]

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