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Taniel Schellbach, 16, of Rush City, has sights set on breaking father’s world record in National Straightline Snowmobile Racing circuit Taniel Schellbach is in pursuit of becoming the fastest female on ice in the National Straightline Snowmobile Racing circuit. Her ultimate goal is to break the world record in the Open Modified 800cc class. To [...]

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Three individual section titles for NB wrestlers The Section 7AA wrestling meet was a successful showing for the North Branch wrestling team, which earned three sections champions and will be sending four individuals to the state tournament. Senior Reid Johnson was the first Viking grappler to earn a state bid at 132 pounds by taking [...]

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NB hockey falls in second round While the North Branch boys hockey team was able to edge out Pine City/Rush City during the first round of Section 5A play last Tuesday, the Vikings hit a wall in the second round with top-ranked Chisago Lakes, falling 13-0 to the Wildcats. During the first game against the [...]

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Vikings seek revenge in second matchup As they enter the homestretch of the 2013-14 regular season, the North Branch basketball girls are fighting for a .500 record. The Vikings faced Princeton twice in the past week while making up a weather-related game postponement. During last Tuesday’s matchup at home against the Tigers, North Branch trailed [...]

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The North Branch gymnastics team made program history during the Section 4A gymnastics meet Saturday. The Vikings broke their own season-high team score yet again this season, recording a 142.875 score to qualify for the state meet as a team for the first time. Head coach Barb Burdich said she is excited for her squad [...]

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The Rush City/Pine City/Hinckley-Finlayson gymnastics team closed its season Saturday by taking third place at the Section 4A meet. North Branch captured the section title with a team score of 142.875, followed by St. Paul Highland Park with 135 points. The Tigers earned a score of 133.625. Kylee Berube led the way for Rush City, [...]

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