North Branch wrestling

By Victoria Dahlin— The North Branch wrestling team took second place out of 12 teams last Saturday in the 54th Grand Rapids Skip Nalan Invitational. The Vikings accumulated 191.5 points to place ahead of Hibbing (162 points) and behind Grand Rapids (248) in the longest continuously run sports event in the state. “This was a [...]

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By Victoria Dahlin— Vikings freshman wrestler Cameron Sampson qualified for the Ninth Grade and Under Wrestling League (NGUWL) State Individual Tournament by placing in the top two in the 132 pound weight class in the Region 5 Individuals last Saturday at Chisago Lakes Area High School. The North Branch (NGUWL) team took sixth place out [...]

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By Victoria Dahlin— The North Branch wrestlers thwarted Robbinsdale Cooper 57-16 in a conference match up last week. “This was a nice win for the team,” said Coach Tony Aho. “Though Cooper is down a bit this year, we have a lot of movement in our line-up, and young guys are starting to step up. [...]

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By Victoria Dahlin — After blanking Columbia Heights 84-0 in a meet last Thursday, the Vikings wrestling team placed seventh against tough opponents in the Mounds View Mustang Duals Tournament. North Branch was defeated by Maple Grove 38-17, Tartan 40-27 and Milaca 57-18 before crushing Park Center 69-12 last Saturday in the duals. “Although we [...]

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