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Viking softball drops two The North Branch softball team lost both home games last week. The Vikings fell 8-6 to Chisago Lakes last Tuesday and then lost 14-3 to St. Francis on Friday. Next, North Branch hits the road to take on St. Michael-Albertville at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1. NB baseball goes 1-2 [...]

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NB basketball boys split schedule The North Branch boys basketball team fell 78-61 on the road at St. Francis last Thursday, but earned a road win two days later at Hibbing, 65-54. The Vikings are 8-15 overall, 2-9 in the Mississippi 8 Conference and 3-3 in Section 7AAA. Next, North Branch travels to Princeton for [...]

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RC boys basketball falls to Braham The Tigers lost 86-62 to state-ranked Braham last Friday at home. Senior Brandon Koehnle and junior Dylan Fessenden led the squad in scoring with 18 points apiece, followed by ninth-grader Tyler Oscarson with 11 points. Junior Zach Melin added five points and four assists. Rush City is 3-10 overall [...]

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RC girls chalk up two wins The Rush City girls basketball team took on a non-conference opponent, Grantsburg, last Tuesday and pulled out the victory in overtime, winning 49-44, before facing Great River Conference foe Onamia at home last Friday. Rush City beat Onamia handily, 47-32. The Tigers are 6-4 overall and next host Braham [...]

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NB basketball boys fall in close ones The Vikings lost two games on the road last week, starting at Chisago Lakes, where the boys fell 74-65. Senior Travis Van Elsberg led the scoring effort with 19 points, while senior Dylan Dahle put up 15. Junior Kyle Burnside earned a double-double with 14 points and 13 [...]

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North Branch Boys Hockey The North Branch boys hockey team had a tough week, tallying three losses in three days. Last Thursday, the Vikings fell 10-0 to Princeton at home, then traveled to St. Paul Como Park for the second time in two weeks. In the first matchup, the Vikings lost 9-3 to the Cougars. [...]

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