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The Pine City girls tennis team played in the individual tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 15 and battled hard. Lydia Adams took third place for section 7A and the duo of Maddie Berglund/Katie Miller also took third place.

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The Pine City JV volleyball team traveled to East Central on Saturday, Oct. 12, for the JV Conference tournament.  The Dragons came into the tournament ranked third and ended the day going 3-0 to win the Conference tournament. Pine City defeated Isle 2-0 in the first round, defeated Rush Cit…

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The field was wet and muddy as Pine City hosted Mora for some Friday night football on Oct. 11. Despite the home field advantage, the Dragons were unable to mount any type of an offensive attack until time was running out in the fourth quarter, taking a 6-28 loss to go 2-5 late in the season.

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Pine City Dragon Head boys tennis coach, Rick Engelstad, received the Minnesota Coaches Association George Haun Leadership Award in Minneapolis Saturday night, Oct. 12, for his work with the Tennis Coaches Association.

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On Wednesday, Oct. 9, Pine City girls tennis traveled to Sartell to compete in the sub-section individual tournament. Competing for the Dragons were Lydia Adams, Ella Sell, Maddie Berglund, Katie Miller, Allison Unverzagt and Sophie Lahti.

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The Mora “Last Chance” Invitational was held on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Pine City varsity and JV runners competed in one race.

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On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Pine City cross-country team traveled to the Swain Invitational in Duluth. This meet is one of the largest and toughest meets in the state. It is known for its long massive hills and typically wet/muddy course. This year was no different. The course was extremely wet…

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The Dragon girls showed up ready to play as they traveled to Duluth Marshall on Friday, Oct. 4. Pine City played well and went home with a 6-1 win.

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The Pine City Dragons fought for a Homecoming victory, defeating Aitkin 20-16, on Friday Sept. 27. Both teams attempted to take to the air; however, it would turn out to be unproductive with both teams only advancing the ball for 56 yards and not finding the end zone.

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Dragon volleyball hosted Hinckley-Finlayson on Tuesday, Sept. 24 and traveled to East Central on Thursday, Sept. 26 to take part in Eich Night at East Central.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Pine City girls tennis squared off against Foley, falling short with a 1-6 loss; however, the score does not represent how close the matches were and how hard the Dragons played.

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The Dragons traveled to Foley on Thursday, Sept. 26 for the Foley Invitational. The temps were cooler and it was overcast which was a nice change from what Pine City has raced in the past few meets. The course was wet in spots, but overall the course was fast. The Dragons had many season and…

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Another game-packed week for Dragon volleyball as they traveled to Milaca on Monday, hosted Isle on Tuesday and hosted Braham on Thursday for their Parents Night game.

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Thirty-one Dragon football players and six coaches volunteered at “Feed My Starving Children” on Saturday, Sept 21.

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The Pine City Dragon football team comes into their Homecoming game 1 - 3, on Friday, Sept. 27, with a loss against Crosby-Ironton.

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The girls tennis team traveled to Aitkin on Thursday, Sept. 19, and came home with a 6-1 win. The girls played well and dictated the points and games over their opponents.

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Ian Duchene is wearing his third place medal in the Minnesota State High School Trap Shooting tournament held in Alexandria in June. He hit 83 out of 100 targets. He is also holding the team trophy for second place in Class 9A Junior Varsity division. The team was led by Terry Drevecky, who …

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The Dragons traveled to the Spring Brook Golf Course in Mora on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The temperature was much warmer than the runners had been used to and the warm conditions made racing more challenging.

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The Pine City Elementary Cross-Country Club got a chance to run at the Mora invite last week.  Both the boys and the girls had a great showing and are learning all about the sport.

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The week of rain postponed both Pine City girls tennis matches scheduled for last week, but did not stop the Dragons from coming out ready to play on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Hibbing Invitational.

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The Dragons hosted the Pine City Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 5. There were a total of 14 teams at the meet. The weather was mild and overcast for the meet and the course was in great condition. Most of the Dragons improved from their first meet in Princeton.

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Pine City volleyball didn’t have any games during the week; however, they left it all out on the courts going 4-1 while hosting the Pine City Invite on Saturday, Sept. 7.

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Pine City traveled to Two Harbors on Friday, Sept. 6 and fell short of victory 17-20, putting the Dragons 0-2 for the start of the season.

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The Dragons’ football season is in full swing. A battle with the Braham Bombers resulted in a loss of 24-21 last Friday.

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On Tuesday, Aug. 27, Dragon girls tennis hosted Mora. Despite the sprinkles and wind, the girls played well and came away with a 5-2 victory.

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Thursday, Aug. 29 was a beautiful day to run, as the Dragon cross-country teams traveled to participate in the Princeton Invitational. There was some really good competition to run against. Being the first meet of the season, it sets the benchmark for where everyone is starting. The goal is …

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Dragon Girls Tennis has eight returning players with varsity experience. They will be a young team with only one senior, Emily Guzik. The team will be looking to Guzik, along with co-captains Lydia Adams and Katie Miller, for leadership.

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As always, the Pine City Cross-Country coaches are excited to get back to working with the Dragons. It is very rewarding to work with student athletes who are hardworking and goal oriented.

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Pine City Volleyball has eight returning players to their varsity roster and several battling it out to earn their spot and some varsity playing time.

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The Pine City 14U Gopher State Baseball team won their district regular season championship with a 13-3 record.  With the championship comes a trip to Target Field to walk around the field before a Twins game.  This is the second year in a row that this group has earned this reward for winni…

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Hunters can start planning ahead for significant changes to deer season regulations, including a youth deer season that’s expanded statewide, expanded deer feeding and attractant bans and other updates related to managing chronic wasting disease.

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Pine City’s Summer Rec program has a rich history of serving its community, and doing so in an affordable way for families. The six-week summer program offers a wide range of sports for various ages, including T-ball, rookie league baseball, golf, track and field, flag-football, and softball…

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Look for tractor pull results in next week’s Pioneer.

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Pine City High School will welcome a brand new hockey team to the fold in 2020, when, for the first time, a Dragon girls varsity hockey squad will hit the ice.

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The Pine City boys basketball varsity picked up five wins for the championship of the Pacesetter Minnesota Invitational Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

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Pine County Probation Supervisor Kevin Glass said he, “took the fishing pole and cast it,” by organizing an afternoon of fishing on Sturgeon Lake for 17 youth on Monday. Participating students and their friends attend school in the East Central, Hinckley-Finlayson and Pine City school districts.