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Pine City Dragon Hockey faces the hardest schedule that they have played in years. The Dragons will be taking the ice with a great mix of seniors who have been a staple in their program as well as some young up-and-coming players eager to make a name for themselves at the varsity level. The …

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Jared Carpenter, 16, from Pine City, shot a 9-point buck opening weekend at his Grandpa Dallas Carpenter’s farm north of Pine City.

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The Pine Technical and Community College (PTCC) trap team aimed high in their second season and established themselves as one of the best in the state in 2019, with two team members coming in first and second in the state.

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Sawyer McDaniel brought down a nice nine-point buck on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 9. Hunting season got off to a bang this past weekend, and despite colder than average temperatures many hunters hit the stands and found success in the fields and woods around the area.

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The Minnesota State Pedal Pull took place in Redwood, Minnesota  on Saturday, Sept.  7, 2019. Northern Minnesota was well represented, and two 10-year-old Pine County girls made it to Nationals.  1st place was Maleena Stans of Sandstone, 2nd place was Zoe Zemke of Pine City and 3rd place was…

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The State cross-country meet was held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at St. Olaf. The weather was overcast, in the mid 30s, and windy. Alaina Steele and Eva Johnson took to the course for Pine City.

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The Section 5A cross-country race was held in Mora on Thursday, Oct. 24. Pine City had two individuals qualify for the State meet. It was the best conditions the Dragons ran in all season. The weather was cool and calm with some sun poking through the clouds.

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On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Pine City traveled to Milaca for opening round of section play and fell to the Wolves 6-21.

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Temps were cool, the course was wet, and it lightly rained at times, but overall it was a nice day for racing as the Dragons competed in the GRC Championship meet on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The Pine City girls team won by 2 points, however; the Pine City boys team lost by 2 points. The JV and JH b…

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The Dragon volleyball team had a busy week, hosting Barnum on Monday, Oct. 14, and traveling to Hinckley on Tuesday, Oct. 15, for their final regular season game.

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It was a tough night for Dragon football as Moose Lake/Willow River handed the Dragons their sixth loss of the season, on Wednesday Oct. 16. With the final score 6-22, Pine City ended regular season play with two wins and six losses.

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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.