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The Pine City Athletic Committee finished up its project for the 2021-2022 school year in assisting in funding the new weight room project at the high school. The project is complete and being utilized multiple times a day for Pine City students and athletes. The project is fully funded with…

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On Saturday, July 9, the Pine City Athletics’ motorcycle and car ride made a successful trip through Pine and Chisago counties. Highlights of the trip included a lunch stop in Pine City at Pizza Pub and outstanding road conditions and weather for the ride. The event was the main fundraiser f…

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The Pine City Athletic Ride will be held on Saturday, July 9 to raise money for the completion of the weight room at Pine City High School. The ride includes a multi-stop adventure with dinner, music and prize drawings. The weight room is currently at 80% completion, and proceeds from the ev…

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The Pine City High School Trap Shooting team participated in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League’s Class 9A open shooting competition in Alexandria on Tuesday, June 21, with 28 Dragons participating. 

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Dragon athletes wasted little time this week getting back into the weight room. The morning workouts are spearheaded by head basketball coaches Kyle Allen and Ted Hasz. Workouts begin at 8 a.m. and go until 9 a.m. on Mondays to Thursdays mornings. These workouts include a light warm up follo…

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The Pine City High School weight room is open to any Pine City athlete from 8-9 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Workouts are monitored by Pine City coaching staff and open to any 7-12 grade student-athlete. 

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The Pine City Athletic Hall of Fame Committee members: Kris Clementson, Wally Connaker, Loren Samuelson, Lenny Stoffel, Jared Clementson, Jena Dennis, and Rick Engelstad are now accepting nominations of former Dragons for possible induction into the Hall of Fame. If you have anyone you would…

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Seniors Hunter Danielson and Mason Mikyska had the thrilling opportunity to play at the state tournament on Thursday, June 9. They played the #2 seed from Rochester Lourdes High School. The Dragons lost 1-6, 3-6. They then were in the consolation bracket, and were matched up against a double…

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The Dragons golf team has had quite the season weather–wise. They worked hard and did what they could despite non-ideal weather conditions most of the season.  

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Both the boys and girls Dragon track teams were victorious at the Great River Conference meet. Individually, there were several that reached All-Conference (AC)and Honorable Mention (HM) honors. To be named All-Conference, an athlete must win an event, and to be named Honorable Mention, an a…

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The Dragons track and field team participated in sections on June 1 and June 3. The event was split into two days as most events have prelims on Wednesday and finals are done on Saturday. The top two individuals in each event advance to state as well as the top two relay teams. The top six p…

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On Tuesday, May 17, the Dragons Track team traveled to East Central to compete in the Great River Conference. First place finishers would receive an All-Conference status and second place finishers would earn an Honorable Mention. Coach Jared Clementson said, “The GRC is the biggest team eve…

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On Tuesday, May 31, seniors Hunter Danielson and Mason Mikyska defeated the number one seed from Foley 6-2, 6-3. This win gives them the opportunity to play in the section finals. The top two teams will move on to the state tournament. 

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The Pine City Dragons baseball season concluded in the first round of playoffs on Wednesday, June 1. The Dragons were bounced by a gritty performance by Nashwauk/Greenway-Keewatin losing 6-5. The Dragons would leave plenty of runners on base but were unable to get the clutch hit needed to ke…

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The Pine City Dragons baseball team concluded their season last Friday at Rock Ridge. The Dragons played five games in four days rounding out another week of games. The Dragons finished the 2022 regular season as Great River Conference champions after defeating the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars…

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On Tuesday, May 24, the Dragons (fourth seed) hosted Foley (top seed) in the Section 6A Team Semifinals. It was a nailbiter until the end, both teams working extremely hard to get the win for their team. The Dragons came up short at the end, a valiant effort given by all players. Coach Jeff …

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The Pine City Dragons varsity girls softball team watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in an 11-1 loss to Eveleth-Gilbert on Tuesday of last week in the first round of playoffs. Eveleth-Gilbert scored on a single and an error in the first inning. The Pine City Dragons strugg…

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On Tuesday, May 10, the Dragons Track and Field team traveled to Cloquet to perform in the True Team meet. True Team is a very competitive meet in which only the top two athletes in each event can go. It was a warm, sunny, 80 degree day for the participants.

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The Pine City Dragons varsity softball team had a busy end to their season as they took on Braham, Ogilvie, Moose Lake/Willow River, Crosby-Ironton, and Foley. 

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On Friday, May 20, seven select junior high athletes attended the Elite track and field meet in Kasson. Coach Jared Clementson said of the meet, “This meet is special, because you have to be selected out of the best junior high kids in the state to be able to compete in it. It is pretty awes…

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It was once again a busy week for the Dragon Boys tennis team. On Monday, May 16, the boys tennis team hosted Hermantown. Hermantown is a strong section 7A team and had lost only one match in the season thus far. Coach Jeff Adams said there were many close matches, but the Dragons ended up d…

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The Pine City Dragons baseball team had another week of postponements. The Dragons were prepared to play in a pivotal section game with the Aitkin Gobblers on Monday, May 9. The game would have been followed up by doubleheaders with Ogilivie and Hinckley-Finlayson. However, all five games we…

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It was going to be a busy, match-filled week for the Dragon Boys Tennis team, but due to weather, Monday and Wednesday matches were canceled. However, they still had the chance to play against Mora and Chisago Lakes and were successful in both.

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On Tuesday, May 3, the Dragon Golf team traveled up to Hinckley. The girls’ team had an excellent day, and each one of the Dragon girls shot a personal best round. This is currently the girls lowest score in the past two years. The girls took second place. Malia Mikyska had the low score for…

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Dragons varsity softball continues to improve their play on the diamond. The Dragons visited Mora on Monday, May 9 and had the lead in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Dragons stayed in it until the end, but Mora pulled away late in a 7-6 win. 

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It was going to be a busy, match-filled week for the Dragon Boys Tennis team, but due to weather, Monday and Wednesday matches were canceled. However, they still had the chance to play against Mora and Chisago Lakes and were successful in both.

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With partly cloudy skies and temperature was in the low 70’s, and Dragon trap shooters enjoyed their nicest shooting conditions of the spring.  Though the gusty winds caused targets to sometimes move erratically, the scores were some of the highest of the season. Nineteen Dragons topped the …

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The Dragon Boys Tennis team kept busy all week with matches on May 2, 3, 6, and 7. The boys hosted Fridley and Totino-Grace on Monday, May 2. Because section 6A has been realigned this season, this was the first time in many years that Pine City has played these teams. The Dragons all had cl…

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The Pine City Dragons baseball team continue to find success on the diamond. Junior Isaiah Hasz reflected on his team’s early season success, “We throw strikes and make the routine plays, limiting errors.” 

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Week 4 brought another round of steady rain showers for Dragon shooters. Despite the uncooperative weather, scores continued to improve. Caden Fedder nailed a perfect 25, the second time he has accomplished this feat. Fedder also had the high team score, hitting 47 of 50 targets. 

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It was a busy week for the ladies on the diamond playing five games in four days. The Dragons would win two out of five on the week with a sweep of the Eagles in a five inning double header on Tuesday. The back to back wins were followed up by loses to Rush City and two games versus Aitkin.  

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On Tuesday, May 3, the Dragon track team attended the Rush City Tigerama Invitational. Both girls and boys took first place by a good amount of points. Coach Jared Clementson said, “It was sunny and the temps were in the mid 50s which was great for most. We took a different approach with thi…

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The Pine City Dragons softball team earned their first win Monday at Duluth Marshall. The Dragons defeated the hilltoppers 6-3 in a tight contest. Dragon senior hurler Samantha Schneider would strike out 12 batters, walk 6 and allow 3 runs. 

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On Tuesday, April 26, the Dragons golf team traveled to the Purple Hawk Golf Course in Cambridge. It was still a chilly day, and the course was a bit wet, but the sun was out the majority of the time. The coaches and the golfers are looking forward to the weather warming up soon and courses …

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On Friday, April 29 the Pine City Dragons hosted their annual Chengwatana meet for the 64th year. It was the warmest day of the track season so far. The Dragon girls came in second, behind by just 1.5 points to Chisago Lakes. The boys also came in second place.

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The Dragon boys tennis team continued to show their talent in both doubles and singles play last week. They won their match against Cloquet on Tuesday, 7-0, and against Aitkin on Thursday, 6-1.

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The Pine City Dragon baseball team continues its streak of strong performances on the mound. The combination of Isaiah Hasz and Nick Plasek continue to limit opposing teams’ offense. The Dragons also managed key contributions from Ryan Plasek and Bryce Erickson on the mound that ate up cruci…

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Dragon shooters were greeted by a steady rain and cool temperatures Sunday as they competed in their third week of competitive shooting in Class 9A of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. Eli Schultz led the team, hitting 45 of 50 targets. Josh Brinker followed close behind wi…

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Dragon shooters endured steady 15 mph southwest winds gusting as high as 30 mph, temperatures in the 30’s, and a freezing rain Sunday in their second week of competitive shooting.  Despite the difficulties faced with darting targets and rain dotted glasses, scores were very competitive. 

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On Tuesday April 19, the boys and girls Pine City Golf Team went to the Bulrush Golf Course in Rush City. The weather was again cold, but the golfers had sunshine and were happy to be out on a course. Golf courses have been a bit wet lately due to the rainy weather conditions we have had lat…

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This past week was a busy one for Varsity Track and Field. On Tuesday, April 19, the Dragons traveled up to Hinckley to participate in the Great River Conference Relay meet. This relay meet is different from the rest. It is all relays and includes relay relays that are not run at a normal tr…

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The Pine County Senior Dog team received reserved grand champion at the State Project Bowl on April 9. Knowledge questions included dog breeds, 4-H rules in obedience, agility, rally, and showmanship, and on veterinary healthcare.

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It has been a long few weeks for the Dragon tennis team, waiting for the weather to cooperate so they could get a chance to perform. Many practices and matches have been canceled and/or postponed due to the cold and wet weather lately. This past Friday and Saturday, they finally got their ch…

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The Pine City Dragons Varsity Baseball team defeated rivals Rush City 6-0 on Monday, April. 11 in the season opener for the Dragons. The Dragons won the game despite not having an outdoor practice due to poor home field conditions and lack of drainage. 

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The Pine City Dragons Varsity Softball team fell behind early in Tuesday’s game at Rush City. The Dragons have yet to get any work or practice outside due to poor field conditions and continued wet weather. The lack of work was evident as the Dragons struggled to contain the Tigers offense. 

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