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East Central Eagles’ volleyball team finished their volleyball season on Friday, October 29, losing to Braham in three games, 16-25, 12-25, and 13-25 on Braham’s court in the second round of Section 5A Pod D playoffs. The Eagles had a bye in the first round.  

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The East Central volleyball team held Parent’s Night for the seven seniors at their home game with McGregor on Monday, October 18. Lily Ackerman, Lily Podlewski, Audrey Harris, Julia Fornengo, Anna Hansen, Aly Huntington, and Lori Grundmeier played their last volleyball game on their home co…

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The Great River Conference cross country meet was held on Oct 19, Tuesday, at the Grand National Golf Club in Hinckley. East Central’s Jemi Keranen and Bryce McClain were named All-Conference and Sophia Watrin and Avila Burch received honorable mention.  

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The East Central Eagles’ volleyball team had a home contest on Tuesday, October 12, against the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars. The Eagles lost all three games: 0-3 (21-25, 14-25, 17-25).

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The East Central Eagles’ football team didn’t have the game with Chisholm on October 8 because of illness. On October 15, they traveled to Braham, short about a dozen players, to play the Bombers. The Braham Bombers won the contest 67-6.

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Parent’s Night for the East Central football team was held on Tuesday, October 19, on their home turf before their last regular season game at 5 p.m. with North Woods. North Wood’s has two losses in the regular season and are ranked second in the 7A section. North Woods dominated the game wi…

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The Jaguar varsity girls’ cross country team notched two impressive wins at the St. John’s ‘Johnnie Bread’ run and our home Hinckley-Finlayson Invitational.  The Jags have found their stride as the calendar has turned to October and hope to keep continuing this season momentum

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Congratulations to the Hinckley-Finlayson varsity football team as they defeated the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 34 - 20 on Friday, October 8. It was Homecoming night and the Jaguars came ready to play in front of a great crowd. The Jaguars found a defensive weakness in the Rangers on their secon…

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The Dragons from Pine City came to the East Central High School facility for the Eagles’ annual “Dig Pink Night” and to play volleyball on Tuesday, October 5. Through T-shirt sales and a donation bucket the event raised $900. The money will be donated back into Pine County for Breast Cancer …

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On a warm and humid October, 1 evening, the Jaguars welcomed the Broncos from International Falls to Berquist Field for a Section 7AA match up. Section 7AA consists of five teams: Moose Lake/Willow River, Mesabi East, Crosby Ironton, International Falls and the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars.  A…

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The East Central Eagles’ volleyball team played back to back games, Monday and Tuesday, against two of the strongest teams in the conference. On Monday, September 27th, they hosted the Braham Bombers (1A). Coach Marki Hansen said “they put up a good fight but came out on the bottom (0-3) wit…

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Deer River, with a QRF ranking of tenth, out of the 61 teams in Minnesota State Class 1A, traveled to East Central for Eagle’s Homecoming football contest. The Deer River Warriors are number one in the Northeast Silver District standing. Their defensive line held the EC Eagles scoreless, win…

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Jemi Keranen already broke her old cross country record twice this season, and there’s still several meets left. The petite 17-year-old began breaking school records at East Central High School last year in her sophomore year.

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The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels traveled to Coleraine to take on the Titans of Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin (GNK) at the Dixon-Barle Field on Friday, September 17th. The atmosphere was energizing, the stands were full, the elementary cheerleaders were getting prepared for their half-time sh…

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The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels varsity volleyball team (7AA) played Cloquet (7AAA) at the Moose Lake School on Tuesday, September 14 and Two Harbors (7AA) on Thursday, September 16. Both contests went three games. MLWR lost to Cloquet 0-3 and defeated Two Harbors 3-0.  

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The East Central Eagles’ cross-country team competed at Spring Brook Golf Course at Mora on Tuesday afternoon, September 14.  

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East Central Eagles (7A) football team hosted the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars (7AA) on Friday, September 17. The Jaguars (1-1) defeated Mille Lacs 20-6 and lost to Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin (7AAA) 20-7 in their first two contests.  

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The East Central Eagles football team (7A) opened their first home game at the Bruce Harding Field on Friday, Sept. 10, against the Barnum Bombers (7A). The Sports Boosters held a tailgate picnic before the game.  

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The East Central Eagles volleyball team (5A) played one of the top teams in the Great River Conference, the Rush City Tigers (7AA), losing 3-0 on their home courts.  

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Pine City Invitational High School Cross Country meet was held on Thursday, September 9, at the Pine City Golf Course. Schools participating were Foley, Chisago Lakes, Mora, Spectrum, Pine City, Legacy Christian Academy, Milaca, North Branch, Hinckley –Finlayson, Rush City and East Central.

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East Central’s new head football coach, Terry Fawcett, was recently hired after the resignation of former Coach Darrin Kvam. Fawcett has worked for Pine County since 2015 and is entering his 30th season coaching football. He is married with three adult children. 

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East Central’s Trevor Christensen won first place in the discus and shot put at the Section 5A meet held at St. John’s University. Christensen threw the discus 154 ft. 7 inches. In the shot put, he set a new school record, winning first place with 51 ft. 7.25 inches. First and second place w…

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The East Central Track and Field team participated in the Great River Conference meet on Tuesday, May 25 at Pine City. Izzy Olson, Jemi Keranen, and Trevor Christensen were named All-Conference. Track Honotable Mention goes to Sophie Gutknecht, Mazie Gebhart, Becca Wiener, Arabella Presley a…

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On May 26-27, the East Central Boys’ Golf team competed in the Section 7A Golf Tournament at the Virginia Golf Course. It was a two-day, 36-hole tournament with the top team and the next five individuals not on that team, advancing to the Class A State Tournament to be held at Pebble Creek G…

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The East Central softball team headed to the Barnum High School RJM Park on Monday, May 10, to face a hard-hitting Bomber team. 

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The East Central boys’ basketball team was unable to play in the Section 5A playoff tournament games due to COVID. The girls’ team was missing some players in their first game this past week. 

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Moose Lake Willow River boys’ basketball team (14-3) finished their regular season games on Friday, March 12, with an 84-66 victory over Chisholm on “Senior Night”. On Tuesday, March 9, they defeated Wrenshall 71-45 and celebrated Parents’ Night with roses and hand-written letters to their p…

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The East Central Eagles played their last regular season game at home against Crosby-Ironton on Tuesday, March 9, at 4 p.m.

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East Central girls’ basketball team played their final regular season game at Barnum on Friday, March 12. EC Eagles won the game 58-45.  

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The eight teenagers talk animatedly about favorite memories of their years in basketball. Do you remember? What about the time? They spoke in partial sentences and finished each other’s sentences as they remembered away tournaments and various games over the years. While many memories includ…

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East Central Eagles girls’ basketball team played three games this past week. On Tuesday, March 2, they traveled to Isle, on Thursday, March 4, to Rush City, and on Friday, March 5, the Pine City Dragons came to East Central.  

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The East Central Eagles boys’ basketball team played three games this past week with wins over Isle on Tuesday, March 2, and Rush City on Thursday, March 4, and a loss to Pine City on Friday, March 5.  

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The East Central Eagles had a home game on Tuesday, February 23, against Onamia and went to Hinckley-Finlayson on Thursday, February 25.   The Onamia game was a close one, the Eagles lost by five, 50-45. Cassidee Thorvig had 24 of those 45 points, 13 rebounds and 6 steals. Alyson Huntington …

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The East Central Eagles (11-1) had two games this past week and won both of them, keeping their winning streak alive. On Monday, February 22, they defeated Barnum and on Friday, February 26, they had a big win over Hinckley-Finlayson to culminate Snow Week.  

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The East Central boys’ basketball team kept their winning streak going with a win over McGregor 73-35 on Monday, February 8. Their game on Friday, February 12, with Ogilvie was postponed. 

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East Central girls’ basketball took on Braham and Pine City this past week. On Tuesday, February 2, the East Central Eagles were hosts to the Braham Bombers. The Bombers won the contest 53-34.  

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The East Central Eagles played two games this week, back-to-back, Monday and Tuesday, Wrenshall and Braham, both as the visiting team. They came out with two more victories and undefeated for the season.  

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The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels won both their games this week and remain undefeated (5-0).  

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The East Central Eagles boys’ basketball team is undefeated with two more wins this past week.  

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The East Central Eagles girls’ basketball team welcomed Isle to their gymnasium on Tuesday, January 26. The Eagles got their first win of the season, winning 45-21. Cassidee Thorvig had a great game, scoring 17 points and pulling down 16 rebounds, six assists and nine steals. Alyson Huntingt…

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The Jaguar JV boys basketball team opened up their 20-21 season with a 64 - 40 victory over the East Central Eagles on Tuesday January 19.  Team members for this game were Chase Klar, Jacob Grice, Trey Visser, Seth Olson, Griffin Stiel, Levi Degerstrom, Everett Ausmus, Harrison Kreft and Jor…

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East Central boys’ basketball team played Hinckley-Finlayson on Tuesday, January 19 at Hinckley. They won easily 70-49. The scoring leader was Tyler Thorvig with 18 points and 8 assists. Wes Watrin had 12. Karamo Touray pulled down 15 rebounds and put in 17 points. Adam Fornengo had 11 points.  

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East Central runners participated in the Minnesota State High School League Section 7A tournament held at the Cloquet Golf Course last week. Jemi Keranen broke an East Central school record with a meet time of 21:53.1. The girls’ varsity placed 13 out of 16 teams. Pequot Lakes, Proctor and V…

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