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  • Coaches surrender their heads— prior to wrestling meet

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 10:49am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Coaches of the Pelican Rapids High School wrestling team took the barber’s sea March 19, as a motivational gesture as six athletes were about to travel to Long Prairie for an opportunity to qualify or the Minnesota State High School League state meet.   The coaches succcumbed to player demands to cut their hair, with hopes… Read More

  • Pelican battles Barnesville, but falls in first playoff round

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 10:47am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Pelican Rapids boys basketball team’s season came to an end March 18 as they lost in the first round of the section 8AA playoffs on the road in Barnesville.  The 5th seeded Vikings jumped out to an early lead against the 4th seeded Trojans 17-4 as they came out firing from three and driving to… Read More

  • Girls on to semi-finals 

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 10:06am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Decisive win over Park Rapids sets up clash with rival Barnesville; Section final is March 25 The Pelican Rapids girls basketball team played the Panthers from Park Rapids in the quarterfinal game of section 8AA playoffs.   The Vikings advanced in section playoffs with a solid victory 56-27 over Park Rapids.  “We came out with good energy and played… Read More

  • Six Vikings represent Pelican at individual wrestling meet

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 9:58am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The state individual wrestling tournament had a new look this year.  The top four place winners in two sections were combined into what the MSHL called “Super Sections.” Pelican’s section, 6A was combined with 5A.  This super section has five of the top seven ranked teams in the state. Number five, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie defeated number one, Long… Read More

  • Wresting with ‘Faith’ 

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 9:19am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Young Pelican athletes shoes are a tribute to late classmate Faith Westby A young Pelican Rapids athlete carries a tribute to a beloved Pelican Rapids student—every time he takes to the mats.  “Faith” is inscribed on Jackson Peasley’s wrestling shoes, a memorial to Faith Westby, the Pelican high school student who died in March of 2019 after… Read More

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