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STILLWATER, Minn. — The Virginia Bantam A hockey team was denied the State consolation title on Sunday as Burnsville knocked off the team from the north, 5-1.

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BIWABIK — The Giants Ridge Junior Alpine Club concluded its season at Giants Ridge this past Sunday, March 6.

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STILLWATER, Minn. — The Virginia Bantam A team lost a heartbreaking State Tournament quarterfinal game to East Grand Forks on Friday in overtime, 5-4.

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VIRGINIA — The Virginia Bantam A hockey team got a rousing send-off Thursday outside the Miners Memorial Arena from family and fans as they headed to the state tournamet in Stillwater.

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EVELETH — Two local teams came out on top of the first annual Junior Bonspiel held last weekend at Curl Mesabi in Eveleth.

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ELY — Coming off a tough 5-4 loss in quarterfinal action on Friday night to No. 3-seeded Virginia II, No. 6 seed Eveleth-Gilbert I defeated No. 2 seed Hibbing III, 12-2, to open up action at Veterans Memorial Field in Ely Saturday morning in the consolation bracket of the Iron Range Baseball…

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The Grand Rapids VFW Grey baseball team, on the strength of a 7-0 playoff run, will be making a trip to the VFW state baseball tournament. Grand Rapids, in the championship game for District 8 late last week, defeated West Duluth, 4-2, to earn the trip to state.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The U12 mixed tennis team from Hibbing continued the fine play of Iron Range tennis players in the Northern Junior Team Tennis Sectionals in Minneapolis Friday as the local team placed first in the Silver Division.

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DULUTH — The Hibbing/Chisholm U12 boys soccer team completed a successful season by placing third in the Final Four Competition of the Arrowhead Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) U12 Boys Tournament at Duluth recently.

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EVELETH — Dawson Varda threw a complete game leading Eveleth-Gilbert I to a 4-1 victory over Nashwauk-Keewatin in a tightly contested preliminary round game of the Iron Range Baseball tournament Tuesday night.

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The Grand Rapids girls U15 soccer team finished its season undefeated. Last weekend the team participated in the Arrowhead Youth Soccer Association Tournament, which marked the end of the season. They played Superior, winning 3-0, and then played Esko 1 in the championship on Sunday, winning…

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MINNEAPOLIS — A group of young tennis players that make up the Hibbing 14U Intermediate team won two of three matches at the Junior Team Tennis Sectionals at the University of Minnesota Base Line to capture the consolation championship during play Monday and Tuesday.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Four Grand Rapids athletes competed at the Youth Weightlifting Nationals held June 25-28 in Minneapolis. It was a huge event with more than 600 competitors throughout the United States. This was the largest event in USA Weightlifting to date. Each athlete had to compete and qu…

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VIRGINIA — Some strong performances and a big comeback got earned Virginia I a pair of five-inning victories Monday at Stock Field.

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VIRGINIA — Summer means baseball and this summer is the second time around for a revamped Babe Ruth Baseball League whose purpose is to give 13-15 year olds more opportunity to play America’s pastime.

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ELY — After winning its opening contest against International Falls, 4-2, Friday, Virginia Post 239 fell to Proctor, 10-2, on day two of the Sir G’s Classic baseball tournament in Ely. But Virginia turned the tide in the afternoon getting a 7-4 victory against Stephen-Argyle in eight innings.

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SOUDAN — Virginia Post 239 started the Sir G’s Classic American Legion baseball tournament with a 4-2 win over International Falls Friday afternoon.

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AURORA — The Ed Berdice Field in Aurora will be alive with youngsters this weekend learning to love the game of baseball — just like its namesake had in mind.

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Members of Jay Mott's family, including his three children, watch Tuesday's Mountain Iron 14U softball game in Mountain Iron. Proceeds from sales at the snack bar of Tuesdays game are being donated to Jay Mott who was struck by lighting while holding his daughter during a Little League game …

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ELY — Post 248 led by seven runs early and held on to knock off Esko, 11-10, Tuesday night.

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MARBLE — The Taconite American Legion Post 301 baseball team picked up a district win over Deer River Post 122, 8-4, Monday in Marble. Although Post 301 was held to six hits, they took advantage of five Deer River errors and added four walks.

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Virginia Post 239 second baseman Levy Paskett spins and throws to first for the out during Tuesday's American Legion game against Grand Rapids.

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VIRGINIA — Virginia Post 239 head coach Stephen Golobich knew his team would need their “A game” against a tough Grand Rapids club when they took to Stock Field Tuesday. He didn’t get it.

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MOUNTAIN IRON — There’s just something about a hot dog at a ballpark that makes it taste better. The hot dogs — and chips and beverages and candy — tasted even better than usual Tuesday at the Mountain Iron Recreation Complex.

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DECATUR, Ala. — Hibbing’s Breanna Theodore took another important step towards earning a spot on the 2016 U.S. Archery Team and took home a prestigious national honor last weekend while competing in the 2015 U.S. National Target Championships and Easton JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Developme…

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ELY — After a highly successful inaugural baseball event in 2014, northeastern Minnesota welcomes the second annual Ely Baseball Days celebration.

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MOUNTAIN IRON — Players from the Mountain Iron softball team quickly learned there are “things bigger than the game we are playing,’’ according to parent Lisa Kvas.

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Tyler Hill, of Virginia, also made the cut at Tanners Brook  Golf Club in Forest Lake, Minn., for the chance to play at Northland.

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COLERAINE, Minn. — Area golfers Sam Eisenhuth, Andrew Sederlund and Tyler Hill are taking their games to the next level.

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