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AURORA — The installation of the new, high-speed chair lift “Sarajevo Express” at Giants Ridge made things easier for those on the slopes, but it also proved to be inspiration for a new event coming to the resort this weekend.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Several area Hibbing gymnasts have been making their mark out on the competition mat when they compete for the Grand Rapids Gymnastics Academy (GRGA).

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HIBBING — Congratulations goes out to the Hibbing Community College women’s basketball team for claiming the consolation championship of the national tournament in Bethlehem, Pa., last weekend.

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HIBBING — The WISSOTA dirt track racing season is still over one month away, but when it does start, there will be a new class at the Hibbing Raceway — Hornets.

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COOK — The North Woods’ boys’ basketball team has been enjoying their most recent section championship for the last few days, but it’s time to get back to business as the Grizzlies prepare for their Class A quarterfinal matchup on Thursday.

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The Beginners Division champions of the Serrano Memorial Junior Bonspiel in Chisholm are pictured. From left are Brooklyn Saiger, Ava Michalicek, Gracia Berg and Raelynn Trask.

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The Beginners Division runners-up of the Serrano Memorial Junior Bonspiel in Chisholm are pictured. From left are Rylie Forbord, Cassidy Koski, Erin Molick, and Ben Molick.

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The Competitive Division champions of the Serrano Memorial Junior Bonspiel in Chisholm are pictured. From left are Haaken Vaughn, Colton Vaughn, 98-year-old Bill Loushine (who started the bonspiel in 1963), Hans Berg and Logan Sathre.

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The Competitive Division runners-up of the Serrano Memorial Junior Bonspiel in Chisholm are pictured. From left are Kobie Zgonc, Jack Bryan, Jake Giermann and Nick Jordan.

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Mattison Johnson (left) and John Larrabee (center) lead a group of Bluejacket distance runners on a workout.

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Eli Erickson works on his sprinting form in front of the high school Monday. Softball started last Monday, and both girls and boys golf started Monday. Boys tennis starts on March 25.

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There might be snow on the ground, but Hibbing and the surrounding high schools have started spring sports practice for the 2019 season. From left, Hayden Westerberg works on his swing, hitting off of a tee at the Lincoln Gymnasium.

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HIBBING — At the end of January, Hibbing High School wrestler Kya Rybachek injured her hamstring, which officially ended her season.

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HIBBING — Don Kuusinen laughs as he tells the story about the time somebody asked him when he was going to retire from officiating wrestling.

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HIBBING — Congratulations to the Hibbing High School girls basketball team and their sixth-place finish at the State Class 3A Tournament Friday.

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VIRGINIA — Have you been waiting for winter’s grip to ease up before planning your spring and summer projects?

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The Hibbing Community College women’s basketball team culminated a tremendous season by claiming the consolation championship at the NJCAA Division III Women’s Basketball National Tournament on Saturday in Bethlehem, Pa.

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DULUTH — From the opening tip-off, Friday’s Section 7A boys’ basketball championship game was never in question as the North Woods Grizzlies dominated Lakeview Christian Academy 78-39 and will make their third straight appearance at the state tournament.

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ST. PAUL — Mountain Iron-Buhl seniors Macy Savela, Madisen Overbye and Allie Negen responded with a combined 51 points Friday to help the Rangers pick up a hard-fought 69-68 consolation semifinal victory over BOLD Friday at the Class A State Girls’ Basketball Tournament.

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. — After losing its opening game of the NJCAA Division III Women’s Basketball National Tournament on Thursday, the Hibbing Community College women’s basketball team rebounded in a big way on Friday.

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ST. PAUL — Six Hibbing High School girls basketball senior saw their careers come to an end at Gangelhoff Center on the campus of Concordia University Friday,

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BETHLEHEM — The Hibbing Community College women’s basketball team committed 32 turnovers en route to a 62-53 loss to Western Tech at the Division III National Tournament Thursday.

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COOK — Fresh off their win over No. 4 Deer River, the top-seeded North Woods boys’ basketball team now focuses their attention on No. 3 Lakeview Christian Academy and a berth in the state tournament.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Unseeded Mountain Iron-Buhl trailed No. 2 Goodhue by 13 points with about 11 minutes to go, but the underdog Rangers had no intention of giving up.

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DULUTH — It may not have been exactly how they wanted things to work out, but the No. 1 North Woods boys’ basketball team took care of business Wednesday night and took down No. 4 Deer River, 61-46, to move on to Friday’s Section 7A championship.

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CAMBRIDGE — It was 12 years ago, but Doug Schmitz remembers it as if it happened only yesterday.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Being the No. 1 seed, it could have been easy for the DeLaSalle High School girls basketball team to overlook No. 8 Hibbing.

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HIBBING — For the first time in the history of the program, the Hibbing Community College women’s basketball team will be competing in the Women’s Division III National Tournament.

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HIBBING — The second annual Hibbing Area Sportsmen’s Consignment Sale will be conducted Saturday, March 23, at the Hibbing Armory.

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MOUNTAIN IRON — The Rangers girls’ basketball team took a little time to celebrate last Thursday’s Section 7A championship — they’re ninth straight — but they are now fully focused on the challenge ahead.

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HIBBING — I don’t know where to start with all the postseason success that has been enjoyed by area sports teams this winter.

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HIBBING — The last time the Hibbing High School girls basketball team advanced to state was 2007.

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Junior college baseball and softball players have been getting in as many reps as they can over the past few days in sunny Florida before heading back home to chilly Northern Minnesota. Below is a capsule look at the last few days of action for the Mesabi Range baseball and…

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TAMPA — The Hibbing Community College baseball team fell to 1-4 on their spring trip after losing 10-1 to Pasco-Hernando State College Monday.

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PROCTOR — A whirlwind weekend for the No. 3 Virginia boys’ basketball team meant moving Saturday’s neutral-site game against No. 2 Proctor to Monday night on the Rail’s home turf.

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DULUTH — After a loss to Hermantown in the Section 7A Tournament, Skylar Rhodes thought his hockey-playing days were over.

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DULUTH — The Nashwauk-Keewatin High School boys basketball had been a fairly consistent scoring team during the season, but that part of the game left them at a bad time.

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