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CL socks North Branch in upper bracket, will rematch for section softball championship

Courtesy runner Jess Dittel scored on a wild pitch with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the top-seeded Wildcats a 4-3 win over the fifth-seeded Cloquet Lumberjacks in the championship bracket of the Section 7AAA softball tournament Saturday, May 27 at Braun Park in Cloquet. Sam Johnson drove in all three of the Wildcats’ runs prior to the winning run. The win sent the Wildcats to face the second-seeded North Branch Vikings in the next round of the section tournament Tuesday, May 30 at the Grand Rapids Sports Complex.
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Offensive explosion powers North Branch; headed to section semis

The North Branch baseball team put up a score last week that’s extremely rare, even in the high school ranks.
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CL third at M8C Championships, NB fifth

The Wildcats girls’ track team finished third in the Mississippi 8 Conference championship held Wednesday, May 24 at Big Lake while the North Branch girls came in fifth. On the boys’ side, the Wildcats came in last out of eight teams and NB seventh. Seventh-grader Annika Hall won the 3200-meter run in 11:37.85, finishing 24 seconds ahead of Makenna Sjoberg of Cambridge-Isanti. She also came in second in the 1600-meter run. And sophomore Catharine Larson won the triple jump with a leap of 34’2”.

‘Cats upended by STMA Knights

The dream undefeated season for the Chisago Lakes boys lacrosse team came to a crashing halt Tuesday, May 23 against St. Michael Albertville.
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Chisago Lakes makes a deep run before bowing out at home

Chisago Lakes got to show off their beautiful tennis facilities the past week and a half during the Section 7AA Individual and Team tournaments, and they made a nice little run to the semifinals to boot.

Liar, liar, pants on fire

OK, I lied! I said I would only do one week of rhubarb recipes since I had such a long column last week, but I had a few more in the chamber to fire off, so I wanted to go back to the tarty vegetable (yes, rhubarb is a vegetable and not a fruit, despite it’s sweet uses.)
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Vikings and ‘Cats work to sharpen their games before golf sections

Princeton Golf Course Chisago Lakes was still stuck chasing Becker at the Princeton Golf Course on Monday, May 15, with another second place finish behind the Bulldogs.

Wildcats move to 11-0 before finally falling to St. Michael-Albertville

Despite a slow start, the Chisago Lakes boys lacrosse team eventually turned their offense up a notch and ran away from the Sabres of Sartell on Thursday, May 18.

Girls cruise by three more opponents, run winning streak to 11

It was easy pickings for the Chisago Lakes offense when they traveled to Sauk Rapids Rice High School on Tuesday, May 16 to take on the Storm’n Sabres co-op.

Finances and potential levy at the forefront of regular CL board meeting

At the regular school board meeting on Thursday, May 18, the Chisago Lakes School Board got a levy update ahead of a beefy working meeting session that was held this week after the Chisago County Press went to print.

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