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Princeton senior Billy McClay closed out his career in style with a strong run through the 170 lb. brackets to place third at last weekend’s State Wrestling Tourney at the Xcel Center. McClay began his tourney in Friday’s Class AA prelims with a 1-0 decision over Kasson-Mantorville’s Bigelow. In the quarterfinals, Foley’s Kelvington got past [...]

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Princeton was seeded in the No. 3 slot for Section 7AAA girls basketball for the Friday, March 7 quarterfinals. The Tigers (12-14) will host No. 6 North Branch (12-14) in the 7 p.m. scrum; the teams split their two Mississippi 8 games against each other this season. The 7AAA semifinals will be Wednesday, March 12 [...]

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A group of Princeton boys swimmers gained great experience at the Feb. 28-March 1 Class A State meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center. Junior Nicholas Johnson swam in three events during Friday’s prelims. Johnson placed ninth in the 50 Freestyle at 22.63 and was 16th in the 100 Free at 50:56 to advance [...]

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In the Feb. 27 battle for the Section 5A boys hockey title, Chisago Lakes held a late lead to get past Princeton 5-4. It was excellent hockey with big hits and emotional play as both teams left it all out on the ice, witnessed by a standing-room-only crowd at the Isanti Arena. “It was two [...]

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Seniors Caleb Scharber scored 30 and Jack Sinkel finished with 19 points, but it was host Hermantown defeating Princeton 87-68 in the Section 7AAA boys basketbal quarterfinals Feb. 28. “Caleb did an excellent job of attacking the hoop against the Hawks’ pressure defense. He kept us in the game with his 17 first-half points, which [...]

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PLAYOFF UPDATES: Chisago Lakes made a late two-goal lead stand when it defeated Princeton 5-4 in the Section 5A Boys Hockey championship inside a packed Isanti Arena Feb. 27. The Wildcats earned their first State berth since 1995, while the Tigers were searching for their first State trip since 2003. Collin Buness scored twice for [...]

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