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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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Blasting home four goals in the second period, No. 2 seed Princeton boys hockey defeated No. 3 Spring Lake Park 5-3 in the Section 5A semifinal game at home Feb. 23. Cam Paulson scored two of those goals, and goalie Max Mattson held tough for his 30th career win in the Tiger nets. The victory [...]

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Jake Pramann and Cole Warren earned their first trips to the State Wrestling tournament by winning their weights at last weekend’s Section 7AA Individuals. Teammate Billy McClay will return to the Xcel Center with them when he finished in second place on the North Branch mats. Those three Tigers will next compete in the Class [...]

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Princeton boys basketball was seeded in the No. 6 slot for Section 7AAA when the quarterfinals begin Friday, Feb. 28 (7 p.m.), sending them to No. 3 Hermantown (17-9) in a rematch of last year’s opening playoff game. Six-time defending champ Grand Rapids (15-9) is the No. 2 seed in that half of the section [...]

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Princeton junior Nicholas Johnson advanced to State in three events when the snow-hampered Section 2A boys swimming and diving championships were completed Feb. 22 at Richfield High. Johnson began sections by winning the 50 Freestyle at 23.05. He backed that up with nearly a one-second win in the 100 Free when he touched the wall [...]

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