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    Logan's vets vs. Rice Lake's rooks

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    By RICK SOLEM

    Last year, the Logan High School football team was a win away from its first-ever state tournament berth.

    Most of those starters return to this year's squad, and they're a win away from matching what they did last season.

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    They're baaaaaack

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    Caledonia, back where it belongs - State

    The Caledonia High School football team is back at its second home, again.

    A year after missing the MSHSL Class 2A state playoffs for the first time since 2004 – yes, 2004 - the Warriors are back and looking for state title number six since 2007.

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    WIAA FB: Bakalars carries Logan

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    He rushed for over 200 yards. He scored three rushing touchdowns. He ran another back on a kickoff. And he threw one just for good measure. 

    The only thing Logan High School senior Kyle Bakalars didn't do after the WIAA Division 3 second-round win over New Richmond last Friday was drive the bus home. That's because he didn't have to, as the Rangers took care of business at home on Swanson field with a 59-27 victory.

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    WIAA State XC: Aquinas' Lichter D3 runner-up

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    By RICK SOLEM

    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. - It was a chilly day for a cross country meet, but that didn't slow down Aquinas High School.

    Senior Jennifer Lichter finished the WIAA Division 3 state runner-up and led the Blugolds to a fourth-place finish. That's exactly where the boys ended up, as well at the Ridges Golf Course.

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    WIAA playoffs: Second round ain’t easy

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    By RICK SOLEM

    It’s just the second round, but there doesn’t appear to be any free pass for Logan High School’s football team.

    Top-seeded Logan’s opponent in the WIAA Division 3 playoffs at 7 p.m. tonight at Swanson Field looks tough.

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    Holmen coach King: "You're not respected at all."

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    By RICK SOLEM

    They’re two teams that couldn’t appear more opposite of one-another.

    Opposite offenses. Opposite seeds. Opposite sides of the state.

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    Minnesota playoffs: dangerous and boring

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    Teams will play three games in 11 days, the third on three days' rest

    Column: RICK SOLEM

    Minnesota has a lot to learn when it comes to high school football.

    The state seemed to be heading in the right direction when it did a study on the safety of its high school athletes.