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It has been a challenging season for the Osceola Chieftain soccer team. When their spring roster came to the forefront the biggest challenge was obvious. There just were not enough available players to put together a string of wins. Osceola began their season with 12 healthy athletes and hop…

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It’s transition time again as we head into summer and leave that cold wet spring behind. Most of the panfish have spawned except on a few lakes. The cold wet spring had panfish confused. We were motoring around with my trolling motor in the shallows trying to mark fish one day and come back …

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Many experts will refer to three phases of the game when they talk about a softball team; hitting, pitching and defense. Seldom can a team find success if they are good in just one of these areas. If you are doing well in two of these areas you can certainly get your share of wins. A good or…

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Anna Swanson was a very good student and athlete at Osceola High School. Upon graduation she saw that St. Mary’s University might be a good fit for her academically. With the athletic success she had in Osceola, she decided to continue her athletic endeavors as well. It turned out to be a cl…

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Week by week it seems like we are turning the corner, away from the ugly pandemic, and back somewhat closer to how things were in ‘the good old days.’ Sports are opening up to larger get-togethers with more spectators beginning to refill the stands.

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Middle Border conference champions — It kind of has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? The Osceola Chieftain baseball team earned the crown last Friday when they beat the only team that could catch them, the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks.

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The Osceola Chieftain powerlifters are back at it. OHS sent a pair of lifters to the National meet held May 27 through May 30 in Aurora, Colo. Jacob Regan competed for the OHS boys’ team and Nevaeh Noonan for the girls. Both lifters turned in excellent results.

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Former New York Yankee baseball star Yogi Berra has been credited with many sayings. One of the Yogi isms that he has been given credit for is “It ain’t over till it’s over.” In other words, like in a softball game, don’t give up if you have any outs left. You still have a chance.

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Editor’s note:  As an outdoor writer I get many letters from readers. This column is an answer to an interesting one from an avid reader named Glyn, and its Memorial Day week.

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The Osceola Chieftain tennis team lost a pair of tennis contests last week by 6-1 scores but head coach Beth Friedrichsen isn’t discouraged. She thought that Osceola once again played better than the scores would indicate. The Chieftains played a pair of quality opponents in River Falls and …

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It is hard to put a finger on it. What makes the Osceola Chieftain team so good? No one player jumps out at you as being a superstar. Apparently what makes them so good is that they are a team. A team that is solid in every aspect of the game. Last week Osceola notched a pair of Middle Borde…

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The New Richmond relays are always a good test for any track and field team. The competition is tough but the format of having everything scored as a relay makes things a little less intense and still lends itself to great performances.

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The Middle Border golf teams have been very busy. The Osceola Chieftains and the other seven MBC squad’s seasons are winding down and the conference meet, Regionals, Sectionals and State are looming. There is no better way to prepare for the biggest meets of the season than to get on the cou…

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Most people talk about three phases in baseball; pitching, hitting and defense. Many experts would say that pitching is the most important component of the three. The Osceola Chieftains are proving these experts right halfway through the 2021 season.

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I’m driving to Brookings, South Dakota to pick up a puppy. At age 70 I wondered why I’m getting a puppy. Then I heard that another young man aged 78 from Appleton is getting a puppy from the same breeder. I’m transporting his dog halfway to his home by bringing it to my place. My friends are…

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The Osceola Chieftain soccer team picked up a nice win last week against the St. Croix Central Panthers. It was the first win of the season for Osceola. The Chieftains played tough in their other game later in the week but fell to the Amery Warriors.

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The Osceola Chieftain softball team is looking for a big inning where the bats are hot. Hitting can be contagious and unfortunately so can hitting slumps. Osceola played a pair of games last week and their pitching held up pretty well. They just could not score enough to pick up a ‘W’ in los…

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Osceola’s Casey Danielson is a very talented golfer. We became aware of this when she won her first WIAA high school individual State Championship as a freshman. We became fully aware of her talents when she tacked on State individual titles as a sophomore, junior and senior at Osceola high …

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The Osceola Chieftain tennis team is having fun. The team was mostly inexperienced coming into the season but they are growing up in a hurry. Osceola is more than holding their own. They already have some very nice wins during the 2021 season.

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Some weeks are just tough. The Osceola Chieftain softball squad experienced one of those last week. Osceola began their week by hosting a tough Prescott squad and then traveled to New Richmond to try to tame the Tigers. They came up short both times.

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In past seasons the Amery Warriors have always been a difficult matchup for the Osceola Chieftains on the tennis courts. Admittedly this season is still young but Osceola was able to come up with a very impressive win over Amery in a match last week in Osceola. The Chieftains cruised to a 5-…

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Everyone I know who picks morels seems to be asking the same question this spring. Where are all the morel mushrooms? According to thegreatmorel.com and the tree guy, “If there is one thing a really good morel mushroom hunter takes pride in is their ability to ID trees and vegetation to find…

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The Osceola Chieftain soccer team opened their season with a tie against Amery and a 4-1 loss to Baldwin-Woodville after trailing just 2-1 at halftime. Last week perhaps the best team in the Middle Border conference came to town. The New Richmond Tigers is the only team in the MBC still unde…

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In any sport you usually have to be on the top of your game to be the best in the conference. True, sometimes a team is so dominant that they may not be competing at their best and still is on the top at the end of the day. In the Middle Border conference you better bring your ‘A’ game to an…

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Baseball games that end with a 1-0 score are unusual at any level. On May 4th Osceola pulled this off against the New Richmond Tigers in New Richmond. Exactly one week later the Chieftains were involved in another 1-0 contest.  This time they fell short to the visiting Amery Warriors.

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After competing in a pair of home track and field meets to start the season the Osceola Chieftains took to the road last week, traveling to New Richmond to compete in the Tiger’s quadrangular. Teams are still testing athletes in many events as they begin to see how their team may look when i…