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James Hentila, a senior at Mora High School, has overcome, broke and set new athletic records for Mora High School weight lifting. He’s become an icon when it comes to working at a goal and achieving it. 

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The Ogilvie Lions entered the Section 2 9-man playoffs as the number two seed. Last Tuesday, Nov. 17, Ogilvie hosted the Nicollet Raiders in a first-round match-up. The teams have some history as Ogilvie hosted Nicollet in the second round of playoffs last season with Nicollet winning that g…

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The Mora Mustangs clinched the Northeast Blue District championship Friday night by defeating Crosby-Ironton 33-14 at Bergloff-Deis Field. The victory kept the Mustangs undefeated and in contention for the top seed in their section.

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The Ogilvie Lions are the District 9 North (White) champions. The Lions clinched the championship with a 22-7 victory over Carlton/Wrenshall Friday, Nov. 6. With the win, the Lions stayed undefeated with a 5-0 record. 

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The Mustangs traveled to Esko Friday, Oct. 30, and remained  undefeated with an impressive 40-18 victory. A balanced rushing attack was once again key as Mora rushed for 265 yards with four ball carriers getting at least 10 carries. After allowing a long Esko touchdown run in the first quart…

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After having an unexpected week off, the Lions were itching to get back on the field last Friday night, Oct. 30. The Lions showed they were ready when they dominated in a 38-14 victory over Cromwell-Wright. Ogilvie remains undefeated at 3-0 with the win. 

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The Mora athletic department announces that the parent meeting for students grades 7-12 planning on participating in a winter sport will be online. The presentation will be available at 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 16. 

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The Ogilvie Lions were to have played at Isle Friday evening, Oct. 23.  The football game was postponed.  Both schools will try to reschedule the game.  

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On a cold Friday night, Oct. 23, in Mora with muddy conditions on the field, the Mustangs held off a good Aitkin squad 28-16. The victory kept the Mustangs undefeated with a 3-0 record. Mora rushed the ball 60 times for 288 yards and only attempted one pass. It was a balanced rushing attack …

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After dominating the Pine City Dragons last week, the Mora Mustangs varsity football team next faces Aitkin — known for being one of the toughest defensive teams in the district. 

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The Mora Mustangs varsity football team opened the 2020 season with a 51-0 drubbing of Eveleth-Gilbert Friday, Oct. 9. Mora used a stable of running backs to run for 422 yards and seven touchdowns. The game went running time late in the third quarter. 

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Friday, Oct. 9 was a big night for high school football teams across the state as “Friday night lights” returned after a hiatus. Ogilvie was one of the schools that enjoyed the opportunity to host a game. The Lions kicked off their 2020 campaign with a 28-14 victory over McGregor. 

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Thursday morning, Oct. 1, the eyes of Minnesota high school sports was once again focused intently on the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors as they were about to determine the short-term fate of another season. Thousands of student-athletes, coaches and parents held their…

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The Vasaloppet USA ski races scheduled for Feb. 13-14, 2021 will still take place with significant changes according to Vasaloppet organizers’ just released COVID-19 race plans.

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On Monday, Sept. 21, the Minnesota State High School League re-instated football and volleyball for this fall. Back in late July it had been decided that football and volleyball would be moved to a March to May season bumping spring sports back to a later start. This decision has area coache…

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After the Mora High School referendum passed last May, planning has been taking place for the new building. Outdoor facility planning is also taking place as fields will be lost due to the building and new ones will be built to replace those. One of the programs affected will be Mora football.

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Heeding the pleas, protests, petitions, surveys and even lawsuits of student-athletes and parents, the Minnesota State High School League on Monday, Sept. 21, reversed their previous decision of moving football and volleyball to a spring season that was supposed to start in mid-March. The MS…

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Tom Mortenson’s hobby is using game cameras to capture the great diversity of wildlife roaming his property in Ford Township, Kanabec County. He was recently able to retreive his cameras and found photos of many animals, including deer, bears, wolves, coyotes, red and gray foxes, bobcats, sk…

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Typically, the beginning of a school year is full of anticipation, excitement and perhaps some nervousness. A fresh year, new classes, seeing friends again usually has the school bustling with a great atmosphere. Student athletes are excited to get their fall seasons going and the community …

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The 40th Annual Mora Bike Tour will hit the streets Saturday, Sept. 19, starting and finishing at the Vasaloppet Nordic Ski Center.