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While the Central girls basketball team had a stellar season that saw them put together a 17 win streak on the way to a 24-3 record, their season ended short of the state tournament. The Raiders dropped only their third game of the season and first of 2019 in a 71-43 loss to Jordan in the Se…

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Unfortunately for the Central boys basketball team, their rematch with Le Sueur-Henderson yielded the same result as before, with the Raiders losing by 12. After falling 83-71 at LSH Feb. 28, the Raiders fell 84-72 in the March 4 rematch in the first round of the Section 2AA Tournament.

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The Central wrestling team was again well represented at the Class A State Tournament, as a trio of wrestlers descended upon the Xcel Energy Center March 1. While each wrestler only competed once, all three Raiders made a strong impression in their individual matches.

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The Central girls basketball team continues to roll, earning their 16th and 17th consecutive wins with victories over conference foes in the first two rounds of the Section 2AA Tournament.

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The Central girls basketball team has had another great season, winning the Minnesota River Conference outright, earning a No. 7 ranking and a No. 1 seed for the Section 2AA Tournament. The 22-2 Raiders have accomplished all of this thanks to a intimidating defense that piles up steals that …

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The No. 5 seeded Raiders battled the No. 4 seed Eden Valley-Watkins Friday night in the Section 4A Tournament. The Raiders ultimately lost 52-24, though there were some close matches that made the dual more competitive than the score would indicate.

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The wins keep coming for the Central girls basketball team, as the No. 7 ranked Raiders have yet to lose in 2019. With a trio of wins last week, the Central girls have won 12 consecutive games, moving to 19-2 overall.

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The Central boys basketball team got its third win in four games when taking on Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton, defeating the Bulldogs 57-55 Feb. 4. The win was the third close victory the Raiders earned in a 2 week span, after Central defeated Sibley East 63-61 and Tri-City United 64-60.

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After overcoming first half struggles, the Central girls basketball team dominated Jordan down the stretch to keep their win streak alive. With the 66-40 win, the Raiders move to 16-2 on the season, having won all nine games in 2019.

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A strong start was enough to keep the Central boys basketball team ahead Jan. 22 when Sibley East attempted a late rally. The Raiders jumped out to a 38-25 lead at the break and managed to hold on to win 63-61 to earn the first of back-to-back wins.

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The Central wrestling team traveled to Sibley East Jan. 26 for the Minnesota River Conference Championships, placing fifth as a team. The Raiders had a strong showing with three wrestlers competing in the championship match of their weight class.

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The Central wrestling team split a triangular meet at home on Jan. 17, defeating Le Sueur-Henderson 45-29 after losing 58-15 to Tri-City United. At the conference meeting, TCU also defeated LSH 57-9.

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The Central girls basketball team moved to 12-2 on the season with a pair of wins last week, defeating Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 61-41 Jan. 14 and Sibley East 69-32 Jan. 15.

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The Central boys basketball team played in one game last week, losing 74-40 to conference rival Southwest Christian Jan. 17.

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The Central wrestling team split a pair of duals at their home triangular Jan. 8, defeating Sibley East 54-27 and falling 48-28 to Eden Valley-Watkins.

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The Central girls basketball team capped off another winning week with a spirited comeback that stunned the Tigers of Lake City in overtime 80-78.

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The Raiders hosted the 2019 Central Invitational on Saturday and placed five wrestlers on the way to a seventh place team finish. Both Wyatt Lemke and Joasch Lord competed in the championship match of their divisions, while Sam Meeker, Sean Franck and Jared Kleindl all reached the final roun…

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Several Central wrestlers competed at the Benson Braves Classic Dec. 29, with four Raiders placing at the meet.

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Central’s Abby Mackenthun has earned a spot in the record books among a myriad of prolific scorers, becoming the Raiders most recent player to eclipse 1,000 points in a career.

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The Central boys basketball team got off to a good start Thursday in Montgomery and held an early lead before it seemed a lid closed the basket for the Raiders in a 69-39 loss to Triton.

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The Raiders lost their first game of the season in a barn-burner that saw a lot of points exchanged between the two sides. Unfortunately for Central, the Jaguars prevailed 74-69 in the end, courtesy of 37 points on eight three pointers from their junior guard Makenna Johnson.

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After a solid start to the season had the Central boys basketball team 2-2, a rough stretch heading into the Christmas break dropped the Raiders to 2-6, with a three game losing streak last week. The Raiders lost 82-48 at Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, 62-51 at Belle Plaine and 68-42 at Glen…

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The Central boys basketball team split a pair of Minnesota River Conference games last week, downing the Titans of Tri-City United 45-41 Dec. 11 before falling to the Le Sueur-Henderson Giants 78-55 Dec. 14.

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The Central girls basketball team lost six seniors, which included four starters from last year’s team that went to the Class AA State Tournament, yet the Raiders still continue to win. Central lost a lot of height and are playing a different style of basketball but the result remains the sa…

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The Central girls basketball team moved to 3-0 with a pair of convincing wins over two Minnesota River Conference opponents, defeating Tri-City United 69-50 before downing Le Sueur Henderson 69-45.

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After winning the season opener, the Central boys basketball team dropped its next two games, falling 73-42 to Maple Lake and 93-65 to Hutchinson.

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The Central boys basketball team opened the season with a win over Dassel-Cokato Nov. 30, defeating the Chargers 55-43.

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The Central wrestling team kicked off the season at the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Duals Nov. 30, taking on several ranked teams at a meet that featured 13 ranked wrestlers. Though the Raiders went 0-3, they competed well with some of the best teams in the state despite missing several key pa…

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The Central girls basketball team looked a lot different when they took to the court for the season opener Nov. 30, as the large senior class that included four starters and two more players in the rotation moved on. But despite the new look, the result was still the same as the Raiders defe…

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The ground game for Central was once again dominant, but the Raiders could not overcome a potent offensive attack from Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop that has averaged nearly 50 points a game the last three outings. Central tallied 200 yards rushing and held a lead in the fourth quarter before a pa…

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The Central cross country team hosted the Minnesota River Conference Championships Oct. 16, with the girls taking fourth and the boys placing fifth among the eight teams.

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The Central volleyball team split a pair of games during homecoming week, falling 3-1 to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted before bouncing back to defeat conference foe Sibley East 3-0.

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The Mayer Lutheran girls soccer team fought through sloppy conditions and a tough opponent to pull off a win over the International School of MN/Eagle Ridge Oct. 4.

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The Central football team has played well over the last few games, though misues hampered them down the stretch in several losses. But on Friday night, the Raiders played a full game virtually mistake free to defeat Sibley East 34-0.

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The Central cross country team had a strong showing last week in a pair of meets, nearly taking the top spot at the Sleepy Eye Invitational Oct. 4. The boys placed second and the girls took third among seven teams before the Raiders traveled to Duluth and both placed in the top twenty among …

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The Central cross country team traveled to New Prague Sept. 25 to compete in the New Prague Trojan Invitational.

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The Central volleyball team bounced back from a loss at Watertown-Mayer to pick up a conference win, downing the Titans of Tri-City United. The Raiders controlled the Minnesota River Conference matchup from the outset, sweeping TCU 3-0 with wins of 25-9, 25-12 and 25-13.