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NRHEG fall sports award winners were announced for the 2016 season at the annual ceremony Thursday, Nov. 10 in the high school gymnasium in New Richland.
They were, by sport:
• Most Valuable – Jack Schultz
• Most Valuable Defense – Alex Buckmeier
• Most Valuable Offense – Perry Peterson
• Most Valuable Lineman – Schultz
• Lunch Pail Award – Schultz
• Captains – Schultz, Chad Agrimson, Sam Prigge
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Jack Schultz, NRHEG senior guard and defensive tackle, has been selected to play in the 2016 Minnesota Football Showcase All-Star Football Game on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at US Bank Stadium.
“We are thrilled for Jack to be given the opportunity play alongside Minnesota's top football players,” said NRHEG coach Dan Stork. “ He has worked extremely hard and has dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball all season. He is very deserving of this recognition and opportunity and he will make the most of it.”
Dec. 3 will feature an entire day of celebrating football throughout the state of Minnesota. The event will culminate in the 44th annual all-star game. Tickets are now available with all proceeds going directly to the MFCA and the Tackle Cancer Campaign.
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Team opens season Saturday vs. Harvard
HOMETOWN HERO — Carlie Wagner again hopes to give NRHEG fans plenty to cheer about in her junior season at the University of Minnesota. (Star Eagle photo by Jim Lutgens)
By JIM LUTGENS
Last season, Carlie Wagner was content to contribute however possible and let Rachel Banham handle the bulk of the scoring for the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team.
That won’t happen this year.
Banham graduated, off to the WNBA as the Gophers’ all-time scoring leader, leaving New Richland’s hometown hero Wagner as the focal point on this year’s team, which opens the 2016-17 season Saturday, Nov. 12 against Harvard. Tip-off is at 2 p.m. at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.
“Carlie will move into a leadership role,” said Gophers coach Marlene Stollings. “I love the fact she’s gotten so much experience. Carlie has been able to excel in her position with all the speed and talent that surrounds her on the perimeter.”