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Pillager distributes winter awards


Pillager High School conducted its winter awards night this week.



Jeff Flickinger, junior varsity hardest worker

Jessen Franzen, athlete of the week, captain

Alpine skiing

Rian Hutchison, most valuable skier, athlete of the week, captain

Girls hockey

Emily Doss, blocked shot leader, captain

Boys basketball

Brady Feist, most improved

Alex Holbrook, Mr. Defense

Isaac Jacobson-Husky Award

Girls basketball

Kaylie Hanson, Park Region honorable mention

Ally Hunstad, most improved

Jessica Kadus, Miss Defense

Shauna Maurer, all-state academic, Brainerd Dispatch All-Area Team, Miss Offense, All-Park Region Conference

Kayla Rardin, Husky Award

Jackie White, Dispatch All-Area Team honorable mention, 1,000 points, all-time leading scorer, most valuable player, All-Park Region Conference

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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