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Cross Country Skiing: Pierz girls sixth

MAPLE LAKE — Maggie Gruber came in 15th and Megan Hoheisel 18th to lead the Pierz girls to a sixth-place finish in the Maple Lake Invitational Friday.

The Pioneer boys finished ninth and were led by Kyle Becker, who crossed the line in 19th place.

Boys results

Team scores: 1-Holdingford 52, 2-Delano 52, 3-Dassel-Cokato 105, 4-Litchfield 115, 5-Maple Lake 139, 6-Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 143, 7-Watertown-Mayer 152, 8-Rockford 160, 9-Pierz 198, inc-Maranatha Christian, Royalton, St. Cloud Christian

Individual winner: Sam Thomas (Delano) 16:46

Pierz results: 17-Kyle Becker 18:50, 27-Will Corbett 19:23, 54-Elias Schomer 20:53, 57-Matt Janson, 66-Mitchel Chech, 67-Daniel Tautges 23:50.

Girls results

Team scores: 1-Holdingford 38, 2-Maple Lake 65, 3-Dassel-Cokato 84, 4-Litchfield 110, 5-Watertown-Mayer 112, 6-Pierz 114, 7-Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball 154, inc-Delano, Maranatha Christian, Rockford, St. Cloud Christian

Individual winner: McKenzie Holt (St. Cloud Christian) 15:27

Pierz results: 15-Maggie Gruber 18:12, 18-Megan Hoheisel 18:29, 26-Arre Langer 18:56, 28-Dana Hennen 19:00, 46-Emma Hoheisel 21:15, 53-Beth Brochofsky 28:24

Next: Pierz at Pequot Lakes Invitational Sept. 6.

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