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The Wildcat gymnastics team, pictured hoisting the 2013 WIAA State Championship trophy after winning the state title in Wisconsin Rapids March 2, added another trophy to its collection last week when it was named winner of the WIAA/Rural Mutual Insurance Sportsmanship Award. Pictured at the state tournament are, front row from left, manager Jordan Maier, volunteer assistant Megan Peters, Kelly Maier, Alyssa Paulson, Sonja Kelly, Gina Bjork, Brianna Kubic, Karin Sollom, head coach Rachel Paulson and assis...

Gymnasts win state sportsmanship award

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The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA), in cooperation with Rural Mutual Insurance, has selected the River Falls High School gymnastics team as a winner of the team Sportsmanship Award for the 2013 winter state tournaments.


River Falls receives the Sportsmanship Award for the second straight year in gymnastics. The Wildcats won the Division 2 team title at the WIAA State Gymnastics Championships in March.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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