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Tourney champs

Team members include, in front, goalie Olivia Klund. Second row from left, Jordyn Erickson, Maura Laesser and Kaley Manglitz. Third row, Brawnwyn Meyers, Allie Stock, Kendra Lesmeister and Cassie Laidlaw. Fourth row, Anna Albrightson, Kamryn Jacobs and Katie Anderson. The team is coached by Keith Van Dell, TJ Klund and Troy Lesmeister.

The River Falls-Baldwin U14A BlackCats girls’ hockey team took first place at the Baldwin Invitational Jan. 25-26. The BlackCats defeated Blaine, Minn. 8-1, before beating defending Wisconsin state champion Northern Exposure (Hayward/Spooner/Ashland/Rice Lake), 4-2, Saturday. In Sunday’s title game they defeated the Central Wisconsin Storm, 9-2. The BlackCats are a girls’ co-op hockey team consisting of girls from the River Falls and Baldwin hockey associations. 

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