Coach Laurie Nepsund talked first about the ninth grade squad and their good season. They finished with a record of 16-5.
Coach Dave Randgaard then talked about his junior varsity team, who also had a good year. They finished 12-10.
First-year head coach Pat Deegan proceeded to the podium and talked about the varsity team, which had one of the best years in recent memory. "We finished 12-12 this year. That is the most wins in six years. We also won our first playoff game, which also hasn't been done for six years," said Deegan.
He was proud of the girls for what they had accomplished. The Bulldogs beat St. Cloud Cathedral, who were two points away from making it to state. Other big wins were against Albany by one point, and against Litchfield in the first round of districts. The Dragons had previously beaten Paynesville twice in the regular season.
Each player was presented with a medal of participation and a booklet of pictures from the season. Tanya Lieser was presented with the game ball from Albany, which had her name, number, and date of her scoring her 1,000th point.
Individual awards were given out to four players: Most Hustle, Carin Frenchick; Best Defense, Tiff Rausch; Most Improved, Steph Krupke; and Most Valuable Player, Tanya Lieser.
Frenchick and Lieser received All-Conference honors in the West Central Conference North, and Krupke was named Honorable Mention.
The players, especially the seniors, would like to thank our fans, parents, and coaches for the memorable season.
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