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Ellsworth’s Dennis Schutz, the 2014 All-Area Player of the Year, was a four-year starter for the Panthers, racking up three All-Middle Border Conference selections, including MBC Player of the Year this spring. He was also an All-State honorable mention and a Wisconsin Baseball Coaches All-Star selection. (R-E file photo)

All-Area Baseball: Schutz leaves a lasting impression

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Where is Dennis Schutz? That’s a question that has been pondered at least twice in the past year. 

As the Republican Eagle’s 2013 All-Area Player of the Year in football, Schutz was late to an interview because he was tracking a deer through the woods somewhere near Ellsworth. A few months later, Schutz was difficult to track down for a talk about his selection as the 2014 All-Area Player of the Year in baseball.


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Kyle Stevens
Kyle Stevens is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, Kyle worked at the Owatonna People’s Press, as well as KWLM and KLFN in Willmar. You can contact Kyle by phone at (651) 301-7879, via e-mail at, and follow him on Twitter @RE_KStevens.
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