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Mid-Pacific Institute (Hawaii) senior and Lake City native Ryan Swanson (33) boxes out Lake City's Reid Lundell during the second half of Thursday's game at Lincoln High School in Lake City. Ryan, along with his younger brother Ben, played in Lake City for the first time after the family moved to Honolulu.

Boys Basketball: Swanson brothers make their return

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LAKE CITY - It took nearly 5,000 miles, but Ryan and Ben Swanson finally stepped onto their hometown's basketball court for the first time as high school players on Thursday.


Spending their youth in Lake City, the Swanson family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii before either Ryan or Ben got to play for the high school team. Though the family moved, the Swansons always kept in touch with their friends in Lake City.

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Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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