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The members of the Goodhue girls basketball team hoist up the Section 1A championship trophy after the Wildcats defeated Rushford-Peterson 75-38 Thursday at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. (Republican Eagle photo by Joe Brown)

Girls Basketball: Goodhue punches ticket to state

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ROCHESTER – With a quarter of the game still to tick away, three girls kneeled at the scorers’ table, smiles as wide as the padded table behind them. There was laughter, inaudible due to the din of the crowd across the court.


For three consecutive years, from 2009-11, Goodhue sent a team to the girls state basketball tournament. But 2012 and 2013 ended with losses to Bethlehem Academy in the West sub-section final.

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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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