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Zumbrota-Mazeppa's Jackie Matuska singles during the third inning of the Cougars' 2-0 win over Caledonia/Spring Grove during Tuesday's Section 1AA playoffs in Austin. (Republican Eagle photo by Kyle Stevens)

Softball: Cotter bounces Z-M from playoffs

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AUSTIN – In the moment after contact, one voice could be heard over all others. Hannah Kosel had just sent a ball toward the empty space behind the left-center field fence, a towering shot that, when it landed, would propel Cotter into Thursday’s Section 1AA championship.


Before the ball reached its peak, a Ramblers coach repeatedly screamed, “Get out of here!”

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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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