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Dawson-Boyd wins Class A Challenge Cup

August 10, 2012
Marshall Independent

For the second straight year, a Southwestern Minnesota high school earned accolades from the Minnesota State High School League, as Dawson-Boyd was named the recipient of the Challenge Cup award for Class A.

Minnesota high schools compete in the yearlong contest by earning points for placing in postseason tournaments and state fine arts competitions.

The Blackjacks finished with 138 points, aided in large part by the school's football team, which won the Class A state title in 2011 with a 35-20 victory over Mahnomen.

The Dawson-Boyd boys' golf team also brought home hardware in 2011-12, finishing in third place in the Class A state golf tournament with a score of 667.

The Blackjacks boys' basketball team nearly made it to state in the winter, reaching the Section 3A title game before falling to Southwest Minnesota Christian, the Class A runner-up.

In co-ops with Lac qui Parle Valley, Dawson-Boyd got more athletes to state. Six United wrestlers qualified for state, with John Weeding, Sam Haas and JD Struxness each reaching the finals in their respective weight classes.

In girls' track, Sara Melom, Alaysia Freetly and the 4x100-meter relay team all qualified for state for the LQPV/D-B relay team. Freetly also represented the co-op at the state cross country meet.

Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley also had representatives at state tennis, with Jack Hansen going to state in the boys' championship, and the doubles team of Patricia Ott and Kelle Thompson taking fifth place in girls' doubles.

Last season, Minneota won the Class A Challenge Cup.

Eden Prairie and Black also won the Challenge Cup in Class AAA and AA, respectively.



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