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First row is Julia Smith. Second row, Tayah Otterness, Brooke Jerger, Katelynn Kimball, Sarah Gorder and Grace Kisner. Third row, Mariena Dearstyne, Josey Umthun, Paige Myhre, Jessie O'Hern, Allyson Vaudrin, Abbey Kisner, Shaila Gorder and Lexi King. Fourth row, Makenna Persing and Alexas Smith. (Submitted photo)

Miracle on the ice: Girls skate into fourth overtime last weekend

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It was Minnesota's "Miracle on Ice."

The U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, if confronted by this puck-handling group from Park Rapids, might just play like a bunch of little girls.

They wish.

Last weekend a group of girls 12 and under skated their young hearts out in Long Prairie at a district tournament, into a fourth overtime, only to lose in sudden death. The kids were on the ice more than two hours when it was all said and done.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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