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Numbers up for PRB track


The Pine River-Backus boys’ and girls' track and field teams should be more competitive this season with an increase in participants, according to head coach Tom Demars.

“We’ve had an increase in junior and senior high athletes for both the boys and girls,” said Demars. “The (late spring) weather couldn’t have been worse for us with a lot of new faces eager to try out different events, but we haven’t had an opportunity to do that yet.”

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