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Pine River-Backus athletes, fans inspire one another

Pine River-Backus High School athletes had a good reason to be proud Friday, Sept. 28, as students in kindergarten through sixth grade stood in line for their autographs.

Fans fill the stands at the Pine River - Backus homecoming football game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.
Fans fill the stands at the Pine River - Backus homecoming football game Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.

Pine River-Backus High School athletes had a good reason to be proud Friday, Sept. 28, as students in kindergarten through sixth grade stood in line for their autographs.

Student athletes represented sports from all over the spectrum, including rodeo, cross country, volleyball, fishing and football. Royalty from last week's homecoming court were also present to dish out autographs to their adoring fans.

Pine River-Backus Community Asset Developer Tina Hanneken said the event was great for both the athletes and the elementary students. The young children had an opportunity to meet role model athletes from their home teams, and all of the athletes present got a chance to feel like stars as the children clamored for their autographs.

The event was just one part of homecoming festivities last week.

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Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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