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Yellowjacket Zach Gabbard and his mom celebrate the team's semifinal win in the state tournament while fans and teammates from the community remind everybody who they were playing in honor of. Photo illustration by Paul Gregersen

For The Love of The Game

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This isn't a story about the Polar League.

But in a round about way it is.

This isn't a story about a school in North Eastern Minnesota.


But very well could be.

This is a story about the power and ability of high school athletics to bring a small town together, heal and accomplish a dream come true.

This is a story about all that is right about sports and being a member of a team whether on the court or in the bleachers.

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