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By Stephen McKay
Sports Writer 

Talking Sports: Spring sports coming to exciting finishes


After Sidney High School freshman Jakob Austad landed in the long jump pit last Friday at the Mitchell Invite, he bounced up and waited for the tape to be read.

He sensed it was a good one.

After the tape was stretched and the verdict read, Austad pumped his fist in excitement. It was the longest he’d ever jumped. On his next leap, he went even farther.

Believe it or not, there’s not much time left for personal-best efforts. Amazingly enough, the spring sports season has entered the home stretch. There are just 19 school days left until the Class D-11 District Championships at Morrill...

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