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Cross country: Van Kempen wins 6A Coach of the Year honors

After leading the West Central Area boys cross country team to a second-place finish at last week’s state meet, John Van Kempen has been named Section 6A Coach of the Year.

The WCA boys and girls teams also earned the Academic All-State Gold Award alongside Osakis.

The Silverstreaks’ Alison Triebenbach was named Section 6A Assistant Coach of the Year, as well. Bruce Fuhrman of Staples-Motley won 6A Coach of the Year honors among girls teams.

Micah Friez

Micah Friez is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer. A native of East Grand Forks, Minn., he is a 2018 graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in Creative and Professional Writing. Follow him on Twitter at @micahfriez for Lumberjack and Beaver updates.

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