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Ava Colorito

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Junior Kody Komara was recognized at the Feb. 11 school board meeting for his 100th win in his high school wrestling career. Komara is now one of nine wrestlers who earned 100 wins in Freedom history.

Senior Hunter Giles was recognized at the Feb. 11 school board meeting for his basketball success this season, with 10 points at the end of the season. Coach Greg Cercone spoke about Giles’ uplifting attitude.

On the Feb. 11 school board agenda, the board looked to approve a cooperative agreement with New Brighton for girls’ soccer, which led to concern from community members. Community member Sue Vogel said that there would be 19 soccer players, not including six possible freshmen, from Freedom alone. Of those, only 11 girls get the opportunity to play.

Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Fuller expressed that New Brighton’s girls’ soccer team, which was a long-term rival according to Vogel, is to the point of either getting a cooperative agreement or disbanding the program entirely.
The board approved the New Brighton agreement with a five-four vote in favor of agreement. On Feb. 22, the New Brighton school board approved the agreement with a unanimous vote. Fuller said that up to six or seven players are expected to join the team. New Brighton will pay a fee of $250 per player to play for Freedom’s team.

An agreement with Quigley was approved unanimously. Two to four players are expected to join our football team. Quigley will pay a fee of $250 per player to play on Freedom’s football team.

The board approved a track extension with a paving company for $10,000.

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