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Hayfield Vikings take Class A state title

Devin Martin
Updated: June 18, 2021 10:23 PM
Created: June 18, 2021 04:56 PM

(ABC 6 News) - In Hayfield, Vikings pride is alive!

The high school baseball team are now Class A state champions. The top-seeded Vikings beat the two-seed New York Mills 7 to 4. 

Soon after, the Hayfield community welcomed the new state champions home, trophy and all, good energy all around. 

Even the mayor is happy for the team that finished the season with a perfect record, winning all 26 games.

"It's been a huge community support. It puts Hayfield on the map, it shows people that Hayfield is a great school system, a great community," Mayor Rich Fjerstad said. 

And for the people in town, they agree with the mayor, these guys earned this win. 

"It's real exciting for the town. I'm proud of the coach, I've known him for a long time, I played basketball with him, he's a good guy. It's fun driving around today, here at the park, there's a lot of people playing catch out in the yard, it's a good day for the town," Hayfield resident Dan Olive said. 

As the town and team celebrate, the mayor wants to let you in on a secret.

"Our firetruck has put on more miles this year giving parades with the sports teams than they have for emergencies, which is awesome," Mayor Fjerstad said. 

Hayfield won its first-ever state championship in basketball back in April.

So as the sun sets in Hayfield, just know, there are some new champions in town, and the community is here to support them.
 

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(ABC 6 News) - The Hayfield Vikings baseball team claimed the Minnesota Class A state title Friday.

The top-seeded Vikings beat the two-seed New York Mills at Target Field 7-4.

The team was welcomed home Friday afternoon with a parade and a classic gym rally. 

The Vikings finished the season with a perfect record, winning all 26 games.

Hayfield won its first-ever state championship in basketball back in April and adds to it now in baseball.


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