Perfect Proctor girls tip-off best start in recent history

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On Tuesday night the Proctor girls basketball team toppled unbeaten Superior 59-45 to improve to 6-0 making their best start in at least the past 15 years.

"We basically just think we have one done, that’s one game out of the many that we’re playing," explained senior guard Kate Vogel. "We just want to keep pushing hard and in our heads that next game is a whole different thing."

While everything is clicking now, head coach Matt Solberg said there were some growing pains. Among this year’s top lineup only senior Payton Rodberg had previous experience starting on varsity.

However the Rails quickly learned the pace and expectations of a program built up by 2020 grads Sam Parendo and, Proctor basketball’s all-time leading scorer, Sam Pogatchnik.

"They paved the way for this whole situation," Solberg said. "Prior to their tenure in Proctor girls basketball we weren’t real competitive, that was before I was around. Now our seniors at that time were freshman and sophomores."

"I’ve been playing high school basketball since seventh grade so I’ve worked so hard for this spot," Sophia Morin-Swanson said, now a starting senior guard for the Rails. "I’m glad it’s finally paying off to be in this position."

Proctor’s next test will be also undefeated Pequot Lakes (5-0) Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 7:15pm at Pequot Lakes High School.