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Longtime New London-Spicer girls basketball coach Mike Dreier has a career record of 800-145. Tribune file photo

NLS’ Dreier earns 800th career win


The New London-Spicer girls basketball team defeated Paynesville 59-42 on Saturday evening on the Wildcats’ court, providing head coach Mike Dreier with his 800th career victory, all at NLS.

He began the season with 792 victories, tops in the state in girls basketball. The Burnsville native and Hamline graduate became the head coach at NLS in 1978.

Dreier earned his first win on Dec. 12, 1978 when the Wildcats upended Kimball 29-22.

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