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High School: 4 area athletes win 'Positive Athlete' awards

BOLD’s Maher, Wilmar’s Teisinger, Minnewaska’s Hoffman and MACCRAY’s Pieper are honored

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Willmar's Abby Teisinger (7) and Bailey Olson (9) go up to block a tip from Marshall's Paige Andries during Thursday's non-conference match Aug. 22, 2019 at Willmar High School. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Four West Central Tribune area athletes are among 33 state-wide winners of the Minnesota Positive Athlete Awards.

Being honored are: BOLD football player Anthony Maher, Willmar volleyball player Abby Teisinger, Minnewaska swimmer Hannah Hoffman and MACCRAY multi-sport athlete Abigail Pieper.

The awards recognize the “most positive high school athletes.” Among the qualities they are recognized for are: optimistic attitude, heart for others, being an encouraging teammate, admitting to imperfections, putting the team first, a servant leader and “always gives 100 percent.”

There are awards that include recipients from six states with the top male and female winners receiving college scholarships.

Positive Athletes is a limited-liability company whose founder and CEO is Scott Pederson. Associated with the LCC is former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward.

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Maher won the award last year as a wrestler.

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BOLD senior defensive lineman Anthony Maher tackles Blooming Prairie senior running back Matthew Pryor during the Prep Bowl on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 from U.S. Bank Stadium. Patrick Bernadeau/West Central Tribune

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