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The legend of Leech Lake: Taryn Frazer, Cass Lake's face of basketball, nets Pioneer Sportsperson of the Year


January 3, 2023

Bemidji Pioneer

Dec. 31-CASS LAKE - The winter solstice arrives, and with it comes the year's longest night. The snow hasn't stopped in days on the Leech Lake Reservation, and the temperature is frozen solid well below zero.

But Cass Lake-Bena High School lights up when Taryn Frazer walks in, radiating with warmth upon the return of a homegrown folk hero.

Old friends dap her up in the hallway. A former teammate adoringly hugs her in the gym. And practice is peppered with spectators who learned to love hoops by watching her play.


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