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Kayla Hirt, left, hugs Minnesota teammate Leah Cotton during a recent game this season .Hirt, the former Bemidji Lumberjack has recovered from two knee surgeries and is a red-shirt freshman for the Gophers and is finally seeing playing time this season. University of Minnesota Athletics photo

Back on the court: Ex-BHS star Hirt returns to Gophers after two injurues

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MINNEAPOLIS – When Kayla Hirt stepped onto the elevated floor at Williams Arena Oct. 31 in Minnesota’s women’s basketball exhibition game against Concordia-St. Paul, the former Bemidji Lumberjack realized that she had finally accomplished one of her personal goals.


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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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