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Petersburg soccer team takes first at Juneau tournament


Ola Richards / Petersburg Pilot

Petersburg's team gather around their Shamrock Soccer Tournament trophy last weekend in Juneau.

Petersburg soccer players took home championship trophies from the Shamrock Soccer Tournament held in Juneau last weekend.

This is the second year Petersburg athletes have competed in the coed tournament and Team Captain Joe Viechnicki was one of 12 soccer players who played.

The Petersburg team lost its first game but won the following five matches and got battered in the process.

Viechnicki hyperextended his knee. Brian Richards played on a badly sprained ankle and Shane Lohr played with an injured knee as well.

"We were all pretty dinged up and limping around," Viechnicki said. "I'm real...

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