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Raider girls' soccer coach Allie Knutson puts her team through its paces before last Tuesday's regional semifinal game against Superior. Knutson will leave Hudson next week to spend the next 27 months in Mongolia with the Peace Corps.

Knutson readies for next challenge

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Allie Knutson stepped up when her old team needed her. Now she's preparing to travel halfway around the world to help kids who need her even more.


Knutson, a 2004 graduate of Hudson High School and four-year letter winner with the Raider girls' soccer team, took over the head coaching reins at her alma mater when the team's previous coach, Josh Pettit, abruptly resigned in the first week of the season.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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