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'We have to start fresh'

'We have to start fresh'

Ask players and coaches on North Carroll's field hockey team about the added pressure or anxiety that could go along with trying to win a third consecutive state championship, and you're likely to get hear some snickering or catch a wry smile. The Panthers head into this season winners of the last two Class 1A titles, but perhaps the only visible signs of their success are the occasional T-shirt or equipment bag bearing such a banner. Yet North Carroll can't deny its targeted status, and the Panthers go forth into the fall a wanted opponent. Take down a reigning state champ — Carroll has two, NC and Westminster (3A) — and the season takes on a more successful...

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