Richard Marshall


Often the most telling sports photographs happen before or after the "big play" - on the sidelines, in the background, and up in the stands.

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"Oh my God, it's almost like you're out there on the mat with the boys, twisting and turning with them," said Cathy Fynboh of Thief River Falls, center, watching as her son competes in the State Wrestling Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center. Fynboh was among some 50 fans from the Thief River Falls area who made the six-hour drive to watch their team compete in the tournament for the first time in the school's history.