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Updated: 08/31/2014 08:00:01AM

Cardboard boats are race-worthy

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SUN PHOTO BY TIM KERN

Kyle Domke and Myles Onken debut their "Night Fury" during the annual cardboard boat races Saturday at Indian Mound Park — part of this weekend's Englewood Pioneer Days festivities.

SUN PHOTO BY TIM KERN

Nicholas Digioia, 13, and Jake Franosz, 13, take a spill, but in so doing earn a chance at the highly coveted "Titanic Award."

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Krystal Pearl, 6, Cierra Nichole, 6, show off their custom-made "Princess Pearl" cardboard boat. Englewood's annual Pioneer Days weekend featured the fan-favorite cardboard boat race. Hundreds of people lined the shores of Indian Mound Park to watch the event.

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Hundreds of people lined the shores of Indian Mound Park to watch the annual Pioneer Days cardboard boat races. Twenty-five handmade custom cardboard boats participated in three age groups.

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Kaylee Jongsma, 9, won her first heat in the10-and-under division race at Englewood's annual Pioneer Days cardboard boat races.

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Ethan Jacobs, 9, and William Smith, 9, pull in to the finish line to win their heat in the 10-and-under division.

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Riley O'Clair and Zack Rausch control their "Speed Machine" with ease during the Pioneer Days cardboard boat races.

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Shelby Worth, 9, powers through the tough currents on her "Crayon Red" cardboard boat to win her first heat in the 10-and-under division.

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The "Neon Rockets 2.0" cruises through the waters under the steady guidance of 11-year-olds Jagger O'Clair, Dana Rausch-Lamberson and Dillon Pearl.

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

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ENGLEWOOD — Krystal Pearl is a princess. Hugged by a bright pink Cinderella life vest, the 6-year-old boarded her boat the Princess Pearl in hopes of winning the Cardboard Boat Race Saturday morning.

Although the brightly colored cardboard castle boat with a tiara on the side and moats in front didn’t sink, it also didn’t go as far as planned during the race at Indian Mound Park.

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