Sports

Elk River area Dist. 728 prep sports are underway. Practices started Monday. Rogers tennis was the first area team in action, opening Saturday with three matches at Coon Rapids. Football openers Thursday, Aug. 28, include Elk River at Coon Rapids, North Branch at Rogers and Fridley at Zimmerman, with Spectrum the next day hosting Howard [...]

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A long-standing gridiron rivalry with Osseo and Maple Grove cleared the first hurdle earlier this summer when the MSHSL placed them in the same district. Now, they have another. While the re-redistricting kept the two Northwest Suburban Conference powers together, the size of the new West Metro District warranted divisions. The MSHSL divided up the [...]

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Osseo’s Luke Thompson (74) attempts to make a tackle in a recent Osseo football practice. The Orioles are coming off a banner season in which they won the conference and section to advance to the Prep Bowl where they lost a nailbiter to Totino Grace in a state quarterfinal game at the Dome. Osseo will [...]

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Maple Grove quarterback Karl Altenburg hands off to a running back at a recent Crimson football practice. The Crimson are fresh off a brilliant 2013 season in which they qualified for the Prep Bowl before losing in the state quarterfinal to Roseville at TCF Bank Stadium. The Crimson will have to be ready soon because [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers   Traci Ohlenkamp is the new head Osseo High girls’ soccer coach but she is no stranger to the program. Ohlenkamp, a graduate of Irondale High and University of Minnesota-Duluth, served as the Osseo varsity assistant coach for both girls’ soccer and fast pitch softball at Osseo Senior for [...]

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With many players back from last year’s team that made it all the way to the section championship game, the Maple Grove boys’ soccer team is looking forward to another successful season. The 2014 Crimson are led by senior captains Kevin Hoof (center mid-fielder), Trevor Gifft (he has moved from forward to his preferred position [...]

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By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   Champlin Park senior Jack Darnell quickly took care of one large order of business for his last year with the Rebels. Darnell, a 245-pound defensive lineman, verbally committed to play Division I football for the three-time defending champion North Dakota State Bison in early August. Now he can [...]

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Champlin Park’s Sydney Hilley gives opponents a player to fear By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   Sydney Hilley, a Champlin Park sophomore volleyball star, has her college plans set already. Hilley committed to Wisconsin in May, a Big Ten program that seen success on a national level. She had a strong ninth-grade season for [...]

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