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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS After dominating for most of the first two amateur baseball playoff games, the Rockford River Bandits slipped enough to let one get away, ending the season with an 8-7 loss to Cokato Saturday in the Class C Region 12 tournament. Rockford was one of the five teams battling in [...]

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Rebels cruised through sub state tournament By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   Champlin Legion Post 600 baseball players didn’t throw a big celebration after routing Coon Rapids Post 334 in seven innings 11-1 Saturday, July 26 for the Legion Sub State Zone Nine title. No one jumped in the air jubilantly or dog piled [...]

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Champlin aiming for second seed in section playoffs By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   Champlin LoGators amateur baseball coach Tim Heifort has been around the Metro Minny League for many years and knows not to press the panic button now. In the past week, the LoGators slipped to three games back of first place [...]

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Champlin’s Aaron Kloeppner leadds despite off-field challenge By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   Since Champlin Park baseball’s varsity season section tournament, Rebels baseball players have donned ‘CK’ on the backs of their batting helmets. CK stands for Christine Kloeppner, the mother of Champlin Park junior and VFW baseball player Aaron Kloeppner, who had been [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers   A group of 21 former Maple Grove High School student-athletes recently travelled to Kenya for a memorable mission trip. Twelve of the group went as part of a group called Better Men’s Club (BMC) a faith-based leadership group for students-athletes. Charlie Thomsen, a 2013 Maple Grove graduate and [...]

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Osseo goes 2-2 at sub state A couple of close losses ended Osseo’s bid to repeat Legion Sub State Zone Eleven Tournament champions. Bases loaded in the ninth against Delano in the tournament on Saturday, July 26, cost Osseo a 4-2 lead in a 5-4 loss. In the bottom of the inning, the Orioles could [...]

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Wins over St. Cloud Cathedral (6-3), North St. Paul (3-2), Duluth East (8-6), and Hill-Murray (13-3) propelled the Maple Grove VFW to a rare back-to-back championship at the beautiful Putz and Faber fields in St. Cloud. The Maple Grove VFW regular season record finishes at 28-3 and expectations are high for an exciting run in [...]

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The OMGAA 14U storm team put a nice run together at state (Tier 2). The team took third place out of a field of 20 teams. Players are April Jacobs, Erin Roehl, Emily Mauch, Marie Palllansch, Tara Rosacker, Shay Mattiuz, Paige Hinze, Sammi Boltz, Autumn Mlinar, and Nicole Anderson. Coaches are Dane Roehl, Martin Rosacker, [...]

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