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BY JASON OLSON ABC Newspapers  In the latest installment of the Battle for the Paddle between Anoka (2-6) and Champlin Park (5-3), the gridiron clash came down to the final minutes after both teams struggled to hold on to the football early. Then Anoka struggled to hold on at the end as Champlin Park prevailed [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS Rockford did some good things against Pierz in a home football game Friday, but not enough to upset the No. 4 ranked team in Class 3A when losing 27-12. The Central Minnesota Conference champion found itself in a battle when leading 14-12 late in the first half. Pierz scored [...]

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Rockford sports report BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS Rockford’s boys and girls soccer teams lost first round games in the Section 6A playoffs last week. The girls lost 1-0 to Providence Academy to finish 6-8-1 on the season. The boys lost 10-0 to Benilde-St. Margaret’s to be 1-15. CROSS COUNTRY Rockford’s cross country teams [...]

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North Shore Gymnastics Association’s Level 3 and 4 teams placed high at the recent Fall Hoe Down in North St. Paul. Level 4 placed second overall with a score of 104.275, while Level 3 was third with 106.675 points. Sophia Campbell (9) paced the Level 4 squad by placing third in the all-around. She also [...]

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Maple Grove’s number one goal this season was to return to the Section 5 championship game and win it. But the Crimson will not get that chance as old nemesis Mounds View edged the host Crimson 1-0 in the semifinal Oct. 9. Mounds View beat Maple Grove 1-0 in last year’s section final. The Mustangs [...]

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By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers Moving into postseason volleyball competition will come without any surprise for Champlin Park. Every game they’ve played for the past two months has been do-or-die for the Northwest Suburban Conference race. Their 9-0 start to NWSC seemed like thin ice for a lead in the standings when the Osseo [...]

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By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers Champlin Park’s defense shutout its second-straight opponent on Friday, Oct. 10 in a 35-0 blowout victory over Coon Rapids. “They’re flying around to the ball and having fun,” Rebels coach Mike Korton said. Alex ZayZay and DeAnte Bronson each picked off passes as the Rebels defense made it eight [...]

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By Rachel Finkbeiner Elk River Star News When it comes to Rogers and St. Michael-Albertville and football, the win always goes down to the wire. This time the final minutes were not in the Royals’ favor as STMA ended their seven-game win streak 22-21 in a conference championship game Wednesday evening. “Every single game seems [...]

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