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Champlin Park’s girls swimming and diving team took several first-place spots in defeating Irondale Thursday, Sept. 18. The Rebels medley relay team took first place with swimmers Anna Johnson, Gina Grandner, Heather Johnson and Sarah Katchmark with a time of two minutes, 4.97 seconds.   In the 200-yard freestyle varsity race, Gillian Durand took first [...]

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by Olivia Koestner ABC Newspapers Under Anoka-Hennepin’s middle school acceleration policy, revised in the fall of 2013, 35 requests for middle school students to play on high school teams were granted this past year. “I think we were a little shocked at first with what seemed to be a large number,” School Board Chairperson Tom [...]

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By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   A pair of turnovers swung everything Champlin Park’s way in a 31-13 win on Thursday, Aug. 28. “Our defense, they bailed us out,” Rebels quarterback Max Biegert said. Offense only took the Rebels football team so far with 17 first-half points and none in the second half. Defense [...]

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By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   For Champlin Park girls swimming, numbers work in the team’s favor this year regardless of any meet score. “A lot of those points are going to come from underclassmen, setting us up for future years,” Rebels coach Joe Thiel said. With few enough 9th-12th grade swimmers, the Rebels [...]

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By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   Goals did not come easy for Champlin Park last fall, and their returning players came back determined to make that change. “Our offensive attack is going to be much stronger than last year ,” Rebels coach Rebecca Noonan said.   Champlin Park returns seven players from a team [...]

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By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   Paul Winkelmann started his sophomore soccer season at Champlin Park on junior varsity but made the most his move to varsity when it came that same year. “It was a lot of work, a lot of dedication,” Winkelmann said. “I was happy starting out on JV.” He even [...]

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By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   In 30 years of coaching, Champlin Park’s Kevin Moorhead never faced what he had to this summer. One of his runners, Jason McCarthy, had been killed in an auto accident by a drunk driver in late July. While Moorhead made time for his assistants and runners to talk [...]

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While Champlin had been swinging hot bats all season long, Coon Rapids chilled the LoGators offense and ended their season on Friday. In two Class B Section 2 amateur baseball playoff games with the Redbirds, Champlin mustered five runs in their losses. Coon Rapids grabbed momentum quickly in the best-of-three series on Wednesday with a [...]

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