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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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Eric Pearson had a big day in two games for Champlin VFW baseball at state on day one. Pearson connected for two hits and two RBIs in each of the Rebels first two games in Brainerd on Thursday. Champlin went 1-1 in those games and will fight on in the consolation bracket on Friday. Pearson [...]

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Champlin’s Legion Post 600 baseball team had to get up early on Saturday with a tough test awaiting them. A 4-1, third-inning deficit stared them in the face after lightning had cut short their state tournament game with Eagan on Friday night. The Post 600 Rebels could not catch up to the Patriots in a [...]

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Champlin Legion baseball players have not forgotten the last time they saw St. Cloud Chutes Legion’s crew in VFW ball two years ago. “You hate to finish second,” Champlin Legion pitcher Brandon Rushmeyer said. Rushmeyer played VFW for Champlin that year when St. Cloud took two from the Rebels at the 2012 VFW state tournament [...]

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After a slug fest with 31 runs scored, Champlin VFW found a way to tone down Elk River’s bats on Tuesday for the District 7 title. “What we told them is that today’s winner is going to be determined by who can erase that game from their memory as quick as possible,” Champlin VFW Rebels [...]

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Champlin Legion Post 600 baseball players didn’t throw a big celebration after routing Coon Rapids Post 334 in seven innings 11-1 on Saturday for the Legion Sub State Zone Nine title. No one jump in the air jubilantly or dog piled on home plate. An iPhone team selfie with the trophy didn’t happen either. Rebels [...]

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Prior to Tuesday’s quarterfinal loss, only one team had beaten Champlin Park all season – Armstrong. In a rematch between Northwest Suburban Conference titans, the Champlin Park Rebels fell short against the Armstrong Falcons on Thursday in a 10-9 loss. Ironically, the Rebels lost by the same score to NWSC champs back in April. Marjie [...]

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Nick Bunde scored a hat trick as Champlin Park started strong and beat White Bear Lake on Thursday at state boys lacrosse. Bunde scored two of four first-quarter goals for the Rebels as they jumped out to a 4-1 lead. Luke Dalman, Gage Monson and Max Turgeon scored goals in the first half to build [...]

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