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Birdie on first playoff hole secures title As the final threesome in the Minnesota State Open approached the tee on what was supposed to be the 54th and final hole of their stay in Brooklyn Park, none of the three participants had identical scores. But by the time the flag was returned to the hole [...]

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Aug. 18 benefit to help raise funds for battle with ALS It was just last November when Gavin Pugh was fighting to help get his Champlin Park High School boys soccer team into what would be his second state tournament appearance as the Rebels head coach. The bout would go his way, as the Rebels [...]

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Legion baseball tournament held at Wintercrest Had the weather held and the scheduled played out as it was intended to, the Sub-State 9 American Legion baseball champion would have been crowned July 27. As it was, and baseball players in these parts are used to this following the spring season they endured, it took an [...]

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Junior Camps in its fourth decade of teaching  The gallery was of their own kind, wide-eyed and excited about the shot in front of young Mik Cottingham. The five-year old ignored the onlookers long enough to hear one last bit of instruction from a teacher a few paces off to his side, before coming through [...]

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Team happy with 3-2 loss to eventual U16 champions The preparation would begin as soon as the scheduled was released, and it nearly paid off with what would have arguably been the biggest upset of the USA Cup. The MapleBrook Under-16 girls team playing in the Gold Division tournament was handed the truest form of [...]

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The Rebels Soccer Club made their official entrance into the 2013 USA Cup during the July 16 Opening Ceremonies at the National Sports Center in Blaine. The tournament, which ran from July 12 through July 20, drew over 1,000 teams to Blaine this summer. (Sun staff photo by Jason Olson)

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Legion team off to 13-3 start The tractor had come to rest near third base after Champlin Park American Legion baseball coach Mike Loberg had finished dragging a field his team had just used to push its record a full 10 games over the .500 mark. Frankly, there wasn’t much work that needed to be [...]

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I first met Janet Benz seven years ago. Her heart was crushed, but she was intent on picking up the pieces and turning them into something good. At the time, her loss was one that none of us can truly fathom. Even now, we still can’t. Benz’s son Christopher had decided to take his own [...]

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