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24-hour of golf event raises fund for Lung Cancer Alliance by Bob San   What started out as a crazy idea of something fun to do between four golfing buddies four years ago has turned into a very meaningful annual fundraiser. Curt Groebner, Alex Cole, Ross Miller and Evan Bojar, who met while working at [...]

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Coaching fraternity bonded by passion to teach   In a state-wide assault on high school campus across Minnesota this week, thousands of student athletes returned from their summer respite, eager to wage their skills and work ethic on another high school sports season. It has, in other words, begun. Those that arrived will sweat, bleed [...]

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Champlin Park grad hopes to contend at Oak Hill The check was made out for $34,000, and it doubled that of any Jeff Sorensen had ever received for his play on a golf course. That was cool, no doubt. But by earning that payday with a third place finish in the PGA Professional National Championship [...]

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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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