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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers Maple Grove football coach Matt Lombardi down played the personal meaning of the Crimson’s 34-7 win at his former school Wayzata last Friday. Instead, he called the victory a great night for the Maple Grove program. “It’s kind of a different feelings walking into a place where you had [...]

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An upset bid for Osseo seemed short lived on Friday, Sept. 12 in a 41-14 loss to three-time defending state 6A football champion Eden Prairie. “Eden Prairie is a class organization,” Orioles coach Derrin Lamker said. “Their kids played with class. They had no personal fouls. They’re just class a organization, and they took it [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers With many new players on the roster, Maple Grove girls’ soccer coach Ben LeVahn was not sure what to expect this season. But after three weeks, he has been pleasantly surprised. “We are extremely happy with our start. We are currently 7-1-1, ranked fifth in the state and are [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers The Osseo girls’ soccer team knew this would be a learning season and so far the Orioles have shown steady improvement. “We continue to take small steps in the right direction,” first-year coach Traci Ohlemkamp said. “We opened our season by taking on power houses Mounds View and Maple [...]

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The Maple Grove boys ‘soccer team maintained their undefeated record halfway through the regular season, posting wins last week over Park Center, Irondale and Totino Grace. The chemistry of the team, which boasts 16 returning seniors, is coming together, said senior captain Kevin Hoof. The players aren’t taking their success for granted, with tough games against [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers The season is two-month long but the Osseo High girls’ swimming and diving team is concentrating on one particular meet — the Section 5 meet Nov. 6-8 at Minnetonka. “We are not tapering during the season,” Osseo coach Tanya Radintz said. “We are tapering for the section meet.” The [...]

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by BOB SAN SUN PRESS Newspapers That’s the situation the 2014 Maple Grove swimming and diving team faces as it welcomes new head coach John Stenroos. Stenroos is the Crimson’s third head coach in the last three seasons. Stenroos, assistant coaches Jennifer Steenerson, Daniel Adank, Rachel Giffords and diving coach Brittany Morris inherit a very [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers Ben Shoults will be a Crimson for life. Shoults, a senior offensive tackle on the Maple Grove Crimson football team, will attend Harvard University this fall and play football for the Harvard Crimson. “It’s a coincidence, a good coincidence,” Shoults said with a big smile. Shoults has many reasons [...]

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