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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers   The No. 1 goal for the Maple Grove girls’ soccer team this season is clear: get back to the section championship game and win it. The Crimson made the section final last year and  held No. 1 ranked Mounds View to a scoreless fight until the Mustangs scored [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers   You can say the target will be the Osseo Orioles’ back this volleyball season. The Orioles are coming off a 30-2 2013 season in which they won the conference (with a 10-0 record) and section championships and took third place at the state tournament. With a nucleus of [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers   It has been 10 years since Maple Grove last defeated Osseo in volleyball and the 2014 Crimson want to end that long drought. The Orioles are the defending conference and section champions and have a third-place state medal in their possession. But the Crimson feel they have the [...]

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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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If you wonder how Rockford’s football team will do this season, come to the six-team scrimmage starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Rockford. Teams include Dassel-Cokato, Milaca, Patrick Henry, Minnehaha Academy and Minneapolis Patrick Henry. The event is in preparation for the home opener, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 against Watertown-Mayer. Other home [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS Come young and old, Rockford girls soccer coach Abbey Maus looks for her team to be competitive. Rockford will count on five seniors and six ninth-graders to go with one player in grades 11, 10, eighth and seventh. “Our program has two terrific captains, seniors Brianna Calder and Julia [...]

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