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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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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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