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 By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   In anticipation of waiting for the weather to warm up, the Champlin Park Rebels track and field teams held an intra-team scrimmage on Wednesday, March 26. “We’re able to do some of the field events that other teams are not able to do [indoors] because of our facility,” Rebels [...]

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By JOHN SHERMAN Sun sailor Newspapers   Fans who watched the state boys basketball semifinal game between Hopkins and Shakopee last week at Target Center were mesmerized by a very slow pace through four overtime periods. Hopkins would get the tip in three of the four overtimes. Shakopee held firm in its zone defense and [...]

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By Matthew Davis – Contributing Writer Champlin Park’s upset of Centennial on senior night looked like a distant memory on Friday night. Rebels senior guard Alexis Alexander struggled with a tough rotation of Cougars guards covering her, throwing off the whole offense.   An impressive postseason run ended for the Rebels in 61-43 to the Cougars [...]

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By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   Even a big lead could not contain the one thorn in Champlin Park’s side in the Class 4A Section 5 championship basketball game on Friday, March 7. After building a 44-27 lead through the early part of the second half, the Rebels saw their lead and state tournament hopes [...]

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 By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   Champlin Park simply had to look inside to rout Irondale 76-42 in their Class 4A Section 5 quarterfinal game on Thursday, March 6. Rebels post players Hanna Crymble, 6-3, and Mariya Sampson, 6-2, dominated in the paint against the Knights on both sides of the floor.  Crymble and Sampson [...]

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 By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   Champlin Park’s stunning overtime loss in the section title game left something wanting from a stellar season, but they certainly etched themselves among Minnesota’s elite. “Outstanding team,” Rebels coach Mark Tuchscherer first said about his team in an interview following the Section 5 final loss to Osseo. A look [...]

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Osseo’s Blake Wheeler may have said it best following a wild comeback against the No. 1 seed Champlin Park Rebels in the Section 5 4A championship. “It shows that March is really what matters,” Wheeler said. “It’s true March Madness.” An epic 72-67 overtime win by the Orioles over the Rebels before a packed crowd [...]

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By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   Due to weather-related postponements, Champlin Park squeezed four games into five days during the final week of the regular season. “We set out our goal on Saturday,” Rebels coach Jake Kuppe said. “If we our next four games, it’ll be in one week, we get the two seed.” The [...]

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