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The Maple Grove VFW claims the championship in the New Ulm Junior Classic with six straight wins. Team members are in front row, left to right: Eddie Lee and Drew Lewis. Middle row: Bubba Horton, Max Marshall, Josh Tyler, Jensen Erickson and Jordan Albers. Back row: Astin Kohrer, Jake O’Hearn, Jayden Roehl, Brett Schulze, Joey [...]

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Champlin amateur team cruises past Ramsey, Coon Rapids By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   Champlin’s amateur baseball team started July strong with a couple of routs against Metro Minny League teams. The LoGators pounded the Ramsey Renegades 12-6 on Wednesday, July 2 with 12 hits. A couple of big scoring innings by Champlin overcame [...]

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By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   After riding aces Brandon Rushmeyer and Trevor Kiminiski through the varsity season, the Legion baseball teams had taken a different rout. “Their arms needed a break,” Champlin Legion Post 600 coach Mike Loberg said. “In good conscience, I can’t just put them out there have them throw seven [...]

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Bloomington’s event attracts 150 slowpitch teams By GREG KLEVEN Sun CURRENT Newspapers   Another edition of the Upper Midwest’s largest adult slowpitch softball tournament is about to take place at Valley View Park in Bloomington. The 56th annual Virg Ellrich Memorial Fireman’s Tournament gets underway Thursday, July 17, with a pair of all-star games. Double-elimination [...]

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Talented Northwest Kickers U14 squad made quarterfinals year before By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   Before anyone can get to Northwest Kickers’ U14 C1 goalie, they have to get past Hailey Peitsch. U14 coach Gordon Ferguson calls Peitsch a, “wall of defense.” “Solid as central defender, and you will have to have good moves [...]

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Rockford’s U12 softball team captured third place at the recent New Ulm Tournament. Pictured front row from left, Hannah Stedman, Jayden Lark, Sara Byers, Sydney Nute, Ellie Sather, Makenna Schmatz and Libby Johnson. Back row, coach Michelle Byers, Amanda Shipley, Tori Milow, Erin Hopkins, Celia Hoffman, Madisyn Rentz and coach LeAnn Sather.      

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN If Rockford town team baseball fans can look past the record they will see a competitive squad in the North Star League. A good example was last Wednesday when the River Bandits took a 1-11 record against Maple Lake, 11-0 at the time. Rockford battled before losing 6-5 in 13 innings. “The [...]

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Competes in decathlons, triathlons and iron man competitions BY DAVE PEDERSEN The sport does not matter as long as it involves a challenge for Rockford’s Nick Klonne. For example, after finishing his junior year at Rockford, Klonne wanted to extend his track and field season so he entered the state Junior Olympic decathlon competition at [...]

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