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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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By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   Northwest Suburban Conference boys basketball champion Champlin Park looked untouchable as they rolled past Irondale. Seventeen Rebels saw playing time as they won their boys basketball Section 5 4A quarterfinal game 93-36 at home against the Knights on Thursday, Feb. 27.  As the No. 1 seed in the section, [...]

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By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   Gymnastics Taylor Guckeen of Champlin Park finished in the top ten for two events at the State Gymnastics Individual Meet on Saturday, Feb. 22. “It was really exciting to place top ten because that was one of my goals going into the meet,” Guckeen said. Guckeen took eighth in [...]

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By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   Champlin Park gymnastics coach Jon Wynia had this day coming for a long time – section title and trip to state. “A lot of great teams and athletes have been through here and didn’t do this,” Wynia said. “It’s an awesome achievement.” In his 17th year as coach for [...]

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By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   GIRLS HOCKEY Beating the same team three times in a season comes with difficulty. Champlin Park girls hockey found it to be the case in a 5-1 loss to Centennial on Saturday, Feb. 8 in the Section 5AA quarterfinals at Roseville Arena.  The No. 5-seed Rebels had beaten the [...]

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By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   GIRLS BASKETBALL Lexi Alexander scored 18 points Genevae Adkins scored 10 as the Champlin Park Rebels beat the Osseo Orioles 61-54 on Thursday, Jan. 30. “We played great team defense with exceptional effort by senior Kelli Heytens and freshman Sydney Hilley,” Rebels coach Jake Kuppe said. Their defense helped [...]

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by MATTHEW DAVIS CONTRIBUTING WRITER   Champlin Park and Park Center colliding on the court became a passing of the guard of sorts when they met on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Last year, the Pirates went to the state boys basketball title game last year in Class 4A, but they graduated many key players.  The Rebels [...]

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