Sports

By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   Champlin Park’s Mariya Sampson will represent the school as their Athena Award winner at the Minneapolis Banquet on May 2. The annual award goes out to the top female senior athlete in each participating school. Sampson had been a key player on several teams as a three-sport athlete with [...]

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By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   Champlin Park’s boys tennis looks similar to last year’s and that bodes well in a tough conference. “We return eight of ten players and should be an experienced team that plays with confidence,” Rebels coach Brian Larson said. “Last year we won every 4-3 match.” In 2013, the Rebels [...]

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By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   If Champlin Park wants to improve on their fourth-place section finish, they will need their pitching and defense to get the job done. “We will be a very good fielding team with quality pitching,” Rebels coach Brian Woodley said. Ample experience returns for the Rebels around the diamond, in [...]

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 By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   With a young returning crew, Champlin Park girls track will look to build this season. “We’re looking for these 70-some kids to really compete for the varsity spots now as we start moving outdoors now in April,” Rebels coach Mark O’Neill said. Ashley Adegeye comes back as a captain [...]

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By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   Brennan Witt and Ian Smith represented Champlin Park in the Minnesota High School All-Star Basketball Series. They helped their respective teams pile on the points in their games on March 28-29.  Witt and Smith joined top-level players from around the state events. “It was a good experience playing with [...]

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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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