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The Maple Grove American Legion baseball team finished its regular season with an 18-8 record. First year head coach D.J. Hess has been pleased with the teams play. “We always find a way to get the job done,” said Hess. Post 172 resumed play after the July 4 break with two league wins over Brooklyn [...]

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by BOb San SUN PRESS Newspapers   Meredith Haakenson of Maple Grove recently attended the U17 National Soccer Training Camp in Chula Vista, Cali. The event was held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center where 48 players representing the birth year of 99’ and 00’ were invited to train, play and be evaluated by the [...]

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The Maple Grove High School baseball program recognized the following individuals for their performance this past season. Jack Kuebelbeck:  A senior two-year starter in centerfield, Kuebelbeck was awarded Northwest Suburban All-Conference honors, Section 5AAA All-Tournament team honors, Cable 12 Second Team All Area Selection, and the peer selected Crimson Leadership Award.  Offensively, Kuebelbeck led the [...]

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Jillian Klasen, a 2014 Maple Grove Senior High School graduate, has been awarded the Minnesota Women’s Golf Association (MWGA) Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to four Minnesota high school senior girls based on: academic performance, financial need, quality of character, community volunteerism and involvement or interest in golf. Klasen’s golf interest and involvement is [...]

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The OMGAA 16U Fastpitch team A just came in first in their State Qualifier. Players are Bailey Deboer, Maddie Gordon, Sara Fisher, Morgan Shock, Alyssa Mickelson, Allyson Davis, Megan Mulchrone, Taylor Rosacker, Hannah Lund, Sarah Michal, Kea Anderson and Grace Park. Coaches are Mike Bies, Brian Park and Bill Michal.

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers   Maple Grove volleyball standout Lauren Bright had a quite a trip to Orlando in June. Not only did she get to Mickey Mouse, Bright became a national champion when her Northern Lights 16-2 team won the AAU Nationals. And she was named All-American. “It was definitely the highlight [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers   Ear plugs, Advil and lots of fantastic volleyball action. That’s what visitors to the recent the 2014 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships, or JO Nationals, found at the Minneapolis Convention Center. According to organizers, the event attracted nearly 9,500 athletes and over 20,000 spectators. The tournament crowned [...]

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Post 172 gears up for mega tournament   Kevin Kray can thank the latest addition to Case Paxton’s family for a coaching opportunity. Kray, a former Osseo and Minnesota Golden Gopher baseball standout, contacted Paxton in the spring about helping with the Legion team. Paxton had been serving as the team’s coach but opted to [...]

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