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The Maple Grove boys’ soccer team got the season off to a rollicking start last week, with wins over the Orono Spartans and the Breck Mustangs. Both gave the Crimson tough games that tested their endurance, patience and skill, and prepared them up for a demanding schedule to come. “It was what we needed,’’ said [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers   You can say the target will be the Osseo Orioles’ back this volleyball season. The Orioles are coming off a 30-2 2013 season in which they won the conference (with a 10-0 record) and section championships and took third place at the state tournament. With a nucleus of [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers   It has been 10 years since Maple Grove last defeated Osseo in volleyball and the 2014 Crimson want to end that long drought. The Orioles are the defending conference and section champions and have a third-place state medal in their possession. But the Crimson feel they have the [...]

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A long-standing gridiron rivalry with Osseo and Maple Grove cleared the first hurdle earlier this summer when the MSHSL placed them in the same district. Now, they have another. While the re-redistricting kept the two Northwest Suburban Conference powers together, the size of the new West Metro District warranted divisions. The MSHSL divided up the [...]

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Osseo’s Luke Thompson (74) attempts to make a tackle in a recent Osseo football practice. The Orioles are coming off a banner season in which they won the conference and section to advance to the Prep Bowl where they lost a nailbiter to Totino Grace in a state quarterfinal game at the Dome. Osseo will [...]

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Maple Grove quarterback Karl Altenburg hands off to a running back at a recent Crimson football practice. The Crimson are fresh off a brilliant 2013 season in which they qualified for the Prep Bowl before losing in the state quarterfinal to Roseville at TCF Bank Stadium. The Crimson will have to be ready soon because [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers   Traci Ohlenkamp is the new head Osseo High girls’ soccer coach but she is no stranger to the program. Ohlenkamp, a graduate of Irondale High and University of Minnesota-Duluth, served as the Osseo varsity assistant coach for both girls’ soccer and fast pitch softball at Osseo Senior for [...]

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With many players back from last year’s team that made it all the way to the section championship game, the Maple Grove boys’ soccer team is looking forward to another successful season. The 2014 Crimson are led by senior captains Kevin Hoof (center mid-fielder), Trevor Gifft (he has moved from forward to his preferred position [...]

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