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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers With top players returning on both offense and defense, the Osseo/Park Center boys’ lacrosse team is looking forward to a strong season. OPC has 12 returning starters/letterwinners. They are sophomore midfield Boone Almquist (22 goals, 17 assists, 99 ground balls), junior defense Colton Alseth, senior attack Ryan Bonsen, senior [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers   Coming off a season in which they played in their first section final, the Maple Grove girls’ lacrosse team enters the 2014 campaign with high hopes. Crimson coach Morgan Kingstedt lost nine of last year’s 10 starters to graduation but welcomes back a team that has a mix [...]

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Last season, a young Maple Grove baseball team battled winter weather, inexperience, and overcame a ninth-place section seed only to advance to the Section 5AAA championship game. Crimson coach Darby Carlson is hopeful the weather and the play of the Crimson 9 will heat up early heading into the 2014 season. Key veterans returning who [...]

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The Osseo High baseball team enjoyed last week’s fine spring weather but unfortunately suffered losses to Park Center (8-0), Anoka (14-4) and Spring Lake Park (9-6). Senior pitcher Joe Daher throws against the Pirates. The Orioles next host Armstrong Thursday, April 17. (Photo by Rich Moll – richmollphotography.com)

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Even the losses of two conference leaders from last season can dampen Maple Grove boys’ golf coach John Petterson’s outlook for the 2014 season. “The Crimson will again be strong,” Petterson said. “The reining conference champs will return a strong roster after having lost last year’s conference scoring leaders Jackson Lanou and Jake Herdine to [...]

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By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   Cory Davis, Champlin Park’s new baseball coach, hopes to have the Rebels continue on their winning ways this season. Fortunately for the navy-and-silver, Davis has been coaching at various levels in the school district for years and the team returns plenty of talent. Davis likes what he sees from [...]

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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 Jake Schroer Crow River News Sports   The STMA girls track team dominated the quad meet held at the STMA activity center between itself, St. Francis, Chisago Lakes and Rogers. A pair of state participants from a year ago, just removed from a state appearance in basketball, made their respective debuts in this meet. [...]

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