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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers Senior center Ian Theisen played extensively for the first time in almost two months to lift Osseo to an 81-62 Section 5 quarterfinal win over Wayzata Feb. 27. Theisen, who missed 14 games with an ankle injury, was cleared by the doctor to play last Tuesday. He led Osseo [...]

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Reed Nikko scored a career-high 23 points to lead Maple Grove to a 70-54 Section 5 boys’ basketball quarterfinal win over Cooper Feb. 27. Brad Davsion added 19 points, Matt Lingren 13 and Tyler Barker 9. The third-seeded Crimson faced second-seeded Osseo Tuesday, March 4, in the semifinal. The winner faces either No.1 Champlin Park [...]

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by Bob san SUN PRESS Newspapers The Maple Grove girls’ basketball team enters its second season when it opens the Section 5 Tournament this week. The Crimson are seeded third and host sixth-seeded Mounds View Thursday, March 6, in the opening round. Maple Grove finished the regular season 15-11 overall and 11-9 in the conference, [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers The best way Osseo girls’ basketball coach John Rieser can summarize his team’s regular season play is up and down. The very young Orioles have struggled at times because of their inexperience but they also have shown great competitiveness in their one-point loss to Centennial, their big win over [...]

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by Bob San SUN PRESS Newspapers   All the expectations, all that pressure of being a favorite did not faze Maple Grove junior Brenner Hohenstein at last week’s state swim and dive meet at the U of M. Hohenstein had the state’s fastest time in the 100 breaststroke entering state and had won every race [...]

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The Maple Grove boys’ swim and dive team placed 10th at last week’s state meet, with an individual state champion, a runner up, and new two school records set in the process. Six Crimson swimmers advanced to state in nine individual events. The team also qualified three relays for the meet. Seniors Mike Rouleau and [...]

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Osseo High’s Nolan Vander Ploeg ended his high school swimming career on a high note when he garnered two top eight finishes at last week’s state meet at the University of Minnesota. Vander Ploeg qualified for the final in both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. He swam seventh in the 200 with a time of [...]

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Osseo junior Carson Brolsma capped a brilliant season by taking second place at 145 at last week’s state tournament in St. Paul. Brolsma, ranked second in the state, was making his fourth straight state appearance. He took fifth last year as an unseeded wrestler and entered this year tournament with his sight set on a [...]

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