Champlin Park

By DAVID PEDERSEN Sun PRESS Newspapers   Before the top men’s softball teams in the country at the top level were having a slugfest, organizers of the 32nd Dudley Budweiser Easton Classic National Invitational tournament last weekend in Brooklyn Center were scrambling to change the venue the day before. A downpour on Thursday flooded the [...]

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A strong start has LoGators at 11-3 By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   When Matt Marek took on the catcher spot for the Champlin LoGators amateur baseball team in 2012, the current winning ways seemed miles away. “We kind of took it upon ourselves to turn things around,” Marek said. After a sub-.500 2012 [...]

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Defense may win championships, but high-powered offense certainly doesn’t hurt. Champlin Park’s girls lacrosse team piled up 47 goals in three Section 7 tournament games on May 28 through June 4. They capped it with a 12-10 victory over Coon Rapids for the title on Wednesday, June 4, at Irondale High School. “We took care [...]

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One last line of defense helped keep a spotless win-loss record for Champlin Park all season through their section title run. Senior goalie Bryce Plunkett has come up with key saves when needed in tight games, which allowed the Rebels to go 9-0 in the regular season and win the Northwest Suburban Conference title. A [...]

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Champlin Park challenges higher seeds By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   Champlin Park gelled on the softball diamond just in time for the postseason. As the No. 10 seed, the Rebels ousted No. 7-seed Totino-Grace 3-1 on Tuesday, May 20 on the Eagles home diamond. Emma Lehman hit the go-ahead RBI on a triple [...]

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Rebels win NWSC, topple Trojans for unbeaten regular season By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   Champlin Park boys lacrosse has done one thing all season long – win. The Rebels added their first Northwest Suburban Conference title to that list of achievements when they throttled Coon Rapids 15-1 on Thursday, May 22. To go [...]

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Anoka Hennepin orchestra teacher Judy Blomgren retires By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   Judy Blomgren has taught music to thousands of students in the Anoka Hennepin school district for more than 30 years. But her students don’t know her as Ms. Blomgren, and especially not Judy Blomgren. Her students call her Ms. B or [...]

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