Champlin Park

By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   For Champlin Park girls swimming, numbers work in the team’s favor this year regardless of any meet score. “A lot of those points are going to come from underclassmen, setting us up for future years,” Rebels coach Joe Thiel said. With few enough 9th-12th grade swimmers, the Rebels [...]

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By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   Goals did not come easy for Champlin Park last fall, and their returning players came back determined to make that change. “Our offensive attack is going to be much stronger than last year ,” Rebels coach Rebecca Noonan said.   Champlin Park returns seven players from a team [...]

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Students prepare for life after high school   An innovative business plan to develop a voice activated pillow that connects to the user’s smart phone was praised by a panel of industry investors and was crafted in just one week by a group of high school students. While these plans were imaginary, the ideas presented [...]

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By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   Paul Winkelmann started his sophomore soccer season at Champlin Park on junior varsity but made the most his move to varsity when it came that same year. “It was a lot of work, a lot of dedication,” Winkelmann said. “I was happy starting out on JV.” He even [...]

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By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   In 30 years of coaching, Champlin Park’s Kevin Moorhead never faced what he had to this summer. One of his runners, Jason McCarthy, had been killed in an auto accident by a drunk driver in late July. While Moorhead made time for his assistants and runners to talk [...]

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Blood alcohol level was nearly four times legal limit   BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   John VanWagner’s blood alcohol concentration was almost four times the legal limit when he allegedly slammed his car against the back of a 16-year-old’s car at 60 miles per hour, according to the details of a criminal complaint [...]

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Brooklyn Center teenager dies after car accident on Highway 252   BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   A 16-year-old Brooklyn Center teenager has died a week after being injured in a car accident on Highway 252 in Brooklyn Park. Jason McCarthy, a Champlin Park High School student, was struck by a car traveling at [...]

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