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The Osseo Legion Post 172 baseball team made its second trip to the state tournament in the last three years, beginning Aug. 2 in Edina. After a spectacular opening ceremonies and the first -ever home run hitting contest in which Osseo’s Sam Christofferson took fourth place with six home runs, Osseo defeated Mahtomedia 6-4 in [...]

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Maple Grove VFW Post #11543 advances to state  baseball tournament play by winning the Dist. 7 championship last week. The victory sent Maple Grove to the state tournament in Ely Aug. 8 to 11. Entering as the No. 3 seed in the 27-team playoff pool, the Crimson earned a state berth by defeating Washburn in [...]

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Coaching fraternity bonded by passion to teach   In a state-wide assault on high school campus across Minnesota this week, thousands of student athletes returned from their summer respite, eager to wage their skills and work ethic on another high school sports season. It has, in other words, begun. Those that arrived will sweat, bleed [...]

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Osseo/Maple Grove team debuts Sept. 8   The front wheel was, as they like to say, shredded. It was bent and twisted to the point that it appeared well on its way to folding right in half. On any other day out at the single-track mountain bike trails on the far north end of Elm [...]

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Anoka-Hennepin School Board members’ game plan has every athlete experiencing the thrill of victory and avoiding the agony of defeat. That means winning not only on the playing field, but winning valuable life lessons along the way. Toward that end, at its June 10 work session, board members directed Jeff McGonigal, associate superintendent of high [...]

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BY JOE NATHAN Guest Columnist   Here’s hoping the pathetic, tragic story of Penn State football encourages a wider discussion about young people and sports. Yes, that is quite a generalization, and leap from what’s happened at one university. But I think it’s justified. And we’re about to see huge attention paid to Olympic athletes. [...]

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