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A pair of turnovers swung everything Champlin Park’s way in a 31-13 win on Thursday night. “Our defense, they bailed us out,” Rebels quarterback Max Biegert said. Offense only took the Rebels football team so far with 17 first-half points and none in the second half. Defense gave their team more momentum and cushion for [...]

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Armstrong boys soccer had to settle for a tie with Andover in a 1-1 overtime match on Wednesday night. Josh Adams put the Falcons ahead 1-0 in the 44th minute of the game in the second half. His shot nailed the upper left hand corner of the net to beat Andover’s goalkeeper. The Falcons kept the [...]

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Park Center senior defender Mollie Monson thought her soccer coach Raul Garcia III was kidding when he asked her to try to kick a football field goal during a summer practice. “I wasn’t sure at first. I thought it was for fun,” Monson recalled. “I’ve kicked a football before but that was the first time [...]

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Brooklyn Center showed off its athleticism and routed St. James 50-25 on Friday night. Jason Barto kept the Centaurs football team on track early at the Saints’ home field with a rushing touchdown and a 60-yard interception return in the first quarter for a 13-6 lead. St. James reclaimed the lead right away in the [...]

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Lawrence Ogunti proved why new Park Center football coach Paul Strong chose him as the starting quarterback on Friday night at Richfield. Ogunti threw four touchdown passes including a game-winning strike to Amani Hooker to rally their team to a 27-21 victory over the Spartans. The Pirates quarterback found Hooker over the middle from 14 [...]

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Getting through a challenging Northwest Suburban Conference will have its rewards for Park Center. “We kind of have the mindset that we use it to make us stronger and get ready for sections,” Randy Almsted said. Osseo enters the season as the NWSC front runner after a 30-2 season and a third-place finish at Class [...]

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A last-second loss to the top seed in the section playoffs will serve as a motivator for Brooklyn Center football this year. The Centaurs had Howard Lake-Waverly on the ropes before a tipped pass went the Lakers’ way and led to a score that ended BC’s season in 2013. BC players have not forgotten. “That [...]

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