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Adam Buirge and Terrance Howard knew how they wanted their final regular season home football game as Park Center Pirates to go. “I told him and Terrance they get a chance to be part of something Park Center hasn’t done in a while, and that’s be .500,” Pirates coach Paul Strong said after the team’s [...]

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In the latest installment of the Battle for the Paddle between Anoka (2-6) and Champlin Park (5-3), the gridiron clash came down to the final minutes after both teams struggled to hold on to the football early. Then Anoka struggled to hold on at the end as Champlin Park prevailed at home to win 28-21 [...]

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by Ryan Schleicher Sun FOCUS Newspapers Park Center has advanced to the state tournament with a 2-1 win over Totino-Grace in the Section 5A championship on Thursday, Oct. 16. Scoring didn’t take long to kick in either. Most people weren’t even situated in their seats yet, cups of coffee still too hot to sip, but [...]

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Maple Grove having its best season in recent memory did not faze the Osseo Orioles. Losing key players during the game didn’t slow down the Orioles either. “We had injuries everywhere,” Orioles coach Derrin Lamker said. “Every second-teamer stepped up and had their chances. It’s a testament to my assistant coaches getting those guys in [...]

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Lovett Armstrong passed one of the most-watched assignments of his senior season – slow down Park Center wide receiver Ty’shonan Brooks. “I tried to beat him to his spot as best as I could,” Armstrong said. The Armstrong High School senior defensive intercepted a pass in the end zone intended for Brooks in the final [...]

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Park Center’s 5-3 victory over Spring Lake Park in the opening round of the Section 5AA tournament leads to an even bigger challenge tonight. Maple Grove has not lost a game at 17-0 overall and will play host the Pirates in the semifinals of the section tournament at 7 p.m. Park Center lost to the [...]

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Dan Branger gave the Champlin Park Rebels football team a lift early as they routed Irondale 38-0 for a homecoming victory on Friday, Oct. 3. “Dan’s always been a spark,” Rebels coach Mike Korton said. Branger ran for a 24-yard touchdown and kicked a field goal as the Rebels took a 10-0 lead in the [...]

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