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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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Winds of change have come quickly for Park Center before the new school year. Boys basketball coach Bo Powell resigned after accepting an administrative position at the Osseo Area Learning Center. Because of Osseo District 279 rules, an administrator cannot hold a coaching position in the district. Powell coached the Pirates to the state championship [...]

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Pat Neshek, a former Park Center baseball standout, had plenty of company for his first Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday at Target Field on the field. His younger brother, Paul, serves as a grounds crew worker for the Twins and has since the Metrodome days. He also worked on the field for Tuesday’s [...]

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Robbinsdale’s MLB/Twins All-Star Field will be dedicated July 10 After months of renovation, the new baseball field at Lee Park will officially open during a dedication ceremony and baseball jamboree on July 10, the first day of Robbinsdale’s Whiz Bang Days. The Robbinsdale City Band will perform at 4:30 p.m. before ceding the stage to [...]

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Young people in America grow up watching sports starts such as LeBron James in basketball and Adrian Peterson in football. As for soccer, the opportunity doesn’t grab a wide brush of youth’s attention the way those sports do. It certainly factors into the level of soccer success from the U.S. when youth in other countries [...]

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Four Park Center freshmen and a sophomore proved to the whole state that they have what it takes in rallying to beat Marshall for the state girls basketball championship. “We did this for Hannah and for Cayla,” Pirates freshman center Mikayla Hayes said.  “Because Hannah [Schaub] tore her ACL, we wanted to do this for [...]

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