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Andover Third-year coach Eric Bertram added former Anoka standout and Gustavus Adolphus tennis player Grant Leisner to the coaching ranks of a team coming off an 8-2 record in the Northwest Suburban Conference, 15-7 overall. The team lost to Princeton in the second round of sections, but qualified the doubles team of seniors Amanda Holstad [...]

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Preseason football in the National Football League is a time of intense drama where jobs and playing time are on the line. Last Friday, Spring Lake Park native and Oakland Raiders tight end Brian Leonhardt found himself lining up across from the team he grew up rooting for in the Vikings’ preseason opener at TCF Bank Stadium.

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Blaine youth football camp set Blaine is hosting a youth football camp from 6-8 p.m. July 28-31 on the football practice fields behind Blaine High School. The camp fee is $50 and is open to kids entering first through eighth grades. More information is available at blainefootball.org Junion Panther football camp set Spring Lake Park [...]

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St. Francis and Coon Rapids trap shooters took part in their first state clay target tournament at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake. The June 14 tournament was the first to be presented by the Minnesota State High School League along with the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League.

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Blaine junior Alex Williams was in line to set a new state record in the 100-meter hurdles after a prelim time of 14.22. She beat the previous record of 14.32, set by Richfield standout Jessica January in 2012. A stumble on the wet track at Hamline University didn’t help Williams finish strong, but she settled for an eighth place finish in 17.61 seconds during Saturday’s Class AA finals.

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