Blaine (21-4, 9-2) scored five times in the seventh inning for a 9-4 win at rival Coon Rapids in Metro Minny League play July 9.
Mike and Ryan Olson were just little tykes – hardly bigger than the walleye on the stringer – when their dad taught them how to bait a hook and drop a line.
Chris Carroll was introduced as the new Blaine boys’ hockey head coach to a standing ovation during a team meeting of returning Bengals hockey players before the end of the 2013-14 school year.
Paul Perez was more than a lifelong member of the athletic community in Coon Rapids.
Perez, 59, was heavily involved in the Coon Rapids Athletic Association and Coon Rapids National Little League as coach, official and administrator for more than four decades. He died as a result of diabetes complications June 30.
Controlled archery deer hunts will take place at three Anoka County regional parks next fall.
On a recommendation of its Parks and Community Services Committee, the Anoka County Board June 10 adopted resolutions for the issuance of hunting permits at Bunker Hills Regional Park, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park and Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park as part of the county’s deer management program.
A combined display of soccer fan craziness mixed with support for a local coach were front and center during what seemed to be an impromptu flash mob that engulfed the National Sports Center June 26.
More than two dozen alumni of the Anoka Post 102 Legion baseball team converged on Castle Field for a friendly game ahead of Fourth of July fireworks July 3.