Anoka The defending Section 5AA champion and Northwest Suburban Conference runner-up girls team returns several runners from last fall but graduated its two strongest performers. Returners include Isabelle Brezinka, Maria Kalkman and Sydney Paulson with captains Sarone Paulzine and Emma Steffens. The boys will be guided by captains Mark Leonard and Harrison Redepenning. Coach Pete [...]
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 [...]
Coon Rapids/Andover American Little League teams had a number of highlights this summer including the introduction of a 50-70 intermediate program for 13-year-olds.
That team not only won the district and state titles but represented Minnesota in the regional tournament in Michigan with a fourth-place finish out of 10 teams, July 19-24.
The 7th District of VFW baseball split into four divisions this season, using four branches of military service: Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force.
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 [...]
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.
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.