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  Eden Prairie is on a winning roll on the baseball diamond. The Eagles have won four games in a row to boost their record to 7-3. Eden Prairie, 2-0, in the Lake Conference, travel to Hopkins for a 4:30 p.m. game Friday, May 1. The Eagles will play host to Shakopee at 4:15 p.m. [...]...Read More
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  It was a great day for area high school track and field fans last Saturday at Aerie Stadium. Weather conditions were superb for the annual Eden Prairie Booster Invitational meet and the Eagles’ boys and girls teams put together championship performances. Eden Prairie won the nine-team boys ...Read More
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  Richfield is on a learning curve with its youthful, inexperienced softball team this season. The Spartans have a 2-5 record after hosting their annual tournament April 25 at Richfield Middle School fields. “The girls have done well this season,” said Richfield coach Kim Niederluecke. “I...Read More
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Eden Prairie’s boys tennis team pulled off a pair of impressive triumphs last week defeating Edina and Benilde-St. Margaret’s by identical 4-3 scores. And the Eagles’ other match was a 4-3 loss to Bloomington Jefferson. “We had a couple of big wins over Edina and Benilde last week,” said E...Read More
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Bloomington Jefferson has been overpowering during its first six softball games. The Jaguars have outscored their opponents 76-4 while posting a 6-0 record. Jefferson, ranked second in the state, has a team batting average of .491 and a staff pitching ERA of 0.81. Jefferson had little problem claimi...Read More
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John Farrell, the shortstop for the Fulton Brewery team in the Edina Monday Night Softball League, has the reputation as a great fielder. In fact, he is considered one of the best middle infielders ever to play at Van Valkenburg Park. However, he is not just a fielder, as he proved April 27 in a [.....Read More
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  Hitters dominated the action on opening night in the Edina Monday Night Slowpitch Softball League April 27 at Van Valkenburg Park, and no hitter stood out more than Matt Alford of the Denali’s Happy Campers. Alford went six-for-six as the Campers opened the season with a 27-12 win over the ...Read More
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Richfield girls track coach Pat Burns was elated with the efforts of her athletes in the annual Spartan Invitational April 23. The Spartans placed third in the eight-team field with 112.50 points. Park Center earned the girls team championship by scoring 125 points. Hastings finished second (118). T...Read More
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Kenisha Bell is coming home and that should be great news for Gopher women’s basketball fans. Bell, a former all-state point guard at Bloomington Kennedy High School, will transfer from Marquette to the University of Minnesota and will have to sit out next season before becoming eligible for her r...Read More
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  It doesn’t make any difference what sport is being played. The Kennedy-Jefferson rivalry continues to produce exciting and unexpected results. Jefferson and Kennedy met in a Metro West Conference baseball game April 25 at Haddox Field and the Jaguars came out on top 6-5 despite the fact tha...Read More
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