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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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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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By Chris Chesky Murphy News service It’s safe to say Tony Oliva is a people person. “I like people,” Oliva said. “I like to make conversation. Old people, young people, little people. I talk to everybody. I like to talk and I like to have a good time. If they don’t want to talk that’s [....Read More
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Richfield’s boys and girls track and field athletes will test their skills in the annual Spartan Invitational meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23, The meet has attracted teams from Simley, South St. Paul, Washburn, East Ridge, Hastings, Park Center and Richfield. The Spartan boys track squad travels...Read More
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Richfield recorded  its second baseball win of the season last week and has a 2-4 overall record heading into the third week of the regular season. The Spartans defeated Cooper 13-5 April 16. John Krohn was one of Richfield’s offensive heroes. He finished with two hits and four RBIs. Bailey Olson...Read More
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Fred Wroge didn’t know what to expect from his young, inexperienced Academy of Holy Angels softball team this season. The Stars’ roster is dominated by underclassmen. Holy Angels has 13 ninth-graders on the varsity roster and seven of them are starters. The Stars also have two juniors and two se...Read More
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Minnesota has produced several Olympic downhill and slalom skiers in the past and there soon might come a time when the Gopher state has an Olympic snowboarder. Jacob McCarthy of Edina seems to be moving in that direction, based on what he accomplished recently at the National Championships in Coppe...Read More
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Wrestling has always been a rewarding participant sport for Bloomington native Carl Maiers. Maiers broke into wrestling while competing in the Bloomington Athletic Association’s (BAA) youth program and eventually earned a spot on the Kennedy varsity team under the guidance of head coach Chuck Vavr...Read More
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Hopefully home ice will help the Minnesota Magicians make a successful comeback in their North American Hockey League Midwest Division playoff series against Fairbanks. The Richfield-based Magicians Junior A hockey team lost twice to Fairbanks in the first two games of the best of five series last w...Read More
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