Sports

Kailey Hanson Times Intern Sunday evenings are hectic for Mark Hegquist, coach and owner of the Flyaways Gold gym in Forest Lake, but they hold a special place in his heart. For the past nine years, Hegquist has spent Sunday nights from March through June helping Special Olympics athletes hone their gymnastics skills at his [...]

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On Saturday, June 28, Ranger alumna Stephanie Howe did the unthinkable as a debut runner in one of the most prestigious and oldest 100-mile trail races in the world. She won it. Howe turned heads at the Western States Endurance Run across central California when she crossed the finish line in Auburn, California, in 18 [...]

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The VFW Post 4210 baseball team continues to shine this summer as it earned division champion status following the completion of the 2014 regular season last week. Forest Lake closed league play with a double-header sweep last Thursday in wins over Maple Grove (10-2) and Rogers (6-2). The wins put Post 4210 on top as [...]

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The Forest Lake Legion baseball team closed its 2014 regular season last week. The squad finished with an overall record of 13-7, earning the three-seed of eight in District 3 behind Tri-City Red and Tri-City Maroon, respectively.  Head coach Valdie Magstadt said his players have done a nice job adapting to a fairly new lineup [...]

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The Forest Lake softball program doesn’t rest in the summer, as the 18U squad won the Minnesota Metro Fastpitch League state championship this past weekend in Elk River. Head coach David Alto said the Ranger athletes put up strong, consistent performances all weekend to earn the title. “The girls played fantastic,” Alto said. “We had [...]

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Two weeks ago, my 18-year-old sister, Annie, and her Northern Lights club volleyball teammates competed at the Girls Junior National Championships for volleyball at the Minneapolis Convention Center, a gathering of the top club volleyball teams in the nation.  Halfway through the first match, Annie landed awkwardly from her outside position in the front row. [...]

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