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Forest Lake Activities Director Aaron Forsythe named John Fick as the new head coach for the Ranger girls cross country team in 2014-15. Fick takes over the program following the resignation of co-head coaches Tracy Angelo and Brittni Rodewald. The internal candidate, who was originally an agricultural engineer, works as a paraprofessional at Century Junior [...]

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The Forest Lake 18-and-under fastpitch girls capped a stellar season last week with a North American Fastpitch Association national championship in Chaska. Head coach David Alto said the Rangers came in determined and focused, coming off a 16-win streak this summer, to take over at the same tournament where they placed second a year ago.  [...]

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The talk of town ball last week was Forest Lake’s extra-inning 9-8  comeback win over No. 4 Blaine last Tuesday in an action-packed home matchup.  It was a back-and-forth battle all night between the Fusion and Brewers in Forest Lake as both teams combined for 32 hits and 17 runs in an offensive showcase.  Blaine [...]

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Above: Seniors Sydney Moore, Erin Murphy, Ali Clasen, Aly Proulx, Ashley Fechner and Emily Navara display their medals and awards after earning All-American honors at the Minnetonka Marriott Hotel. The dancers were invited to perform in London shortly after the holidays or in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. Below: Twenty-eight of Forest Lake’s [...]

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In addition to a new dance studio in downtown Forest Lake, Dance Tech Studios recently completed its best-ever season, according to studio owner Robin Lind.  During the 2013-14 season, the dancers accumulated more than 200 platinum (first place) awards and nearly the same amount in high-point awards. Dance Tech also won more than $20,000 in [...]

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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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