Sports

Early on during the Phillips 66 National Championship Meet, a week-long extravaganza held in Irvine, Cali., Caley Oquist’s coach pulled her aside to remind her why she was there. “He said, ‘Caley, you’re at this meet. You’re not just a fan anymore,” relayed Oquist, in an interview with the Times on Tuesday afternoon. One could [...]

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At 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 27, Luke Kocher, like nearly everyone else in the state at that moment, was sleepy. The difference? Kocher was in the middle of a 400-mile bike race across Minnesota and part of Wisconsin. With 22 hours under his belt, and just nine hours to go, trainer and support crew [...]

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When the River Eagles 13 and under boys soccer team qualified for the state tournament, Coach Ron Fee said there wasn’t much of a sense of accomplishment from the boys, rather, more of a sense of anticipation. Despite what they had already done, they felt there was more to do. They hadn’t beat Mound-Westonka, their [...]

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Golfing just got a lot less frustrating and a lot more rewarding at the Vintage Executive Golf Course at Riverwood National. Last Thursday, Vintage installed 15-inch cups, yes, 15 inches, on each of their 18 putting greens. The new cups are drastically bigger than the average 4.25-inch cups, which will also remain on the greens [...]

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Talent is to be expected at the 13-year-old level. It has to start showing up sometime, and for many kids, that’s by the time they’re in middle school. Consistency on the other hand, is a concept that can often be foreign to athletes, at any level, especially through the high school level. And dominance, well, [...]

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