Centennial capped its second-best girls basketball season with a 68-53 win over Eastview in the Class 4A third-place game.
Overwhelming. That’s a one-word assessment of the Hopkins basketball team that stopped Centennial’s 17-game win streak in the state semifinals Thursday evening.
Unveiling a secret weapon in the state tournament opener, the Centennial Cougars fought off a strong challenge from conference rival Maple Grove to win 74-64 on Wednesday at Williams Arena.
The Centennial Cougars are seeded No. 4 in the state girls basketball tournament and will a familiar conference rival the first round on Wednesday.
In their bid for a state tournament berth, the Centennial Cougars expected to face two teams who’ve beaten them previously.
The Centennial Cougars defeated Osseo 72-36 in their Section 5AAAA opener on Wednesday evening, their 15th straight win, in their final home game.
Centennial’s John Noll will make his fifth appearance in the state wrestling tournament after capturing the Section 4AAA title on Saturday and will be joined at state by teammates Jonah Hylton and Luke Breuning.
Centennial’s boys hockey season ended with a 5-0 loss to Blaine in the second round of Section 5AA on Saturday. The Cougars had a final 10-15-1 record. Bryce Brodzinski and Carsen Riches each scored twice for Blaine (19-2-2) with Joe Daninger stopping 23 Centennial shots for the shutout. For…
White Bear Lake foiled Park of Cottage Grove 74-61 on Friday evening, improving to 19-5. Jeremy Beckler tallied 19 points, Isaac Tessier 18, and Sam Schwartz 15 for the Bears. Charlie Gorres scored 21 and Dominek Block 15 for Park (10-13).
The Blaine Bengals shackled Centennial 67-38 on Friday evening. Jason Kaul scored 22 points and Tony Strand 13 for Blaine (18-6). Riley Van Buskirk had 13 points and Matthew Wyffels eight for the Cougars (13-11).
White Bear Lake closed conference play with a 63-33 win over Park of Cottage Grove on Friday evening and will take a 14-12 record into playoffs. The Bears had 12 players in the scoring column led by Ella Janicki with 12 points and Courtney Crouch with 10. Hannah Schuletter had 11 points for …
Centennial closed the regular season on a 14-game win streak after defeating Blaine 86-61 on Friday evening. The Cougars (22-4 overall) wrapped up an unbeaten conference season, going 12-0 in the Northwest Suburban. Taylor McAulay scored 26 points, Jodi Anderson 24 and Sara Stapleton 16. Kay…
Mahtomedi and Gentry Academy, a 65-year-old program and a first-year program, met in the Section 4A quarterfinals on Thursday evening.
The Centennial Cougars coasted 10-1 against Coon Rapids in their Section 5AA opener on Thursday evening at Champlin Ice Arena.
Robbinsdale Armstrong handed Centennial a 66-51 loss on Tuesday evening. Ariq Eason scored 17 points, Riley Van Buskirk 12 and Matthew Wyffels 11 for Centennial (13-10). For Armstrong (15-8), Adam Biewen tallied 18 points, Hezekiah Iyawe 15, Cole Priem 12, and Jake Breitbach 12.
Sara Stapleton scored the 1,000th point that would have come three months ago if not for an injury and helped Centennial win its 13th straight game, 52-40 over Robbinsdale Armstrong, at home Tuesday evening.
The local adult synchronized skating team “Leather & Laces” performed in a music video recently and is currently prepping for its fifth trip to the U.S Synchronized Skating Championships.
The Centennial Cougars closed the regular season by picking up their third win in four days, 7-1 over Spring Lake Park, on Saturday evening, and will take a 9-14-1 record into sectionals. Joshua Hermes pumped in three goals. Alexander Brouillet had two and Gavin Forga and Samuel Munson one e…
Mahtomedi closed the regular season with a 9-1 rout of Roseville Area on Saturday evening and will take an 18-6-1 record into sectionals. Tom Paradise and Nikolai Dulak each pumped in three goals, and JD Metz, Dylan Duckson and Ray Olson had one each. Jon Poirer in goal stopped 11 of 12 shot…
Celebrating the return of Sara Stapleton to the lineup, the No. 8 ranked Centennial Cougars beat one of their top conference rivals, Elk River, 67-40 on Friday evening in Elk River.
Centennial pulled out a 76-74 win over Elk River on Friday evening, boosted by Ariq Eason with 26 points and Riley Van Buskirk with 24. Matthew Wyffels added 15 for the Cougars (13-9), who sank 15 three-point shots and made only 10 turnovers. Dylan Fruth sank 16 points and Devon Roberts 14 t…
Riley Van Buskirk led with 24 points as Centennial tripped Coon Rapids 73-58 on Wednesday evening. Jason Waldvogel added 15 and Ariq Eason 14 for the Cougars (12-9). Marshall Holland scored 23 for the Cardinals (8-13).
The Centennial Cougars tripped Tonino-Grace 5-3 on Thursday evening with goals by Alexander Brouillet (power play), Carter Korkowski, Henry Bartle (short-handed), Anthony LeMire, and Joshua O’Hara.
Centennial extended its girls basketball win streak to 11 with victories over Maple Grove 56-40 at home Monday evening, and 67-36 at Coon Rapids on Wednesday evening.
A short-handed goal by Joshua O’Hara was the clincher as Centennial edged Irondale 4-3 on Wednesday evening at home. O’Hara’s goal at 16:01 of the third period opened a 4-2 lead, offsetting an Irondale goal with five seconds left. Joshua Hermes knocked in two goals and Scott Nelson scored on…
The Centennial Cougars advanced to the Section 5AA girls hockey finals with a 2-1 win over Rogers in the semifinals on Tuesday evening.
Centennial Dance Team swept the High Kick and Jazz champions at the Section 3AAA meet on Saturday, earning a berth in the state meet Friday and Saturday.
The Centennial girls placed eighth and the boys placed 12th among 21 schools in the Alpine Ski, Section 7 meet on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.
Champlin Park handed Centennial a 3-1 loss on Saturday with Jack Karges scoring two goals for the Rebels (17-5). Centennial (6-14-1) trailed 3-0 before Connor Thompson got them on the board in the third period.
Centennial swept past Spring Lake Park 4-0 in their Section 5AA hockey opener on Saturday, taking charge after a scoreless first period.
The No. 10 ranked Centennial Cougars defeated Anoka 71-29 on Friday evening. Taylor McAulay had 18 points, leading 11 players in the scoring column for the Cougars (17-4). Grace Johnson had nine and Jodi Anderson eight.
The Anoka Tornadoes edged the Centennial Cougars 70-66 on Friday evening in Anoka. Each team had four double-digit scorers. Micah Madyun tallied 18 points, David Ayeni 16, Joey Lombard 13 and Mac Wieczorek 12 for Anoka (9-8). Riley Van Buskirk sank 29 points, Matthew Wyffels 12, Cole Fenster…
The Osseo Orioles (10-7) defeated Centennial 82-61 on Tuesday evening, with four double-digit scorers led by Terrance Waits with 18. For Centennial (11-8), Matthew Wyffels netted 13 points and Noah Larson, Ariq Eason and Riley Van Buskirk 10 each.
Taylor McAulay tied her school record with 38 points — and was not the game-high scorer — as the Centennial Cougars beat Osseo 100-72 in Osseo. Jaiden Kline drilled 40 points for Osseo (5-16). McAulay had her second 38-point game of the season, matching the Cougar record set by Kiara Allums …
Centennial closed its regular season hosting No. 1 ranked Blake (22-2) on Saturday. There would be no upset, as the Cougars lost 3-0, giving up two power play play goals.
The Centennial Cougars pulled out a 59-58 win over the Andover Huskies at home on Friday evening. Riley Van Buskirk sank 17 points and Ariq Eason 12 for the Cougars (11-7). Matthew Wyffels added eight and Noah Larson seven. Calvin Foy netted 13, Shandon Shannauer 12 and Brady Garcia 10 for t…