Six members of Mahtomedi’s 2018 state champion baseball team are still teammates. They’ve been suiting up with the Metro Knights this summer.
A tennis coach whose resume includes an NCAA singles championship is tutoring young players this summer in partnership with Centennial Community Education.
Area lakes were not stocked with fish by Department of Natural Resources this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they have plenty of fish, said a DNR official contacted by the Press.
It’s possible that some, but not all, fall high school sports will be offered this fall, according to comments offered during a Minnesota State High School League discussion Thursday.
The Quad Community Press invited local athletes by email through their coaches to comment on the unprecedented loss of an entire season due to the pandemic along with what they did while still hoping to compete, and how they handled distance learning. Here are some reactions:
Any hopes for salvaging part of the high school spring sports season were dashed last Thursday, when the Minnesota State High School League canceled all activities and athletics for the rest of the school year, in response to an an executive order issued by Gov. Tim Walz.
Will Francis, former Centennial athlete who was due to start his college hockey career at Minnesota-Duluth in the fall, was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
Wyatt Newpower recently completed his four-year Division I hockey career with some high notes and honors. Then a searing disappointment. Then a dream realized.
Parker Fox and his Northern State basketball teammates received the same bad news Saturday as thousand of athletes around the country have gotten.
Monte Collins, football and wrestling athlete and choir member, is White Bear Lake’s male Triple-A pick this year for achievement in arts, academics and athletics.
Madison Carroll, gymnastics and soccer athlete and choir member, is White Bear Lake’s female Triple-A pick this year for achievement in arts, academics and athletics.
The worldwide outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) might eventually wreak such havoc in the U.S. that the first blow — having to go without sports for a while — might eventually be seen as just a minor footnote.
Lily Pederson, White Bear Lake eighth-grader, has achieved Junior Elite status in gymnastics, a level currently held by just 22 of her peers in the country.
It dawned on Ella and Jack Janicki pretty early that the lady who drove them to their games was probably not your typical basketball mom.
The Mahtomedi Zephyrs were on the verge of a first-round elimination at the state hockey tournament when they caught fire Wednesday evening.
Mahtomedi will play in the hockey state tournament for the fourth straight season after turning back conference rival South St. Paul 5-1 in the Section 4A finals Friday evening.
White Bear Lake scored the first two goals but could not hold off its longtime nemesis, Hill-Murray, in their latest duel for a state tournament berth Friday night.
The Mahtomedi Zephyrs earned a shot at their fourth consecutive state trip by battling past Tartan 2-0 in the Section 4A semifinals on Thursday evening.
White Bear Lake blasted the first three goals of the game and held off Stillwater 5-3 in the Section 4AA semifinals Thursday evening, earning a spot in the section finals.
Grace Squires has a signature move on uneven parallel bars that’s served her well all season, but the White Bear Lake sophomore was not able to hit it at the state gymnastics meet Saturday evening.
White Bear Lake turned back Woodbury 4-1 in the first round of Section 4AA on Thursday evening. Billy Rose, Sam Newpower and Triston Johnson scored for the Bears (17-8-1) in first period and Lleyton Roed capped the scoring in the third. Goalie Tyler Steffens made 19 saves, with Luke Danielso…
Centennial junior Audrey Noha competed at the state gymnastics meet Saturday after placing second all-around in Section 7AA the before.
Nick Kastner and Matt Sloan will represent White Bear Lake in the state wrestling tournament after placing first and second their respective weights at Section 4AAA on Saturday in Stillwater.
Mounds View will have four wrestlers in the state tournament, all of whom were runners-up in the Section 4AAA tournament Saturday in Stillwater.
Mahtomedi will have five wrestlers in the state Class 2A tournament after three Zephyrs earned championships and two placed second in Section 4AA on Saturday at South St. Paul.
The Mahtomedi gymnasts, and their senior leaders Bella Frattalone and Kate Ryan, moved up to Class 2A this year, and as the saying goes, they came, they saw, they conquered.
The Mahtomedi gymnasts completed their 12th consecutive unbeaten conference dual meet season defeating Simley 144.65 to 123.125 on Thursday evening at Simley. The Zephyrs were 6-0 in the Metro East.
The Mounds View boys placed seventh and the girls eighth among nine teams in the Suburban East Conference on Thursday at Battle Creek Recreation Center in St. Paul.
The White Bear Lake boys placed fifth and the girls placed seventh among nine schools in the Suburban East Conference’s Nordic Ski meet on Thursday.
The Mahtomedi Zephyr gymnasts won their annual Mahtomedi Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 11, scoring 143.55, finishing ahead of teams from Park Center, Simley and St. Anthony Village-Spring Lake Park.
Ben Dardis made 56 saves to help Mahtomedi pull out a 3-2 win over Hill-Murray on Saturday at St. Croix Rec Center. Dardis stopped all 18 Pioneer shots in the third period after the Zephyrs tied the score on Nikolai Dulak’s second goal of the game, 21 seconds into the period, and Adam Johnso…
White Bear Lake defeated Woodbury 57-46 on Friday evening at Woodbury, with Ella Janicki netting 15 points, Julia Juelich with 13 and Niveah Hughes with 11. The Bears are 7-8 with five wins in the last seven games. Woodbury is 6-9.
White Bear Lake trailed until the final 21 seconds but pulled out a 68-65 win over Mahtomedi, led by freshman Jack Janicki and junior Will Forsythe, at home Saturday evening.
The Mahtomedi gymnasts placed first in the Minnesota Girls Gymnastics Officials Association meet Saturday at Park Center, their first time grabbing top laurels at this annual meet.
Mahtomedi wrestlers had three champions and placed third among seven teams in the Cambridge Bluejacket Invitational on Saturday as they returned to action after the Christmas break.
White Bear Lake stayed undefeated with a 4-2 win over Park of Cottage Grove at home Saturday. The Bears (8-0-1), now ranked No. 3, outshot the winless Wolfpack 48-18, but Park goalie Conner Nelson made 41 saves. The Bears led by only 3-2 until Sam Newpower scored on a power play with 1:05 le…
The No. 5 ranked Centennial Cougars turned back Champlin Park 61-53 on Friday evening. The Cougars (7-1) were paced by Jodi Anderson with 14 points. Jenna Guyer added 12, Camille Cummings nine, and Hannah Herzig eight. Maye Fitzpatrick netted 10 and Miyah Dubose nine for the Rebels (2-5).
Mahtomedi’s No. 4 ranked hockey team traveled to Hermantown to face the top-ranked squad Saturday and the Hawks showed why they are No. 1. Hermantown drilled four goals in the first period and defeated the Zephyrs 9-2. The Zepyhys got on the board in the third period with goals by Nikolai Du…
The Mahtomedi Zephyrs gave undefeated Tartan a battle on Friday evening, losing 51-48 at home. Cal Greene tallied 15 for the Zephyrs (3-3). Cole Chapman added nine points and Luke Ricker eight. Leading Tartan (6-0) were Langston Binns with 13 points and Dorian Singer with 12.
Six players scored for Mahtomedi as the Zephyrs cruised to a 6-0 win at Northfield on Thursday evening. The goals were scored by Ryan Berglund (power play), Nikolai Dulak, Ethan Peterson, Max Pieper (power play), Dylan Duckson, and Adam Johnson in that order. Peterson and Berglund also made …