Runners-up in the state. That’s Mahtomedi’s hard-earned football status after the Zephyrs ran into a top-ranked Mankato West team that was as good as advertised in the Class 5A finals.
The Mahtomedi Zephyrs had in five events, and all five scored points by placing in the top 16, in the state Class A swimming meet Thursday and Saturday at the University of Minnesota.
Facing a team that had just lost its star quarterback, the Mahtomedi Zephyrs cruised into the Prep Bowl with a 33-7 conquest of Robbinsdale Cooper in the semifinals Friday.
The Mahtomedi girls are not to be denied when they play in state championship games — not even when facing a team that pummeled them 7-0 earlier in the season.
The final hurdle between Mounds View and a state soccer championship was an unlikely one. The Mustangs faced a Rosemount team that ended the regular season 4-6-3, then turned into a giant-killer.
The Mahtomedi Zephyrs cruised into the state tournament with a 44-6 rout of the Tartan Titans in the Section 4, Class 5A tournament at home Friday evening.
A corner kick that homed its way into the net turned out to be the difference as Mahtomedi nipped Holy Angels 2-1 in the Class AA girls soccer semifinals Thursday at US Bank Stadium.
The Mounds View Mustangs had the worst possible draw for their first state girls soccer tournament since 2015. Their opponent was undefeated, No. 1 ranked Edina.
After one hundred scoreless minutes, Centennial’s first-round state tournament duel with Wayzata went to a shootout Tuesday night.
White Bear Lake was buoyed by a kickoff return for a touchdown, and a defensive touchdown after a safety stole the ball, against Osseo on Friday night.
Rumbling for 436 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground, the Mahtomedi Zephyrs got back in the win column with a 49-21 rout of Simley at home on Friday evening.
The Minnetonka Skippers tumbled Centennial 31-7 on Friday night at home, ending Centennial’s four-game win streak that included wins over two top-five teams. Minnetonka is 6-1 and Centennial 4-3.
A pair or Mahtomedi gymnastics luminaries, Debbie Driscoll and Mindy Myhre, will enter the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame together, in a group of 12 inductees, the organization announced in a press release last week.
No. 5 ranked Maple Grove handed No. 2 Centennial its first loss 2-1 in a due for the Northwest Suburban Conference lead on Tuesday evening at Cougar Field.
A dominating defensive performance by White Bear Lake and four touchdowns from Anthony Lewis-Royal lifted the Bears to a 27-0 win at Roseville Area on Thursday evening.
Evelyn Duvall, White Bear Lake water skier competing in her 27th national meet, earned a third-place finish, adding to her state hall of fame credentials.
Lara Dallman-Weiss, the Olympic Games sailor with local roots, and her partner Nikki Barnes, were holding ninth place in the two-person dinghy competition in Tokyo as this edition of Shoreview Press went to press.
When Justin Gominsky’s pro baseball career flamed out due to an injury seven years ago, the former Mahtomedi Zephyrs and Minnesota Gophers star boldly found a way to remain in the game.
An action photo of Kyra Condie appears in Sports Illustrated’s July 19 issue, on pages 44 and 45, as part of the magazine’s Olympic Games preview.
Dan Ferlic of Birchwood will be glued to the TV set July 29 for an event in the Olympics. So will his son Mike and three daughters, all former White Bear Mariner athletes.
Tony Neubeck got the team Most Valuable Player award for the state champion Mahtomedi Zephyrs baseball team and was one of five all-conference picks.
With none of the drama normally associated with state championship games, the Mahtomedi Zephyrs wrapped up the Class AAA baseball title with a 20-3 conquest of Grand Rapids on Friday afternoon at Target Center.
Centennial sprinters Landen Liu and Emily Anderson, and high-jumper Alyssa Draheim, all qualified for state at the Section 5AA meet Saturday at Mounds View.
Long before he became White Bear Lake’s greatest wrestler, Donny Longendyke started dreaming about someday wearing the red, white and blue of Team USA.
The Mahtomedi Zephyrs are headed for the state tennis tournament after climbing out of a deep hole to topple Mounds View 4-3 for the Section 4AA championship on Friday, May 28.
Undefeated White Bear Lake needed just four innings to post an 16-1 win over Irondale on Friday in New Brighton. The Bears (6-0) scored six runs in the third inning and 10 in the fourth. Chloe Barber pitched three scoreless innings (one hit, three strikeouts) and belted a three-run homer. Jo…