Anyone eager to get out cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling will find an abundance of opportunities at many Minnesota state parks and trails, thanks to this week’s heavy snowfall.
More than 400 runners burned off Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie during the 11th annual Jingle Bell Run 5k Nov. 30 at Anoka High School. Overall champion Wade Cruser, 26, of Sauk Rapids, right, finished in 16 minutes, 30 seconds and Terri Emond, 30, St. Louis Park, was the top female finisher in 18:21.
Anoka and Coon Rapids came into Tuesday’s game with a combined 0-6 record, but Anoka walked off the Cardinals court 62-58 winners Dec. 3.
Anoka brothers Seth and Landon Mathis are leaving their marks on what’s been a remarkable football season at Bethel University.
Andover opened the season with a 55-51 win against Forest Lake to give first-year Huskies head coach Robb Belschner his first win Dec. 3. Andover senior guard Haydn Becker led the way with 18 points and classmate Madi Hahn added 12 points. Fellow senior guard Katie Yoder added nine points and converted some key free throws down the stretch in her return to the court after an ACL injury ended her junior season last January.
Thanksgiving week yielded big wins for four area teams including Andover, Anoka, Blaine and Spring Lake Park. The first week of December gave everyone a strong early-season test.
Girls’ hockey teams hit the road for early-season tests after the Thanksgiving break.
Wrestling teams took to the mats at three different tournaments to open the 2013-14 season. Anoka won at Mound, Coon Rapids went 2-1 at Hastings and Andover placed fourth in Osseo.