Mike and Ryan Olson were just little tykes – hardly bigger than the walleye on the stringer – when their dad taught them how to bait a hook and drop a line.
Andover native Chase Perry was the latest hockey player invited to take part in the NHL’s scouting combine hosted in Toronto, Canada earlier in June.
Anoka senior Max Savini couldn’t write a much better finish to his prep golf days after tying for second place in the Class AAA state golf tournament played at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids June 10-11.
Blaine junior Alex Williams was in line to set a new state record in the 100-meter hurdles after a prelim time of 14.22. She beat the previous record of 14.32, set by Richfield standout Jessica January in 2012. A stumble on the wet track at Hamline University didn’t help Williams finish strong, but she settled for an eighth place finish in 17.61 seconds during Saturday’s Class AA finals.
Blaine was runner-up to Mounds View for the Section 5AA team titles with the girls 81 points behind Mounds View. The Mustang boys were 47 points clear of Blaine, which edged St. Michael-Albertville by one point.
Andover boys’ lacrosse was primed for a strong run through sections and perhaps its first trip to state.
Legacy Christian freshman Josh Peterson helped the No. 3 seeded Lions open the Section 5A tournament with an 8-0 win against No. 6 North Lakes Academy in Andover May 23. Peterson no-hit North Lakes, struck out 16 batters, walked one and hit one batter.