The biggest story coming into the season for the Huskies is between the pipes where Minnesota-Duluth prospect Maddie Rooney decided to try out for the boys team after helping the girls to the program’s first state tournament appearance. Head coach Mark Manney begins his sixth season guiding the boys’ team and will try for career coaching win No. 75 in the season-opener at Robbinsdale, Nov. 29.
Andover swim coach Marcia Ford’s message to her young team after the Class AA state swimming and diving meet was simple.
“This is a learning process. This is just the beginning, every year we will do a little better,” she said after the team collected 22 points to place 21st among 34 teams at the final meet of the season.
Football can be a frustrating game as Spring Lake Park (8-3) learned first-hand losing the Class 5A state semifinal game to Simley (9-3) 21-14 on a snowy field at Hopkins High School Nov. 15.
Football fans were treated to a competitive and close Class 5A state semifinal game at Hopkins Saturday evening as Simley (9-3) came from behind for a 21-14 win over Spring Lake Park (7-4).
When Mother Nature decided to flip the switch on the seasons earlier this week, football teams fortune enough to extend the fall season into mid-November faced some uncertainty about practices and even game time and location.
Spring Lake Park’s swim team qualified three individual events and one relay team from the Section 2A meet to the Class A meet.
Spring Lake Park (9-3) moved one step closer to its first state championship since 1991 after a 43-19 win over Faribault (8-3) in the Class 5A state quarterfinals Saturday.
Twelve months ago, Spring Lake Park walked off the field at Andover in tears with heads down after a 33-32 loss in overtime.
This year, as the No. 1 seed of Section 4-5A, Spring Lake Park celebrated its third section title under head coach Jeff Schlieff after a 28-11 win against Mahtomedi.