Andover, the reigning Section 7AAAA finalists, return with four seniors including captains Jake McNallan and Zach Swanson along with Tyler Goltz and Tom Terhaar, who saw varsity minutes last season. Look for senior Nick Eliason and junior Corbin Johnson to get into the rotation and contribute on both ends of the floor.
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.
St. Francis/North Branch came out of the gates on fire in the season opener and led Andover 3-0 after the first period in the Nov. 6 opener.
Two weeks earlier, Spring Lake Park handed Andover a 35-14 loss in the first and perhaps only Northwest Suburban Conference meeting after meeting in the section tournament each of the last two seasons. Each team won a section game by one point including the Huskies 33-32 win over Spring Lake Park last fall.
Andover won three regular season games, each by shutting out the opposition including Week 8 opponent, Coon Rapids 31-0 on Senior Night.
Blaine blanked by No. 3 ranked Crimson After winning four straight, Blaine came crashing back to Earth following a 50-0 loss to No. 3 ranked Maple Grove Friday. The Crimson stomped its opponents with a ferocious offense and a tenacious defense that wreaked havoc with the Bengals on both sides of the ball. The Crimson […]
As we mark start of the final push toward the end of the cross country season, the Blaine Invitational offered runners a chance to test themselves against a very strong field.