Robbinsdale Armstrong spoiled Andover’s home and season opener with a 76-55 Northwest Suburban Conference loss Nov. 26. The Huskies led by two points at halftime, but Armstrong rallied in the second half 47-24.
It looks like Blaine should challenge for another conference title and perhaps a section title, returning several of its key contributors from last season. Spring Lake Park moved sections and will not have to face St. Thomas Academy or the other Class A powers that made up the section bracket each year.
Three programs have new coaches and each experienced different levels of success last season from Andover’s run to the state quarterfinals, returning a majority of its starters including leading scorer Connor Wilkie.
High school seniors official put pen to paper during the NCAA’s early signing period Nov. 13. Several area prep standouts made their future plans be known for most sports. Football signees will announce decisions on Feb. 5.