Sports

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.

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This year’s Anoka Letterman’s Club scholarship banquet took on a familiar tone as recent Minnesota Football Coaches Association hall of fame inductee Dave Nelson shared a heartfelt message from growing up in one of Anoka’s most well-known families to his coaching days at Blaine and Minnetonka.

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If high school teams could accept sponsorship deals, Starburst might want to check out the Anoka softball team.
What started out as a home run incentive of being tossed a Starburst from fourth-year coach Toni Jesinoski has blossomed into a reward for reaching third base.

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Anoka girls and Andover boys won their respective team titles and will represent the section the Class AAA state true team meet at Stillwater High School May 17. Field events start at 4 p.m. with running events to follow at 5 p.m.

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After posting 25 runs against Centennial April 21, Anoka’s bats generated 19 runs the next two days, splitting a win and loss. Andover (3-2) scored a pair of runs in the top half of the sixth inning and Anoka (2-2) matched that total in the bottom of the inning but couldn’t plate one more run in the Northwest Suburban Conference loss April 22.

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Minnesota’s top track and field athletes converged on Hamline University for the annual Hamline Elite Meet Friday. The meet serves as an early-season test for the top competitors in the state, regardless of class or previous experience.

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Anoka boys and girls track teams swept the team standings at the Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets True Team Invitational April 21.
The boys edged a stout Stillwater group by one point (866-865) to win the eight-team competition that awards points for all finishers, instead of just the top finishers.

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