It’s official. The youth football partnership between Blaine and Spring Lake Park is turning a page.
For 35 years Gary Rettke helped Spring Lake Park wrestling become one of the premier programs in the state with 339 wins, 50 state meet entrants and seven state champions between 1968-2000.
Nominations are being accepted for the first Athletics and Activities Hall of Fame at Spring Lake Park High School through April 15.
Karen and Steve Backes aren’t just hockey fans. The parents of St. Louis Blues captain, two-time U.S. Olympian and Spring Lake Park High School graduate David Backes returned from Sochi, Russia even more proud of their son.
The Bengals wrestled to very lofty results with both state qualifiers placing among the best in the state. Sophomore Malik Stewart lost his section final rematch in the 120-pound state championship to St. Michael-Albertville’s Michael McKee.
Upsets, records and milestones summed up the first round of section boys’ basketball action Thursday night.