Unlike their regular season meeting in which 62 points were scored two weeks earlier, the Section 5-6A semifinal between Blaine (6-3) and Centennial (5-4) favored the defenses with the Cougars earning a 17-11 win at Blaine Oct. 25.
Kelci Bryant’s name might not ring a bell when it comes to famous Olympic athletes like Lindsey Vonn or Usain Bolt but the stand-out University of Minnesota diver has competed for Team USA in synchronized diving (with partner Ariel Rittenhouse) at the last two summer Olympics. She placed fourth at the 2008 Beijing games and won a silver medal at the 2012 London games and has a host of other national and international awards.
Matt Hendricks and his new Nashville Predators teammates made their first stop of the season at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Oct. 22. His first taste of free agency was a bit uncomfortable for Hendricks, a 2000 graduate of Blaine High School who landed with the team that drafted him in the 2000 entry draft.