Kansas State sophomore pitcher Jake Matthys (Spring Lake Park graduate) who set K-State records for wins and saves by a freshman last season, has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Stopper of the Year Award preseason watch list. The Stopper of the Year Award, established in 2005, is given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I.
Top seed Andover held true to form, reaching the Feb. 13 championship game in Duluth against No. 2 seed Elk River/Zimmerman.
This issue went to press before that game was played. Look for results in the Feb. 21 edition.
Andover placed three boys skiers among the top six spots to help secure the Section 5 title in the 10-kilometer pursuit race at Theodore Wirth Park Feb. 5.
Coon Rapids junior guard Chris Buckley set the single-game scoring record at Coon Rapids with 40 points, but it wasn’t enough to give the Cardinals (1-16) their first Northwest Suburban Conference win of the season in an 83-81 loss to Blaine Jan. 24.
Spring Lake Park earned one of six automatic bids to the Class A State True Team meet after winning the Section 4A title at its home pool Jan. 19.