Sports

The Northwest Suburban Conference is now a two-division, 14-team conference.

Starting next August, all football teams will move to the district schedule format where all but Spring Lake Park will compete in the 16-team West Metro District.

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Anoka The defending Section 5AA champion and Northwest Suburban Conference runner-up girls team returns several runners from last fall but graduated its two strongest performers. Returners include Isabelle Brezinka, Maria Kalkman and Sydney Paulson with captains Sarone Paulzine and Emma Steffens. The boys will be guided by captains Mark Leonard and Harrison Redepenning. Coach Pete [...]

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Andover Third-year coach Eric Bertram added former Anoka standout and Gustavus Adolphus tennis player Grant Leisner to the coaching ranks of a team coming off an 8-2 record in the Northwest Suburban Conference, 15-7 overall. The team lost to Princeton in the second round of sections, but qualified the doubles team of seniors Amanda Holstad [...]

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Preseason football in the National Football League is a time of intense drama where jobs and playing time are on the line. Last Friday, Spring Lake Park native and Oakland Raiders tight end Brian Leonhardt found himself lining up across from the team he grew up rooting for in the Vikings’ preseason opener at TCF Bank Stadium.

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Blaine youth football camp set Blaine is hosting a youth football camp from 6-8 p.m. July 28-31 on the football practice fields behind Blaine High School. The camp fee is $50 and is open to kids entering first through eighth grades. More information is available at blainefootball.org Junion Panther football camp set Spring Lake Park [...]

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