Dave Nelson was humbled when he heard the news last month. Former Blaine head football coach and current Minnetonka coach has devoted his life to teaching and coaching, and now he has earned his place in the Minnesota High School Football Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame.
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.
After two seasons on the sidelines, St. Francis native Samanatha Rivard came into her first college competitive indoor track season with high aspirations.
Coming off a three-win campaign last spring, Anoka-Ramsey Community College baseball hopes the addition of three transfers will equate to more wins.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s softball program will have very few players return from a team that had an 11-17 record last season and a 5-5 finish in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference.
Andover 11-year-old Kaiden Bentley went from trying out bowling during a free kids event complete with bumpers at Andover Lanes to second place in the season-ending state tournament in less than one year.
It’s been a tough winter but warmer temps have finally arrived which really knocked down the snow pack that had hampered mobility and kept a lot of anglers off the ice. There are those that believe the integrity of the ice has been damaged as well but it’s simply not so.
North Dakota State junior pitcher Parker Tretwin (Anoka) was named Summit League Pitcher of the Week after a win over Maine during the six-game spring break road trip to RussMatt Central Florida Invitational March 17. Tretwin improved to 2-1 with a career-high seven innings of work and 10 strike outs of shutout baseball. He gave up five hits and walked one. He struck out the side in the fifth and sixth innings and led the league with 9.15 strikeouts per game.