Last season Andover upset St. Francis in the Section 7AAAA semifinal before winning its fourth section title in program history.
Anoka and Andover contests are often close, no matter the sport or the situation. No. 2 seed Andover (13-12), the defending Section 7AAAA champions, held on for a 64-61 win against No. 6 seed Anoka, March 5.
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.
Seven area wrestlers win Section 7AAA titles in one of the toughest sections in the state.
St. Francis sophomore Natalie Wasche made one of the loudest cheering sections inside the Sports Pavilion at the University of Minnesota proud during the Class AA state gymnastics meet Feb. 22.
Third-seeded Eden Prairie scored three unanswered goals to skate past Andover 4-2 in the Class AA state girls’ hockey quarterfinal game played at Xcel Energy Center Thursday afternoon.