Among the area wrestling events, Anoka went 3-1 at its home dual tournament including a big win over highly-ranked Hastings.
Anoka held Blaine to a season-low points total in a 46-42 victory in a regular season Northwest Suburban Conference game Jan. 30 that held a lot more meaning than a final score.
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.
Trophies represent a lot, just ask David Steinbring owner of Sterling Trophy in Anoka and creator of the North Star College Cup trophy.
“More times than not, it isn’t the victory you see in the trophy,” he said. “It’s your friends, opponents and the memories that bring you back.”