Anoka senior Max Savini couldn’t write a much better finish to his prep golf days after tying for second place in the Class AAA state golf tournament played at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids June 10-11.
The end of the high school baseball season isn’t marked solely by the state tournament, but rather select individuals that will represent their team in the 40th annual Play Ball! Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series at Chaska Athletic Park June 19-21.
Last spring Moe Strong and Ky’eric Baynes represented Anoka well in the long and triple jumps, each earning all-state finishes.
Blaine junior Alex Williams was in line to set a new state record in the 100-meter hurdles after a prelim time of 14.22. She beat the previous record of 14.32, set by Richfield standout Jessica January in 2012. A stumble on the wet track at Hamline University didn’t help Williams finish strong, but she settled for an eighth place finish in 17.61 seconds during Saturday’s Class AA finals.
It was fitting that Anoka senior Megan Lindenfelser was so involved in Anoka’s bid for its first state softball tournament trophy.
Lindenfelser struck out 10 in nine innings as the winning pitcher and drove in the decisive run in Anoka’s 3-2 win against North St. Paul in the Class AAA third place game at Caswell Park in Mankato Friday afternoon.
Blaine was runner-up to Mounds View for the Section 5AA team titles with the girls 81 points behind Mounds View. The Mustang boys were 47 points clear of Blaine, which edged St. Michael-Albertville by one point.
Legacy Christian freshman Josh Peterson helped the No. 3 seeded Lions open the Section 5A tournament with an 8-0 win against No. 6 North Lakes Academy in Andover May 23. Peterson no-hit North Lakes, struck out 16 batters, walked one and hit one batter.
Over the last decade author Craig Torbenson has worked to gather the most comprehensive collection of Anoka High School athletic history in the appropriately titled book, “Tornado Magic: A History of Anoka High School Sports.”