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.”
This year’s Anoka Letterman’s Club scholarship banquet took on a familiar tone as recent Minnesota Football Coaches Association hall of fame inductee Dave Nelson shared a heartfelt message from growing up in one of Anoka’s most well-known families to his coaching days at Blaine and Minnetonka.
When U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar recommended that the Anoka High School Marching Tornadoes march in Washington, D.C.’s National Independence Day Parade, band director Ben Bussey wasn’t about to turn it down.
by Samantha Lefebvre Sports Writer Girls’ Basketball Coon Rapids is now 4-6 at home after a seven-point loss to Anoka on Feb. 8. The Tornadoes (8-12), who lost to the Cardinals (9-11) earlier this season in an even closer 2-point game, also broke their two game losing streak with the 57-50 win over the Cardinals. [...]