CTN recaps the Cardinals 60-49 loss to Maple Grove March 6. The Northwest Suburban Conference loss sends Coon Rapids to 6-19 overall. Evonte Hibbler had 14 points and Joe Chirilla and Edvonte Hibbler each had eight points for the Cardinals.
Coon Rapids junior Michael Burckhardt captured the 220-pound Class AAA state championship with his 43rd win of the season, downing fellow Northwest Suburban Conference wrestler and No. 4 ranked Isaac Eichmann of Champlin Park 5-2 in the championship final.
Top-ranked and defending national champion Anoka-Ramsey (28-5) punched its ticket to the NJCAA Division III national tournament after downing Rochester Community and Technical College in the Region XIIIA Championship 60-50 March 4.