The Spring Lake Park City Council’s truth in taxation hearing brought no questions from the council and few from residents.
Andover opened the season with a 55-51 win against Forest Lake to give first-year Huskies head coach Robb Belschner his first win Dec. 3. Andover senior guard Haydn Becker led the way with 18 points and classmate Madi Hahn added 12 points. Fellow senior guard Katie Yoder added nine points and converted some key free throws down the stretch in her return to the court after an ACL injury ended her junior season last January.
Thanksgiving week yielded big wins for four area teams including Andover, Anoka, Blaine and Spring Lake Park. The first week of December gave everyone a strong early-season test.
Girls’ hockey teams hit the road for early-season tests after the Thanksgiving break.
Robbinsdale Armstrong spoiled Andover’s home and season opener with a 76-55 Northwest Suburban Conference loss Nov. 26. The Huskies led by two points at halftime, but Armstrong rallied in the second half 47-24.
Citizens railed on traffic levels and proposed assessments at a public hearing for the 2014-2015 street improvement project, part of the Spring Lake Park City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Nov. 18.
Parent-child teams showcased their basketball, football, Frisbee, hockey and soccer skills at the annual Turkey Shoot in Spring Lake Park Nov. 22.
Over the last three decades Don Finneran has been the face of the Spring Lake Park track program.
The window from his guidance counseling office overlooks the track lining Panthers Stadium and he’s developed quite the reputation for what assistant coach Greg Kugler calls the “Finny Whistle.”