St. Francis is not the town it was at the turn of the twentieth century. Many factors contributed to its decline as it struggled to reach the midcentury mark. In the early 1900s the railroads were punching their way north.
While Cambridge-Isanti dominated the Section 7AA gymnastics meet with a 142.900 score, a few area gymnasts qualified for the state meet. Andover junior Sarah Miller earned a place at the state meet in three events: balance beam, vault and floor exercise. Miller won the section title on beam with a score of 9.400, 0.050 ahead of runner-up Hannah Haight of Cambridge
PACT Charter School can add state tournament entrant to its list of accomplishments after the Ramsey charter school’s dance team qualified for the Class A state dance tournament. The Pantherettes are one of five Class A programs to make it to state in both jazz and kick.
Top seed Andover held true to form, reaching the Feb. 13 championship game in Duluth against No. 2 seed Elk River/Zimmerman.
This issue went to press before that game was played. Look for results in the Feb. 21 edition.
This fall might the last go-around for football conferences in the current format. Not because the conference is going away, but because of a change in how the Minnesota State High School League will have its members schedule games.