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2019 Girls Gymnastics State Meet
Home Page Photo The Girls’ Gymnastics State Meet is scheduled for February 22-23 at Maturi Pavilion on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Here is a look at the meet:
Fast Facts
The schedule:

Team Competition: Friday, February 22 – Class A, 11 a.m.; Class AA, 6 p.m.
Individual Competition: Saturday, February 23 – Class A 11 a.m., Class AA 6 p.m.
Webcast: School Space Media will livestream the team and individual events. There is no charge for viewing. Find the stream at www.prepspotlight.tv.
Tickets: $14 adults, $9 students.
Ticket Box Offices open: 10 a.m. each day.
Results: Posted on the League’s website at www.mshsl.org
Social media: Follow the tournament on the League’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @MSHSL and @MSHSLJohn.
Class A Preview
The four-time defending champions from Detroit Lakes return with six gymnasts who competed in the state meet last year. The Detroit Lakes team includes students from Frazee. ix additional teams that competed in the 2018 team competition also return: Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka, runner-up; Mahtomedi, third; Sartell-St. Stephen, fourth; Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa, fifth; Willmar, sixth; and Worthington, which includes students from Adrian and Fulda, eighth.
Twenty-one of 30 event medal-winners will return for the 2019 Class A individual competition and a new champion will emerge in the uneven bars, vault, and all-around.
Five medalists, including defending champion Cora Okeson of Detroit Lakes, return in the floor exercise. The others are: Aliah Williams of Chisago Lakes of Lindstrom, third; Taryn Sellner of Mankato West, fourth; Jackson Hegg of Detroit Lakes, fifth; and Ailsa Gilbert of Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka, sixth.
Five medal-winners return on the uneven bars: Jada Olsen of Perham, runner-up; Cora Okeson of Detroit Lakes, third; Abby Weber of Sartell-St. Stephen, fourth; Aliah Williams of Chisago Lakes of Lindstrom, fifth; and Jackson Hegg of Detroit Lakes, sixth.
Defending champion Peyton Jernberg of Detroit Lakes returns in search of more gold on the balance beam. She will be joined by four additional medalists from 2018: Ailsa Gilbert of Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka, runner-up; Justine Lawrence of Detroit Lake, third; Abby Weber of Sartell-St. Stephen, fifth; and Saphi McFarquhar of Marshall, sixth.
Three medalists return on the vault: Jada Olsen of Perham, runner-up; Camryn Brinkman of Melrose Area, fifth; and Alexis Yliniemi, sixth.
Jackson Hegg of Detroit Lakes is the highest returning qualifier in the all-around competition; she earned runner-up honors last year. Ailsa Gilbert of Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka and Taryn Sellner of Mankato West also return. They placed fourth and fifth in 2018, respectively.
Class AA Preview
Stillwater Area returns as the defending champion and with six gymnasts from last year’s team. In addition to Stillwater Area, six other teams return from the 2018 field: Lakeville North, runner-up; Owatonna, third; East Ridge of Woodbury, fifth; Eden Prairie, sixth; Cambridge- Isanti, seventh; and St. Cloud Tech, which includes students from St. Cloud Cathedral and St. Cloud Apollo, eighth.
Seventeen of 30 event medal-winners in 2018 will return for 2019 Class AA individual competition. A new champion will be crowned on vault.
Defending champion Brenna Sommerland of Park of Cottage Grove is the highest returning medalist on the balance beam. Four other medal-winners also return: Nadia Abid of Maple Grove, runner-up; Madi Peters of Buffalo, third; Kari Wenzel of Lakeville South, fourth; and Chaney Neu of Champlin Park, sixth.
Two medalists return from last year’s vault field: Chaney Neu of Champlin Park, runner-up; and Rachel Steiner of Lakeville North, fifth.
Defending champion Grace Treanor of Wayzata leads the field of four returning medal-winners on the uneven bars. The others are: Chaney Neu of Champlin Park, runner-up; Cassie Kahrer of East Ridge of Woodbury, fifth; and Lindsay Bangs of Owatonna, sixth.
Three medal-winners return in the floor exercise: two-time defending champion Chaney Neu of Champlin Park; Teagan Ramboldt of Eagan, runner-up; and Sami Chang of Stillwater Area, fourth.
Chaney Neu of Champlin Park returns as the two-time defending champion in the all-around. She will be challenged by two other returning medalists: Rachel Steiner of Lakeville North, third; and Lindsay Bangs of Owatonna, fifth.
2018 State Meet Recap
Class A
: Detroit Lakes won all four events on its way to capturing its fourth consecutive team title. The Lakers finished with a Class A score of 150.925. Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka was second (147.425) and Mahtomedi placed third (146.450). Detroit Lakes also did well in the individual events. Cora Okeson claimed championship honors in the floor exercise and Peyton Jernberg won on the balance beam. Aliah Williams of Chisago Lakes of Lindstrom won the all-around title. The final two individual winners were Greta Klaphake of Melrose Area (vault) and Jennifer Boyle of Austin (uneven bars).
Class AA: Stillwater Area, which placed fifth in 2017, won its first team championship with 150.250 points. The Ponies won the uneven bars in claiming the title. The defending champions from Lakeville North placed second (149.700) and Owatonna was third (148.700). Chaney Neu of Champlin Park won the all-around and floor exercise for the second consecutive year in the individual competition. The other Class AA individual champions were: Grace Treanor of Wayzata on the uneven bars; Sophie Redding of Henry Sibley of Mendota Heights on vault; and Brenna Sommerland of Park of Cottage Grove on the balance beam.






Board of Directors Meeting Synopsis
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Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
Brooklyn Center, MN

Welcome

• Board President Bonnie Spohn Schmaltz called the meeting to order.
• Board member Todd Waterbury gave the reflection.
• MSHSL Music Consultant Carl Lipke presented former board member and Edina music educator Bill Webb with the NFHS Fine Arts Minnesota Music Educator of the Year Award. Bill will now be considered for national recognition.
• An agenda addition, Discussion Item 10C (Soccer Coaches Letter), was approved. Amended agenda was approved.
• Approved minutes from the Dec. 6, 2018 meeting
Lobbyist Report
• Lobbyist Roger Aronson shared a history of the MSHSL sales tax exemption. In 2017, the State Legislature re-authorized this exemption with a 10-year sunset clause. The MSHSL is seeking to eliminate the sunset date on this legislation. The exemption has produced $7.5 million for member schools since 2006.
Legal Counsel Report
• Legal Counsel Kevin Beck provided updates on three pending cases.
Executive Director’s Report
• Executive Director Erich Martens shared his appreciation for school administrators for their efforts, flexibility, and leadership during recent weather challenges.
• Shared that the consolation series of the girls’ hockey state tournament will be played at TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center in downtown St. Paul.
• In January, attended the winter meetings of state association executive directors in New York.
• The League participated in the MSBA Conference in Minneapolis in January. In addition to sharing MSHSL informational items in a booth on the convention floor, League staff also presented to a large group of Board Members.
• Along with other League Staff members, attended the Martin Luther King, Jr, breakfast event at the Minneapolis Armory.
• Attended the second Principals Advisory Committee meeting of the school year, a gathering that provided valuable feedback on many initiatives being addressed by the League.
• League Staff and Board Members have been invited by leadership of the MNIAAA to participate in listening sessions at their State Conference in March.
Executive Committee Report
• Reviewed the board’s policy on out-of-state travel and competition. The current policy limits travel to 600 miles roundtrip and the requirement that member schools participate against teams that are members of their respective state associations.
• The committee reviewed the process that will be used in determining the appropriate class for each team in League activities. The Appeals Committee will use a rubric based on the categories that have been submitted to member schools. The Executive Committee will be the oversight body for the appeals decisions.
• An Executive Committee meeting has been called for Friday, March 15 at Williams Arena during the girls’ basketball state tournament. The purpose of the gathering is to review classification appeals.
• A special board meeting has been called for Friday, March 22 at Target Center during the boys’ basketball state tournament to review final section placements.
• Approved NFHS cross country and track & field uniform modifications on undergarments.
• The Executive Committee report was approved.
Action Items
• Approved increases in membership and activity fees, beginning with the 2019-20 school year through the 2023-24 school year. The amounts of the approved dues: 2019-20 ($110 membership, $110 per activity); 2020-21 ($120 for each); 2021-22 ($130 for each); 2022-23 ($140 for each); 2023-24 ($150 for each).
• Approved a golf tournament advancement policy.
• Approved a Music Advisory Committee recommendation to clarify the definition of an accompaniment.
Discussion Items
• Executive Director Erich Martens shared that the proposed amendments for boys’ volleyball, girls wrestling and the summer waiver will not be advanced to the Representative Assembly because they did not reach the approval required by nine sections.
• Walt Weaver, Jenny Kilkelly and Krista Fleming shared a presentation to urge the Board to promote the sanction of boys’ volleyball.
• Board member Russ Reetz made a motion to have the Board consider promoting boys’ volleyball forward to the Representative Assembly for its consideration. The motion passed on a voice vote.
• A workshop session has been called for Wednesday, April 3 to continue work and discussion on the Activity Advisory Committee proposals. These proposals are due on February 15th and will be distributed to Board Members and Region Committees at that time.
• The Board discussed a letter sent by a group of soccer coaches to consider the reclassification of the two classes of soccer for the upcoming season. No action was taken regarding the request from this group of coaches. The Board suggested that this group of coaches work with the leadership of the Soccer Coaches Association.
Committee Reports
Eligibility Committee

• The Eligibility Committee minutes were approved as submitted.
Audit/Finance Committee
• The financial statements for November and December were approved.
• Recommended the approval of a membership and activity dues increase to the full board.
Marketing and Communications Committee
• League Staff will continue to examine the production costs and the need for a state tournament program in its current format, as well as the sales and distribution of the program. Following that review, League Staff will convene with the committee to formulate a recommendation to the full board. Staff provided updates on other League publications.
• League Staff provided sponsorship updates.
• The committee passed a motion to create a Media Advisory Committee.
Education and Leadership Committee
• The committee provided updates on Coaches Education, Audit of MN Head Coaches Course, School Board Training requirement, Parent Training Tools, the MN AD Cohort and officiating initiatives.
Informational Items
• Letters of intent for officers of the Board of Directors are due to the Executive Director by April 1, 2019.
• Preliminary information shared on the NFHS Summer Meeting in Indianapolis from June 28-July 2.

2019 Girls Hockey State Tournament
Home Page Photo The annual Minnesota State High School League girls’ hockey state tournament is scheduled for Feb. 20-23 at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul with the consolation rounds being played at TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center a few blocks away. This is the 25th state tournament since the MSHSL became the first state association in the nation to sponsor girls’ hockey. Here is a look at the tournament:
FAST FACTS
The schedule:
Class A
Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Xcel Energy Center

Fergus Falls (21-6-0) vs. No. 2 Breck School (19-8-0), 11 a.m.
Mankato East/Loyola (18-7-2) vs. vs. No. 3 Mound Westonka/Watertown-Mayer/SW Christian (22-0-5), 1 p.m.
St. Paul United (12-13-2) vs. No. 1 Warroad (26-0-1), 6 p.m.
No. 5 Rochester Lourdes/Dover-Eyota (15-9-1) vs. No. 4 Proctor/Hermantown (18-7-3), 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 21 at TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center
Consolation semifinals, 10 a.m., noon
Friday, Feb. 22 at Xcel Energy Center
Championship semifinals, 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23
At TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center

Consolation final, 9:30 a.m.
At Xcel Energy Center
Third place, 9 a.m.
Championship, 4 p.m.
Class AA
Thursday, Feb. 21 at Xcel Energy Center

Farmington (15-11-2) vs. No. 2 Andover (23-4-0), 11 a.m.
White Bear Lake Area (13-12-3) vs. No. 3 Brainerd (23-4-1), 1 p.m.
East Ridge (19-8-1) vs. No. 1 Edina (24-4-0), 6 p.m.
No. 5 Minnetonka (14-13-1) vs. No. 4 Maple Grove (19-7-1), 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 22
At TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center

Consolation semifinals, 10 a.m., noon
At Xcel Energy Center
Championship semifinals, 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23
At TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center

Consolation final, 11:30 a.m.
At Xcel Energy Center
Third place, 11 a.m.
Championship, 7 p.m.
TV: Championship semifinals and championship games in both classes will be televised live by 45TV.
Webcast: The quarterfinals and third-place games in each class will be streamed live on www.prepspotlight.tv . There is no charge to view the stream. The semifinals and championship games will be streamed live on www.prep45.com at no charge.
Tickets: Championship session --- $19 adults, $12 students; Consolation session --- $14 adults, $9 students.
Official puck: Bauer
Detailed season statistics: Provided by qualifying teams are available on the League website --- www.mshsl.org --- as a Media Guide link under Tournaments, then Winter, then Girls’ Hockey.
Gates open: The Xcel Energy Center and TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center will open their gates to fans one hour prior to the first scheduled game of the day.
Game results and box scores: Posted on the League’s website at www.mshsl.org
Social media: Follow the tournament on the League’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @MSHSL and @MSHSLJohn.
Media: A News Media credential is required to cover this event. A postgame news conference center will be used following quarterfinal, semifinal, third place and championship games. For any other media interview inquiries, please contact a League Media Steward onsite.
Media photography: Credentialed photographers must register their request for photo locations with MSHSL Media Steward Steve Anderson. He can be reached via email at sp.anderson41@gmail.com .
Celebrating 25 years: Throughout the tournament, there will be video tributes to the 25-year history of girls’ hockey. Prior to the Class AA championship game, the best six players of all-time and the top coach will be recognized in an on-ice ceremony.
2019 Girls' Dance Team State Tournament
Home Page Photo The State Girls’ Dance Team Tournament is scheduled for February 15-16 at Target Center in Minneapolis. Here is a look at the tournament:

FAST FACTS
The schedule:
Jazz Competition, Friday, February 15, and High Kick Competition, Saturday, February 16.
Schedule is the same for both days
:
Class A Qualifying Competition – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Class A Finalists Announced – 1:15 p.m.
Class AA and AAA Qualifying Competition – 2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Class AA Finalists Announced – 4:15 p.m.
Class AAA Finalists Announced – 4:30 p.m.
Class A Finals and Awards – 5:30 p.m.
Class AA and AAA Finals and Awards – 7:15 p.m.

Webcast: School Space Media will livestream all qualifying and final rounds. There is no charge for viewing. Find the stream at www.prepspotlight.tv.
Tickets: $16 adults, $10 students.
Ticket Box Offices open: 10:00 a.m. each morning.
Finalists and Final Results: Posted on the League’s website at www.mshsl.org
Social media: Follow the tournament on the League’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @MSHSL and @MSHSLJohn.

TEAM DETAILS
Jazz
: All three Jazz champions return to defend their 2018 titles: Frazee in Class A, Benilde-St. Margaret’s of St. Louis Park in Class AA, and Wayzata in Class AAA. If Frazee wins this year, it would be the third overall title for the Fly Girls. The Benilde-St. Margaret’s Knightettes are looking for their third consecutive and 10th Jazz title and the Wayzata Trojets are looking for their eighth championship. Seventeen of eighteen finalists from 2018 return to compete in the 2019 tournament.
Class A Qualifiers: (Section 1) Zumbrota-Mazeppa and St. Charles; (Section 2) PACT Charter School of Ramsey, Cannon Falls, and Richfield; (Section 3) BOLD of Olivia, Yellow Medicine East of Granite Falls, Montevideo, and Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd; (Section 4) Frazee, Aitkin, and Marshall School of Duluth.
Class AA Qualifiers: (Section 1) Austin, Faribault, which includes students from Bethlehem Academy of Faribault, and Simley of Inver Grove Heights; (Section 2) Totino-Grace of Fridley, Hermantown/Proctor, and Benilde-St. Margaret’s; (Section 3) Mound Westonka, Marshall, and Orono; (Section 4) Sartell-St. Stephen, Rocori of Cold Spring, and St. Cloud Cathedral, which includes students from St. Cloud Christian School.
Class AAA Qualifiers: (Section 1) Eastview of Apple Valley, Lakeville North, and Prior Lake; (Section 2) Maple Grove, Wayzata, and Edina; (Section 3) Mounds View, Centennial of Circle Pines, and Spring Lake Park; (Section 4) Brainerd, which includes students from Pillager, Anoka, and St. Cloud Tech.
High Kick: All three of the 2018 champions will try to defend their titles in the High Kick category: Frazee in Class A, Sartell-St. Stephen in Class AA, and Eastview in Class AAA. If Frazee wins, it would be the second title for the Fly Girls. Sartell-St. Stephen is seeking its third consecutive crown and fifth overall and Eastview is in the hunt for its fourth consecutive championship and 12th overall. Of the 2018 finalists, 17 return to compete in the High Kick category.
Class A Qualifiers: (Section 1) Wabasha-Kellogg, Lake City, and St. Charles; (Section 2) Cannon Falls, PACT Charter School, and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City; (Section 3) Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, Montevideo, and Yellow Medicine East; (Section 4) Frazee, Aitkin, and Bagley.
Class AA Qualifiers: (Section 1) Faribault, which includes students from Bethlehem Academy of Faribault, Austin, and, Simley; (Section 2) Totino-Grace, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, and Chisago Lakes of Lindstrom; (Section 3) Hutchinson, Marshall, and Orono; (Section 4) Sartell-St. Stephen, Rocori, and St. Cloud Cathedral, which includes students from St. Cloud Christian School.
Class AAA Qualifiers: (Section 1) Eastview, Prior Lake, Lakeville North; (Section 2) Wayzata, Chaska, and Maple Grove; (Section 3) Henry Sibley of Mendota Heights, Spring Lake Park, and Centennial; (Section 4) Brainerd, which includes students from Pillager, Anoka, and Sauk Rapids-Rice.

2019 Alpine and Nordic Skiing Meets
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The 2019 Minnesota State High School League’s Alpine and Nordic Skiing meets were held Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, Feb. 14, respectively, at Giants Ridge near Biwabik. Here is a recap of the meets:
Alpine
Girls

Lakeville North sophomore Peyton Servais was a little surprised at the conclusion of the 2019 girls Alpine skiing state championship event. Her goal was simple: to finish higher than her fourth-place finish from a year earlier. Not only did she accomplish that goal, she also won a state title.

On a day when the competitors made two runs at Giants Ridge – the first down Helsinki and the second on Innsbruck – Servais picked up speed. Her time of 35.84 seconds on Helsinki ranked 10th after the first run (even though she almost fell), and she blazed down Innsbruck in 35.34, which ranked second only to defending state champion Becca Devine, a senior from Eden Prairie. Servais’ combined time of 1:11.18 was five-hundredths of a second better than Devine, who had bested Servais at the Section 6 championships a week earlier.

Servais became the first Alpine skier from Lakeville North to win an individual Alpine state title. Girls have competed in the event since 1976.
Lakeville South senior Lauren Geary, who missed the state meet in 2018 because of a knee injury, placed third with a combined time of 1:11.66. Hermantown’s Ashley Winberg was fourth in 1:12.19.

Geary’s return sparked Lakeville South to the team championship. The Cougars had a team score of 153 points, which was one point better than Orono’s 152. Minneapolis Southwest and Minnetonka shared third place with 130 points, followed by St. Paul Academy and Summit School (120), Mankato West (112), Stillwater (97) and Cook County/Silver Bay (96).

Lakeville South junior Lauren Nida finished eighth and teammate Hannah Rost was 32nd. The team title was the third for Lakeville South. The Cougars won outright championships in 2008 and 2010, and shared the title with Edina in 2009.

Boys

Kaarl Damberg, a senior from Mounds View High School, came back after a disappointing finish one year earlier to win the individual state title at the 2019 boys Alpine skiing state championships at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. In 2018, Damberg held the lead after the first of two runs but fell on his second run and finished 19th. He led again after the opening run this time, with a margin of nearly half a second. And his second run was just as strong, securing the state championship with a combined time of 1 minute, 11.72 seconds.

Finishing second was Minneapolis Washburn junior Luke Conway with a time of 1:12.10. The third-place skier was Edina ninth-grader Adam Berghult, who was followed in the top five by Minnetonka junior Eli Quist and St. Thomas Academy junior Jack Folkman. Folkman, who placed seventh a year earlier, was the only top 10 finisher from 2018 to do the same in 2019.

Damberg became Mounds View’s second boys state Alpine champion and the first in 51 years. The Mustangs’ Christopher Horty won the title in 1968. Alpine state championships have been contested since 1939.

In the team competition, Edina won the championship for the third time in five years and the eighth time overall; the Hornets shared the championship with Forest Lake in 2015 and Edina West (1979, 1980) is included in those eight crowns. Edina had a team score of 157 points in the 2019 meet, and Minneapolis Washburn was the state runner-up with 150. Next were Minnetonka (149), Lakeville South (141), Stillwater (132), St. Thomas Academy (102), Duluth East (85) and St. Cloud Area (71).

Carl Berghult (senior brother of Adam) finished 13th in the individual competition for Edina, ninth-grader William Utendorfer was 18th and sophomore Tanner Hopkins placed 28th.

Nordic
Girls

Mara McCollor, a senior from Wayzata, was the favorite heading into the girls Nordic ski racing championships, and she proved why with a victory and repeat title. The victory made McCollor the first female to capture back-to-back Nordic state championships since Stillwater star (and future Olympic champion) Jessie Diggins did so 2007 and 2008; Diggins also won it all for a third time in 2010. McCollor’s winning time of 34 minutes, 51 seconds in the combined skate-style and classical pursuit races was enough to hold off runner-up Lucinda Anderson, a senior from Robbinsdale Armstrong, whose time was 34:52.2.

Also in the top five were third-place Stillwater junior Libby Tuttle (35:08.8), followed by Forest Lake senior Regan Duffy (35:15.6) and Robbinsdale Armstrong senior Mae Barnes (35:38.6). McCollor and Anderson stayed within close proximity of each other most of the day. Anderson was ahead of McCollor by 12 seconds in the skate race. In the staggered start, with faster skiers going out ahead of the others, McCollor passed Anderson in the opening kilometer of the 5K pursuit race.

With about 200 meters remaining before the finish line, the two racers were in a battle, but McCollor grabbed the lead and held it.

The high finishes by Anderson and Barnes helped Robbinsdale Armstrong capture the team title. The Falcons had a score of 412 points. St. Paul Highland Park was second with 384, Stillwater had 381 for third, Forest Lake was fourth at 381 (placed fourth in a tiebreaker) and Wayzata was fifth with 369.

Boys

One year after a fourth-place finish at the state Nordic ski racing championships, Peter Moore was ready to make one final championship run. And the senior from St. Paul Academy and Summit School came out on top while making history at the same time. Moore’s victory over the field of 160 racers made him the first boys Nordic state champion in school history. Annie Hart of St. Paul Academy and Summit School won the girls title in 2009.

Defending champion Garrett Beckrich, a senior from Grand Rapids, held the lead after the first of two races in the championship series. Beckrich was in front of the field by 18 seconds – with Moore in second place – after the morning skate-style race. Moore took advantage of snow that fell before the afternoon classical pursuit race. Beckrich went out first and had to deal with the heavier snowpack, while Moore and the racers starting behind him were able to keep their skis moving smoothly in the path created by the leader.

The result was Moore’s first state title. He overtook Beckrich a little more than one kilometer into the 5K pursuit race. They traded the lead back and forth after that, but Moore held on for a victory margin of approximately five meters while Beckwith finished fourth. Moore’s combined time was 30 minutes, 16 seconds. Sartell-St. Cloud Cathedral senior Alex Nemeth placed second in 30:17, by Mora junior Cooper Lennox (30:17.7) was third, followed by Beckwith (30:20) and Mounds Park Academy senior Matthew Bourne (30:34.2).

In the team competition, Sartell-St. Cloud Cathedral came out on top of the 16-team field with a score of 407 points. Forest Lake, which stood in front by a narrow margin after the morning skate race, placed second with 397 points, followed in the top five by Robbinsdale Armstrong 387), Stillwater (386) and Minneapolis Southwest (380).















Girls State Hockey Tournament Update
Posted by John Millea (jmillea@mshsl.org) - Updated 2/20/2019 10:10:17 PM

Class 1A

Wednesday’s Quarterfinals

--Breck 2, Fergus Falls 0
--Mound-Westonka/Watertown-Mayer/SW Christian 4, Mankato East/Loyola 2
--Warroad 4, St. Paul United 0
--Proctor/Hermantown 3, Rochester Lourdes/Dover-Eyota 2 (OT)

Friday’s Semifinals
--Breck vs. Mound-Westonka/Watertown-Mayer/SW Christian, 11 a.m.
--Warroad vs. Proctor/Hermantown, 1:30 p.m.

Class 2A

Thursday’s Quarterfinals

--Farmington vs. Andover, 11 am.
--White Bear Lake vs. Brainerd, 1 p.m.
--East Ridge vs. Edina, 6 p.m.
--Minnetonka vs. Maple Grove, 8 p.m.



Class 2A Boys Hockey Rankings
Posted by John Millea (jmillea@mshsl.org) - Updated 2/20/2019 10:09:45 PM

From Let's Play Hockey.

CLASS 2A
1. Edina 21-2-1 1
2. Minnetonka 20-2-3 2
3. Blaine 19-2-2 3
4. Andover 22-2-1 4
5. St. Thomas Academy 21-3-1 5
6. Maple Grove 19-4-1 6
7. White Bear Lake 18-4-1 7
8. Rosemount 22-3-0 9
9. Eden Prairie 13-9-3 8
10. Benilde-St. Margaret's 18-7-0 10
11. Moorhead 18-6-1 11
12. Duluth East 15-6-2 13
13. Chaska 18-7-0 14
14. Hill-Murray 14-8-2 12
15. Roseau 18-4-2 15
16. Wayzata 12-9-4 16
17. Eagan 18-7-0 18
18. Brainerd 16-9-0 19
19. Buffalo 17-5-3 20
20. Blake 16-7-2 17



Class 1A Boys Hockey Rankings
Posted by John Millea (jmillea@mshsl.org) - Updated 2/20/2019 10:09:20 PM

From Let's Play Hockey.

CLASS 1A
1. Hermantown 20-3-2 1
2. Mahtomedi 18-6-1 3
3. Totino-Grace 17-7-0 2
4. Alexandria 18-5-0 4
5. St. Cloud Cathedral 21-4-0 5
6. East Grand Forks 17-8-0 6
7. Thief River Falls 14-8-3 7
8. Warroad 13-9-2 9
9. Greenway 12-13-0 10
10. Orono 16-9-0 8
11. Sartell-St. Stephen 17-7-0 11
12. Monticello 16-8-1 12
13. Marshall 21-2-1 13
14. Duluth Denfeld 13-8-3 14
15. Delano 14-9-2 16
16. Mankato East 15-9-1 15
17. Minnesota River 17-4-0 18
18. Mound Westonka 14-10-2 20
19. Northfield 15-9-0 17
20. Virginia/Mountain Iron-Bruhl 9-15-1 19



#ThankARef: Klinnert Has Worked 3,000 Games And Counting
Posted by John Millea (jmillea@mshsl.org) - Updated 2/18/2019 1:53:58 PM

John Klinnert did something special on Friday when he packed his officiating gear and drove fifty-some miles from Fergus Falls to Wadena, where he and the other two members of the crew got dressed, put whistles around their necks and officiated a basketball doubleheader between Sebeka and Wadena-Deer Creek.

All that was perfectly normal. What was special? It was the 3,000th time that Klinnert has officiated high school basketball.

His first game was in 1977. Think about that: for 42 years, Klinnert has officiated high school basket...


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Countdown to 75

Come along and join the journey as the Minnesota State High School League counts down the years of the boys hockey state tournament. This journey through time looks at what makes this tradition-rich event the premier high school tournament in the nation. This daily snapshot looks at the results, the student-participants, and shares some fun facts along the way. Most of all, it is about the memories. We hope you enjoy our Countdown to 75 that will come to a crescendo on March 5, 2019. The 75th edition of the boys hockey state tournament begins on March 5, when more celebratory events are planned throughout the tourney.

The daily countdown begins on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Did you miss a day along the way? No problem. Simply click on the decade and find the year you'd love to relive.

Hockey historians, followers of the MSHSL and high school fans are encouraged to share your hockey memories and reflections. Please send to Tim Leighton at tleighton@mshsl.org. Selected reflections could be used in the spring edition of the Bulletin magazine and on the electronic scoreboard during the tournaments.

We hope you will enjoy your hockey journey.

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Countdown to 25

Come along and join the journey as the Minnesota State High School League counts down the years of the girls hockey state tournament. This journey through time looks at what makes this tradition-rich event one of the premier high school tournaments in the nation. This daily snapshot looks at the results, the student-participants, and shares some fun facts along the way. Most of all, it is about the memories. We hope you enjoy our Countdown to 25 that will come to a crescendo on February 19, 2019. The 25th edition of the girls hockey state tournament begins on February 20, when more celebratory events are planned throughout the tourney.

The daily countdown begins on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Did you miss a day along the way? No problem. Simply click on the decade and find the year you'd love to relive.

Hockey historians, followers of the MSHSL and high school fans are encouraged to share your hockey memories and reflections. Please send to Tim Leighton at tleighton@mshsl.org. Selected reflections could be used in the spring edition of the Bulletin magazine and on the electronic scoreboard during the tournaments.

We hope you will enjoy your hockey journey.

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Winter Bulletin

Welcome to the latest edition of the Minnesota State High School League's Bulletin magazine. In this edition, we celebrate 75 years of boys hockey and 25 years of girls hockey. Enjoy the journeys of these famed tournaments.


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MSHSL Behavior Expectations 
2019 Triple A Winners 
Board Agenda February 12, 2019 
2019 ExCEL Award Recipients 
TRIA Rink to host girls' hockey consolation series 
Ex Committee Special Mtg Notice & Agenda 
Board Meeting Synopsis, 12-6-18 
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