Steven Berg asked for a snowboard for Christmas when he was 6. He’s hardly gotten off of it since. Now the seventh-grader at Cottage Grove Middle School is shining on...
Raptors coach Suzie Heideman left the courts briefly after a practice in late April. She returned with a pan in her hands. She was soon surrounded by her players. “I bake for them when they win,” Heideman said. “I made Rice Krispie bars for them. They like their treats.” With the level East Ridge has played at over the past year and a half, Heideman has spent a lot of time near the oven.
The Thunderbolts are heading back to state. But in a new sport, this time. The defending adapted softball and adapted soccer state champion Thunderbolts qualified for the adapted hockey state tournament with a 12-9 victory over Mounds View/Irondale/Roseville at Woodbury High School March 3. “I think we’ve come really far,” Thunderbolts forward Dylan Kubitschek said. That much is clear. This is the Thunderbolts’ first season competing in adapted floor hockey, after establishing themselves as perennial soccer and softball powers.
East Ridge senior James Tidd made countless splashes in the pool during his high school career. There were splashes as he bursted off the starting blocks and into the water, showcasing one of the quickest starter speeds in the state. There were the splashes he made as he turned over stroke after stroke with lightning-like speed. There were the splashes he made in celebration as he touched the wall first time after time and broke record after record. And then there were his biggest splashes: the ones at the state level.
Alex Holland won the Section 3AAA title at Bunker Hills.
The Eagles topped Columbia Heights 10-0 in five innings to claim the Section 4A crown at Hamline University.