Fifteen West Metro senior athletes have been selected to compete in the 40th Annual Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game.
Ten will play for the South Team, including All-Metro first-teamers John DenHartog (quarterback) of Hopkins, Deon Dorvil (defensive line) and Marley Allison (wide receiver) of Edina, Chad Fahning (offensive line) and Oscar Opara (defensive back) of DeLaSalle, and Noah Scarver (tight end) of Minneapolis Washburn.
Eden Prairie's Anthony Yost (offensive line) and Logan Duitsman (defensive back), Minneapolis Southwest's Will Lussier (offensive line) and Minnetonka's Jake Bush (offensive line) round out the West Metro contingent on the South.
The North Team includes Metro Player of the Year Bridge Tusler (running back) of Osseo and teammate Troy Kray (linebacker). Also on the North Team are first-team All-Metro wide receiver Jake Wieneke of Maple Grove, Delano receiver Zach Checkal and St. Michael-Albertville offensive lineman Sean Scharlau.
The game will be held at 1 p.m. June 29 at Husky Stadium on the campus of St. Cloud State University.
The series record is 9-9-1 in the current North vs. South format. Last year, behind 2012 Metro Player of the Year Trey Heid of Lakeville North, the South defeated the North 33-21.
Swimmers, coaches honored
A swimmer and four coaches from the West Metro were honored Friday at the Minnesota High School Swimming and Diving Coaches Association's year-end banquet, which was held at the Prom Center in Oakdale.
Minnetonka senior Amelia Schilling was named Class 2A Female Swimmer of the Year. Danielle Nack of Mankato West won the Class 1A award.
The Class 2A Coach of the Year awards were won by Jeff Mace and John Dailey of Edina (girls) and Kelly Boston of Eden Prairie (boys).
Sorem promoted at Edina
Blake Sorem has been named offensive coordinator for the Edina football team.
Sorem, who coached the ninth-grade team in 2012, takes over for Dave Sedmak, who handled the offense in 2011 and 2012.
Hey, it's a workout
When asked by e-mail last week if he had any athletes worthy of Athlete of the Week consideration, Eden Prairie boys' tennis coach Dean Rudrud responded with humor.
"Salam Bachour," Rudrud wrote, referring to one of his top senior players, "performed brilliantly shoveling snow off the courts."