Athletes of the Week

A look at the top athletes in the metro area from recent high school sporting events.

High Schools
June 20

Prep athletes of the week: Eden Prairie's Sammie Morton finishes three-for-five in lacrosse titles

The senior midfielder scored 11 goals in three state tournament games in helping the Eagles win their third consecutive state title.
High Schools
June 12

Prep athletes of the week: Farmington's Emma Frost knew she got it all with walk-off title winner

"Sometimes you can just feel it,'' the Tigers' sophomore third-baseman said after she the two-out, extra-inning home run that won her team its first Class 4A softball state title.
High Schools
June 5

Prep athletes of the week: North St. Paul discus thrower spins record toss

Jake Kubiatowicz launched a personal best discus throw of 199 feet, 7 inches -- second-best in state history -- to win the event at the Class 2A, Section 4 meet last week.
High Schools
May 29

Prep athletes of the week: Minneapolis Edison sophomore rolls into boys' tennis tournament

Edison's Logan Couillard won the Class 1A, Section 5 individual tournament singles championship with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Ben Stevenson of Fridley.
High Schools
May 22

Prep athletes of the week: Buffalo softball shortstop, Stillwater girls' lacrosse midfielder lead the charge

A scorching hot streak for Buffalo's Emily Hansen and some unfinished business for the Ponies' Olivia Konigson are the standout's in this week's selection of top performances.
High Schools
May 15

Prep athletes of the week: Blaine pitcher Sam Riola attacks and racks up wins

The Bengals senior has stepped up as the staff ace, using efficient command and location to stymie hitters in three complete-game victories. He's not bad at the plate, either.
High Schools
May 8

Prep athletes of the week: One last season of goals, awards for Eden Prairie's Naomi Rogge

The decorated three-sport captain was recently named the school's Athena Award winner, and her lacrosse prowess this season would seem to ensure more accolades ahead.
High Schools
May 2
Anna Keefer of St. Michael-Albertville competed in the girl's 100 meter dash Friday at the Hamline Elite Meet.

Prep athletes of the week: Track's best bring out best in St. Michael-Albertville's Anna Keefer

Keefer, a senior, won three events at the Hamline Elite Meet: the 100 and 200 meter dashes and the long jump, where she set a meet record with a leap of 19 feet, 3½ inches.
High Schools
April 24
Blaine sophomore Caleb VanArragon and coach Kevin Overgaard after VanArragon shot what is believed to be a boys' state-record round of 63 on April 17 at TPC Twin Cities.

Prep athletes of the week: Shoot a 63? Blaine sophomore stays in the golf moment

Caleb VanArragon's 9-under-par round on April 17 at TPC Twin Cities is believed to be a boys' high school golf state best.
High Schools
April 17

Prep athletes of the week: Chanhassen softball leader at it again

Marybeth Olson, after helping lead the Storm to the Class 4A championship last season, is hitting and pitching right where she left off.
High Schools
April 11
Senior Joe Vondrachek of St. Croix Prep, who plays shortstop and pitches for his team, already holds the Lions’ career records for hits, runs and stolen bases.

Prep athletes of the week: St. Croix Prep pitcher opens with a bit of perfection

The Lions' Joe Vondrachek struck out all 15 batters he faced and went 3-for-4 with 4 RBI in a 5-inning victory over Brooklyn Center.
High Schools
March 20
North Suburban's Josh Hamann (6), shown moving the puck down the court, scored five goals in the adapted floor hockey championship game in the cognitively impaired division on Saturday at Bloomington Jefferson High School.

Prep athletes of the week: Adapted hockey player's five goals sparks title

North Suburban trailed Anoka-Hennepin in the championship game of the adapted floor hockey in the cognitively impaired division. Then Josh Hamann started scoring goals.
High Schools
March 13

Prep athletes of the week: Hockey tourney of reckoning for Xavier-bound baseball player

Nick Zwack of Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake, who will play baseball next year at Xavier, emerged from the boys' hockey state tournament as the surprise player of weekend.
High Schools
March 6

Prep athletes of the week: Gable Steveson shows wrestling dominance in seconds

The Apple Valley wrestler had fans gasping in awe after his 11-second pin of a quality opponent in the Class 3A heavyweight championship match at Xcel Energy Center.
High Schools
February 28
Champlin Park's Chaney Neu during the floor exercise at the Class 2A gymnastics state meet Feb. 25 at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion. The eighth-grader placed first in the all-around, becoming the youngest to do so in meet history.

Prep athletes of the week: Champlin Park 8th-grader is youngest gymnastics all-around champ

Thirteen-year-old Chaney Neu won the all-around title at the gymnastics state meet at the University of Minnesota, becoming the youngest to do so in meet history.
High Schools
February 22
Xavier Mansfield of Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village celebrates after finishing first place during the boys' 5K classical race on Feb. 16 at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.

Prep athletes of the week: Boys' Nordic ski champ Xavier Mansfield edges out buddies

The Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Nordic skier, competing against longtime friends and rivals, confirmed his No. 1 ranking in the state by winning the state meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.
High Schools
February 14

Prep athletes of the week: Another Jones heats up for Apple Valley

Apple Valley's Tre Jones, the state's top-ranked recruit in the class of 2018, called his 82-point effort across two games the best week he's ever had.
High Schools
February 6

Prep athletes of the week: Red Wing girls' hockey star on scoring tear since gold-medal win

Since returning from the Czech Republic after helping Team USA's 18-U team win a gold medal, Taylor Heise has scored goals in eight consecutive games for the Wingers.
High Schools
January 30

Prep athletes of the week: Anoka wrestler's new move caps five-victory run

Scott Springer calls it the "slide-by,'' and it helped him earn a takedown needed for a victory over a ranked wrestler from Litchfield.
High Schools
January 23
After scoring just nine goals in Tartan's first 14 games, senior Sam Lindahl turned in the best back-to-back games of his career by scoring seven goals in victories over Park of Cottage Grove and Mahtomedi.

Prep athletes of the week: Two-way Tartan center explodes for seven goals in 'dominating' stretch

Senior Sam Lindahl, known more for his defense, scored seven goals in back-to-back victories after being limited to nine tallies in the Titans' first 14 games.
High Schools
January 16
Mahtomedi senior Kasey Lenarz posted a 38.3 all-around score on Saturday to win the Mahtomedi Invitational, highlighted by a school record 9.75 mark in the vault.

Prep athletes of the week: First-year Mahtomedi gymnast mixes fun with record performance

Senior Kasey Lenarz left her club team for the high school gymnastics experience. In her first and last season with the Zephyrs, she now as a school record in the all-around to her name.
High Schools
January 9

Prep athletes of the week: Swimming team of one sets sights on state

JohnThomas Larson, a team of one for Minnesota Online High School, won the 200-yard individual medley and 500 freestyle events in the Gold Division of Saturday's elite Maroon and Gold Invitational.
High Schools
January 2

Prep athletes of the week: Freshman Suggs already among state's top basketball stars

Jalen Suggs, who led his team to three impressive victories in a holiday tournament, takes frequent questions about his youthfulness as a compliment.
High Schools
January 2

Prep athletes of the week: Apple Valley girls' basketball guard is contagious in good ways

Senior Lyndsey Robson leads the Eagles in scoring with an average of 19 points per game, but it's her work on the defensive end of the floor that rubs off on her teammates.
High Schools
December 19, 2016
Edina's Walt McGrory drove with the ball in a Class 4A, Section 2 playoff game against Eden Prairie on March 4, 2016. The 6-3 senior scored 61 points to lead Edina to victories over Shakopee and Hopkins last week.

Prep athletes of the week: Edina guard makes points without scoring, too

Senior Walt McGrory is not only the Hornets' leading scorer with a 28-point average, but he tops the team in rebounds and averages six assists per game as well.
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