Athletes of the Week

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

High Schools
December 12

Prep athletes of the week: Morgan Hill charts own basketball success at Minneapolis South

Being Tayler Hill's younger sister is a complicated thing, but Morgan Hill is a pretty fine basketball player in her own right.
High Schools
December 4

Prep athletes of the week: Best start for St. Francis/North Branch goalie

Rachel Miller has posted four shutouts and a .979 save percentage (188 saves out of 192 shots faced).
High Schools
November 20

Prep athletes of the week: Elk River running back tops 300 yards in playoff win

Elk River junior Adam Nelson finished a Class 5A football semifinal with 302 yards rushing and scored touchdowns on runs of 39, 32 and 80 yards.
High Schools
November 15

Prep athletes of the week: Lakeville North volleyball's Juhnke takes one for the team

Junior outside hitter Elizabeth Juhnke was the face of a Panther team effort that knocked off two-time defending state champion Eagan to win the Class 3A title.
High Schools
November 6

Prep athletes of the week: Wayzata running champion Hussein 'at a different level'

After a knee injury hampered his junior season, Wayzata's Khalid Hussein fully recovered by July and won last Saturday's Class 2A boys' cross-country individual title.
High Schools
October 30

Prep athletes of the week: Mahtomedi running back Anderson embodies team's success

For the second consecutive game, the senior running back rushed for more than 200 yards and scored four touchdowns.
High Schools
October 24

Prep athletes of the week: Mahtomedi soccer's Sexson adjusts her game to playoff level

According to Mahtomedi coach Dave Wald, sophomore forward Audrey Sexson is the Zephyrs' most skilled player. But until recently, that skill wasn't showing through in her play.
High Schools
October 16

Prep athletes of the week: Buffalo's Aidan Bouman leads football turnaround

With a father who is his team's head coach and a former Vikings quarterback, Buffalo sophomore Aidan Bouman shoulders expectations every time he takes the field.
High Schools
October 9

Prep athletes of the week: Rockford soccer's Chris Chavez anchors team's historic success

Senior Chris Chavez, 'a once-in-a-lifetime player'' according to his coach, is among the state leaders in goals scored and tops the state in combined goals and assists with 40.
High Schools
October 3

Prep athletes of the week: Prior Lake soccer scorer in a different zone

Senior attacker Logan Weller has netted at least one goal in 10 of Prior Lake's past 11 games.
High Schools
September 25

Prep athletes of the week: Minneapolis Washburn junior pushed into girls' top spot in Class 2A cross-country

Minneapolis Washburn's Emily Covert might have been the No. 2-ranked cross-country runner in Class 2A by the coaches association, but there was nobody better Saturday.
High Schools
September 18

Prep athletes of the week: Kartes delivers his best on both sides of scrimmage

MItch Kartes has played a lot of good games as a four-year starter for St. Michael-Albertville but Friday night, his coach said, was his best ever.
High Schools
September 11

Prep athletes of the week: Hutchinson's Lexi Kucera leads swimmers past No. 1 Visitation

Sophomore Lexi Kucera contributed to three first-place finishes to help rally the Tigers past Class 1A, No. 1-ranked Visitation.
High Schools
September 4

Prep athletes of the week: Blaine quarterback picks up where he left off last season

Blaine's Connor Melton completed 16 of 24 passes for 400 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 50 more yards and another score in the Bengals' season opener.
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.
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