Columbia Heights wins section title: The last time Columbia Heights qualified for the boys’ tennis state tournament was … well, no one seems to know. It doesn’t matter now, however, because the Hylanders are headed to the Class 1A team tournament following a 5-2 victory over Fridley in the Section 5 finals.
“This year has kind of been a perfect storm for us,” coach Ya Yang said. “We have a senior-laden team and they reassigned the section this year. It was a still a big challenge. It wasn’t easy. This is a pretty big deal.”
TRUE TEAM TRACK AND FIELD
Wayzata boys, Lakeville South girls win Class 3A titles: The Wayzata boys made it four straight Class 3A True Team state championships, outpointing runner-up Hopkins 871 to 796 on the strength of two victories by Jaret Carpenter (800 and 1,600 meters), a win in the 400 by Tyler Didier and a pair of relay titles. Lakeville South, which had won the girls championship in 2013 and 2014, regained its title late in meet. The Cougars trailed defending champion Mounds View heading into the 4x400 relay but finished second in the race while Mounds View was eighth. Lakeville South finished with 794.5 team points to Mounds View’s 788.