Preps: The week ahead for April 22-27

  • Article by: JIM PAULSEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 22, 2013 - 12:45 AM
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St. Francis' Maggie Ewen in 2009.

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It’s not unprecedented in the world of sports — the Daytona 500 comes to mind — but, because of winter’s meddlesome ways, the biggest weekend of the spring high school sports season is also going to be the first weekend of large-scale competition. Virtually every team in the metro will be in action. Many will be making up postponed games, but there are three big events that will jostle for the spotlight.

TRACK AND FIELD

Hamline Elite Meet: Owing to its tradition of inviting the top-performing athletes through the early stages of the season, the Elite meet generally lives up to its name. Meet organizers are still accepting applications from individuals based on results from both indoor and outdoor meets. Fans can expect to see St. Francis’ Maggie Ewen, one of the top discus throwers and shot putters in the country, shoot for another sweep of those events. Missing, however, will be Hopkins sprinter Taylor Anderson, as the Royals are hosting an invitational of their own. Friday, at Hamline University, 6 p.m.

BOYS’ TENNIS

Edina Invitational: This is traditionally the best dual-meet tournament of the regular season, and 2013 is no different. The eight-team lineup of Blake, Breck, Mahtomedi, Maple Grove, Mounds View, Rochester Mayo, Wayzata and the host Hornets is stronger top to bottom than will be found at the state tournament in June. First round begins at 8 a.m. with finals set for about 2 p.m,. at the Edina Community Center.

BOYS’ GOLF

Tri-State Invitational: This 24-team, two-day meet (Friday and Saturday) at Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park is aptly named as teams from North Dakota and Wisconsin arrive to face some of Minnesota’s best. Friday’s shotgun start begins at 9 a.m., and Saturday’s second round commences at 11 a.m.

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Atlanta - LP: J. Teheran 2 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 9
Washington 0 FINAL
Miami 8
Boston 4 FINAL
Minnesota 4
Detroit 2 FINAL
Houston 3
Toronto - WP: C. Hynes 9 FINAL
Boston - LP: D. Hinojosa 7
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Norberto 3 FINAL
NY Yankees - LP: C. Whitley 0
St. Louis 5 FINAL
NY Mets 4
Los Angeles 4 FINAL
Kansas City 4
LA Angels 1 FINAL
Oakland 4
San Diego 8 FINAL
Chicago WSox 2
Chicago WSox 12 FINAL
Seattle 4
Cleveland 2 FINAL
San Francisco 5
Milwaukee 7 FINAL
Chicago Cubs 11
Arizona 3 FINAL
Cincinnati 0
Texas 4 FINAL
Colorado 10
Pittsburgh 2 Top 7th Inning
Baltimore 1
Detroit 62 4th Qtr 12:00
Charlotte 73
Philadelphia 62 4th Qtr
Washington 93
San Antonio 89 4th Qtr 9:04
Orlando 67
Indiana 39 3rd Qtr 10:37
Boston 55
Brooklyn 58 3rd Qtr
New York 53
Chicago 33 2nd Qtr 6:53
Milwaukee 32
Dallas 43 2nd Qtr 7:19
Oklahoma City 39
Sacramento 35 2nd Qtr 7:16
Houston 48
Toronto 48 2nd Qtr 6:36
Minnesota 31
Denver 8:00 PM
Utah
LA Clippers 9:00 PM
Portland
New Orleans 9:30 PM
LA Lakers
Toronto 2 2nd Prd 11:51
Buffalo 1
Philadelphia 1 2nd Prd
Pittsburgh 1
Edmonton 9:00 PM
Anaheim
Colorado 9:30 PM
San Jose
Loyola-Chicago 30 1st Half 1:33
ULM 29
UCLA 67 2nd Half 0:05
Michigan 65
Temple 53 2nd Half 1:09
West Virginia 51

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