For the third consecutive year, Apple Valley’s Gable Steveson was named to the ASICS Boys All-America wrestling first team. The four-time Class 3A state champion was honored at 285 pounds, after making the first team at 220 pounds as a sophomore and junior.
Steveson, who’ll wrestle for the Gophers this winter, finished his high school career with 173 consecutive victories.
Making the second All-America team were St. Michael-Albertville 126-pound senior Patrick McKee and Simley 220-pound junior Daniel Kerkvliet.
5 golfers to Hall of Fame
The Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame will induct five new members this year: Kelly (Varty) Burley, of Elk River, and, posthumously, Harold Bend, Art and Herb Cohrs, and Howie Johnson. They will be inducted at various golf association events throughout the year.
Burley won multiple Minnesota Women’s Public Links and Minnesota Women’s State Amateur championships. Bend won MGA Amateur Championships in 1902 and 1904 and the MGA Senior Amateur Championship in 1923 and 1924. The Cohrs brothers epitomized innovation in the formative years of pro golf course maintenance. They built the first eight-tined greens aerification machine in 1937. Johnson won two PGA Tour events and then played on the Champions Tour.
Sophia Yoemans of Red Wing shot a 70 at Pioneer Creek Golf Club in Maple Plain to earn a spot in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach, Calif., from July 16-21.