Football drama: Osseo, a team accustomed to comebacks, pulled off a dramatic one to defeat East Ridge 14-13 for its first Class 6A Prep Bowl state championship. Prince Kruah finished with 189 yards rushing and scored a touchdown with 24 seconds left. The Orioles are just the second team not from the western suburbs to win a title in the largest class since 2004.
Twice on ice: Jarred by an early Minnetonka goal, Hill-Murray displayed a defending champ's moxie in a 2-1 victory for the Class 2A girls' hockey state title. Jess Bonfe scored the eventual game-winning goal early in the third period.
Underdog no more: A 2-1 comeback victory by Anoka over East Ridge made the Tornadoes the first repeat champion in Class 2A boys' soccer since Apple Valley in 2009-2010. Anoka overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit, playing much of the second half down a player due to an ejection.
Park Center again: Ann Simonet's two three-pointers lifted the Pirates to a second consecutive Class 3A basketball state title. The Pirates beat Marshall 52-45 in a rematch of the 2014 final.
Six-for-six: Park Center senior Amani Hooker had perhaps the state's most special football performance: three TD catches, two TD runs and an interception for a TD in a playoff win at Cooper.
Adapted champs: North suburban teams ruled the adapted soccer state title games. Anoka-Hennepin (physically impaired division) and Park Center (cognitively impaired) each earned championships.
Girls' swimming: Diver Michelle Schlossmacher Smith, a sophomore at Roseville, won the 1-meter diving state title in Class 2A. … Junior Bella Smits became Andover's first state champion in swimming by winning the 100 freestyle.
Volleyball honor: Champlin Park junior Sydney Hilley earned Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year honors and led the Rebels to third place at the Class 3A state tournament.
Boys' lacrosse: White Bear Lake defeated previously unbeaten Bloomington Jefferson 12-8 and won the program's first state championship.
Raiders rule: Roseville, with four excellent beam routines in a row, pulled away to win the Class 2A state gymnastics team championship for the fourth consecutive year with a score of 150.05. The Raiders put on their best show of the season despite the death of honorary team member Taylor Grace Nguyen, age 3, of leukemia on Feb. 11.