Edina • hockey
Eden Prairie senior Jack Jensen played youth hockey in Edina and faced several former teammates in Saturday’s Class 2A state championship game.
He said of senior wing Peter Colby: “He’s a grinder-type player and hard to play against. He’s always in your face.”
Now Colby always will be part of Edina hockey lore. He sealed the Hornets’ 13th state championship by scoring twice in a 3-2 victory, including the overtime winner.
“When you look at the history of the state tournament, those big goals are scored by different guys at different times,” Edina coach Curt Giles said. “Peter has scored goals for us. So, it’s not a surprise.”
Maybe a little. Colby’s two goals gave him nine for the season, sixth among Edina skaters. He last scored in the regular-season finale. None of this was lost on him in the aftermath of his biggest game.
“I was in the right place at the right time,” he said. “So many people gave me the opportunity I got tonight. All the credit goes to my teammates.”
Holy Angels • basketball
The 6-6 senior forward scored a career-high 40 points and added 12 rebounds in the Stars’ 94-71 victory over St. Croix Lutheran in the Class 3A, Section 3 semifinals. Banovetz has scored 54 points in two section playoff games.
Park of Cottage Grove • basketball
The senior guard scored 26 points in a 92-61 victory over Apple Valley in the Class 3A, Section 3 quarterfinals, and he nearly led theWolfpack to victory over Eastview in the semifinals with 42 points in an 83-81 loss to the Lightning.
Minnehaha Academy • basketball
The junior guard scored 16 of her game-high 32 points in the final eight minutes in a 72-69 victory over Concordia Academy in the Class 2A, Section 4 final, sending the Redhawks to the state tournament for the sixth season in a row.
Forest Lake • basketball
The senior forward is ending her basketball career in style, recording 32 points and seven rebounds in a 64-50 victory over Cambridge-Isanti in the Class 4A, Section 7 final. Groeneweg has signed to play volleyball at St. Cloud State.
Heritage Christian • basketball
The senior guard, who is the leading scorer in team history, led the Eagles to their second straight Class 1A state tournament with 39 points, 16 rebounds, 10 steals and eight assists in a pair of victories in the Section 4 playoffs.
Lakeville South • hockey
The senior goalie kept the Cougars in the Class 2A quarterfinal, making 63 saves — two short of the state tournament single-game record — in a 3-2 overtime loss to Eden Prairie. In three games, he made a tournament-record 131 saves.
DAVID La VAQUE and JIM PAULSEN
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