KALEIGH MARTINSON

Champlin Park • hockey

Nearly two years ago, during her sophomore season, Martinson scored her first varsity hat trick against Anoka. She wouldn’t achieve that feat again until last week when she scored four goals. Twice.

“It’s always good to get a hat trick in a game, but it’s not like you get four goals in two days,” Martinson said. “That’s never happened to me before.”

In last Tuesday’s game in the Robbinsdale Armstrong/Cooper tournament she scored all four of the Rebels’ goals against the host Wings.

Then on Wednesday, Champlin Park trailed 2-1 against Totino-Grace. “We thought we were going to lose.” Martinson said. “But then we came back.” Martinson scored a hat trick in the second period alone. She added a fourth goal with the game winding down to seal the tournament championship.

Before last week Martinson had five goals this season and now leads her team with 13.

 

 

TORI ANDREW

Orono • basketball

Motivation from a semifinals loss in last year’s state tournament has steered the Spartans to an undefeated start this season. Andrew, a guard, is one of the team’s leaders. She scored 27 points last Tuesday to help defeat Rogers 58-54.

“It felt great,” she said. “Scoring is always fun. The main thing that I’m worried about and that we’re all worried about is winning. So whoever is hot, we go to them. In that game it was me.”

Coach Ellen Wiese had high praise for the junior. “She is all a coach could ever hope for in a player, as she practices as hard as she plays day in and day out,” Wiese said.

The feeling is mutual. “Ellen is always there for us as a team and for me individually,” Andrew said.

 

 

TRAE BERHOW

Watertown-Mayer • basketball

Berhow’s double-double helped the Royals take a one-point victory over Belle Plaine on Tuesday. He scored 33 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. Berhow is averaging 25.4 points per game this season.

 

 

BRENT JONES

Shakopee • wrestling

The two-time state champion won the 126-pound class at the Minnesota Christmas Tournament early this month in Rochester. Jones pinned his opponent in the first round and then won three consecutive decisions to reach the finals against Anoka’s Tyler Eischens. Jones, a junior, prevailed 5-0 to take the title.

 

 

ALLISON JABLONSKY

Blaine • basketball

Jablonsky made all three of her three-pointers and scored 30 points, aiding in the Bengals’ victory over Chisago Lakes last Tuesday. It was the senior guard’s fifth game this season scoring 25-plus points.

 

 

JUSTIN EVENSON

Minnehaha Academy • hockey

The junior goalie shut out Park of Cottage Grove last Tuesday to lead the Redhawks to an overtime victory. Evenson stopped all 36 of the Wolfpack’s shots to record his first shutout of the season. He has a .946 save percentage this season.

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