Andover • volleyball
Despite the relatively sudden conclusion to the volleyball season, the springy sophomore outside hitter had nothing but good things to say about how it all went.
“It was a little shocking,” Bolles said about how quickly things came to an end, “but I thought [the season] was really fun. We had a good team, played a lot of hard matches and thankfully came out on top in most of them.”
Much of the Huskies’ 13-2 record can be traced to the play of the 5-9 Bolles, a former setter who was switched to the role of hitter partly because of her 33-inch vertical leap. “But that’s with an approach,” she said with a laugh. “My goal is to touch 10 feet by the time I’m a senior.”
Bolles said the switch to outside hitter, which happened during the club season, was a perfect fit.
“I like it better because it’s more exciting,” Bolles said. “I don’t get set every time, but when I do, my goal is to make sure I put it on the ground.”
She parlayed her mad hops and hammer-like arm-swing into a metro-leading 229 kills. In four matches last week, she had 69 kills and 66 digs, including back-to-back 22-kill matches in five-set victories over Elk River and Champlin Park.
Bolles said her favorite part of the season was getting one more chance to play with older sister Aniki, a senior defensive specialist.
“We’ve been playing together since we were little,” she said. “I made varsity as a freshman, so I’m thankful I got to play two years with her.”
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted • football
The Lakers’ season ended with a 14-6 loss to Maple Lake, but Boese, a sophomore linebacker, was a force. He had 19 tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss, two forced fumbles and a 99-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
Simley • volleyball
The Spartans finished their abbreviated volleyball season with a 9-3 record with Romslo, a sophomore middle hitter, setting the tone. She was at her best in three matches over the final week, recording 50 kills in 100 attacks and adding 11 blocks.
Fridley • football
The Tigers finished off a 7-0 season with a 62-0 romp over DeLaSalle. Ude, a senior running back/linebacker, took center stage in the victory, rushing for 217 yards and scoring six touchdowns, all before halftime. He chipped in on defense with three tackles.
Minneapolis North • football
The senior quarterback concluded his high school career with his best game of the season. He completed 12 of 16 passes for 322 yards and five touchdowns in a 44-0 victory over St. Agnes in the Class 2A, Section 4 championship game.
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