GABLE STEVESON

Apple Valley • wrestling

After winning the 220-pound title at the Class 3A state meet as a freshman and sophomore, Gable Steveson has moved up a weight class this season.

So far it’s been a smooth transition.

On Saturday, the junior won the heavyweight championship at the Council Bluffs (Iowa) Wrestling Classic. Steveson went 8-0 to earn the title while helping Apple Valley win the 39-team, two-day tournament for the second consecutive year.

“He’s off to a good start this season,” Eagles coach Dalen Wasmund said. “We expect it out of him and he expects a lot out of himself. He’s an outstanding wrestler with the ability to beat anybody.”

Steveson, who hasn’t lost a high school match since eighth grade, has had a hectic competitive schedule this year. In September, he won his second consecutive freestyle gold medal at the Cadet World Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia.

CC BOWLBY

Edina • hockey

The sophomore forward helped the Hornets, ranked No. 1 in Class A, remain unbeaten with victories over Breck and Grand Rapids. Bowlby had a goal and three assists as the Hornets rallied from a 4-1 deficit for a 5-4 overtime victory over Breck last Tuesday. She had an assist in the Hornets’ 6-0 victory at Grand Rapids on Saturday.

GABI HAACK

Elk River • basketball

The senior guard scored 57 points to lead the Elks, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A, to two victories. The 5-foot-10 Haack, who has signed to play for Bradley, scored 31 points in the Elks’ 70-36 victory over Irondale on Tuesday. She had 26 in the Elks’ 71-41 victory over Maple Grove on Thursday.

ANNIKA JANK

Edina • basketball

The 6-2 senior forward, in her fifth season on the varsity, scored 58 points to lead the Hornets, ranked No. 7 in Class 4A, to three victories. Jank, who has signed a letter of intent to play for Colorado, scored 29 in the Hornets’ 57-42 victory over Chaska on Tuesday.

GOANAR MAR

DeLaSalle • basketball

The 6-7 senior forward scored a career-high 40 points in the Islanders’ 79-69 victory over Armstrong on Thursday. He scored 29 points in the Islanders’ two other games. Mar, who has committed to George Mason, is averaging 25 points per game.

MICHAEL NAJARIAN

St. Thomas Academy • swimming

The senior won two individual events and swam on two winning relays to pace the Cadets to first place in the 13-team Lakers Invite on Saturday. On Thursday, he swam a leg on three winning relays at the Metro East Conference Relays.

JILLIAN ONCAY

St. Paul United • hockey

The eighth-grader posted back-to-back shutouts in the first two varsity starts of her career — 2-0 over Eastview and 7-0 over Minnehaha United — to help St. Paul United, ranked No. 5 in Class 1A, improve to 9-2-1.

JOEL RIPPEL

 

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