Eastview wins spell S-W-E-E-P
After performing to a routine called "Spelling Bee" in the high kick competition of the dance team state tournament, Eastview now can spell out C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N-S. They took the title Saturday night at Target Center.
This was the second title of the weekend for the Lightning Dance Team, which won the jazz competition Friday. It's the second time in three years that Eastview has swept both titles, and the team has won five high kick titles dating back to 2011. Wayzata took second place for the second year in a row, and Chaska finished third.
Another high kick and jazz dual championship happened in Class 2A with Totino-Grace winning the championship. The E'Gals last won the kick championship in 2014. Faribault, which won the Class 3A title a year ago, came in second after dropping down a class size — due to enrollment. Sartell-St. Stephen finished third.
Aitkin won the Class 1A title; it was the third consecutive high kick championship for the All Starz. Frazee finished second, and Montevideo finished third.
Edina holds off Eden Prairie surge
• EDINA 4, EDEN PRAIRIE 3 (OT): Bram Scheerer scored at 6:58 of the overtime to lift the Class 2A, No. 11 Hornets past the No. 3 Eagles on Saturday. Edina led 3-1 early in the second period, but the Eagles tied the score with two goals, the second by Nolan Sullivan midway through the third. Scheerer also had two assists for the Hornets, who were outshot 38-19.
• BENILDE-ST. MARGARET'S 5, ST. LOUIS PARK 2: Zach Risteau scored two goals to lead the Class 2A, No. 1 Knights to a comeback victory over the Orioles. The Orioles took a one-goal lead into the final period, but Risteau scored his first goal of the game 3 minutes, 56 seconds into it to tie the score. The Knights added two more goals over the next 1 minute, 56 seconds. Along with Risteau's two, the Knights got goals from Nick Austin, Jack Qualen and Auggie Moore. Willy Basill and Lexi Robello scored for the Orioles.
• LAKEVILLE NORTH 7, PRIOR LAKE 6: The Class 2A, No. 8 Panthers built a 7-3 lead and withstood a third-period comeback by Prior Lake to earn the South Suburban victory. Max McGlade scored three goals to lead the Panthers. Connor Clemens had three goals and an assist to lead the No. 17 Lakers. Clemens scored twice in the third period — including a power-play goal with one second remaining.
• HILL-MURRAY 2, MOORHEAD 1: The Pioneers scored twice during a 70-second span late in the first period and outlasted the Spuds. Casey Staum and Kyler Yeo scored to give the Class 2A, No. 15 Pioneers a 2-0 lead. Patrick O'Connor scored for the No. 18 Spuds.
• BRECK 9, BLAKE 1: The Class 1A, No. 2 Mustangs scored six times in the second period and went on to defeat the Bears. Chase Ellingson had three goals and an assist and Tyler Scott had four assists for the Mustangs, who outshot the Bears 36-4 in the first two periods en route to an 8-0 lead.
• MAHTOMEDI 5, HOLY ANGELS 0: Joe Forciea had two goals and an assist to spark the Class 1A, No. 5 Zephyrs past the Stars. Zephyrs goalie Will Swanson had 14 saves to earn the shutout.
• ST. PAUL ACADEMY 8, PROVIDENCE ACADEMY 2: Weston Lombard and Will Kelly each scored two goals, and Matt Dahlseide had a goal and five assists to lead the Class 1A, No. 8 Spartans past the Lions.
• FARMINGTON 2, EASTVIEW 1: John Siebenaler's goal with 4:42 remaining broke a 1-1 tie and sparked the Tigers to the South Suburban victory.
• BURNSVILLE 10, SHAKOPEE 0: Roman Ahcan scored three goals, and Ryan Pearson scored two goals to fuel the Blaze's South Suburban victory.
• BLOOMINGTON JEFFERSON 5, CRETIN-DERHAM HALL 0: Noah Ganske had two goals and an assist, and Mike Vande Waa had 26 saves to lead the Jaguars to the victory.
Minnetonka wins 16th in a row
• MINNETONKA 60, ORONO 47: Lizzie Odegard had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Courtney Fredrickson scored 13 points to pace the Class 4A, No. 5 Skippers to their 16th consecutive victory. Tori Andrew scored 17 to lead the Class 3A, No. 1 Spartans. The Skippers (19-3) outscored the Spartans 14-4 over the final 10 minutes of the first half, to forge a 30-16 halftime lead.
• WAYZATA 84, MARANATHA 27: Wayzata pulled away from a halftime tie to earn a nonconference victory. Hannah Heiring scored 21 and Mimi Schrader scored 16 to lead the Trojans. Alaina Jarnot scored 29 to lead the Class 1A, No. 3 Mustangs.
• HOLY ANGELS 72, MINNEAPOLIS WASHBURN 32: Laura Bagwell-Katalinich scored 26 points to lead the Class 3A, No. 7 Stars to the nonconference victory over the Millers.
Alm surpasses 1,000 career points
• FOREST LAKE 74, CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI 58: Senior guard Noah Alm scored 31 points to surpass 1,000 career points and spark the Rangers past the Bluejackets. Jake Larsen added 23 points for the Rangers.
• ST. PAUL CENTRAL 72, ST. PAUL HIGHLAND PARK 69 (OT): Sam Gubbrud scored 30 points to help the Minutemen outlast the Scots. Mike Cornelious scored 22 to lead the Scots.