David La Vaque: The energy in the arena Friday afternoon during the Mahtomedi vs. Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin semifinal was insane. The underdog Raiders pulled off a 3-2 upset in overtime and Raiders fans went berserk.

Loren Nelson: Jack Jensen’s triple-overtime goal against Lakeville South in the Class 2A quarterfinals that averted what would have been a painful 8 a.m. resumption of the game the next day.


Saturday afternoon’s announced attendance for the Class 1A championship game was 8,141. The evening attendance was 16,380.


“The [Greenway] story line was pretty good. We knew we were the villain.”

— St. Cloud Cathedral coach Derrick Brown