The St. Paul Highland Park girls Nordic skiing team won the Mesabi East Invitational at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minn. Forest Lake won the boys title.

The Scots won the team title with 525 points, 12 ahead of Duluth East. Forest Lake was third with 491 points. Scots sophomore Celeste Alden was the classic medalist. Freshman teammate Molly Moening was the freestyle medalist.

The Rangers finished 26 points ahead of Stillwater in the boys' field. Cooper Lennox of Mora was the classic medalist and Garrett Beckrich of Grand Rapids was the freestyle medalist.

Boys' hockey

Prior Lake 5, Burnsville 4 (OT): Charlie Kashmark scored a power-play goal 6:28 into overtime to give the Lakers the victory over the host Blaze. Nathan Green scored a power-play goal with 1.3 seconds left in the third period to tie the game. Green also scored 4:58 into the game. Jackson Jutting extended the Lakers lead to 2-0 late in the first period. Matt Beaty pushed the lead to 3-0 1:32 into the second period. The Blaze scored four goals in a 9:53 span of the second period to erase the deficit and take a lead into the third period. Grant Ahcan led the rally with a natural hat trick to tie the game and Logan Kittleson gave the Blaze their only lead with 3:45 left in the middle frame. Connor Hayden made 37 saves for the Blaze, including 15 in the third period, and Ethan Haglund had 24 for the Lakers.

Orono 5, Greenway 4 (OT): Jack Anderson scored 6:08 into overtime to give the Class 1A, No. 7 Spartans a victory over the visiting Raiders. Mitchell Vekich sent the game to overtime with a power-play goal with 56 seconds left in regulation for the Raiders. Vekich also scored 1:15 into the game. Zack Simon and Nick Mohs-Messerli scored for the Spartans to give them a 2-1 lead after one period. Donte Lawson tied the game for the Raiders in the second period. Simon scored his second goal of the game and Will Walz scored in the third period to give the Spartans two one-goal leads in the frame. Along with Vekich, Ezra Carlson scored in the third period. Finn Grandy made 24 saves for the Spartans and Tyler Penney had 32 for the Raiders.

Holy Angels 5, Rochester Century 4: The Stars scored five straight goals to defeat the visiting Panthers. Steven Blauert scored two goals during the scoring spree. Mark Longhenry got the Stars' rally started 9:13 into the first period. Owen Neuharth scored for the Stars 28 seconds later. Noah Griswold scored the eventual game-winning goal with 4:44 left in the second period. Joey Malugani scored 32 seconds into the game for the Panthers. Eli McGuire extended the Panthers lead to 2-0 at the 8:28 mark. McGuire scored his second goal of the game with 24 seconds left in the second period and Ty Trageser got the Panthers to within a goal with 24 seconds left.

Park of Cottage Grove 3, Woodbury 2: Carter Newpower scored with 2:26 left in the game to give the Wolfpack the victory over the host Royals. Ryan Lucas scored a shorthanded goal and Colin Jungwirth scored on a penalty shot 1:19 apart in the second period to give the Wolfpack a 2-0 lead. The Royals cut the lead in half on a goal by Zach Bernstein with one second left in the middle frame. Zach Lanz tied the game for the Royals 1:59 into the third period. Michael Gille made 28 saves for the Wolfpack and Austin Carlson had 19 for the Royals.

Hastings 2, Owatonna 0: Tyler McCarville made 29 saves to shut out the visiting Huskies. Chase Freiermuth and Logan Boogren scored for the Raiders. Zach Wiese made 31 saves for the Huskies.

Girls' hockey

Andover 4, Breck 3 (OT): Gabby Krause scored a power-play goal with 2:35 left in overtime to give the Class 2A, No. 5 Huskies the victory over the visiting Class 1A, No. 2 Mustangs. The Huskies had three one-goal leads in regulation that they could not hold. The Mustangs tied the game twice in the third period, the second time with 1.4 seconds left. Sadie Lindsay scored two goals in the final seconds of a period for the Mustangs, including the tally that sent the game to overtime. She also scored with three seconds left in the second to tie the game at 1-1. Allyson Qualley also scored for the Mustangs in the third period. Paige Anderson got the Huskies on the board in the first period. Tyra Turner and Jamie Nelson scored for the Huskies in the third period. Ally Frantzick stopped 31 shots for the Huskies and Cassidy Stumo made 21 saves for the Mustangs.

Hill-Murray 5, Elk River/Zimmerman 4 (OT): Haylee Blinkhorn scored with six seconds left in overtime to give the Pioneers the victory over the visiting Elks. Kennedy Morris scored a power-play goal for the Pioneers with 8:06 left in the third period to get the game to overtime. Kelsey King scored three goals in the second period to help the Elks turn a two-goal deficit into a one-goal lead heading into the third. The Elks' Jenna Korinek and the Pioneers' Kristin Kaufman also scored in the second. Katie Kaufman and Nina Steigauf scored for the Pioneers in the first period. Megan Jung made 42 saves for the Elks and Sadie Ball had 22 for the Pioneers.

Blaine 5, Edina 4: Ramsey Parent capped off a six-goal third period with her shorthanded goal to give the unranked Bengals an upset over the Class 2A, No. 2 Hornets. CC Bowlby had two goals in the third period for Edina. Brityn Fussy led Blaine with two goals. Eighth-grader Hailey Hansen made 42 saves for the Bengals, who were outshot 46-20.

Maple Grove 3, Farmington 2 (OT): Tristana Tatur scored a shorthanded goal 4:34 into overtime to give the Crimson the victory over the visiting Tigers. Emma Larson gave the Crimson a 1-0 lead 3:21 into the second period. Bailey Kelley tied the game for the Tigers at the 11:04 mark of the second. Lauren Stenslie put the Crimson back in front 1:53 later. Claire Enright tied the game for the Tigers 10 seconds into the third period. Ryleigh Furlong made 29 saves for the Tigers and Lucy Morgan had 21 for the Crimson.

Boys' basketball

Lakeville North 96, Wayzata 84: Tyler Wahl recorded a triple-double to lead the Class 4A, No. 7 Panthers past the visiting No. 9 Trojans. The senior finished with 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Tommy Jensen had 25 points, Jack Rusch 14 and Tate Staloch 10 for the Panthers. Luke Paulson led the Trojans with 23 points, Jacob Beeninga had 19, Kody Williams 16 and Camden Heide 14.

Chisago Lakes 56, Grand Rapids 55: Will Tinjum led the Wildcats past the visiting Thunderhawks. Seth Thompson had 14 for the Wildcats. John Sutherland had 21 points for the Thunderhawks.

Spectrum 67, Eden Valley-Watkins 54: Matt Kruse had a game high 31 points to lead the Sting. Cole Elrod added 15 points.

Girls' basketball

Holy Angels 79, Maranatha 68: Francesca Vascellaro scored 23 points to lead the Class 3A, No. 3 Stars past the visiting Mustangs. Isabelle Henry had 15 points, Emma Mastre 13 and Emma Henry 11 for the Stars. Macy Smith led the Mustangs with 18 points and Kae Seana Barth-Lofton had 13.

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