The Lakeville South girls’ track team prides itself on the “true team” concept. It will once again have the opportunity to prove it’s the state’s best from top to bottom.
The three-time Class 3A True Team state champion will look to make it four consecutive Friday at Stillwater High School. The Cougars won the Section 1 championship for the fourth consecutive year last week at Lakeville North.
The Cougars had three double-winners in the meet. They were seniors Kacy Rodamaker (100 and 200-meter dash), Kaytlyn Larson (800 and 1,600) and Caraline Slattery (300 hurdles and high jump).
Teammate junior Haley Lubow won the 400. Lakeville South also won the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.
The girls’ team will be joined by the boys’ squad at the state meet. It topped Lakeville North by 86 points for the section crown.
Senior Connor Rousemiller was the boys’ only double-winner (discus and shot put). Senior Noah Hanson won the 800 hurdles and senior Grant Mosser won the 300 hurdles.
Independent School District 196 — Apple Valley, Eagan, Eastview and Rosemount — all of a sudden finds itself with two girls’ basketball coaching vacancies.
Eagan coach Liz Carpentier left to fulfill the same position at Farmington. She guided the Wildcats the past six seasons. They set the school record for victories in a single season this past year, finishing with an overall mark of 17-10.
Carpentier replaces Sondra Chadwick, who resigned after the season. Chadwick stepped down after a 3-24 campaign. The Tigers went 21-86 in her four seasons at the helm.
Earlier, Eastview coach Melissa Guebert resigned after four seasons at the helm of the Lightning program. She accumulated a career record of 115-13 while guiding teams to four consecutive Class 4A state tournament appearances. Eastview won the state championship in 2014 and finished as the state tournament runner-up this past season.
• Eastview’s softball team has put together an 11-game winning streak, thanks in large part to the pitching of senior Kerrigan Hoshaw. In her last nine games (55 innings pitched), Hoshaw has only allowed 23 hits and four runs while striking out 65. She is 15-3 on the season.
• Junior Maddy Gourley won the 100- (12.65 seconds), 200- (25.82 seconds) and 400-meter events (58.29 seconds), helping the Eagan girls’ track team win the Class 3A, Section 3 True Team meet at Apple Valley.