The Prior Lake girls’ tennis team owns the South Suburban Conference. The Lakers went unbeaten in conference play for a fifth consecutive season. They have won 44 straight conference matches.

“Our conference winning streak is a great accomplishment and the girls are proud of what they have done, but this team is focused on winning our section,” Prior Lake coach PJ Priest said.

The Class 2A, No. 2 Lakers enter section play with a 16-1 record. Their only setback came at the hands of top-rated Mahtomedi 4-3.

The Lakers could be without one of their top singles players in the section tournament. No. 3 singles player Taylor Jackson, a sophomore, broke her leg three weeks ago.

“There is a chance she will be back for sections,” Priest said. “If not and we are able to advance to the state tournament, we are pretty sure to have her back. It has been tough, but the other girls have stepped up and continued our great season.”

Prior Lake’s top two singles players are junior Savanna Crowell and senior Chloe Hall.

Top performances

• The Farmington girls’ cross-country team had the top three finishers in winning the Hudson (Wis.) Invitational. Freshman Lauren Peterson was the medalist, completing the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 50 seconds. Peterson finished 12th in the Class 2A state meet a year ago.

• The Lakeville South boys’ soccer team has scored 25 goals this season, and senior attacker Chase Wright has scored 18 of them. Wright has scored at least two goals in seven games. He also has three assists.

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“It’s a big win for our program for several reasons. First, it keeps us in contention for a district championship. Second, it keeps us in contention to be a No. 1 or 2 seed in the section, and that would allow us to host two playoff games. Finally, it’s a win over a great football team and a championship football program. Our goal at Burnsville is to win championships, and you need to beat teams like Rosemount to accomplish that goal.”

— Burnsville football coach Tyler Krebs after the Blaze rallied to beat Rosemount 20-17

 

Ron Haggstrom