When Chaska/Chanhassen senior 152-pounder Brenden Olevson pinned his opponent in the Stormhawks' 77-6 victory over Richfield on Jan. 21 — his only match of that week — he joined the relatively elite club of Minnesota wrestlers to reach 200 career victories. Before the season, only 98 wrestlers in state history had won that many.
Olevson, 32-0 this season, is the winningest wrestler in the history of either school.
"He is the best wrestler I've ever coached," said co-head coach Jeff Higgins. "One time a few years ago, he lost a match to someone who was a little stronger than he was. He made the commitment then that no one was going to be stronger than him. He's the kid out running with a backpack full of rocks when no one else is."
On the path to stardom
Heritage Christian freshman guard Taylie Scott might have a record-setting high school basketball career ahead of her.
Scott scored her 1,000th career point in the Eagles' 64-58 loss to Minneapolis Southwest on Jan. 22. Going into last week, the 5-7 point guard led the team in scoring (16.9 points per game), assists (5.9), steals (4.1) and was second in rebounding (7.6).
"She is our floor general and can take command of a game, no matter the competition," Heritage coach Lori Crellin said.
Carr out, Martin in
Minnetonka terminated the contract of Chris Carr on Jan. 7 after a December incident in which the then-boys' basketball coach got into an altercation with a Minnetonka student over an alleged physical confrontation between the student and Carr's daughter. No charges will be filed against Carr. Ryan Martin has been named interim coach.