No, that wasn’t a typo. The St. Cloud Tech girls’ tennis team did indeed defeat Edina 4-3 Aug. 23.

It’s concerning for the 19-time defending Class 2A champion Hornets, certainly. But Edina bounced back with consecutive 6-1 victories over Elk River and Mounds View and vastly improved its lineup when last year’s No. 1 singles player, junior Sophia Reddy, returned to the team Thursday after missing the first two weeks with personal concerns. With Reddy back, Margeaux Boyer and Nicole Copeland can drop to the second and third singles positions, solidifying the Hornets’ lineup.

Hardcourt happenings

Jericho Sims, the highly recruited 6-foot-9 forward from Cristo Rey Jesuit, bucked the family trend and said no to Minnesota, choosing to play for Texas. Sims’ father, Charles, played for the Gophers in the 1970s, and older brother Dominique was a football player at Minnesota.

Chrissy Carr, the 6-foot guard who, as a sophomore last year was the only non-senior starter for Class 6A girls’ basketball state champion Minnetonka, has enrolled at Manhattan (Kan.) High School. Carr followed her father, former Timberwolves guard Chris Carr, who was named the director of skill development for the Kansas State women’s basketball program. Chrissy is the No. 8-ranked junior recruit in the nation according to ESPN.

Jarvis Thomas’ time at Orono was short-lived. The 6-foot-7 forward, one of the most sought-after Class of 2018 recruits in Minnesota, was set to transfer from Tartan to Orono. But Thomas had a change of heart and has left Minnesota, enrolling at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas.

Jim Paulsen