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2018-19 spring sports and activity roundup

Spring sports roundup (06/05/19) With the spring sports and activity season wrapping up, here’s a look at who’s heading to state, and how they fared when they performed and played.


Speech


State was held at Wayzata High School April 12-13.

Anoka-Hennepin had two state finishers:

  • Andover High School’s Jack Slavik finished third in the state in extemporaneous speaking.
  • Anoka High School’s Roman Dodge finished eighth in creative expression.

Qualifiers for state included:

  • Creative expression: Roman Dodge, and Anna Svercl Hetzer from Anoka; and Mariam Abdulkareem from Andover.
  • Discussion: none.
  • Duo interpretation: the teams of Ryan Hagle and Jake Vidervol, and Annika Hall and Kaitlyn Callahan, both from Andover.
  • Extemporaneous reading: Jack Guimont from Anoka; and Laima Liulevicius from Blaine High School.
  • Extemporaneous speaking: Jack Slavik, Andover.
  • Great speeches: Neha Krishnan from Blaine.
  • Humorous interpretation: Jesse Akaa from Anoka.
  • Informative speaking: none.
  • Original oratory: Lucy Anderson from Andover.
  • Serious interpretation — drama: Jessica Butler from Blaine.
  • Serious interpretation — poetry: Sophia Collins from Anoka; and Grace Hiltner from Coon Rapids High School.
  • Serious interpretation — prose: Cassie Norbeck from Andover.
  • Storytelling: Lindsey M. Fields from Blaine.

Adapted bowling

 

The state adapted bowling tournament for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), cognitive impairment (CI) and physical impairment (PI) was held May 17 at the Bowlero in Brooklyn Park.


In the CI division:

  • CI boys singles: Nicholas Bauch won first place for the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs. Brennan Phetdara finished seventh, Ken Bureau finished ninth, and Dylan Kitzmiller finished 17th.
  • CI girls singles: Ella Charette finished ninth, Samantha Buxengard finished 24th, and Josie Marshall was 28th.
  • CI doubles: Ken Bureau and Brennan Phetdara finished third for the Mustangs, with Nicholas Bauch and Ben Schue earning sixth place. Bradley Woehler and Ella Chaette finished 16th, Samuel McKenzie and Jack Dahlgren finished 23rd, Cassie Winkelmann and Dylan Kitzmiller finished 24th, and Evan Rasmussen and Lena Workman finished 26th.

In the PI division:

  • PI boys singles: Samuel Brasgall earned fourth place for the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs.
  • PI girls singles: Kerry Applegate finished 24th for the Mustangs.
  • PI doubles: Micah Simbek and Kevin Prenosil finished 13th, and Trevor Carnes and Kerry Applegate finished 23rd.

In the ASD division:

  • ASD boys singles: Carter Knutson and Braden Peterson tied to earn fourth place for the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs. Josiah Bueltel finished 14th, Ethan Yanta and Matthew Johnson tied for 20th, Cameron Knutson finished 25th, Tommy Larson finished 27th, Joshua Bautch finished 34th, Nicholas Stay finished 37th, Naser Mustafa finished 40th, and Nathan St. Hilaire finished 43rd.
  • ASD girls singles: Emma Fisher finished sixth, Maddy Oblander finished 7th, and Hannah Naffziger finished 12th.
  • ASD doubles: Hannah Naffziger and Maddy Oblander finished 15th for the Mustangs. Tommy Larson and Josiah Bueltel finished 17th, Christian Kennington and Gavin Sigafoos finished 23rd, Nathan St. Hilaire and Nicholas Stay finished 24th, Thomas Ziesmer and Ethan Yanta finished 26th, Cameron Knutson and Alex Purinton finished 28th, and Matthew Johnson and Noah Simonette finished 32nd.

Robotics

 

The state robotics tournament was held May 18 at Williams Arena and Maturi Pavilion, located at the University of Minnesota.

  • Coon Rapids High School finished 22nd in the qualifying stages but didn’t make the championship tournament.

Adapted softball


The state adapted softball tournament for both cognitive impairment (CI) and physical impairment (PI) was held May 31 through June 1 at Chanhassen High School.

  • The Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs didn’t qualify for the CI tournament.
    In the PI tournament, the Mustangs won the consolation tournament after being defeated in the opening round at state.

Boy’s golf


The state class AAA boy’s golf tournament is set for June 11-12 at Bunker Hills Golf Club, located in Coon Rapids.

  • Blaine High School senior Caleb VanArragon advanced to state out of section five. No other individuals or teams from the district advanced to state.

Girl’s golf


The state class AAA girl’s golf tournament is set for June 11-12 at Bunker Hills Golf Club, located in Coon Rapids.

  • Roosevelt Middle School eighth-grader, and defending state champion, Kathryn VanArragon, who plays for Blaine High School, has advanced to the state tournament in section five, and Anoka High School’s Anna Tollette has advanced to state in section seven. No other individuals or teams from the district advanced to state.

Boy’s lacrosse


The state boy’s lacrosse tournament is set for June 11-15 at Minnetonka and Chanhassen high schools.

  • Blaine High School plays Centennial High School June 5 for the section seven championship and a berth to advance to state.

Girl’s lacrosse


The state girl’s lacrosse tournament is set for June 11-15 at Minnetonka and Chanhassen high schools.

  • Champlin Park High School plays Forest Lake High School June 5 for the section seven championship and a berth to advance to state.

Boys tennis


The state class AA boy’s tennis tournament is set for June 4-7 at the Baseline Tennis Center, located at the University of Minnesota. The tournament features singles, doubles and team competition.

  • No district teams or doubles pairs qualified for the state tennis tournament.
  • In singles, Andover High School’s Ryan Fonseca advanced and will play June 6 in the opening round at state.

Girl’s softball


The state class AAAA girl’s softball tournament is set for June 6-7 at Caswell Park, located in North Mankato.

  • No district teams qualified for the state tournament.

Boy’s track and field


The state class AA boy’s track and field tournament is set for June 7-8 at Hamline University, in St. Paul.

  • A number of athletes have qualified, and we’ll have more following the state tournament.

Girl’s track and field


The state class AA girl’s track and field tournament is set for June 7-8 at Hamline University, in St. Paul.

  • A number of athletes have qualified, and we’ll have more following the state tournament.

Boy’s baseball


The state class AAAA boy’s baseball tournament is set for June 13-14 at CHS Field, located in St. Paul, and Target Field, located in Minneapolis.

  • Blaine High School won the section seven championship and advanced to state. They’re the only district team to qualify.

Clay target


The state clay target tournament is set for June 21 at location to be determined by the state high school league.