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Girls' Hockey - Class AA Championship  
#2 Blaine H.S.    0
#1 Edina H.S.    4
Game Summary
Girls' Hockey - Class A Championship  
#2 St. Paul United    2
#1 Blake School (The)    6
Game Summary
Girls' Hockey - Class AA Consolation  
Eastview H.S.    0
Farmington H.S.    3
Game Summary
Girls' Hockey - Class AA 3rd Place  
Hill-Murray School    0
Eden Prairie H.S.    6
Game Summary
State Wrestling Tournament
Home Page Photo A team champion in wrestling has been crowned at the Minnesota State High School League's state tournament since 1938. The annual tradition continues Thursday, March 2 with 24 teams in three enrollment classifications chasing a championship at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. The individual competition of the State Wrestling Tournament is scheduled for March 3-4. Here is a look at the team tournament:

Webcast: Charges for the live webcast on Prep45.com: $9.95 per day; two-day pass $16.97; three-day pass $19.87.
Tickets: Single session --- $14 adults, $9 students. Daily pass --- $26 adults, $17 students.
Gates open: The Xcel Energy Center opens its gates to fans one hour prior to the first scheduled match of the session.
Live Results: Team Tournament   Individual Tournament

Tournament Schedule
Advance News Release - Team
Advance News Release - Individual

  2017 State Team Wrestling Tournament-Class A
Quarterfinals
3/2/2017 11:00 AM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 11:00 AM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 11:00 AM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 11:00 AM @ Xcel
Semifinals
3/2/2017 1:00 PM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 1:00 PM @ Xcel
Final
3/2/2017 7:00 PM @ Xcel
3rd Place
3/2/2017 5:00 PM @ Xcel
Consolation - Semifinals
3/2/2017 1:00 PM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 1:00 PM @ Xcel
Consolation - Final
3/2/2017 5:00 PM @ Xcel

  2017 State Team Wrestling Tournament-Class AA
Quarterfinals
3/2/2017 9:00 AM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 9:00 AM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 9:00 AM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 9:00 AM @ Xcel
Semifinals
3/2/2017 1:00 PM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 1:00 PM @ Xcel
Final
3/2/2017 7:00 PM @ Xcel
3rd Place
3/2/2017 5:00 PM @ Xcel
Consolation - Semifinals
3/2/2017 11:00 AM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 11:00 AM @ Xcel
Consolation - Final
3/2/2017 5:00 PM @ Xcel

  2017 State Team Wrestling Tournament-Class AAA
Quarterfinals
3/2/2017 9:00 AM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 9:00 AM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 9:00 AM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 9:00 AM @ Xcel
Semifinals
3/2/2017 1:00 PM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 1:00 PM @ Xcel
Final
3/2/2017 7:00 PM @ Xcel
3rd Place
3/2/2017 5:00 PM @ Xcel
Consolation - Semifinals
3/2/2017 11:00 AM @ Xcel
3/2/2017 11:00 AM @ Xcel
Consolation - Final
3/2/2017 5:00 PM @ Xcel
      
State Boys’ Swimming & Diving Meet
Home Page Photo The 2017 State Boys' Swimming & Diving Meet is scheduled for March 2-4 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Here is a look at the meet:

FAST FACTS
Schedule:
Thursday, March 2: Class A diving preliminaries at noon, Class AA diving preliminaries at 6 p.m. Friday, March 3: Class A swimming preliminaries at noon, Class AA swimming preliminaries at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 4: Class A swimming and diving finals at noon, Class AA swimming and diving finals at 6 p.m.
Webcast: All swimming and diving finals will be broadcast live at Prep45.grandstadium.tv. The fee is $9.95 for all-day viewing.
Tickets: $5 for students and adults for diving preliminaries. $8 for students and adults for swimming preliminaries and finals. All seats are reserved.
Ticket Box Offices open: 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 2. 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on March 3 and 4. Please note that swim tickets will not be sold to the public on Thursday, March 2.
Results: Posted on the League's website at www.mshsl.org

2017 PREVIEW
200-Yard Medley Relay

Class A — Six teams that earned medals at the 2016 meet are returning this year. St. Thomas Academy, the three-time defending champion, is the highest returning qualifier. The other teams are: Red Wing, runner-up; Breck/Blake, third; Orono, fourth; Sartell-St. Stephen, fifth; Alexandria Area, sixth; and Mankato West, seventh. Orono owns the best qualifying time of 1:35.42.
Class AA — Seven relay teams from the 2016 Class AA field, including the two-time defending champions from Eden Prairie, return. The other teams are: Minnetonka, runner-up; North of North St. Paul, third; Eagan, fourth; Stillwater Area, fifth; Shakopee, seventh; and Elk River Area, eighth. Minnetonka the best qualifying time of 1:30.35.
200-Yard Freestyle Relay
Class A — The defending champions from St. Thomas Academy lead the field of seven returning teams. The Cadets also have the best qualifying time of 1:27.07. The other medal-winning entries are: Simley, runner-up; Austin, third; Sartell-St. Stephen, fourth; Mankato West, sixth; Breck/Blake, seventh; and Orono, eighth.
Class AA — Five medal-winning teams return to this year's meet, led by two-time defending champion Eden Prairie. The other returning teams are: Eagan, runner-up; Rochester Century, third; Minnetonka, fourth; and Prior Lake, fifth. Minnetonka has the fastest qualifying time of 1:24.12.
400-Yard Freestyle Relay
Class A — Seven of the 2016 medal-winning teams return: three-time defending champion St. Thomas Academy; Simley, runner-up; Breck/Blake, third; Austin, fourth; Orono, sixth; Mankato West, seventh; and Monticello, eighth. St. Thomas Academy owns the best qualifying time of 3:15.97.
Class AA — Eagan, which won this event last year, returns in search of more gold. The remaining seven medal-winning teams from 2016 also return: Minnetonka, runner-up; Eden Prairie, third; Prior Lake, fourth; Chanhassen, fifth; Stillwater Area, sixth; Forest Lake, seventh; and Hastings, eighth. Minnetonka has this year's fastest qualifying time of 3:08.78.
      
Advance News Release


One Athlete, Five Sports: Meet Hendricks High’s Greta Johnson
Posted by John Millea(jmillea@mshsl.org)- Updated 2/25/2017 5:33:05 PM

Greta Johnson deserves some time off. The junior from the little town of Hendricks, Minnesota, has been busy. Hendricks nearly straddles the South Dakota state line, so it takes three hours or more on the road to get to the Twin Cities.

That’s where Greta was Saturday, competing in the Class 1A state gymnastics championships for the fourth time. She first came to state at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion as an eighth-grader, which now makes her one of the event’s veterans. This year, however, something was different. She brought along a bum right knee.

She wasn’t injured while vaulting or working on the balance beam, uneven bars or floor exercise. She got hurt playing basketball with her Hendricks Grizzlies teammates on Thursday night in a loss to Renville County West in the Class 1A Section 3 playoffs.

“I was just kind of going for the ball on a rebound and I felt my knee shift,” she said. “I thought I was OK so I got up and I played again for about five minutes and fell down again. My coach said, ‘You’ve got to stop.’ The tibia is rotated and my knee is swollen so it won’t go back into place.”

Yes, Greta Johnson is a two-sport athlete in the winter. And the same is true in the fall when she is a member of the Grizzlies volleyball and cross-country teams. In the spring she pole vaults, runs hurdles and does jumping events for the track team; she went to state in the pole vault last year.

Greta is a member of the Hendricks/Russell-Tyler-Ruthton cooperative gymnastics team. She qualified for state in all four events but her aching knee limited her to the beam and bars Saturday. Skin-colored tape was wrapped around her knee. She didn’t finish among the medalists (top six) in either event but she wore a big smile afterwards.

“I love the state gymnastics meet. It’s the greatest,” she said. “I love the Gophers, too, so it’s fun to have it here.”

Her best finish in the all-around competition was 19th in 2015. She placed 18th on the vault that year and was in the top 25 in bars and floor exercise. Her sister Sophie, a ninth-grader, is also a member of the gymnastics and basketball teams, as are ninth-grader Cora Hofer and eighth-grader Kaylee Johnson.

Taking part in two sports simultaneously is not rare at small schools, where there often aren’t enough athletes otherwise (the ninth-through-12th-grade enrollment at Hendricks is only 16 students and the school does not field football, baseball or boys basketball teams). But it does mean managing time well. Greta and Sophie have a small edge in that area, because the gymnastics team’s training facility is very close to home.

The Johnsons live on a farm. The gymnastics center is located inside a shed on their property, which they lovingly call “the Barn.” Sherri Johnson – mother of Greta, Sophie and younger sister Sadie – coaches the gymnastics team, and she and her husband Gary built the shed to serve two purposes: farm storage and gymnastics.

Until the Barn went up when Greta was in seventh grade, the girls had to be driven 40 minutes to Brookings, South Dakota, in order to work out. Now it’s a very short walk.

“We have all the basic gymnastics equipment and we practice out there,” Greta said.

From the Barn to the Pavilion, Greta has become a fixture at the state meet, this year teaming with qualifiers from Worthington, Jackson County Central, Martin County Area and Redwood Valley to represent Section 3.

Greta knows how to manage her time. Most school days are followed by basketball practice until 5 p.m. or so, followed by gymnastics workouts until about 7:30.

“Then I just have to work hard during school so I get all my homework done,” she said.

With the basketball and gymnastics seasons now complete, she can kick back for a bit until track practice begins on March 13.

She might have been a six-sport athlete if not for one thing: “I’m not a very good golfer.”

BY THE NUMBERS
*Schools/teams John has seen/visited: 475
*Miles John has driven in the Toyota Camry in 2016-17: 8,557
*Follow John on Twitter: @MSHSLjohn





More of John's Journal

Coaching: A Path With Heart
Why do I coach? The legendary football coach Vince Lombardi was famous for his belief in teaching fundamentals of the game. On the first day of training camp with a football in hand, Coach walked to the front of the room, took several seconds to look over his team in silence, held out the ball in front of him and said, "Gentlemen, this is a football." Coach Lombardi made this statement to remind his team that for them to be successful they must start with fundamentals. The same holds true as we begin to intentionally develop the inner lives of our student-athletes through their sports experience.

The fundamentals begin with you and your transformational purpose of WHY you coach. To understand this question, you must take time, slow down and reflect on what really keeps you showing up to the students participating on your team and conversely, what might be getting in your way? How much time do you take to reflect on what is truly important? How are you molding the students you coach? Are you only concerned with them becoming better athletes or are you being intentional about growing them into better people? In the book A Path With Heart, author Jack Kornfield states, "We have become so busy with our daily affairs and thoughts that we have forgotten this essential art of taking time to converse with our heart. When we ask it about our current path, we must look at the values we have chosen to live by. Where do we put our time, our strength, our creativity, our love? We must look at our life without sentimentality, exaggeration, or idealism. Does what we are choosing reflect what we most deeply value?"

Reflecting on your highest held values and developing a clear Transformational Coaching Purpose will assist you in focusing first on the students you are entrusted with to grow and develop as human beings. But writing it alone does not make it a reality. You must be fully committed to it and personally own it. Your PURPOSE should be one sentence, short, succinct, easy to memorize and self-explanatory.

"I coach to help boys and girls become men and women of empathy and integrity who will lead, be responsible and change the world for good."
–Joe Ehrmann's Transformational Purpose

After reflection and writing your Transformational Purpose, take time to reflect on why it is important to you personally. Share with staff, students and parents your deeply held values and how your life led you to this PURPOSE. It takes courage to share yourself and be "real," but it is the key to transformational coaching and mentoring students. They want to know who you are. Give students an opportunity to ask questions or share comments to help understand you and your purpose. Purpose is why something exists; it's the reason you coach and determines the lifelong impact you will or won't make on every student's life.

It takes courage and commitment to share your values and explain why they are important to you, and to your team. Ask your students to comment, ask questions and discuss your values. It is important for them to understand each value, their importance to you and the value-based expectations you have for your students to enact these values on and off the field or court.

In the current win-at-all-costs sports culture, we too often forget our WHY and the way we are showing up to our students. Kornfield states, "If you have the privilege of being with a person who is aware at the time of his or her death, you find the questions such a person asks are very simple. 'Did I love well?' 'Did I live fully?' 'Did I learn to let go?' The reality is when you get to the end of your life and look back, you won't be concerned with how many state championships or games you won, but you will be concerned with the depth of your relationships and how you impacted the young people you had the privilege to coach. Love them well—the students you coach are in desperate need of love, acceptance and belonging. Live life fully—they need you to show them how to be real, authentic and joyful. Let go—of old coaching paradigms to help them live, play and grow without negativity and judgment. Take time to search your heart and reflect on these questions— 'Did I love well?' 'Did I live fully?' 'Did I learn to let go?' and you will coach with heart which will positively impact both you and your students for a lifetime.
      

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John Millea
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19h ago
A well-deserved recipient. Read about Emily in John's Journal. mshsl.org/mshsl/johnsjou

John Millea
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20h ago
In Cleveland, Minn., pop. 715, dynamic band director builds powerhouse.Great story by @StribGuystartribune.com/in-cleveland-m

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
2d ago
Sounds good but I never have time to leave the building. I am always open to the kindness of strangers, though...

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
2d ago
Epic cheese fail. Nice big hot jumbo pretzel, one cup cheese, one cup spicy mustard.

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
2d ago
The world-famous Pretzel-to-Cheese Ratio Challenge, Restaurant Edition. They call this the "spare tire."

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
2d ago
Looks like he's OK.

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
2d ago
Has anybody checked on Bill Pullman?

MSHSL 2d ago
Here's the cover of the souvenir program for the 2017 MSHSL state wrestling tournament, which will be held Thursday through Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
2d ago
Here's the cover of the souvenir program for the 2017 state wrestling tournament, Thursday through Saturday @XcelEnergyCtr

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
2d ago
The cover of the souvenir program for the 2017 boys state swimming and diving championships.

MSHSL 2d ago
The MSHSL boys state swimming and diving championships will be held Thursday through Saturday at the University of Minnesota Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. Click the links to see the heat and lane assignments.Class 1A http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/upload/MSHSL223631MeetProgA.htmClass 2A
http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/upload/MSHSL224007MeetProgAA.htm

John Millea
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2d ago
Heat/lane assignments for boys state swim/dive championships.Class 1A mshsl.org/mshsl/upload/MClass 2A
mshsl.org/mshsl/upload/M

MSHSL 3d ago
Top three finishers in MSHSL Class 2A state gymnastics championships individual event and all-around competition.All-around
1 Chaney Neu, 8, Champlin Park
2 Megan Haug, 12, Edina
3 Anna Altermatt, 9, Lakeville NorthVault
1 Chaney Neu, 8, Champlin Park
2 Megan Haug, 12, Edina
3 Andrea Gessner, 12, CentennialBars
1 Olivia Rosenow, 12, Roseville
2 Rachel Steiner, 9, Lakeville North
3 Sophie Redding, 11, Henry SibleyBeam
1 Megan Haug, 12, Edina
2 Chaney Neu, 8, Champlin Park
3 Hannah Tuomela, 11, AnokaFloor
1 Chaney Neu, 8, Champlin Park
2 Rachel Steiner, 9, Lakeville North
3 Josie Schlie, 11, RosemountClick the link to see complete results...

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
3d ago
Complete results from Class 2A state gymnastics event/all-around competition:mshsl.org/mshsl/upload/M

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
3d ago
Class 2A state gymnastics/All-around1 Chaney Neu, 8, Champlin Park
2 Megan Haug, 12, Edina
3 Anna Altermatt, 9, Lakeville North

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
3d ago
Class 2A state gymnastics/Bars1 Olivia Rosenow, 12, Roseville
2 Rachel Steiner, 9, Lakeville North
3 Sophie Redding, 11, Henry Sibley

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
3d ago
Class 2A state gymnastics/Floor1 Chaney Neu, 8, Champlin Park
2 Rachel Steiner, 9, Lakeville North
3 Josie Schlie, 11, Rosemount

John Millea
@MSHSLjohn
3d ago
Class 2A state gymnastics/Beam1 Megan Haug, 12, Edina
2 Chaney Neu, 8, Champlin Park
3 Hannah Tuomela, 11, Anoka



 


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