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State Girls’ Tennis Tournament
Home Page Photo The State Girls’ Tennis Tournament is scheduled for October 25-28. Here is a look at the tournament:

The schedule:
Class A:
Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis. Team competition will take place on October 25 and 26 followed by the individual tournament on October 27 and 28. Team quarterfinal pairings are: Virginia vs. Roseau (8 a.m.); Rochester Lourdes vs. Minnewaska Area, Glenwood (10 a.m.); St. James vs. The Blake School, Minneapolis (Noon); Holy Family Catholic, Victoria vs. Foley (2 p.m.).
Class AA: Baseline Tennis Center on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Team competition will take place on October 25 and 26 followed by the individual tournament on October 27 and 28. Team quarterfinal pairings are: No. 1 Seed - Edina vs. Delano (8 a.m.); No. 4. Seed - Prior Lake vs. No. 5 Seed – Mahtomedi (10 a.m.); No. 2 Seed – St. Cloud Tech vs. Duluth East (Noon); No. 3 Seed – Eagan vs. Rochester Mayo (2 p.m.).
Tickets: Free admission
Official ball: Wilson (US Open Extra Duty)
Brackets and Results

Class A
– The Blake School returns to defend its 2015 title. If the Bears win, it would be their second consecutive title and their 10th overall. The Blake School was also the top-ranked team in the final coaches’ poll of the season. Six other teams also return from the 2015 tournament: Rochester Lourdes, third; St. James, which includes students from Butterfield-Odin and Mountain Lake Christian, fourth; Virginia, fifth; and Foley, sixth. Minnewaska Area, which was a co-op with Brandon-Evansville last year, and Holy Family Catholic both fell in the consolation semifinals. The Class A team tournament is not seeded.
Class AA – The Edina Hornets return in search of their 20th consecutive team title and their 32nd overall. Edina East also won three consecutive crowns between 1978-1980. Six other teams return from the 2015 field: Prior Lake, runner-up; Mahtomedi, third; Eagan, fourth; St. Cloud Tech, fifth; and Rochester Mayo, sixth. Delano bowed out in the consolation semifinals.
This is the fifth year that the Class AA team tournament has been seeded. The top five seeds this year, in order, are: Edina, St. Cloud Tech, Eagan, Prior Lake and Mahtomedi. St. Cloud Tech was the top team in the final coaches’ poll.

Class A
– Senior Libby Rickeman of The Blake School returns to defend her 2015 singles title. She is also the top-seeded player for a second consecutive year. Ninth-grader Arlina Shen of The Blake School, who claimed runner-up honors last year, is the No. 3 seed this year. Senior Izabella Edin of Staples Motley is seeded No. 2 and sophomore Katie Mulvey of Trinity School at River Ridge of Eagan is No. 4. Cindy Li, a junior from Cotter of Winona, also returns this year. Mulvey and Li finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively, in 2015.
Senior Grace Zumwinkle of Breck School is looking for her third consecutive doubles crown this year. She won with Kendall Kozikowski in 2015 and Lauren Kozikowski in 2015. Zumwinkle and senior Lauren Kozikowski will team up again this year. Two additional teams that finished in the Top 4 in 2015 also return: seniors Kayla McIver and Kylee Funk of Foley, third; and senior Joelle Thorfinnson and ninth-grader Danielle Thorfinnson of Minnewaska Area, fourth.
Class AA – A new singles champion will emerge this year as defending champion, Haley Haakenstad of Chanhassen, graduated last spring. Junior Sophia Reddy of Edina, who placed fourth in 2015, is this year’s top seed. She will face tough competition from No. 2-seeded Isabella Lambert, a junior from Minnetonka. Lambert earned runner-up honors last year. Senior Natalie Lorentz of St. Louis Park and junior Meagan Brown of Elk River are seeded No. 3 and No. 4 this year, respectively. Brown is hoping to improve on last year’s third-place showing. The two finalists in the 2015 consolation bracket also return this year; junior Samantha Nichols of Eagan finished in fifth place and senior Ginger Valentine of Delano followed in sixth.
Senior Taylor Tarrolly and junior Katelyn Tarrolly of St. Cloud Tech are the highest returning duo in the doubles competition. They’re looking to improve on last year’s runner-up showing. Senior Maggie Rierman and junior Grace Rierman of Mahtomedi, who placed third, and senior Mackenzie Schurhamer and ninth-grader Delaney Schurhamer of Woodbury, who placed fourth, also return to this year’s field.

Class A
– The Blake School claimed its ninth state championship in 2015 after defeating Crookston 7-0 in the title match. On their way to the championship, the Bears defeated the 2014 champions from Holy Family Catholic (6-1) and Rochester Lourdes (5-2). The Eagles of Rochester Lourdes bounced back to win third-place honors after posting a 4-3 victory over St. James. Virginia beat Foley 5-2 in the consolation final.
Top-seeded Libby Rickeman of The Blake School defeated teammate Arlina Shen, the No. 2 seed, 6-1, 6-0 to win her first individual crown. The doubles final was a battle between teammates and sisters from Breck School of Golden Valley. When the dust settled, Grace Zumwinkle and Lauren Kozikowski walked away with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Anna Zumwinkle and Kendall Kozikowski. It was the second consecutive doubles title for Grace Zumwinkle; she won with Kendall Kozikowski in 2014.
Class AA – The Edina Hornets started their run to a national-record 19th consecutive team title with a 6-1 quarterfinal victory over St. Cloud Tech. The Hornets moved on, defeating Mahtomedi 5-2 in the semifinals and Prior Lake 5-2 in the championship match. Mahtomedi beat Eagan 4-3 for third-place honors and St. Cloud Tech claimed the consolation hardware with a 5-2 win over Rochester Mayo.
In the singles tournament, top-seeded Hayley Haakenstad of Chanhassen defeated No. 2-seeded Isabella Lambert of Minnetonka 6-2, 6-2 in the title match. Paige McLeod and Taylor McLeod of Benilde-St. Margaret’s of St. Louis Park earned their second consecutive doubles title after notching a 6-3, 7-5 championship win over Taylor Tarrolly and Katelyn Tarrolly of St. Cloud Tech.

News Release
State Soccer Just Around the Corner
Home Page Photo Sixteen of the thirty-two teams have punched their tickets to the State Boys' and Girls' Soccer Tournament. The final 16 will be determined on Thursday October 20th. Qualifying coaches will seed the State Tournament on Saturday, October 22nd and State Quarterfinals will begin Tuesday October 25th.

Quarterfinals will be played at Benilde-St. Margaret's, Chisago Lakes, Farmington, and St. Cloud State beginning Tuesday October 25th and continung thru Thursday October 31st. Semifinals, 3rd Place, and Championship games will all be played at the brand new US Bank Stadium from Monday October 31st, Tuesday November 1st, and Thursday November 3rd.
State Tournament Schedule

Boys' Class A Sections
Section 1A Boys' Soccer
#1  Austin

Score: 1-0

#3  Northfield  
Section 2A Boys' Soccer
#1  Mankato West  

Score: 4-3. O.T

#2  Worthington
Section 3A Boys' Soccer
#4  Academy of Holy Angels

Score: 1-0

#2  St. Thomas Academy  
Section 4A Boys' Soccer
#4  Mahtomedi

Score: 1-0

#2  St. Paul Como Park H.S.  
Section 5A Boys' Soccer
#4  Blake School (The)  

Score: 1-0

#2  Breck School
Section 6A Boys' Soccer
#1  Orono

Score: 3-3 Shoot Out 3-1

#2  Willmar  
Section 7A Boys' Soccer
#1  Chisago Lakes

Score: 2-1 OT

#2  Duluth Denfeld  
Section 8A Boys' Soccer
#No 2  Hillcrest Academy   (15-4-0)

Score: 4-0

#No 1  Bemidji 18-2-0   (17-2-0)  
Boys' Class AA Sections
Section 1AA Boys' Soccer
#4  Owatonna  

Score: 2-1 (O.T.)

#2  Farmington
Section 2AA Boys' Soccer
#1  Edina  

Score: 3-2

#2  Minnetonka
Section 3AA Boys' Soccer
#1  St. Paul Central

Score: 4-0

#2  Burnsville  
Section 4AA Boys' Soccer
#1  Stillwater Area  

Score: 2 - 1

#3  North
Section 5AA Boys' Soccer
#8  Mounds View  

Score: 4 - 3

#7  Spring Lake Park
Section 6AA Boys' Soccer
#1  Wayzata  

Score: 3-0

#2  Minneapolis Washburn
Section 7AA Boys' Soccer
#1  Andover  

Score: 1 - 0 in OT

#2  Blaine
Section 8AA Boys' Soccer
#1  St Cloud Tech   (18-0-0)

Score: 2-1

#2  Moorhead 16-2-0   (15-2-0)  
Girls' Class A Sections
Section 1A Girls' Soccer
#1  Byron

Score: 2-1

#3  Dover-Eyota  
Section 2A Girls' Soccer
#1  Mankato West  

Score: 2-0

#2  Northfield
Section 3A Girls' Soccer
#1  St. Paul Academy and Summit School  

Score: 2-2 SO 6-5

#3  Academy of Holy Angels
Section 4A Girls' Soccer
#4  Hill-Murray School

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#2  Mahtomedi
Section 5A Girls' Soccer
#1  Totino-Grace

Score: 5-1

#2  Benilde-St. Margaret's School  
Section 6A Girls' Soccer
#5  Holy Family Catholic

Score: 1-2

#3  Waconia  
Section 7A Girls' Soccer
#1  Princeton

Score: 2-1 OT

#6  North Branch  
Section 8A Girls' Soccer
#So 1  Sartell   (13-4-2)

Score: 0-0 (3-2 so)

#So 2  St Cloud Apollo 13-3-2   (12-3-2)  
Girls' Class AA Sections
Section 1AA Girls' Soccer
#1  Lakeville North  

Score: 2-0

#2  Lakeville South
Section 2AA Girls' Soccer
#4  Eden Prairie

Score: 2-0

#2  Minnetonka  
Section 3AA Girls' Soccer
#1  Rosemount  

Score: 2-1

#2  Eagan
Section 4AA Girls' Soccer
#1  Stillwater Area

Score: 4 - 0

#2  East Ridge  
Section 5AA Girls' Soccer
#1  Centennial  

Score: 3 - 2 OT

#2  Maple Grove
Section 6AA Girls' Soccer
#1  Wayzata

Score: 3-1

#2  Minneapolis Washburn  
Section 7AA Girls' Soccer
  #1 Andover  

Score: 2 - 1 (2 OT)

#2  Blaine
Section 8AA Girls' Soccer
#1  STMA 15-1-3   (14-1-3)  

Score: 2-0

#3  Rogers   (12-6-1)

Posted by John Millea(jmillea@mshsl.org)- Updated 10/20/2016 11:04:25 PM

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Officially Speaking, These Guys Are Real Veterans
Posted by John Millea(jmillea@mshsl.org)- Updated 10/20/2016 10:58:43 PM

In the autumn of 1974, three young men began an adventure together. Their adventure included whistles, striped shirts and a game they loved: Football.

In the autumn of 2016, Scott Forbes, Bob Lebens and Tom Tucker are wrapping up their adventure. After 42 years, they may be the longest-serving trifecta of football officials in Minnesota history.

All three are well into their 60s. Forbes retired after the 2015 season and Lebens and Tucker will do the same when their postseason duties are finished this fall. The numbers are astounding – 126 seasons between the three (plus they all worked lower-level games for a few years before joining together) -- but here’s one way to put their longevity into perspective: They officiated a game involving a first-year head coach named Mike Grant at Forest Lake in 1981, and they officiated a game for that same Mike Grant at Eden Prairie in 2015.

Tucker got the earliest start of the three, becoming a registered MSHSL official when he was 18 years old and a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

“I wanted to play football but I was too small,” he said. “Somebody said, ‘Why don’t you officiate?’ ” And away he went, working games in the Duluth area for four years before moving to the Twin Cities.

In the early days Forbes, Lebens and Tucker were a three-man officiating crew, which was the norm. Over the years a fourth, and then a fifth, official was added (college and NFL games have seven officials).

They have worked games involving some of the great players in Minnesota high school history, including future NFL players Larry Fitzgerald Jr. of Holy Angels, James Laurinaitis of Wayzata and Darrell Thompson of Rochester John Marshall. Thompson is now the longtime radio analyst for University of Minnesota football games.

“I’ve told Darrell we officiated his games,” Tucker said. “They couldn’t find pads big enough for his thighs an...

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