|State Robotics Tournament
The State Robotics Tournament is scheduled for May 19 at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Here is a look at the tournament:
|8:15 a.m.||Opening Ceremonies|
|8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Qualification Rounds|
|12:30 – 1:30 p.m.||Lunch Break|
|1:30 – 3:30 p.m.||Qualification Rounds|
|3:30 – 3:45 p.m.||Alliance Selection |
|5:15 p.m. (approx.)||Awards|
Admission: Free. Closed-toed shoes must be worn in the pit areas.
Results: Posted on the League's website at www.mshsl.org.
Social media: Follow the tournament on the League's Facebook page and on Twitter at @MSHSL and @MSHSLJohn.
Media note: Media photographers are welcome.
The qualified teams represent the top 36 Minnesota teams from various FIRST® regional competitions. Here is an alphabetized list of this year's teams, preceded by each team's FIRST®-designated number: 3750 Badger; 4607 Becker; 2181 Blaine; 3630 Breck School, Golden Valley; 4174 Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart; 3184 Burnsville; 5914 Caledonia; 2225 Champlin Park; 5278 Cristo Rey Jesuit, Minneapolis; 2512 Duluth East; 3130 East Ridge, Woodbury; 2220 Eagan; 2502 Eden Prairie; 6175 Eden Valley-Watkins; 1816 Edina; 2987 Farmington; 4539 Frazee-Vergas; 2227 Fridley; 2491 Great River School/Avalon School; 5172 Greenbush-Middle River; 3100 Henry Sibley, Mendota Heights; 2052 Irondale, New Brighton; 6628 Kerkhoven-Murdock Sunburg; 2977 La Crescent-Hokah; 5638 Lac qui Parle Valley, Madison; 4623 Little Falls; 2175 Math & Science Academy, Woodbury; 3926 Mounds Park Academy, St. Paul; 3276 New London-Spicer; 2501 North, North St. Paul; 3038 North Branch/Chisago Lakes; 2169 Prior Lake; 2846 Roseville Area; 3244 St. Cloud Schools; 2177 Visitation, Mendota Heights; 2883 Warroad.
FIRST® POWER UPSM is the name of the game that robotics teams throughout the country played this year. Each three-team alliance has three ways to help defeat the boss: owning the scale or their switch, playing power-ups, or climbing the scale tower. Robots operate independently from preprogrammed instructions for the first 15 seconds in an autonomous period. Alliances can score points by reaching their own autonomous line or gaining ownership of their scale or switch. In the second (teleoperated) period, operators take control and score points by gaining ownership of the scale or their switch, delivering power cubes to the alliance's vault, parking on a scale platform, or climbing the scale. The teleoperated period is two minutes and 15 seconds.
The top four teams will be selected on qualification ranking and sort order through the qualification rounds. Those same four teams will select alliance partners for the finals. Playoff rounds consist of semifinals and finals. Play will be 2 out of 3 with a minimum of five minutes between rounds.
All three of the teams from last year's winning alliance return in search of more gold. East Ridge is looking for its third championship and Warroad is looking for its second. Duluth East is also in the hunt for its third title. The Errors of East Ridge and Daredevils of Duluth East were both on the winning alliance in 2015.
Seven seniors from both Warroad and East Ridge participated in the 2017 state tournament. Duluth East has six seniors with previous tournament experience.
All three teams from the runner-up alliance also return this year. They are: Edina, Greenbush-Middle River, and Prior Lake. Greenbush-Middle River earned a title in 2016 and Prior Lake/Savage won in 2012.
Edina and Irondale lead all qualifying teams in state tournament appearances. They are each making their seventh appearance and have qualified for every state tournament since its inception in 2012.
Ten teams are making their debut appearances this year: Badger, Caledonia, Cristo Rey Jesuit, Great River School/Avalon School, Henry Sibley, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Little Falls, North Branch/Chisago Lakes, Roseville Area, and St. Cloud Schools.
2017 STATE TOURNAMENT RECAP
The alliance of 3130-East Ridge, 2883-Warroad, and 2512-Duluth East claimed top honors in 2017. It was the second title for East Ridge and Duluth East and the first for Warroad. 5172-Greenbush-Middle River, 1816-Edina, and 2169-Prior Lake formed the second-place alliance.
FIRST® STEAMWORKSSM was the name of last year's game. In the competition, alliances scored points by collecting and delivering gears to their airships, scoring fuel in the boilers, climbing the ropes on their airship to prepare for flight, populating gear trains to start rotors, and defending against other alliances.
|St. Paul Johnson completes "Triple Crown" with two more titles
Setting lofty season goals doesn’t intimidate the St. Paul Johnson girls’ badminton program. After all, the East Side school certainly has a tradition of success on its side to give it confidence in setting the bar of expectations so high.
But when the 2018 season started, Johnson coach Mark Fischbach wanted to take another step in the program’s dominance. Looking at the 84 participants that had assembled on opening day, he challenged them with words that not many programs can utter.
“Let’s go get that Triple Crown,” he told his team. “We’ve got the right pieces in place. Let’s make the season amazing.”
St. Paul Johnson ended the four-day state tournament at Burnsville High School on Thursday, May 17 by doing just that, making a season-long goal a reality when the Governors captured the individual singles championship and the doubles championship. The first piece of the trifecta came two days earlier when the Governors won their state-record ninth state championship and fourth in a row.
“How many ways can you say amazing?” Fischbach said amid a team celebration. “This journey has been incredible.”
Johnson senior Nou Chee Yang completed a senior season of dominance with a 21-15, 21-13 victory over St. Paul Harding senior Jumy Miko. In the doubles championship match, Johnson’s top duo of Nou Gee Xiong and Josapheena Thao recorded a 21-12, 21-15 victory over St. Paul Harding’s Ratsamee Thaosaengsiri and Xee Vue.
It is just the second time since the badminton state tournament began in 1999 that a program has had a sweep of the team, singles and doubles championships. The other season was 2013 when, you guessed it, Johnson accomplished the feat.
“What an incredible feeling to accomplish all of this,” said Nou Chee Yang, who ranks No. 9 academically in her class. “I will never forget this team or my experience of playing this sport.”
Nou Chee Yang (31-1), who won a state doubles champion in the 2017 tournament, plans to attend Hamline University next year, but is uncertain of her competitive badminton career.
“Maybe I will start a club team when I am there,” she said.
“Nou Chee Yang is the perfect example of what the Johnson badminton program is all about,” Fischbach said. “Our motto is to play every point like it will decide a match. She played that way, and others did, too. What a great, great group this has been.”
Nou Gee Xiong and Joshapheena Thao wrapped up their doubles championship a handful of minutes before the singles title match ended.
“It feels so awesome,” Nou Gee Xiong said. “Finally, the pressure is off. We won.”
||Transfer Eligibility Review
General Information for Students and Parents
|The MSHSL understands that varsity eligibility is important to you. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding transfer eligibility. The information contained herein is not a bylaw or policy and is intended only to provide an overview of the transfer eligibility process. For the most current version of Bylaw 111 and MSHSL policies, please visit www.mshsl.org. Before transferring schools, please review the following so that you will understand the transfer’s impact on your varsity eligibility.|
|1.||What is a transfer?|
|A transfer student is a student who discontinues enrollment and attendance in any high school, public or non-public, and enrolls in any other high school in Minnesota, or outside of Minnesota. Essentially, a transfer occurs anytime a student’s school of record changes. A transfer is considered complete when the student attends class or participates with an athletic program at the new school. This includes home schools, charter schools, and online schools.|
|2.||If I transfer to a new high school, will I be eligible for varsity competition?|
|If you transfer to a new high school, you will be eligible for varsity athletic competition if:
|1.||You are enrolling in 9th grade for the first time;|
|2.||Your entire family moves to a new residence in a different attendance area;|
|3.||Your residence is changed pursuant to a court order;|
|4.||Your parents are divorced and you move from one parent to another.|
(This option may be used just one time after you enroll in 9th grade); or
|5.||You and your family have moved to Minnesota from another state or country.|
|If none of the above apply, you will be ineligible (for one calendar year from the date of the transfer) from participating in interscholastic varsity athletic competition. You will, however, be eligible to participate in varsity tryouts, practices, scrimmages, jamborees, etc., and non-varsity (JV, B-squad, etc.) competitions. You will not be eligible for varsity competition.|
|3.||What happens if none of the five provisions above apply and I am determined ineligible?|
|If none of the five provisions set forth above apply and you are determined ineligible, you can request that the MSHSL review the determination of ineligibility. There are seven circumstances with which you can request a review:
|1.||You are transferred to a new high school within the same school district;|
|2.||A change in family circumstances such as adoption, abandonment, or death of a parent.|
|3.||A substantial negative change in your family’s economic status. For example, if one or both parent(s) loses their job or other means of income.|
|4.||School student Bullying or Harassment as identified in Minnesota State Statutes 121A.03 and 121A.031.|
|5.||Administrative error. For example, the receiving school misapplied MSHSL bylaws or policies.|
|6.||You have completed a licensed program for chemical dependency or mental illness (provided all other eligibility rules are followed) and the receiving school will better serve the student’s needs.|
|The principals and activities directors from both the sending and receiving school agree that varsity competition eligibility should be considered.|
|4.||How do I request a Transfer Eligibility Review?|
|When you enrolled at your new school [receiving school] and indicated an interest in participating in athletics, the school compiled information and submitted a student transfer report to the MSHSL. The transfer report contains general information on your previous school(s) and the reason for your transfer. Based on this information, the receiving school makes aninitial eligibility determination. That determination is sent to the MSHSL for review to ensure compliance with MSHSL bylaws and policies.|
If you are determined ineligible, you can request further review by the MSHSL. Visit with the athletic director at the Receiving School and request a Transfer Eligibility Review. The athletic director will submit the request and supporting documentation to the League for review.
All denied Transfer Eligibility Review requests for varsity competition eligibility will be reviewed by the MSHSL Board of Directors Eligibility Committee for further review or referral to an Independent Reviewer. Ultimately, the final decisions on eligibility will be made by the MSHSL Board of Directors.
|5.||What types of information and documentation should I provide in support of my request for a Transfer Eligibility Review?|
|You should provide a written explanation and documentation supporting your request for review. This is your opportunity to support your request for eligibility so please submit whatever relevant documentation/information you have. Below are common types of documentation the MSHSL looks for under each of the seven review options:
|1. ||Internal district policies (for transfers in districts with multiple high schools)|
|The district policy or policies that precipitated the transfer|
|Correspondence from the school district describing the circumstances of the transfer|
|2. ||Adoption, abandonment, or death of a parent|
|Adoption Decree, death certifi cate, CHIPS order|
|3. ||Substantial negative change in the economic status
|The MSHSL typically considers three years of tax returns showing a negative change in the Adjusted Gross Income.
|You are encouraged to submit any other documentation showing a negative change in economic status. For example, employer notification indicating the recent loss of income or loss of employment, disability determinations from a medical professional or government agency that indicate a reduction in the ability to be employed.|
|NOTE: Discretionary spending decisions will generally not be considered to be a negative change in economic status.|
|4. ||School Bullying/Harassment|
|Documentation that a complaint was made under the district policy prior to the transfer|
|A report from the sending school that it has investigated and determined a case of bullying or harassment pursuant to Minnesota Statute 121A.03 and 121A.031.|
|Any other documentation of bullying or harassment at the sending school|
|5. ||Administrative Error|
|Documentation from a school administrator explaining the error or errors made in the initial eligibility determination.|
|6. ||Completion of a licensed program for treatment of alcohol or substance abuse, mental illness or emotional disturbance provided all other eligibility rules are followed.|
|Documentation from the director of the treatment facility/provider showing completion of a licensed program by the student|
|Documentation to show the receiving school provides specific aftercare for the student.|
|7. ||School Administrators request for review|
|The administrators from both schools agree varsity competition eligibility should be considered for the student. This Transfer Eligibility Review provision is applicable only for students who transfer from one MSHSL member school to another MSHSL member school.|
|The written request from the administrators at both the receiving school and sending school should include all documents they believe support eligibility.|
|This provision requires certifi cation from both schools confirming no recruitment or inappropriate contact has occured.|
|After 62 Years, Edina's Art Downey Is Ready For Retirement
|Posted by John Millea(firstname.lastname@example.org)- Updated 5/18/2018 5:17:18 PM
|One of the great gentlemen of high school activities, Edina boys swim coach Art Downey, has announced that he has retired after coaching there for 62 years. Yes, that is correct: 62 years. Art is the only head coach in Edina boys swimming history and his teams won 10 state titles. I wrote a profile of Art during the 2015-16 season, and it is re-posted here. Congratulations to Mr. Downey!
In the 1940s, a little squirt of a kid growing up in St. Paul developed a reputation as a pretty good swimmer. The boy did most of his swimming in lakes, and he could really move in the water. He wasn’t the most talented kid in St. Paul, but he wasn’t lacking in athletic skills. The kid’s life centered around sports and he played whatever sport was in season.
When he got to high school at St. Paul Central, some of his buddies suggested he go out for the swim team. And so he did.
That’s where the story begins. Where will it end? That’s a question for the ages, because that little kid who could really move in the water in the 1940s is still really moving as 2015 turns the corner into 2016. His name is Art Downey and he is in his 60th season as the only boys head swimming and diving coach Edina High School has ever had.
It’s quite a story.
“Everybody my age has been doing something for 60 years,” Downey said. “I’ve just happened to do it all in one spot.”
That’s true. In that one spot, his teams have won conference and state championships, and he has coached dozens of individual and relay state champions as well as more than 30 All-America swimmers. But 60 years? How is that even possible?
Downey doesn’t talk about his age, but Edina assistant coach Scott Johnson said it’s not much of mathematical challenge to figure it out. The Edina job was Art’s first position after college and two years in the Army, so …
“He’s been here since 1956, he’s been coaching for 60 years, so you can kind of estimate his age,” said Johnson, who is only the third assistant Downey has had in those six decades.
“Art’s a classic,” Johnson said. “Everybody in the swimming world knows Art. He’s in just about every Hall of Fame imaginable, he’s won just about every award imaginable in our state and at the national level.”
Downey was inducted into the Minnesota Swimming Hall of Fame in 1991, the Edina High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999, the MSHSL Hall of Fame in 2000, the University of Minnesota Aquatics Hall of Fame in 2006 and the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2011.
For some perspective on his longevity, consider some other coaching giants in Minnesota high school sports: Bob McDonald coached boys basketball in Chisholm for 59 years before retiring in 2014. Ron Stolski continues to coach football in Brainerd; next season will be his 55th. Also in Brainerd, Lowell Scearcy has coached baseball for 46 years.
Downey earned his first varsity letter as a swimmer at the University of Minnesota in 1953. While in college he pondered what to do with his life. His love of sports made the decision to go into teaching and coaching pretty simple.
After graduating from college, Downey spent two years in the military as the Korean War was winding down. He never left U.S. soil and even spent one summer playing baseball in the Army. He was hired at Edina in the 1956-57 school year to teach physical education and start a boys swimming team.
He retired from teaching in 1990 – that was a quarter of a century ago – and never gave a thought to retiring from coaching. He’s not in it for success, unless you count the success of helping young men grow.
Ask Downey about his career highlights, and it’s pretty clear that he simply doesn’t think along those lines.
“That would be tough,” he said. “My favorite team is always the one I’m coaching. That’s always true. The best part of my job is being with those kids every day. It’s the highlight of my day to spend a couple hours with them.
“I like to think accomplishments were never why I was in it. It was an opportunity to be a positive influence. That’s why I do it. People don’t usually think about it, but when two teams have a contest, three things can happen: one of the two teams can win or there’s a tie. I try to contribute to kids’ lives in either case.”
Before the Hornets’ season began with a Lake Conference meet at Edina last week, Downey took the microphone to address the crowd and the swimmers. He paid tribute to Elmer Luke, who began coaching the swim team at Hopkins the same year Downey began his career at Edina. Luke had died a few days earlier; Downey recounted some of Elmer’s accomplishments (“He was a true pioneer and a very good friend to many of us”) and asked the crowd to take part in a moment of silence.
The swim meet then began with the public-address announcer saying: “Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the Art Downey Aquatic Center.”
Yes, the Edina pool is named after the coach. The facility was christened when it opened in 2006.
“That’s a terrific honor, that’s for sure,” Downey said. “I feel humbled by it.”
Edina activities director Troy Stein knows about long-serving coaches. Stein played high school basketball at Rocori under Bob Brink, who was inducted into the MSHSL Hall of Fame this year. Brink coached for 50 years, the last 42 at Rocori before retiring in 2012.
“One thing that’s impressed me is Art is truly a guy who is constantly wanting to learn more about the sport, learn more about coaching, learn more about kids, learn more about what’s the best way to do things,” Stein said. “He is open to new technologies and it’s so impressive to get to know him and his passion to learn and grow.
“When we have our head coaches meetings, it’s fun to tap Art whenever we can to listen to his perspective on things that have happened in the past or things he’s seen. When Art speaks, coaches listen, because he has great, valuable insight to share.”
Downey remains busy with coaching, participating in coaching clinics and conventions, and assisting the swimming world however he can.
His first wife, Joanne, died 11 years ago. He remarried seven years ago, and he and his wife Carol have a flock of grandchildren. “They’re both wonderful ladies,” he said. “I’ve been very blessed in many, many ways.”
Downey’s four children all live in the metro area, and the grandkids enjoy hanging out at “Grandpa’s pool.”
Little has changed for Downey over these 60 years. When he was hired in 1956 he wore black eyeglasses and he still wears them today. He wears a polo shirt, shorts, white socks and white shoes at the pool, carrying a stopwatch and clipboard.
Downey indeed seems timeless. But he can tell that time marches on because his former swimmers and students are aging even if he isn’t. Members of his early teams are in their 70s now, and many of them went on to care for their coach as doctors, eye doctors, pharmacists, etc.
And what do you know? Some of them have retired.
“I’m starting to lose these people because of retirement,” Art said with a chuckle. “Doctors, eye doctors, you name it, they’re all because I either coached them or had them in class. It’s kind of a bummer when they retire. I think, ‘You can’t do this to me. What’s wrong with you?’ ”
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|State Adapted Bowling Tournament Recap
A dozen state championships were awarded on Friday, May 18 when the Minnesota State High School League’s Adapted Bowling State Tournament was held at Bowlero in Brooklyn Park.
Hopkins (CI Division), North St. Paul (PI Division) and Alexandria (ASD Division) all captured team championships. Ten individual championships were won as well, including two by Simley junior Emily Rettinger, who earned a state title in the girls’ singles of the PI Division and then teamed with Brianna Richter, a freshman, to win the girls doubles title in the PI Division.
Here is a look at the tournament:
Crystal Krohnfeldt, a junior from Alexandria Area, won the gold medal in the CI Singles Division with a two-game score of 457. That was 19 pins better than St. Michael-Albertville sophomore Brieanna Brennan, who was runner-up with a score of 438. Mahtomedi freshman Phoebe Taylor was third with 422. Krohnfeldt finished sixth in this division during the 2017 state tournament.
Rounding out the top 10-medal winners: St. Paul Harding junior Trinity Smith (420), Anoka-Hennepin freshman Emma Fisher (419), Cambridge-Isanti junior Desi Miller (410), St. Michael-Albertville junior Mia Camp (404), a tie for eighth between Mahtomedi seventh-grader Caroline Smith and Simley eighth-grader Jennifer Alatriste, both with 403. Anoka-Hennepin teammates Samantha Buxengard, a junior, and Alby Zmuda, another junior, tied for 10th at 402.
In the PI Singles Division, Simley junior Emily Rettinger won the first of her two gold medals in the tournament with a convincing victory. She rolled a two-game score of 475 to win by 17 pins over teammate Brianna Richter, a freshman, who had a 458. St. Paul Central freshman Emma Fuller was third two pins behind, at 455.
The rest of the top 10: St. Peter sophomore Emma Soderlund was fourth at 451, and she was followed by St. Paul Humboldt senior Ana Younker Zimmerman (444), North St. Paul senior Maryann Mbugua (433), Princeton freshman Ella Nehis (426), Anoka-Hennepin freshman Kerry Applegate (414), and St. Michael-Albertville senior Grace Bromley (411). Alexandria Area senior Lily Hjelle and St. Peter senior Kiersten Stierlen tied for tenth with scores of 410.
In the ASD Singles Division, Anoka-Hennepin sophomore Hanna Naffziger won the gold medal with a two-game score of 423. That was five pins better than Albany seventh-grader Tristyn Gienger, who was runner-up at 418. Victoria Greenway, a Princeton eighth-grader, was third with a 414.
The remaining medalists in the Top 10: Spring Lark Park freshman Libby Chlebeck was fourth at 411, followed by Monticello junior Ciara Aydt (410), Princeton junior Alexis Baxter (409), Monticello sophomore Darla Aleckson (406), a tie for eighth between East Grand Forks senior Katie Baumer and Princeton senior Caitlin Shultz (404), and then Alexandria Area sophomore Mercedes Nelson at 398.
In the CI Singles Division, Princeton seventh-grader Dylan Glammeier out-dueled St. Michael-Albertville sophomore Derek Vetsch to win the gold medal by two pins. Glammeier had a two-game score of 470 and Vetsch was at 468. St. Paul Johnson sophomore Marcus Flockencier was third with a score of 463.
Rounding out the medal winners were Anoka-Hennepin senior Nathan Spano (459), Hopkins junior Cole Knoploh (456), Moorhead freshman Nicolas Knight (448), St. Paul Como Park sophomore Heh Ku Htoon (444), Detroit Lakes sophomore Nick Schouviller (442), Moorhead freshman William Deschene (437) and Cambridge-Isanti junior Reed Olson (433).
In the PI Singles Division, Simley sophomore Dallas Filek captured the blue-ribboned gold medal with a score of 491. That was 22 pins more than St. Paul Como Park senior Two Thousand, who was runner-up at 469. Simley sophomore Thomas Juneau was third at 459.
Rounding out the medal winners were St. Peter sophomore Evan Borgmeier (449), Austin freshman Elvin Guido Gonzalez (447), Moorhead seventh-grader Mitchell Cragg (431), Alexandria Area junior Matt Senstad (425), Wayzata/Minnetonka junior Casey Steffen (419), Anoka-Hennepin junior Micah Simbek (411) and Austin senior Christopher Guido Gonzalez (409).
In the ASD Division, St. Paul Highland Park senior Titus Natala captured the championship with a two-game score of 460, six pins more than Princeton junior Ryan Hoeft, who was runner-up at 454. Anoka-Hennepin eighth-grader Owen McKinney was third with a score of 444.
Here are the remainder of the medal winners: St. Paul Highland Park junior Fwjchim Vang (437), St. Paul Highland Park sophomore Bao Nguyen (425), Anoka-Hennepin Gavin Sagafoos (423), Monticello freshman Trenton Job (421), St. Paul Highland Park sophomore Robert O’Leary (420), Goodhue County freshman Ethan Fox (419), and a tie for tenth between Anoka-Hennepin eighth-grader Scotty Rike and Austin William Somchay, both with scores of 415.
It was a battle between St. Paul City Conference teams in the CI Doubles Division. This time, it was Harding juniors Trinity Smith and Cortney Bryant combinining for a six-pin victory and an 881 total. Como Park senior Sar Lay Htoo and sophomore Heh Ku Htoo were the runner-up duo with score of 875. Mankato East’s Anthony Jefferson, a sophomore, and junior Mason Schultz rolled an 844 for third place. The other medal-winning duo was Anoka-Hennepin freshman Emma Fisher and Lena Worlman, who were fourth with 842.
In the PI Doubles event, Richter and Rettinger recorded a 10-pin victory over teammates Dallas Filek and Thomas Juneau, both sophomores. Anoka-Hennepin seniors Nathan Binstock and Trevor Prenosil were third with 896 while Wayzata/Minnetonka juniors Casey Steffen and Connor Nordvall were fourth at 876.
In the ASD Division of the Doubles tournament, St. Paul Highland Park’s Hagop Mekaterian, a seventh-grader, and sophomore Bao Nguyen cruised to a victory with a score of 927. North Branch eighth-graders Matthew Fox and Aiden Black were runner-up at 889.
Also receiving medals were Anoka-Hennepin’s Scotty Rike, an eighth-grader, and freshman Brayden Peterson at 884. St. Paul Highland Park’s Robert O’Leary, a sophomore, and senior Titus Natala, were fourth at 850.
Hopkins grabbed the first two team spots in the CI Division. The Royals squad of freshman Sam Roles, junior Holden Frasee, junior Cole Knoploh and eighth-grader Charles Strozinsky rolled a combined score of 1,788 to capture the team crown. Their teammates of sophomore Mason Paul, eighth-graders Sam Broyles and Mark Cleveland, and freshman Javier Murray were runner-up with 1,729. North St. Paul was third at 1,692.
North St. Paul did capture the team championship in the PI Division, however. The Polars compiled a score of 1,625 en route to a 67-pin victory over runner-up Alexandria. Leading the Polars were sophomores Max LeMay, Andrew Peabody, Christian Sellie, and junior Debie Morales-Campos. Alexandria was second with 1,558 and Albany was third at 1,532.
Alexandria Area won the team title in the ASD Division with a score of 1,685 to narrowly defeat Mankato West, who was just four pins back. Leading the Cardinals was senior Brendan Fuoss, junior Ty Burg, seventh-grader Joe Mello and sophomore Marcus Decker. Wayzata/Minnetonka finished third in the team chase with a score of 1,616.