Breck/Blake (Class A) and Edina (Class AA) both look poised to defend their respective team titles after turning in stellar performances in Friday’s preliminary swim races. Breck/Blake won eight races while the Edina won four.
Wrestling is now a girls sport, with female coaches. The next logical step is seeing female wrestling officials. That may not be far off, based on the experiences of the only two women certified as wrestling officials by the MSHSL.
Chisago Lakes senior Jimmy Nord (Class A) and Rosemount senior Lucas Gerten (Class AA) sit atop the standings after the diving preliminaries. Gerten is defending his title while Nord is in the hunt for his first championship.
Longtime defending team champions will look to add to their rich tradition of success when the Minnesota State High School League’s Boys Swimming and Diving State Meet this week. Breck/Blake returns as the six-time defending champion in Class A while Edina is looking for its fifth consecutive crown in Class AA.
Ryan Bergeron is an award-winning sports journalist that covers Greenbush-Middle River High School for Page 1 Publications. He is the League's recipient of the Outstanding Media Service Award in the Print Division.
Barry Wortel of KTOE Radio in Mankato calls about 75 high school games during the school year for listeners in the Minnesota River Valley. He is the recipient of the League's Outstanding Media Service Award in the Electronic Division.