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Section 3 final is Friday afternoon The South Suburban Conference is assured of having at least one team in the state Class 3A softball tournament after conference co-champions Eastview and Rosemount reached the Section 3 final. Eastview defeated Rosemount 4-1 in the winners’ bracket final Wednesd...Read More
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Apple Valley has flying start in Section 3 playoffs Cole Johnson’s assignment for Monday? Nothing much, really. Just find a way to keep Apple Valley in the game against one of the state’s toughest pitchers. Johnson did more than just keep the Eagles afloat. He was the winning pitcher as eighth-s...Read More
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Riley Johnson throws shutout for Lightning You’re protecting a three-run lead in the sixth inning but the other team has loaded the bases with one out. Time to go to the bullpen, right? Not for Eastview. The Lightning let it ride with starting pitcher Riley Johnson, and he rewarded that faith by s...Read More
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Burnsville moves ahead in section baseball playoffs When it comes to last-gasp comebacks, nothing is ever going to top the 2011 state Class 3A baseball championship game for Burnsville coach Mick Scholl. That, of course, was the day the Blaze scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Mapl...Read More
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The top three seeds – Lakeville South, Farmington and Lakeville North – cruised through their first-round games in the Section 1 girls lacrosse tournament Tuesday night. Undefeated (14-0) Lakeville South shut out Rochester John Marshall 16-0 and will face Owatonna or Rochester Century in the sem...Read More
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Local athletes started earning places Tuesday for next week’s state high school track and field meet. Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Eastview and Rosemount sent boys and girls teams to the Section 3AA preliminaries Tuesday at the University of St. Thomas. Finals for the 3,200-meter races and sev...Read More
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Dakota United will try for a second consecutive CI Division adapted sports championship when it plays in the state adapted softball tournament this weekend at Coon Rapids High School. The Hawks, who were second in last year’s state tournament, are 7-3-1 and the fourth seed from the South Division....Read More
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Lakeville South won its fourth consecutive South Suburban Conference girls track and field championship, while Eagan won the boys team title for the first time. The Cougars had three first-place finishes – all by senior Caraline Slattery – as they scored 179 points in the girls competition Tuesd...Read More
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Eastview, Burnsville, Lakeville North earn first-round byes Bloomington Jefferson earned the No. 1 seed for the Class 3A, Section 3 baseball tournament that begins Friday. Jefferson (13-6 overall), which finished third in the Metro West Conference, earned the top seed over South Suburban Conference ...Read More
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Bucchino was two-time All-America player The fact that A.J. Bucchino has not coached a high school team before did not stop Lakeville South High School parents and administrators from believing he was the man to take over the Cougars boys hockey program. Bucchino already is well known in Lakeville h...Read More
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Rochester Century turns back both Lakeville teams Rochester Century swept the singles matches to hold off Lakeville North 4-3 in the Section 3AA boys tennis team championship match Tuesday in Faribault. The Panthers, who finished 13-4, were ranked seventh in Class AA, while Century (17-0) was ranked...Read More
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