Maple Grove Gymnastics
The Crimson lost to Champlin Park 131.050-129.825 in a regular season meet Jan .31.
Top finishers for Maple Grove are:
Vault: 2. Rachel Bailey 8.775, 3. Hannah Kreye 8.55, 6. Krista Brumm 8.35
Bars: 2. Alex Ducosin, Bailey 8.025, 4. Lexi Anundson 7.675, 5. Kate Aase 7.65
Beam: 2. Aase 8.3, 4. Ducosin 7.9, 6. Ashley Song 7.55
Floor: 4. Bailey 8.45, 6. Alex Kara 8.3, 7. Ruth Nygard 8.25
All Around: 2. Bailey 32.45, 5. Alex Ducosin 31.5
Maple Grove competes at the section meet this Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Osseo Boys’ Swim And Dive
The Orioles won their last home meet against Blaine 101 to 84 Friday, Feb. 1 and remained undefeated at home this season.
Osseo took first place in the 200 Medley Relay (J. Nelson, C. Christianson, J. Rear, N. Vander Ploeg), 200 Free Relay (Isaac Lessard, B. Rasmussen, J. Nelson, T. van Laarhoven), and 400 Free Relay (N. Vander Ploeg, J. Rear, Jerald Joseph, J. Nelson).
Other top placers were:
Tim van Laarhoven won the 100 butterfly and the 100 breaststroke.
Brad Rasmussen took third in the 50 free
Sam Smith took third in the 100 backstroke
Kyle Pederson took third in the 200 freestyle and 3rd in the 100 breaststroke
Sam Bethke took third in diving
Jake Rear took third in the 100 butterfly
Nolan Vander Ploeg won the 50 freestyle and the 500 freestyle
Josh Nelson won the 100 backstroke and the 100 freestyle
Joseph Nelson took first in the 200 individual medley.
Osseo next competes at the section meet Feb. 21 at Minnetonka.
Maple Grove Girl Hockey
The Crimson hung in there throughout their section quarterfinal game against Benilde St. Margaret before losing 3-0 Feb. 9. After a scoreless first period, Maple Grove actually out shot the Red Knights 11-6 in the second but found themselves trailing 1-0. Benilde made it 2-0 early in the third period and iced it with a late goal.
The Orioles compete in the Section 5 meet Feb. 13. CoachTammy Hoff is pleased how her team has overcome lots of illnesses and injuries during the season.
“The girls are perfecting their old and new skills coming into the section meet,” Hoff said. “They are recovering well from injury and illness, so we are excited to have a full healthy team. We are hoping to hit our season high.”
The Orioles, a combination of gymnasts from Osseo and Fridley during the regular season, will split for the sections.
“I think this offers some younger girls a varsity spot at their section,” Hoff said. “Senior Amanda Gullord (5AA) and sophomore Katharina Huppertz (4A) have a chance to take a top spot and get an entry into the state meet.”