Osseo High senior Kaley Shagen has been selected by the Executive Committee of Region 5AA to be their female nominee for the MSHSL’s “AAA” Award. The award is given annually to one male and one female student at all high schools in Minnesota. “AAA” students are outstanding seniors who excel in Arts, Academics and Fine Arts. Each region selects one male and one female to compete at the state level for up to $4,000 in scholarship.
Quinn Gamble and Shagen were the OSH nominees to the region and Shagen was selected to compete at the next level. She will be honored at a banquet Saturday, March 23, at the Graves Hotel and she will also be recognized at halftime of one of the state championship basketball games.
Osseo Boys’ Basketball
Osseo extended its winning streak to 15 games with wins over Wayzata and Centennial last week. Bridge Tusler scored a career-high 32 points and Ian Theisen added 29 in Osseo’s 89-76 rout over Wayzata. Against Centennial, Theisen led with 22 points, Tusler 14, Matt Miedtke 8 and Wheeler Baker 7.
The Orioles end the regular season at home against Coon Rapids Friday, March 1.
Osseo Boys Hockey
Osseo ended its season when it lost to top-seeded Blaine in the section quarterfinal game Feb. 23.
The Orioles played a physical game but the lack of offense doomed them as they were outshot 33 to 13.
Maple Grove Boys Hockey
The Crimson defeated Irondale 6-0 in the section quarterfinal Feb. 23. Nate Erickson had two goals and one assists, Josh Passolt had a goal and an assist, Drake Thomson had three assists and Chris Freemark, Aric Kohns and Josh Augustine each netted one goal. Senior John Danielson was the winning goalie.
The Crimson next play second seed Centennial in the semifinal Wednesday, Feb. 27. The winner advances to the section final at 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the State Fairground Coliseum.
Maple Grove Boys Basketball
Maple Grove could not overcome a nine-point halftime deficit and lost 61-59 to Elk River Feb. 22. Jake Wieneke led MG with 20 points and Brycen Wojta and Erik Olson each had 12.
The Crimson end the regular season against Blaine at home Friday, March 1.