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Highlights from some of Osseo and Maple Grove high teams.


Boys’ Hockey

It was close but no cigars for the Orioles as they lost to Spring Lake Park 3-2 in overtime Dec. 20. Mason Hautala and Josh Stromberg scored power play goals in the second period to put Osseo up 2-1 but the Panthers tied it in the third and won it in overtime.

Earlier in the week, Osseo lost to Champlin Park 6-1. Hautala scored the lone Osseo goal.

The Orioles will make their annual holiday travel to play in the Warroad Tournament this week.

Boys’ swim and dive

The Orioles lost their first home meet o the season to Maple Grove 108-75.

Osseo took second place in the 200 medley relay (Jonah Smith, Kyle Pederson, Jake Rear, Joseph Nelson), won first place in the 200 free relay (Dylan Croonquist, Joe Nelson, Tim Van Laarhoven, Nolan Vander Ploeg) and came in a very close second in the 400 free relay (Rear, Croonquist, Van Laarhoven, Vander Ploeg).

Other Orioles who placed were: Van Laarhoven second in the 50 freestyle and second in the 100 freestyle; Sam Bethke took first in diving; Kyle Pederson took third in the 100 breaststroke; Josh Deruyter took second in the 500 free““`style; Jonah Smith took 1st in the 100 backstroke; Rear took third  in the 200 individual medley and 3rd in the 100 butterfly.

Maple Grove 

Boys’ hockey

Joe Norenberg scored the winning goal in overtime to give Maple Grove a 3-2 win over Centennial Dec. 19. Sam Franta, Sam Valerius and Dane Abernathy were the other goal scorers.

The Crimson dropped a 4-3 game to Wayzata in overtime Saturday, Dec. 21. They had leads of 2-0 and 3-1 but the Trojans rallied for two third period goals to force OT and won it in extra session. Evan Augustine scored two goals and Abernathy got one.

Maple Grove next visits No. 1 Blaine Thursday. Dec. 26.

Girls’ hockey

The Crimson gave another top-ranked team a good go last week and gain came up on the wrong end of the score as they lost to No. 1-ranked Minnetonka 3-1 Dec. 21. Maple Grove actually outshot the Skippers 23-21 but the Skippers cashed in more scoring chances. Taylor Wendt scored MG’s lone goal on a power play with assists from Abby Larson and Summer Thibedeau. Breanna Blesi was in goal. It was Maple Grove’s second loss to the top-ranked team in two weeks. Earlier the Crimson fell to No. 2 Wayzata 2-1.

The Crimson return to action Saturday, Jan. 4 at home against Coon Rapids.