Highlights from some of the Osseo, Maple Grove high teams:
Josh Passolt scored a hat trick to lead Maple Grove to a 7-2 win over Anoka Jan. 25. Dane Abernathy had a goal and two assists, and Sam Franta, Jack Kuebelbeck and Jake Abernathy each had a goal. Cal McKenney made 16 saves for the win.
Maple Grove next visits Elk River Thursday, Jan. 30 and hosts Armstrong Saturday, Feb. 1.
Mary Eckberg drained a long 3-point shot with 29.1 seconds to go, putting Maple Grove in the lead and on their way to a 61-56 win over Champlin Park Jan. 20. Kaela Jones led the Crimson with 25 points, Eckberg had 11 and Cora Bourbonais 9.
The Crimson followed with a 66-57 win over Wayzata Jan. 24. Jones led the way with 20 points, Eckberg and Haylee Barker had 11 each and Bourbonais 9.
Maple Grove next hosts Centennial Friday, Jan. 31 and Minnetonka Saturday, Feb. 1.
League-leading Champlin Park defeated Maple Grove 75-56 Jan. 20. Brad Davison led MG with 16 points. Tywhon Pickford added 13.
Maple Grove visits Centennial Friday, Jan. 31, and plays at Hopkins Saturday, Feb. 1.
Osseo lost to Blaine 5-2 Jan. 24. The Orioles again were competitive against a top team. They trailed just 2-1 after one period and 3-1 after two but Blaine pulled away in the third. Ben Christofferson and Mason Hautala scored Osseo’s goals.
The Orioles next visits Armstrong Thursday, Jan. 30 and hosts Anoka Saturday, Feb. 1.
The Orioles extended their winning streak to nine games with a 78-71 win over Blaine and an 82-46 triumph over Andover last week.
Wheeler Baker exploded for 37 points and Elliot Kane had 20 to spark Osseo against Blaine. Baker had 21 points and Kane and Jordan Dembley each added 14 in the win over Andover.
Osseo, now 15-3, next hosts league leader Champlin Park Thursday, Jan. 30.
The Orioles shook off a pesky Blaine Bengal team 51-44 Jan. 20. The Orioles held the Bengals to 16 first half points and were led in scoring by senior Ayo Porte with12 and senior Madi Malone with 11, to get the victory.
Osseo beat Andover 65-61 Jan. 23 behind 17 points apiece from Cat Etheridge and Malone. Porte added 11, Kiara Russell 9 and Azaria Reed 7.
The Orioles next visit Champlin Park Thursday, Jan. 30.
The Orioles saw their tri-meet with Blaine and Centennial postponed last Thursday due to the cold weather school closings. The duals have been re-scheduled for this Wednesday, January 29 at Blaine, starting at 5 p,m. The Orioles will then complete their regular season at home against Mounds View Friday, Jan. 31.
Osseo’s ninth grade league section place-winners, Saturday, Jan. 25 at Totino-Grace:
Elan Quezada (4th) at 106, Aacoda Aitkin (3rd) at 113, Kaylee Omland (3rd) at 132, Taylor Meissner (5th) at 138, Jaikub Jones (1st-state qualifier) at 160, Mohamed Qablany (4th) at 170.