Athletes of the week

A look at the top athletes in the metro area from recent high school sporting events.


Prep athletes of the week: Pumped-up Woodbury pitcher starts with two gems

Adam Mazur also excelled at the plate, going 6-for-8 with three RBI during his back-to-back standout pitching performances.


Prep athletes of the week: Relentless Redhawk to the rescue for 2A champion Minnehaha Academy

Minnehaha Academy senior point guard Taytum Rhoades played the game of her life, finishing with 29 points, five assists and four steals in the Class 2A girls' basketball title game.


Prep athletes of the week: Edina's Peter Colby now part of hockey state tournament lore

He sealed the Hornets' 13th state championship by scoring twice in a 3-2 victory, including the overtime winner.


Prep athletes of the week: Totino-Grace wrestling's tough-luck Jake Svihel breaks through

After three consecutive runner-up finishes in the wrestling state meet, Svihel won his first individual championship.


Prep athletes of the week: Perfection, then all-around focus for Champlin Park's Chaney Neu

In her second event of the meet, she set the University of Minnesota Maturi Pavilion abuzz when she was awarded a perfect 10.0 on the vault.


Prep athletes of the week: Back-to-back Nordic champ wins with classic strength

Wayzata's Mara McCollor made up for lost time in the classic race to win a second consecutive Nordic skiing state title.


Prep athletes of the week: Lakeville North junior heats up in hockey sections

Sydney Antonakis scored a career-high four goals and had two assists in a 13-2 thumping of Rochester Century, then added three assists and an empty-net goal in a 5-2 win over Dodge County.


Prep athletes of the week: Lakeville South shooting guard gets hot when it counts

Reid Patterson's hot hand was the difference. He made five three-pointers en route to a career-high 39 points in a 69-66 victory over rival Lakeville North.


Prep athletes of the week: Prior Lake's undefeated Sund doubles down on state title pursuit

A look at this week's top athletes from around the metro.


Prep athletes of the week: Chaska's Mike Koster helps get hockey Hawks back on track

The Gophers recruit is bringing life to the Chaska program.


Prep athletes of the week: Forest Lake goalie Ally Goehner leads her pumped teammates to big win

Ally Goehner had back-to-back shutouts, including a 1-0 victory over Andover.


Prep athletes of the week: Copeland's second Class 2A tennis title doesn't come easily

After straight-set victories in the first two rounds, Nicole Copeland outdueled Zoe Adkins of Maple Grove in three sets in the semifinals, then came back to defeat Edina teammate and close friend Andrea Jansson 6-1, 6-4 in the final.


Prep athletes of the week: Strong leg, even stronger will drive Mahtomedi soccer's Sydney Panek

Sydney Panek's goal with 16 seconds remaining lifted the Zephyrs over Hill-Murray and into the girls' soccer state tournament.


Prep athletes of the week: Lakeville North's Nelson finds winning focus after mistake

Lakeville North's Raja Nelson took an early unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Prior Lake on Friday, then played spectacularly on offense and defense.


Prep athletes of the week: Edina attacker battles through re-injury to find scoring success

Cattelin pulled a hamstring during club soccer over the summer and spent six weeks rehabbing it before reinjuring it in Edina's second game of the season.


Prep athletes of the week: Chaska girls' soccer defender delivers with 3-for-3 free kick spree

"That just doesn't happen,'' Smalley, a senior defender, said of her trio of goals -- her first of the season -- that lifted the Hawks to a 4-3 victory over Chanhassen.


Prep athletes of the week: Spectrum's Marberg tops 5,000 career yards

Marberg is only the 15th player in state history to rush for more than 5,000 yards.


Prep athletes of the week: Strong defense helps Breck goalie run shutout streak to five games

Hudson Haecker, whose defense keeps shots on goal to a minimum, recorded two shutouts last week to run his stingy streak to five consecutive games without allowing a goal.


Prep athletes of the week: Hard work pays off for Maple Grove's Evan Hull

After he rushed for 387 yards and four touchdowns in Maple Grove's season-opening 34-7 victory over Osseo, it's safe to say Evan Hull's summer spent working out and preparing for the season has already paid dividends.


Prep athletes of the week: Heritage Christian's Halvorsen delivers Target Field first

Halvorsen became the first high school player to hit two home runs at Target Field since state title games were first held at the Twins ballpark in 2010.


Prep athletes of the week: State relay record buoys Hopkins sprinter to second victory

Irrepressible speedster Joe Fahnbulleh of Hopkins capped a record-setting season with two first-place finishes at the Class 2A track meet.


Prep athletes of the week: Mounds View pole vaulter eyes 14 feet

Julia Fixsen grew up as a gymnast, practicing flips and tucks on the backyard trampoline, so it's no surprise the junior has become adept at flying through the air.


Prep athletes of the week: Son of a golf pro goes extra low to card 63

One year after having his season derailed by a heart ailment that required surgery, St. Michael-Albertville junior Trey Fessler showed last week that he's back at the top of his game.


Prep athletes of the week: Righthander Moore has Edison eyeing league lead

Senior righthander Theo Moore was 5 years old the last time Edison defeated perennial city conference power Minneapolis Washburn, a streak of 21 losses that dated to 2005.


Prep athletes of the week: Blur of a season paying off for Minnetonka softball's Kristy Peka

Kristy Peka compiled a 5-2 record with a save in eight games last week in this weather-condensed season.