athletes of the week
A look at the top athletes in the metro area from recent high school sporting events.
Adam Mazur also excelled at the plate, going 6-for-8 with three RBI during his back-to-back standout pitching performances.
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.
He sealed the Hornets' 13th state championship by scoring twice in a 3-2 victory, including the overtime winner.
After three consecutive runner-up finishes in the wrestling state meet, Svihel won his first individual championship.
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.
Wayzata's Mara McCollor made up for lost time in the classic race to win a second consecutive Nordic skiing state title.
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.
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.
A look at this week's top athletes from around the metro.
The Gophers recruit is bringing life to the Chaska program.
Ally Goehner had back-to-back shutouts, including a 1-0 victory over Andover.
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.
Sydney Panek's goal with 16 seconds remaining lifted the Zephyrs over Hill-Murray and into the girls' soccer state tournament.
Lakeville North's Raja Nelson took an early unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Prior Lake on Friday, then played spectacularly on offense and defense.
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.
"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.
Marberg is only the 15th player in state history to rush for more than 5,000 yards.
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.
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.
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.
Irrepressible speedster Joe Fahnbulleh of Hopkins capped a record-setting season with two first-place finishes at the Class 2A track meet.
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.
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.
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.
Kristy Peka compiled a 5-2 record with a save in eight games last week in this weather-condensed season.