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MARYBETH OLSON

Chanhassen • Softball

Feels like we’ve done this before.

The 2016 season concluded with the versatile Olson leading the Storm to the Class 4A team championship. The 2017 season has opened with the senior pitcher/shortstop guiding the Storm to two victories in which they outscored their opponents by a combined 31-0.

– both games were called early due to the mercy rule – allowed just one hit and struck out eight.

Olson said after Chanhassen’s season-opening 19-0 victory over Cooper that back-to-back state titles is the goal. The team knows what it takes to win a championship, but one aspect to the season trumps all.

“Going out on top is important, but the most important thing is just having fun,” she said “It’s our senior year, our last one. We just want to take it all in and have fun.”

NICK DITTRICH

Hastings • golf

The junior took first place at the 32-team Bunker Hills Invitational last Thursday, shooting a two-under-par 70 to top a 198-golfer field. Dittrich, who finished tied for 20th in the Class 3A state tournament last June, is ranked No. 37 by the Minnesota Golf Association.

CAM KLINE

Forest Lake • baseball

The senior pitcher/outfielder paced the Rangers to a 3-0 week. He hit .700 (7-for-10) with three doubles, a triple, six RBI and a 1.200 slugging percentage. He also pitched six shutout innings, gave up 2 hits and struck out 7 in a 7-0 victory over Cretin-Derham Hall.

TYLER PETERSON

Minneapolis South • baseball

– and went 3-for-3 at the plate – in a 3-2 victory over DeLaSalle. He followed up with a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 2-0 victory over Edison.

HALEY REECK

Edina • lacrosse

A seasoned veteran despite being an eighth-grader, Reeck tallied a career-high five goals and added an assist in a season-opening 11-8 victory over No. 3-ranked Stillwater. She closed out the 2016 season by scoring two goals in five of her last six games.

EVAN SHAW

Fridley • baseball

The sophomore lefthander is already 3-0 on the season with a 1.47 ERA and 32 strikeouts. Last week he tossed a gem in an 8-0 shutout of Columbia Heights, giving up just three hits and striking out 10 batters.

MONTANNA THOLE

North St. Paul • softball

In a two-game stretch, the junior infielder collected base hits in seven consecutive at-bats. She went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two doubles in a 15-0 romp over Mahtomedi, and was 4-for-4 with two RBI in an 11-1 victory over Simley.

JIM PAULSEN

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