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SAMMIE MORTON

Eden Prairie • lacrosse

The senior midfielder concluded her five-year high school lacrosse career in style, helping the Eagles to their third consecutive state title.

In three state tournament games, Morton scored 11 goals, added an assist, five draw controls and picked up four ground balls.

While Morton’s numbers were very good, Eagles co-coach Judy Baxter said Morton’s biggest contribution to the team was her approach.

“She is driven to help her team get to where they need to be —focus, intensity, execution — at every practice and every game,” Baxter said. “She’s a power forward, with finesse. She’s made a difference in our team this year.”

Morton, a Ms. Lacrosse finalist, will play at Division I Denver University.

ANNI HECK

Visitation • golf

Finally. After four top-10 finishes in her previous state Class 2A appearances, including a tie for first in 2016, Heck finally can claim a state title all to herself. The senior pulled away from the field with a final-round 69 to win the 2A individual championship by three strokes, carding a two-day, even-par total of 144.

VAN HOLMGREN

Wayzata • golf

The 6-foot-8 senior played his best golf down the stretch, finishing his second round at the Class 3A state tournament with a birdie and four consecutive pars to win the individual championship with a two-day, 1-under-par score of 143. Holmgren held off defending champ Ben Sigel of Minnetonka and Carson Haley of Mankato East to win by a stroke.

BRANDON WUERTZ

Eagan • lacrosse

The senior attacker led the Wildcats in scoring en route to winning the boys’ state championship. He scored four goals in a 19-8 quarterfinal victory over Lakeville North and four in a 12-11 overtime victory over Mahtomedi in the semifinals. He scored three more, along with three assists, in a 19-12 victory over Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the championship game.

JIM PAULSEN

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