The Rosemount softball team — the girls team of the year — posed for a group photos at the Star Tribune’s sixth annual All-Metro Sports Awards show Wednesday at Target Center.

— Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

Athletes, coaches, teams and moments: the All-Metro Sports Awards

Here's one more look at the 10 featured winners, who were feted Wednesday at Target Center.

Rosemount, for making its softball destiny a reality, is the All-Metro Sports Awards Girls Team of the Year

Amid a crowd of celebrating teammates, Paige Zender signaled where Rosemount wound up and where it seemed headed all along: at No. 1.

— Alex Kormann, Star Tribune

The Irish appeared loaded and allowed for no other consideration, going 26-0 and outscoring state tournament opponents by 25 runs.

Gallery: All-Metro Sports Awards show at Target Center

The Star Tribune's sixth annual All-Metro Sports Awards show celebrating outstanding student-athletes and those who support them at Target Center.

Mahtomedi, for taking down the giants of Class 1A hockey, is the All-Metro Sports Awards Boys Team of the Year

A fan climbed over the glass to celebrate with Mahtomedi’s players after their victory against Warroad in the Class 1A championship game.

— Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

The Zephyrs first got to defending champ Hermantown, then they gave Warroad its first loss of the season in the state final.

New London-Spicer's Hail Mary with a twist is the All-Metro Sports Awards Play of the Year

While wrapped up by Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton’s Brody Friend, New London-Spicer’s Grant Paffrath lateraled to Brycen Christensen, who scored the winning touchdown on the Play of the Year.

— Shari L. Gross, Star Tribune

The moment that made the football team a state champion also made it a viral sensation.

Wayzata basketball coach Bryan Schnettler, who went from 0-3 to state title, is the All-Metro Sports Awards Boys Team Coach of the Year

Bryan Schnettler pushed his athletes "to be playing our best in March," and the Trojans were, defeating powerful Park Center for the Class 4A title.

Kent Hamre, for helping STMA stop a basketball juggernaut, is the All-Metro Sports Awards Girls Team Coach of the Year

Hamre's teams had gone 1-23 against Hopkins over 18 years, until the Knights defeated the Royals for the Class 4A state title.

Northfield's Ella Pagel, wrestler and football player, is the All-Metro Sports Awards Female Athlete of the Year

Pagel is prominent nationally for her success on the mat, but she cites her varsity touchdown as her athletic highlight.

Hayden Bills, Rosemount standout in two sports, is the All-Metro Sports Awards Male Athlete of the Year

Hayden Bills, record-breaking track and field athlete and dominating football defensive end, is the Male Athlete of the Year.

— Brennan Schachtner, Special to the Star Tribune (left), and Minnesota Football Hub

Bills is a dominating defensive end in the fall and a record-breaking shot putter and discus thrower in the spring.

Jacob Kilzer, quarterback for champion Maple Grove, is the All-Metro Sports Awards Courage in Competition winner

Jacob Kilzer ran more and threw less during the 2022 season, because of labrum injuries in both shoulders.

— Alex Kormann, Star Tribune

Kilzer played through injuries to both shoulders, each now repaired by surgery, on the way to a state title.

Rob Htoo, St. Paul Harding/Humboldt athlete for all seasons, wins Student First award

Rob Htoo of St. Paul Harding/Humboldt found room to run against Minneapolis South last season, as the Knighthawks improved from 4-5 in 2021 to 7-1. He plans to study and play running back at St. Olaf this fall.

— Korey McDermott, Special to the Star Tribune

Challenging himself in the classroom as well as in athletics has taught Htoo to manage his time and prioritize the tasks at hand.

Fiona Sitzmann's golden life stems from a stellar, resilient adapted sports career

Dakota United athlete Fiona Sitzmann, showing off the medals that helped make her an All-Metro Sports Awards winner.

— Jerry Holt, Star Tribune

Fiona Sitzmann won six state championships and led her family on a "joyful and fulfilling adventure" during her high school sports career. She is the Star Tribune's 2023 All-Metro Sports Awards Difference Maker.

Maple Grove, for reviving the success of its past, is the All-Metro Sports Awards Dance Team of the Year

The Crimson hadn't won a state title since 2015, until they ended Eastview's streak in 2023.