After three seasons of collegiate golf, Michelle Kleckner has earned a slew of awards. She added a new honor to her trophy case earlier this year.
Kleckner, a 2010 graduate of Irondale High School, wrapped up her junior season at Valparaiso University in Indiana with an all-conference selection. A junior, Kleckner earned her first all-Horizon League honor.
Kleckner was second on her team with a stroke average of 80.2. Among her junior season highlights was claiming medalist honors at the Crusader Spring Invitational and posting a top-five finish at the Dayton Fall Invitational.
The original list of Roseville Area High School’s spring all-conference and all-conference honorable mention athletes was published June 25. The girls track and field honorees were furnished after that and are presented here.
The consistency that Rosetown American Legion baseball head coach Jeremy Nelson has been seeking has yet to materialize this summer. The Rockets have yet to be able to string some victories together.
Last week, Rosetown went 2-4 and remains in the lower half of the Fourth District standings.
With the Independence Day holiday and a weekend tournament, Rosetown’s district schedule was light last week. The Rockets dropped a 7-4 decision to Maplewood Green on July 1 but bounced back to top White Bear 3-2 on July 2.
When Jeff Whisler took over as the activities director at Roseville Area High School in the summer of 2012, his first major order of business was to find a boys hockey coach. A year later, Whisler spent the early part of the summer finalizing the hiring of another coach for that position.
Whisler announced on July 5 that Ryan Adams had accepted the offer of the position of Roseville’s boys hockey head coach. Adams takes over the head varsity job after serving as the junior varsity head coach last season.
Even without having played a game yet this summer, the Tri-City Red American Legion baseball team took over the top spot in the state rankings last week. The voting took place prior to Red’s first game of the summer.
Chris Lawson, a 2012 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School, was recently named an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference academic honoree. A freshman at the College of St. Scholastica, Lawson was named academic all-conference for the spring season.
To be eligible, student-athletes must post a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Lawson is a member of the Saints’ men’s track and field team and also runs cross country for the school in Duluth, Minn.
Ray Kinsella built the original Field of Dreams in the middle of an Iowa cornfield in a motion picture starring Kevin Costner. For the Mounds View High School baseball team its field of dreams is a few hours north of Kinsella’s.
The Mustangs fulfilled two dreams on June 17 in downtown Minneapolis. No. 1, they got to play at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins. No. 2, they won the first baseball state championship in school history.
“Target Field, it doesn’t get any better than this,” said senior co-captain Lars Anderson.
A pair for former Roseville Area High School athletes earned collegiate awards earlier this month. Danielle Dickson and Maddie Gray graduated from Roseville in 2011 and 2012, respectively, and have taken their athletic talents to their respective colleges.
Dickson, a sophomore at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., is a member of the women’s track and field team and was named academic all-Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. To receive the honor, an athlete must have a grade-point average of at least 3.5.
The 39th-annual Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series took place last weekend at Athletic Park in Chaska. Roseville Area High Schoolís Ben Buerkle participated as a member of the Metro East team.
Buerkle’s squad went 1-2 by beating the North team 2-0 and losing to the South team 4-3 and the Metro West team 3-0.
Emily Peterfeso capped off her athletic career at Roseville Area High School last week by playing in the Class AAA state tournament at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. Making her first state appearance, Peterfeso turned in a two-day score of 189 to finish in a tie for 71st place.