The first weekend of the Minnesota Class A amateur baseball tournament was not kind to a pair of Bulletin-area teams. Tri-City Shark and the St. Anthony Hogs were unable to advance to the double-elimination portion of the tournament.
Statistics at the website Ivysuccess.com, which provides strategies for gaining admission to Ivy League universities, show that 7.5 percent of the applicants who would have been members of the class of 2013 at Yale gained admission to the school. That kind of exclusivity is a big reason why Natalie Wedell considers herself fortunate to have a degree from the prestigious institution.
Natalie graduated from Yale this spring with a degree in economics after spending four years as a student-athlete in two different sports at the New Haven, Conn., school. She played hockey and was a thrower on the track and field team for four seasons each.
St. Anthony Village resident Luke Scott is headed to the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., where he will play basketball for the school’s intercollegiate men’s team.
Scott, a 2013 DeLaSalle High School graduate, helped the Islanders win back-to-back Class AAA state titles in 2012 and 2013 and was an all-tournament selection both years. He was also a first-team all-state selection this year and participated in the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association all-state series in April.
The St. Paul Shamrocks amateur baseball team managed only an eighth-place finish in the St. Paul League this summer but since then has been on a tear. Shamrocks swept a pair of league playoff series to qualify for the state tournament and continued the surprising run at state last weekend.
Shamrocks went 2-0 in the Class A state tournament, including a 2-0 shutout of the defending state champion Minnetonka Millers on Sunday night. The victory sends Shamrocks to the four-team, double-elimination portion of the tournament this weekend.
Maggie Nichols of Little Canada is headed to Connecticut this week for the U.S. gymnastics national championships. This is the third time she has qualified for nationals but the first as a senior gymnast.
Nichols, who is already a member of the United States national team, is one of 15 gymnasts competing in the senior women’s division.
The Shoreview 15AAA baseball team recently got the thrill of a lifetime when it played a game at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. Shoreview took on Eden Prairie in the 15AAA Tier I Play Ball! Minnesota championship game on July 23.
Eden Prairie came out on top 8-1 but the loss couldn’t dampen the excitement of playing on a Major League Baseball diamond.
The St. Anthony Hogs and Tri-City Shark amateur baseball teams have qualified for the state tournament.
The Hogs and Shark both clinched state berths on Saturday as they swept their respective Skyline League second-round playoff series.
St. Anthony, the Skyline League regular-season runner-up, blew through the Stillwater Loggers with wins of 11-2 and 10-1 at Palm Field.
Sarah Tokos participated in the International Canoe Federation’s Junior and Under-23 Sprint World Championships. (submitted photo)
Four years of competitive paddling helped lead an Irondale High School student to a special event last week.
Sarah Tokos, a New Brighton resident who will be a senior at Irondale this fall, spent last weekend in Welland, Ontario, participating in the International Canoe Federation’s Junior and Under-23 Sprint World Championships. Tokos competed in the K1 (solo kayak) 200 and 500-meter races.
The Class A amateur baseball state tournament begins this week in Bloomington and there will be plenty of interest shown from Roseville. The 12-team tournament features three squads from the St. Paul League and all three have former Roseville Area High School players on their rosters.
The Rosetown A’s, the No. 3 team from the St. Paul League in the tournament, have Matt Mayr, Josh Dishop, Austin Colvard, Josh Brehmer, Eden Cranston and Cory Strecker on their roster. The A’s are in the state tournament for the ninth time and first since 2007.