Superior girls hoops team advances; boys hockey loses in semis

Jacob Bresser scored two goals to lead Eau Claire Memorial to a 5-3 victory over Superior in the Wisconsin boys hockey state semifinals on Friday night at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

Jacob Bresser scored two goals to lead Eau Claire Memorial to a 5-3 victory over Superior in the Wisconsin boys hockey state semifinals on Friday night at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

Brady Bollinger added a goal and two assists, while goalie Alex Geving made 28 saves for the Old Abes (22-6-1), who play Verona (27-2) at 2:15 p.m. today for the championship.

Daniel Burger scored two power-play goals to lead Superior (19-8-1). Burger's second goal pulled the Spartans to within a goal at 3-2 early in the third period before Bollinger scored less than a minute later.


Lakeview Christian Acad. 84, Pillager 64


Anders Broman scored 45 points and Bjorn Broman added 24 to lead the Lions to a 20-point victory at St. Scholastica Friday night, closing out their regular season.

Anders Broman hit five 3-pointers, while Bjorn Broman drilled four.


Superior 80, Hudson 69

The Spartans advanced to their regional final thanks to 27 points from Jessica Lindstrom, 21 from Hailey Kontny and 19 from Alyssa Correll.

Sara Krier and Kindra Witthus each scored 17 for Hudson.

No. 1-seeded Superior hosts No. 5 Eau Claire North today at 6 p.m.



Evans advances to state semis

Grand Rapids senior Jamison Evans improved to 38-0 and reached the Class AA semifinals of the 182-pound weight class Friday at the Minnesota state wrestling tournament at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center.

Evans pinned Brooklyn Center-Concordia Academy's Tyler Joles (25-10) in 2:33 in his opening-round match and then defeated Byron's Brian Bertram (35-7) 10-3 in the quarterfinals. He faces Tyler Midas (35-7) of Foley when the tournament resumes today at 10 a.m.

Other Northland wrestlers competing at state include 106-pound eighth-graders Cole Jones (31-7) and Morgan Fuenffinger (29-8), who were both eliminated with opening-round losses after their opponents were defeated in the following round. At 120 and 138, Grand Rapids ninth-grader David Brenden (28-11) and senior Nick Bruss (31-11) of Nashwauk-Keewatin/Greenway lost their opening bouts and were dropped into their respective consolation brackets.

At 126 and 145, juniors Tone Fuenffinger (34-3) and Levi Balleck (23-15) of Hibbing both went 1-1 to start the tournament.


Northland trio among top defenseman finalists

Jake Bischoff of Grand Rapids, Meirs Moore of Duluth East and Jake Zeleznikar of Hermantown are among the 12 finalists announced Thursday for the inaugural Reed Larson Award, given to the top senior defenseman in Minnesota.


Bischoff had 22 points entering Thursday's Section 7AA final, where he faced off against Moore, the highest-scoring defenseman in the state with 47 points. Zeleznikar (11-34-45) leads the Hawks into tonight's Section 5A final against St. Cloud Cathedral.

The winner will be announced March 5.


Denfeld's Adams among qualifiers

Duluth Denfeld senior Parker Adams was among the eight swimmers to qualify for the finals of the 100-yard butterfly during Friday's preliminaries of the Class A swimming and diving state meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.

Adams, who entered with a seed time of 55.73 seconds, was sixth in the preliminaries in 53.35. Mesabi East sophomore Evan Kalb finished right ahead of him in 53.27. The top eight in each event qualified for today's finals.

Other Northland qualifiers included: Virginia junior Isaac Erickson, who tied for fourth in the 50 freestyle in 21.52 seconds (.01 off the second-place time); the Grand Rapids 200 freestyle relay of Nate Craven, Matt Allison, Andy Carlisle and Austin Wiberg (fourth in 1:29.22); and Hibbing senior Dylan Peiffer in the 100 breaststroke (seventh in 1:00.50).

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