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Boys Swim and Dive: Stay undefeated in conference

The Maple Grove boys’ swim and dive team remained undefeated in conference play after defeating Centennial at home 95-80 on Jan. 9. The Crimson won first in every event in the meet. In individual events, Crimson diver Brandon Bortnem placed first in 1-meter diving with a score of 209.25. Evan Eicten placed second with 179.85

Nordic Skiing: Teams have talent to go far

The Maple Grove Nordic teams entered this season with high expectations. So far, the Crimson have shown they have the talent to achieve those high goals. “Coming into the year, there were high aspirations and those aspirations are starting to look like they are possible,” Crimson coach Matt Gifford said. “The boys and girls teams

Wrestling: Team young and learning

The Maple Grove wrestling team entered the season already a very inexperienced team with many underclassmen. But they got even younger when their best returning wrestler Gavin Peterson had an unfortunate heart issue prior to the season and is unable to compete in sports the rest of his high school career. The Crimson have no

Girls Hockey: Crimson undefeated in 2020

A new year has brought good results for the Maple Grove girls’ hockey team. The Crimson had lost four of their final five games of 2019, but they are undefeated in 2020. Maple Grove posted a 5-1 win over St. Paul United Jan. 4, a 4-1 victory over Blaine Jan. 7 and a 3-0 win

Debate: Crimson headed to State!

The Maple Grove debate team is going to the state tournament. Seniors Nithya Venkat and Adithya Balakrishnan, and sophomore Noah Peterson will be competing in the MSHSL State Tournament. Nithya and Adithya earned their spots in Lincoln Douglas by finishing in the top six at the section 4AA debate tournament which occurred on January 8th

Boys Swim and Dive: Place at Maroon and Gold Invite

The Maple Grove boys’ swim and dive team took ninth place at the annual Maroon and Gold Invitational at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center last week. The Crimson squared off against 12 other metro teams, including swimming powerhouse’s Edina, Wayzata, Eden Prairie and Minnetonka. The Crimson’s 200 yard medley relay team of Gerrit Riekels (backstroke), Zach Hopp (breast), Kelby

Girls Basketball: Lamker joins 1,000-point club

Maple Grove junior forward Jordyn Lamker surpassed the 1000-point mark for her career Dec. 27 in a 70-35 win at Brainerd. Lamker scored 16 points in the game to reach 1001 points. She is seventh on the Crimson all-time scoring list, just 331 points from the No. 1 spot occupied by Tia Battle. The seventh-ranked

Boys Swim and Dive: Plan to build on last season’s success

The Crimson Boys Swim and Dive is back in the pool and looking forward to building off of last season’s success as NWSC runner-ups. The team has five varsity seniors, including second year captain’s Ben Caron and Kelby Modene, as well as senior captain Bjorn Plante and Nick Pokutny. Junior diver Brandon Bortnem is captain