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Girls Hockey: Continues to roll; Wins 9th straight

Video courtesy of CCX Sports The Maple Grove girls hockey team enters play this week on a nine-game winning streak. The Crimson has not lost since their season opener against Edina. Maple Grove is ranked second in Class AA.

Girls Hockey: Wente Ready to lead at Women’s World Championships

One of the most important jobs Taylor Wente has entering her second IIHF Women’s Under-18 World Championship is to help bring the younger players along. Wente distinctly remembers her first time as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 team. “It was definitely nerve-wracking, just putting on that jersey for the first time,” Wente

All Teams Schedule: Week of December 19 – December 25

Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Maple Grove Senior High School, December 19 – December 25 MONDAY December 19, 2016 No events happening TUESDAY December 20, 2016 5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Hockey vs. Benilde-St. Margaret’s SCHEDULE 5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Hockey @ Totino-Grace SCHEDULE 7:00 PM Boys Varsity Hockey @ Totino-Grace

Gymnastics: Aiming for big season

Thanks to CCX Sports for the video clip The Maple Grove gymnastics team has scored well in the team’s first three meets and has the potential to be a state tournament team this winter. The Crimson host Champlin Park, one of the state’s top teams again this season, next Wednesday night.

Boys Hockey: Sports Jam Interview

Video courtesy of Channel 12 Sports Jay Wilcox talks with Maple Grove boys hockey players Jayden Walsh, Jack Kelly and Sam Huff about the team’s 4-1 start. Aired on the December 12, 2016 edition of Channel 12’s Sports Jam.

Girls Basketball: Crimson notch 2nd win

Autumn Mlinar scores two of her team-high 14 points in the win over Buffalo. (Photo by Rich Moll) Three Crimson scored in double figures as Maple Grove rallied past Buffalo 57-47 in girls’ basketball action Dec. 10. The Bison led 21-19 at halftime but Maple Grove outscored the visitors 38-27 in the second half to

Boy Basketball: Pickford returns strong for Crimson

Maple Grove’s Tywhon Pickford puts down an alley-oop dunk as Brad Davison celebrates in the game against Rogers on Dec. 9. (Photo by Rich Moll) Tywhon Pickford left no doubt in returning to form on the court in his first game back from last year’s season-ending knee injury. “He looks great,” Maple Grove boys basketball

Wrestlers: Place 2nd at Ethan Herman Memorial Tournament

Maple Grove junior 220-pounder Adam Skogman secures a 3-1 victory to beat Buffalo. In high school wrestling, early season duals are always difficult to predict. That certainly was the case as the Maple Grove wrestling team went to Buffalo for a clash with its section rival Dec. 8. The Bison were missing a few key

Boys Swim & Dive: Potential for growth and success

The 2016-17 Maple Grove boys’ swim and dive team is a mixture of returning swimmers and a large group of newcomers. “We have a lot of returning swimmers this year. What we are most excited about is the number of returning swimmers,” Crimson coach Matt Caron said. “We are a young, rebuilding team but the

Boys Hockey: Walsh’s size arms defense

Maple Grove boys hockey goalie Ethan Haider stands watch in net in the Dec. 8 game versus Armstrong Cooper. (Photo by Rich Moll) Opposing teams have to find a way around Maple Grove’s Jayden Walsh. A senior defenseman standing at 6-4 and 185-pounds, Walsh gives the Crimson boys hockey team a big wing-span to stop