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Felled by stroke, French rebuilds left side with grit, smile

 Photo by Jerry Holt, Star Tribune While some Minnesota track and field athletes grumbled their way through extended indoor workouts brought on by prolonged winter weather, Sawyer French (pictured above) mostly smiled while laboring to make the left side of his body functional again. French, a junior at Maple Grove High School, suffered a significant stroke

Signing Day: Martinez, Iverson and Theis put pen to paper (VIDEO)

Congratulations to our senior student-athletes who signed their NLI today! Blake Iverson (middle)– Track/Cross Country at South Dakota State University Maia Martinez (right) – Hockey at Union College (NY) Katrina Theis (left) – Basketball at St. Cloud State University

National Signing Day: April 11th

You are invited to attend National Signing Day at MGSH with us on Wednesday, April 11th at 7:00 AM in the main gym. We will honor the following student-athletes who are signing their National Letters of Intent to play collegiate athletics. Blake Iverson – Track/Cross Country at South Dakota State University Maia Martinez – Hockey at Union

Cross Country State Results: Iverson finishes 32nd; Girls in 16th

Senior captain Blake Iverson finished 32nd of 176 runners to lead the three Crimson boys state qualifiers with a time of 16:13 in the 5000M race. Sophomore CJ Young (43rd) notched a 16:36 and sophomore Patrick McLean (52nd) finished at 16:45. Congrats on a great season guys!  The Crimson girls cross country team qualified as a team for the 2017 State

Cross Country: High finishes at STMA Invite

Gabbie Bolcer of Maple Grove (above left) shattered the school record by 10 seconds in the STMA Invitational. (Photo by Rich Moll) One point separated first-place St. Michael-Albertville’s boys cross team from runner-up Maple Grove at the 10-team STMA Invitational on October 3rd. These two teams along with Mounds View will likely battle it out

Cross Country: Boys 1st, Girls 2nd at Osseo Invite

Maple Grove top runner Blake Iverson places second at the Osseo Invitational. (Photo by Rich Moll) The Maple Grove boys’ cross country team came out on top of the 10-team Osseo Invitational Sept. 28 at Elm Creek Park Reserve. The Crimson girls team placed second, coming up seven points short of conference rival Centennial. The

Cross Country: Teams battle huge field, September heat

Conditions similar to August in the deep south challenged the nearly 5,000 high school runners competing at the Milaca Mega Meet Saturday, September 23, at beautiful Stones Throw Golf Course. Maple Grove harriers competed strong in the meet touted as “the largest single-day high school cross country meet in the world.” Crimson varsity girls, running

Cross Country: Compete at Metro Invitational

Maple Grove placed fifth out of six teams in both the boys’ and girls’ race at the Metro Invitational in Eden Prairie Saturday, September 16th. In honor of their teammate Sawyer French, who is recovering from a stroke, the Crimson wore bandanas with Sawyer’s name on them and ran with black lettering “Sawyer Strong” written

Cross Country: Runners deliver strong performances for teammate

Crimson fans support French in the stands with a LIME OUT! (Photo courtesy of Coach Gifford) Running with heavy hearts, the Maple Grove boys’ cross country team delivered a powerful performance at the St. Olaf Showcase Invitational in Northfield Aug. 31. The Crimson placed third in the massive 33-team, 700-runner field. The Crimson were competing

Cross Country: Open season with strong showing in district meet

The Maple Grove cross country team opened the 2017 season Friday, August 25, at the District 279 Meet at Elm Creek Park. The boys’ team swept the 5K meet by grabbing the top five spots for a perfect score of 15 points. Leading the way in commanding fashion was winning senior Blake Iverson (17:04), followed