Ready for action. Senior Kelvin Hanson (52) seconds before hiking the ball to Spartan quarterback Grant Schoen, center, who is backed up by senior tight end Tom Wachman, top, in the first quarter of Orono's 35-21 defeat of Grand Rapids at Orono High School in Long Lake Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.
Spartan junior wide receiver Koller Adzick (8) loses the ball in a messy second quarter play against Grand Rapids. The Spartans recovered the ball and went on to beat the Thunderhawks 35-21 Friday, Oct. 7, in Long Lake.
Grand Rapids half back Austin Wiberg, right, gets no mercy from the Spartan's defense in first quarter action Friday, Oct. 7, at Orono High School in Long Lake. The Spartan's put down the Thunderhawks 35-21 in their non-conference matchup.
Spartans sophomore DB Sam Challgren (88) narrowly misses grabbing an interception from a pass meant for Thunderhawks wide receiver Patrick Flaherty in the second quarter of Orono's 35-21 defeat of Grand Rapids Friday, Oct. 7, in Long Lake.
Orono senior DB Sean Geelan (2) manages to keep Grand Rapids wide receiver Matt Soderberg from gaining extra yardage after Soderberg's second quarter reception at Orono High School Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. The Spartan's defeated their non-conference rivals 35-21.
Spartans junior sensation, tight end Tom Wachman (25) advances the ball through the Grand Rapids defense on his way to one of his three touchdowns in Orono's 35-21 win against the Thunderhawks Friday, Oct. 7, in Long Lake.
Wayzata linebacker Will Dugan, bottom, trips up Hopkins wide receiver Treyvon Smith in the first quarter of the Trojans 35-14 defeat of their conference rival the Royals Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Wayzata High School in Plymouth.
Wayzata senior running back Aaron Roth runs through a hole in the Hopkins secondary Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Wayzata. Roth scored two touchdowns in the Trojans 35-14 win over their conference rivals the Royals.
Wayzata quarterback Sasha Doran, right, connects with tight end Zach Muller for a 15-yard reception and touchdown in the first quarter against Hopkins Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 at Wayzata. The Trojans beat the Royals 35-14.
Wayzata tight end Zach Muller, second from left, is swarmed by his teammates after scoring a touchdown off a 15 yard toss by quarterback Sasha Doran in the first quarter against Hopkins Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 at Wayzata. The Trojans beat the Royals 35-14.
Hopkins senior quarterback Bill Gregg (14) is chased by Wayzata linebacker Colin Lindquist early in the Trojans 35-14 win against the Royals Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, in Lake Conference action at Wayzata.
Wayzata's Zack Trygstad (33) is congratulated by his varsity teammates after smacking a home-run in the third inning against Benilde-St. Margaret's in Plymouth Saturday, April 11, 2009. Wayzata lost to the Red Knights 6-4.
South Dakota college students and Becky Hammon fans hold signs cheering their favorite South Dakota native pro basketball player Friday, July 25, 2008 at Target Center in Minneapolis. The women are, left to right, Kristin Rotert, Jolene Tuschen, Jill Young, Annie Roche, Megan Doyle, Jennie Sunnarborg and Ashley Tuschen.
Excelsior center fielder Paul Giel acrobatically catches a long fly ball over his shoulder in game one of the South Hennepin League playoffs Thursday, July 24 at Veterans Field. The Excelsior legion baseball team defeated Bloomington Gold 7-3.
This Excelsior play at home plate gave the local Legion baseball team a 4-1 advantage over Bloomington in the 6th inning. Excelsior defeated the Gold 7-3 in game one of the South Hennepin League playoffs Thursday, July 24 at Veterans Field.
Excelsior's Mark Ulrich beats the throw to Gold first baseman Evan Aber. The Excelsior legion team defeated Bloomington 7-3 in game one of the South Hennepin League playoffs Thursday, July 24 at Veterans Field.
Miller's 2nd baseman Ryan Dalum attempts to avoid a tag from Edina's catcher in this photo series. Minnetonka beat Edina 18-8 to complete a perfect Riverview season Wednesday, July 16 at Braemar Park in Edina, Minn.
Minnetonka's C.J. Woodrow didn't have a great outing against Edina as he went 6.0 innings, allowing 14 hits and seven earned runs. Minnetonka beat Edina 18-8 to complete a perfect Riverview season Wednesday, July 16 at Braemar Park in Edina.