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Breaking records ... again

By Star Tribune, 05/16/12, 6:46AM CDT


St. Francis thrower eclipses her own discus record

Maggie Ewen reset her own discus throw record at the North Suburban Confrence meet. Photo: Al Angell


Ewen reacts to setting the record. Photo: Al Angell

St. Francis champion discus thrower breaks her state record

• NORTH SUBURBAN CONFERENCE MEET: St. Francis junior Maggie Ewen reset her own state record Tuesday with a discus throw of 172 feet, 7 inches at the conference meet at Irondale High School. The toss broke the record she set last May with a throw of 166 feet, 8 inches. Ewen is Class 2A two-time defending state champion in the discus. She also took first place in the state in the shot put a year ago. "My goal is to do better than I've done in the past," Ewen said. "I hadn't really done that yet this year so finally achieving that goal was really nice."




Mounds View wins on a single


• MOUNDS VIEW 2, TARTAN 1: Senior Matt Wilson delivered a game-winning single with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, giving the Mustangs (10-5) a nonconference victory over the Titans (7-9). Winning pitcher Ethan Decaster threw all eight innings, allowing three hits while striking out eight and walking two.

• BLAINE 8, PARK CENTER 2: In a game originally suspended by inclement weather on May 5, the Bengals (8-9) scored the final eight runs to defeat the Pirates (3-14) in the Northwest Suburban matchup. Blaine senior second baseman Jace Otto went 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBI.

• SIBLEY EAST 2, JORDAN 1: Lucas Schwope's base hit scored Cody Swenson with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Wolverines (9-9) edged the Hubmen (6-10) in the Minnesota River.

• ST. PAUL JOHNSON 3, ST. PAUL HARDING 2: Senior David Staffa was a workhorse on the mound. The Governors (8-9) finally made a winner out of Staffa with a run in the bottom of the 10th inning, edging the Knights (7-10) in St. Paul City action. Staffa pitched all 10 innings, finishing with a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts and three walks. Johnson scored a run in the bottom of the sixth to tie it at two.



Hill-Murray takes conference


• HILL-MURRAY 4, NORTH ST. PAUL 2: The Class 3A, No. 9 Pioneers (16-1) scored two runs in the top of the 12th inning, beating the top-ranked Polars (17-2) to win the Classic Suburban Conference championship. Senior Sydney Fabian drove in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, scoring sophomore Nicole Thompson, who had four hits on the day. Winning pitcher senior Lindsey Klein worked all 12 innings for her 11th victory of the season. She struck out 11.

• APPLE VALLEY 10, ST. PAUL JOHNSON 1: Senior Julia Gerlach went 3-for-3, including a home run, and drove in three runs, leading the Eagles (12-8) past the Governors (13-4) in nonconference play.

• BLOOMINGTON JEFFERSON 9, PARK CENTER 3: Senior catcher Nicole Tobon hit her second grand slam in a week, leading the Class 3A, No. 3 Jaguars (17-2) past the No. 7 Pirates (14-3) in the championship game of the suspended Richfield tournament. Park Center was leading 2-1 in the fourth inning when Tobon belted her home run. Park Center won the Class 2A state championship last year before being bumped up to Class 3A.

• CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI 9, ROGERS 8: Katie McCann took one for the team. The senior catcher was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving the Bluejackets (6-9) a victory over the Royals (11-8) in the Mississippi 8. Junior Erica Epsen went 4-for-4 for the Bluejackets.

• COON RAPIDS 4, CHAMPLIN PARK 0: Allie Hable scattered six hits as the Cardinals (11-6) shut out the Rebels (11-7) in the Northwest Suburban. She struck out seven and walked three.

• LAKEVILLE NORTH 11, OSSEO 1: The Panthers' offense continues to put up crooked numbers on the scoreboard. Unranked Lakeville North (16-4) scored at least nine runs for the eighth time this season in beating the Orioles (5-11) in nonconference play. The game was called in the fifth inning because of the 10-run rule. Megan Crandall and Allison Moore each went 2-for-2. Crandall also had two RBI. Winning pitcher Angela Turner only gave up one hit.

• NORTHFIELD 5, NEW PRAGUE 0: Kaitlyn Bicek threw a three-hit shutout and also had a two-run double, leading the Raiders (8-8) past the Trojans (9-11) in the Missota.

• VISITATION 10, ST. PAUL COMO PARK 0: Anne Debertin had a bases-loaded triple and Sarah Otto threw a five-inning shutout as the Blazers (14-6) beat the Cougars (14-5) in a nonconference matchup. The game was called in the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.



Eden Prairie makes it 12-0


• EDEN PRAIRIE 14, CHAMPLIN PARK 3: Christine Easton and Katie Tomlinson each scored three goals as the unbeaten Eagles downed the Rebels in a nonconference matchup. Eden Prairie, which has been the state tournament runner-up each of the past two seasons, improved to 12-0 on the season with the victory.




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