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Spartans shine in the postseason; Spartan doubles team goes to State Championship match

It’s been an exceptional spring season for our Spartans--see below for highlights from the postseason.

Boys’ tennis heads to State Tournament: The boys’ tennis team has excelled in the postseason, qualifying for the State Tournament both as a team and in individual competition. The doubles team of Liam Lynch '21 and Luka Shaker-Check '21 won the Section 4A Individuals Tournament to qualify for the State Doubles Tournament. Lynch and Shaker-Check also went to State as a doubles team in 2019, finishing third; they will try to top that finish when the State doubles competition kicks off on June 10.The boys also qualified for the State Tournament as a team after an impressive showing in team section competition. In the first round of State play, the team lost to a strong Breck team to end their season. The boys' fantastic season is profiled in the most recent issue of the Highland Villager: "Spartans earn trip to state in boys' tennis". 

Update, June 11: The doubles team of Liam Lynch '21 and Luka Shaker-Check '21 made it to the championship round of the MSHSL State Doubles Tennis Tournament after winning their Round 1 match 6-0, 6-0 over Pipestone, their Round 2 match 6-2, 6-4 over Virginia, and their Semifinal match 6-4, 6-2 over Thief River Falls. The duo lost to a tough Breck team in the final round, placing second in Class A. Congratulations, Liam and Luka!

Baseball goes deep into Sections after strong regular season: After a 10-9 regular season--the best regular-season finish in years for the Spartans--the baseball team went deep into the postseason, making it to the Section semifinals before losses to St. Agnes and St. Croix Prep in double-elimination Section Final play. The team’s strong season generated buzz including a profile in the Highland Villager of team leaders Boden Strafelda '22 and Judah Thomas '22.

Girls’ Lacrosse earns Tri-Metro Conference Championship: Girls’ lacrosse--a co-op team with Visitation--had an exceptional season, winning the Tri-Metro Conference Championship and finishing the season with a 10-4 record, including big wins against St. Croix Prep, Eagan, and Holy Angels. In the postseason, the girls won their play-in game with a big 16-6 win over the St. Paul team, but then fell to Cretin-Derham in the Section quarterfinals.

Boys’ Golf qualifies six players for Sections: After a strong regular season, boys’ golf qualified six players for Section competition: Thomas Reinhart ‘21, George Peltier ‘23, Henri Peltier ‘24, Connor Overgaard ‘24, Ethan Peltier ‘25, and Luke Welch ‘23. After the first round, Thomas Reinhart and George Peltier qualified for Day 2 of Sections, shooting a 79 and 87 respectively. On Day 2, Reinhart finished with an 84 and Peltier with a 93, ending the team’s season. 

Ultimate Frisbee finishes out a great season: It’s been a strong season for both boys’ and girls’ Ultimate Frisbee. The boys won their conference semifinal game and now advance to the conference finals on Thursday, June 10. The boys will also play in the State Tournament, which will be held June 26-27. The girls’ team secured third place in their conference with a 15-4 win on June 8, and will play one more game on Tuesday, June 15 to finish their season.