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Spartan Postseason Update: Winter Athletics

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Updated April 18, 2022

Alpine Skiing

After a 5th place finish at sections, finishing in 1:00:88, Henry Giles '24 represented SPA at the State Alpine meet on February 16 at Giants Ridge where he finished 78th overall. Congratulations, Henry!

All-Conference: Soren Mishra ‘23 and Evy Sachs ‘26

All-Conference Honorable Mention: Clara Garner ‘22, Will Sedo ‘22 and Wyatt Tait ‘23


Boys' Basketball 

Spartan basketball received the #5 seed in Section 4AA and defeated the #12 seed, St. Paul Washington Technology Magnet 94-77 in the opening round. In the quarterfinals, SPA played the #4 seed, St. Agnes. In a tough contest, SPA fell 82-42. 

All-Conference: Brandt Baskerville ‘22 and Clarke Baskerville ‘22

All-Conference Honorable Mention: Ethan Carter ‘24 and Tysen Hayes ‘24


Girls' Basketball

Spartan girls' basketball received the #11 seed in Section 4AA. In the opening round, SPA cruised to a dominant 57-30 victory over the #14 seed, Math and Science Academy. In round 2, SPA played the #6 seed Concordia Academy. In a well-played game, the team would ultimately fall 37-24. 

All-Conference Honorable Mention: Lindsay Browne ‘23 and Naomi Straub ‘22


Boys' Hockey

Spartan hockey received the #6 seed in Section 4A and were matched up against the #3 seed, Chisago Lakes in the opening round. In a close contest, SPA fell 3-1.

All-Conference: George Peltier ‘23 and Judah Thomas ‘22

All-Conference Honorable Mention: Ethan Peltier ‘25 and Nelson Wodarz ‘23


Girls' Hockey

After an exceptional season (18-8), girls' hockey received the #6 seed in Section 6AA and were matched up against the #3 seed in Benilde St. Margarets. In a tough contest, United fell 6-1 in the opening round of the section tournament.

All-Conference: Lucie Bond ‘22 and Charlotte Goings ‘24

All-Conference Honorable Mention: Heidi Deuel ‘23, Greta Magnuson ‘23 and Aurelia Meza ‘24


Nordic Skiing

The girls' Nordic team had a strong showing at the State meet on February 16, despite the meet's shortened format due to cold weather. The sprint team of Helen Townley '25 and Maren Overgaard '26 came in fifth, with Helen finishing second overall in the relay. In the individual pursuit competition, finishers included Inga Wing '25 (15th), Taylor Barkwell '25 (50th), Eleanor Mody '27 (100th), Marie Schumacher '22 (104th), and Johanna Pierach '25 (107th).

All-Conference: Taylor Barkwell '25, Jack O’Brien ‘23, Maren Overgaard '26, Marie Schumacher, Helen Townley '25 and Inga Wing '25

All-Conference Honorable Mention: Henry Burkhardt ‘22, Sam Hilton ‘27, Thomas Kovarik ‘25, Eleanor Mody '27 and David Schumacher ‘25


Boys' Swim and Dive

At the 6AA section finals on Saturday, February 26 Gabriel Bangoura '23, Rishi Bhargava' 24, Ben Hanson '22, and Connor Overgaard '24 had great performances but came up just short of a state berth. Individual times include 

Gabriel Bangoura: 4th 200 Medley Relay, 9th 200 IM, 6th 100 Free, 3rd 200 Free Relay
Rishi Bhargava: 4th 200 Medley Relay, 14th 200 IM, 3rd 200 Free Relay, 7th 100 Breaststroke
Ben Hanson: 15th 500 Free (career-best), 8th 400 Free Relay
Connor Overgaard: 4th 200 Medley Relay, 12th 100 Free, 3rd 200 Free Relay, 7th 100 Backstroke

All-Conference: Gabriel Bangoura ‘23, Rishi Bhargava ‘24 and Connor Overgaard ‘24


Fencing

The Minnesota High School Fencing Championships took place on Saturday, February 26, and Sunday, February 27 at Holy Family Catholic High School. Congratulations to our fencers on a great season! 

Saturday individual events:
Women's saber: Halle Cowgill '24 (7th place); Nora Shaughnessy '24 (5th place)
Men's saber: Will Anderson '22 (14th place); Soren Miller '23 (15th place); William Moran '23 (4th place); Andy Rose '22 (5th place)
Women's epee: Val Chafee '22 (6th place); Noa Ní Aoláin Gross '22 (22nd place); Belle Weng '25 (15th place); Annie Zhang '25 (11th place)
Men's epee: Mason Brooks '22 (1st place); Milan Mishra '25 (5th place); Maik Nguyen '24 (8th place)
Women's foil: Claire Kim '24 (5th place); Audrey Peltier '27 (28th place); Maddie Wright '27 (31st place)
Men's foil: Allan Wang '26 (12th place); Ethan He '26 (49th place)

Sunday team events:
Men's epee: 2nd place
Men's foil: 9th place
Men's saber: 3rd place
Women's foil: 5th place
Women's epee: 4th place
Women's saber: 2nd place

Overall results:
Men's epee: 1st place
Women's epee: 2nd place
Men's foil: 3rd place
Women's foil: 3rd place
Men's saber: 2nd place
Women's saber: 3rd place