High school roundup: Johnson clears singles, duplicates state titles in young ladies badminton

High school roundup: Johnson clears singles, duplicates state titles in young ladies badminton

Johnson, which won its 6th back to back young ladies badminton crew state title on Thursday, covered its season by clearing the singles and copies state titles on Friday at Eden Prairie High School.

It’s just the fourth time a program has cleared the group, singles and duplicates titles — what’s known as a “triple crown.” Johnson recently won triple crowns in 2013 and 2018, and Harding pulled one off in 2006.

Melody Yang, a senior chief and Athena grant victor, won the singles title, beating Humboldt’s Lay in the elimination rounds and Highland Park’s HaNeul Jeong-McDonnell in finals. Johnson mentor Mark Fischbach said couldn’t request more out of a pioneer than Yang.

Stacy Yang and Phoo Phyo won the pairs title with a three-set elimination round prevail upon Burnsville and a three-set finals prevail upon Harding. Fischbach adulated his group’s capacity to remain created subsequent to winning the group title a day sooner.

Fischbach likewise noticed the group’s graduated class and their association in the program. He said that is the thing that has made Johnson exceptional.

“We have fostered a genuine solid feeling of local area inside the program. Every one of the young ladies are holding nothing back,” he said. “It’s truly uncommon.”

Simley’s young ladies olympic style sports group won the Metro East Conference Championship without precedent for program history Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Henry Sibley High School. Imagined, from left, are the group’s chiefs: Kate Carlson, Brekken Grathen, Ellie Rud and Abby Hepper. (Photograph kindness of Simley High School)

Young ladies olympic style sports

Simley won the Metro East Conference Championships with 144 focuses on Thursday at Henry Sibley High School. It was the first run through in program history the Spartans won the meeting title.

Simley completed 11.5 focuses in front of next in line Mahtomedi. The Spartans had numerous ahead of all comers completes and saw four competitors acquire top-10 completions in school history.

Kate Carlson broke the program record in the 200-meter run with her 25.86-second winning time. Carlson set second in the 100 with a period of 12.80 seconds — the second-quickest time in program history.

Megan Gullerud (12:27.29) and Emerson Hocking (1:02.09) and both scored the eighth-quickest occasions in program history, in the 3,200 and 400, separately. Gullerud won the 3,200, and Hocking set second in the 400.

Up next for Simley is the Section 3, Class 2A meet, occurring more than two days on June 9 and 11.


Irondale 3, Park Center 0: Irondale pitcher Jack Zupfer kept the Knights’ season alive, pitching a total game shutout and throwing 11 strikeouts.

The Knights (7-16) progressed to the Section 5, Class 4A relief section quarterfinals and will play Spring Lake Park on Monday. Irondale upset Champlin Park, positioned No. 9 in Class 4A, yet lost to Roseville to wind up in the encouragement section.

Pursue Oxborough pitched a total game for Park Center (2-16); he permitted just two hits and struck out five players.


Centennial 1, Maple Grove 0: Centennial senior Emma Hopkins broke a solitary to carry squeeze sprinter Maisy Dockendorf home with the triumphant disagreement the lower part of the 10th inning and advance the Cougars to the Section 5, Class 4A title game.

Helene Krage pitched a total game in addition to both additional innings and permitted just five hits while striking out eight for the No. 2-positioned Cougars (20-1). Krage didn’t walk a hitter. Isabella Daniels went 8 1/3 innings for Maple Grove (15-6) and had four strikeouts.

The Cougars will play the victor of Champlin Park and Spring Lake Park in area finals June 10.

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