Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Knights' relay teams paced a strong effort for a St. Michael team that has made its presence felt in Class AA.
Noah Dalluge and the St. Michael-Albertville Knights had a solid weekend in the pool at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, pacing the school to its highest ever finish at the Boys AA State Swim Meet. Dalluge was the top finisher with for the Knights with a second place medal in the 50 freestyle. He touched home in an All-American Consideration time of 21.12 seconds and, earning All-State honors. Dalluge's time in prelims of 21.11 was a new school record. All-State honors also went to the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay team of Brandon Richardson, Sam Konsor, Grant Moser and Dalluge as they finished fifth in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:27.48, and came home and seventh in the 400 in a time of 3:14.28. Eli …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
In a match up for the ages, St. Michael-Albertville and Apple Valley wrestled to a draw in the State 3A Team Tournament final.
Mike Kessler had dreamed of this moment. With his team's back against the wall, trailing Apple Valley 28-25, the 285-pound heavyweight for the Knights had the state tournament team title in his hands. A decision over Lord Joshua Hyeamang would mean a 28-all tie, and a share of the state championship. Kessler pulled through, getting a second period escape and scoring a point with his aggressive shots at Hyemang's legs, forcing the big Eagle into a stall, to earn a 2-0 win. It was a fitting end with more than 15,000 fans watching the state's top two "big school" teams tangle. Apple Valley, with its history, was admittedly "the underdog" much of the year. The Eagles, however, were everyone's champion in this theater until someone finally …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The No. 1 team in Minnesota and No. 3 team in the United States squares off with Elk River at 4 p.m. to begin its postseason quest for the State. 3A championship.
It's a difficult task for any team to march through a Section Wrestling tournament, both as a team and with a group of individuals, and come out on top. But for the St. Michael-Albertville Knights, anything less than a Section 7-3A team championship, held this weekend in Forest Lake, would be utter disappointment. And they don't mind the pressure. The Knights, who are the reigning champions in the section since they joined Class 3A, are heavy favorites to not only win the section, but to win the Minnesota Class 3A title, something the school hasn't done before. As a team, standing in the way will be Cambridge-Isanti, the No. 4 team in the state and last year's Section 7-3A runner-up. The Knights, however, dominated the BlueJackets in …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The St. Michael-Albertville girls picked up a huge conference win and raised nearly $2,000 for two St. Michael-Albertville families fighting cancer.
Consider Coaches vs. Cancer Night a success on all levels for the 10th-ranked St. Michael-Albertville girls' basketball team. Coach Kent Hamre's team dominated from start to finish against the Monticello Magic, who are ranked No. 8 in Class 3A, one class lower than the Knights. Senior Natalie VanWyhe led the Knights with 18 points, six assists, six steals and a handful of rebounds as the STMA girls trailed only once in a 64-51 win. Mackenzie Bebo added 15 and had three blocks. Erin Autio scored 11 and pulled down rebounds. But it was a bigger number - nearly $4,000 - that mattered to Hamre and the Knights. " [We raised] $3956.80 for the Juntunen and Purohit families. [STMA Middle School West students] Aly and Tyler took part in the …
Friday, January 18, 2013
On a night that included so much more than basketball, the Knights made a statement when it came to Section 8-4A.
As it gets set for its second "Coaches vs. Cancer" event, the St. Michael-Albertville girls' basketball will again bring the cause close to home, raising funds for two St. Michael-Albertville middle school students battling the disease. This year, however, the results on the floor against last year's opponent were different, as the Knights made a statement about their plans for defending their Section 8-4A championship, dumping Buffalo 69-27 to tighten their grip on the top spot in the section and the Mississippi 8 Conference. St. Michael-Albertville was led by Erin Autio, a junior, with 19 points, as the Knights built a 40-19 lead at the half and never looked back. STMA has now hung a 17-point win over rival Rogers and a 42-point win over…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Special teams and defense, two ingredients missing from the Elks' first two playoff wins, were the key in a 24-10 win over the Knights.
With a pass rush in his face, Cole Krutzig faded to fire from his quarterback position, deep in the St. Michael-Albertville end zone. He never saw the defender coming to read his intended throw. As Elk River defender Alex Plaisted grabbed the ball out of the air, he put the first nail into the coffin that was the STMA football season. The final nail came one play later, as Elk River punched in a 5-yard touchdown run, sealing a 24-10 victory in the Section 6-5A final. For the Elks, it was a "rising from the ashes" moment. The program was in complete turmoil just two years ago, when a hazing scandal saw a host of starters suspended from the team for an entire season, and the squad went winless in nine games (including a 50-12 loss to STMA…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
After routing Centennial 3-0 for a Section 5-3A tournament win, the Knights take on the Orioles in Blaine tonight.
After blasting Centennial 25-19-25-21,25-18 for its first Section 5-3A quarterfinal win in two years, the No. 3 seeded St. Michael-Albertville Knights now take on Osseo in the semifinals, and a presumed shot at Blaine in the Section Championship. The Bengals take on Totino-Grace, the No. 4 seed, in the other semifinal. Led by seniors like Becky Hackenmueller, Candice Yager, Jennifer Olejar and Paige O'Connor, the Knights and Orioles have a couple of like opponents, despite the two having not met this season. Both squads fell to Blaine in regular season play. The Orioles were able to take a set from the one of the state's top teams. St. Michael came close, but could not pull out a win. Both squads dominated Andover, as well. "Bring the …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Knights look to make it two in a row tonight at home.
The St. Michael-Albertville football team, fresh off a drubbing in Duluth over the East Greyhounds, look to make it two in a row tonight at home. The Knights will take on the Big Lake Hornets, a team that upset STMA last year on its home field. Look for the home squad to exact some revenge.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Courtesy of iHigh.com and St. Michael-Albertville football.
Thanks to modern technology, you can watch tonight's game live from St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West. Game time is 7 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Patch.
Fall sports will soon be kicking into high gear and Patch wants to help you share every exciting moment with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to share their team spirit on Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec teams, etc. -- is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Is your favorite team a college or pro team? That's okay too! Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community. 2. Upload pictures and video of your team to our gallery: Snap an awesome photo at the …