Sunday, May 5, 2013
The state dropped two spots in the League of American Bicyclists’ annual rankings.
(Editor's Note: The map above was created by the League of American Bicyclists.) Minnesota is still among the top states in “bike friendliness,” but its ranking fell a couple notches in 2013, according to the League of American Bicyclists. The state was ranked fourth this year, down from second in 2012. It ranked high in legislation and enforcement, policies and programs and education and encouragement. But it was middle of the pack in infrastructure and funding and lower tier in evaluation and planning. Minnesota was also missing three of the league’s “Top 10 Signs of Success: Use the map above to see how Minnesota compares to other states in the various categories. Do you think Minnesota needs to do more to support cycling? Share your …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Jamie Blumentritt of Eagan finished first among women aged 25 to 29 in the race.
Two Eagan runners were among the 72 who finished the Trail Mix 50K on April 13, 2013 at Hyland Lake Park Reserve in Bloomington. Jamie Blumentritt finished first among women aged 25 to 29. Finishers in the 50K race ranged in age from 22 to 69 years old. First across the finish line among male racers was Jason Tischer, 38, of Blaine, with a time of 3:59:44. For women it was Sonya Decker, 46, of Minneapolis, with a time of 4:46:12. The Trail Mix is three races in one: Three different cross-country trail races are offered: 50K Ultra (solo), 25K (solo), and 50K Team (4-person teams/12.5K each runner). The beautiful course is run over hill and dale on wood chip and grass trails. Each clearly marked loop is 12.5 kilometers (7.75 miles) in length…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Many south metro golf courses are planning to open for the 2013 season this weekend.
Looks like 69, 73… Those aren’t just excellent golf scores—they’re the projected highs this weekend in the Eagan area. After a seemingly endless winter, the weather is finally poised for a turnaround. Today should be a bit warmer as well, with temperatures expected to reach 67 under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. If you’re itching to hit the links, here is the latest on south metro golf course opening dates, courtesy of the Minnesota Golf Association: Know of other golf course openings in the area? Let us know in the comment stream below!
Friday, April 19, 2013
Fellow high school athletes Tony Sarne, Drew Nichols and Sonja Hedblom also signed letters of intent on Wednesday.
The University of Maine's academics and hockey tradition proved irrestible for Eagan High School hockey star Zach Glienke, who was among four EHS students to sign national letters of intent Wednesday morning. Glienke and fellow high school athletes Tony Sarne, Drew Nichols and Sonja Hedblom declared their intention to play collegiate-level sports during a ceremony at Eagan High School. Sarne plans to play football at the University of Mary in North Dakota, Nichols intends to pursue tennis at St. Cloud State University and Hedblom will take on nordic skiing at Michigan Technological University. In biographies posted on Eagan High School's website, the athletes thanked coaches, parents and friends for their support. "I am also grateful to …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Minnesota Vikings will form a 20-member cheerleading squad from 52 candidates.
Two women from Eagan are among the candidates vying for spots on the 2013 Minnesota Vikings cheerleader roster. The Vikings website, which identifies the cheerleader candidates only by their first names and first initials of their last names, is asking visitors to vote for candidates to determine who will make the team. Eagan residents Kristen O and Kelly D are candidates No. 16 and No. 44 of 52 candidates looking for a spot on the 20-woman team. Voting ends at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. See 2013 Minnesota Vikings cheerleader candidate photos Cast a vote for 2013 Minnesota Vikings cheerleader candidates
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Tvedt and 39 other recipients from across the suburbs will be honored at an awards ceremony and luncheon in Oakdale on April 17.
Eastview High School senior Taylor Tvedt, a "key" member of of the girls hockey and lacrosse teams over the last four years, can add another accolade to an already long list of accomplishments. Tvedt was named a 2013 Athena Award winner last month. The awards are given to young women representing St. paul and nearby suburbs for their outstanding athletic achievements. This year, all 39 recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony and luncheon in Oakdale on April 17. The award is based on excellence in individual sports or for participation and accomplishments in team sports. Criteria considered includes the number of sports they participate in, the number of varsity letters earned, and post-season awards earned. Tvedt has been a …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Jabs, a student at Benilde-St. Margaret's School, sustained a spinal cord injury in December 2011. Since then his story has inspired hockey lovers in the state and U.S.
Patch websites around the country this week will be featuring people who have overcome obstacles in life. There are many noteworthy examples in Minnesota. This article focuses on Jack Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret's School (BSM) hockey player who was injured in an on-ice incident in December 2011. This story is running on all Patch sites in Minnesota. On Sunday Jack's mom, Leslie, announced on his CaringBridge page that he will be a captain next season for BSM's hockey team. To remind readers of how far he has come, we are re-featuring a story from April 2012. This story followed his discharge from the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. *** As the elevator doors opened, a gathering crowd in the lobby of the Sister Kenny …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Anderson, who led the Eagan High School girls track team through state and to a national competition last fall, is one of 39 award recipients.
Eagan High School senior Danielle Anderson, who led the girls cross country team to the Nike Cross Country Nationals in Oregon last fall, has been recognized as a St. Paul Area Athena Award recipient. The awards are given to young women representing St. paul and nearby suburbs for their outstanding athletic achievements. This year, all 39 recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony and luncheon in Oakdale on April 17. The event will also feature keynote speaker Rachel Blount, a sports reporter and columnist at the Star Tribune. The Athena Awards Committee is comprised of representatives of St. Paul city and suburban schools, parents of previous award winners, and business volunteers. Anderson, captain of the cross country team, …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Beer, wings and slam dunks! It's tournament time -- here's where to catch all the games.
Selection Sunday is behind us. The first four games of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament are Tuesday and Wednesday. The round of 64 begins play on Thursday. Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Eagan: Buffalo Wild Wings 1280 Promenade Pl 651-414-6200 Doolittle's Woodfire Grill2140 Cliff Rd 651-452-6627 Fitz's Bar & Grill at Cedarvale Lanes 3883 Cedar Grove Pkwy 651-452-7520 Houlihan's 1294 Promenade Pl 651-452-1001 Lone Oak Grill 3010 Eagandale Pl 651-789-2081 Starks Saloon 3125 Dodd Rd 651-454-8251 Valley Lounge 3385 Sibley Memorial Hwy 651-454-2760 Wildcats Bar & Grill 1448 Yankee Doodle Rd 651-452-2475 Zest Bar & Grille525 Diffley Rd 651-340-…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Heavyweight Colin Fisher hopes his achievements will inspire younger wrestlers to new heights.
After losing to Coon Rapids wrestler Michael Burckhardt at a Fargo tournament in December, Eagan High School senior Colin Fisher had one thing on his mind: Vengeance. "Everytime I’d walk in to a room or show up to a workout, I'd just think to myself: 'What is he doing to get better?” Colin Fisher said. "If he’s working out for two hours, I’d do two and a half." That work ethic propelled Fisher to victory over Burckhardt in the Class AAA 285-pound finals last Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center. In beating Burckhardt 5-3, Fisher became the first EHS wrestler to be crowned a state champion. It's a momentous achievement for the wrestler and football player, who spent weeks building up his stamina with endurance runs so that he could outlast …