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Top girls', boys' Nordic skiers and teams to watch on the Minnesota high school scene

By RON HAGGSTROM, Star Tribune , 01/12/21, 6:15PM CST


Meets will be duals and triangulars only but the possibility of a state meet exists, even with COVID-19 guidelines limiting fans.

Molly Moening of St. Paul Highland Park won the girls' Nordic skiing individual state title in 2020 at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Star Tribune file photos by Brian Peterson

With limited fans and athletes in most sports wearing masks during competition, Minnesota high school winter sports resume with games and meets starting Thursday. Seasons will be condensed, with fewer games, owing to the pandemic, but there’s still hope of state tournaments.

Top 10 girls' Nordic skiers, five teams to watch

Celeste Alden, St. Paul Highland Park, senior
Makayla Fischer, Mahtomedi, junior
Amelea Hauer, Forest Lake, senior
Lauren McCollor, Wayzata, senior
Molly Moening, St. Paul Highland Park, junior
Margo Nightingale, Mounds Park Academy, sophomore
Jordan Parent, Forest Lake, sophomore
Anna Schmidt, St. Paul Highland Park, senior
Linnea Urban, Hastings, senior
Maggie Wagner, Edina, junior

Top five teams
1. St. Paul Highland Park
2. Forest Lake
3. Stillwater
4. Wayzata
5. Edina

Top 10 boys' Nordic skiers, five teams to watch

Roger Anderson of Armstrong competed at the 2020 state meet.

Roger Anderson, Armstrong, senior
Stas Bednarski, Minneapolis Southwest, senior
Cooper Camp, Minneapolis Southwest, junior
Jonathan Clarke, Bloomington Jefferson, junior
Noah Erickson, Forest Lake, junior
Colin Freed, Wayzata, senior
Jonathan Hudrlik, Forest Lake, senior
Isak Nightingale, Mounds Park Academy, junior
Magnus O’Connor, Prior Lake, senior
Victor Sparks, Minneapolis Southwest, senior

Top five teams
1. Forest Lake
2. Minneapolis Southwest
3. Prior Lake
4. Wayzata
5. Armstrong


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