Mahnomen started fast and never looked back Saturday en route to its second straight state title. Quarterback Tom Pavek rushed for 179 yards and two scores and caught a touchdown pass to lead the Indians past Dawson-Boyd 46-13 in the Class 1A Championship game — the school’s eighth championship overall.
Dominic Nibbelink scored 18 of his 29 points in the final 10 minutes to lead Southwest Minnesota Christian over Maranatha Christian Academy 81-73 Saturday in the Class A state title game.
Hermantown will play St. Thomas Academy in the Class 1A championship for the third straight year.
Jesse Kieper scored 25 points and Dillon Schultz added 17 to lead Springfield to the boys’ Class 1A title Saturday.
Madison Lee scored 14 points, including a pair of key 3-pointers in the second half, to lead Maranatha Christian Academy to a 59-52 win over Nicollet in the girls’ basketball 1A state final Saturday at the Target Center.
Warroad exploded for five goals in the third period, the go-ahead score coming from Kayla Gardner, lifting the Warriors past South St. Paul 5-1 for their second straight Class 1A girl’s hockey state championship.