SERVING AS VOLLEYBALL CAPTAINS for the 2017 season are, left to right, seniors Madysen Stegner, Allison Plathe and Tyler Peters. The Lady Trojans will open their season Monday, Aug. 28, hosting the Breckenridge Cowgirls.

Twelve individuals selected to MSHSL’s Hall of Fame

Two former University of Minnesota standouts headline the Minnesota State High School League’s 2017 Hall of Fame class. But before Darrell Thompson and Krissy Wendell-Pohl achieved success at the collegiate levels, they left their marks in Minnesota State High School League athletic programs.

Thompson was a three-sport star at Rochester John Marshall before performing heroic feats on the football field at the collegiate level and being drafted by the Green Bay Packers. Wendell-Pohl was the most prolific girls’ hockey scorer in the country while playing two seasons at Park Center High School. She went on to lead the Gophers to two national titles and then played with Team USA in two Olympic Games.

The others selected for induction are: Minnesota prep track legend Heather Van Norman, who led Windom to two state titles; high school officiating pioneers Larry Gallagher of Crystal, Richard Eldridge of St. Paul and Harry Kitts of Bloomington; Becker football coach Dwight Lundeen, former Wayzata cross country and track coach Bill Miles; administrators Marv Peters of Rochester and Kevin Merkle of Mahtomedi; Eastview speech and debate coach Todd Hering and choral music icon Bruce Phelps of Shoreview.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony for this outstanding group is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel. The event is open to the public. For event tickets, contact the League office at 763-560-2262 or visit the League’s website --- --- and click on the 2017 Hall of Fame Invitation link on the home page.

The League’s Hall of Fame, sponsored by Wells Fargo, started in 1991. The 2017 class is the 22nd group to be inducted. With this class, there now are 220 individuals in the hall.

Runners, walkers compete in annual Cornfest 5K, 10K

Runners and walkers participated in this year’s 5K and 10K walk-run which took place at the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge. The weather was cloudy and cool for the annual race.

Men’s 5K race results:

14 and Under;

1st-Austin Eastman, 20:26

2nd-Cadyn Vanderwal, 20:54

3rd-Lucas Vacek, 24:12

4th-Braden Bucher, 29:43

5th-John Glaft, 4:17


1st-Danny Eastman, 18:37

2nd-Jarret Johnson, 19:58


1st-William Stegner, 24:55

2nd-Josh Zahn, 27:23

3rd-Mark Lindquist, 29:44


1st-Laran Unzen, 20:12

2nd-Greg Neu, 20:14


1st-Mark Karels, 23:01

2nd-Ron Athey, 37:14

60 and over

1st-Rob Randall, 20:05

2nd-Warren Wiese, 23:33

3rd-David Michelson, 46:34

Men’s 10K Results:


1st-Nathan Neu, 43:10


1st-David Wingert, 41:43

2nd-Mike Peterson, 54:02

3rd-Brian Peterson, 54:05


1st-Curt Vacek, 43:40

2nd-Doug Wiley, 57:35

Women’s 5K Results:

14 and Under

1st-Brooklyn Conrad, 24:58

2nd-Julia Wiik, 25:00

3rd-Ella Keplin, 26:28

4th-Allie Neu-27:59

5th-Hannah Vanderwal, 37:13

6th-Sarah Neu, 37:23

7th-Jayden Kessler, 44:07


1st-Carissa Vanderwal, 20:55

2nd-Allie Reiffenberger, 24:00

3rd-Madysen Stegner, 24:55

4th-Justine Wiik, 25:02


1st-Carolyn Adelman, 21:11

2nd-Samantha Zahn, 27:22

3rd-Nicole Boehnke, 31:06

4th-Jessica Scherer, 31:28

5th-Kelsey Munsterman, 44:08


1st-Jeny Koplin, 30:23

2nd-Heide Bucher, 30:24

3rd-Hillary Henrich, 34:49

4th-Lizz Peterson, 43:56


1st-Tamara Peschong, 26:07

2nd-Chris Stabler, 33:37

3rd-Katie Glatt, 34:18

4th-Sara Johnson, 34:44

5th-Jennifer Neu, 37:24

6th-Amy Spinner, 44:06


1st-Allison Michelson, 46:44

60 and over

1st-Barb Wiese, 34:50

2nd-Sharon Peterson, 43:57

Women’s 10K Results:

14 and under

1st-EllyAnderson, 55:49


1st-Jasmine Hurlbut, 55:49


1st-Whitney Massee, 55:23

2nd-Kenzie Munsterman, 55:24

3rd-Alysa Tasel, 55:25

4th-Morgan Munsterman, 56:23

5th-Candice Schultz, 58:11


1st-Hillary Grabow, 48:58

2nd-Robin Simons, 55:01

3rd-Camille Knudson, 61:24

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