RAHS freshman makes state golf tournament

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Roseville Area High School will have one representative at this week’s state golf tournaments. Freshman Hannah Bruns is set to compete in the Class AAA tournament at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Bruns qualified thanks to her two-day total of 177 that she shot in the Section 4AAA tournament at Tanner’s Brook in Forest Lake on May 26 and 28. Her score put her in seventh place overall and fourth among golfers who weren’t members of the section-winning team.

Bruns opened the section tournament by shooting an 85 and followed that up with a 92 on day two.

Stillwater won the team title by 62 strokes over runner-up Tartan.

Of the individuals not from Stillwater who qualified for state, no more than one was from the same team. In addition to Roseville, the other individual state qualifiers came from Cretin-Derham Hall, Hill-Murray, Mahtomedi and Tartan.

Bruns is scheduled to tee off on the first day of the state tournament at 12:54 p.m. on the East Course at Bunker Hills.

Roseville seniors make history at Lions banquet

For the first time in the history of the award, the St. Paul Downtown Lions Club amateur athlete of the year awards went to recipients from the same school. That school is Roseville Area High School and the winners are Monica Burich and Jesper Horsted.

The Lions began handing out a single award in 1944 and split it into separate male and female awards in 1986. The winners this year were announced at a banquet on May 19.

In addition to being the award winners, Burich and Horsted have at least one other thing in common: Basketball. That’s their winter sport of choice. Burich was a Miss Basketball finalist this year and Horsted helped Roseville’s boys team reach the state tournament for the first time since 1997.

Burich’s other sports are volleyball and track and field. She helped lead the Raiders’ volleyball team to three consecutive state-tournament berths and has qualified for the state track and field meet twice.

Horsted plays football in the fall and baseball in the spring and has been named all-state in both. He was a key cog in Roseville’s run to the state football semifinals in 2013 and helped Roseville make a deep run in the section baseball playoffs this spring.

Both seniors, Burich and Horsted are set to continue their athletic and academic careers this fall. Burich is headed to the University of Colorado, where she will be a member of the Buffaloes’ women’s basketball team. Horsted is off to the east coast, where he’ll attend Princeton University and play football and baseball for the Tigers.

RAHS basketball coach steps down

Roseville Area High School boys basketball coach Ted Critchley announced last week that he has resigned his position and is taking a new coaching job in North Dakota. Critchley will become the boys basketball coach at Fargo North High School.

Critchley coached for five seasons at Roseville and guided the Raiders to the state tournament earlier this year. It was the Raiders’ first trip to state since 1997.

Critchley’s son Kobe, the starting point guard for the Raiders, graduated last week and is headed to the University of Minnesota-Crookston to play basketball.

Brian Meyers can be reached at†bmeyers@lillienews.com†or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.


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