Lakeville South will be the lone South Suburban Conference team in the state Class AA boys hockey tournament after the Cougars defeated Lakeville North 4-0 in the Section 1 final Thursday at Burnsville Ice Center.
Most of the South Suburban Conference sports events scheduled for Tuesday already have been postponed because of a forecast for extreme cold weather.
Despite losing twice last week, Eagan’s girls hockey team is in position to clinch the South Suburban Conference championship this week.
Lakeville North last week moved up seven places in the Class AA gymnastics rankings and on Saturday the Panthers’ Rachel Steiner confirmed her place among the state’s top all-grounders by finishing first at the Lakeville Invitational.
Stillwater, the team that thwarted Lakeville North’s attempt for back-to-back state Class AA gymnastics championships, will go into Saturday’s Panther Invitational at Lakeville North as the favorite.
While a lot of attention went to playoff runs engineered by Lakeville’s two high school football teams, they were not the only stories of sports success in the community in 2018.