Local Sports Notebook: Tostenson earns cheerleading awards at Minnesota
Byron's Haley Tostenson received three awards this year at the University of Minnesota Spirit Squad Spring Banquet.
Byron's Haley Tostensonreceived three awards this year at the University of Minnesota Spirit Squad Spring Banquet.
Tostenson was the captain for the men's hockey cheerleading team during the 2015-16 season. The Gophers just finished play for the year with a loss in the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament.
Tostenson received the Academic Award, Captains Award and Most Valuable Player Award for this year's cheerleading squad. Despite her honors, Tostenson will be competing for a spot on the team next year during try-outs April 29-May 1 (bet she makes the team).
The current squad for men's hockey practices about 15 to 20 hours a week and their season begins in August.
Lourdes senior Kyle Borgesonplans to continue his football career in college at Division III St. Johns.
He was a two-way starter and the heart of the offensive and defensive lines for the Eagles last season, but suffered an injury late in the season that forced him to miss the playoffs.
Lourdes coach Mike Keslersaid Borgeson turned down at offer to play at Division II Upper Iowa. Borgeson was an All-District selection as a senior and Kesler called him an "outstanding leader."
"(It's) great to see he's going to continue to play after suffering that season-ending injury," Kesler said.
The Insane Inflatable 5K, a dynamic fun run series made up of inflatable obstacles and taking place in over 115 cities across the U.S., is coming to Rochester on June 18.
The Insane Inflatable 5K is designed to be accessible to everybody, from competitive to novice runners looking for a different type of challenge. The course, approximately 3.1 miles long, will incorporate 11-plus extreme inflatable obstacles. The race will be held at the Rochester Airport beginning at 8:30 a.m. with the first wave. Additional waves will run concurrently until noon or 1 p.m.
Some of the signature inflatables for the event will include "Mad House," where runners climb, weave, and maneuver their way through an intricate and challenging new inflatable; "Jump Around," the largest inflatable of its kind with more than 70 feet of bounce pad; and "Finish Line," where participants dodge wrecking balls, make their way past the tipsy towers, climb the rope ladder, and slide their way to victory.
Beyond the obstacles and the race, the Insane Inflatable 5k will also have a midway where participants can enjoy games, food, beverages and merchandise from local vendors and sponsors.
A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement.
Registration fees, which include an event T-shirt and medal upon completion, range from $49 for advance registration to $75 for day of event registration. Children are welcome to participate, with a minimum height requirement of 42 inches. For more information about the Insane Inflatable 5K or to register, visit www.insaneinflatable5k.com.
The 32nd annual Danny Rysavy Memorial Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held on Saturday in Austin.
The event is open to current Austin Pacelli students and alumni. It honors Danny Rysavy,
a former Pacelli student who died of cancer in 1984. Money raised from the tournament goes
to the Rysavy Scholarship Fund. Each spring a Pacelli senior who exhibits the qualities Rysavy
had is awarded a scholarship. In the last 20 years, more than $14,000 had been awarded in scholarship money.
Saturday's event begins at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Pacelli High School gymnasium in Austin.