Rochester's Alec Majerus earned a sixth-place finish at the X Games in Minneapolis this past week.
Majerus, a professional skateboarder, took sixth in the Skateboard Street Best Trick division in the event held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Majerus also placed 15th in the Skateboard Street competition.
This was the sixth year that the 24-year-old Majerus has taken part in the X Games. His best finish remains a silver medal in the Street division in 2017 in Minneapolis. He earned a bronze medal by placing third in the Street Division in Austin, Texas in 2014.
Grant Reeves, who was a senior on the Rochester Mayo boys swimming and diving team during last season, has been named All-America by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.
All-America status for the 2018-19 school year is based on a swimmer's times during state meets. The top 100 high school swimmers in the nation in each event are honored.
Reeves earned All-America status in the 100 backstroke and the 200 individual medley. In the Class AA state meet this spring, Reeves posted a time of 49.89 seconds in the 100 backstroke and a time of 1:50.84 in the 200 IM. He placed second at state in the 200 IM and fourth in the backstroke.
Austin sophomore Logan Kelly and Winona's Jack Herczeg also earned NISCA All-America honors.
Kelly was honored in the 100 breaststroke. At the Class A state meet in 2019, he posted a time of 56.09 and finished in second place. Herczeg was honored in the 100 freestyle. He won the Class A state title with a time of 45.38 at the state meet.
Med City FC, a Rochester-based amateur soccer team, had two players and head coach named to the NPSL Midwest All-Region team for the 2019 season.
Mayhem coach Neil Cassidy, who earlier was named the NPSL North Conference Coach of the Year, has been named the NPSL Midwest Region Coach of the Year.
Defender Nicholas Itopoulos and forward Francisco Neto were the players selected All-Region.
Itopoulos, a central defender, is in his second year with the club. He was named to the NPSL All-North Conference team as well. Over the past two seasons, Itopoulos has started every conference game and been part of a defensive line that has given up less than a goal a game. He scored four goals last season and added another this year. Itopoulos is a native of South Africa and will be returning to Coastal Carolina University for his third season of college soccer this fall.
Neto, a forward, is also in his second season with Med City FC. He was also an All-Conference pick this season and has started every league game over the past two years. Last season, Neto scored six goals and added seven assists in conference play. This season, playing up front, he had nine goals and six assists. His 15 goals over two seasons makes him Med City FC’s all-time leading scorer. Neto hails from Brazil and is hoping that his success here will lead him to opportunities to play as a professional.
Cassidy led the Mayhem to an 8-1-3 record in conference play and an 11-1-3 mark during the regular season. Med City went undefeated over the first 10 conference games and clinched its first-ever spot in the NPSL Midwest Region playoffs. The Mayhem also won the first-ever Rochester City Cup and the NPSL North Conference 10,000 Lakes Cup for having the best head-to-head record between the conference’s Minnesota teams. Cassidy is originally from the Manchester area in England.
Med City forward Jack Hilton joined Itopoulos and Neto on the All-Conference team.
Rochester Community and Technical College men's basketball coach Brian LaPlante is looking for an assistant coach for the upcoming season. Among the duties are recruiting/scouting, helping to plan practices, film preparation and review, fundraising and monitoring of student-athlete academic progress.
For more information, contact LaPlante at email@example.com.
Guy N. Limbeck is a sports writer for the Post Bulletin. His Local Notebook appears each Tuesday. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org