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Got Game Minnesota

3/30/2009

BECKY KORTUM

HOPKINS – GIRLS' ICE HOCKEY

No individual accolade will completely soothe the frustration of falling
in the state championship game, but a Player of the Year honor will certainly
lessen the sting. Kortum's outstanding season for the Royals culminated
in the Associated Press Player of the Year award in girls'
hockey. Hopkins fell to Stillwater, 5-3, on Feb. 28, but Kortum's season
was otherwise a success. The senior scored 43 goals and added 28
assists in 30 games and ended her career with more than 200 points.

DREW JOHNSON

EDINA – BOYS' SWIMMING

Johnson was at his best at the Class AA boys' swimming state
championships on March 7, and his team certainly needed the
effort. The junior won individual state titles in both the
100 and 200 freestyle races, then joined his Edina
teammates to win the 400 free relay, which
clinched the team championship. The three
wins were critical, as Edina just edged
Minnetonka, 268-225, to earn the
AA title for the second consecutive
year.