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Girls Nordic ski team wins Section 3 meet; boys team finishes fourth

Congratulations to the Girls Nordic Ski team, which won the Section 3 meet Feb. 3 at Theodore Wirth Park. The team will head to Biwabik for the State Tournament Feb. 12. 

Ninth-grader Kelly Koch led the Blaze team, which finished with 375 points.

On the boys' side, sophomore Nate Blichfieldt finished fourth overall, and the team finished with 315 points. Blichfieldt qualified individually for state.

BHS teacher is candidate for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Burnsville High School teacher Mark Riggs is among 123 candidates to be the 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

Riggs was selected last spring as the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Teacher of the Year. He is a graduate of Burnsville High School who now teaches physical education and health at the school, advises the Student Council and coaches multiple sports.

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