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Andy Jacobs: ABC 6 Female Prep Athlete of the Week

For Century Panther Andy Jacobs, pole vaulting has been a journey and it has brought her to be the best in the state. The sky is the limit for our ABC 6 Female Prep Athlete of the Week.

  • Megan LaPlante

    (ABC 6 News) – Entering Wednesday, during an 11-game winning streak, the Chatfield Gophers softball team had been averaging more than 11 runs per game—thanks in large part to their star leadoff hitter, Megan LaPlante.  

  • Bree Tlamka

    (ABC 6 News) - The Albert Lea High School Tigers have always carried a strong tradition on the wrestling mats—a program which may make it easier for the casual sports fan to overlook the girls bowling program in Albert Lea.

  • Andrew Worden

    Level ten of USA gymnastics is the highest level a gymnast can be at before reaching the collegiate level. Your ABC 6 Male Prep Athlete of the Week is one of the few to achieve this success.

  • Vanessa Anderson

    (ABC 6 News) - When it comes to pitching, with Kasson-Mantorville’s Maddie Damon and Stewartville’s Caitlin Hughes, the Hiawatha Valley League Conference (HVL) has no shortage of star softball pitchers—which may make it easy for people to overlook one of the best hitters in not only the HVL, but the state of Minnesota as well.

  • The Rochester Raiders

    The Rochester Raiders Adaptive Softball team is making waves this season with the end goal being the state tournament. The key to that success? Team work. 

  • Alex Hansen

    (ABC 6 News) - In track and field, the Austin Packers have a deep group of talented athletes. But their head coach will tell people why one of those athletes, senior Alex Hansen, stands out above the rest.

  • Chris Enderson

    Recently, Albert Lea High School head baseball coach Joe Sczublewski won his 400th game. A big reason why he was able to reach 400 this year? The rise of multi-talented senior Chris Enderson.

  • Brie Lee

    The John Marshall-Lourdes girls lacrosse team has sixteen seniors this year, with three upperclassmen filling the captain roles. One of those girls switched sports to take up lacrosse full time and is our ABC 6 Female Prep Athlete of the Week. 

  • Byron Baseball Pitching Staff

    Thanks to a top-notch pitching staff, the Byron Bears baseball team is off to a 6-1 start this baseball season—and they are showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.

  • Caitlyn Hughes

    Stewartville Senior Caitlyn Hughes has pitched two perfect games in the Tiger's strong 6-1 start to this season. And she has one person who's been a big part of that success... Her coach. And her father. 

  • Kyle Nichols

    The Kasson-Mantorville baseball team is the defending section champs and they're carrying that momentum right into the beginning of this season with their 3-0 start.

  • Rachel Christenson and McKenna Bridges

    The girls lacrosse season started last week, and the Rochester Century Panthers are off to a fast start. They are powered by a pair of Seniors who have a whole lot of experience and it showed in a 14-3 season opening win over John Marshall.

  • Nick Hanson

    (ABC 6 News) – The Rochester Lourdes Eagles had an impressive run in the Hiawatha Valley League Conference (HVL) last season, and it looks like they could continue that success with the return of many of their upperclassmen.

  • Kyal Heydt

    (ABC 6 News) - After the Hayfield Girls Softball team was shutout in their season opener against Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 5-0, behind the power of their freshman shortstop, the Lady Vikings responded in crushing fashion at the plate.

  • Brandi Blattner

    ABC 6 Female Prep Athlete of the Week