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07.29.2015 - Jackie Finlan

An element of surprise tints many of Renee Gonzalez's rugby experiences, but the now-senior was expecting to attend her second Stars & Stripes camp as a veteran. That was, of course, until the Stars staff asked the 17-year-old fullback to have a go at flanker. The forwards. Scrums.

06.12.2015 - Jackie Finlan

Leading into the Minnesota girls state final, Armstrong coach Jimmy Hanson anticipated one of the best championship matches that the league has seen in a long time. Hanson proved prophetic, as his side had to rally from a first-half deficit to eventually overcome North Suburban 31-17 – a score that belies the intensity and competitiveness of the game itself.

06.04.2015 - Jackie Finlan

The competitive gap in Minnesota’s girls high school league appears to be widening. As Armstrong and North Suburban prepare for this Saturday’s state championship, they’ll not only be amped for a chance to win a title, but also grateful for a competitive match.

05.07.2015 - Jackie Finlan

Both Armstrong (5-0) and North Suburban (4-1) were looking forward to yesterday’s game. The leaders in Minnesota's girls high school league were not only desperate for quality competition, but the game was also a Tundra showdown.

04.14.2015 - Jackie Finlan

On the one hand, Armstrong looked the same. The Minnesota powerhouse opened up its high school season last week with a 109-0 win over Rogers. But the reigning state champ looked different, too, as the 25-player team included 10 freshmen.

06.09.2014 - Alex Goff

This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Armstrong girls in Minnesota.

The four-time state champions had graduated a huge part of their 2013 team, and with weather playing havoc with their early schedule, Head Coach Jimmy Hanson decided to pull back, not go to the Midwest or NIT tournaments, and concentrate on competing at the state level.

06.08.2014 - Alex Goff
The Minnesota HS Girls season is over as Armstrong defeated Orono in the championship game Sunday in Irondale HS, Minn. Armstrong made the final by defeating Hopkins 78-0 in the semis on Saturday, while Orono had a much more difficult time, getting by #3 seed Burnsville 5-0. With those results in mind you’d be forgiven for expecting Armstrong to run