You decide: Vote for the top local sports stories of 2012

Published 4:36pm Thursday, December 20, 2012

We want your sports picks, Austin.

The Austin Daily Herald is letting you, the reader, pick the top sports stories of 2012.

What were the biggest individual and team performances? Which teams’ season stuck out? What were the most impressive events of the year?

Choose up to 5 stories, and look for the recap Friday, Dec. 28 in the print and online versions of the Herald. Voting closes at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

What are the top sports stories of 2012? (Choose up to 5)

  • Southland’s Mike Goergen becomes all-time leading scorer in basketball and signs with NDSU for football (45%, 101 Votes)
  • Austin boys basketball team goes to state for first time in 30 years (43%, 96 Votes)
  • Packer boys basketball team wins first Big Nine title since 1999 (22%, 49 Votes)
  • Joe Aase and Tom Aase earn college basketball scholarships (17%, 38 Votes)
  • Grand Meadow football team takes second at state (17%, 37 Votes)
  • Blooming Prairie softball team takes second at state (16%, 36 Votes)
  • Austin football team snaps 22-game losing streak (14%, 32 Votes)
  • Packer gymnast Sela Fadness takes first on floor at state (14%, 31 Votes)
  • Southland girls win first Three Rivers conference title since joining in 2001 (13%, 30 Votes)
  • Blooming Prairie’s Madison Worke records 1,000 set assists as a sophomore (12%, 27 Votes)
  • Blooming Prairie pitcher Shebli Swenson allows just two earned runs in three games at state (8%, 19 Votes)
  • Young Southland baseball team gets all the way to section finals (8%, 18 Votes)
  • Lyle-Pacelli girls basketball team wins in Blooming Prairie as Ann Rysavy scores 1,000th point (8%, 18 Votes)
  • Hayfield’s Bobbie Stephens breaks school record for 3-pointers made (7%, 16 Votes)
  • Austin sprinter Carolyn Hackel wins two section track titles as a freshman (6%, 14 Votes)
  • Packer gymnasts take fifth at state (6%, 13 Votes)
  • Packer girls soccer team wins on the day after head coach watches his wife give birth to his son (5%, 12 Votes)
  • Austin’s Haley Splinter finds redemption in cross country (3%, 7 Votes)
  • Hayfield boys win share of HVL Gold basketball title for first time since 2001 (3%, 7 Votes)
  • Grand Meadow’s Perry Stesjkal comes back from injury to spark Larks’ run (2%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 224

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  • AHSHOCKEY

    Who makes up this list? How about AHS grad Tim Kirby being a Hobey Baker finalist in college hockey? Waaaaaaaaaaaay more impressive than everything on this list.

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