Sibley baseball claims state title
Henry Sibley baseball team claims Class AAA State Championship
Posted on 06/21/2016

Congratulations to the Henry Sibley High School baseball team, which captured the Class AAA State Championship with an 8-4 victory over Mahtomedi at Target Field on Monday. Henry Sibley completes the 2015-16 season with a 15-15 overall record, but won 11 of their final 12 games en route the state title – a true “cinderella story”.

The state championship is the second for the Henry Sibley baseball program, which previously won in 1994. It was also the first team title in any sport for the Warriors since the girls’ soccer team brought back a state championship in 1997.

Congratulations as well to Charley Hesse, Sam Gantman and Joe Ihrke, who were each named to the Class AAA All-Tournament Team.

Varsity Team Roster
Jon Bjur (captain)
Max Buell (captain)
Ignacio Charles
John Cronin
Sam Essen
Sam Gantman
Austyn Garibay-Moryn (captain)
Charley Hesse (captain)
Joe Ihrke
James Lee
Bruce Lewis
Mike Lopez (captain)
Walter Matos
Hugo Muro (captain)
Dan O'Reilly
Dillon Orth
Sam Pressman (captain)
Matt Richards
John Wertish
Malik Wilson    

Greg Fehrman
Garrett Retka
DJ Juhlke
Brad Shepherd
Shawn Peck

The baseball state championship caps off an excellent year for Henry Sibley athletics, which saw state qualifiers in dance team, boys swimming, boys and girls cross country, girls nordic skiing, boys track and field, gymnastics, wrestling and boys golf. Sophomore gymnast Sophie Redding won an individual state title for the Warriors in February, when she claimed first place in the Vault. Meanwhile, senior golfer Scott Fudenberg placed third at the Class AAA State Golf Meet on June 15.


Online links:

"The Miracle of Henry Sibley" by John Millea, Minnesota State High School League

Game summary and Box Score from the Minnesota State High School League

State Tournament Bracket | Section Tournament Bracket 

"Henry Sibley upsets Mahtomedi to win 3A title after starting season 4-14" by Ron Haggstrom, StarTribune

StarTribune photo gallery

"Sibley was 'ready for season to be over.' Now they're champs" by Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press

Championship Preview by Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press

Fox 9 News Report