Top sports stories 2009, No. 1: Bringing home the hardware
Three Red Wing individuals -- juniors Turner Eckstrom and Kim Hovey and senior Mark Giorgi -- and the Ellsworth wrestling team all were crowned best in the state in 2009.
In 1-meter diving, Eckstrom repeated as Class A state champion with 430.40 points on March 7.
The junior experienced some early struggles in the preliminaries, but he began the second day of competition with a 41.60-point lead.