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Posted On: 11/19/17 5:30 PM

The Suburban East Conference has long been one of the most competitive around. Just ask the folks who have to order the championship banners. Last year they needed four – count 'em four – banners at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, one each for Roseville, White Bear Lake, Cretin-Derham Hall and East Ridge who finished with identical records of 11-5. Who knows how many banners have been budgeted for this year because there is a pretty good chance that another two or three might be required. The clear favorite is Joe Lynch's squad from Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul. The teams are listed below in the projected order of finish with last year's record in parentheses.

1. Cretin-Derham Hall (11-5)

It's now or never. OK, maybe not never, but if the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders are going to win an outright Suburban East championship and make their way into the state AAAA tournament, this would be their year. Why? Haley Moore, Autam Mendez, Chanel Anderson-Manning, Justyna Butler, and Elizabeth Edinger. That's why. That's a nice senior class, and there's a junior who is better than all of them. Frannie Hottinger is a 6'1" forward and the #16 player in the

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