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Prep Sports: Blackjacks are MSHSL Challenge Cup winners

Dawson-Boyd is the new Minnesota State High School League Class A Challenge Cup winner.

Created in 2003, the Challenge Cup is a statewide, year-long competition among Minnesota high schools. Points are awarded based on success in section and state fine arts and athletic tournaments. The school earning the most points at the end of the year in each classification -- A, AA and AAA -- receives the traveling Challenge Cup. This is only the second time that the Cup has been awarded to three schools. Previously it went to two schools representing Class A and AA schools.

With 138 points, the Blackjacks won the Class A Prep Bowl, finished third in boys' golf and fifth in girls' dance team. They also placed fifth in the doubles competition at the girls' tennis tournament. Other Challenge Cup points came from runners in girls' track and field and three wrestlers who placed second at state.

Eden Prairie High School won the Class AAA Challenge Cup and The Blake School was tops in Class AA.