As 2020 comes to a close, The Beacon looks back on the Top 10 News and Sports stories in the area. Over the next 10 days, stories will be posted on the website and in print on Dec. 31. Do you have a favorite memory from this year? Share it with the staff by emailing

  • What happened: The Cannon Falls football team won their third Section 4AAA title in a row, defeating St. Croix Lutheran Academy, 56-21.

  • What was said: The Bombers had one of their best seasons in school history, finishing the season undefeated, the only time they’ve done so. Led by a strong group of seniors, the Bombers had 507 yards of offense, including 104 yards and three touchdowns from Senior Marcus Banks. 

  • What has happened: The Bombers won a number of Southeast Red District awards. Marcus Banks was named Most Valuable Player, Senior Riley Miller was named Defensive Player of the Year, Senior Michael Steinhibel was named Lineman of the Year, and Dan Meyers was named Coach of the Year.

[READ: Top Sports Stories: No. 3: Cannon Falls Dance place fourth at state in high kick]

[READ: Top Sports Stories: No. 4: Peterson reaches 100 wrestling win]

[READ: Top Sports Stories: No. 5: Randolph football advances to section championship

[READ: Top Sports Stories: No. 6: Pair of Rockets hit game winning shots]

[READ: Top Sports Stories: No. 7: Wrestling season ends at sections]

[READ: Top Sports Stories: No. 8: Taylor gets 1,000th dig]

[READ: Top Sports Stories: No. 9: Four weightlifters are first at state]

[READ: Top Sports Stories: No. 10: Stodden, Dommeyer named CFHS Athletes of the Year]

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