Another sport that doesn’t jump immediately to mind in January is track and field but for a St. Anthony Village High School alumnus, the season is in full swing.
Chris Lawson, a 2012 St. Anthony graduate, is a member of the College of St. Scholastica men’s track and field team that has started the indoor season already. Lawson and his teammates ran at the Blue Devil Invitational on Saturday in Menomonie, Wisc.
The Mounds View High School girls hockey team has been in the thick of the Suburban East Conference race all season and it appears that the championship won’t be decided until the final day of the regular season.
Despite suffering a conference loss last week, the Mustangs are tied for first with Stillwater with two games to play. Cretin-Derham Hall, one point behind in third place, also still has a shot at the title.
The Mounds View High School boys basketball team continued its mid-season roll with two more victories last week. The two wins pushed the Mustangs’ win streak to 11.
Mounds View made it 10 in a row with an 81-60 pasting of Roseville on Jan. 21 and won No. 11 on Friday by beating East Ridge 77-64.
It’s easy to see that coffee enjoys an almost unmatched popularity in the United States. From the giants like Starbucks and Caribou to the myriad of independent coffee houses, it’s not difficult to find a place to pick up a cup of joe.
In addition to being a big moneymaker for many companies, it also appears that coffee can lead to season-saving changes for sports teams. Just ask the St. Anthony Village High School girls basketball team.
With only five teams left in the North Suburban Conference this season, the Irondale High School girls hockey team had plenty of room on its schedule for non-conference games. The Knights ended up with some challenging contests outside of league play and they’re hoping that hard work pays off when the playoffs begin next month.
The regular season is down to just two weeks left and the Knights are using their final games to get into post-season mode.
Mattie Watts put together quite a week recently. The Irondale High School senior is an accomplished Nordic (cross country) skier and put those talents to good use last week.
Early in the week, Watts competed in the U.S. national championships in Utah and performed well enough to make the U18 national team. She will take part in an international competition called the Scando Cup later this month in Finland.
With only two seniors in the starting lineup, the St. Anthony Village High School boys basketball team has suffered through some growing pains this season. That fact is evident in the Huskies’ record, which prior to last Friday included only one win.
St. Anthony was able to double its win total with a come-from-behind victory over a conference rival on Friday and that win had first-year head coach Chris Hergenrader excited about the future.
Meet victories have been hard to come by for the Mounds View High School boys swimming and diving team so far this season. The Mustangs dropped their first three Suburban East Conference dual meets but broke into the win column last week.
Mounds View notched victory No. 1 by outscoring Cretin-Derham Hall 105-78 at the recently-renovated Chippewa Middle School pool. The Mustangs won 10 of the 12 events to pick up the victory.
The Mounds View High School boys basketball team did not close out the pre-Christmas portion of its schedule on much of a high note. The Mustangs dropped three of four prior to the break.
Following a couple of days off for Christmas, Mounds View returned to action and picked up a pair of wins in a holiday tournament and added to the win streak with a conference victory last Friday.
Irondale High School senior Jordana Brady qualified for last year’s state meet in two events and placed in one of them. This year, she would like to earn a spot in the state all-around competition.
If she continues to perform the way she did on Saturday, she should realize that goal.