The Irondale High School track and field teams participated in the final North Suburban Conference championship meet last week and went out on top. Both the boys and girls squads claimed team championships.
With first place all but a lock, the real drama was in the battle for second place on Friday at Stillwater High School in the Class AAA State True-team Track and Field Meet. That turned out not to be that close either.
Friday was a bad news, good news day for the St. Anthony Village High School baseball team. The bad news was that the Huskies suffered their first loss of the season, but the good news is that the loss didn’t damage their conference-title hopes. They also didn’t have to wait very long to put the loss in the rearview mirror.
The Knights’ record has hovered around the .500 mark most of the season, but they have a couple of impressive victories to their credit. One of them came last Friday.
Having dropped the first meeting with Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Irondale ventured to the St. Louis Park school in search of an upset of the third-ranked Red Knights. They climbed back on the bus to go home with that goal accomplished.
Both track and field teams from Mounds View High School have a state championship to compete for this week.
The Class AAA state true-team meet takes place Friday starting at 4 p.m. at Stillwater Area High School. Mounds View is no stranger to true-team success, but it has been a few years since either team has brought home the championship.
As the defending state champion, the Mounds View High School baseball team began the season No. 1 in the state rankings. The Mustangs quickly dropped out of the top 20, however, following a 2-5 start to the season.
Head coach Mark Downey doesn’t worry about his team’s record; he’s more interested in progress. Since the calendar turned to May, he’s seen plenty of it.
The University of Minnesota fastpitch softball team last weekend captured its first conference tournament championship in 15 years with some help from an Arden Hills native.
Erica Meyer scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Golden Gophers defeated Michigan 3-2 in the championship game of the Big Ten tournament on Saturday in Evanston, Illinois. The victory not only gives Minnesota its first conference tournament title since 1999, it also sends the Gophers to next week’s NCAA tournament.
The College of St. Scholastica men’s track and field team went in search of its third consecutive conference championship on Saturday but trailed by 10 points with two events remaining. That’s when a St. Anthony Village High School graduate started the comeback.
Chris Lawson, a 2012 St. Anthony graduate, won the 5,000 meters to help the Saints rally and clinch the title. His win helped turn the 10-point deficit into an eight-point victory.