Contending for the North Suburban Conference championship is an annual goal for the Irondale High School girls track and field team. This year’s team will try to achieve that goal with a lineup full of young athletes.
The Irondale High School boys tennis team returns six starters from a year ago and number of those players already have multiple years of varsity experience under their belts. With that kind of veteran lineup, the Knights are looking to improve on last year’s season.
The rotten weather in 2013 forced the Mounds View High School fastpitch softball team to play its entire season in the span of three weeks. This yearís team would like the season spread out a bit in order to get more practice time between games.
Head coach Frank Roth has a group of veterans who will need help from some newcomers in order to reach this year’s goals.
It has been 16 years since a team won back-to-back state high school baseball championships in the biggest class in Minnesota. Roster turnover has a lot to do with that, and the defending Class AAA state champion Mounds View Mustangs face plenty of turnover from last year’s squad.
Despite the layer of snow that still covered Palm Field last week, there is plenty of optimism surrounding the St. Anthony Village High School baseball team this spring. The Huskies return a slew of talent from last year’s team that advanced to the section final.
A pair of former Irondale standouts was in upstate New York last weekend for the Division III women’s Frozen Four. Kelsey Barnier closed out her collegiate career at the event while Gillian McDonald reached the midway point of her college hockey life.
Meghan Lorence spent the final weekend of the college hockey season in New England chasing a national championship. Brausen and her University of Minnesota teammates fell short of a third consecutive Division I women’s hockey title but she’ll have one more chance at another title next year.
The Bethel University women’s basketball team has had somewhat of a revival over the last two seasons and former Mounds View High School standout Rachel Parupsky has been integral part of that turnaround. A sophomore for the Royals, Parupsky has had back-to-back outstanding seasons.
Katie McDaniels and Ellie Zeller are the only two Minnesotans on the women’s basketball roster at Wheaton College in Illinois but they were quite the duo for the Thunder this season. They were the top two scorers on the team and raked in a number of post-season awards for their efforts.