For the second year in a row and third time in four years, the Mounds View High School girls hockey team will face Blaine in the Section 5AA playoffs. The Mustangs and Bengals meet in the section semifinals on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Irondale junior Joey Jankowski finished ninth in the Northwest Suburban Conference Nordic ski championships on Feb. 28. (submitted photo)
For residents of the northern states, the turning of the calendar to February usually means the worst of winter is behind them. For prep Nordic skiers in Minnesota, it means the biggest competition of the season is only days away.