It was 13 seasons ago that the Irondale High School girls basketball team last made it to the state tournament. Since then, winning records and playoff victories have been few and far between for the Knights.
With eight sophomores seeing significant varsity time a year ago, the Irondale/St. Anthony Village boys hockey team took its lumps. The Knights won only three games last season, but head coach Adam Schmidt is expecting that experience work in his team's favor soon.
With eight games against teams that won at least 20 games each last season, the Irondale High School boys basketball team faces a tough schedule as it tries to rebound from a two-win season a year ago. Despite the daunting slate of games, head coach Jon DeMars expects a marked improvement from a year ago.
University of Minnesota senior Meghan Lorence has increased her production each year she has been a member of the women's hockey team. She achieved a personal milestone last weekend in the Golden Gophers' series against Ohio State.
What with the snowstorm that barreled through Minnesota on Monday, it's appropriate that the first prep winter sport gets going in earnest this week. High school girls hockey teams throughout the state are embarking on the 2014-15 season.