Week one of the high school football season is in the books even though the state fair hasn't started yet. With the adjusted schedule for prep football this season, games started a couple weeks earlier than normal.
The Concordia Academy football team embarks on a new era this week when it opens the 2015 season. The Beacons have a new head coach to go along with the new method of scheduling that the Minnesota State High School League introduced this year.
Roseville Area High School kicks off the 2015 football season on Saturday night with a trip to Burnsville for a game with the Blaze. Based on last year's records, it should be a close, competitive game.
The Roseville Area High School girls cross country team saw its streak of consecutive appearances in the state meet snapped last fall. The Raiders had qualified for the previous five state meets before falling short in 2014.
Back row, from left: Coach Carter Olson, head coach Mike Murphy, Jack Wurst, Jacob tell, Keanu Del Rosario, Brian Wright, Jeremy Baxter, coach Ted Johnson. Middle row: Phillip Regenold, Josh Hoppe, Zack Olson, Wyatt Murphy, David Husnik. Front row: Marshall Murphy, Marquis Bynum. Not pictured: Drew Johnson, Chang Hyuk Byun. (submitted photo)
The Roseville Mariners youth baseball team recently wrapped up its season by winning the Senior League National Division tournament. The Senior League consists of teams from Maplewood, Oakdale, Roseville and Stillwater.
If it seems as though the football season starts earlier and earlier every year, this year you would be right. Because of stadium availability issues for the Prep Bowl, the 2015 high school football season starts two weeks earlier than normal.