Roseville Area High School’s boys track and field team brought home a conference championship last week. The Raiders, behind three event wins, edged runner-up Stillwater by six points to win the Suburban East Conference crown.
The Concordia Academy fastpitch softball team entered the Section 4AA playoffs as the No. 4 seed and has lived up to that billing. The Beacons were one of four teams still alive in the section as of May 25.
No matter how bad the weather was earlier this spring, it is mostly forgotten now that the high school baseball playoffs are upon us. For the teams that continue to advance, the next couple of weeks can be a whirlwind.
Here’s a look at where the Roseville-area teams stand.
The Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village boys track and field team claimed its four consecutive North Suburban Conference championship last Thursday. A number of St. Anthony students helped the team earn points toward that title.
Five different athletes from St. Anthony won individual events at the meet held at St. Francis High School.
The boys and girls track and field teams from Mounds View High School competed in the Class AAA state true-team meet on Friday and came home with identical fourth-place finishes. It was the first time both Mustang squads captured the same the place at true team state since finishing as runners-up in 2008.
Former Mounds View High School softball standout Taylor Daas’ play this season helped her college team reach the national tournament and she was rewarded for her efforts. Earlier this month, Daas was named first-team all-conference.
Daas, a sophomore shortstop at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, was one of four Morningside players named to the all-Great Plains Athletic Conference first team. The Mustangs played in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national tournament last week.
Second place isn’t good enough to win a section title but sometimes it will get you to the state true-team track meet. Unfortunately for the Roseville Area High School track and field teams, that wasn’t the case this year.
If playing in the NCAA baseball tournament was a consideration when making his choice of which college to attend, Austin Colvard was covered either way. He decided on the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth and that turned out to be a good decision.