Former Roseville Area High School hockey standout Ronda Curtin Engelhardt was recently named the head girls hockey coach at Breck High School.
Curtin Engelhardt helped lead Roseville to two state championships (1996, 1999) and was named Ms. Hockey in 1999. She was a four-time all-state selection and went on to play collegiately at the University of Minnesota.
Knocking off higher-seeded opponents in the post-season has become the forte of the Roseville Area High School baseball team in recent years. The Raiders have taken down the No. 1 seed in the section tournament three years in a row.
Unfortunately for the players who move from the high school team to the Rosetown American Legion baseball team in the summer, those types of post-season surprises haven’t followed. If the Rockets want to snap their state-tournament drought this year, they’ll need to conger some of that playoff magic.
Sam Matthew was on the course playing competitive golf a lot last week and he made sure it was time well spent. The Roseville Area High School alumnus played in both the state amateur and the state open and came away with a championship.
Matthew, a 2011 RAHS graduate, won the Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Championship held July 15-17 at Medina Golf and Country Club.
Matthew’s three-round score of 212 was one stroke better than runner-up Ben Welle, the 2012 Class AAA state high school co-champion from Moorhead.
When Ryan Adams was given the opportunity to coach under Pete Aus in the Roseville Area High School boys hockey program, he jumped at the chance. He wasn’t necessarily eyeing the head coaching position but that turned out to be and addition benefit to accepting Aus’ offer.
Adams, who was the junior varsity head coach and a varsity assistant coach, was named the Raiders’ head coach earlier this month.
Roseville Area High School alumnus Jacob Frey has found success at the college level both athletically and academically. Frey, a 2011 RAHS graduate, recently completed a notable sophomore year at Valparaiso University.
Frey won a conference championship in track and field for the Crusaders and also continued to perform well in the classroom.
Frey turned in the top finish on the team by winning the discus at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in early May. Frey’s first attempt of the meet traveled 154 feet, 11 inches, established a season-best and held up as the best throw of the competition.
The Rosetown American Legion baseball team had its best week of the season last week and is looking to continue that trend as the post-season looms.
The Rockets are in the final week of the regular season and begin their quest for a state-tournament berth on Monday.
Rosetown went 3-1 in Fourth District play last week with victories over Tri-City Maroon, Hamline Red and White Bear. Over the weekend, the Rockets played in the Gopher Classic, going 2-3 in pool play with wins over Apple Valley and West Fargo and losses to Mankato, Yankton (S.D.) and Coon Rapids.
The original list of Roseville Area High School’s spring all-conference and all-conference honorable mention athletes was published June 25. The girls track and field honorees were furnished after that and are presented here.
The consistency that Rosetown American Legion baseball head coach Jeremy Nelson has been seeking has yet to materialize this summer. The Rockets have yet to be able to string some victories together.
Last week, Rosetown went 2-4 and remains in the lower half of the Fourth District standings.
With the Independence Day holiday and a weekend tournament, Rosetown’s district schedule was light last week. The Rockets dropped a 7-4 decision to Maplewood Green on July 1 but bounced back to top White Bear 3-2 on July 2.
When Jeff Whisler took over as the activities director at Roseville Area High School in the summer of 2012, his first major order of business was to find a boys hockey coach. A year later, Whisler spent the early part of the summer finalizing the hiring of another coach for that position.
Whisler announced on July 5 that Ryan Adams had accepted the offer of the position of Roseville’s boys hockey head coach. Adams takes over the head varsity job after serving as the junior varsity head coach last season.