The Mounds View High School boys swimming and diving team took second place at the Section 4AA championship meet finals on Feb. 27 at Stillwater Junior High School. The Mustangs scored 368 points to claim the runner-up trophy after battling North St. Paul for the second spot all afternoon. The Polars finished with 314 points. Stillwater easily won the championship with a score of 533 points.
The Mustangs were led by their 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relay teams, which both finished second to earn a trip to the Class AA state meet at the University of Minnesota’s Jean Freeman Aquatic Center on March 2-4. Several Mustangs posted season-best times in their respective events over the course of the three-day meet.
North High School’s Tori Gardner competed on prep gymnastics’ biggest stage recently. The sophomore wrapped up her season with an appearance at the state meet on Feb. 20 at the University of Minnesota’s Sports Pavilion.
Teams that win only 20 percent of their games in the regular season don’t normally knock off the No. 1 seed in the first round of the playoffs. That’s what the Hill-Murray boys basketball team pulled off last week, however.
Tartan sophomore forward Jarvis Thomas (10) puts up a shot guarded by Wyatt Blinkhorn (3) in Section 4AAAA quarterfinal first half action. The Titans beat Stillwater 43-37 at home Feb. 24. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The boys basketball teams from North and Tartan opened the post-season with home games on Feb. 24. Both squads were pushed by their lower-seeded opponents but held on to win.
The Roseville Area High School boys hockey team saw its season come to an end in the Section 4AA quarterfinals on Feb. 20 at Aldrich Arena. The Raiders fell 4-1 to Suburban East Conference rival White Bear Lake.
After graduating three starters from last year’s team that went 24-2, the Roseville Area High School girls basketball team wasn’t expected to be battling it out for a No. 1 seed in the section playoffs this season.