Sports

Wed
28
Aug

Prep football kicks off this week - Bulletin Area

The football teams at Irondale, Mounds View and St. Anthony Village high schools, thanks in large part to their well-organized conferences, avoid the scheduling issues that have plagued other teams in the state. Because of that, the Knights, Mustangs and Huskies haven't had to utilize the Zero Week scheduling exception.
All three teams play their first games this week. Here's a look at each team leading up to their season openers.

Wed
28
Aug

MVHS girls tennis dealing with turnover

An old adage says that top athletic programs don’t rebuild, they reload. Mounds View High School’s girls tennis team is one of those programs but this year’s team has some extra reloading to do.
The Mustangs graduated seven of their top 10 players from a year ago.

Wed
28
Aug

Experience on Huskies' side

Following what head coach Travis MacLeod termed a "learning season" a year ago, the St. Anthony Village High School cross country teams have solid cores back this fall. That has both teams looking to improve in both the conference and section meets.
The Huskies' boys squad returns nine letterwinners and the girls team brings back six.

Wed
28
Aug

Volleyball: North reloads for 2013

For several hard-fought seasons, the North High Polars have been on the threshold of the top Classic Suburban Conference volleyball standings.
But the Polars have just been unable to take the final step into the championship role. But that could change this fall.

Wed
28
Aug

Boys Cross Country: Pioneers looking for numbers to move up in CSC standings

The Hill-Murray High School boys cross country fortunes will be hinged on a few strong, experienced runners. Among them is Max Lokrantz, who is returning as the 2013 captain.
Lokrantz is a two-time All-Conference performer. He finished ninth in the Classic Suburban Conference in 2011 and moved up to the No. 5 spot a year ago.

Wed
28
Aug

Girls Cross Country: Pioneers return with strong senior leadership

The Hill-Murray High School girls cross country team finished fourth in the Classic Suburban Conference a year ago and is looking at moving up in the standings this season.
There are a couple of very good reasons for optimism. Coach Tim Ryan cited a pair of seniors who will be leaders as captains.

Tue
27
Aug

Prep football kicks off this week - Roseville Area

The football teams at Roseville Area High School and Concordia Academy, thanks in large part to their well-organized conferences, avoid the scheduling issues that have plagued other teams in the state. Because of that, the Raiders and Beacons haven’t had to utilize the Zero Week scheduling exception.
Both teams play their first games this week. Here’s a look at each team leading up to their season openers.

Tue
27
Aug

Returnees set to lead RAHS swimming and diving squad

With 15 returning letterwinners on the roster this season, the Roseville Area High School girls swimming and diving has a solid nucleus around which to build. High school swimming is a numbers game, however, and the Raiders’ numbers are small.
“A strong lead swimmer in all events and four strong divers,” Roseville head coach Barbara VailOdash listed as her team’s strength. “We are a small team, which will affect our depth.”

Tue
27
Aug

Mix of veterans, newcomers set to lead RAHS girls CC

The Roseville Area High School girls cross country team qualified for the state meet for the fourth consecutive season last fall. Regardless of what kind of turnover the program has each season, getting back to state is always on the list of goals.
“Every year, that’s a goal for us,” said Roseville head coach Mary Schifsky. “The girls all kind of look at that. The girls all really like going to state.”

Tue
27
Aug

Returnees set to lead RAHS swimming and diving squad

With 15 returning letterwinners on the roster this season, the Roseville Area High School girls swimming and diving has a solid nucleus around which to build. High school swimming is a numbers game, however, and the Raiders’ numbers are small.
“A strong lead swimmer in all events and four strong divers,” Roseville head coach Barbara VailOdash listed as her team’s strength. “We are a small team, which will affect our depth.”

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