The people look like ants from up there too; the Copper Peak Ski Flying complex is the only ski flying hill in North or South America. That’s Lake Superior in the background. (photo by Keith L. Anderson, Montreal, Wisc., from WLUC-TV website uppermichiganssource.com)
It’s been 20 years since last they “flew” at Copper Peak It doesn’t seem that long ago.
Actually it seems like yesterday that I sat on a stool just inside a door and watched the ski jumping world pass by on their way into a banquet.
The year was 1970 and just about anyone I knew in that world of ski jumpers was in Ironwood, Mich. They had gathered to witness the first ski flying event ever held in the Western Hemisphere.
A pair for former Roseville Area High School athletes earned collegiate awards earlier this month. Danielle Dickson and Maddie Gray graduated from Roseville in 2011 and 2012, respectively, and have taken their athletic talents to their respective colleges.
Dickson, a sophomore at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., is a member of the women’s track and field team and was named academic all-Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. To receive the honor, an athlete must have a grade-point average of at least 3.5.
The 39th-annual Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series took place last weekend at Athletic Park in Chaska. Roseville Area High Schoolís Ben Buerkle participated as a member of the Metro East team.
Buerkle’s squad went 1-2 by beating the North team 2-0 and losing to the South team 4-3 and the Metro West team 3-0.
North St. Paul shortstop Jackson Goplen (17) is in on the double play to end the second inning as second baseman Adam Hildebrandt (7) makes the relay to first. The 39ers won 7-5 over Hamline Purple at home June 19.
June 19th - North St. Paul 39ers vs. Hamline Purple. Photos from June 19 by Linda Baumeister/Review.
Emily Peterfeso capped off her athletic career at Roseville Area High School last week by playing in the Class AAA state tournament at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. Making her first state appearance, Peterfeso turned in a two-day score of 189 to finish in a tie for 71st place.
The Arcade-Phalen Post 577 Eastsiders and pitcher Brandon Langer probably deserved a better fate in an American Legion baseball game played June 13 at Kuenkel Field.
Through the first five and a half innings, the Eastsiders were on top of a 2-0 lead.
It took two games in as many days for the North St. Paul American Legion Post 39 baseball team to level its season record at 1-1. On June 11, the 39ers hosted the Rosetown Rockets at Kuenkel Field and beat them in a slugfest, 11-8.
The loss pushed Rosetown’s record to 2-1.
The opening of District IV American Legion baseball for both the North St. Paul Post 39 39ers and the Hamline Post 418 Purple Hawks was a tight, no-hit affair until just past the mid-mark of the seven inning.
Eli Wright of the Purple Hawks and Sam Shipstad of the 39ers were locked in a pitchers’ duel in which neither team had a hit, or a run, until the fifth inning at the Cretin-Derham Hall field June 10.