A year ago, the Mounds View High School girls hockey team won its first Suburban East Conference championship but that’s where the title trophy collection stopped. The Mustangs advanced to the section final last year but came up short in its quest for the section crown.
A year later, Mounds View finds itself in a similar position. The Mustangs wrapped up its second consecutive conference title last weekend and are now prepping for the post-season.
For the past four years, the Section 4AA girls hockey championship has come down to Roseville Area High School and Hill-Murray High School. That streak will end this year.
The seedings for this year’s section tournament were released on Sunday and Roseville ended up as the fourth seed while Hill-Murray got the No. 1 spot. That means that if the two squads do square off in the post-season this year, it will be in the semifinals.
A pair of Roseville Area High School graduates was recently honored for their athletic and academic prowess by their respective collegiate conferences.
Kristina Poss and Sam Toso were named academic all-conference for the fall season. Poss is a senior cross country runner at St. Catherine University in St. Paul and Toso is a sophomore on the men’s cross country team at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth.
The state rankings held true to form at last week’s Suburban East Conference Nordic ski racing championship meet. Roseville’s girls team entered the meet ranked as the second-best team in the conference and that’s how the final results played out last week.
Roseville was ranked among the group of teams just outside of the top five while Stillwater was ranked No. 2. The Raiders wound up just behind the Ponies when the final scores were tallied at the conference meet.
Stillwater won the conference team title with 472 points while Roseville was second with 442 points.
JC Devil Roster: Makayla Kenny, Molly McClellen, Tori Venneman, Rebecca Skweres, Annie Glasow, Mariana Colon, Mariela Ajpop, Aly Vruno, Ella Klein, Ada Humphrey, Rachel Weintzweig, Victoria Hoakstra, Amelia Forsman, Lilly Bozeman, ArryAnna Aasen (submitted photo)
The Johnson/Como Devils 10U Girls took 1st place in the 2013-2014 Minneapolis Winter Storm Tournament.
The girls from St. Paul played well against their Twin City rivals coming out strong in their first game vs Minneapolis Storm Purple scoring within the first 90 seconds.
Irondale girls Nordic team. Top row: Sarah Tokos, Mattie Watts, Lili Tapper, Becky Glader, Holly Peterson. Bottom row: Hannah Boleman, Mary Heinks, Laura Jankowski, Elizabeth Axberg, Michelle Meyer.
In its final season as a member of the Twin Cities Nordic Ski Conference, the Irondale High School girls team won the conference championship. The Knights outscored St. Paul Highland Park to capture the title.
Irondale amassed 476 points to edge the Scots by 11. Orono finished third with 401 points.
Next year, Irondale will compete in the Northwest Suburban Conference.
Meghan Lorence is a junior on the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team and has already experienced thrill of winning a national championship twice. Now in her third year with the Golden Gophers, Lorence, a Mounds View native and Irondale High School alumna, is on pace to have her best season yet at Minnesota.
With winter in full bloom, baseball season isn’t on too many people’s minds but there was baseball news out of Mounds View High School last week.
Mounds View senior Sam Hentges was named to the Louisville Slugger 2014 High School Pre-Season All-American Team. Hentges was also recently honored as the 2013 Fourth District American Legion Most Valuable Player at the 74th-annual Original Baseball Old Timers Hot Stove League of America banquet.