A go-to scorer has been a trademark of the Roseville Area High School girls hockey program over the years. That could be a bit different this season, however.
Roseville’s go-to player on the offense the last couple of years was Kate Flug but she graduated last spring and is now playing in college. Head coach Vic Brodt expects the scoring burden to be spread out to a larger number of players.
For those who preach that high school sports are a more pure form of athletic competition, the state semifinal football game between Roseville Area High School and Rosemount High School last Thursday at the Metrodome was a perfect example for that argument. Two groups of players giving it their all for their teams and their schools put on quite a show.
Front Row (from left to right): Zach Wilmes, He Moo, Simer Sho, Somba Yang, Saul Montealegre, Sayefu Tilmo Second Row: Assistant Coach Edmond Dinyuy, Nhia Lee, Choua Xiong, Sam Rasmussen, David Villani, Anthony Mendez, Jorge Gonzalez, Codie Gordon, Su Aye Third Row: Kyle O’Connor, Alex Moua, Shade Prasta, Marcus Wangen, Jordan Gollner, Cody Newton Fourth Row: Christian Espitia, Ryan Flynn, Luke McCallum (submitted photo)
A thrilling goal in the 90th minute by Australia native Ryan Flynn moved the Century College men’s soccer team past Joliet Junior College (IL) on Saturday, Nov. 2, 1-0. The District C Championship victory sends the Century College team to the NJCAA National Tournament in Herkimer, New York for the first time in school history.
Xcel Energy Center was site of the State Volleyball Tournament as Hill-Murray took on Dassel-Cokato in Class AA Nov. 7. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Hill-Murray High School Pioneers won the Classic Suburban Conference volleyball title for the fifth year running. They moved through Section 4AA with three wins and advanced to the 2013 Minnesota State Class AA Volleyball Tournament for the first time.
The Pioneers then won their first two matches, defeating Dassel-Cokato and Kasson-Mantorville, before running into the Marshall Tigers in the championship game Saturday, Nov. 9.
Eight members of the Mounds View High School girls swimming and diving earned themselves another week of practice by qualifying for next week’s state meet. Seven swimmers and one diver are set to compete in the Class AA meet Nov. 18-20 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.The Mustangs qualified for state in two relays, one individual event and the diving competition.
The calendar might say it’s still autumn but the high school winter sports season has started. One Bulletin-area girls hockey team opened its season last weekend and the other two start things off this week.
This is a big season for all three teams. Two of them are out to prove that the success they enjoyed last year wasn’t a fluke and the third is playing under a new coach.
The Roseville Area High School volleyball team made its second consecutive appearance in the state tournament last week. This year’s results weren’t as positive as last year’s but the experience should help out when the 2014 season rolls around.The Raiders went 0-2 in the Class AAA state tournament after going 2-1 and finishing fifth in 2012.
Outdoor football in November in Minnesota can be a dicey proposition for any team because of the unpredictability of the weather. Those teams that rely heavily on a passing attack for offensive production are at an even bigger disadvantage.
Luckily for the Roseville Area High School football team, the weather won’t be of any concern in its next game. That’s because the Raiders are headed indoors this week for its first-ever game in the Metrodome. Roseville, by virtue of its victory in the last week’s state quarterfinals, gets to compete in climate-controlled comfort in the Class 6A semifinals on Thursday at 7 p.m.
North/Tartan adapted soccer goalie junior Arthur Crandall makes one of many saves during home action Oct. 30. North/Tartan lost 6-3 to Chaska/Chanhassen/Prior Lake/Shakopee. The goal is 12 feet long and 4 feet high and the ball was played off the gym walls.