If it seems like the section playoffs for boys basketball are starting early this year, you’re right. Because of a one-year schedule change, boys basketball and girls basketball have traded places on the calendar.
Some boys hoops section tournaments started last week but the Bulletin-area squads open the post-season this week. Here’s a look at where each team stands.
The Mounds View High School boys swimming and diving team earned seven entries in this week’s state meet and Alec Martini and Sasha Safonov had hands in more than half.
Martini and Safonov, both seniors, qualified for state in four events each at Saturday’s Section 5AA meet at Minnetonka East Middle School. Both will swim two solo events and two relays.
All three Bulletin-area high schools will have competitors at this weekend’s state wrestling meet.
Mounds View leads the way with five entries while Irondale and St. Anthony Village are sending one each.
Oftentimes a fraction of a point will decide a championship at the state gymnastics meet. That wasn’t the case last Friday when Roseville won its third consecutive Class AA crown.
Roseville beat runner-up Northfield by a full point thanks in large part to a dominating performance on the uneven bars. Roseville outscored Northfield by nearly two full points on the apparatus to pull away and win the title.
The Roseville Area High School boys swimming and diving team claimed three entries into this week’s Class AA state meet. The Raider swimmers clinched their state berths at last weekend’s Section 5AA meet at Minnetonka East Middle School.
When the Roseville Area High School boys hockey team takes the ice at the State Fair Coliseum on Tuesday evening, it will be trying to accomplish something no team has been able to do in three years.
The Raiders will try to hand Hill-Murray a defeat in a Section 4AA playoff game, which hasn’t happened since the section final in 2011. The Pioneers are the top seed in the section and ranked No. 3 in the state in Class AA.
Three members of the Roseville Area High School wrestling team will close out their seasons by competing at the state wrestling tournament this weekend. All are juniors and each qualified for state by finishing second in their respective weight classes at the Section 4AAA meet on Saturday.
December Htoo, Tyler Graham and Isaac Schmaedeke will represent their team and school on Friday and maybe Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center.
Hill-Murray junior goalie Leah Patrick makes a save as sophomore Mekenzie Steffen (12) defends during Section 4AA semifinal action at Aldrich Arena. The Pioneers beat Roseville 4-1 Feb. 11. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Hill-Murray Pioneers are headed to the girls state hockey tournament for the second year in a row.
Seeded No. 1 in Section 4AA playoffs, the Pioneers received a first-round bye.
The Classic Suburban Conference (12-0) champions played their first game in semifinal action against Roseville (4th seed) Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Aldrich Arena and won 4-1.