The defending state champion Mustangs have had an up-and-down start to the season.
Mounds View began this week with a record of 3-5 and was looking to build on the 1-0 victory over Park-Cottage Grove it picked up on Friday.
The Mounds View High School track and field teams had a busy night at the Hamline Elite Meet on Friday. The boys and girls squads combined for 20 entries in the meet and one of those entries brought home a gold medal.
The Knights’ boys team had two entries at Hamline on Friday. The 4x100-meter relay team of senior Magnus Etuko and juniors Alex Kelner, Sam Vossler and Victor James teamed up and finished fourth with a time of 43.86 seconds, 0.67 seconds behind the winning time run by a team from Wayzata.
Confidence can be beneficial for a team, but overconfidence can lead to problems. The St. Anthony Village High School baseball team has been able to use the former to its advantage and avoid the latter during its season-opening surge.
The Huskies improved to 6-0 with three victories last week. Two of them came against perennial Tri-Metro Conference contenders.
“We’ve played a good schedule against a lot of good teams,” said St. Anthony head coach Troy Urdahl. “Keep playing the right brand of baseball and hopefully we’ll keep winning games.”
The North High boys golf team has returned to links this season with many inexperienced players on its roster.
“I hope the youngsters we have work hard on their game to improve,” North head coach Jim Pearson said. “Playing against other schools will show them they have to work on their game to have success. The attitudes of our team members are great.”
Pearson continued, “We are very young. We have only two seniors on our team, and just one of them has varsity experience.”
Polars remain undefeated this spring
On a cold, wet, wind-whipped Wednesday, the Hill-Murray Pioneers traveled to North High for a softball game.
April 23 was a day better suited for the ducks and geese that occasionally flew across the sodden skies above the McKnight Field complex, than it was for a softball game between two undefeated powerhouses.
Winter, Weingartner, Tschida homer in 12-2 rout
On the strength on homeruns by Rick Weingartner, Chad Tschida and Eric Winter, it took the Tartan Titans just six innings to post a 12-2 baseball victory over the North Polars on the 10-rule.
The game took place Thursday, April 24, on Tartan’s home field, and afterwards North High coach Ron Adams exclaimed, “I hate this place!”
Schanks has 10 strikeouts in 2-hit shutout
It took four innings for the North High softball players to get unwound, but when they did the put five runs on the board and downed the Tartan Titans by a 5-0 count on Monday, April 21.
Leading the North in battle was senior pitcher Haley Schanks. She allowed the visiting Titans just two hits while striking out 10. At the plate she went 2-for-3 - both singles - and running bases for her was Georgie Robasse, who scored two runs.
Mounds View High School senior Kellen Rholl finalized the next steps in his athletic and academic careers last week. He signed a letter of intent to attend and play baseball at Angelo State University in Texas.
Mulvaney and Messerole go 2-for-3 with 2 RBI
The St. Cloud Tech Tigers ventured to North St. Paul for a chilly, windblown, non-conference baseball game April 21.
The contest was pretty much a pitchers’ duel until the last of the fifth when the North High Polars exploded for nine runs and put an end to the six-inning contest, 13-3.