The Mounds View High School girls hockey team entered the playoffs last year as the No. 3 seed in Section 5AA and needed four overtimes to get out of the quarterfinals. The Mustangs went on to win the section title and advance to the state tournament as a relatively unknown team.
Following a sweep of the conference team titles two weeks ago, the Irondale High School Nordic ski racing teams have even bigger aspirations this week. On Wednesday, the Knights go in search of state berths at the Section 5 meet at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis.
The Irondale High School boys basketball team had a productive two games last week. The Knights had one of their own reach a personal milestone in the first game and returned to a place record-wise they hadn't been in nearly two months.
February is the month the Nordic skiers at Roseville Area High School gear up for and the Raiders got it off to a good start last Friday. Roseville won the Suburban East Conference girls team championship and the boys individual pursuit title.
A bright spot in the Mounds View High School girls basketball team's loss to Woodbury last Friday was the personal achievement of one of the team's seniors. Katie McDaniels joined Mounds View's 1,000-point club.
The Mounds View High School girls hockey team wrapped up the Suburban East Conference championship last week with a pair of victories. The wins also kept the Mustangs on track for an unbeaten regular-season.
The Classic Suburban Conference girls' hockey tilt Jan. 17 at Polar Arena, featuring the Tartan Titans and the North Polars, turned out to be everything a fan could ask for -- unless you were a Tartan partisan.