The final two rounds of the Section 5AA girls tennis team tournament are this week and Mounds View is among four teams still in contention. The Mustangs are seeking their seventh consecutive trip to state.
The Roseville Area High School boys soccer team amassed nine wins during the regular season but could muster only the fifth seed in the Section 6AA playoffs that begin this week. That speaks to how deep the section lineup is.
Roseville opens the post-season on Thursday at 7 p.m. at fourth-seeded Minneapolis South. The Tigers actually won one less game and lost two more than the Raiders but ended up with the first-round home game.
With two weeks to go in the regular season, the Roseville Area High School football team finds itself in an unfamiliar but positive position. The Raiders are smack dab in the middle of the conference-championship chase.
Roseville’s 32-20 victory over Stillwater last Friday kept it in a three-way tie for first place in the Suburban East Conference standings. If this week’s games go according to the chalk, the Raiders’ final regular-season game should be for at least a share of the conference crown.
On Sunday morning, Sept. 15, in the Hill-Murray chapel, the high school’s 2013 Hall of Fame inductees were grouped together.
The six former athletes and coaches were: Andre Beaulieu, Monica Hilger, Bob Sullivan, Tom Quinlan, Jeff Whisler and Mya Whitmore.
When the last ball had crossed the net Sept. 17, the Tartan Titans had pushed their Classic Suburban Conference volleyball mark to 3-0 with a three-game sweep of the Richfield Spartans.
“We played all right in game two,” offered Richfield head coach Rosey Cashman. “But in games one and three, we just had too many unforced errors.
Week five of the 2013 football season proved to be unlucky for the three area football teams.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers traveled to Henry Sibley and were shown the “exit” door with a 33-8 loss. Meanwhile, Tartan lost its first game of the year to the high-flying South St. Paul Packers, 33-13.
It was a fierce volleyball battle featuring two unbeaten teams in the Classic Suburban Conference Sept. 24.
North High and Tartan went after one another like a pair of heavyweight sluggers, and when the fourth game was finally over, the Polars were on top, 3-1.
The District 621 high school football teams’ games last week started an hour apart. That would have given anyone who was so inclined time to catch parts of both contests.
Those who were able to see the endings of those games were doubly rewarded for their efforts. They got to see a pair of fourth-quarter rallies that led to dramatic finishes.