Prior to last Friday’s game, the Roseville Area High School football team hadn’t been the favorite in a post-season game in seven years. If there was any added pressure by the increased expectations, the Raiders didn’t let it get to them.
Over the past two seasons, the Roseville Area High School volleyball hasn’t lost a set in the section playoffs. The Raiders will try to keep that streak intact this week when it plays in the Section 4AAA semifinals.
Roseville recorded three consecutive three-set sweeps en route to a berth in the 2012 state tournament and began defense of that section title on Thursday with a three-set sweep of Henry Sibley, 25-18, 25-11, 25-11.
The Roseville Area High School girls cross country team ran its state-meet streak to five consecutive years thanks to its second-place finish at last week’s section meet.
The Raiders ended up with 88 points at the Section 4AA meet on Oct. 23 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course to hold off third-place White Bear Lake, which had 102 points. East Ridge won the section team title with 51 points.
Cyclocross bikers arrive at the plank barriers, aka bunny hop, with a quick dismount, carry and navigate, and remount.
Green Acres in Lake Elmo was the site of the Premium Grade A Cyclocross endurance races held Oct. 19-20. Bikers make their way up the semi-rideable staircase followed by a tight corner Saturday morning as they make several laps through the course. Photos by
If you were not a part of the jam-packed, wildly cheering crowd at Hill-Murray Field House Oct. 15, then you missed one of the very best volleyball matches between rivals that has been played since the inception of the sport over three decades ago.
The match went five games and provided everything that anyone could ever ask for from two well-matched adversaries.
The Mounds View High School volleyball team is one of four 20-match winners in Section 5AAA. The Mustangs are the No. 4 seed and open the post-season at home on Thursday.
Mounds View hosts the winner of a first-round match between fifth-seeded St. Michael-Albertville (17-11) and No. 12 Irondale. Following a 5-3 start to the season, the Mustangs lost just once in their next 15 matches. Included in that stretch was a championship at the Centennial tournament and a runner-up finish at the Alexandria tournament.
Fans of the Mounds View High School girls tennis team could find themselves spending some big chunks of time at the University of Minnesota’s Baseline Tennis Center this week. The Mustangs qualified for the team tournament and have a pair of players in the singles draw.
The Mounds View High School girls soccer team. (photos courtesy of Ann Nash Photography)
When the Mounds View High School girls soccer team started practice back in mid-August, the most recent prep soccer memory for most of the players was walking off the field following a first-round playoff loss to Irondale a season earlier. So when new head coach Terri Patraw told the team that it was going to get to the state tournament this fall, a certain amount of skepticism was understandable.
It’s hard to imagine a more entertaining high school football game than the one Mounds View High School treated its fans to last Wednesday. The Mustangs came out on the winning side of a seesaw affair against Roseville on the night before the annual state teachers’ convention.The 50-47 contest left spectators nearly breathless and gave Mounds View head coach Jim Galvin his 100th career victory. One thing it didn’t do, however, was help the Mustangs in terms of section seedings.