The College of St. Scholastica men’s track and field team went in search of its third consecutive conference championship on Saturday but trailed by 10 points with two events remaining. That’s when a St. Anthony Village High School graduate started the comeback.
Chris Lawson, a 2012 St. Anthony graduate, won the 5,000 meters to help the Saints rally and clinch the title. His win helped turn the 10-point deficit into an eight-point victory.
The St. Anthony Village High School fastpitch softball team started five seniors in the state tournament last June. With a number of new faces in the lineup this season, the Huskies are going through some growing pains.
St. Anthony reached the midway point of the regular season last week and enters this week with a record of 7-4. Not a bad first half, but head coach Lamar Brendemuehl is waiting for his squad to put all the pieces together at the same time.
The Mustangs have had trouble putting up wins so far this season but they’ll have plenty of chances this week. While not quite as bad as a year ago, doubleheaders are becoming common again this season.
Mounds View played a doubleheader last week and has three more on the schedule through the end of the regular season.
Despite not playing a game in more than a week, the Knights had a successful weekend. The Irondale girls softball team won an eight-team tournament to pick up some momentum heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.
When Irondale stepped on the field in Lakeville on Friday, it was playing for the first time since April 23. Rust wasn’t a factor as the Knights beat Visitation, Wayzata and Duluth Denfeld to win the Black bracket of the Lakeville North tournament.
The Rochester Century Panthers were shorthanded going into the Saturday, May 3, girls lacrosse match against the Titans of Tartan.
After their 9-7 road loss to the scrappy Titans, Century head coach told his players, “You did a nice job today. I’m proud of you. ... Our defense really stepped up and did well.”
Although her team has gone more half of the regular season with only one loss, Irondale High School girls lacrosse head coach Wendy Frantz isn’t taking anything for granted.
The Knights improved their record to 7-1 with three victories, including a triple-overtime thriller, last week. Irondale begins this week tied for first in the North Suburban Conference.
Former Roseville Raider Danielle Dickson helped her college track and field team capture a conference title while adding a personal victory at the same time last weekend.
Dickson, a junior at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, won the 100-meter dash at the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championships on Saturday in Morris, Minn. She won the event with a time of 13.07 seconds.
Cretin-Derham Hall, Woodbury and East Ridge may be the top three teams in the Suburban East Conference, but they’re nothing compared to the Roseville Area High School baseball team’s biggest foe so far this spring. The one thing that has given the Raiders the most trouble is the weather.
The Beacons picked up their first conference victory of the season on Saturday and will look to build on that win this week.
Concordia Academy completed a whirlwind 22 hours by beating Breck 6-0 on Saturday morning/afternoon. Saturday’s game, played at Breck, started at 11 a.m., which, when coupled with Friday’s two games, meant that the Beacons played three games in less than 24 hours.