Leading the Classic Suburban Conference in girls hockey, the Hill-Murray Pioneers kept their hopes alive for another CSC championship as they handed the North Polars a 3-1 setback at Polar Arena Jan. 7.
A victory over East Ridge on Jan. 15 kept the Roseville Area High School boys basketball team unbeaten against teams from Minnesota and gave the Raiders a one-game lead in the Suburban East Conference. By the end of the week, neither of those things was true.
The Raiders' girls team is also sitting atop the conference standings and their lead is a bit more secure. Roseville leads second-place Park-Cottage Grove by two games in the loss column with a game in hand.
The Roseville Area High School gymnastics team has bounced between second and third in the state rankings so far this season but the only rankings that really matter are the ones that are announced at the end of the Friday night session of the state meet.
At the beginning of this week, three Tri-Metro Conference girls basketball teams had yet to lose a league game. Two of them were DeLaSalle, ranked No. 2 in Class AAA last week, and Providence Academy, ranked No. 1 in Class AA.
Irondale High School was well-represented in last week's Nordic ski racing state rankings and is likely to remain up there in this week's polls. On Saturday, the Knights traveled to Biwabik for the Mesabi East Invitational at Giants Ridge and came away with some notable finishes.