JC Devil Roster: Makayla Kenny, Molly McClellen, Tori Venneman, Rebecca Skweres, Annie Glasow, Mariana Colon, Mariela Ajpop, Aly Vruno, Ella Klein, Ada Humphrey, Rachel Weintzweig, Victoria Hoakstra, Amelia Forsman, Lilly Bozeman, ArryAnna Aasen (submitted photo)
The Johnson/Como Devils 10U Girls took 1st place in the 2013-2014 Minneapolis Winter Storm Tournament.
The girls from St. Paul played well against their Twin City rivals coming out strong in their first game vs Minneapolis Storm Purple scoring within the first 90 seconds.
Irondale girls Nordic team. Top row: Sarah Tokos, Mattie Watts, Lili Tapper, Becky Glader, Holly Peterson. Bottom row: Hannah Boleman, Mary Heinks, Laura Jankowski, Elizabeth Axberg, Michelle Meyer.
In its final season as a member of the Twin Cities Nordic Ski Conference, the Irondale High School girls team won the conference championship. The Knights outscored St. Paul Highland Park to capture the title.
Irondale amassed 476 points to edge the Scots by 11. Orono finished third with 401 points.
Next year, Irondale will compete in the Northwest Suburban Conference.
Meghan Lorence is a junior on the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team and has already experienced thrill of winning a national championship twice. Now in her third year with the Golden Gophers, Lorence, a Mounds View native and Irondale High School alumna, is on pace to have her best season yet at Minnesota.
With winter in full bloom, baseball season isn’t on too many people’s minds but there was baseball news out of Mounds View High School last week.
Mounds View senior Sam Hentges was named to the Louisville Slugger 2014 High School Pre-Season All-American Team. Hentges was also recently honored as the 2013 Fourth District American Legion Most Valuable Player at the 74th-annual Original Baseball Old Timers Hot Stove League of America banquet.
Another sport that doesn’t jump immediately to mind in January is track and field but for a St. Anthony Village High School alumnus, the season is in full swing.
Chris Lawson, a 2012 St. Anthony graduate, is a member of the College of St. Scholastica men’s track and field team that has started the indoor season already. Lawson and his teammates ran at the Blue Devil Invitational on Saturday in Menomonie, Wisc.
The Mounds View High School girls hockey team has been in the thick of the Suburban East Conference race all season and it appears that the championship won’t be decided until the final day of the regular season.
Despite suffering a conference loss last week, the Mustangs are tied for first with Stillwater with two games to play. Cretin-Derham Hall, one point behind in third place, also still has a shot at the title.
The Mounds View High School boys basketball team continued its mid-season roll with two more victories last week. The two wins pushed the Mustangs’ win streak to 11.
Mounds View made it 10 in a row with an 81-60 pasting of Roseville on Jan. 21 and won No. 11 on Friday by beating East Ridge 77-64.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers took their number one state ranking and 6-0 Classic Suburban Conference leading—14-2 overall—boys’ hockey records into the St. Thomas ice arena Jan. 23.
When a couple of hours elapsed and they emerged for the ride back home, Hill-Murray no longer was all alone atop the CSC.
St. Thomas had inflicted them with a 4-2 defeat that left them tied with the Cadets with identical 6-1 records.
The return girls’ hockey game featuring School District 622 archrivals North and Tartan high schools was a lot like everyone—except the Titans—might have expected.
In the first meeting between the foes—back on Dec. 17—Tartan triumphed at home with a 2-1 overtime victory.