It has been 16 years since a team won back-to-back state high school baseball championships in the biggest class in Minnesota. Roster turnover has a lot to do with that, and the defending Class AAA state champion Mounds View Mustangs face plenty of turnover from last year’s squad.
Despite the layer of snow that still covered Palm Field last week, there is plenty of optimism surrounding the St. Anthony Village High School baseball team this spring. The Huskies return a slew of talent from last year’s team that advanced to the section final.
The Roseville Area High School girls track and field team capped off the 2013 season with a 15th-place finish in the team standings at the state meet. The Raiders ended up with 21 team points and got most of those from a state champion and a third-place relay team.
The old adage about saving the best for last was apropos for the 2013 Concordia Academy softball team. The Beacons finished a game above .500 in the regular season but then went on a deep run in the section playoffs.
Following 13 years of coaching hockey at Roseville Area High School, Steve Sertich switched to the college level and took over the women’s program at Bemidji State University. Sertich recently stepped down as the head coach of the Beavers after eight seasons.
A pair of former Irondale standouts was in upstate New York last weekend for the Division III women’s Frozen Four. Kelsey Barnier closed out her collegiate career at the event while Gillian McDonald reached the midway point of her college hockey life.
Meghan Lorence spent the final weekend of the college hockey season in New England chasing a national championship. Brausen and her University of Minnesota teammates fell short of a third consecutive Division I women’s hockey title but she’ll have one more chance at another title next year.
Bethany Brausen spent the final weekend of her college hockey career in New England chasing a national championship. Brausen and her University of Minnesota teammates fell short of a third consecutive Division I women’s hockey title but she still leaves the Golden Gophers with plenty of achievements.
The Johnson Como 10U girls hockey team was victorious against Lakeville 4 to 3 on March 15, and over Hastings Blue, 2 to 1 on March 16, in which they held up to a 5 on 3 power play. This victory handed them the championship.