When the Mounds View High School wrestling team ventures to Roseville on Friday for a dual match, there will be plenty on the line. It'll be for more than just rivalry bragging rights and momentum as the post-season approaches.
Basketball and hockey usually dominate the holiday tournament headlines in Minnesota but there were a few wrestling tournaments happening also. Mounds View took part in one at Foley High School on Dec. 30 and finished third.
North High senior point guard Termaine Daniels (2) hustles to bring the ball up court during home action against South St. Paul. The Polars won 75-36 Dec. 15. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
For many, the week between Christmas and New Year's Day means returning to work, returning unwanted gifts or maybe returning to that diet that got away from them for a few days around the winter holidays.
After suffering through a number of years with low numbers, the North High School wrestling program came up with a plan to boost those numbers. The results of that plan should begin to show up this season.
When official practices began in late November, the Roseville Area High School wrestling team received a pleasant surprise. The number of kids that came out for the team this year is up, bolstered by a large group of first-time wrestlers.
Four Roseville Area High School grapplers closed out their season by competing in the state tournament last week at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Two Raiders lasted four rounds, one went three and the other finished 0-1.