The switch to district scheduling for high school football in Minnesota is the beginning of a new era but that change has the St. Anthony Village High School football team traveling to the past, for one week.
When the Mounds View High School football team takes the field on Saturday night, it will do so with a reputation as a solid defensive squad. Defense has been the Mustangs' calling card for years and that shouldn't change in 2015.
District scheduling showed up just in time for the Irondale High School football team. After going 0-9 in their first year in the Northwest Suburban Conference, the Knights move to the Suburban District and a more balanced schedule this fall.
The Concordia Academy football team embarks on a new era this week when it opens the 2015 season. The Beacons have a new head coach to go along with the new method of scheduling that the Minnesota State High School League introduced this year.
Roseville Area High School kicks off the 2015 football season on Saturday night with a trip to Burnsville for a game with the Blaze. Based on last year's records, it should be a close, competitive game.
The Roseville Area High School girls cross country team saw its streak of consecutive appearances in the state meet snapped last fall. The Raiders had qualified for the previous five state meets before falling short in 2014.
Back row, from left: Coach Carter Olson, head coach Mike Murphy, Jack Wurst, Jacob tell, Keanu Del Rosario, Brian Wright, Jeremy Baxter, coach Ted Johnson. Middle row: Phillip Regenold, Josh Hoppe, Zack Olson, Wyatt Murphy, David Husnik. Front row: Marshall Murphy, Marquis Bynum. Not pictured: Drew Johnson, Chang Hyuk Byun. (submitted photo)
The Roseville Mariners youth baseball team recently wrapped up its season by winning the Senior League National Division tournament. The Senior League consists of teams from Maplewood, Oakdale, Roseville and Stillwater.
If it seems as though the football season starts earlier and earlier every year, this year you would be right. Because of stadium availability issues for the Prep Bowl, the 2015 high school football season starts two weeks earlier than normal.