Despite not playing a game in more than a week, the Knights had a successful weekend. The Irondale girls softball team won an eight-team tournament to pick up some momentum heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.
When Irondale stepped on the field in Lakeville on Friday, it was playing for the first time since April 23. Rust wasn’t a factor as the Knights beat Visitation, Wayzata and Duluth Denfeld to win the Black bracket of the Lakeville North tournament.
Although her team has gone more half of the regular season with only one loss, Irondale High School girls lacrosse head coach Wendy Frantz isn’t taking anything for granted.
The Knights improved their record to 7-1 with three victories, including a triple-overtime thriller, last week. Irondale begins this week tied for first in the North Suburban Conference.
Former Roseville Raider Danielle Dickson helped her college track and field team capture a conference title while adding a personal victory at the same time last weekend.
Dickson, a junior at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, won the 100-meter dash at the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championships on Saturday in Morris, Minn. She won the event with a time of 13.07 seconds.
Cretin-Derham Hall, Woodbury and East Ridge may be the top three teams in the Suburban East Conference, but they’re nothing compared to the Roseville Area High School baseball team’s biggest foe so far this spring. The one thing that has given the Raiders the most trouble is the weather.
The Beacons picked up their first conference victory of the season on Saturday and will look to build on that win this week.
Concordia Academy completed a whirlwind 22 hours by beating Breck 6-0 on Saturday morning/afternoon. Saturday’s game, played at Breck, started at 11 a.m., which, when coupled with Friday’s two games, meant that the Beacons played three games in less than 24 hours.
The defending state champion Mustangs have had an up-and-down start to the season.
Mounds View began this week with a record of 3-5 and was looking to build on the 1-0 victory over Park-Cottage Grove it picked up on Friday.
The Mounds View High School track and field teams had a busy night at the Hamline Elite Meet on Friday. The boys and girls squads combined for 20 entries in the meet and one of those entries brought home a gold medal.
The Knights’ boys team had two entries at Hamline on Friday. The 4x100-meter relay team of senior Magnus Etuko and juniors Alex Kelner, Sam Vossler and Victor James teamed up and finished fourth with a time of 43.86 seconds, 0.67 seconds behind the winning time run by a team from Wayzata.
Confidence can be beneficial for a team, but overconfidence can lead to problems. The St. Anthony Village High School baseball team has been able to use the former to its advantage and avoid the latter during its season-opening surge.
The Huskies improved to 6-0 with three victories last week. Two of them came against perennial Tri-Metro Conference contenders.
“We’ve played a good schedule against a lot of good teams,” said St. Anthony head coach Troy Urdahl. “Keep playing the right brand of baseball and hopefully we’ll keep winning games.”
Mounds View High School senior Kellen Rholl finalized the next steps in his athletic and academic careers last week. He signed a letter of intent to attend and play baseball at Angelo State University in Texas.