While the Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village girls soccer team finished below .500 in its first year in the Northwest Suburban Conference last year, the Panthers competed well and are eager to build on that this fall.
The last time the Mounds View High School football team had a losing record at any time during a season was in 2008 when it started out 0-1. After a 1-1 start this season, the Mustangs needed a win in week three to avoid dropping below .500.
Putting the ball in the net was a challenge for the Roseville Area High School boys soccer team a year ago. Only once did the Raiders score more than two goals in a game in 2014 but that has already changed this fall.
The road was not kind to the football teams from Mounds View High School and St. Anthony Village High School last week. Both teams lost in their first away games of the season and return home this week trying to right the ship.
The Irondale High School girls cross country team finished in the middle of the pack in its first year in the Northwest Suburban Conference last fall. The Knights are back for season No. 2 in the NWSC and aiming for bigger and better things.
In a normal year, this would be week one of the regular season for high school football but 2015 is anything but normal. Thanks to a one-year shift in availability of the Prep Bowl venue, Minnesota high school football started two weeks early.