A hot goaltender wasn't enough to derail the Roseville Area High School girls hockey team in its playoff opener on Friday. The second-seeded Raiders used some star power of their own in defeating seventh-seeded White Bear Lake 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the Section 4AA playoffs.
The Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village girls hockey team got off to a fast start and held on at the end of its section playoff opener Wednesday in Roseville. The Panthers scored the first three goals of the game and then weathered Coon Rapids' third-period comeback attempt.
The Irondale High School boys basketball team overcame a sluggish first half and knocked off Benilde-St. Margaret's 52-46. The Knights scored only 18 points in the first half but picked up the pace after halftime.
After holding Park-Cottage Grove to just eight points in the first half, the Roseville Area High School girls basketball team expected the Wolfpack to emerge from the locker room ready for a turnaround in Tuesday's night Suburban East Conference match-up.
The Irondale High School girls hockey team kicked off the new year with a victory on Thursday night. The Knights extended their winning streak to a season-high three games with a 3-2 victory over Centennial at the National Sports Center's Super Rink.
Victories over White Bear Lake have never been plentiful for the Mounds View High School boys hockey team and beating the Bears at their home rink has been impossible. That changed Thursday, Dec. 13 thanks to some perseverance by the Mustangs.
The coaching staff of the Mounds View High School girls hockey team stressed getting off to a good start in the squad's season opener Thursday night against Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village at Fogerty Arena in Blaine.