Concordia Academy boys basketball coach Eric Schutte said prior to the season that he expects his team’s strengths to be defense and its transition offense. If Schutte’s prediction holds true, the Beacons could be putting up big point totals this season. Concordia reached 86 points in its season opener last Friday. The Beacons reached the 80-point mark four times last year.
Two members of the Roseville Area High School girls swimming and diving team represented their squad and school at the state meet last week. Junior Lauren Kacmarynski and eighth-grader Michelle Schlossmacher-Smith competed in the Class AA state meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
The Mounds View/Irondale/Roseville adapted soccer teams recently closed out their seasons with appearances in the state tournament.The CI and PI teams played in the tournament Nov. 15-16 at Stillwater Area High School. The CI team went 1-2 and finished sixth while the PI team lost both of its games and tied for seventh.
Pictured are Michelle Schlossmacher Smith, Lauren Kacmarynski, and Adrianna Schlossmacher from the Roseville girls swimming and diving team. Schlossmacher and Kacmarynski will compete in the state meet this week. (submitted photo)
Two members of the Roseville Area High School girls swimming and diving team will represent the school at this week’s Class AA state meet. Both Raiders qualified for state by finishing second in their respective events.
Junior Lauren Kacmarynski is set to compete at state in the 100-yard freestyle after her runner-up performance at the Section 4AA meet on Nov. 9.
A go-to scorer has been a trademark of the Roseville Area High School girls hockey program over the years. That could be a bit different this season, however.
Roseville’s go-to player on the offense the last couple of years was Kate Flug but she graduated last spring and is now playing in college. Head coach Vic Brodt expects the scoring burden to be spread out to a larger number of players.
For those who preach that high school sports are a more pure form of athletic competition, the state semifinal football game between Roseville Area High School and Rosemount High School last Thursday at the Metrodome was a perfect example for that argument. Two groups of players giving it their all for their teams and their schools put on quite a show.
The Roseville Area High School volleyball team made its second consecutive appearance in the state tournament last week. This year’s results weren’t as positive as last year’s but the experience should help out when the 2014 season rolls around.The Raiders went 0-2 in the Class AAA state tournament after going 2-1 and finishing fifth in 2012.
Outdoor football in November in Minnesota can be a dicey proposition for any team because of the unpredictability of the weather. Those teams that rely heavily on a passing attack for offensive production are at an even bigger disadvantage.
Luckily for the Roseville Area High School football team, the weather won’t be of any concern in its next game. That’s because the Raiders are headed indoors this week for its first-ever game in the Metrodome. Roseville, by virtue of its victory in the last week’s state quarterfinals, gets to compete in climate-controlled comfort in the Class 6A semifinals on Thursday at 7 p.m.
A year ago, the Roseville Area High School volleyball team had a roster full of players who had plenty of varsity experience but none of it in the state tournament. Fast forward a year and the Raiders are back in the state tournament with a less-experienced group of players overall but five of them know what itís like to play in the state tournament.
Roseville received the No. 5 seed and opens the state tournament Thursday at 9 a.m. at Xcel Energy Center against fourth-seeded Eden Prairie.