After winning 16 games in 2013-14 and returning a dozen players from that team, the Roseville Area High School boys hockey team has some reason for optimism heading into its season opener this weekend. The Raiders play a pair of games up in the Duluth area on Friday and Saturday.
What with the snowstorm that barreled through Minnesota on Monday, it's appropriate that the first winter sport gets going in earnest this week. High school girls hockey teams throughout the state are embarking on the 2014-15 season.
The volleyball team from Concordia Academy is back in the state tournament for the first time since 2008. The Beacons clinched a spot in the tournament by winning the Section 4AA championship last week.