The prep volleyball teams at Roseville Area High School and Concordia Academy put together solid stretches of matches last week. Both teams are ranked in the state's top 10 and might even move up in this week's poll.
Heading into its game last week against St. Anthony Village, the Concordia Academy football team had lost its last four games to the Huskies. The Beacons have a similar history with this week's opponent.
Not much went right for the Roseville Area High School football team in week one, so a bounce-back was on the agenda in week two last week. The Raiders came through and now turn their attention to putting together a winning streak as they head into this week's game.
There's an old lament that goes something like, “If it weren't for bad luck, we'd have no luck at all." That pretty much sums up how things went for the Roseville Area High School football team in the first week of the regular season.
A year ago, the Roseville Area High School volleyball team was coming off a "Cinderella" season that included a trip to the state tournament. Last year's team was dealing with the graduation of three key players in that tournament run and faced a number of unknowns.
This year, the Raiders are also preparing for a season following a state-tournament trip but have a much better feel of what to expect from their lineup.
For the past five seasons, the Roseville Area High School girls cross country team has qualified for the state meet. The Raiders are seeking state trip No. 6 this fall and return a decent nucleus from last year's team.
Back row, from left to right: Coach Joe Fast, Michael DeGroot (MV), Matthew Baker (MV), Ben Wetermeyer (RV), Nick Squire (Irondale), Garrett Hanson (Centennial), Gunnar Eastep (RV). Middle row: Jordan Van Berkel (RV), Ryan Yoch (MV), Aaron Zerfas (MV), Connor Barrett (RV), Peder Ericson (RV), Jake Dingman (MV). Front row: Holden Tranquillo (Centennial), Tom Bombeck (Centennial), Ben Kottke (MV), Connor Stamper (MV), Andrew McGregor (RV), Klimba Dyauli (RV), Connor Nelson (MV).
Not pictured: Brock Fitzpatrick (Centennial). (submitted photo)
The North Suburban Soccer Association’s U17 C1 boys team brought home a state championship last month.