In order to qualify for the Nordic ski racing state meet prior to this season, a team had to win its section race. Unlike in cross country running, the runner-up team from the section meet didn’t advance to state.
It's hard to feel bad for a high school basketball program that has posted three consecutive 20-win seasons. The Roseville Area High School girls team accomplished that feat, but has not realized its most prized goal in that time.
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.