Oftentimes a fraction of a point will decide a championship at the state gymnastics meet. That wasn’t the case last Friday when Roseville won its third consecutive Class AA crown.
Roseville beat runner-up Northfield by a full point thanks in large part to a dominating performance on the uneven bars. Roseville outscored Northfield by nearly two full points on the apparatus to pull away and win the title.
The Roseville Area High School boys swimming and diving team claimed three entries into this week’s Class AA state meet. The Raider swimmers clinched their state berths at last weekend’s Section 5AA meet at Minnetonka East Middle School.
When the Roseville Area High School boys hockey team takes the ice at the State Fair Coliseum on Tuesday evening, it will be trying to accomplish something no team has been able to do in three years.
The Raiders will try to hand Hill-Murray a defeat in a Section 4AA playoff game, which hasn’t happened since the section final in 2011. The Pioneers are the top seed in the section and ranked No. 3 in the state in Class AA.
Three members of the Roseville Area High School wrestling team will close out their seasons by competing at the state wrestling tournament this weekend. All are juniors and each qualified for state by finishing second in their respective weight classes at the Section 4AAA meet on Saturday.
December Htoo, Tyler Graham and Isaac Schmaedeke will represent their team and school on Friday and maybe Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Roseville Area High School wrestling team opened the post-season on Saturday in the Section 4AAA team tournament. The Raiders were the fifth seed and lost 61-12 to fourth-seeded Stillwater in the quarterfinals.
Roseville finishes the season with a dual record of 11-14. Among the highlights were Suburban East Conference victories over Cretin-Derham Hall and East Ridge. The Raiders also beat all six teams it faced from the St. Paul City Conference and picked up wins over Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village, Brooklyn Center/Concordia Academy and North St. Paul.
The Roseville Area High School girls hockey team saw its streak of consecutive trips to the section final snapped last week. The Raiders couldn’t make it six straight years.
A familiar playoff foe was responsible for the demise of Roseville’s streak. Hill-Murray and the Raiders have squared off the section playoffs in each of the past five seasons but this year was the first time is wasn’t in the section final.
It’s more than halfway through February, which means that the Roseville Area High School gymnastics team is preparing for the state meet. That’s just what happens at this time of the year.
The Raiders go after their third consecutive and seventh overall state championship on Friday at the Class AA meet at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion.
Participating in the state meet has become a common occurrence for the Roseville Area High School girls Nordic ski team. The Raiders competed at state last week, marking the fourth straight year they have qualified.
Roseville finished fifth in the team standings with 320 points. Wayzata won its second consecutive state championship with 382 points, outscoring runner-up Robbinsdale Armstrong by 35 points. Stillwater took third place, one point behind Armstrong.
The Roseville Area High School boys hockey team spent the first half of the season flirting with a .500 record. That changed midway through January, however, as the Raiders went on a bit of a tear.
Roseville has lost just once in its last nine games. That surge helped the Raiders land in the top half of the seeds for the upcoming Section 4AA playoffs.