The Beacons were among the final four teams in last year’s Section 4AA playoffs. The fastpitch softball team has a chance to reach that spot again this season if they can pull off an upset on Tuesday.
Concordia began the week as one of six teams still vying for the section title, and a win over DeLaSalle on Tuesday would match last year’s playoff run.
A second-place finish at the conference track and field meet isn’t too shabby of an accomplishment. That’s what the Concordia Academy girls pulled off last week.
The Beacons amassed 96 points to beat out third-place St. Croix Lutheran by 12 points and take runner-up honors at the Tri-Metro Conference meet on May 13 at Macalester College.
The cold, brisk northwest wind and cool temperatures of May 9 weren’t a hindrance to the “Senior Day” celebration prior to the Mahtomedi and North softball game.
The North bats did more to put a chill into the Mahtomedi Zephyrs than anything else that occurred at McKnight Field.
Hill-Muray short stop Zach Mills (10) relays the ball after getting the force out at second base. The Pioneers had the lead after 6 innings at home against Sibley May 5. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Hill-Murray Pioneers hosted the Tartan Titans in the cool, breezy, overcast weather of May 7, in a Classic Suburban Conference baseball game.
On the mound for the Titans was Eric Winter. The senior hurler went the distance and on a couple of occasions pitched his way out of two or three difficult situations.
Friday was a bad news, good news day for the St. Anthony Village High School baseball team. The bad news was that the Huskies suffered their first loss of the season, but the good news is that the loss didn’t damage their conference-title hopes. They also didn’t have to wait very long to put the loss in the rearview mirror.
The Knights’ record has hovered around the .500 mark most of the season, but they have a couple of impressive victories to their credit. One of them came last Friday.
Having dropped the first meeting with Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Irondale ventured to the St. Louis Park school in search of an upset of the third-ranked Red Knights. They climbed back on the bus to go home with that goal accomplished.
Both track and field teams from Mounds View High School have a state championship to compete for this week.
The Class AAA state true-team meet takes place Friday starting at 4 p.m. at Stillwater Area High School. Mounds View is no stranger to true-team success, but it has been a few years since either team has brought home the championship.
As the defending state champion, the Mounds View High School baseball team began the season No. 1 in the state rankings. The Mustangs quickly dropped out of the top 20, however, following a 2-5 start to the season.
Head coach Mark Downey doesn’t worry about his team’s record; he’s more interested in progress. Since the calendar turned to May, he’s seen plenty of it.