North High junior Adreon Wadlington (33) puts up a shot guarded by Woodbury’s Michael Carter (1) and Jake West (4). A close game to the final seconds, the Polars lost 58-59 at home Jan. 29. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Irondale junior Joey Jankowski finished ninth in the Northwest Suburban Conference Nordic ski championships on Feb. 28. (submitted photo)
For residents of the northern states, the turning of the calendar to February usually means the worst of winter is behind them. For prep Nordic skiers in Minnesota, it means the biggest competition of the season is only days away.