If you’ve noticed a little extra activity around your local high school this week, it’s probably because official practices have started for the fall prep sports season. From cross country to football to volleyball, the kids are returning to school for first-week workouts and practices.
A pair of men’s amateur baseball teams from the Bulletin area participated in the state tournament last weekend. Unfortunately, their stay in the tournament didn’t last very long.
The Continental Diamond Cutters and the St. Anthony Hogs both qualified for the Minnesota Class A state tournament out of the Skyline League and played in the tournament last week at Red Haddox Field in Bloomington. The Hogs went 0-1 while the Diamond Cutters finished 0-2.
Preseason rankings for a pair of fall high school sports came out last week and teams from Roseville Area High School appeared in both. Here’s a look at which teams they were and where they landed in the polls.
Despite not coming into existence until 1990, the Tri-City Red American Legion baseball team has racked up the most Fourth District Most Valuable Player awards. Tri-City picked up No. 13 this summer with the selection of Ben Mezzenga.
In the World Cup soccer tournament played earlier this summer, the United States was assigned to the “Group of Death” for the preliminary rounds and had to face the likes of Germany, Ghana and Portugal.
Having an eighth-grader in the starting lineup in a high school varsity team sport is relatively rare, especially at bigger metro-area schools. Breanna Maloney did just that two years ago on the volleyball team at Roseville Area High School.
The summer baseball season for the Tri-City Red American Legion baseball team is set to last for at least another weekend. Tri-City is headed to the state tournament, which starts Friday for all 16 of the participating teams.
After two years of the sub-state era of Minnesota American Legion baseball, Rosetown has yet to enjoy any post-season success. The Rockets went 0-2 in last week’s Sub-State 7 tournament to fall to 0-4 in sub-state playoff games.