The Mounds View High School girls basketball team put together a solid season a year ago with a senior-laden lineup. That leaves the Mustangs in a situation this year where they are looking to replace a number of players who graduated.
The Irondale High School boys basketball team has suffered through back-to-back single-digit win-total seasons. This year's squad isn't guaranteeing it will be end that streak but it appears to be the most capable team in the last three years.
Since it split from the Mounds View/Irondale co-op back in the late 1990s, the Irondale High School girls hockey team has been a one-school show but that has changed this season. The Knights are now the Irondale/St. Anthony girls hockey team.
The seniors on this year's Mounds View High School girls hockey team won back-to-back conference titles as freshmen and sophomores. That streak came to an end last season so they're looking to go out on top this year.
Despite the fact that there has been no wintry weather blowing through the upper Midwest yet, the high school winter sports seasons have arrived. A half-dozen sports have already had their first practices.