The Roseville Area High School and Concordia Academy football teams head into the final week of the regular season trying to get back to .500 before moving on to the playoffs. Both squads lost last week to fall to 3-4 overall.
People still ask, 'Who is Ruth?'
For quite a while, I have ended my columns with "Hey Ruth, you hang in there!"
I don't intend to stop, but now an explanation is once again in order.
The "Ruth" in question was Ruth Goethel. She was the wife of Arno Goethel, the former executive sports editor of the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press.
Roseville Area High School junior Aryka Knoche still has two seasons of prep softball to play, but she has already decided where she wants to continue her playing career when she's done with high school.
The University of Minnesota women's hockey team had a successful opening weekend thanks in part to the efforts of a pair of former Roseville Raiders. The Gophers thumped Penn State 8-0 on Friday and beat Boston University 5-2 on Saturday in games played at Ridder Arena.
Lee Stecklein and Kate Flug both made it onto the score sheet on Friday against the Nittany Lions. Stecklein recorded a pair of assists and Flug added a helper of her own.
Entering this week, the Roseville Area High School football team has failed to win a game against a team ahead of it in the Suburban East Conference standings. The Raiders have one last shot to stop that trend this week in a game that could have post-season seeding implications.
Back in the days when most everyone who skated or played hockey, it was on an outdoor pond or lake. Getting ice depended on “Mother Nature” to supply cold enough weather to freeze water.
Then came the flooding of outdoor rinks. Suddenly ice sheets popped up on every local playground as well as in many back yards.