Most baseball teams’ successes start with its pitching staff, which appears to be the strength of this year’s Concordia Academy squad. The Beacons return their entire staff, including a pair of senior starters, from last year.
“Pitching will be our strength,” said Concordia head coach Eric Schutte.”We don’t have anyone who will overpower on the mound but all keep the ball down and hit their spots.”
The Concordia Academy girls track and field team heads into the 2014 with a solid group of returning athletes. That has Beacons head coach Marc Paul feeling optimistic about what his squad might be able to accomplish.
Maddie Gray recently finished up her sophomore season as a member of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women’s swimming and diving team. Next fall, Gray will be more than just a member of the team.
The Roseville Area High School girls track and field team capped off the 2013 season with a 15th-place finish in the team standings at the state meet. The Raiders ended up with 21 team points and got most of those from a state champion and a third-place relay team.
The old adage about saving the best for last was apropos for the 2013 Concordia Academy softball team. The Beacons finished a game above .500 in the regular season but then went on a deep run in the section playoffs.
Following 13 years of coaching hockey at Roseville Area High School, Steve Sertich switched to the college level and took over the women’s program at Bemidji State University. Sertich recently stepped down as the head coach of the Beavers after eight seasons.
Bethany Brausen spent the final weekend of her college hockey career in New England chasing a national championship. Brausen and her University of Minnesota teammates fell short of a third consecutive Division I women’s hockey title but she still leaves the Golden Gophers with plenty of achievements.
Roseville Area High School graduates Emma Schaefer and Ben Buerkle are freshmen at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn., and have made headlines on their respective athletic teams. Here’s a look at what each has accomplished this year.