It's hard to feel bad for a high school basketball program that has posted three consecutive 20-win seasons. The Roseville Area High School girls team accomplished that feat, but has not realized its most prized goal in that time.
After winning 16 games in 2013-14 and returning a dozen players from that team, the Roseville Area High School boys hockey team has some reason for optimism heading into its season opener this weekend. The Raiders play a pair of games up in the Duluth area on Friday and Saturday.
What with the snowstorm that barreled through Minnesota on Monday, it's appropriate that the first winter sport gets going in earnest this week. High school girls hockey teams throughout the state are embarking on the 2014-15 season.