There is a decent amount of turnover in terms of the teams competing in this week's Class AAA state true team track and field meet. Eight teams (five boys and three girls) that competed in last year's meet failed to qualify this season.
All three Bulletin-area high schools have wrestlers taking part in the Section 5AAA individual tournament on Saturday at Osseo High School. The participants will be trying to qualify for the state tournament.
For the second year in a row and third time in four years, the Mounds View High School girls hockey team will face Blaine in the Section 5AA playoffs. The Mustangs and Bengals meet in the section semifinals on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Irondale junior Joey Jankowski finished ninth in the Northwest Suburban Conference Nordic ski championships on Feb. 28. (submitted photo)
For residents of the northern states, the turning of the calendar to February usually means the worst of winter is behind them. For prep Nordic skiers in Minnesota, it means the biggest competition of the season is only days away.
What with the snowstorm that barreled through Minnesota on Monday, it's appropriate that the first prep winter sport gets going in earnest this week. High school girls hockey teams throughout the state are embarking on the 2014-15 season.