The winter sports season, twice delayed by COVID-19 restrictions, will launch next week, albeit with most participants wearing masks, few spectators allowed and shorter seasons.
During a meeting of the Wild Mountain Ski Patrol in October of 2017, assistant director Matt Haberman noticed a preponderance of silver and white hair among the patrollers.
White Bear Lake and Mahtomedi intend to start winter sports practices on Monday, Jan. 4, the date designated by Gov. Tim Walz last week in his Executive Order regarding the state’s response to COVID-19. Winter sports include basketball, hockey, wrestling, alpine skiing, nordic skiing, gymnas…
Kyle Soderman appears on a billboard on Highway 494 near the airport, promoting the Lino Lakes native’s appearance on the current NBC Sports Channel show “World Chase Tag.”
The Centennial Cougars capped off the highly unusual 2020 season by picking up their second section playoff win in three nights, beating the Stillwater Ponies 27-14 on Friday evening in Stillwater.
Mahtomedi’s second-stringers handled most of the duties as the Zephyrs closed the troubled 2020 season with a 20-14 win over North St. Paul at home Friday evening.
The Centennial football team's second-round playoff game at Stillwater will be held Friday at 6 p.m. and will end the season, due to Gov. Walz's orders on Thursday to shut down sports for a month as of Friday, 11:59 p.m. The game had been scheduled for Saturday evening with the winners advan…
White Bear Lake won its regular-season finale in overtime, edging Woodbury 27-24 in overtime as quarterback Branden Berwald leapt over the linemen from one yard out on the final play Wednesday evening.
In the rare occasion of a high school football game played on the day of a presidential election, the White Bear Lake Bears hosted the Roseville Raiders on Tuesday afternoon.
The Mounds View boys soccer team lost its opening match this season, and did not pick up a win until the fourth game, but never lost a match after that opener.
It won’t get them a trip to the state tournament but the Mahtomedi boys soccer team captured the Section 4A championship with a 2-1 win over Hill-Murray in the finals.
The Centennial Cougars picked up a “three-peat” of section championships by vanquishing Duluth East 3-0 in the Section 7AA finals on Saturday evening in Duluth. The Cougars won Section 5AA in 2018 and have won 7AA the last two years. This time, there won’t be the reward of a state tournament…
White Bear Lake scored five touchdowns in the first half and held off longtime nemesis Cretin-Derham Hall 35-21 at home Friday evening, squaring their record at 1-1.
White Bear Lake could not stop Stillwater on plays from scrimmage or on kickoff returns as the Bears lost to the Ponies 52-24 in the football opener Friday evening.
Mounds View girls soccer wrapped up a third-place finish in the Suburban East Conference last week blanking Irondale 3-0 on Tuesday.
Fall seasons for football and volleyball were approved by the Minnesota State High School League Monday morning as the board of directors reversed an Aug. 4 decision to have a spring season for both.
The Mounds View tennis team has won its first six matches by 7-0 and beat Woodbury 5-2 in its most recent match when the Royals put their top four players in doubles and won at one and two.
White Bear Lake eked out a 1-0 win over Mounds View in a duel of unbeatens Tuesday evening, posting their fourth shutout in five games, at home.
White Bear Lake battled to a 1-1 tie with Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday evening in the boys soccer opener as the Bear teams enjoyed their first athletic competitions since early March.
White Bear Lake and Mahtomedi will resume high school athletic competitions this week for the first time since early March.
When the long-awaited verdict on high school sports arrived on Aug. 5, football and volleyball players learned they’ll be playing in the spring, not the fall.
A tennis coach whose resume includes an NCAA singles championship is tutoring young players this summer in partnership with Centennial Community Education (CCE).
Area lakes were not stocked with fish by Department of Natural Resources this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they have plenty of fish, said a DNR official contacted by the Press.
It’s possible that some, but not all, fall high school sports will be offered this fall, according to comments offered during a Minnesota State High School League discussion Thursday.
The Quad Community Press invited local athletes by email through their coaches to comment on the unprecedented loss of an entire season due to the pandemic along with what they did while still hoping to compete, and how they handled distance learning. Here are some reactions:
Any hopes for salvaging part of the high school spring sports season were dashed last Thursday, when the Minnesota State High School League canceled all activities and athletics for the rest of the school year, in response to an an executive order issued by Gov. Tim Walz.
Will Francis, former Centennial athlete who was due to start his college hockey career at Minnesota-Duluth in the fall, was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
Wyatt Newpower recently completed his four-year Division I hockey career with some high notes and honors. Then a searing disappointment. Then a dream realized.
Parker Fox and his Northern State basketball teammates received the same bad news Saturday as thousand of athletes around the country have gotten.
Monte Collins, football and wrestling athlete and choir member, is White Bear Lake’s male Triple-A pick this year for achievement in arts, academics and athletics.
Madison Carroll, gymnastics and soccer athlete and choir member, is White Bear Lake’s female Triple-A pick this year for achievement in arts, academics and athletics.
The worldwide outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) might eventually wreak such havoc in the U.S. that the first blow — having to go without sports for a while — might eventually be seen as just a minor footnote.
Lily Pederson, White Bear Lake eighth-grader, has achieved Junior Elite status in gymnastics, a level currently held by just 22 of her peers in the country.
It dawned on Ella and Jack Janicki pretty early that the lady who drove them to their games was probably not your typical basketball mom.
The Mahtomedi Zephyrs were on the verge of a first-round elimination at the state hockey tournament when they caught fire Wednesday evening.
Mahtomedi will play in the hockey state tournament for the fourth straight season after turning back conference rival South St. Paul 5-1 in the Section 4A finals Friday evening.
White Bear Lake scored the first two goals but could not hold off its longtime nemesis, Hill-Murray, in their latest duel for a state tournament berth Friday night.