A recent trip to the Grand Rapids area with my buddy Tom Thiry for one of the last grouse hunts of the year was a success with numerous birds flushed. And better yet; some of them made it to the game bag and there is no finer dining than when grouse is the main entrée.
The biggest story coming into the season for the Huskies is between the pipes where Minnesota-Duluth prospect Maddie Rooney decided to try out for the boys team after helping the girls to the program’s first state tournament appearance. Head coach Mark Manney begins his sixth season guiding the boys’ team and will try for career coaching win No. 75 in the season-opener at Robbinsdale, Nov. 29.
Andover swim coach Marcia Ford’s message to her young team after the Class AA state swimming and diving meet was simple.
“This is a learning process. This is just the beginning, every year we will do a little better,” she said after the team collected 22 points to place 21st among 34 teams at the final meet of the season.
Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka extended its reign on the state adapted soccer title to seven straight state titles after scoring a 2-1 upset of north division top-seed Anoka-Hennepin in the Physically Impaired (PI) Division championship game played at Stillwater High School, Nov. 15.
Football can be a frustrating game as Spring Lake Park (8-3) learned first-hand losing the Class 5A state semifinal game to Simley (9-3) 21-14 on a snowy field at Hopkins High School Nov. 15.
Football fans were treated to a competitive and close Class 5A state semifinal game at Hopkins Saturday evening as Simley (9-3) came from behind for a 21-14 win over Spring Lake Park (7-4).
As we enter into the hot period of the whitetail rut (breeding period), the month of November is typically the best month of the fall to harvest a mature deer.
When Mother Nature decided to flip the switch on the seasons earlier this week, football teams fortune enough to extend the fall season into mid-November faced some uncertainty about practices and even game time and location.