Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees Wild Card game

On Tuesday, October 3rd, Brian Dozier and the Minnesota Twins faced sensational rookie Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees in the American League Wildcard Game. Aaron Judge, who is six foot seven, hit a rookie record 52 home runs this year, breaking Mark McGwire’s record of 49 home runs as a rookie in 1987. Along with Aaron Judge, the Yankees have a good pitching staff, boasting an ERA over the 2017 season of 3.72. They also had an astounding 1,560 strikeouts! But the most impressive of the pitching staff? Rookie pitcher Luis Severino. Throughout the season he was constantly in the Cy Young Race (Award for the league’s best pitcher; awarded in both the National League and American League) and had an impressive 2.98 ERA with 230 strikeouts. He will start on Tuesday.

With the Yankees seeming to be the favorite in the Wild Card matchup, don’t count out the Minnesota Twins. According to Baseball Reference, the Minnesota Twins ranked 9th in the American League in home runs, with 206, and 4th in the AL in batting average, with .260. The Twins offense, lead by second baseman Brian Dozier, who lead the team in home runs (34) and RBI (93), will look for a spark from him in the Wild Card game. The Twins will also be looking for production from Joe Mauer, who finished the season with an impressive batting average of .305.

The ace of the Twins, Ervin Santana, also had an impressive season. He finished the year with a 3.28 ERA, 16 wins, 211.1 innings pitched, 5 complete games, and 167 strikeouts. With Ervin Santana on the mound Tuesday, the Yankees have something to fear.

Both with impressive rosters, powerful offenses, and great pitching staffs, this is bound to be a great matchup. The American League Wild Card Game will be played at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 3rd, at 8 P.M. Go Twins!

Additional information can be found at: http://www.espn.com/mlb/recap?gameId=371003110

 

Sports schedule for: May 22-27

For  a full calendar of events please refer to: http://www.sports.spps.org

Spring Sports: Baseball, Softball, Boys Golf, Girls  Golf, Adapted Bowling, Adapted Softball, Boys Tennis, Badminton, Track & Field

Activities the Week of May 22-17

Monday May 22:

Varsity Boys Golf 18- Hole Tournament @ Highland National GC 8:30am

Girls Varsity Golf @ Highland National GC 2:45pm

Varsity Baseball @ Lakeville South 5pm (Bus 3/7pm)

Tuesday May 23:

Softball Section Playoff TBD

Varsity Baseball vs. Central @ Toni Stone Stadium (N/C) 4pm

Co-Ed Track & Field Conference Prelims @ Central 4pm ( Bus 3/6:45pm)

Boys Lacrosse @ John Marshall , Rochester, MN. 6pm

Wednesday May 24:

Varsity  & JV Baseball Twin Cities Game TBD

Girls Golf 18-Hole Tournament @ Phalen GC 9:30am

Thursday May 25:

Co-Ed Track & Field Conference Finals @ Central HS 3pm (Bus 1:45/6pm)

Boys Varsity Golf @ Highland National GC 2:45pm

Friday May 26:

Boys Lacrosse @ Minnehaha Academy 6pm

Saturday May 27:

Go Scots!

Sports schedule for: May 15-20

For  a full calendar of events please refer to: http://www.sports.spps.org

Fall Sports: Co-ed Cross-country,Adapted Soccer, Football,Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Volleyball, Girls Tennis, Girls Swimming

Activities the Week of May 15-20

Monday May 15:

Co-Ed JV Track & Field Conference Meet @ HP 4:15pm

Girls Varsity Golf @ HP Nine- Hole 2:45pm

Boys JV Golf @ Thompson Oaks 2:45pm

Boys Lacrosse @ Central HS 6pm

Varsity Baseball @ Legacy Christian Academy  4:30pm (Bus 2:45/6:45pm)

Badminton Individual State Meet  vs. Burnsville @ HP 4pm

Tuesday May 16:

Varsity Badminton Individual State Meet  @ Burnsville 4pm

Varsity Baseball @ St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex 4pm  ( Bus 2/6pm)

Varsity Boys Tennis @ Mpls. Southwest 3:15pm  (Bus 2:30/5:15pm)  JV @ HP 3:15pm

Girls JV Golf @ Cedarholm 2:45pm

Boys Varsity Golf @ Thompson Oaks GC 2:45pm

Co-Ed Track & Field @ Irondale HS 3:45  (Bus 2:10/7pm)

Wednesday May 17:

Girls Varsity Golf @ Mendota Par 3 GC  2:45pm

Boys JV Golf @ Thompson Oaks GC 2:45pm

Varsity Baseball vs. Johnson @ HP 4:30pm   JV vs. Coon Rapids @ HP 4:30pm

Boys Lacrosse @ McMurray Fields 5pm

Girls Lacrosse @ Columbia Hgts. 5:30pm

Badminton Team State Meet @ Burnsville 4-8pm

Thursday May 18:

Girls Varsity Golf  Nine-Hole Tournament @ Cedarholm GC 1pm  JV Girls Golf @ Cedarholm 2:45pm

Badminton Team State Tournament @ Eden Prairie 8-3pm

Friday May 19:

Girls Lacrosse @ Academy of  Holy Angels 5pm

Saturday May 20:

Varsity & JV Baseball @ Henry Sibley 11am ( Bus 9:30/1pm)

Girls Lacrosse @ Duluth East HS 11am

Sports schedule for: May 8-13

For  a full calendar of events please refer to: http://www.sports.spps.org

Activities the Week of May 8-13

Monday May 8:

Girls Varsity Golf @ Phalen GC 2:45pm

Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Central @ HP 3:15pm  JV @ Central HS 3:15pm (Bus 2:30/5pm)

JV Boy Golf @ Thompson Oaks GC 2:45pm

Varsity Softball Playoffs @ Dunning Field 4pm (Bus 2:40/5:30pm)    C-Squad @ HP 4PM

Boys Lacrosse @ Roseville Area HS 6pm

Tuesday May 9:

Varsity Boys Tennis vs. Humboldt  @ HP 3:15pm JV @ Humboldt  3:15pm (Bus 2:30/5:15pm)

Boys Varsity Golf vs. Como @ Highland 2pm

Girls JV Golf @ Cedarholm 2:45pm

Co-Ed Track & Field @ St. Croix Lutheran 3pm (Bus 1:30/6pm)

Girls Lacrosse @ Central HS 4:30pm

Wednesday May 10:

Girls Varsity Golf  @ Como Park 2:45pm

Boys JV Golf @ Thompson Oaks GC 2:45

Varsity & JV Badminton Tournament @ HP 3:15pm  JV  Tournament @ Como (Bus 2:305:15pm)

Varsity Baseball @ Washington Tech. Magnet @ Arlington /Arkwright 4:30pm( Bus 3/6:30pm)  JV @ HP 4:30pm

Varsity & C-Squad Softball vs. Mpls. South @ HP 4:30pm

Thursday May 11:

Girls JV Golf @ Cedarholm 2:45pm

Boys Varsity Golf vs. Central @ Highland National GC 2:45pm

Varsity Badminton Tournament @ HP 3:15pm JV Tournament @ Como Park HS 3:15pm (Bus 2:30/5:15pm)

Varsity Boys Tennis vs. STA @ Visitation HS 4pm (Bus 3:15/6pm)

Co-Ed Track & Field @ HP 4:15pm

JV Baseball vs. Mpls. Southwest @ HP 4:30pm

Girls Lacrosse @ Mpls. Washburn 6pm

Friday May 12:

Varsity Softball @ TBD 4pm

JV Baseball vs. Mpls. Washburn @ Pearl Park 4pm  (Bus 3/6:30pm) or King Park 42nd & Nicollet

Boys Lacrosse @ Hill Murray 7pm

Saturday May 13:

JV Baseball vs. Central @ HP 12pm

Varsity & C-Squad Softball  vs. Mpls. Washburn @ Bryn Mawr Park 12pm & vs. DeLaSalle @ 2pm Bryn Mawr Park ( Bus 10:15/4pm)

Sports schedule for: May 1-6

For  a full calendar of events please refer to: http://www.sports.spps.org

Activities the Week of May 1-6

Monday May 1:

Girls Varsity Golf vs. Humboldt @ Thompson Oaks GC 2:45pm

Boys JV Golf @ Thompson Oaks 3:10pm

Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Humboldt @ HP 3:15pm JV @ Humboldt 3:15pm (Bus 2:30/5:15pm)

Varsity & JV Badminton vs. Johnson @ HP 4pm

Varsity & C-Squad Softball vs. Harding @ HP 4pm

Varsity & JV Baseball vs. River Falls @ 1st National Bank Stadium, RF, Wi. 5pm (Bus 2:45/7pm)

Girls Lacrosse @ Central HS 5:30pm

Tuesday May 2:

Girls JV Golf @ Cedarholm GC 2:45pm

Boys Varsity Golf vs. Harding @ Highland National GC 2:45pm

Girls Lacrosse @ Minnehaha Academy 4pm

Boys Varsity & Baseball vs. Como Park @ HP 4:30pm (N/C)

Wednesday May 3:

Girls Varsity Golf vs. Harding @ Cedarholm GC 2:45pm

Boys JV Golf @ Thompson Oaks GC 3:10pm

Badminton vs. Central @ HP 3:15pm

Varsity Boys Tennis @ Washington Tech. Magnet 3:15pm  (Bus 2:30/5pm)

JV Tennis  @ HP 3:15pm

JV Baseball @ Toni Stone Stadium 3:45pm (Bus 2:30/5:15pm)

Adapted PI Softball @ Humboldt 4:30pm

Adapted Bowl to Midway  (Bus 2:15/4pm)

Boys Lacrosse @ Central HS 6:30pm

Thursday May 4:

Girls JV Golf @ Cedarholm GC 2:45pm

Boys Varsity Golf  vs. Johnson @ Phalen GC 2:45pm

Boys Varsity & JV Tennis @ SPA 4:30pm (Bus 3:45 One Way)

Co-Ed Track & Field  True Team Meet @ HP 3:15pm

Adapted PI Softball @ Mpls. South 4:30pm

Friday May 5:

Varsity Boys Tennis @ Como Park 3:15pm   JV @ HP 3:15pm

Saturday May 6:

Sports schedule for: Apr 24-29

For  a full calendar of events please refer to: http://www.sports.spps.org

Spring Sports: Baseball, Softball, Boys Golf, Girls  Golf, Adapted Bowling, Adapted Softball, Boys Tennis, Badminton, Track & Field

Activities the Week of April 24-29

Monday Apr. 24:

Varsity Boys Tennis vs. Eagan @ HP 4pm  JV @ Eagan Northview Athletic Complex 4pm (Bus 2:15/5:15pm)

Boys JV Golf @ Thompson Oaks GC 2:45pm

Varsity @ JV Badminton vs. Harding @ HP 3:15pm

Varsity Softball vs. Johnson @ Phalen Fields 4pm (Bus 2:40/5:45pm)

JV Baseball vs. St. Croix Prep Academy @ HP 4:30pm

Tuesday Apr. 25:

Varsity Baseball vs. Heritage Christian Academy @ Hamel Legion Park 4:30pm  (Bus 2:45/6:30pm)

JV Baseball vs. Mpls. Washburn @ HP 4:30pm

Wednesday Apr. 26:

Varsity Boys Golf @ Highland National for 9 Hole Duals 1:30pm

Girls Varsity Golf 9 Hole Tournament @ Cedarholm GC 2pm

Varsity & JV Badminton vs. Washington Tech . Magnet @ HP 3:45pm

Varsity & C-Squad  Softball vs. Mpls. Southwest @ HP 4pm

JV Boys Tennis vs. Johnson @ Phalen Courts 4pm  Varsity @ HP 4pm

Varsity Baseball vs. Harding @ HP 4:30pm   JV vs. St. Croix Prep @ Barker’s Alps Park 4:30pm (Bus 2:30/5:45pm)

Thursday Apr. 27:

JV Boys Tennis vs. Mpls. Southwest @ HP 3:15pm Varsity @ Mpls. Southwest 3:15pm (Bus 2:30/5:15pm)

Co-Ed Track & Field @ Harding 3:15pm (Bus 1:45/5:45pm)

JV Baseball @ Legacy Christian Academy 4:30pm

Friday Apr. 28:

Varsity & JV Badminton @ Humboldt 3:15pm (Bus 2:30/4:15pm)

Boys Varsity Tennis @ Rosemount   3:15pm  JV @ HP  3:15pm  (Bus 2:15/5:15pm)

Varsity Softball @ Como 4pm   C-Squad @ North Dale Rec. 4pm (Bus 2:40/5:45pm)

Boys Lacrosse “Bobcats” @ Central HS 5:30pm  Girls Lacrosse @ Woodbury HS 7pm

Varsity Baseball vs. Central @ CHS Field 7pm (Bus 5:15/9pm)

Saturday Apr. 29:

Varsity Softball Tournament vs. Central @ Dunning Field 2:15pm

Varsity & JV Baseball @ SPA 12pm

Sports schedule for: Apr 17-22

Due to weather and other changes to the schedule please refer to: http://www.sports.spps.org for up to date information

Spring Sports: Baseball, Softball, Boys Golf, Girls  Golf, Adapted Bowling, Adapted Softball, Boys Tennis, Badminton, Track & Field

Activities the Week of Apr. 17-22

Mon. Apr. 17:

Varsity & JV Badminton @ Central 3:15pm

Varsity Boys Tennis @ Harding 3:15pm  JV @ HP 3:15pm

Varsity & C-Squad  Softball vs. Central @ HP 4pm

Adapted PI Softball vs. Rochester Raiders @ Humboldt 4:30pm

Tuesday Apr. 18:

Varsity & JV Badminton vs. Hmong Academy, Prairie Seeds Academy @ HP 4pm

Adapted PI Softball vs. Mpls. @ Humboldt 4:30pm

Girls Lacrosse vs. Columbia Hgts @ Central 5:30pm  Boys Lacrosse vs. Mahtomedi @ Central 7:30pm

Wednesday Apr. 19:

Boys Golf  9 Hole Duals @ Como GC 1pm

Girls 9 Hole Tournament @ Cedarholm GC 2pm

Boys Varsity Tennis @ Como Park 3:15pm  JV @ HP 3:15pm

Varsity Baseball @ Como Park 4:30pm JV  @ North Dale Rec. @ 4:30pm

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Scrimmage vs. Chisago Lakes @ Central 6pm

Thursday Apr. 20:

Co-Ed Track & Field Meet @ HP 4pm

Adapted PI Softball @ Rochester Century HS 4:30pm

Friday Apr. 21:

Varsity & JV Badminton @ Como Park 3:15pm

Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Minnehaha Academy @ HP 3:30pm  JV @ Minnehaha 3:30pm

Varsity & C-Squad Softball @ Washington Tech Magnet 4pm

Girls Lacrosse vs. Duluth East @ Central 5:30pm

Saturday Apr. 22:

Varsity Softball Tournament @ Richfield TBD

Girls Lacrosse @ Hastings HS 3pm

Sports schedule for: Apr 3-8

Due to weather and other changes to the schedule please refer to: http://www.sports.spps.org for up to date information

Spring Sports: Baseball, Softball, Boys Golf, Girls  Golf, Adapted Bowling, Adapted Softball, Boys Tennis, Badminton, Track & Field

Activities the Week of Apr. 3-8

Mon. Apr. 3:

Tuesday Apr. 4:

Varsity Baseball Scrimmage @ Rochester Century 2pm  (Bus 11/4pm)

Wednesday Apr. 5:

Varsity Baseball Scrimmage @ Mahtomedi 4:30pm (Bus 3/6:30pm)

Thursday Apr. 6:

Friday Apr. 7

Baseball vs. Eveleth-Gilbert @ HP 3:30 Varsity  5:30pm JV

Saturday Apr. 8

Baseball to Siebert Field Gopher Game ( Bus 12:30/5:30pm)

MLB season preview

The MLB season is right around the corner. On Sunday, April 2nd, the Tampa Bay Rays, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the St. Louis Cardinals have their home openers. The Rays play the New York Yankees, the Diamondbacks play the San Francisco Giants, and the Cardinals play the reigning World Series champions, the Chicago Cubs. Currently, players are staying active by playing in Spring Training, and the World Baseball Classic which is an international baseball tournament. As of the writing of this article, the Yankees have the best Spring Training record at 18-7.

According the www.bleacherreport.com, they have the Cubs finishing with the best record – scoring 96 wins. They have the Minnesota Twins having the worst record – losing 100 games.

A team that could be very dangerous this season is the Cleveland Indians. The Indians have a young team that led them to the World Series last year, but fell short. Even though they lost, they still should be able to become contenders this year again. This offseason they signed slugger Edwin Encarnacion. They also still have Corey Kluber in their bullpen who made a huge impact on their drive to the World Series. They are the most likely team to win the AL Central division.

One team that may disappoint is the Kansas City Royals. They lost big hitter Kendrys Morales and players like Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon are starting to get old. Eric Hosmer is still a great player, but he seems to be the only great player on this year’s team. The Royals also sadly had a young pitcher of theirs, Yordano Ventura, pass away during the offseason. He died in a car accident while in his native country of the Dominican Republic.

One dark horse this year are the Seattle Mariners. They have three star players in Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager. They also depend on Felix Hernandez who needs a bounce back season this year. Last year, Hernandez had only a record of 11-8 with a 3.82 ERA. His worst ERA since 2007. He didn’t have a single shutout last season compared to the 2 he had in the 2015 season. If he can pitch well, then the rest of the MLB should watch out for Seattle.

Sports schedule for: Mar 27-Apr 1

** Due to weather and other changes to the schedule please refer to: http://www.sports.spps.org for up to date information**

Spring Sports: Baseball, Softball, Boys Golf, Girls  Golf, Adapted Bowling, Adapted Softball, Boys Tennis, Badminton, Track & Field

Activities  the Week of Mar. 27- April 1

Monday Mar. 27:

Varsity & JV Badminton vs. Como Park @ HP 3:15pm

Boys Tennis Begins

Tuesday Mar. 28:

Wednesday Mar. 29:

Varsity & JV Badminton @ Harding 3:15pm (Bus 2:30/4:30pm)

Thursday Mar. 30:

Varsity & JV Badminton @ Washington Tech. Magnet 3:30pm (2:45/4:45pm)

Co-Ed Track & Field Exhibition Meet @ Johnson 4:15pm

Varsity Baseball Scrimmage vs. New Life Academy @ HP 4:30pm

Friday Mar. 31:

Saturday Apr. 1: