Sports schedule for: Jan 13-18

MONDAY DATE:   January 13th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
TUESDAY DATE:  January 14th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
3:45 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Boys and Girls Nordic Ski Meet at Wirth Park  
4:30 / 6:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Basketball

vs. MPLS Edison

HOME  
5:00 p.m. 2:45 / 7:00 p.m. Boys Swimming vs.

St. Louis Park

at St. Louis Park  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m. 3:45 / 9:00 p.m. Girls JV/Varsity Hockey

vs. Simley

at Veterans Arena (IGH)  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m. 3:45 / 9:00 p.m. Boys JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

Southwest Christian

at Richfield Ice Arena  
5:45 / 5:45 / 7:15 p.m. 4:00 / 8:15 p.m.

 

Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. River Falls at River Falls High School  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   January 15th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:30 / 6:00 p.m. 4:15 / 7:30 p.m. JV/Varsity Wrestling Triangular at St. Croix Lutheran  
6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. JV/Varsity Gymnastics

vs. Como Park

at Johnson High School  
THURSDAY DATE:     January 16th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 p.m. 2:45 / 7:00 p.m. Boys Swimming vs.

Como Park

at Humboldt High School  
5:30 / 7:30 p.m.   Boys JV/Varsity Hockey vs. Dodge County HOME  
FRIDAY DATE:    January 17th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:30 / 7:30 p.m. 4:00 / 9:00 p.m. Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs. Mahtomedi at St. Croix Rec Center  
5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 3:10 / 8:15 p.m. Girls JV/Varsity Basketball

vs. Como Park

at Como Park High School  
6:00 p.m.. 3:45 / 8:15 p.m. Boys and Girls Nordic Ski Rennet Race at Hyland Bloomington  
SATURDAY DATE:    January 18th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
8:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. / 3:30 p.m. JV/Varsity Wrestling Invitational at St. Croix Lutheran  
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. / 4:00 p.m. Boys Swimming

True Team Meet

at Art Downey

Aquatic Center

 
11:00 a.m.   JV/Varsity Gymnastics Invitational at Park High School  
9:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. / 5:00 p.m. Danceline Invitational at St. Michael-Albertville High School  
SUNDAY  

Sports schedule for: Jan 6-11

MONDAY DATE:   January 6th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
 

4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

 

3:15 / 8:15 p.m.

Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

MPLS Patrick Henry

at Patrick Henry

High School

 
5:00 / 7:00 p.m. 5:00 / 9:00 p.m. Boys JV/Varsity Hockey

vs. Johnson

at TRIA Rink  
TUESDAY DATE:  January 7th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey

vs. Mahtomedi

at WSP Ice Arena  
5:30 / 7:30 p.m.   Boys JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

Pine City

at Highland Ice Arena  
5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 3:10 / 8:15 p.m. Girls JV/Varsity Basketball

vs. Central

Central High School  
6:00 p.m.   Gymnastics Meet vs. Cretin-Derham Hall HOME  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   January 8th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:30 / 6:00 p.m.   JV/Varsity Wrestling vs.

Como Park

at Como Park High School  
6:00 p.m.   JV/Varsity Gymnastics

vs. Central

HOME  
THURSDAY DATE:     January 9th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
3:45 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Boys and Girls Nordic Ski Meet at Elm Creek  
 

4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

 

3:15 / 8:15 p.m.

Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Washington Magnet Technology at Washington Magnet Technology  
4:30 / 6:00 p.m.   Girls C-Squad / Varsity Basketball vs. Breck HOME  
5:30 / 7:15 p.m. 5:00 / 9:00 p.m. Boys JV/Varsity Hockey vs. Becker at Princeton Ice Arena  
FRIDAY DATE:    January 10th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
4:45 p.m.   Boys Swimming Meet vs. Humboldt/Washington at Humboldt High School  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs. South St. Paul at WSP Ice Arena  
SATURDAY DATE:    January 11th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
    Girls Varsity Hockey vs. Minnehaha Academy    
11:00 / 11:00 / 1:00 10:00 a.m. / 2:00 p.m. Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Richfield at Richfield High School  
SUNDAY  

Sports schedule for: Dec 16-21

MONDAY DATE:   December 16th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
TUESDAY DATE:  December 17th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
3:45 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Boys & Girls Nordic Ski Race at Theodore Wirth Park  
4:30  / 6:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

St. Agnes

HOME  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Simley at WSP Ice Arena  
5:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. Boys JV / Varsity Swimming Meet vs. Hopkins at Hopkins North

Junior High

 
7:00 p.m. 4:30 / 9:00 p.m. Boys Varsity Hockey vs. Mora at Mora Civic Center  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   December 18th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
4:30 p.m. 3:25 / 8:00 p.m. Wrestling Triangular vs.

BCCA and Johnson

at Johnson High School  
6:00 p.m. 4:00 / 8:30 p.m. Girls Gymnastics vs. Johnson at Como Park High School  
THURSDAY DATE:     December 19th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
JV-4:00 p.m.

C-Squad-5:30 p.m.

Varsity-5:30 p.m.

  Girls  C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

MPLS Roosevelt

 

HOME

 
JV-4:00 p.m.

C-Squad-7:00 p.m.

Varsity-7:00 p.m.

  Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Henry Sibley  

HOME

 
4:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Boys JV / Varsity Swimming Meet vs. Harding at Humboldt High School  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m. 3:15 / 9:00 p.m. Boys JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Dodge County at Dodge County Ice Arena  
FRIDAY DATE:    December 20th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:30 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 4:15 / 8:15 p.m. Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Holy Angels at Academy of Holy Angels  
SATURDAY DATE:    December 21st
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
12:30 / 4:45 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Tartan Senior Tartan Ice Arena  
SUNDAY  

Sports schedule for: Dec 9-14

MONDAY DATE:   December 9th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey

vs. Osseo

at Dick Vraa Ice Arena  
5:30 p.m.   Boys JV Hockey vs.

St. Paul Academy

at Drake Arena  
TUESDAY DATE:  December 10th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
 

4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Girls C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

Minnehaha Academy

 

HOME

 
4:15 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 3:15 / 8:15 p.m. C-Squad Boys Basketball

vs. St. Croix Lutheran

at St. Croix Lutheran

High School

 
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Minneapolis at Parade Ice Garden  
7:00 p.m.   Boys Varsity Hockey vs.

Moose Lake / Willow Rivers

at Highland Ice Arena  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   December 11th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
3:45 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Boys & Girls Nordic Ski Relay at Elm Creek  
5:30 / 6:00 p.m.   JV/Varsity Wrestling

 vs. Humboldt

HOME  
6:00 p.m.   Girls Gymnastics

vs. Como Park

HOME  
THURSDAY DATE:     December 12th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 p.m.   Boys Swimming Meet

vs. Johnson

at Humboldt High School  
5:30 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Fridley HOME  
FRIDAY DATE:    December 13th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
  4:00 / 5:30 p.m.  

 

Girls C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Cristo Rey Jesuit HOME  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Hockey vs. South St. Paul at South St. Paul  
5:30 / 7:30 p.m.   Boys JV/Varsity Hockey vs. May-Port CG at Highland Ice Arena  
5:30 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m. 4:30 / 8:15 p.m. Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. Simley at Simley High School  
SATURDAY DATE:    December 14th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
    Danceline: Waconia Invitational at Waconia High School  
SUNDAY  

 

College basketball update

This year college basketball has been very interesting and exciting with lots of huge upsets from the best teams around the nation.

On November 25, Virginia Tech came off with a big win against Michigan St., who was ranked #3 at the time, beating them 71 to 66. This caused Michigan St.’s ranking to fall to #11.  

The rest of the top five, as of December 5th, are: #1: Louisville, #2: Kansas, #3: Maryland, #4: Michigan, #5: Virginia.

Ohio St and Arizona are making big pushes to try to get in the top 5 with both teams going undefeated on the season right now.

Oregon basketball had a big game when they faced Seton Hall, who was ranked #13 at the time. Oregon edged them by just 2 points. With no arguments, Oregon’s, Myles Powell, is probably an NBA top future draft pick. He is averaging 22.6 points per game this year as a senior.  

Also, another great game saw an improving Florida St. team go up against Tennessee, who was ranked #17 at the time, and who looked like a powerhouse in the SEC Conference. Florida St. won by 3 points in a very closely contested game.

Michigan beat North Carolina and Gonzaga, by big margins, to stay undefeated this season 7-0, but they lost a big game against Louisville.

While Memphis basketball been struggling to get wins easily, this might not be for long, after James Wisman, a projected 1st round pick, should be coming back to play after he had to sit for 12 games and pay a hefty fine after receiving money in high school.

Unranked DePaul hasn’t been getting put on notice after an 9-0 start to the season with a big win over a highly favored Iowa basketball program.

In women’s basketball, Louisville also came up with a big win over number Michigan in a good early March Madness matchup.

Stanford is the new #1 team in the country, for women’s basketball, with pulling off some big victivites over the weekend.

Next week, college basketball for the women’s and men’s teams should be very exciting and nail biting with conference play getting closer. Teams should be ready to play their rivals.

Sports schedule for: Dec 2-7

MONDAY DATE:   December 2nd
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
TUESDAY DATE:  December 3rd
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
 

5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

 

4:00 / 8:15 p.m.

Girls C-Squad/Varsity

Basketball vs.

Brooklyn Center

at Brooklyn Center

High School

 
5:30 / 7:30 p.m.   Boys JV/Varsity Hockey

vs.Henry Sibley

at Highland Ice Arena  
5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

Hill Murray

at WSP Ice Arena  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   December 4th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:30 / 6:00 p.m.   JV/Varsity Wrestling vs. Harding HOME  
THURSDAY DATE:     December 5th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
 

4:15 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

 

2:30 / 8:30 p.m.

Girls C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

Mound Westonka

at Mound Westonka

High School

 
 

5:30 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.

  Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs.

Minneapolis Edison

 

HOME

 
5:15 / 7:00 p.m. 3:15 / 9:00 p.m. Boys JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Cambridge at Isanti Ice Arena  
FRIDAY DATE:    December 6th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Boys C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. South St. Paul HOME  
5:30 p.m.   Boys Swimming

Conference Preview

at Humboldt High School  
5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Basketball vs. North St. Paul at North St. Paul

High School

 
SATURDAY DATE:    December 7th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
9:00 a.m.   Wrestling: Coon Rapids Invitational at Coon Rapids

High School

 
    Danceline Chaska Invitational at Chaska High School  
         
SUNDAY  

Sports schedule for: Nov 25-30

MONDAY DATE:   November 25th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
    Boys Swimming practice begins    
TUESDAY DATE:   November 26th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
4:00 / 5:30 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls C-Squad / JV / Varsity Basketball vs. MPLS Washburn HOME  
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV / Varsity Hockey vs.

Hastings

at WSP Ice Arena  
5:15 p.m. 3:15 / 7:15 p.m. Boys JV Hockey vs. Cambridge at Isanti Ice Arena  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   November 27th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
THURSDAY DATE:     November 28th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
FRIDAY DATE:    November 29th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
2:00 p.m. 11:45 a.m. / 4:00 p.m. Boys Varsity Hockey vs. Amery at Amery Ice Arena  
6:00 p.m. 4:30 / 7:30 p.m. Boys JV Hockey vs. Henry Sibley at Tria Ice Arena  
SATURDAY DATE:    November 30th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
TBD   Girls Varsity Basketball Scrimmage vs. MPLS SW at Minneapolis Southwest  
 

9:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m. / 12:15 /

1:15 p.m.

Boys JV / Varsity Basketball Scrimmage vs. Roseville and Bloomington Kennedy  

at Roseville High School

 
2:30 / 5:00 p.m. 12:00 / 7:00 p.m. Boys JV / Varsity Hockey vs. Amery at Amery Ice Arena  
SUNDAY  

Sports schedule for: Nov 18-23

MONDAY DATE:   November 18th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
    Boys Basketball and Wrestling Practice Begins    
TUESDAY DATE:   November 19th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

Holy Angels

at Holy Angels  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   November 20th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
THURSDAY DATE:     November 21st
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
FRIDAY DATE:    November 22nd
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

Minnehaha Academy

at Minnehaha Ice Arena  
         
SATURDAY DATE:    November 23rd
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
SUNDAY  

Joining a sport

Joining a sport, especially at school, can be nerve-racking but brings many bonuses. If you’re contemplating whether you should or not, read the following benefits that may help you to decide. 

  1. Feel more connected to the school. Joining a sport may make you feel closer to the school. Not to mention how being part of a team, representing Highland Park, will hopefully help you to perceive school as more of a positive thing too. It is not a lifetime commitment and only lasts a matter of weeks. It’s not about being the best, but instead applying yourself and enjoying whatever you choose to do. 
  2. Meet new people. Meeting new people is definitely a big part of joining a sport in general. The bonus of meeting them through a sport is sharing similar hobbies and interests. For many people, meeting people on a sports team is the easiest way to connect and share a friendship with because you are all part of one team. You all will likely share one common goal to work hard and get better at the skills, or times, you want to achieve during the season.
  3. It’s all just for fun and the experience. Lastly, and personally, a very important reminder is that joining a school sport is to have fun. It is not supposed to be something you feel like you have to do because it is all just for your own enjoyment. It is okay to feel nervous about putting yourself out there and doing something you enjoy, because you are worried that you are not considered good enough. There are little to no limitations in joining a school sport for a reason. 

So, please consider some of these reasons if one of the sports coming up intrigues your interest. Also, keep in mind that this may be your only one of the few times you are able to participate in a school sport, so just try it out and hopefully you will have no regrets in the end!

Sports schedule for: Nov 11-16

MONDAY DATE:   November 11th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
    Girls Basketball, Gymnastics, Nordic Ski, Alpine Ski, and Boys Hockey begins    
TUESDAY DATE:   November 12th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 / 7:00 p.m.   Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

St. Francis

at WSP Ice Arena  
WEDNESDAY DATE:   November 13th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
THURSDAY DATE:     November 14th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
FRIDAY DATE:    November 15th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
5:00 / 7:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Girls JV/Varsity Hockey vs.

Osseo

at Dick Vraa Ice Arena  
         
SATURDAY DATE:    November 16th
TIME BUS DEPART/RETURN EVENT DETAILS Notes
         
SUNDAY