The St. Cloud Norsemen, Granite City Lumberjacks, and SCSU Huskies all notched wins on Friday night, but the Gophers and the Timberwolves came up short in their matchups. Meanwhile, the Bison, Johnnies, and Gophers are gearing up for Saturday football games, and the Minnesota Wild prepare to take the ice in Pittsburgh.
The Granite City Lumberjacks notched another dominant win on the road in New Ulm and the St. Cloud Norsemen pulled off an overtime win, and the No. 4 Gopher men's hockey team came up short on Friday night. Meanwhile, the St. John's, NDSU, and University of Minnesota football teams are getting ready to take the field, the Minnesota Wild are looking to continue their hot start, and the Timberwolves are gearing up for their second game of the season on Saturday.
The Minnesota Wild skated to a win in their season opener against Anaheim, and the Granite City Lumberjacks routed the Loons on Friday night. The Johnnies, Bison, and Gopher football teams are gearing up for Saturday games, and the Husky men's hockey team is preparing to go up against the Gophers in a homecoming matchup.
The St. John’s University football team dominated in their homecoming matchup against Augsburg, and the NDSU Bison football team and Granite City Lumberjacks earned big wins as well while the Minnesota Wild dropped their final preseason game on Saturday.
The Timberwolves won their second straight preseason game with a 114-112 overtime victory against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night. On Saturday, the NDSU and St. John's football teams will take the field, and the Minnesota Wild hit the ice for their final preseason matchup.
The Minnesota Twins rallied for a win over Oakland, while the Timberwolves recorded a loss. The St. Cloud State University softball team fell in their NSIC Tournament run, and the St. John's University baseball team dropped game one of the weekend series to Hamline.
The Minnesota Wild rallied for a win against St. Louis in overtime, the Timberwolves fell to New Orleans in OT, and the Twins got blown out by Kansas City. Meanwhile, collegiate baseball and softball teams ended up with three sweeps and a split.
The Timberwolves earned an upset win against the Utah Jazz, the Wild won their seventh straight game and secured a spot in the playoffs, and the Twins failed to get much offense going in a loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday. Local college baseball and softball teams had a mostly successful day as well. Between St. Cloud State, St. John's, and St. Ben's, three teams earned doubleheader sweeps and one was swept.
It was a rough day for state and local sports teams as the Minnesota Twins, Wild, St. Cloud State men's hockey and baseball teams, St. John's University baseball team, and St. Cloud Norsemen all suffered losses on Saturday.