Lacrosse finally got its season underway last week, meaning the ridiculously short spring season is now in full swing.
Of course, that means an onslaught of games and meets as teams try to fit in as much in a week as they can.
For example, the Mounds View baseball team, a program that won Class 3A state championships in 2013 and 2014, played Friday and Saturday (beating Osseo and losing to Chanhassen) and has games scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of this week.
It’s a workload that would tax any pitching staff, and the Mustangs are far from alone in this regard. But with the spring season so short — exactly one month from Monday, some softball sections begin — there is little choice.
And there’s a chance that midweek rains will result in a slew of washouts, forcing more events into a shortened time frame to account for make-ups.
Here’s a look at just some of the best this week has to offer:
Monday: Monticello at St. Michael-Albertville, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Providence Academy at Minnehaha Academy; Armstrong at Anoka, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Cretin-Derham Hall at Woodbury, 4:30 p.m.
Friday: Minnetonka at Eden Prairie
Monday: Blaine Bengal Invitational. Nineteen teams, at TPC of the Twin Cities, 8 a.m.
Wednesday: East Ridge Invitational. Twenty teams, including No. 2 Edina, No. 4 White Bear Lake and No. 10 Lakeville North. At Stone Ridge G.C., 9 a.m.
Monday: Irondale Invitational. Sixteen teams, at TPC of the Twin Cities, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday: Wayzata at Eden Prairie, 5:30 p.m.; Rosemount at Prior Lake, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Eastview at Lakeville South, 5:30 p.m.; Eden Prairie at Benilde-St. Margaret’s, 5 p.m.
Thursday: Spring Lake Park at Anoka, 4:30 p.m.; Chanhassen at Bloomington Jefferson, 4:30 p.m. (Dred Scott Fields); Rosemount at Farmington, 4:15 p.m.
Friday: Rogers at Buffalo, 4:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: Forest Lake Ranger Classic.
Tuesday: Mounds View at East Ridge, 3:30 p.m.
Track and field
Saturday: Lakeville North Panther Invitational. Twenty-eight boys’ and girls’ teams in the first notable meet of the season, 9 a.m.