Practice began this week for the boys winter sports. Both boys basketball and wrestling got underway on Monday.
In the St. James school system since 1988 as a teacher and a coach, basketball Head Coach Steve Walker has 13 senior and junior boys out for basketball.
The boys basketball season gets underway on Tuesday, Dec. 4 with a home game against Madelia. The B game starts at 6 pm and the varsity gets underway at 7:30 pm.
Wrestling also got underway this week. Head Coach Gene Hildebrandt has 45 boys out for the wrestling team. Ten letter winners return for the Saints this year. Four of the ten wrestled at State last year.
The starting lineup should be pretty well determined by next week. The wrestlers hold a meet the team night on Nov. 26, at 7:20 pm. Parents and fans will be able to come and take photographs of individual wrestlers and the team at that time.
The season begins on Thursday, Nov. 29, when the Saints host the grapplers from Worthington at the St. James High School Gym. The JV meet gets underway at 6 pm with the varsity slated to wrestle at 7:30 pm.