Busy week for a sportswriter

What a way to start the fall season: WNBA, NCAA football, high school football and NCAA volleyball. What more could a sports columnist ask for?

Check out this summary of the past week. Oh yeah, and check out the pics.

Tuesday, August 31

Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier (24) goes up against Washington Mystics center Tina Charles (31).

In WNBA action, the Minnesota Lynx started off the week with a 74-66 victory over the New York Liberty at Target Center.

Kayla McBride led the way with 25 points and Napheesa Collier added 21 to go along with 14 rebounds.

Wednesday, September 1

Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald University of Minnesota Taylor Landfair gets her point across against the Texas Longhorns.

The University of Minnesota volleyball team, ranked No. 10 nationally, lost to No. 1 Texas 3-1 at Maturi Pavilion.

Stephanie Samedy led the way with 21 kills and three blocks. Taylor Landfair added 11 kills and one block.

Thursday, September 2

Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald University of Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim (24) finds himself surrounded by Ohio State players.

The University of Minnesota football team lost to No. 4 Ohio State University at Hunting Stadium. Running back Mohamed Ibrahim rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Gophers.

Friday, September 3

Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald Minneapolis North running back Jaylon Washington scores against St. Paul Johnson.

In their high school football opener, Minneapolis North defeated St. Paul Johnson 41-0 with two touchdown runs each coming from Jaylon Washington and Will Smith, and one from De’Meiko Anderson. Quarterback Deshaun Hill connected with Rio Sanders for another score.

Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald St. Paul Central’s Joshua Sims (20) and ​ Allan Lankfard, Jr. (15) sack the quarterback against Minneapolis Washburn.

St. Paul Central defeated Minneapolis Washburn 16-14. Joshua Sims ran for two touchdowns to lead the victorious Minutemen while teammate Allan Lankfard Jr. led the defense.

Quarterback Vinny Morton connected with Aiden Adams, scoringtwice for Washburn.

Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald Minnesota Lynx guard Rachel Banham while playing the New York Liberty

Saturday, September 4

The Lynx defeated the Washington Mystics 93-75 to extend their winning streak to five.

Collier led the way with 21 points, Aerial Powers had 20, Kayla McBride added 15, former Lakeville South and Gopher great Rachel Banham chipped in 13 points and eight assist as Sylvia Fowles’ 12 points rounded out the balanced attack.