October 2013

Wed
23
Oct

Q & A with New Brighton City Council/Mayoral candidates

The city of New Brighton will hold an election for the open city council and mayor seats in November.
Incumbents Gina Bauman and Char Samuelson are vying for two open council seats, as are challengers Mary Kunesh-Podein, Brian Strub and Graeme Allen.
Incumbent mayor Dave Jacobsen and current City Council Member Mary Burg will face off in New Brighton’s mayoral race.  

Wed
23
Oct

Urban farming, a growing trend, has people in some communities worked up

To address a controversy that seems to be growing in New Brighton, the city council recently established an urban farming task force, charged with making recommendations to the council on all things grown on a farm, from apples to zucchini, from pigs to butterflies.
But chickens seem to be at the core of the issue, and that will likely be the focus of the group.

Wed
23
Oct

Mounds View volleyball set for post-season

The Mounds View High School volleyball team is one of four 20-match winners in Section 5AAA. The Mustangs are the No. 4 seed and open the post-season at home on Thursday.
Mounds View hosts the winner of a first-round match between fifth-seeded St. Michael-Albertville (17-11) and No. 12 Irondale. Following a 5-3 start to the season, the Mustangs lost just once in their next 15 matches. Included in that stretch was a championship at the Centennial tournament and a runner-up finish at the Alexandria tournament.

Wed
23
Oct

Plenty of state tennis action for Mounds View

Fans of the Mounds View High School girls tennis team could find themselves spending some big chunks of time at the University of Minnesota’s Baseline Tennis Center this week. The Mustangs qualified for the team tournament and have a pair of players in the singles draw.

Wed
23
Oct

Mustangs begin championship chase Wednesday in St. Cloud


The Mounds View High School girls soccer team. (photos courtesy of Ann Nash Photography)

When the Mounds View High School girls soccer team started practice back in mid-August, the most recent prep soccer memory for most of the players was walking off the field following a first-round playoff loss to Irondale a season earlier. So when new head coach Terri Patraw told the team that it was going to get to the state tournament this fall, a certain amount of skepticism was understandable.

Wed
23
Oct

Wild victory doesn’t help Mustangs in seed department

It’s hard to imagine a more entertaining high school football game than the one Mounds View High School treated its fans to last Wednesday. The Mustangs came out on the winning side of a seesaw affair against Roseville on the night before the annual state teachers’ convention.The 50-47 contest left spectators nearly breathless and gave Mounds View head coach Jim Galvin his 100th career victory. One thing it didn’t do, however, was help the Mustangs in terms of section seedings.

Wed
23
Oct

Boys soccer: North moves to brink of state tournament with win over Cretin

The North High boys soccer team took another step last week toward earning a trip to the state Class AA tournament.
The Polars took on the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders in the semifinals of section play Oct. 10 and finished on top, 3-1.

Wed
23
Oct

Football: Tartan tops North, Hill-Murray runs roughshod over Richfield

The regular football season wrapped up Oct. 16 with the North Polars traveling to Titanville and dropping a 40-21 decision to archrival Tartan.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers ended the season on a winning note by running away from Richfield to the tune of a 48-7 romp.

Wed
23
Oct

Soccer: Hill-Murray sends both boys and girls soccer squads to state tournament action


Hill-Murray senior midfielder Shae Bottum (19) kicks the ball during Section 4A Championship action at home. The Pioneers won 3-0 against Harding Oct. 17. Linda Baumeister/Review

Soccer fever has taken over Hill-Murray High School this October. Last week in Section 4A playoff action, the school’s girls and boys teams qualified for the Minnesota Class A state tournaments.

Wed
23
Oct

Boys Soccer: Polars down Raptors in section final


North High senior midfielder and captain Adolfo Barrera-Gonzalez (10) chases down the ball during the Section 4AA Championship at home Oct. 15. The Polars won 4-2 over East Ridge. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The No. 1-seeded North High boys soccer team faced the East Ridge Raptors (third seed) Oct. 15 in the Section 4AA championship game at North Field.

A year ago, it was East Ridge of Woodbury that abruptly ended the North season after posting a record of 16-0 heading into the semifinal playoff action.

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