Hill-Murray High School


Frank Asenbrenner, legendary Hill-Murray band director, dies

Longtime Hill-Murray educator Frank Asenbrenner poses with his daughter Peg Sutherland.
Longtime Hill-Murray educator Frank Asenbrenner poses with his daughter Peg Sutherland. (file photo)

The flash of the brass instruments, the pounding of the drums, the trim green-and-white uniforms and precision stepping have made the Hill-Murray band a source of pride for alumni and neighbors for years at games and along parade routes.


Hill-Murray teams with county to build new locker rooms at Aldrich Arena

Ice Arena to construct two new locker rooms for the Hill-Murray hockey program. The James Steele Construction Company of St. Paul is removing dirt and creating a hole measuring 32 feet by 55 feet for the new addition at the county-owned arena. The private high school is financing the project. (Wally Wakefield/Review staff)

The Hill-Murray boys hockey program has entered into a unique partnership with Ramsey County to build its own locker rooms at Aldrich Ice Arena.


'It's a Wonderful Life' at Hill Murray

photos by Linda Baumeister/Review

Hill-Murray seniors and little ones in the cast of “It’s A Wonderful Life” gather in front of the scenic book-like setting. Open the pages and it’s a 10 by 24-foot backdrop depicting the town of Bedford, the Bailey’s living room, the bridge and the building and loan business. Performances are Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 and15 at 2 p.m. at Hill-Murray School in Maplewood.


Volleyball: Hill-Murray advances in section playoffs

St. Paul Central visited Hill-Murray High School Friday, Oct. 25, for a Section 4AA quarterfinal volleyball match, and like Washington Technical Magnet School before them, the Minutemen fell victims to the versatile Hill-Murray attack.
The Pioneers launched a methodically varied offense and combined that with a defense that the Central girls found nearly impossible to penetrate.
As a result, the Minutemen fell 3-0.


Volleyball: Pioneers find a way to sideline Polars

If you were not a part of the jam-packed, wildly cheering crowd at Hill-Murray Field House Oct. 15, then you missed one of the very best volleyball matches between rivals that has been played since the inception of the sport over three decades ago.
The match went five games and provided everything that anyone could ever ask for from two well-matched adversaries.


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.


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.