The Hill-Murray girls hockey team took home the 2013-14 Class AA State Championship title after a hard-fought game against No. 1-seeded Benilde-St. Margaret’s in February, at the Xcel Energy Center. Pictured, Hill-Murray sophomore forward Jac Kaasa (6) controls the puck going up center ice during the Pioneers’ first game of the tournament against Burnsville. Hill-Murray hopes for a similar performance this season. (file photo Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Hill-Murray High School Pioneers girls hockey forces finished last season as the Minnesota Class AA state champions with a record of 25-3-1.
Game slips away from Hill-Murray in fourth quarter
On an unseasonably chilly Halloween, the Hill-Murray Pioneers' trip to South St. Paul for the Section 4AAAA football finals proved to be a frightful nightmare.
Things started well for the Pioneers, who took advantage of the Packers' three fumbles and led the entire first half. But the Packers, winners of the Metro East Conference, got back on track late in the game for a 35-21 victory.
North, Tartan bumped from playoffs
The Johnson Governors watched Pioneers Marshawn Wilson and Sam Westby put on a two-man show that ended with Hill-Murray gaining a 54-34 triumph Saturday, Oct. 25.
The win propelled the No. 2-seed Pioneers into the finals of the Section 4AAAA football playoffs, where they will face the South St. Paul Packers at 7 p.m., Oct 31 at South St. Paul.
Tartan junior running back Emmanuel Willies (7), who scored three touchdowns against Hill-Murray, takes off running. The Titans lost 52-30 at home Oct. 15. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Simley Spartans stop Polars
As they headed into their Wednesday, Oct. 15 football game, the Hill-Murray Pioneers had a specific opening plan against the Tartan Titans in Oakdale.
Hill-Murray coach Tony Danna explained, "We talked about it in the locker room that we were going to score on our first drive.
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.
Win gives North the Metro East Title
This year the new Metro East Conference was formed. Although the schools in the MEC are pretty much the same as the former Classic Suburban Conference, there's definitely a sense that it's a new era.