North High School

Fri
21
Nov

On their way

Rigorous academics, athleticism, and making collegiate decisions were celebrated with eight North High students on the NCAA College Signing Day Nov. 12. Pictured from left are Maddie Johnson- Iowa State gymnastics, Natalie Huntley- Minnesota State Moorhead swimming,  Nevena Vukomanovich- Minnesota State Mankato volleyball, Holly Elwanger- Wayne State volleyball, Abby Hauskin- Minnesota State Mankato soccer, Maddie Frick- DePaul University soccer, Tyler King- Olivet Nazarene University soccer, and Ashley Wie
Linda Baumeister/Review

Rigorous academics, athleticism, and making collegiate decisions were celebrated with eight North High students on the NCAA College Signing Day Nov. 12.

Thu
25
Sep

Lights at Polar Field: Spectators not only can see the light, but the action on the field


A new, brighter lighting system is illuminating North Stadium this autumn. The old lights, which were installed in 1965, had become so unreliable that fans and players were sometimes plunged into darkness during games. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

North High activities director Jed Helwig recently admitted he wasn't sure what really happened to fix the failing overhead lights at Polar Field, but he said it certainly was a huge success.

Wed
11
Jun

North team wins Robotics National Championship


North High was crowned first place and the Grand Champion in the National Robotics League Championship held in Cleveland Ohio. On a mission to destroy other robots, the up to 15 lb. robots are often seen flying in the air after hits. Pictured are parent advisor Craig Brannon, and some of the team members Kevin Brannon, Brad Mahr, and Avery Peterson. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

What began as somewhat of a whim for North junior Kevin Brannon has turned into what is near an obsession. 

“I saw something on the Internet when I was just a kid,” he said. “And I thought, ‘Boy is that cool.’”

Wed
02
Apr

North High presents 'The Proposal'

North High Drama rehearses the Neil Simon touching comedy about relationships and precious family gatherings.

Wed
20
Nov

North stadium light malfunctions under review

Problems with the lighting system at North Stadium came to a head this autumn.
On one occasion—the Sept. 5 girls soccer game between Mahtomedi and North High—the overhead lights failed to function adequately, and the contest was discontinued after just one half of play.

Wed
30
Oct

Don’t rock the boat


North High Theatre, showcasing characters Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown, rehearse Guys and Dolls, running two weekends through Nov. 2. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. were planned as Military Appreciation Matinees. In addition, clothing donations were to be collected prior to each performance on behalf of the DAV.

photos by Linda Baumeister/Review

Thu
24
Oct

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.

Thu
24
Oct

Soccer scenes


Tartan, ranked eighth, and North, ranked first, met in the Section 4AA playoffs, a 3-0 Polar win Oct. 8. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
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

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.