Tartan junior guard Zaria Whitlock (25) drives to the basket against North High junior Karissa Star in first half action. The Titans won 72-37 at North Jan. 15. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The girls basketball teams from Tartan and North played the first of their two annual regular-season match-ups recently, and it was all Titans. Tartan ran away with a 72-37 win over the Polars on Jan. 15 at North.
North High senior goalie Malachy Zamacona (1) makes a save off the shot of Mounds View senior forward Zach Weber (8). The Polars jumped ahead 2-0 after one period of play at home Jan. 12. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Victories have been tough to come by this season for the North High School boys hockey team but a visit from a Suburban East Conference squad provided the Polars a chance to add one to the win column.
North High senior point guard Termaine Daniels (2) hustles to bring the ball up court during home action against South St. Paul. The Polars won 75-36 Dec. 15. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
For many, the week between Christmas and New Year's Day means returning to work, returning unwanted gifts or maybe returning to that diet that got away from them for a few days around the winter holidays.
After suffering through a number of years with low numbers, the North High School wrestling program came up with a plan to boost those numbers. The results of that plan should begin to show up this season.
North-Tartan junior forward Gabriella Bjellos (17) takes a shot on goal against Hudson. North-Tartan won 3-1 at Polar Arena Dec. 8. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North/Tartan beats Hudson, 3-1
The Hill-Murray High School girls hockey team has won the past two Class AA state championships and it's not hard to imagine the Pioneers making it three in a row come late February. Hill-Murray was unbeaten through its first eight games and had given up only five goals in that stretch.
Among the most impressive of the Pioneers' early victories thus far was their 2-0 blanking of Edina on Dec. 9 at Aldrich Arena. Hill-Murray has been the top-ranked team in the state in Class AA all season and Edina entered the game ranked third.
First-year head coach Ashlie Anzel takes over a North High School girls basketball team that doesn’t return a lot of scoring or size. Despite those challengers, Anzel sees a team that should be able to compete night in and night out.