Polar seniors Sam Rousseau Syring (8) and Louie Varland (11) attempt to stop down Mahtomedi’s Lucas Honebrink (26) in the second quarter Section 4 Class 5A final. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North’s close win over Mahtomedi lifts team to next level
North 16 - Mahtomedi 10
When asked if he knew when the North High Polars had last advanced to the state football tournament, an energized Eric Longtin replied, “It was in 1998, but I don’t remember the game. I was in Texas at the time.”
North High sophomore forward Ataniel Claremond (7) speeds off with the ball, scoring 4 goals in the first half in Section 4AA action against Hastings. The Polars won 7-1 at home Oct. 13. (Linda Baumeister photos/Review)
Tartan senior Benjamin Engwer (18) carries on a pass completion in first quarter action against St. Thomas Academy. The Titans lost 39-8 at home Oct. 2. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tartan and Hill-Murray drop Metro Red games
The 2015 football season is rapidly drawing to a close as area teams played the seventh of eight regularly scheduled games Friday, Oct. 2.
The North High Polars are having their best season in years as they closed down a tough Hastings team by a score of 34-28.
St. Thomas Academy, meanwhile, outscored the Tartan Titans 39-8, and Hill-Murray lost a 56-44 shootout with the Simley Spartans.
It was a clash of School District rivals on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Tartan tennis courts. In the end, the North High Polars were on top, 5-2, to gain their first Metro East Conference win of the girls tennis season.