North Polars

Wed
20
Apr

Polars boys golf seeking improvement

The North High School boys golf team didn’t have a lot of varsity experience last season and ended up finishing seventh in the Metro East Conference. 

Wed
13
Apr

North nine set to defend conference crown

North High School’s baseball team finished as the Metro East Conference co-champion with Mahtomedi in 2015. They tied for first with identical 14-2 records and finished five games ahead of third-place St. Thomas Academy.

Wed
13
Apr

North fastpitch set to build on successful 2015

There were questions about how good the North High School fastpitch softball team was going to be in 2015 after graduation hit the previous-year’s team — which went to state — hard.

Wed
06
Apr

Inexperience a factor for North boys tennis squad

With only one senior and little experience on the roster this spring, the North High School boys tennis team is likely to struggle. Head coach Jerry Diebel isn’t worried so much about wins and losses as he is about the psyche of his players.

Wed
06
Apr

Sprints strong again for Polars’ girls track team

The North High School girls track and field team was particularly strong in the sprint events last season and that trend appears ready to continue this year.

Wed
06
Apr

North boys track continues to roll

The North High School boys track and field team has long been a power in the Metro East Conference. The Polars have won the conference team title 11 times in a row and have their sights set on No. 12 this spring.

Wed
30
Mar

North High School winter all-conference athletes

Boys basketball

All-conference

Adreon Wadlington, sr.; Goodnews Kpegeol, soph.; Josh Steckler, jr.

Honorable mention

Joe Johnson, sr.; Termaine Daniels, sr.

Wed
16
Mar

State tournament notebook


Hundreds of Richardson Elementary students were waving and holding fan posters for a sendoff to the state tournament. Students were thrilled that their team was competing at the state level. North High boys basketball players waved back and took phone photos and videos. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The North High School boys basketball team this season made its first trip to the state tournament since 1999. Here are news and notes from that appearance.

 

Janquart adds name to short list

Wed
16
Mar

North falls to Hopkins in state tournament


North High School’s Goodnews Kpegeol splits two Hopkins defenders on a drive to the hoop during the Polars’ Class AAAA state tournament quarterfinals game March 9, but the Polars came up short against the prep basketball powerhouse. The Royals won 74-42 and appeared in the state championship game March 12. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Slow start and recovery was a common theme this season for the North High School boys basketball team. The Polars were forced to rally in quite a few games, including all three of their section playoff contests, and became rather adept at it.

Wed
09
Mar

Polars end state- tournament drought

North topples Tartan in section final

Despite having a turnaround season that saw it win 21 games, the North High School boys basketball team garnered only the No. 4 seed in Section 4, Class 4A playoffs. 

The three teams seeded ahead of the Polars had a combined 14 state-tournament appearances since the last time North made it, which was 1999.

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