Front row: Sophia Peterson, Abby Lebens, Nicki Empting and Emily Donovan. Back row: coach Shelley Akey, Olivia Roland, Laura Star, Heather Akey, Kathryn Orme and coach Lara Donovan. (submitted photo)
St. Peter Catholic School’s North St. Paul girls A eighth-grade volleyball team captured its first Catholic Athletic Association city championship on Oct. 25, beating players for St. John the Evangelist, two games to one.
Tartan sophomore Cali Pearcy (24) scores against North High junior Marit Larson (33) during home action last season. The Titans won 3-0 Jan. 20. Little did they know, they’d be joining forces next season as the two teams consolidate into one team. (Linda Baumeister file photo)
To some folks the "State of Hockey" in School District 622 is in trouble
In what one might well call a drastic move, Tartan and North high schools' girls hockey teams will combine as one for the 2015-16 season.
North High senior Sarah Mullen (18) pounds one over the net against Mahtomedi during Section 4 Class 3A playoffs at home Oct. 29. The Polars advanced with a 25-16, 25-13 and 25-20 win. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High senior Isaiah Koran (16) charges ahead looking for an opening in third quarter State Class 5A quarterfinal action against St. Thomas Academy at Woodbury High School. The Polars lost in the final minutes 7-0 Oct. 30. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Game was scoreless until final 2 minutes
St. Thomas 7 - North 0
After winning eight consecutive football games, the highly successful North High Polars were handed a last-minute, season-ending loss by the St. Thomas Academy Cadets in the Class 5A quarterfinal state tournament game Friday, Oct. 30.
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)