The 18U North St. Paul girls’ fastpitch team, with an outstanding record of 30-5, is heading for a National Tournament that will be held in Indiana. The team qualified several times for national competition, tying for the top spot in the Buffalo Bison Tournament and being named Tier II champs in the Eagan Down and Dirty Tournament.
Picture of ‘47 Johnson High State Hockey Champs (submitted photo)
It’s hard to believe, but Johnson High School has had a hockey program for the past 100 years.
A group of diehard Johnson hockey fans is about to stage what they hope will be a huge celebration of the storied East Side institution’s legacy as a mighty power.
For those who lived through the years in which Johnson basked in hockey success, the demise of the sport in inner-city schools is nearly incomprehensible. But the Johnson hockey program has held on and is one of a handful of high schools in St. Paul that still fields a team.
The days of the huge hockey rivalry between the Governors and the upstart Harding Knights are now memories that are quickly fading into oblivion.
Dan Marquardtsen (left) hoists the 20-25 pound “whopper” coho salmon that Dan Paladie (right) just pulled from the waters of Lake Michigan. The pair of Dans were on a fishing outing with a group of six that included Barb Marquardsen, Laura Wakefield, Wally Wakefield and Randy Kovars. In all the group netted five salmon. (submitted photo)
I haven’t been fishing in a long time.
It started a while back with a question from my daughter Laura.
“Would you like to go fishing with us to Lake Michigan?” she asked.
It didn’t take any time answering. “Sure,” I said.
Then came the questions. “Who’s going?” “When?” “How much will it cost?” etc., etc.
But after a while, I wondered, in my mind, perhaps the most pertinent question: “How am I going to get into a boat that will embark onto one of the great inland seas?”
July 25 at Kuenkel Field, in the State Sub-Section 7 playoffs, the North St. Paul Post 39 baseball team ran into the Fridley Post 303 Golden Eagles.
The 39ers were relegated to the “Loser’s Bracket” in the first round when they dropped a game to the yet to be defeated Mahtomedi Post 507 Meteors.
Their win against Fridley puts them into a July 26 meeting against the Oakdale Mavericks.
In the State Sub-Section 7 finals, the Oakdale Mavericks pressed ahead until the final game before losing to Mahtomedi Post 507 and being eliminated.
There is a new format this year in the playoffs for the right to go to the State Tournament. Instead of each district — there are 10 American Legion Districts in the state — being represented, there are 15 sections, and teams from different districts have been seeded against one another in the playoffs. In playoff action games are nine innings long.
Pictured (front row, left to right): Emma Nelson, Ella Lenard and Lauren Lambert. Middle row, left to right: Coach Bill Sevigny, Lindsey Duggan, Alyssa Kane, Madison Klimek, Terrah Moshier and Rachel Novak. Top row, left to right: Coach Mike McGeehan, Maggie Head, Lauren Henriksen, Madeline Sevigny, Gracie Sevigny, Kira Fallert and Head Coach Chris Fallert.
The Tartan Area Under 10 Fastpitch team recently captured first place in a State Tournament in their tier group.
Synthetic turf is awaiting both Tartan and North High sports teams for the upcoming fall season. Color coded field markings for football, soccer and lacrosse are per the National Federation of State High School Association standards.
Nailing the throw home, North St. Paul Legion catcher Matt Kelly (20) put the tag on Mahtomedi to end the 8th inning. The 39ers lost 9-7 July 23, the double elimination American Legion Playoffs Substate 7. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The North St. Paul American Legion Post 39 traveled to Mahtomedi for a nine-inning baseball game July 20 that ended the 39ers’ regular season before the playoffs.
The “home” team, the Willernie Post 507 Meteors handed the visiting 39ers an 8-4 setback.
The Meteors used a 7-run sixth inning to cause most of the damage.