People still ask, 'Who is Ruth?'
For quite a while, I have ended my columns with "Hey Ruth, you hang in there!"
I don't intend to stop, but now an explanation is once again in order.
The "Ruth" in question was Ruth Goethel. She was the wife of Arno Goethel, the former executive sports editor of the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press.
Tartan junior running back Emmanuel Willies (7) carries for a 71-yard touchdown. He ran in three on 18 carries for 224 yards. The Titans won 21-13 over Fridley Oct. 3. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
As week five of the fall football season wrapped up, Tartan gained a victory over non-conference foe Fridley. North traveled to Hastings and came away with a three-point win. Hill-Murray ventured to West St. Paul to face Henry Sibley and took it on the chin by a touchdown.
Back in the days when most everyone who skated or played hockey, it was on an outdoor pond or lake. Getting ice depended on “Mother Nature” to supply cold enough weather to freeze water.
Then came the flooding of outdoor rinks. Suddenly ice sheets popped up on every local playground as well as in many back yards.
North High senior running back Deon Benson (11) pushes forward for yardage against Henry Sibley Sept. 26. Benson rushed for 161 yards on 16 carries for two touchdowns in the 21-18 Homecoming loss Sept. 26. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Week five of the 2014 football season proved to be less than fruitful for area teams. Homecoming festivities at both Hill-Murray and North High were dampened by losses Friday, Sept. 26.
The North High Polars took their undefeated volleyball record to Hill-Murray Field House Thursday, Sept. 25, and came away with a convincing 3-0 win over the Pioneers.
North is riding high with a Metro East Conference (MEC) mark of 5-0 and an overall record of 14-0.
The North High Polars weren’t mentioning it, but going into their volleyball match with the Tartan Titans Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Hal Norgard Gymnasium, they had an overall mark of 12-0 and were 4-0 in Metro East Conference action.
When the dust had settled following the match with Tartan, the Polars remained unbeaten.
A new, brighter lighting system is illuminating North Stadium this autumn. The old lights, which were installed in 1965, had become so unreliable that fans and players were sometimes plunged into darkness during games. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High activities director Jed Helwig recently admitted he wasn't sure what really happened to fix the failing overhead lights at Polar Field, but he said it certainly was a huge success.