Rain that didn't let up made for a soggy Homecoming for the Hill-Murray players, students and alumni Friday, Sept. 18.
And the outcome of the game — a 9-0 loss to rival North High — certainly didn't improve matters for the Pioneers as they plowed their way through the mud for four quarters.
In their first meet of the 2015 season the North High boys cross country runners outraced their competition in the Carlyle Sherstad Invitational held Aug. 27 in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, and gained an exciting team victory.
Hill-Murray junior midfielder Ella French (10) and North High senior defender Hannah Pedersen (14) tangle over the ball in first half action. The Pioneers won 4-0 at home Sept. 10. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
On a penalty kick, the North High Polars were thwarted by Hill-Murray goalie Emma Sloot, whose diving save prevented the ball from going into the net just 6:47 into the girls soccer contest Sept. 10 at Hill-Murray.
150 years is a long time.
The "committee" has been meeting and plans are well underway for a big celebration to commemorate the 150th year of the founding of the Hamm's Brewing Company.
It was back in 1865 that founder Theodore Hamm began producing beer, utilizing water from Phalen Creek, which flowed through his brewery property at Minnehaha and Payne avenues.