Pioneer senior defense Ryan Black (25) chases down the puck against Eastview in the Class AA state tourney. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Hill-Murray junior defense Logan Sharp (9) moves in as senior goalie John Dugas makes one of 14 saves during the Class AA state quarterfinal against Eastview. The Pioneers won 6-3 at Xcel March 7. Dugas had 66 saves on the way to Hill-Murray placing second at state. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Hill-Murray senior goalie John Dugas made 14 quarterfinal saves, 66 total during Class AA State action. The Pioneers Ryan Black (25), Josh French (16), and Sam Becker (27) are in on the action, a 6-3 win over Eastview at Xcel March 7.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers took another step closer to their 26th appearance in the Minnesota State Class AA boys’ hockey tournament when they defeated the Stillwater Ponies 6-2, in a game played Feb. 26, at the Minnesota State Fair Coliseum.
Tartan freshman guard Anissa Krause (23) puts up a shot during Section 4AAAA quarterfinal action against Cretin-Derham Hall. The Titans won 69-65 at home Feb. 27. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Tartan Titans hosted Cretin-Derham Hall in the opening round of the girls’ Section 4AAAA basketball playoffs Feb. 27. With the hosts entering the contest ranked fourth and the guests fifth, it was, as might be expected, a tight, well played contest. Tartan ended the Raiders’ season with a hard-won 69-65 victory to take their 17-9 record on in the playoffs. The Raiders’ season came to a close with a record of 8-18.
Hill-Murray senior goalie Alexys Woodward (30) and junior defense Samantha Boyer (13) try to stop Eagan from scoring during the state quarterfinal. Woodward had 19 saves in the 6-2 win Thursday afternoon and tallied 60 saves over the 3-days at Xcel.
Hill-Murray sophomore forward Jessica Bonfe (5) takes a shot on the Eagan goalie at Xcel Energy Center Feb. 21. The Pioneers went on to take second place at the Class AA State Tournament.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers entered the 2013 Minnesota State High School girls’ hockey tournament for the second time with high hopes.
The opening round play of Section 4AA boys’ hockey action Feb. 23 saw Hill-Murray (1), White Bear Lake (2), Stillwater (3) and Roseville (6) advance to semifinal action that was played Feb. 26 at the State Fair Coliseum Feb. 26.