The South St. Paul Packers girls basketball forces headed to Hill-Murray Jan. 31 for a Classic Suburban Conference contest.
The Packers fought hard to the very end, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a determined Hill-Murray offense and a more stubborn defense.
The final result was a 55-32 CSC victory with Hill-Murray on the top side of the score.
For the past four years, the Section 4AA girls hockey championship has come down to Roseville Area High School and Hill-Murray High School. That streak will end this year.
The seedings for this year’s section tournament were released on Sunday and Roseville ended up as the fourth seed while Hill-Murray got the No. 1 spot. That means that if the two squads do square off in the post-season this year, it will be in the semifinals.
JC Devil Roster: Makayla Kenny, Molly McClellen, Tori Venneman, Rebecca Skweres, Annie Glasow, Mariana Colon, Mariela Ajpop, Aly Vruno, Ella Klein, Ada Humphrey, Rachel Weintzweig, Victoria Hoakstra, Amelia Forsman, Lilly Bozeman, ArryAnna Aasen (submitted photo)
The Johnson/Como Devils 10U Girls took 1st place in the 2013-2014 Minneapolis Winter Storm Tournament.
The girls from St. Paul played well against their Twin City rivals coming out strong in their first game vs Minneapolis Storm Purple scoring within the first 90 seconds.
Tartan junior Thomas Bao competes doing the butterfly in the 200- yard Individual Medley. Bao placed 4th with a time of 2:39.76 in the second heat. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tartan’s Ryan McPherson placed 2nd with 1:51.7 and Kevin McPherson, 1st at 1:47.45, during Heat 5 of the 200-yard Freestyle. Eight other teams joined in the 12th annual Tartan Invitational held Jan. 25 at Skyview pool. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Hill-Murray Pioneers took their number one state ranking and 6-0 Classic Suburban Conference leading—14-2 overall—boys’ hockey records into the St. Thomas ice arena Jan. 23.
When a couple of hours elapsed and they emerged for the ride back home, Hill-Murray no longer was all alone atop the CSC.
St. Thomas had inflicted them with a 4-2 defeat that left them tied with the Cadets with identical 6-1 records.
The return girls’ hockey game featuring School District 622 archrivals North and Tartan high schools was a lot like everyone—except the Titans—might have expected.
In the first meeting between the foes—back on Dec. 17—Tartan triumphed at home with a 2-1 overtime victory.
The North Polars ventured into enemy territory at Tartan for a Classic Suburban Conference wrestling match Jan. 15 and saw the Tartan grapplers dominate their efforts in a 72-0 blitz.
“We met our expectations,” offered Tartan head coach Dan Recchio. “This win gives us second place in the conference behind, who else, Simley. We expected this outcome.”
The Titans have their eyes on their next goal, Recchio explained.
The Titans of Tartan took their girls’ hockey forces to the St. Croix Ice Arena Jan. 16, to play the Mahtomedi Zephyrs in a Classic Suburban Conference matchup.
In a close contest. neither team was able to produce a goal until the third period.
Just 27 seconds into the final session, the Titans’ Hannah Croonquist took a pass from Jordan Jackson and found pay dirt inside the Mahtomedi net.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers took their high-powered girls hockey team into Titanville Jan. 14 to do battle with Tartan in a Classic Suburban Conference contest.
In a display of precision and superb passing, the Pioneers quickly built a 3-0 margin and then sat back on their laurels and almost dared the Titans to respond.
Tartan fought hard, but in the end could not find the tools to fend off the 5-1 final.