North/Tartan adapted soccer goalie junior Arthur Crandall makes one of many saves during home action Oct. 30. North/Tartan lost 6-3 to Chaska/Chanhassen/Prior Lake/Shakopee. The goal is 12 feet long and 4 feet high and the ball was played off the gym walls.
The Mounds View High School football team has been to the section final in seven consecutive years. The Mustangs haven’t won all of those games but they’ve usually been competitive. That wasn’t the case last week, however.
Mounds View couldn’t keep up with Rosemount in the Class 6A playoffs on Friday. The Irish scored six touchdowns while holding the Mustangs to 99 yards of offense in their 42-7 victory.
The St. Anthony Village High School volleyball team saw its season come to an end in the Section 5AA playoffs on Oct. 29. The Huskies dropped a four-set decision 30-28, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16 to Maple Lake.
The Mounds View High School boys cross country team turned in its best finish at a state meet in more than 10 years on Saturday.
The Mustangs, making their third consecutive appearance in the Class AA state meet, finished sixth out of 16 teams. It was the highest finish for a Mounds View boys team since a second-place performance in 1999.
Mounds View wound up with 217 points, nine fewer than seventh-place Bemidji and 19 more than fifth-place Hutchinson.
North High goalie senior Tommy Molski, credited with 4 saves, goes up for a save during State Class AA action at the Metrodome Oct. 28. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
The celebration was loud, long and real. And the gathered North High fans at the Metrodome Oct. 31 were not celebrating anything that had to do with Halloween.
The exuberant fans were cheering their heroes who were assembled in front of them to collect their gold medals after just winning the Minnesota Boys State Class AA Soccer Tournament.
It was an exciting finish to an exciting game and an exciting season for the Polars.
Double teamed, Hill-Murray senior midfielder Shae Bottum (19) gets to the ball during the Class A State semifinal. The #3 ranked Hill-Murray beat the #2 ranked Waconia in a 1-0 win. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
The dreams of Hill-Murray High School owning a boys state soccer title were left on the turf of the Metrodome Oct. 31, as the St. Paul Como Park Cougars clawed their way to a hard-fought, 2-1 triumph over the Pioneers.
The teams fought through the first 40 minutes of action with neither able to solve the other’s defensive efforts.
At the jam-packed Packer Stadium Friday, Nov. 1, South St. Paul tickled its fans when it ended the season for the Hill-Murray Pioneers with an 18-point, Section 4AAAA victory. The win lifted the Packers into the state football tournament, which begins Thursday, Nov. 7.
The Packers scored the first points of the game in the second quarter. Marco Freeman broke through the line and put six points on the board with a 35-yard gallop into the Hill-Murray end zone. Nick Ricci added the point after and it was 7-0 South St. Paul.
Hill-Murray senior captain Lauren Simonson (25) sends the ball over the net during Section 4AA semifinal action at home. The Pioneers defeated Concordia Academy 25-15, 25-19, and 25-22 Oct. 29. They went on to win the championship and are headed to the state tournament.
Hill-Murray is headed to the Class 2A state tournament after a convincing volleyball win over St. Croix Lutheran in the Section 4AA playoffs Oct. 31.
Meanwhile, the Stillwater Ponies came to North High School for a Section 4AAA semifinal volleyball match against the Polars Oct. 29.
Prior to the North and Stillwater match, the Roseville Raiders stymied the Cretin-Derham Hall team in four games. The win advanced the Raiders to championship play for the second consecutive year.