North High senior midfielder and captain Adolfo Barrera-Gonzalez (10) chases down the ball during the Section 4AA Championship at home Oct. 15. The Polars won 4-2 over East Ridge. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The No. 1-seeded North High boys soccer team faced the East Ridge Raptors (third seed) Oct. 15 in the Section 4AA championship game at North Field.
A year ago, it was East Ridge of Woodbury that abruptly ended the North season after posting a record of 16-0 heading into the semifinal playoff action.
Roseville Area High School girls cross country team has qualified for the last four state meets and looks to make it five in a row when it runs in the state qualifier this week. Both RAHS varsity cross country teams will be trying to get to state when they participate in the Section 4AA meet on Wednesday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota.
The main goal for the Roseville Area High School volleyball team this season was to successfully defend the section championship it won a year ago. With a decent amount of turnover from last year’s state-tournament team, it wasn’t going to be easy.
Roseville started the season 0-4 but came together as the season progressed and this week the Raiders enter the Section 4AAA playoffs as the No. 2 seed.
Despite a losing regular-season record, the Concordia Academy football team faces a favorable road to the state tournament. The Beacons are seeded second in Section 4AA and can get to state without playing a true road game in the playoffs. Concordia (3-5) hosts seventh-seeded St. Paul Humboldt (1-7) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and with a victory in that game will also play at home in the second round on Saturday afternoon.
The last time the Roseville Area High School football team made it to the state tournament, it won a pair of home section playoff games before playing a third section game on the road. This year, the Raiders need just the two wins on home turf to qualify for state.
Roseville, despite dropping its final game of the regular season last Wednesday to Mounds View, received the No. 2 seed in Section 4 of Class 6A and opens the post season Friday at home against seventh-seeded Woodbury. A victory over the Royals guarantees the Raiders a second home playoff game on Nov. 1 with the winner that night advancing to the state tournament.
Tartan junior Kayla Morris (6) spikes the ball over the net as North High’s Holly Ellwanger (2) goes up to block. The Polars won 25-14, 25-20, 25-16 at home Oct. 9. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Tartan Titans found it difficult to put together a concerted effort on the volleyball floor two nights in a row.
The day before the Titans nearly knocked off highly touted, league-leading Hill-Murray from the unbeaten ranks.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers volleyball forces traveled to Oakdale Oct. 8 to face the Tartan Titans in a key Classic Suburban Conference contest.
What the Pioneers - 8-0 in the CSC and 17-4 overall - didn’t expect was an ambush by the Titans - 6-2 CSC and 11-10.
It hadn’t snowed in months but that didn’t stop the storied St. Paul Ski Club from hosting its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Sept. 14.
It was a festive affair at the North St. Paul American Legion hall, and three new members joined the ranks of those enshrined in the club, which traces its beginning back to 1885.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers scored first and last in the Classic Suburban Conference game Oct. 11 at Mahtomedi.
In between those two scores, the Mahtomedi Zephyrs put 26 points up on the scoreboard and outscored the Pioneers by 21 points for a 36-15 win.