People still ask, 'Who is Ruth?'
For quite a while, I have ended my columns with "Hey Ruth, you hang in there!"
I don't intend to stop, but now an explanation is once again in order.
The "Ruth" in question was Ruth Goethel. She was the wife of Arno Goethel, the former executive sports editor of the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press.
Roseville Area High School junior Aryka Knoche still has two seasons of prep softball to play, but she has already decided where she wants to continue her playing career when she's done with high school.
The University of Minnesota women's hockey team had a successful opening weekend thanks in part to the efforts of a pair of former Roseville Raiders. The Gophers thumped Penn State 8-0 on Friday and beat Boston University 5-2 on Saturday in games played at Ridder Arena.
Lee Stecklein and Kate Flug both made it onto the score sheet on Friday against the Nittany Lions. Stecklein recorded a pair of assists and Flug added a helper of her own.
Tartan junior running back Emmanuel Willies (7) carries for a 71-yard touchdown. He ran in three on 18 carries for 224 yards. The Titans won 21-13 over Fridley Oct. 3. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tartan junior Benjamin Engwer (18) gains 12-yards on a quarterback keeper against Fridley Oct. 3, a 21-13 win. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Tartan Fall Pom Squad, attired in pink, performed at the football halftime Oct. 3. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
As week five of the fall football season wrapped up, Tartan gained a victory over non-conference foe Fridley. North traveled to Hastings and came away with a three-point win. Hill-Murray ventured to West St. Paul to face Henry Sibley and took it on the chin by a touchdown.
After a 4-0 start to the season, the St. Anthony Village High School football team has lost its last two games. Of its final two games of the regular season, this week's game would seem to be the more winnable of the two.