The Tartan High School girls tennis forces have already begun the season and are feeling some growing pains.
Tartan veteran coach Larry Fronczak said, “We have many new players who have not had any varsity playing experience.”
Hill-Murray senior quarterback Sam Westby (13) stiff arms Polar defense on his way to a 3rd quarter touchdown. The Pioneers won 36-18 at North Sept. 5. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
the North High Polars play their first home game of the season against Hill-Murray under their new stadium lights. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High junior running back Isaiah Koran (16) eludes Hill-Murray defense until being tackled out of bounds in the first quarter. The Polars lost 36-18 to the Pioneers Sept. 5. (Linda Baumesiter/Review)
As the high school football teams wrapped up the second games of the 2014 season, the visiting Hill-Murray Pioneers took control Friday night to defeat North in a high-scoring contest.
Tartan was on the road at St. Thomas Academy, and the Cadets quickly discovered they were able to march right through the Titans’ defense.
The North High girls cross country team hopes to move up one more spot in the conference standings this season.
A year ago the cross country running corps finished second in the Classic Suburban Conference.
Although Irondale High School is now a member of the 14-school Northwest Suburban Conference, the football team still has an out-of-conference game on the schedule this season. That game is Friday against Holy Angels.
In the 2013 regular-season meeting between the Mounds View and White Bear Lake football teams, the Bears scored 45 points and snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Mustangs. The 2014 regular-season game between the two squads was last week and Mounds View got its revenge.
The prep volleyball teams at Roseville Area High School and Concordia Academy put together solid stretches of matches last week. Both teams are ranked in the state's top 10 and might even move up in this week's poll.
Heading into its game last week against St. Anthony Village, the Concordia Academy football team had lost its last four games to the Huskies. The Beacons have a similar history with this week's opponent.