In didn't take long for the visiting Hill-Murray High School volleyball players to establish that they didn't regard the supposed "home-court advantage" as an obstacle in their match with the Tartan Titans Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Tartan senior Benjamin Engwer (18) carries on a pass completion in first quarter action against St. Thomas Academy. The Titans lost 39-8 at home Oct. 2. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tartan and Hill-Murray drop Metro Red games
The 2015 football season is rapidly drawing to a close as area teams played the seventh of eight regularly scheduled games Friday, Oct. 2.
The North High Polars are having their best season in years as they closed down a tough Hastings team by a score of 34-28.
St. Thomas Academy, meanwhile, outscored the Tartan Titans 39-8, and Hill-Murray lost a 56-44 shootout with the Simley Spartans.
It was a clash of School District rivals on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Tartan tennis courts. In the end, the North High Polars were on top, 5-2, to gain their first Metro East Conference win of the girls tennis season.
In a tight game between rivals, the Hill-Murray boys soccer team scored twice and that was all it needed for a 2-1 win over Tartan Tuesday, Sept 15.
The victory moved the Pioneers to 3-1-1 overall and to 1-1 in the Metro East Conference. The loss dropped the Titans to 3-4, 1-1.
Rain that didn't let up made for a soggy Homecoming for the Hill-Murray players, students and alumni Friday, Sept. 18.
And the outcome of the game — a 9-0 loss to rival North High — certainly didn't improve matters for the Pioneers as they plowed their way through the mud for four quarters.