Wally Wakefield

Wed
25
Dec

Girls hockey: Packed crowd watches Tartan squeak by Polars

In a girls hockey game that kept the big crowd of fans on the edge of their seats for all of regulation and then into overtime, it seemed as if neither Tartan nor North High should have won.

Thu
19
Dec

Girls hockey: Pioneers pound Polars in 4-1 loss

Despite North High net keeper Marit Larson’s amazing performance in stopping 45 shots by the Hill-Murray Pioneers Friday, Dec. 13, it was the four that eluded her that cost her and her teammates the hockey game.
The Pioneers scored three goals in the first period of the game at Polar Arena and then were limited to just one more in the final 34 minutes.

Thu
19
Dec

Boys hockey: Polars impeach Governors

The North High Polars traveled to Phalen Arena Tuesday, Dec.10, for a hard-skating, good end-to-end contest with the Johnson Governors and emerged on top, 4-1.
“It was a bit sloppy,” said North veteran mentor Jerry Diebel at game’s end. “But Johnson is that kind of club. They make you look ‘sloppy’ out there on the ice. But both teams played hard and gave a good effort.

Thu
19
Dec

Boys hockey: Titans parade past Polars

A good second-period comeback by North High went for naught Thursday, Dec. 12, as the Tartan boys hockey team recorded a 7-4 triumph.
The loss dropped the Polars to 0-1 in the Classic Suburban Conference.

Thu
12
Dec

Packers pack up victory at North in girls hockey

The South St. Paul Packers came to Polar Arena Dec. 7 to face off with the North Polars in the opening game for both in girls’ Classic Suburban Conference hockey. 
In a display of dexterity and superior puck movement—the Packers out shot North 39-25—South St. Paul rode the bus home and across the river with a 4-1 victory in their collective duffel bags. 

Thu
12
Dec

Pioneer-Skipper girls hockey a battle royale

The Minnetonka Skippers sailed into Aldrich Arena Dec. 7 for a girls hockey contest with the Hill-Murray Pioneers. 
When it was all over the Skippers had to feel lucky to board the bus with a 3-2 overtime win. 

Thu
12
Dec

Girls’ Basketball: Polars looking to do better this season

The North Polars girls’ basketball squad is approaching the coming season with much anticipation for improving on their better record when the smoke clears at the end of February.
Coach Andy Jacobson voiced confidence in his team’s  dedication to improvement.

Thu
12
Dec

Girls’ Hockey: Polars looking for success with returning experience up front


North High sophomore goalie Marit Larson (33) prepares to make the save in action against Maple Grove at home Dec. 5. (Linda Baumiester/Review)

The North Polars take to the ice this early season with some seasoned veterans up front on their lines.
Coach Allie Thunstrom has returned for a second year to her alma mater to take the reins of a team on which she once skated as a star.
Thunstrom says the Polars have experience, as well as a variety of skill sets, on their side.

Thu
12
Dec

Johnson High School Hockey is 100 years in the making


Picture of ‘47 Johnson High State Hockey Champs (submitted photo)

The date of the 100-year anniversary celebration of the Johnson High School boys hockey team is getting close at hand.
The celebration will be Saturday, Dec. 21, and things are beginning to really heat up for a get-together of East Siders that might prove hard to handle -- especially when it involves old hockey players, with old memories.
The event is billed as “The Pride of the East Side.”

Wed
11
Dec

Pioneers continue to roll over boys hockey opponents

Titans post first loss, Polars eke out a win
Hill-Murray continues to build on success, while Tartan ran away from one team but fell to another.

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