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Mon
04
Nov

St. Thomas running backs dominate playoff game with Tartan


Linda Baumeister/Review

Odds of 3-to-1 are never good when they’re not in your favor.
Such was the case for the Tartan Titans Saturday, Oct. 26, when the St. Thomas Academy Cadets came to Oakdale for a football confrontation in Section 5AAAAA.
St. Thomas utilized three running backs against the Titans’ ace Keenen Bellaphant and came out on top of a 35-14 win.

Mon
04
Nov

Football: Hill-Murray downs Johnson, 42-22, to advance in playoffs


Johnson junior quarterback Javaughn Elizay (7) hands off to sophomore running back Kejuon Burton (4) during Section 4AAAA semifinal action. Johnson lost to Hill-Murray 42-22 at Harding Oct. 26. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Hill-Murray junior Marshawn Wilson stretches towards the goal line, one of two touchdowns, as Johnson defenders DeMarko Venton (32) and Todd Wyberila (3) are in on the down. The Pioneers won 42-22 in the Section 4AAAA semifinal held at Harding Oct. 26. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Almost before the sparse number of spectators had settled into their seats and wrapped their blankets around their shoulders at Bakken Field on the Harding High School campus, the Hill-Murray Pioneers had built a lead they would not surrender in the Section 4, Class AAAA football playoff game with the Johnson Governors on Saturday, Oct. 26.
After the 20-point triumph, Hill-Murray first-year head coach Tony Danna said, “When you score that many points at the beginning of a game, you put the other team in a tough situation.

Fri
01
Nov

Volleyball: Hill-Murray advances in section playoffs

St. Paul Central visited Hill-Murray High School Friday, Oct. 25, for a Section 4AA quarterfinal volleyball match, and like Washington Technical Magnet School before them, the Minutemen fell victims to the versatile Hill-Murray attack.
The Pioneers launched a methodically varied offense and combined that with a defense that the Central girls found nearly impossible to penetrate.
As a result, the Minutemen fell 3-0.

Fri
01
Nov

Football: Hill-Murray advances in playoffs


Hill-Murray junior Marshawn Wilson stretches towards the goal line, one of two touchdowns, as Johnson defenders DeMarko Venton (32) and Todd Wyberila (3) are in on the down. The Pioneers won 42-22 in the Section 4AAAA semifinal held at Harding Oct. 26. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Tartan senior Dion Wallisch (20) wrestled St. Thomas Academy Carter Vanasek (23) out of bounds during Section 5AAAAA semifinal action. The Titans lost 35-14 at home Oct. 26 (Linda Baumeister/Review)

In section football playoffs, Hill-Murray met Johnson at Bakken Field on the campus of Harding High School Oct. 26 and dashed the Governors’ hopes of further play this season with a 42-22 triumph.
In other playoff action, the Tartan Titans hosted St. Thomas Academy and fell to their Classic Suburban Conference (CSC) opponents by 35-14.

Wed
30
Oct

Boys Soccer: Polars hand Prairie Seeds their first state tournament loss

On a chilly night at Chisago Lakes High School, the North High Polars took on Prairie Seeds Academy of Brooklyn Park in the opening round of the Class AA Minnesota State High School Boy’ Soccer touranment
Coming into the contest, the Prairie Seeds Academy Lycans—champions of Section 5AA—were undefeated with a record of 14-0-0. The Polars, the Section 4AA champions, entered the tournament with a mark of 17-1-1.

Fri
25
Oct

Pedal to the medal - photos


Cyclocross bikers arrive at the plank barriers, aka bunny hop, with a quick dismount, carry and navigate, and remount.

Along the sometime winding roped off course at Green Acres in Lake Elmo, bikers, bloodied and dirt splattered, endure.

A weekend of racing, including a wood ramp flyover, drew endurance bikers to the Cyclocross at Green Acres. After 2 days of setting up the course, bikers took on the long hill climb, sharp turns, and barriers, for a duration of around 45 minutes.

The first race of the weekend gets started up the long steep hill out at Green Acres in Lake Elmo Oct. 19. One biker needed to be helped off the course.

Green Acres in Lake Elmo was the site of the Premium Grade A Cyclocross endurance races held Oct. 19-20. Bikers make their way up the semi-rideable staircase followed by a tight corner Saturday morning as they make several laps through the course.

Green Acres in Lake Elmo was the site of the Premium Grade A Cyclocross endurance races held Oct. 19-20. Bikers make their way up the semi-rideable staircase followed by a tight corner Saturday morning as they make several laps through the course. Photos by
Linda Baumeister/Review

Thu
24
Oct

Volleyball: Pioneers find a way to sideline Polars

If you were not a part of the jam-packed, wildly cheering crowd at Hill-Murray Field House Oct. 15, then you missed one of the very best volleyball matches between rivals that has been played since the inception of the sport over three decades ago.
The match went five games and provided everything that anyone could ever ask for from two well-matched adversaries.

Wed
23
Oct

Boys soccer: North moves to brink of state tournament with win over Cretin

The North High boys soccer team took another step last week toward earning a trip to the state Class AA tournament.
The Polars took on the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders in the semifinals of section play Oct. 10 and finished on top, 3-1.

Wed
23
Oct

Football: Tartan tops North, Hill-Murray runs roughshod over Richfield

The regular football season wrapped up Oct. 16 with the North Polars traveling to Titanville and dropping a 40-21 decision to archrival Tartan.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers ended the season on a winning note by running away from Richfield to the tune of a 48-7 romp.

Wed
23
Oct

Soccer: Hill-Murray sends both boys and girls soccer squads to state tournament action


Hill-Murray senior midfielder Shae Bottum (19) kicks the ball during Section 4A Championship action at home. The Pioneers won 3-0 against Harding Oct. 17. Linda Baumeister/Review

Soccer fever has taken over Hill-Murray High School this October. Last week in Section 4A playoff action, the school’s girls and boys teams qualified for the Minnesota Class A state tournaments.

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