North High senior midfielder and captain Adolfo Barrera-Gonzalez (10) chases down the ball during the Section 4AA Championship at home Oct. 15. The Polars won 4-2 over East Ridge. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The No. 1-seeded North High boys soccer team faced the East Ridge Raptors (third seed) Oct. 15 in the Section 4AA championship game at North Field.
A year ago, it was East Ridge of Woodbury that abruptly ended the North season after posting a record of 16-0 heading into the semifinal playoff action.
Tartan junior Kayla Morris (6) spikes the ball over the net as North High’s Holly Ellwanger (2) goes up to block. The Polars won 25-14, 25-20, 25-16 at home Oct. 9. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High junior Nevena Vukomanovich (10) sends the ball over the net during home action against Tartan. The Polars won 25-14, 25-20, 25-16 Oct. 9. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Tartan Titans found it difficult to put together a concerted effort on the volleyball floor two nights in a row.
The day before the Titans nearly knocked off highly touted, league-leading Hill-Murray from the unbeaten ranks.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers volleyball forces traveled to Oakdale Oct. 8 to face the Tartan Titans in a key Classic Suburban Conference contest.
What the Pioneers - 8-0 in the CSC and 17-4 overall - didn’t expect was an ambush by the Titans - 6-2 CSC and 11-10.
It hadn’t snowed in months but that didn’t stop the storied St. Paul Ski Club from hosting its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Sept. 14.
It was a festive affair at the North St. Paul American Legion hall, and three new members joined the ranks of those enshrined in the club, which traces its beginning back to 1885.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers scored first and last in the Classic Suburban Conference game Oct. 11 at Mahtomedi.
In between those two scores, the Mahtomedi Zephyrs put 26 points up on the scoreboard and outscored the Pioneers by 21 points for a 36-15 win.
In a game that had more unlikely scenarios than a deadlocked Congress, the Tartan Titans rebounded from a 21-41 loss at the hands of the South St. Paul Packers a week ago, and put a hurt on the Mahtomedi Zephyrs Oct. 4.
In an unlikely and what had to be thought by many to be a huge Classic Suburban Conference (CSC) upset, the Tartan Titans went into a disheartening overtime session, and went on to post a 23-20 victory.
On Sunday morning, Sept. 15, in the Hill-Murray chapel, the high school’s 2013 Hall of Fame inductees were grouped together.
The six former athletes and coaches were: Andre Beaulieu, Monica Hilger, Bob Sullivan, Tom Quinlan, Jeff Whisler and Mya Whitmore.
When the last ball had crossed the net Sept. 17, the Tartan Titans had pushed their Classic Suburban Conference volleyball mark to 3-0 with a three-game sweep of the Richfield Spartans.
“We played all right in game two,” offered Richfield head coach Rosey Cashman. “But in games one and three, we just had too many unforced errors.