Wally Wakefield

Thu
26
Sep

Boys’ Soccer: Hill-Murray tops Titans


Tartan senior forward Stephen LaVick (11) and Hill-Murray senior midfielder Peter Blaney (6) get after the ball during action Sept. 17. The Pioneers won 6-1 at Tartan. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

During the first half of the boys soccer game at Tartan Sept. 17, the Titans and Hill-Murray Pioneers appeared fairly evenly matched.
Although the Pioneers led 3-1 at halftime, neither team dominated the action on the field. But the momentum shifted in the second half, and the Pioneers far outshot and outplayed the Titans, and eventually recorded a 6-1 win.

Thu
26
Sep

Volleyball: Hill-Murray ends Tartan’s CSC win streak

The Tartan Titans took their unbeaten 3-0 Classic Suburban Conference into the Hill-Murray Fieldhouse Sept. 19. When they emerged a couple of hours later, the Pioneers had inflicted the first blemish on their CSC record. 
In gaining the 3-1 victory, the Pioneers moved their season record to 4-0 in CSC volleyball action.

Thu
26
Sep

Football: Tartan moves to 4-0 with win over Henry Sibley; North stymies Richfield; St. Thomas marches past H-M

The fourth week of the 2013 prep football season has marked a division among the area schools, and the only unbeaten squad around these parts is Tartan.
At their homecoming game Friday, Sept. 20, the Titans posted a convincing 41-21 win over Henry Sibley.

Thu
19
Sep

Girls’ soccer: Mahtomedi squeaks past North before darkness unexpectedly puts the game out of commission

The girls soccer match between the Mahtomedi Zephyrs and North Polars ended prematurely Thursday, Sept. 5, but this time it wasn’t due to the usual reason - thunderstorms with lightning.
High school soccer games are supposed to be two 40-minute halves, unless there is a tie at the end of 80 minutes, then there will be a 10-minute overtime session.

Thu
19
Sep

Football: Polars blown away by Zephyrs; Hill-Murray shut down by Simley; Tartan runs away from Richfield

In the third week of the prep football, the fortunes of local teams split dramatically. Mahtomedi routed North, and Tartan overwhelmed Richfield. Meanwhile, Simley squeaked past Hill-Murray.

Thu
19
Sep

Girls’ tennis: Polars dominate Titans on the courts

The North girls tennis forces took their talents to the Larry Fronczak Courts Thursday, Sept. 12, and came out on top of a 7-0 sweep of the Titans.
One major factor: the Tartan team was somewhat handicapped in that two players were not able to compete - both varsity players - because they had not taken the necessary physical examination.

Thu
12
Sep

Boys’ Soccer: Pioneers stop Polars - Loss is first for North in 25 CSC games

Over the past few years, the boys soccer matches between North High and Hill-Murray have been little short of a war.
They have been highly emotional contests in which the final score was in doubt until the final horn. The Sept. 3 contest at Hill-Murray was of the same caliber. When the final horn sounded, the Pioneers celebrated their 1-0 triumph over the defending Classic Suburban Conference champion Polars.

Thu
12
Sep

Football: Tartan moves to 2-0 with home opener win over Simley; Hill-Murray Pioneers outlasts North Polars


Tartan senior Keenen Bellaphant (27) finds the openings against Simley Sept. 6. Bellaphant had 20 carries for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns to help lead the 34-21 Titan win. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Tartan senior quarterback Tim McCarthy (17) looks to pass during home action, a 34-21 win over Simley Sept. 6.

Many costumed in Hawaiian attire, North High fans react with cheers to a 4th-quarter Polar touchdown by Akeem Sirleaf on a tropical Friday night.

A bunch of Hill-Murray defenders take down North High junior running back KeShaun Lovelace (7) during a 25-22 Polar loss at home Sept. 6.

North High sophomore quarterback James Bothwell (8) gets set to pass during their home opener. The Polars lost 25-22 to Hill-Murray Sept. 6.

Hill-Murray senior running back Dusty Krueger (3) ran for 3 touchdowns in a win at North High Sept. 6.

On the night that Tartan High School played its home-opening football game, it also dedicated its new artificially covered field.
On hand for the Sept. 6 celebration was District 622 Superintendent Patty Phillips, who led a contingent of school board members.
Former Tartan principal Dr. John Besek was there to witness the ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by former Tartan activities director Lee Alger.

Thu
12
Sep

Girls’ Tennis: Pioneers stop North

The Hill-Murray girls tennis squad, one of the premier teams in the Classic Suburban Conference, visited North High Sept. 5 to do battle with the Polars.
After the last swing of a racket, the Pioneers had handed North a 6-1 loss.
“We have been building a lot in the last three or four years, and we have really improved,” said Hill-Murray head coach Pete Doyon.

Thu
12
Sep

Boys’ Soccer: Polars run roughshod over Simley — Oliver twins rack up 18 points in 8-0 whitewash 

Two days after suffering their first Classic Suburban Conference loss in three years — 1-0 at Hill-Murray — the North Polars hosted the Simley Spartans Sept. 5. 
Whether or not the Spartans expected it, they became the victims of a concerted North effort as the Polars fought hard to get back to their winning ways.  
Leading the North attack were Tyler and Justin Oliver. The two tallied a near unbelievable 19 points.

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