It was a doubleheader May 15 against the South St. Paul Packers, but the suspense didn’t last long, as the North Polars put the first game on ice when they scored five runs in the last minutes of the first inning.
In a meeting May 15 at the North St. Paul Community Center, the activities directors of the nine-member Classic Suburban Conference voted unanimously to say "goodbye" to the conference at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
The Classic Suburban Conference has been in existence since the start of the 2000-01 athletic season. It is comprised of seven public schools and two private schools in the east metro area.
In the first motion of the meeting, Simley AD Will Short made the motion to dissolve the conference. North High AD Jed Helwig seconded the motion.
Tartan senior Jacob Picht (3) gets the out at second and makes the relay for a double play to end the inning against Mahtomedi. A 1-2 loss was followed by a 12-1 win during the Titan double-header May 7 at home. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
What a difference one game makes when it comes to a baseball game. Such was the case May 7, when Mahtomedi came to play the Tartan Titans in double header baseball action at the Titans’ field.
North High senior Matt Kelly makes the tag on a 1st and 3rd steal attempt to end the inning in the first of a double header. The Polars lost to Mahtomedi 2-3 and 2-4 at home April 30, their first outdoor game.
Tartan senior Gary Wendlandt returns a volley during first singles at North High April 30. The Polars won 6-1. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High senior Dan Schultz returns a volley during first singles competition against Tartan April 30. The Polars won 6-1 at home. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
In somewhat less than ideal temps but dry conditions of April 30, the North Polars hosted School District 622 archrival Tartan at the tennis venue at the McKnight complex in North St. Paul.
The trip back to Oakdale was made with less enthusiasm for the Titans than the ride on the way to North as a result of a 6-1 loss handed them by the Polars.
Way back when the temperature was 72 degrees and ideal for playing softball outdoors -- that would be early last week -- the Hill-Murray Pioneers hosted the Mahtomedi Zephyrs in a revised-schedule double-header of 5-inning games.
The Zephyrs came to Hill-Murray April 29 hoping for twin wins. But the high-flying Pioneers pushed their 2013 record to 5-0 with a sweep of the two games played.