Wally Wakefield

Wed
20
Nov

Wrestling: Tartan returning to wrestling battles with veteran squad

The Tartan Titans wrestling team is expected to challenge perennial-favorite Simley for the Classic Suburban Conference title this season.
Simley, which has a long tradition of sending wrestlers to the state tournament, is the defending CSC champion.

Wed
20
Nov

Girls hockey: North opens season with shutout over Park of CG

The North High Polars opened the girls hockey season Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Polar Arena with a triumph over the Park of Cottage Grove Wolfpack.
The Polars had a stellar performance from goalie Marit Larson, who stopped all of the 24 missiles Park fired at her.

Wed
20
Nov

Boys Basketball: Pioneers looking at new starting lineup to gain success

The Hill-Murray boys basketball team is approaching the upcoming season with many question marks.
Pioneers head coach Dick Ghizoni said, “We lost five starters to graduation. We are returning many players with little varsity experience.”

Wed
20
Nov

North stadium light malfunctions under review

Problems with the lighting system at North Stadium came to a head this autumn.
On one occasion—the Sept. 5 girls soccer game between Mahtomedi and North High—the overhead lights failed to function adequately, and the contest was discontinued after just one half of play.

Wed
13
Nov

Volleyball: Hill-Murray advances to state tournament finals


Xcel Energy Center was site of the State Volleyball Tournament as Hill-Murray took on Dassel-Cokato in Class AA Nov. 7. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Hill-Murray High School Pioneers won the Classic Suburban Conference volleyball title for the fifth year running. They moved through Section 4AA with three wins and advanced to the 2013 Minnesota State Class AA Volleyball Tournament for the first time.
The Pioneers then won their first two matches, defeating Dassel-Cokato and Kasson-Mantorville, before running into the Marshall Tigers in the championship game Saturday, Nov. 9.

Wed
06
Nov

Boys soccer: North High boys soccer team tops in the state


North High goalie senior Tommy Molski, credited with 4 saves, goes up for a save during State Class AA action at the Metrodome Oct. 28. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

The celebration was loud, long and real. And the gathered North High fans at the Metrodome Oct. 31 were not celebrating anything that had to do with Halloween.
The exuberant fans were cheering their heroes who were assembled in front of them to collect their gold medals after just winning the Minnesota Boys State Class AA Soccer Tournament.
It was an exciting finish to an exciting game and an exciting season for the Polars.

Wed
06
Nov

Boys soccer: Hill-Murray gains second-place trophy in Boys Class A state tourney


Double teamed, Hill-Murray senior midfielder Shae Bottum (19) gets to the ball during the Class A State semifinal. The #3 ranked Hill-Murray beat the #2 ranked Waconia in a 1-0 win. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

The dreams of Hill-Murray High School owning a boys state soccer title were left on the turf of the Metrodome Oct. 31, as the St. Paul Como Park Cougars clawed their way to a hard-fought, 2-1 triumph over the Pioneers.
The teams fought through the first 40 minutes of action with neither able to solve the other’s defensive efforts.

Wed
06
Nov

Football: South St. Paul ousts Hill-Murray

At the jam-packed Packer Stadium Friday, Nov. 1, South St. Paul tickled its fans when it ended the season for the Hill-Murray Pioneers with an 18-point, Section 4AAAA victory. The win lifted the Packers into the state football tournament, which begins Thursday, Nov. 7.
The Packers scored the first points of the game in the second quarter. Marco Freeman broke through the line and put six points on the board with a 35-yard gallop into the Hill-Murray end zone. Nick Ricci added the point after and it was 7-0 South St. Paul.

Wed
06
Nov

Volleyball: Hill-Murray headed to state after downing St. Croix Lutheran


Linda Baumeister/Review Hill-Murray senior captain Lauren Simonson (25) sends the ball over the net during Section 4AA semifinal action at home. The Pioneers defeated Concordia Academy 25-15, 25-19, and 25-22 Oct. 29. They went on to win the championship and are headed to the state tournament.

Hill-Murray is headed to the Class 2A state tournament after a convincing volleyball win over St. Croix Lutheran in the Section 4AA playoffs Oct. 31.
Meanwhile, the Stillwater Ponies came to North High School for a Section 4AAA semifinal volleyball match against the Polars Oct. 29.
Prior to the North and Stillwater match, the Roseville Raiders stymied the Cretin-Derham Hall team in four games. The win advanced the Raiders to championship play for the second consecutive year.

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.

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