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