Tartan freshman guard Anissa Krause (23) puts up a shot during Section 4AAAA quarterfinal action against Cretin-Derham Hall. The Titans won 69-65 at home Feb. 27. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Tartan Titans hosted Cretin-Derham Hall in the opening round of the girls’ Section 4AAAA basketball playoffs Feb. 27. With the hosts entering the contest ranked fourth and the guests fifth, it was, as might be expected, a tight, well played contest. Tartan ended the Raiders’ season with a hard-won 69-65 victory to take their 17-9 record on in the playoffs. The Raiders’ season came to a close with a record of 8-18.
Hill-Murray senior goalie Alexys Woodward (30) and junior defense Samantha Boyer (13) try to stop Eagan from scoring during the state quarterfinal. Woodward had 19 saves in the 6-2 win Thursday afternoon and tallied 60 saves over the 3-days at Xcel.
Hill-Murray sophomore forward Jessica Bonfe (5) takes a shot on the Eagan goalie at Xcel Energy Center Feb. 21. The Pioneers went on to take second place at the Class AA State Tournament.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers entered the 2013 Minnesota State High School girls’ hockey tournament for the second time with high hopes.
The opening round play of Section 4AA boys’ hockey action Feb. 23 saw Hill-Murray (1), White Bear Lake (2), Stillwater (3) and Roseville (6) advance to semifinal action that was played Feb. 26 at the State Fair Coliseum Feb. 26.
State Teacher of the Year nominee Barb Halbrehder, teaching physical education at Tartan, has been with District 622 for decades, starting with her own years as a student at Tartan.
Tartan physical education teacher Barb Halbrehder and her “great group of students,” the second-hour Winter Team Sports elective class, were outdoors for some February snow football.
When former Tartan Activities Director Lee Alger heard the news that a Tartan coach and physical education teacher had been nominated as a possible candidate for Minnesota Teacher of the Year, his response was, “Wow! That’s great! That’s not at all bad for a phy ed teacher. It’s well deserved.”
Roseville senior forward Kate Flug (3) scores the lone goal against Hill-Murray senior Alexys Woodward (30) during Section 4AA Final action. Woodward had 20 saves as the Pioneers won 3-1 Feb. 15 at Aldrich Arena to advance to the state tournament. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
There was no love lost Feb. 15 at Aldrich Arena as two of the top girls hockey teams in the state staged an epic battle.