Wally Wakefield

Thu
08
May

Boys golf: North looking for improvement from young players

The North High boys golf team has returned to links this season with many inexperienced players on its roster.
“I hope the youngsters we have work hard on their game to improve,” North head coach Jim Pearson said. “Playing against other schools will show them they have to work on their game to have success. The attitudes of our team members are great.”

Thu
08
May

New Keller opens new vistas but reflects its past


The new Keller Golf Clubhouse, at 18,800 square feet and already open for special events, is located at 2166 Maplewood Drive and again a familar sight along Highway 61. The renovated golf course is planned to open at the end of June. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The new, spacious kitchen will allow Lancer Catering to be a full banquet facility for weddings and other special events. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Keller Clubhouse, closed in October 2012 and rebuilt, has a large bar and grill lounge. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Pictures of winners will be added above the bar and on the walls. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

A wood staircase leads to the upper level, as does an elevator. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Looking up at the new Keller Lake Golf Course clubhouse as you drive along U.S. Highway 61 in Maplewood, you will hardly notice any differences. It was meant to be that way.
Even the brand new pro shop is located in the same place, and its exterior also appears unchanged.  
I stopped by Keller recently and met with Allison Winters, communications associate with the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Department.

Thu
08
May

Girls’ lacrosse: Tartan defeats visiting Rochester in ‘wild’ match

The Rochester Century Panthers were shorthanded going into the Saturday, May 3, girls lacrosse match against the Titans of Tartan.
After their 9-7 road loss to the scrappy Titans, Century head coach told his players, “You did a nice job today. I’m proud of you. ... Our defense really stepped up and did well.”

Wed
30
Apr

Boys golf: North looking for improvement from young players

The North High boys golf team has returned to links this season with many inexperienced players on its roster.
“I hope the youngsters we have work hard on their game to improve,” North head coach Jim Pearson said. “Playing against other schools will show them they have to work on their game to have success. The attitudes of our team members are great.”
Pearson continued, “We are very young. We have only two seniors on our team, and just one of them has varsity experience.”

Wed
30
Apr

Softball: North puts the ‘chill’ on Hill-Murray

Polars remain undefeated this spring
On a cold, wet, wind-whipped Wednesday, the Hill-Murray Pioneers traveled to North High for a softball game.
April 23 was a day better suited for the ducks and geese that occasionally flew across the sodden skies above the McKnight Field complex, than it was for a softball game between two undefeated powerhouses.

Wed
30
Apr

Baseball: Titans ‘10-run’ Polars

Winter, Weingartner, Tschida homer in 12-2 rout
On the strength on homeruns by Rick Weingartner, Chad Tschida and Eric Winter, it took the Tartan Titans just six innings to post a 12-2 baseball victory over the North Polars on the 10-rule.
The game took place Thursday, April 24, on Tartan’s home field, and afterwards North High coach Ron Adams exclaimed, “I hate this place!”

Wed
30
Apr

Softball: Polars dominate Titans, 5-0

Schanks has 10 strikeouts in 2-hit shutout
It took four innings for the North High softball players to get unwound, but when they did the put five runs on the board and downed the Tartan Titans by a 5-0 count on Monday, April 21.
Leading the North in battle was senior pitcher Haley Schanks. She allowed the visiting Titans just two hits while striking out 10. At the plate she went 2-for-3 - both singles - and running bases for her was Georgie Robasse, who scored two runs.

Wed
30
Apr

Baseball: Polars move to 5-0 with chilly win over St. Cloud Tech

Mulvaney and Messerole go 2-for-3 with 2 RBI
The St. Cloud Tech Tigers ventured to North St. Paul for a chilly, windblown, non-conference baseball game April 21.
The contest was pretty much a pitchers’ duel until the last of the fifth when the North High Polars exploded for nine runs and put an end to the six-inning contest, 13-3.

Thu
24
Apr

Boys tennis: Titans heading into season short handed in doubles play

As the boys tennis season nears the halfway mark of this unusually cold spring, the Tartan High School team has felt the sting of still looking for its first win.
“We are struggling right now,” stated coach Larry Fronczak. “We are limited in experience at our doubles play.”

Thu
17
Apr

Boys tennis: North off to a rocky start but hopeful of finding success

The North High boys tennis team is still in a state of flux.
The four spots for singles play seem to be established, but North coach Jerry Diebel said, “Our doubles are not yet set in their positions. The players competing for those positions include: Jesse Tretsven (10), Colin Cassin (12), Andrew Gooder (11), Marty Dinh (11), Ty Yang (11) Meipong Himmtann (11), Petersen Thao (9), Tommy Yang (11) and Chveshe Yang (9).”

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