Wally Wakefield

Wed
15
Oct

Football: Polars rout Titans, 49-13

It was North High’s “Senior Night” Friday, Oct. 10 when the Tartan football team traveled to North St. Paul for a battle between the School District 622 archrivals.

Fri
10
Oct

'Ruth' will live on in legend

People still ask, 'Who is Ruth?'
For quite a while, I have ended my columns with "Hey Ruth, you hang in there!"
I don't intend to stop, but now an explanation is once again in order.
The "Ruth" in question was Ruth Goethel. She was the wife of Arno Goethel, the former executive sports editor of the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press.

Wed
08
Oct

Volleyball: Tartan topples Hill-Murray

Tartan coach Josh Mattison was elated following a 3-1 volleyball victory over the Hill-Murray Pioneers Thursday, Oct. 2.

Wed
08
Oct

Football: Tartan and North win while Hill-Murray goes down at Sibley


Tartan junior running back Emmanuel Willies (7) carries for a 71-yard touchdown. He ran in three on 18 carries for 224 yards. The Titans won 21-13 over Fridley Oct. 3. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

As week five of the fall football season wrapped up, Tartan gained a victory over non-conference foe Fridley. North traveled to Hastings and came away with a three-point win. Hill-Murray ventured to West St. Paul to face Henry Sibley and took it on the chin by a touchdown.

Wed
01
Oct

Future of area ice arenas in question

Back in the days when most everyone who skated or played hockey, it was on an outdoor pond or lake. Getting ice depended on “Mother Nature” to supply cold enough weather to freeze water.
Then came the flooding of outdoor rinks. Suddenly ice sheets popped up on every local playground as well as in many back yards.

Wed
01
Oct

Volleyball: Polars roll past Pioneers

The North High Polars took their undefeated volleyball record to Hill-Murray Field House Thursday, Sept. 25, and came away with a convincing 3-0 win over the Pioneers.
North is riding high with a Metro East Conference (MEC) mark of 5-0 and an overall record of 14-0.

Wed
01
Oct

Volleyball: North stops Tartan in three to maintain unblemished record

The North High Polars weren’t mentioning it, but going into their volleyball match with the Tartan Titans Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Hal Norgard Gymnasium, they had an overall mark of 12-0 and were 4-0 in Metro East Conference action.
When the dust had settled following the match with Tartan, the Polars remained unbeaten.

Thu
25
Sep

Lights at Polar Field: Spectators not only can see the light, but the action on the field


A new, brighter lighting system is illuminating North Stadium this autumn. The old lights, which were installed in 1965, had become so unreliable that fans and players were sometimes plunged into darkness during games. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

North High activities director Jed Helwig recently admitted he wasn't sure what really happened to fix the failing overhead lights at Polar Field, but he said it certainly was a huge success.

Thu
25
Sep

Football: Mahtomedi stops Polars - Hill-Murray halts St. Tomas Cadets - Tartan falls to Sibley

The local football teams were all on the road for games Friday, Sept. 19.

North High traveled to Mahtomedi and took it on the chin 33-18, and Tartan was at Henry Sibley and lost 14-8.

Thu
25
Sep

Volleyball: It wasn't easy but Pioneers prevail over Tartan

The Hill-Murray Pioneers volleyball squad traveled to Tartan Sept. 18, for a contest that promised to be well worth the cost of admittance.

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