Wally Wakefield

Wed
28
May

Softball: It was oh so close

North’s Haley Schanks nearly has perfect game
Prior to the Section 4AAA softball game with East Ridge, North High pitcher Haley Schanks said, “I’m excited. I hope we have a good game.”

Tue
20
May

Softball: South St. Paul takes it on the chin at North

Packers rebound against Titans in doubleheader action
In makeup Classic Suburban Conference softball action Wednesday, May 14 at McKnight Fields, the North High power-hitters dismantled the Packers by a score of 22-3 in a five-inning game.
“We started out OK,” said South St. Paul head coach Paul Moen, “but then we never have fared well against North. That 13-run inning really hurt us.”

Wed
14
May

Polars take the wind out of Zephyrs in softball

The cold, brisk northwest wind and cool temperatures of May 9 weren’t a hindrance to the “Senior Day” celebration prior to the Mahtomedi and North softball game.
The North bats did more to put a chill into the Mahtomedi Zephyrs than anything else that occurred at McKnight Field.

Wed
14
May

Pioneers hold off Spartan softball rally

It was 6-4 when the dust settled on a well-played Hill-Murray vs. Simley softball game at the Pioneers’ home field May 5.
But it was a very near thing.

Wed
14
May

Titans pop Pioneers as Winter goes the distance and K’s 10


Hill-Muray short stop Zach Mills (10) relays the ball after getting the force out at second base. The Pioneers had the lead after 6 innings at home against Sibley May 5. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The Hill-Murray Pioneers hosted the Tartan Titans in the cool, breezy, overcast weather of May 7, in a Classic Suburban Conference baseball game.
On the mound for the Titans was Eric Winter. The senior hurler went the distance  and on a couple of occasions pitched his way out of two or three difficult situations.

Thu
08
May

Boys golf: Hill-Murray looking for right combination to repeat as CSC champions

The Hill-Murray Pioneers have high hopes of repeating as the Classic Suburban Conference boys golf champions, but head coach Kris Oftedahl knows there are plenty of others waiting in the wings to put up better scores.
The veteran head golf tutor said recently, “We are looking for good things. Especially from the four players we have returning from last year’s conference championship team.

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.”

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