Wally Wakefield

Wed
05
Feb

Boys hockey: Mustangs gallop past Titans

The Mounds View Mustangs came to Tartan Jan. 30 for a makeup boys’ hockey clash. In a rare afternoon start, the Mustangs rode home with a 3-2 victory.
It was a sweet success for Mounds View head coach Rick Thomas, who is rebuilding the team this year.

Wed
05
Feb

Girls basketball: Pioneers upend feisty Packers

The South St. Paul Packers girls basketball forces headed to Hill-Murray Jan. 31 for a Classic Suburban Conference contest.
The Packers fought hard to the very end, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a determined Hill-Murray offense and a more stubborn defense.
The final result was a 55-32 CSC victory with Hill-Murray on the top side of the score.

Sat
01
Feb

Having a blast - photos


Tartan junior Thomas Bao competes doing the butterfly in the 200- yard Individual Medley. Bao placed 4th with a time of 2:39.76 in the second heat. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Tartan’s Ryan McPherson placed 2nd with 1:51.7 and Kevin McPherson, 1st at 1:47.45, during Heat 5 of the 200-yard Freestyle. Eight other teams joined in the 12th annual Tartan Invitational held Jan. 25 at Skyview pool. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
Wed
29
Jan

Boys hockey: St. Thomas stops Pioneers to gain share of CSC lead 

The Hill-Murray Pioneers took their number one state ranking and 6-0 Classic Suburban Conference leading—14-2 overall—boys’ hockey records into the St. Thomas ice arena Jan. 23.
When a couple of hours elapsed and they emerged for the ride back home, Hill-Murray no longer was all alone atop the CSC.
St. Thomas had inflicted them with a 4-2 defeat that left them tied with the Cadets with identical 6-1 records.

Wed
29
Jan

Girls’ Hockey: Polars even score with Titans

The return girls’ hockey game featuring School District 622 archrivals North and Tartan high schools was a lot like everyone—except the Titans—might have expected.
In the first meeting between the foes—back on Dec. 17—Tartan triumphed at home with a 2-1 overtime victory.

Wed
29
Jan

Wrestling: Experienced Titans pin young Polars 

The North Polars ventured into enemy territory at Tartan for a Classic Suburban Conference wrestling match Jan. 15 and saw the Tartan grapplers dominate their efforts in a 72-0 blitz.
“We met our expectations,” offered Tartan head coach Dan Recchio. “This win gives us second place in the conference behind, who else, Simley. We expected this outcome.”
 The Titans have their eyes on their next goal, Recchio explained.

Wed
22
Jan

Local teams post hockey success

The Titans of Tartan took their girls’ hockey forces to the St. Croix Ice Arena Jan. 16, to play the Mahtomedi Zephyrs in a Classic Suburban Conference matchup.  
In a close contest. neither team was able to produce a goal until the third period.
Just 27 seconds into the final session, the Titans’ Hannah Croonquist took a pass from Jordan Jackson and found pay dirt inside the Mahtomedi net.

Wed
22
Jan

Girls hockey: Pioneers bump Titans in CSC match

The Hill-Murray Pioneers took their high-powered girls hockey team into Titanville Jan. 14 to do battle with Tartan in a Classic Suburban Conference contest.
In a display of precision and superb passing, the Pioneers quickly built a 3-0 margin and then sat back on their laurels and almost dared the Titans to respond.
Tartan fought hard, but in the end could not find the tools to fend off the 5-1 final.

Wed
22
Jan

Gymnastics: Tartan edges Polars in close match

The Tartan Titans came to North Jan. 16 to display their gymnastics talents in front of a near-standing-room-only crowd of appreciative fans.
In the end the Titans—despite a one-point deduction for an athlete performing out of order on the beam—was able to pull off a close 120.7 - 119.875 triumph over their School District 622 archrival Polars.

Thu
16
Jan

Eau Claire ski jumper tops field in John R. Lyons Memorial Tournament

Despite the sub-zero temperatures of Jan. 5, the ski jumping tournament at the St. Paul Ski Club’s Carver’s Lake Nordic Site in south Maplewood went on as scheduled.  
While many other area events were being called off as a result of the 12-below-zero temps — never mind the wind chills — some 88 ski jumpers from throughout the Central Division showed up for the competitions that were held on the four jumping hills at the club’s facilities.

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