Ice Arena to construct two new locker rooms for the Hill-Murray hockey program. The James Steele Construction Company of St. Paul is removing dirt and creating a hole measuring 32 feet by 55 feet for the new addition at the county-owned arena. The private high school is financing the project. (Wally Wakefield/Review staff)
The Hill-Murray boys hockey program has entered into a unique partnership with Ramsey County to build its own locker rooms at Aldrich Ice Arena.
Win gives North the Metro East Title
This year the new Metro East Conference was formed. Although the schools in the MEC are pretty much the same as the former Classic Suburban Conference, there's definitely a sense that it's a new era.
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.
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)
Tartan junior Benjamin Engwer (18) gains 12-yards on a quarterback keeper against Fridley Oct. 3, a 21-13 win. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Tartan Fall Pom Squad, attired in pink, performed at the football halftime 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.
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.
North High senior running back Deon Benson (11) pushes forward for yardage against Henry Sibley Sept. 26. Benson rushed for 161 yards on 16 carries for two touchdowns in the 21-18 Homecoming loss Sept. 26. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High senior tight end Avery Ostertag (48), getting protection from Zach Lauzon (12), makes a 23-yard reception during second quarter action against Henry Sibley Sept. 26. The Polars lost their Homecoming game in the closing seconds, 21-18. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The North High band performed Fight Song, What Stop the Tea, and Thrift Shop during the homecoming halftime show Sept. 26. Despite a standing-room-only Homecoming crowd at North Stadium, Polars fans left disappointed after Henry Sibley took the lead in the final seconds and won 21-18. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Henry Sibley senior running back Garrett Beaman (47) carries as North High defense swarms in. The Warriors won 21-18 Sept. 26. (Linda Baumiester/Review)
Week five of the 2014 football season proved to be less than fruitful for area teams. Homecoming festivities at both Hill-Murray and North High were dampened by losses Friday, Sept. 26.
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.