The Tartan High School girls tennis forces have already begun the season and are feeling some growing pains.
Tartan veteran coach Larry Fronczak said, “We have many new players who have not had any varsity playing experience.”
Hill-Murray senior quarterback Sam Westby (13) stiff arms Polar defense on his way to a 3rd quarter touchdown. The Pioneers won 36-18 at North Sept. 5. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
the North High Polars play their first home game of the season against Hill-Murray under their new stadium lights. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High junior running back Isaiah Koran (16) eludes Hill-Murray defense until being tackled out of bounds in the first quarter. The Polars lost 36-18 to the Pioneers Sept. 5. (Linda Baumesiter/Review)
As the high school football teams wrapped up the second games of the 2014 season, the visiting Hill-Murray Pioneers took control Friday night to defeat North in a high-scoring contest.
Tartan was on the road at St. Thomas Academy, and the Cadets quickly discovered they were able to march right through the Titans’ defense.
The North High girls cross country team hopes to move up one more spot in the conference standings this season.
A year ago the cross country running corps finished second in the Classic Suburban Conference.
The Flaming Cardinals won the girls’ championship: First row, from left: Nicole James and McKenna Jones. Second row: Haley Knoblauch, Stella Wright, Emily Knoblauch and Gracelyn Katchmark-Juhl. Third row: Katelyn Hackman, Madelena Nasby, Abby Murphy, Abby Nason, Alexis Radanke and Jayne Carvelli. Coaches not pictured: Jeremy Hackman, Mike James, Tom Knoblauch and Shane Nason.
The Twins won their league championship: Pictured from left: Nate Preiner, Sam Meyer, Mikey Jelinek, Aiden Grossklaus, Wyatt Lowe-Adams, Weston Kostichka, Jack Greenlee, Mason Marlow, Jonathon Bigwood, Marquivian Beasley, Max Henry and Tate Bertelsen. Standing in the back is Coach Grossklaus.
Recently the Oakdale boys’ first grade baseball, and girls’ first and second grade softball rookies held their year-end championships at Oakdale’s Walton Park.
In a somewhat strange doubleheader day, the North St. Paul Post 39 team was routed 10-1 in a noon game Sunday, July 20 with Tri-City Red, and then traveled to Cretin-Derham Hall baseball field in St. Paul for a 6 p.m. contest with the Hamline Post 418 Purple and won a slugfest.
Oakdale’s Ricky Weingartner (26) gets out sliding back as the Rosetown outfielder covers first base. Oakdale won 6-0 in the American Legion sub-state 7 playoff tournament elimination game July 23. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North St. Paul Legion’s Joseph Messerole makes a steal attempt on two outs ending the inning. The 39’ers came away with a 7-6 win over Hamline Red July 22 in the American Legion sub-state 7 playoff tournament. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tournament features tight games, pitching gems and blowouts
The American Legion State Sub-Section 7 playoffs began July 22 at Kuenkel Field in North St. Paul.