As the boys tennis season nears the halfway mark of this unusually cold spring, the Tartan High School team has felt the sting of still looking for its first win.
“We are struggling right now,” stated coach Larry Fronczak. “We are limited in experience at our doubles play.”
The Hill-Murray Pioneers will be sporting a new softball coach this season. But though she’s new to Hill-Murray, Donny Kealy has had plenty of softball coaching experience, most recently at his own alma mater, Totino-Grace.
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.
On March 27, the Tartan boys basketball team gathered one more time to celebrate a very successful season.
In addition to varsity cagers celebrating their 23-7 record, Section 4AAAA championship and brief trip to the 2014 state tournament, the Tartan JV team, the “B” squad and the freshman teams were in attendance to receive awards.
The Johnson Como 10U girls hockey team was victorious against Lakeville 4 to 3 on March 15, and over Hastings Blue, 2 to 1 on March 16, in which they held up to a 5 on 3 power play. This victory handed them the championship.
Pictured, front row, left to right: Nick Burshten, Nathan Conroy and Max Rossman. Middle row: Ben Herman, Austin Vandell, Kearby Larson, Jack Smith, Jake Edmunds, Jeffrey Schmidt and Joe Reubish. Back row: Coach Zach Denny, Coach Logan Schmidt, Ryan Stokes, Michael Ettlinger, Josh Korngable, Kevin Pilarski, Jake Kubiatowicz, Noah Smith, Dale Coggin, Coach Mike Simmons and Coach Kevin Burshten. (submitted photo)
The North St. Paul boys hockey program looks like it is in good shape down the road. This season the North St. Paul B1 Bantam team (ages 13-15) is on a roll. Recently they capped winning efforts by going 4-0 in the Northern Regional Tournament and qualified for a berth in the State Tournament.
With a determined effort that added 15 points to the Titan slate, Tartan freshman guard Jordan Horn (23) drives in for the shot against Hopkins in quarterfinal state Class AAAA action. The Titans lost 58-70 to Hopkins at Target Center March 12. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
Loyal Tartan fans cheer on their boys basketball team at Target Center during their spring break vacation.
Tartan senior center Brody Jackson (45) puts up a shot on his way to 15 points in the Minnesota State Boys Class AAAA Basketball Tournament quarterfinal against #1 ranked Hopkins March 12.
Hopkins tries to tie up Tartan freshman forward Emanuel Humphrey (34) during state action at Target Center.
Hopkins 70 - Tartan 58
The Tartan Titans and the Hopkins Royals were still rubbing sleep out of their eyes when they tipped the ball at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the opening game of the 2013 Minnesota State Class AAAA Boys Basketball Tournament at Target Center.
Tartan freshman guard Jordan Horn (23) puts up a shot against the Polars. Horn added 11 points to the Titan 66-61 win at North High Feb. 18. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Tartan heads to state tournament
In the Section 4 AAAA boys basketball finals March 5, the No.1-seeded Woodbury Royals met No. 3-seeded Tartan Titans played a torrid, hotly-contested game at East Ridge High School. The Tartan five jumped to an early lead and, despite stiff opposition, never relinquished it. The Titans' stifling defense shut off an almost equally stubborn Woodbury offense to secure a hard-fought 90-78 triumph.
The victory over the Royals won the Titans a trip to the Class AAAA boys State Tournament, which begins March 12 at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.