Simley Spartans


South St. Paul routs Simley in Section 3 title game

Packers gain 3rd straight state tournament appearance

South St. Paul 27 - Simley 7
The Simley Spartans had hopes of gaining a berth in the Class 4A state tournament last week, but first they had to get past conference rival South St. Paul in the Section 3 championship game.


North puts damper on Hill-Murray’s Homecoming

Tartan falls to Simley

North 9 - Hill-Murray 0

Rain that didn't let up made for a soggy Homecoming for the Hill-Murray players, students and alumni Friday, Sept. 18.
And the outcome of the game — a 9-0 loss to rival North High — certainly didn't improve matters for the Pioneers as they plowed their way through the mud for four quarters.


Simley girls soccer - photo

Linda Baumeister/Review

Hill-Murray senior midfielder Emily Heslin (24) advances the ball during Section 4A semifinal action against Simley. The Pioneers came away with a 3-2 overtime win at home Oct. 14.


Football: Area teams get knocked by opponents

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)

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.


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.


Spartan’s State Tournament visit matches their mascot

Toward the end of their season, the Simley Spartan regrouped and, rolling with momentum, tore through the Section 4AAA girls basketball finals to gain their third trip to the State Girls Class AAA Basketball classic.
Then, by the luck of the draw — five teams are seeded and three are randomly selected for opponents — the Spartans drew the number one seed Park Center as a 6 p.m., March 18 opponent at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.


Girls Basketball: On their way to Class AAA state tourney, Simley ends Hill-Murray's season

Simley 64 - Hill-Murray 52

In the semifinals of Section 4AAA girls basketball playoffs, the Simley Spartans closed out Hill-Murray with some talented offense and a torrid defense.


Simley Spartans bring home wrestling hardware

Simley’s Trom Peterson closed out his high school wrestling career at the state tournament, where he was the silver medalist in the 182-pound weight class. (Tony Fragnito/Review)

The Simley High School wrestling team proved they were the No. 1 Class AA wrestling team in the state in dominating fashion last weekend.  
The Spartans opened the Minnesota State Class AA Wrestling Team Tournament against No. 8-ranked Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle/Montevideo United.  
The Spartans flattened United by winning 10 of the 14 weight classes. The final score was 46-12.


Spartans reclaim title

Tony Fragnito/Review

Simley Spartans reclaim the Class AA wrestling title in dominant fashion.  Downing Dawson-Boyd in the quarter finals 46-12, followed by a trouncing of last year’s state champion, Kasson Mantorville, they then turned in a solid performance against


Girls basketball: Simley stomps on ‘hurting’ Polars

North High junior Claire McNamara (21) muscles her way to the basket against Simley. The Polars lost 61-31 at home Feb. 7. (Linda Baumeister/Revie)

North misses injured Ross
The Simley Spartans traveled to the Hal Norgard Gymnasium Saturday, Feb. 8, for a Classic Suburban Conference girls basketball game against the North Polars.
The Polars were without a key player -- ninth-grader Jolisa Ross, who was hospitalized in Minneapolis with a severely injured foot.

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