Hill-Murray sophomore forward Lindsey Featherstone (9) and junior forward Jac Kaasa move in on Tartan junior goalie Madeline Campbell in first period action. Campbell tallied 46 saves in the Pioneers 2-0 win at Aldrich Arena Dec. 2. (*Linda Baumeister/Review)
In a hard-fought girls hockey contest Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Aldrich Arena, the Hill-Murray Pioneers outlasted the Tartan Titans by a count of 2-0.
It was the opening game of Metro East Conference action for both teams.
Marshawn Wilson knocks down 30
Behind the hot hand and the 30-point effort of Marshawn Wilson, the Hill-Murray Pioneers held on to gain a hard-fought, 63-60 victory over the visiting St. Paul Academy Spartans.
In the Thursday, Dec. 4 game, the Pioneers owned a 10-point - 58-48 - lead with just under three minutes left in regulation.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers are heading into the 2014-2015 boys hockey season with the confidence of winners. They have either won or shared the conference title for the past several years, and in pre-season polls have been ranked No.
The Hill-Murray girls hockey team took home the 2013-14 Class AA State Championship title after a hard-fought game against No. 1-seeded Benilde-St. Margaret’s in February, at the Xcel Energy Center. Pictured, Hill-Murray sophomore forward Jac Kaasa (6) controls the puck going up center ice during the Pioneers’ first game of the tournament against Burnsville. Hill-Murray hopes for a similar performance this season. (file photo Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Hill-Murray High School Pioneers girls hockey forces finished last season as the Minnesota Class AA state champions with a record of 25-3-1.
Game slips away from Hill-Murray in fourth quarter
On an unseasonably chilly Halloween, the Hill-Murray Pioneers' trip to South St. Paul for the Section 4AAAA football finals proved to be a frightful nightmare.
Things started well for the Pioneers, who took advantage of the Packers' three fumbles and led the entire first half. But the Packers, winners of the Metro East Conference, got back on track late in the game for a 35-21 victory.
North, Tartan bumped from playoffs
The Johnson Governors watched Pioneers Marshawn Wilson and Sam Westby put on a two-man show that ended with Hill-Murray gaining a 54-34 triumph Saturday, Oct. 25.
The win propelled the No. 2-seed Pioneers into the finals of the Section 4AAAA football playoffs, where they will face the South St. Paul Packers at 7 p.m., Oct 31 at South St. Paul.
Tartan junior running back Emmanuel Willies (7), who scored three touchdowns against Hill-Murray, takes off running. The Titans lost 52-30 at home Oct. 15. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Simley Spartans stop Polars
As they headed into their Wednesday, Oct. 15 football game, the Hill-Murray Pioneers had a specific opening plan against the Tartan Titans in Oakdale.
Hill-Murray coach Tony Danna explained, "We talked about it in the locker room that we were going to score on our first drive.